This institute was started in the year 1984 by the Department of Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training, and Government of Himachal Pradesh with the aim to provide vocational training to large number of rural youth and women folk of Dharmashala Sub – Division of Kangra District. Initially the Institution was started with four trades, in a rented building Near Sham Nagar.
In 1993, on the construction of Institution’s own building/workshop the trades were shifted to new institution campus.
All the courses /trades of the Institution are affiliated to National Council for Vocational Training, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The examination ( known as All India Final Trade Test) are conducted by the body NCVT, Govt. of India, New Delhi through Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board, Dharamshala. The training programme in the State is looked after/Governed by the SCVT with Directorate at Sunder Nagar, Distt. Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.
The Central Govt. has introduced schemes namely
(i) upgrading ITIs into Center of Excellence (COE)
(ii) upgrading ITIs through Public Private Partnership mode (PPP Mode)
(iii) Modular Employable Skills (MES)through skill development initiative scheme.
This institute is covered under PPP mode for up gradation. MES scheme is also being implemented by this institute in letter & spirit.
v Re-Notification:- 08 women ITIs such as ITI(W) Dharamshala,Palampur, Jawali, Hamirpur,Kullu,Deegal,Kasauli and Chopal have been re-notified as Co-educational ITIs by the Govt. of HP on 12/01/2010 vide notification No. EDN(TE)A(4)1/2009-Dated Shimla-2, the 12th January, 2010..
LOCATION:The institution is situated on Dharamshala- Palampur Road( at Dari ).
v LAND AND BUILDING: This Institute has land and building with a total area of 6910 Sq.mtr. The hostel building having an intake capacity of 40 trainees.
v STAFF ACCOMMODATION:
v There are 4 Nos. of Type-I, 4 Nos of Type-II, 3 Nos of Type-III quarters for Staff and 1 No. of Type-IV quarter for Principal.