National Power Training Institute
NPTI-Southern Region, Block-14, Neyveli, Tamilnadu


Post Diploma in Thermal Power Plant Engineering

In the lines of PGDC, sensing the need for trained manpower in the supervisory cadre a Post Diploma Course in Thermal Power Plant Engineering of one year duration was launched by NPTI in the year 2000 and six batches have already turned out of this Institute. Like PGDC candidates there is a good reception for PDC holders also in the Power Industry and they are well placed. The demand for these candidates is increasing every year.

This course is meant for Diploma holders in Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics or Instrumentation & Control Disciplines.

This one-year course is conducted in two semesters. The semester wise topics are

I Semester
i) Basic Concepts and Off Site Facilities
ii) Steam Generators
iii) Turbines and Ancillaries
iv) Electrical Machines and Systems

II Semester
i) Erection and Commissioning
ii)Control, Instrumentation and Information Technology
iii) Operation & Performance Monitoring
iv) Power Plant Maintenance
v) Seminar

As this course is meant for both Electrical and Mechanical Diploma holders, a Bridge course of 2 weeks duration is conducted for all the students in the beginning .The students from mechanical stream is given exposure on Electrical Engineering and that of Electrical stream on Mechanical Engineering.

The salient feature of this Programme is apart from class room lectures and practical in the Institute, the course includes guided on job training on operation and maintenance practices in a large Thermal Power Station and 2 weeks hands on Training in a full scope Thermal Power Station Simulator. This makes the candidates to handle O&M field works independently on completion of the course.

This course meets the mandatory requirements under Rule 3(2-A) of Indian Electricity Rules for O&M Engineers of large Thermal Power Stations. The holders of this Post Diploma are entitled to obtain the Power Generating Station O&M Competency Certificate from State Electrical Licensing Boards.

The course normally commences in NPTI (SR) Neyveli in the middle of October every year. Notification on this will be issued in Employment News and leading newspapers in August/September. Admission will be done by NPTI (SR).


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