Apprenticeship Training Scheme

In India, the system of formal Apprenticeship was introduced in the Apprentices Act 1961, which requires employers in notified Industry to engage apprentices in specified ratios in relation to the workforce. The programme of training of Apprentices is regulated in the Industries so as to confirm to the prescribed syllabi / approved programme, period of training etc. as laid down by the Central Apprenticeship Council.

Coverage of Industry Establishments under Apprentices Act

It is obligatory on the part of employers both in Public and Private Sector establishments to engage apprentices in the band of 2.5% to 15 % of the total strength of the workers including contract workers as per the rule. It covers employers having requisite training infrastructure as laid down in the Act to engage apprentices. The ITI pass-outs are engaged as Apprentices in the following category of Industries having workers strength of 4 or more workers on voluntary basis and 30 or more workers on mandatory basis.

1. Central Government Departments and Central Public Sector Undertakings
2. State Government Departments and State public Sector Establishments, and
3. Private Industries

In Tamil Nadu, Apprenticeship Training Scheme is implemented in 3199 industries including Government Establishments like, Tami Nadu Electricity Board, Transport Corporations, TWAD Board, PWD, etc.

Implementing Agency

The Director of Employment and Training is the State Apprenticeship Adviser under the Act and he is responsible for the implementation of this Act in the State Government Establishments and State public Sector Establishments, and also in Private Industries which are functioning in 3 States. Whereas, Regional Directorate of Apprenticeship Training, Chennai, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India will look after the Central Government Establishments, Central Public Sector Undertakings and Private Industries which are functioning in 4 or more states in our country.

Central ¬Apprenticeship Council

Central Apprenticeship Council (CAC) is an Apex statutory body to advise the Government of India on laying down of policies and prescribing norms and standards in respect of Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATS).




The expenditure on stipend for apprentices is borne by the employers as per the provisions of the Act. The minimum rates of stipend are as follows:

(a) School pass-outs (class 5th - 9th ) : Rs.5000/ per month
(b) School pass-outs (class 10th) : Rs.6000/ per month
(c) School pass-outs (class 12th) : Rs.7000/ per month
(d) National or State certificate holder : Rs.7000/- per month

Basic Training Provider (BTP)

Basic Training Provider (BTP) is an entity who has the facilities for imparting basic training to apprentices. Various types of BTPs are:

1. Government & Private Industrial Training Institutes
2. Industries/Establishments with in-house basic training facilities.
3. BTP set up / supported by Industry Clusters/Industry Associations.

State Apprenticeship Advisor (SAA) is the approving authority for Basic Training Providers

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District Skill Training Office

Apprenticeship Training (ATS) is implemented in 111 designated trades in Tamilnadu State through 34 District Skill Training Offices located at district head quarters of all districts. All India Trade Test under this Scheme is conducted during April and October every year. After completion of prescribed training period and passing of trade test, apprentices are issued National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC). In our State Apprenticeship Training Scheme is being implemented in 2414 Industrial Establishments which includes 1773 Private and 641 State Government Establishments. Also, 105 Central Government Establishments imparting ATS in our State.

The Government of India has launched Apprentice Protsahan Yojana scheme on 16.10.14. Under this scheme 50% of stipend payable to maximum two apprentices per MSME will be borne by Central Government.

Technical Inspection of Private ITIs, Inspection of training at the Training Providers under Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation to be done by District Skill Training Office - Assistant Directors

