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National Apprenticeship Training Scheme is one of the flagship programmes of Government of India. Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education, Government of India implements the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme through Board of Practical Training at Kolkata and Boards of Apprenticeship Training located at Chennai, Mumbai, Kanpur for providing skill training by utilizing the facilities available in the industries to Graduates & Diploma Holders in Engineering & Technology and Graduate in General Stream pass outs as Graduate and Technician apprentices under the Apprentices Act 1961.
Apprentices are provided on the job training by employers using the facilities / resources available under the supervision of trainers, through structured training modules to ensure the apprentices acquire skills and competencies after the training which will enhance their confidence and employability. During the period of apprenticeship, the apprentices are paid monthly stipend, 50% of minimum stipend rate reimbursable to employer from Government of India. After successful completion of training, the apprentices are issued a Certificate of Proficiency by Government of India which is considered as one year experience when they go for further employment.
Apprenticeship training is for a period of only one year and for the sandwich course students, the period of apprenticeship training shall be as per their course curriculum. The apprenticeship training programmes will be formulated by the concerned industries / establishments and the Regional Central Apprenticeship Adviser. The apprenticeship training programmes can be available throughout the year as and when required by the industries / establishments.
The basic objective of the scheme is to bridge, any gap, in so far practical/ hands on experience of fresh graduate engineers, diploma holders and general streams students such as B.A, B.Sc., B.Com. etc. and also to enhance their skills for making their suitability in job absorption as per the needs of the industry.
Graduate in engineering or technology /graduate in general stream students such as BA, B.Sc,B.Com etc. granted by recognised institution /statutory university
Student persuing Degree in Engineering under sandwich pattern that he / she may hold a degree in Engineering or Technology
Diploma in engineering or technology granted by recognised institution/statutory university
Student persuing Diploma of Engineering under sandwich pattern in order that he / she may hold a diploma in Engineering or Technology