India launches website to grant e-certificate to NCVT, ITI students

North Gazette News/New Delhi
Indian government on Saturday launched website to grant e-certificates to NCVT, ITI students and around 9.65 lakh students enrolled with various institutes of the country for 2014-15 session would be awarded e-certificates.

An Indian government spokesperson said that the Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment, has launched the website which would award e-certificates to the pass-outs from various NCVT (National Council of Vocational Training) courses including ITI pass-outs.

“The data of around 9.65 lakh students who had enrolled in vocational courses including ITIs for August 14 session has been uploaded on the website and they would be issued hall ticket for these exams through this portal,” the spokesperson said, adding that the remaining trainees would not be permitted to appear in the
February 2015 semester exams.

The spokesperson said that the details of these candidates matching with ITI-wise affiliation & trade-wise capacity were uploaded on portal with intensive cooperation with states over the last two months.

He said that the system is designed as a self-service digital platform to deliver various services to current and prospective trainees of the vocational training system, apprenticeship trainees, employers/establishments, ITIs and other institutions, as well as states/UTs.

“The first phase of the portal has been launched streamlining the examination process of institutes under the purview of NCVT. The portal would directly benefit about 10 lakh candidates in India who took admission across 11,000+ITIs under the Craftsmen Training Scheme,” he said.

He said that these candidates would get e-certificates from the portal on successfully completing their semester examinations, drastically reducing the turnaround time in receiving the certificate.

The employers will also be able to validate these certificates directly using the portal through QR code with no need of any paperwork. The portal also provides information to the general public on details of various institutions in the country, courses offered and their uptake statistics, number of seats available, examination calendars, etc.

Apprenticeship Protsahan Yojana, another flagship scheme of the DGE&T will also be implemented through this portal, digitizing the entire business process of the scheme.

The portal is expected to improve the governance of vocational training across the field institutions of DGE&T by providing high degree of transparency, better analytics for decision-making, and improved access to citizen services.