National Power Training Institute (NPTI), an ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 organization, is a National Apex body for Training and Human Resources Development in Power Sector with its Corporate Office at Faridabad. NPTI is continuing its dedicated service for the last four decades. NPTI operates on an all India basis through its Units in different zones of the country located at Faridabad, Neyveli (1965), Durgapur (1968) Badarpur - New Delhi (1974), Nagpur (1975), Centre for Advanced Management and Power Studies (CAMPS) - Faridabad (2000), North-Eastern Regional Institute - Guwahati (2003), Hydro Power Training Institute (HPTI) - Nangal (2006), Power Systems Training Institute (PSTI) - Bangalore (1972) and Hot Line Training Centre (HLTC) also at Bangalore (1974).The Institutes of NPTI are well equipped with Hi-Tech infrastructural facilities for conducting different courses on technical as well as management subjects covering the needs of Thermal, Hydro, Transmission & Distribution Systems, and Energy related fields of the Indian Power and allied Energy sectors.
It has high fidelity, real-time full scope 500 MW CE Boiler & KWU at Faridabad,210 MW CE Boiler & LMW design Fossil Fuel Fired Power Plant Training Simulator at Badarpur Institute and 210 MW CE Boiler Turbine KWU Design Simulator at Nagpur Institute for imparting off-job specialized skills to operation personnel across the country. Also a 430 MW (2x143 MW Gas Turbine and 1 x 144 MW Steam Turbines} Full Scope CCGT Replica Simulator has been commissioned at NPTI Corporate Office, Faridabad. A High fidelity Load Despatch Operator Simulator for the National Grid will be shortly instated at PSTI, Bangalore. A Geographical Information System (GIS) Resource Centre housing hi-tech tools for training and consultancy in the areas of GIS based electricity Distribution Network Planning and Management has been set up at NPTI Corporate Office, Faridabad. A facility has been created at NPTI’s Hot Line Training Centre, Bangalore for Live Line Maintenance of Transmission Lines upto 400 KV (first of its kind in Asia) which enables trained personnel to attend tomaintenance requirements without power interruptions. Facilities for water washing of sub-station equipments is also available.
NPTI (Northern Region) Badarpur plays an important role in the field of HRD in the Power Sector as a leading Institute in the Northern Region and till March 2010 has trained about 30000 Power Sector personnel in technical and managerial skill development programs including various professional and academic courses.
To provide a quality, customer focused, satisfactory training courses with sustainable improvement plan and targeting the potential upcoming technology driven training requirement for power sector personnel NPTI has implemented Integrated Management System in line with ISO 9001:2008 and EMS 14001:2005 for a better understanding and follow up of internal improvement process and to deliver more value to the participating organizations of power sector.
Several long-term and short-term training programs in the areas of Thermal, Hydro, Transmission & Distribution and Management etc. are being conducted in the various Institutes of NPTI. Customized training programs for various Power Utilities are also organised round the year. NPTI also conducts following industry interfaced academic programs with the objective to create a pool of committed and competent professionals equipped with appropriate technical skills to steer the Indian Power Sector:-
- Four Year B.Tech./B.E Degree in Power Engineering
- One Year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Thermal Power Plant Engineering
- Two Year MBA in Power Management
- One Year Post Diploma Course in Thermal Power Plant Engineering
- One Year Post Graduate Diploma in GIS and Remote Sensing (RS)
- Nine Months Post Graduate Diploma Course in Hydro Power Plant Engg.
- Six Months O&M of Transmission and Distribution System for Engineers
Indo-German Energy Program : M/s Evonik Energy Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. [formerly known as M/s STEAG Encotech (India) Pvt. Ltd. (SEL)], I have entered with a long-term association with NPTI to implement the Project “Power Plant Performance Reporting and Improvement under Energy Conservation Act” in the country by way of organizing training programs/seminars/workshops etc. This program is conducted in cooperation with CEA and BEE.
