Got Low Marks? Top 5 ITI Courses That Can Be Pursued After Class 12th

By Shatavisha Chakravorty

The Indian education system is such that a lot of importance is given to the concept of marks. It is assumed that a person who scores good marks is a smart person and one who doesn't isn't. It is in this view that most engineering and technical degree programs in the country require a candidate to have good marks in their class 12 board exams.

However, the fact is that an examination can never determine a person's calibre and their marks cannot dictate how smart or dumb they are. History has been a proof of the fact that many a time people who score low marks end up making it big in life.

Got Low Marks? Top 5 ITI Courses That Can Be Pursu


Scientists like Albert Einstein, Thomas Alva Edison and others were geniuses who weren't really good with grades. Had those people been judged solely on the basis of their grades, the world of science would have lost out on a lot.

In view of all this, if you feel that you have a natural aptitude for science but your class 12 board exam marks weren't that great, there is no need for you to be disappointed. Read on to know about 5 different ITI courses that you can take up despite not having the best of grades.

1. Secretarial Practise

This course is a very good career option for students who do not have the best of grades in their class 12th. The reason for the same may be attributed to the fact that there are hundreds of companies and government organisations across the country that are in the need for secretaries.

By completing this particular course, you make yourself eligible for a host of job opportunities. The course is for 2 years and is taught in most of the ITIs across the country. Here candidates are taught basic computing skills, receptionist's chores, typing, etiquettes, body language and presentation.

These days it is imperative for a person to know English if they want to pursue a career in the corporate field. The same is dealt with in this course.

2. Heat Engine Automobile

This is one of the lesser-known ITI courses in the country. The reason for the same may be attributed to the fact that not many ITIs across the country teach this particular course. However, the scope of employment for candidates who have completed this course is enormous.

In this course, the students are taught about the machines of all types of automobiles. This makes the candidates eligible for a host of employment opportunities.

The same may range from those in garages and private homes to that in automobile manufacturing plants, maintenance houses and repair stores. This course is for a year and candidates are not required to have very high grades in their class 12th board exams.

3. Network Technician

The increase in the global communication scene has resulted in digital and analogue communication networks being more densely populated and newer networks coming up. Naturally, with an increase in network traffic, there is a corresponding increase in the demand for maintaining these networks.

That is where the role of network technicians comes into the picture. This is a three-year course that is taught across most ITIs. Students are usually given the option to choose whether they want to be an analogue network technician or a digital network technician after their first year of study.

In some of the ITIs, students of this particular course are seen to land themselves with jobs even before they get their diploma. This makes this particular course one of the most favoured ITI courses across the country.

4. Electronics

The increasing use of electronics in our day-to-day lives naturally creates a huge demand for people who will be able to maintain and repair the same. This is natural because of the simple fact that any device or instrument that is on use will be subjected to a certain degree of wear and tear.

Now, not all people who will be repairing these things need to have a BE degree. A diploma from any of the recognised ITIs makes you eligible for a successful career here. The electronics courses at ITIs require the candidate to have studied maths and science in their class 10th.

The grades or subject combination of their class12th boards does not really matter. The course may either be for 2 or 3 years depending on the institute. This type of course usually has a lot of hands-on practical training.

5. Refrigeration And Air Conditioner Mechanic

This course is a combination of the sciences of mechanical engineering and that of electronics. Here the candidates are taught the maintenance and repair of these two very commonly-used home appliances.

The fact that an increasing number of people (particularly that in the towns and cities) are using these cooling devices ensures that there is ample scope of employment for candidates who have completed their ITI diploma here.

This particular field of study requires students to have a basic understanding of the concepts of physics and maths.

Thus, as seen above, there is an entire sea of opportunities for people who want to do well for themselves in life. One bad exam result cannot decide the course of a student's future.

Thus, if you are someone who is disappointed over their board marks, it is time that you get over it and calmly chalk out which of the aforementioned courses you would like to go for. Indeed, it is not to late and if you put in the best of efforts now; nothing can stop you from achieving all that you ever wanted.

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