S.No District Skill Training Office Name of Assistant Director Assistant Director - CUG/Personal Number
1 Chennai Thiru.Sasidharan 9499055663/9444296006
2 Chengalpattu Thiru.Raja 6379090205
3 Kanchipuram Thiru.Senthilkumar 9499055672/9566891187
4 Thiruvallur Thiru.Ravindhran 9499055648/9444235163
5 Ranipet Thiru.L.R.Babu 9790399978
6 Vellore Tmt.S.Gayathri 9499055675/9486615350
7 Coimbatore Tmt.Valarmathi 9499055687/8754495829
8 Erode Thiru.Jayakumar 9499055702/9443471184
9 Karur Thiru.Parthiban 9499055842/9443328279
10 The Nilgiris Thiru.Venkatakrishnan 8124712445
11 Tiruppur Thiru.Jayakumar 9443471184
12 Dindigul Tmt.Stellamary 9499055760/8838522077
13 Madurai Thiru.Karnan 9499055748
14 Ramanathapuram Thiru. Ramesh Kumar 9499055772/9786143887
15 Sivagangai Thiru.Murugan 9499055781/9942893440
16 Theni Thiru.Senthil Kumar 9499055760/9443153291
17 Salem Thiru. Ravichandran 9443257677
18 Dharmapuri Tmt.Valarmathi 9499055687/8754495829
19 Krishnagiri Thiru.Paneerselvam 9499055837
20 Namakkal Thiru.Parthiban 9499055842
21 Kaniyakumari Thiru.S.P.Lakshmikanthan 9443579558
22 Tenkasi Thiru.T.George Franklin 9585603363
23 Thoothukudi Tmt.J.Angel Vijaya Nirmala 9486471225
24 Tirunelveli Thiru.T.George Franklin 9585603363
25 Virudhunagar Thiru.S.Subash Chandra Bose 9944082953
26 Trichy Tmt.Ismath Banu 9499055715/9688693974
27 Nagapatinam Tmt.Senthil Kumari 9499055737
28 Pudukottai Thiru.Ramar 9499055732/9486311243
29 Thanjavur Thiru.Rajendiran 9499055725/9442215972
30 Thiruvarur Tmt.Senthil Kumari 9499055737
31 Cuddalore Thiru.Paramasivam 8667411696
32 Perumbalur Thiru.Selvam 9488451405
33 Tiruvannamalai Thiru.Dhanakeerthi 9443393263
34 Villupuram Thiru.Natarajan 9944584989

Placement Cell

Placement Cells are functioning at each Industrial training Institute for the benefit of the Trainees

The Placement cell is consitituted by the Chairman - Principal with the following members - Placement Officer ( Training Officer / Assistant Training Officer )

Campus Interviews are conducted by the various companies with the help of Placement Cell and most of the trainees are selected for Employment by various companies throughout Tamil Nadu

