Autonomous Bodies

1. Central Power Research Institute (CPRI)

The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) was established in Bangalore by the Government of India in 1960. It was organized into an autonomous society in the year 1978 under the aegis of the Ministry of Power, Government of India. The main objective of setting up the Institute was to serve as a National Laboratory for undertaking applied research in electric power engineering besides functioning as an independent National Testing and Certification Authority for electrical equipment and components to ensure reliability and improve, innovate and develop new products.

For further details, please surf the site at :


2. National Power Training Institute (NPTI)

National Power Training Institute (NPTI) has been set up by Government of India to function as the National Apex Body for the Human Resources Development of Power Sector personnel in India.

The Headquarters of NPTI is located at NPTI Complex, Sector-33, Faridabad (Haryana). It operates on all India basis through its four Regional Power Training Institutes located at Neyveli (Tamil Nadu), Durgapur (West Bengal), Badarpur (New Delhi) and Nagpur (Maharashtra). The NPTI including its four Regional Power Training Institutes, is fully equipped with the latest state-of-the-art training infrastructure and having expert faculties with long years of professional and teaching background. The Institutes are conducting a number of training programmes for Power Engineers, Operators and Technicians in the areas of Thermal and Hydro Power Generation, Power System and other related areas. The Training Institute at Badarpur is equipped with a computer based full scope replica simulator of 210MW Fossil Fuel Thermal Power Plant to provide off-job/hands on training. Two more simulators of 500 MW and 210MW have been commissioned at NPTI H.Q., Faridabad and at Nagpur Institute respectively. In addition, an Institute for Advanced Learning & Management Studies for higher echelons of Power Sector is being established at NPTI Complex, Faridabad. It will have departments in specialised areas of Hydro, Thermal, Power System and Management Studies. It will function as a nodal Institute for Power Sector training not only for designing, implementing and supervising the whole power sector training activities but also to create the right type of organisational culture.

For further details, please surf the site at :