Welcome to CSTARI

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The Central Staff Training and Research Institute (CSTARI) was established in the year 1968 by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment, DGE&T in collaboration with the Govt. of the Federal Republic of Germany with following broad objectives: (Now from the year 2015 CSTARI came under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship)

Conduct Staff Training Courses for the development of Executive staff engaged in the field of Vocational Training.

Carry out Research for the Qualitative and Quantitative improvement of Vocational training.

Render Advisory Services to the Industries in the field of Vocational Training as and when requested for.


In order to achieve these objectives the functions of this institute were assigned to following wings namely:

        i) Training Wing

        ii) Research Wing


The main functions of the Research Wing are:

To conduct skill analysis and prognosis for the purpose of identifying occupational profiles for the existing and future vocations/ trades in which training could be imparted.

Based on such analysis, i) to design and develop trade curricula for the various trades, ii) to organize suitable training programmes in institutes/ industries.

To conduct study and analysis for the development of appropriate methods, techniques, procedure and systems related to the Vocational Training.

To develop curricula as per outcome based format and align the same with National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) for different flagship schemes of DGT viz., CTS, ATS & CITS and revise the same on continuous basis.


The main functions of the Training Wing are:

Build capacity of stake holders engaged in delivery of skill training.

Conducting Training course on Pedagogy for Instructors of ITI and other training institutes.

Advocacy of NSQF for better implementation of outcome based curricula.