Tracking Passed out trainees Placement and salary details

S.No District ITI Name Placement Officer CUG No
1 Coimbatore Govt ITI Coimbatore Mrs.Jeyalakshmi 9499055690
2 Coimbatore Govt ITI Coimbatore (Women) Mr. Muruganandham 9499055692
3 Coimbatore Govt ITI ST Anaikatti Mr.T.Krishnakumar 9499055694
4 Tiruppur Govt ITI Tiruppur Mr.A.Ravi shankar 9499055697
5 Tiruppur Govt ITI Dharapuram Mr.M.Megalingam 9499055699
6 Tiruppur Govt ITI Udumalaipet Mr.T. Ramesh kumar 9499055701
7 Erode Govt ITI Erode Mr.M. Srinivasan 9499055704
8 Erode Govt ITI Gobichettypalayam Mr.A.Pasupathi 9499055706
9 Nilgiris Govt ITI Coonoor Mr.Joghee 9499055708
10 Nilgiris Govt ITI ST Gudalur Mr.Noushad 9499055710
11 Karur Govt ITI Karur Mr.Kesavan 9499055712
12 Coimbatore Govt ITI Valparai Mr.T.Woral Wilfred Raj 9443480879
13 Chennai Govt ITI Guindy Thiru.Sivasubramanian.TO 9499055650
14 Chennai Govt ITI Guindy (Women) Tmt.S.Jayashree.TO 9499055652
15 Chennai Govt ITI North Chennai Thiru.Sivakumar.TO 9499055658
16 Chennai Govt ITI RK Nagar Thiru.Abdul Rahman.TO 9499055660
17 Chennai Govt ITI Thiruvanmiyur Thiru.Esaimani.TO 9499055662
18 Tiruvallur Govt ITI Ambattur Thiru.V.Alagaiah.TO 9499055667
19 Tiruvallur Govt ITI Ambattur (Women) Tmt.G.Amaravathy.TO 9499055669
20 Tiruvallur Govt ITI Vadakarai Thiru.N.Selvaraj.TO 9499055671
21 Kancheepuram Govt ITI Chengalpattu Thiru.A.Suganthan.TO 9499055712
22 Kancheepuram Govt ITI Perumbakkam Thiru.E.Agilan.JTO 9962986696
23 Vellore Govt ITI Vellore Tmt.A.Madhini.TO 9499055677
24 Vellore Govt ITI Arakkonam Tmt.S.Nirmala.TO 9499055680
25 Vellore Govt ITI Ranipet Thiru.S.Saravanan.ATO 9499055682
26 Vellore Govt ITI Vaniyambadi Thiru.J.Ramadoss JTO 9499055684
27 Thiruvallur Govt ITI Gummidipoondi Thiru.K.Tamizharasan.TO 9952956626
28 Kanchipuram Govt ITI Oragadam Thiru.Mohana Sundaram.TO 9444621245
29 Madurai Govt ITI Madurai Mr.K.Karnan 9499055752
30 Madurai Govt ITI Madurai (Women) Mr.Sekar 9499055754
31 Madurai Govt ITI Chekkanurani Mr.S.Sathian 9499055759
32 Dindigul Govt ITI Dindigul Mr.V.Thangamuthu 9499055762
33 Dindigul Govt ITI Dindigul (Women) Mr.D.Thirugnanam 9499055764
34 Theni Govt ITI Theni Mr.T.Selvaraj 9499055766
35 Theni Govt ITI Bodi Mr.S.Jayapaul 9499055769
36 Theni Govt ITI Andipatti (Women) Mr.R.Baskaran 9499055771
37 Ramanathapuram Govt ITI Ramanathapuram Mr.S.Shanmuganathan 9499055774
38 Ramanathapuram Govt ITI Paramakudi Mr.Dilip Sankar 9499055778
39 Ramanathapuram Govt ITI Mudukulathur Mr.P.Valaianandham 9499055780
40 Sivagangai Govt ITI Sivagangai Mr.K.Mohanasundaram 9499055783
41 Sivagangai Govt ITI Karaikudi Mr.J.Deenadayalan 9499055785
42 Dindigul Govt ITI Odanchathiram
43 Ramanathapuram Govt ITI Kadaladi
44 Sivagangai Govt ITI Manamadurai
45 Salem Govt ITI Salem Mr.Ganesa Sankar 9499055830
46 Salem Govt ITI Salem (Women) Mrs.Malarkodi 9499055834
47 Salem Govt ITI Metturdam Mr.Ganesan 9499055832
48 Salem Govt ITI ST Karumandurai Mr.Baskaran 9499055836
49 Krishnagiri Govt ITI Hosur Mr.Samuel Ayyadurai 9499055839
50 Dharmapuri Govt ITI Dharmapuri Mr.Dhanapalan 9499055841
51 Namakkal Govt ITI Namakkal Mr.Selvam 9499055844
52 Namakkal Govt ITI ST Kolli Hills Mr.S.Anbuchezhian 9499055846
53 Salem Govt ITI Harur Mr.Valeeswaran 9600359646
54 Salem Govt ITI Denkanikottai Mrs.Shanthi 9444215926
55 Trichy Govt ITI Trichy Mr.R.Ramesh 9499055716
56 Trichy Govt ITI Pullambadi (Women) Mrs.S.Stella Mary 9499055722
57 Trichy Govt ITI Manikandam Mr.J.Elangovan 9499055724
58 Trichy Govt ITI Trichy Prison Nil 9499055720
59 Thanjavur Govt ITI Thanjavur Mr.K.S.Venkatesan 9499055727
60 Thanjavur Govt ITI Orathanadu Mr.S.Lakshmikanthan 9499055729
61 Thanjavur Govt ITI Thiruvaiyaru Mr.M.Balasubramaniyan 9499055731