Consultancy Services : In order to serve the industry requirements and make best usage of infrastructure and expertise, NPTI has ventured into providing consultancy services in the field of Human Resources Development including Training Need Analysis, Upgradation of training facilities, Customized Course Designs, Capacity Assessment/Evaluation for Promotion/Recruitment etc. NPTI also provides consultancy in Preparation of DPRs under R-APDRP (11th Plan) and NPTI is also REC Quality Monitors (RQM) for Tier-II Inspection of RGGVY Works under 11th Plan for Six States. NPTI has also been awarded the Third Party Inspecting Agency (TPIA) works for a new DISCOMs for the RGGVY works under the 10th Plan & 11th Plan.
Setting up of New Training Institutes
Solapur Power Training Institute (Maharashtra) : In order to mitigate the shortage of trained manpower, it has been decided to set up an Institute which will focus on skill development of Power Sector Personnel in the area of generation and transmission. The Institute will offer National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) recognised courses for 8th/10th/12th Passed students as well as working personnel of Power Sector. The Institute is being build by NTPC and on completion will be managed by NPTI. Shri Sushilkumar Shinde, Hon’ble Union Minister of Power laid the Foundation Stone of Solapur Power Training Institute at NTPC’s 2x660 MW Power Plant at Solapur Maharashtra on 27th Dec-2008.
Establishment of Mining Training Institute at Barkagaon, Ranchi, Jharkhand : NTPC has approached NPTI in regard to Setting up an ITI level Mining Training Institute at Barkagaon in Harzaribagh District of Jharkhand by Department of Labour, Employment & Training, Govt. of Jharkhand, Ranch to promote vocational education in the State of Jharkhand. NTPC will create the infrastructure required for establishing the aforesaid Institute on the lines of Solapur Training Institute and NPTI may run the Institute on its completion by entering into tripartite Memorandum of Understanding.
NPTI serves as a National Certification Authority for the purpose of certification of competence to ensure availability of properly trained personnel to man the Indian Electricity Industry under Rule 3, Sub Rule 2A of Indian Electricity Rules, 1956 amended in 1981.
NPTI has also been catering to the Training Needs of Process Industries such as Steel, Cement, Aluminum, Fertilizers, Refineries viz., BBMB, BHEL, CEA, DPL, DVC, ECIL, FACT, GAIL, IFFCO, IOCL, IREDA, KRIBHCO, NALCO, NEEPCO, NFL, NHPC, NLC, NPC, NTPC, Power Grid, SAIL, THDC, APGENCO, CESC, HPGCL, KPCL, MPEB, OHPC, OPGCL, RRUVNL, UPRVUN, ACC, AECo, BSES, HINDALCO etc.
Professionals from several Transnational companies have also undergone training at NPTI’s facilities viz., AES Barka, Oman, AKCS, Oman, BPDB, Bangladesh, Cambodia, DOP Bhutan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Philippines, Sudan, Syria, Zambia, ZESA, Zimbabwe.
NPTI also provides consultancy to the Utilities on training and technical problems including setting up of Plant Level/State Level Training Institutes, Recruitment, Training Need Analysis, DPR Preparation under RAPDRP Schemes etc.
The primary objectives of this organization are:
~To function as a National Organization for training in the field of (a) Operation and Maintenance of Power Stations, and (b) All other aspects of Electrical Energy
Systems including transmission, sub-transmission and distribution.
~To act as an apex body for initiating and co-ordinating training programs in the Power Sector of the Country.
~To establish and run Training Institutes for Engineers, Operators, Technicians and other personnel of the Power Sector.
~To design syllabi/courses for the Graduate Engineers, Operators and Technicians to be inducted in Power Stations.
~To co-ordinate the training activities of the various utilities with those of other technical institutions and industries.
~To establish standard norms regarding qualifications and training for personnel at various levels.
