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Department of Techeduhp, Vocational and Industrial Training plays a vital role in socio economic development of country.  In this era of liberalization, industrialization and globalization, skilled manpower of world class is of utmost necessity.
There has been tremendous growth of industry in Himachal Pradesh in the last few years.  There has been consistent demand of industry and also from the service sector for semi skilled, skilled and highly skilled people.  There is need of opening more and more technical and vocational institutions to churn out the skilled manpower as per the need of industry and service sector. The Department is laying stress to open at least one ITI/ITC in each assembly constituency and one Polytechnic in each district. Further to encourage the private sector for opening technical and vocational institutions in the State, the Department is extending all possible help to the private entrepreneurs required for this purpose.
In order to maintain quality of technical education in the private institutions, the department is ensuring that the institutions establish in the private sector fulfill the requirements of norms/guidelines of regulatory bodies like; All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), H.P. University, Shimla, National Council for Technical Education (NCVT, Delhi, State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT) etc.

The Directorate of Technical Education, Vocational and Industrial Training came into existence in 1983 with 2 Polytechnics and 7 Industrial Training Institutes, 9 RIT’s, one Industrial Training School for boys & 15 Girls ITI’s at Head Quarter at Sundernagar, Distt. Mandi on NH-21(Chandigarh Mandi Highway) and is 125 K.M. from state Capital Shimla and 177 K.M. from Chandigarh.  Over this period there has been considerable increase in the number of Technical Institutions in the State. The Department is responsible for providing Technical Education & Vocational Training in the State at various level. i.e.

  • ITI/VTC’s – Craftsmen Trade Course for skilled worker

  •  Polytechnic – Diploma Courses for middle level technician

  •  Engineering/Pharmacy Colleges – Undergraduate/Post-Graduate in Engineering and  Technology/Pharmacy


The Directorate has two Wings. The Technical Education Wing of Directorate of Technical Education, Vocational and Industrial Training has been entrusted with the responsibility of managing Degree and Diploma level Technical Institutions in the State of Himachal Pradesh. The work in the Directorate is mostly governed by the norms, guidelines and regulations of All India Council for Technical Education which has been established under Central Act.

The Industrial Training Wing of Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training has been entrusted with the responsibility of imparting training in Engineering and non-engineering trades to cater the need of the industry in respect of skilled workers. All the Industrial Training Institutes work under Craftsman Training Scheme of Government of India, Director – General Employment & Training under the directions of National Council of Vocational Training which the apex body at Government of India level for coordinating development of Industrial Training in the country. Similar to the National Council for Vocational Training at Central level, State Council for Vocational Training the State level is responsible for coordinating an integrated development of Industrial Training.