Graduate Diploma in Thermal Power Plant Engineering
the Power Sector Reforms and opening-up of the Sector to
Private participation, there is a great demand for the trained
man power for the new Power Stations and Distribution companies
set up by both the Public and Private Power companies. Weaving
formal education with Industry oriented specialised skills
to create a pool of technically trained manpower for ready
availability for recruitment by such companies, NPTI launched
one year ‘Post Graduate Diploma Course in Thermal Power
Plant Engineering’ in 1996. So far 16 batches have
successfully come out and those completed this course are
well placed in leading companies through campus interviews.
There is an overwhelming response for this course.
This course is meant for graduates holding B.E or equivalent
Degree in Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics or Instrumentation & Control
The PGDC is conducted in a modular basis and the Programme covers
the following modules:
Power Plant Description - Industrial Safety - Scheme Briefing
and Tracing-Power Plant Operation - On job Training (Operation)
- P.P.Commissioning - P.P.Performance - Metallurgy - Environmental
Management - P.P.Protection - Load Despatch - P.P.Chemistry -
Computer Application - Control & Instrumentation - Maintenance
Planning & Cost Control - NDT &Welding-Maintenance practice & Inspection
- On job Training(Maintenance) - Simulator - Project.
ON-JOB AND SIMULATOR TRAINING
The salient feature of this Programme is apart from class room
lectures and practical in the Institute, the course includes
12 weeks of 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 works independently
on completion of the course.
O&M COMPETENCY CERTIFICATE
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.
course normally commences in all Regional Institutes of NPTI
including NPTI (SR) Neyveli in the middle of August every year.
Notification on this will be issued in Employment News and leading
newspapers in February/March. Admission will be done centrally
by NPTI through Common Entrance Test.