History of the Institute
Government Industrial Training Institute Kathua (ITI) was established in the year 1981 by the Technical Education Department, Government of Jammu and Kashmir under the overall aegis of Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India New Delhi. At the beginning ITI Kathua was started in rented building of Municipal Council Kathua and new ITI Building was inaugurated by then Hon’ble Education Minister J&K Jenab Ali Mohd Naik on 10-08-1984 on. The ITI has covered about 19 kanals of land. This Institute started with the fivetrades i.e., Electrician, Painter General, Welder, Sewing Technology and Stenography & Secretarial Assistant(English). In the meantime two more trades namely Mechanic Motor Vehicle and Turner were sanctioned in 1985 by the Government taking the total strength of trades to Seven. With the addition of Eleven SCVT trades, presently the Institute is running successfully with eighteen trades. The Institute is also running 2nd shift in Five trades under Self Financing Scheme. The Institute has covered under the scheme “Up gradation of 1396 ITIs under Public Private Partnership mode” in 2007-08with the up gradation and introduction of new trades. Moreover short term courses under Skill Development Initiative (SDI) scheme and Skill Development for the 8000 youths of Jammu and Kashmir (SDYJK-8000 Scheme), Inside/outside the state were also successfully trained in this Institute. The trainees after successfully passing the All India Trade Test (AITT) in NCVT trades are issued NCVT Certificates by the DGT, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Govt. of India While Candidates successfully passing the State Trade Test in SCVT Trades are issued SCVT Certificates by the Directorate of Technical Education Jammu & Kashmir. The Trainees who complete the short term courses are issued the National Proficiency Certificates by NCVT valid nationally as well as internationally. Up to 2018 the No. of Pass outs in respect of Govt.ITI Kathua stands at 2050 NCVT and 1650 SCVT. The maximum pass outs have been working in Govt. as well as Private sector besides some have started their own establishments. The institute involved not only in training activities but also performing successful activities such as motivation campaign, entrepreneurship campaign, campus interview, and cultural activities as well as sports activities.