Patna: The Bihar government has announced a major decision for students who have undergone training at the Industrial Training Institutes (ITI). The Bihar School Board Examination (BSEB) has said that ITI will be considered as taking the Intermediate examination, that is, getting the Class 12th degree.

The BSEB has announced the status of intermediate status to the student passing ITI. According to the new rules, students who have passed ITI  will no longer be required to intermediate exams separately. Students will only have to take the Hindi and English examinations because these two subjects are not included in ITI course structure.

Once a student passes these two examinations, his/her degree of passing the ITI will be considered equivalent to passing the Intermediate examination.

On Tuesday, December 17, the agenda was approved in the meeting of the governing body of Bihar Vidyalaya Examination Committee in Bihar’s Patna. According to Anand Kishor, Bihar School Examination Board Committee chairman, demand for granting Intermediate status to the ITI students was being asked for the longest time possible and hence a decision on the same has been taken.

As per the new rules, every year there will be registration for the exam in January. Students who completed 1 year in ITI will also be able to fill the form. Passing these two examinations will give the certificates of BSE Intermediate. It is known that thousands of students take the ITI examination every year in Bihar. After passing the ITI examination, students get jobs in many private companies including railway drivers and those in the technical trade as well.