Power Plant Engineering in NPT

About NPTI

In regular Programs over the last 5 decades NPTI has trained over 2, 92,061 Power Professionals. NPTI is the world’s leading integrated power training institute. NPTI is the only institute of its kind in the world with a wide geographical spread and covering a wide gamut of academic and training programs in Power Sector.

In Power Sector with its Corporate Office at Faridabad NPTI had been providing its dedicated service for more than five decades, National Power Training Institute (NPTI), an ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 organization under Ministry of Power, Government of India is a National Apex body for Training and Human Resources Development.

General information

The Indian Power Sector with approx. 334.14 GW installed capacity along with modernization of Indian Power Sector also with technological advancements and sophistication during last few decades has, in turn, been demanding trained manpower. In addition, India is also likely to surpass 175 GW of Renewable Energy Target by 2022. With the Applied Engineering skills the technical knowledge acquired from Engineering Colleges provides the basic foundation, which needs to be supplemented so as to groom the engineers for efficient functioning at every stage of planning, designing, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, transmission and distribution of power supply industry.

Core values of NPTI

NPTI recognized the need for making this technically trained manpower readily available to the Power Sector in line with its present and future requirements. It was felt that requirement of trained manpower for Power Sector could be fulfilled if the engineers after passing their engineering degree are groomed by conducting a technical course approved by the competent authority of Government of India and giving them an exposure to the theoretical as well as practical aspects.

The “Post Graduate Diploma Course in Thermal Power Plant Engineering” has been one of the many flagship programs of NPTI. To suit the needs of the Power Sector NPTI has now re-designed the course contents upon assessing the next decade’s requirements. It is now renamed as “Post Graduate Diploma Course in Power Plant Engineering”. The course profile covers the emerging Power Sector needs. The product of the course has a promising record of employment in the power industry.


To give the Operators/Supervisors the knowledge and skill of overall operation and maintenance of Thermal Power Plants along with a specific background in Distribution Engineering. Adequate scientific and technical manpower at all levels is a prerequisite with a view to build adequate technical capacity and develop economically viable Energy sector and energy efficient systems and compliance of laudable objectives of the Govt. of India. The main aim of the courses is to create a pool of technically trained manpower readily available for recruitment to the State, Central and Private Power Utilities and allied Industries.

PGDC in Power Plant Engineering

The course covers operation and maintenance of Power Plants viz., Thermal including Gas, Solar, Wind, Biomass etc., with exposure to on-job training for substantiation of Operational and Maintenance practices and concepts. The program also satisfies all the requirements of on-going and emerging power sector needs The trained personnel shall develop the competence of O&M and Commissioning principles of plants based on different sources of energy.

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