National Power Training Institute
March 10th, 2011

Founded – 1965

Head Quarter – Faridabad, Haryana

Director General – Sh. Subodh Garg

Motto – Together in Pursuit of Happiness



NPTI cherishes a vision of value orientation and value addition to national and transnational power and energy sectors through Training and Human Resources Development, endeavoring to energize people who energize the nations.


Emerge as global leaders in enhancing human and organizational excellence in Power and Energy Sectors by blending frontier Technologies with Management to facilitate HRD interventions that are instrumental in providing reliable, safe, economic and clean power.


National Power Training Institute (NPTI), a registered society under Ministry of Power, Government of India is committed to the development of Human Resources in Power Sector for the past four and a half decades. It is an ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 organization.

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 (2009), 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  (2×143 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 to maintenance requirements without power interruptions.  Facilities for water washing of sub-station equipments is also available.

History of NPTI

The Central Water and Power Commission (Power Wing) established Thermal Power Station Personnel Training Institutes in 1965-1975 at Neyveli (1965),Durgapur (1968), Badarpur (1974) and Nagpur (1975) for training the engineers of thermal power stations which were being established in the country during that time. It also established the Power Systems Training Institute (PSTI) in 1972 and Hot Line Training Centre (HLTC) in 1974 at Bangalore. With the bifurcation of the Central Water and Power Commission into the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and Central Water Commission (CWC) in the 1970s, the Institute came under the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). In the late 1970s the Raj Dekshya Committee set up by the Government of India to improve the power sector of the country recommended among many things formal training for the personnel employed in the power industry.[1] Accordingly the Indian Electricity Rule was amended to make training mandatory for the personnel employed in the generating stations and associated sub stations. With this the Thermal Power Station Personnel Training Institutes under the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) were carved out and formed into a separate autonomous body under the Ministry of Power as the Power Engineers Training Society (PETS) in 1980 to give more importance to Power Training and to have an accelerated growth of the Institutes. Later, in 1993 Power Engineers Training Society (PETS) was renamed as National Power Training Institute (NPTI). Power Systems Training Institute (PSTI) and Hot Line Training Centre (HLTC) was merged with NPTI in 2002

Different Programs:

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:-

  • Two Year MBA in Power Management - The Centre for Advanced Management and Power Studies (CAMPS) has been established at NPTI Faridabad with the aim of interfacing frontier Technologies with management. CAMPS launched its first ever MBA program in Power Management, one of its kind in the sub-continent to meet the huge requirement of Power Managers in Ministry of Power’s massive efforts for attaining self-sufficiency in Power Sector and run the Indian Power Sector on Commercial lines. This MBA Program is duly approved by AICTE and is affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. This Program with a Difference has a special emphasis on reforming Power Sector issues and ethos to give extra strength to Indian Power Sector Engineers applying management theories and concepts to live problems of electricity industry in these challenging times.
  • One Year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Thermal Power Plant Engineering - In one of its most successful attempts to create a pool of Technically trained man power for ready availability for recruitment by PSUs /SEBs /Power Utilities, NPTI launched a one year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Thermal Power Plant Engineering in 1996 recognised by AICTE, at its institutes in Badarpur, Nangal, Nagpur, Guwahati, Durgapur and Neyveli for fresh and practicing Graduate Engineers. The PG Diploma Course is having an exceptionally encouraging response and many Power Companies recruited this trained man power through campus recruitment over the years
  • The 4-year B. Tech. /B.E., in Power Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical) course –  being offered by NPTI is the first of its kind in India. The program is directed at the young aspirants who are looking for a bright career in the Power Industry ,the back bone of all industrial activity. This is an AICTE approved course being offered at Badarpur, Nagpur & Durgapur Institutes and are respectively affiliated toGGSIP University, Nagpur University & West Bengal University of Technology. The course is directed at creating a pool of committed and competent professionals equipped with appropriate Technical skills to steer the Indian Power Sector and run it on techno commercial lines.
  • One Year Post Diploma Course in Thermal Power Plant Engineering - Sensing the need for trained man power in the supervisory cadre the Post Diploma Course in Thermal Power Plant Engineering was launched in December 2000 at the four Institutes at Badarpur,Nagpur, Durgapur and Neyveli. This one year course is aimed at developing skills and the attitude for fresh and practicing Diploma engineers.
  • 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

Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution Program : Ministry of Power has taken an initiative for development of Human Resources at Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ level in Transmission & Distribution area with the assistance of USAID.  In this direction, a Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution (CCPD) program has been launched in collaboration with IGNOU and NPTI.  The program has been designed for the Technicians/Tradesmen working in Power Sector (sponsored by Utilities) and Non-sponsored general candidates at least 8th Pass.

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.

NPTI has workshops and laboratories for providing practical training in preventive and corrective maintenance methods and techniques of power and process industries such as:

  • Control & Instrumentation (C&I) labs with facilities for calibration, repair and tuning of different types of process control instruments.
  • Condition Monitoring Cell for vibration analysis & Non destructive testing (NDT)
  • Maintenance workshops for pumps, valves, bearings, shaft alignments etc.
  • Labs for relay testing, electrical equipment – switchgear, transformers and motors
  • Computer labs with high speed LAN/WAN

NPTI libraries at the Corporate Office and the regional institutes have a large collection of books and video packages related to modern power station technology practices, frontier technologies and managerial aspects. They also subscribe to a number of Indian and foreign technical journals and periodicals.

NPTI’s forte in training lies in its state-of-the-art training support services such as audio-visual aids, computer compatible projection systems, slide and film projectors, VCRs, recording decks, synchronised projection systems, video recording for mirroring technique etc. together with graphic and photographic studios for development of training materials.

One Response to National Power Training Institute

  1. Milan Gupta says:

    i want to do training regarding hydro power projects..can i know the best opition

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