The National Council for Vocational Training, an advisory body, was set up by the Government of India in 1956 (National Council of Training in Vocational Trades—NCTVT). The Council has been entrusted with the responsibilities of prescribing standards and curricula for craftsmen training, advising the Government of India on the overall policy and programmes, conducting All India Trade Tests and awarding National Trade Certificates.
Gujarat State has taken rapid strides in Industrial development, hence the flow of huge investment in global industrialization will take place. In order to fulfill the requirement of skilled man power to industries and to provide financial autonomy in day today governance of the Industrial Training Institute through Institutional Management Committees (IMCs) as envisage in the tenth plan, the Government of Gujarat has formed an autonomous council vide Resolution No. TLM/122000/2014/R-2 Dated 13-03-2002 and registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act. 1950 (XXIX of 1950) and the Societies registration Act. 1860. (ACT XXI of 1860).