ITI, Arab Ki Sarai, Nizamuddin
History of the Institute


Industrial Training Institute, Arab-ki-Sarai, Nizamuddin, New Delhi-13


Brief History about Institute:-


This is one of the oldest & biggest institutes in Delhi, spread in 8 acres area, which is adjacent to India’s famous world Heritage Monument “Humayun Tomb at  Nizamuddin.  Institute is having one three story Training Building, three big Workshops, one office block, Open Parks, Play grounds and one three story Hostel Block.


The institute was originally started by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Rehabilitation as ‘Vocational Training Center’ for displaced persons in the year 1948.  Its  name was  subsequently changed to “Training cum- Work Center” in 1949. The center was transferred to the charge of the Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment on 22nd May 1958 & re–named as “Industrial Training Institute”. It has been under the Delhi Administration since 1st March 1961.


Initially,  it  was  started  as  Training–cum-Work  Centre”  which  was imparted training of Book Binding, Suitcase and leather goods manufacturing, Carpentry, Plumber, Cutting & Tailoring, Bleaching & Calico Printing, Hand weaving of fancy & furnishing fabric (Textile), Handicraft (Doll Making), and Printing Machine Operator  activity etc. After some time Lino - operator, Process Cameraman, Moulder, Mason, Electroplater, Pattern maker, Hand Compositor- Proof Reading and Forger Heat treatment were introduced besides the other running trades to meet the rising demand of skilled worker in the Industries. Apprenticeship Training schemes was also introduced in the year 1964, and it was implemented in this institute to impart the Basic Training & Related Instructions to the Apprentices registered under the Apprenticeship Act-1961 for various Engineering & Non Engineering Trades.


Since the year 2006, this institute is imparting training in 72 sections under 32 various trades, which imparting basic knowledge of Engineering and Non-Engineering courses under Craftsman Training Scheme (CTS). One Year/ Two years Trade Certificates under National Certificate of Vocational Training (NCVT)

& State Certificate of Vocational Training (SCVT) have been awarded to the trainees after completion of training.


       This institute has signed MOU with Siemens in the year 2015 & with IGL in 2016.


M/S MSIL established automobile skill enhancement centre in this institute. MSIL also established AUTO BODY PAINTING & AUTO BODY REPAIR WORKSHOP,


M/S DAIKIN established centre of excellence and air conditioning workshop in this institute for the trainees of RAC trade.


Etasha society and various NGO’s are undertaking the employability skills and confidence building, and soft skills development classes in the institute for various trade.


It is the first ISO 9001: 2008 Certified Industrial Training Institute in Delhi. Institute has also accommodated the office of 3 Delhi NCC Battalion for running their NCC training activity.





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