Pune: Government ITIs receive less response from students this year
The deadline for filing forms for ITI admissions was August 21. However, due to the low number of applications compared to last year, it has been decided to extend this deadline.
Pune: The central online admission process in government industrial training institutes (ITIs) has received less response from students this year. Thus, the government has extended the deadline for ITI admission for the second time. Now, students will be able to apply until August 31 for ITI admissions. About 2.55 lakh students have registered for admission until noon on Thursday (August 20).
The deadline for filing forms for ITI admissions was August 21. However, due to the low number of applications compared to last year, it has been decided to extend this deadline. In the period of 2015 to 2019, every year the number of applications received was 2.25 times higher than the total available seats for admission. But this year, due to the COVID-19 situation, the number of applications received has gone down. This year the number of applications received is just 1.45 times the number of available seats for admission.
Skill Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship Minister Nawab Malik said, "The last date for online application for ITI admission has been extended to August 31 in order to ensure that no student is deprived of skills training."
The ITI admission process has started from August 1. More than 1.45 lakh seats are available for 84 courses in 6868 batches in 417 government and 569 private industrial training institutes in the state.
Out of these 17,984 seats are available for admission in Amravati division, 19,244 in Aurangabad division, 19,948 in Mumbai division, 28,136 in Nagpur division, 29,500 in Nashik division and 30,820 in Pune division. About 2.55 lakh students have registered for this till August 19. Out of these, 2.21 lakh students have paid the fees online. From these students, about 2.07 lakh students have also filled the options for admission, while 48,518 students have not filled the options yet.
Admission form filling facility has also been made available through mobile. Students in remote and rural areas where there are problems with an internet connection can go to the local ITI to fill up the application form. However, due to lockdown in some areas, there is a demand for extension of time for submitting applications.
It has also been observed that although the overall number of applications received is higher than the total number of available seats, there are fewer options available for certain courses or in some tehsils. It has been decided to extend the deadline for submission of applications as there is time to start regular training.
Website and call centres for students assistance
If students have difficulty in filling up the online application, they should seek the help of the information provided on the website https://admission.dvet.gov.in or the call centres in their region. Also, if required, students can contact the nearest ITI and fill up the online admission form within the stipulated time. Minister Malik has appealed to the students to take maximum advantage of the opportunities available to them to uplift their standard of living through skill development.