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.

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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. NPTI has been providing its dedicated service for more than five (5) decades. The Headquarters of NPTI is located at NPTI Complex, Sector-33, Faridabad (Haryana).  
NPTI operates on a Pan- India basis through its eleven (11) institutes in different power zones of the country. The Institutes of NPTI are well equipped with Hi-Tech infrastructural facilities for conducting different courses on technical as well as management subjects covering the needs of Thermal, Hydro, Transmission & Distribution Systems, Regulatory and Energy related fields of the Indian Power and allied Energy Sectors. The institutes of NPTI are also well equipped with laboratories and workshops with wide ranging facilities for imparting training to all cadres including Technicians, Operators and Engineers, in various aspects of Power Generation, Transmission Distribution and Operation. 

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