62 Pudukottai Govt ITI Pudukottai Mr.P.Manoharan 9499055734
63 Pudukottai Govt ITI Viralimalai Mr.Varadhanajan 9499055785
64 Nagapattinam Govt ITI Nagapattinam Mr.R.Karunanithy 9499055739
65 Nagapattinam Govt ITI Thirukkuvalai Mr.Gnanavel 9499055741
66 Nagapattinam Govt ITI Sembodai Mr.J.C.Paul Millinar Cross 9443678906
67 Thiruvarur Govt ITI Needamangalam Mr. Saravanan 9499055743
68 Thiruvarur Govt ITI Kottur Mr.P.Kannan 9499055745
69 Tirunelveli Govt ITI Tirunelveli Pettai Mr.P.Philip Alwin 9499055793
70 Tirunelveli Govt ITI Ambasamudram Mr.T.Palani 9499055795
71 Tirunelveli Govt ITI Tenkasi Mr.T.Raju 9499055797
72 Tirunelveli Govt ITI Veerakeralampudur Mr.M.Marigomathi Sankar 9499055799
73 Tirunelveli Govt ITI Kadayanallur Mr.W.Justin Jeyakumar 9499055801
74 Tirunelveli Govt ITI Radhapuram Mr.S.P.Lakshmikandan 9499055803
75 Virudhunagar Govt ITI Virudhunagar Mr.S.Selvaraj 9499055820
76 Virudhunagar Govt ITI Aruppukottai Mr.S.Kasiswari 9499055822
77 Virudhunagar Govt ITI Sattur Mr.K.Thangamariappan 9499055824
78 Thoothukudi Govt ITI Thoothukudi Mr.M. Murugan 9499055811
79 Thoothukudi Govt ITI Tiruchendur Mr.J.Immanuel Sundersingh 9499055813
80 Thoothukudi Govt ITI Veppalodai Mr.Ahamed Diwan 9499055815
81 Thoothukudi Govt ITI Nagalapuram Mr.N. Ganesan 9499055817
82 Kanniyakumari Govt ITI Nagercoil Mr.S.Palaniappan 9499055806
83 Kanniyakumari Govt ITI Nagercoil (Women) Mrs.C.R.Premila 9499055808
84 Kanniyakumari Govt ITI Thiruchuli Mr. S. Selvaraj 9578855154
85 Villupuram Govt ITI Ulundurpet Mr.Azhagan 9499055851
86 Villupuram Govt ITI ST Sankarapuram Mr.Sudarvizhi. 9499055853
87 Villupuram Govt ITI Tindivanam Mrs.S. Kavitha 9499055856
88 Villupuram Govt ITI Chinna Salem Mrs.S. Malliga 9499055860
89 Cuddalore Govt ITI Cuddalore Mrs.P.Kumari 9499055863
90 Cuddalore Govt ITI Cuddalore(Women) Mrs.N. Vanitha 9499055865
91 Cuddalore Govt ITI Chidambaram Mr.Balakrishnan 9499055867
92 Cuddalore Govt ITI Kattumannarkoil Mr.T. Balasubramaniyan 9499055870
93 Tiruvannamalai Govt ITI Tiruvannamalai Mr.Suresh 9499055873
94 Tiruvannamalai Govt ITI Jamunamarathur Mr.R.Jayasankar 9499055875
95 Ariyalur Govt ITI Ariyalur Mr.Vasimalai 9499055878
96 Cuddalore Govt ITI Neyveli Mrs.Anandhi 9486517069
97 Ariyalur Govt ITI Andimadam Mr.Arivazhagan 9499055880
98 Perambalur Govt ITI Perambalur Mr.A. Manivel 9499055882
99 Perambalur Govt ITI Alathur Mr.Vijayakumaran 9499055884
100 Perambalur Govt ITI Kunnam
101 Tiruvannamalai Govt ITI Cheyyar
102 Cuddalore Govt ITI Mangalur

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)

This scheme aims to promote apprenticeship training and increase the engagement of apprentices in industries. Under this Scheme, the apprentices and Industries / Institutions are incentivized by Central Government as below:

(i) Sharing of 25% of prescribed stipend, subject to a maximum of Rs.1,500/- per month per apprentice.

Apart from ITI trainees, trainees who have completed short term courses through Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) / National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) / Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and candidates who possess minimum educational qualifications are engaged as apprentices.

Freshers as apprentices in Establishments

Many amendments and reforms have been introduced under this scheme to achieve the national target of 50 Lakh apprentices cumulatively by 2020. One of the major reforms is inducting freshers as apprentices with the qualification of 8th Std, 10th Std, 12th Std passed without any prior training in both designated and optional trades. Only criterion to engage as apprentice is that the candidate must have completed 14 years of age.