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NPTI - shaping ‘powerful’ careers

SOUGHT AFTER: NTPI is a premier institute in human resources development in the Indian power sector.

SOUGHT AFTER: NTPI is a premier institute in human resources development in the Indian power sector.  



NTPI-trained engineers have high demand in the job market, writes K. VIJAYABHASKARA REDDY

With its robust growth, the power sector is now an emerging destination for engineering graduates, those who are looking for careers beyond IT sector.

Notwithstanding the global slowdown, the sector is projected to become one of the hectic areas of economic activity, which will require 3.5 lakh technical manpower by 2012.

However, there is a colossal gap between demand and supply of manpower due to absence of power specific training institutes in the country, says N. S. Saxena, Director-General of National Power Training Institute (NPTI), the pioneering institute in human resources development in Indian power sector.

The NPTI is headquartered in Faridabad and operates on an all-India basis through its institutes in Neyveli, Durgapur, Bangalore, New Delhi, Nagpur, Guwahati and Nangal in Punjab.

Courses

It offers six post-engineering degrees and one post-diploma degree, which are designed to cater to technical and management needs of thermal, hydro and nuclear power plants, transmission and distribution systems. They are offered at different NPTI institutes simultaneously, but have separate admission notifications.

The two-year MBA in Power Management is offered at Centre for Advanced Management and Power Studies in Faridabad. The course has 60 seats and admission will be in August on the basis of CAT score, Group Discussion and personal interview.

The one-year PG Diploma in Thermal Power Plant Engineering is offered at New Delhi, Nagpur, Durgapur, Neyveli and Guwahati centres. Each centre has 50 seats and admissions take place in August. Graduates of BE, B.Tech, B.Sc in Engineering or equivalent degree with Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Power Engineering subjects can apply.

The one-year Post Diploma in Thermal Power Plant Engineering is for diploma holders in engineering. The course is offered at New Delhi, Nagpur, Neyveli and Durgapur centres. Each of them has 50 seats and admissions will be in October.

The 26-week Operations and Maintenance of Transmission and Distribution Systems course is offered at Nagpur, Bangalore and Guwahati, with 50 seats at each centre. Admissions will take place in September at Nagpur, January and August at Bangalore and in November at Guwahati. Those who have BE, B.Tech or equivalent qualifications with Electrical, Electronics and Power Engineering are eligible to apply.

The one-year PG Diploma in Hydro Power Plant Engineering has 50 seats and is offered only at Nangal centre. Candidates with BE, B.Tech or equivalent qualifications with Electrical, Electronics and Power Engineering are eligible to apply and admission will be in June.

The one-year PG Diploma in GIS & Remote Sensing is offered at Faridabad. The course has 50 seats and is open for students from engineering and geo sciences. Admissions will be in November.

Job prospects

NTPI-trained engineers have a high demand in the job market thanks to acute shortage of technical professionals in power sector. They enjoy a special advantage as there is no other institute on par with NPTI to train the professionals. The institute is known for its state-of-the-art facilities and well-qualified teaching faculty. The courses also include on-job training at various power plants to give them real-time experience. Those interested can visit the institute’s website ‘ >http://www.npti.nic.in’.



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