~To serve as a National Certification Authority (NCA) for the purpose of certification of competence and/or participation to ensure availability of
properly trained personnel to man the electricity supply industry.
~To initiate and co-ordinate the research and development in the field of operation, maintenance and management of power generation and
~To establish, maintain and manage laboratories, workshops, experimental transmission lines, sub-stations and other facilities required in the pursuance
of its objectives.
~To collect information and maintain documentation in the field of electricity generation and distribution.
~To collect, prepare, edit, print and publish materials, papers, periodicals or reports in furtherance of objectives of the Society.
~To organize seminars and workshops.
~To enter into agreements with any enterprise(s) or institution(s) or person(s) and provide efforts for specific training programs, demonstrations,
assignments, preparation of training material or technica.l guidance
NPTI Northern Region Badarpur, New Delhi
The institute is located inside the Badarpur Thermal Power Station (BTPS) Complex, situated on the
National Highway No. 2 (Mathura road). From Delhi & New Delhi railway Stations, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and private buses ply to Badarpur Border and pass right by the side of Thermal Power Station Gate.
DTC and Haryana Roadways buses going to Faridabad and Ballabgarh from Inter state Bus Terminal (ISBT) stop at BTPS Complex. DTC and Private Buses of Route No. 405, 415, 460, 473 & 479 ply to Badarpur, Buses are also available form Faridabad to reach the institute.
NPTI Eastern Region, Durgapur
The institute complex is located at the City Centre area (Michel Faraday Avenue) and is about 9 Kms. From Durgapur Railway Station. Taxis, Auto rickshaws are available at Durgapur Railway Station. City buses also ply upto City Centre from where Rickshaws can be engaged for reaching the Institute.
NPTI Western Region, Nagpur
The Nagpur Institute is located at about 8 kms. From the Nagpur railway station. Taxis, auto- rickshaws and city buses are available to reach the Institute. The Institute is situated opposite to the main gate of Vishweshvarayya Regional College of Engineering, on South Ambazari Road and the
nearby area is called Gopalanagar.
NPTI Southern Region, Neyveli
The Institute Complex is located at Block 14 of Neyveli township and is about 6 kms from the Neyveli Central Bus Stand. Auto Rickshaws are available at the bus stand to reach the Institute Complex. Neyveli can be reached form Chennai by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Buses. Neyveli can also be reached by train from Chennai Egmore Railway Station to Virudhachalam railway Station and by bus from Virudhachalam to Neyveli. Neyveli is about 200 kms. by road and 250 kms. by train from Chennai.
Power systems Training Institute, Bengaluru
The Institute is situated on the Subramanyapura Road opposite to 9th Main road, Yarabnagar, Banashankari Second Stage behind Banashankari temple, Bengaluru. The Institute is about 10 Kms.
away from Bengaluru City railway Station/ Bengaluru City Bus Stand and 20 Kms. From Bengaluru Airport. Pre-paid Auto Rickshawa servies are available form Bengaluru City railway Station. City buses also ply via Yarabnagar bus stop (Bus Route Nos. 15 C, 15 E, 15 H, 210 A, 210 R and P 210 A from Bengaluru City Bus Station). Pre-paid taxi services are available from the Airport also.
Hot Line Training Centre, Bengaluru
This institute is about 35 Km from Bengaluru city Railway Station and City Bus Stand. It is situated next to 220KVSub-Station of Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd. (KPTCL) and 400KV Sub- Station of Powergrid on Kanakapura Road (National Highway 209) and opposite to Acharya Patasala College (APS) of Engineering Campus. Buses are available from Krishna Rajendra (K.R.) Market which is about 3 Km from City railway station/ City Bus Stand. The Institute can be reached by buses with the following route numbers 211, 211D, 211E, 211G, 211N, 211Q, 213, 213A, 213B, 213K, 213F/A etc. The existing city (HAL) Airport is about 40 km North-West of the institute from where prepaid taxies are available