Power Training Institute, Southern Region is one of the 9 (Nine)
Institutes under National Power Training Institute, a Registered
Society functioning with the grant-in-aid from Ministry of Power,
Government of India. National Power Training Institute, Southern
Region, Neyveli is the very first Power Training Institute in
the country. It was started in 1965 as Steam Power Station Personnel
Training Institute later renamed as Thermal Power Station Personnel
Training Institute under the erstwhile Central Water Power Commission.
objective of setting-up of this Training Institute was to provide
a centralized facility for Training the Engineers of Thermal
Power Stations which were coming up in the country during that
was chosen for setting up this Institute as six Thermal units
of 300 MW were commissioned and units for another 300MW were
under construction at that time at Neyveli as a turn-key project
by Russians. Since consultancy for Neyveli Thermal Power Station
was provided by Central Water Power Commission the Commission
set up this Training Institute at Neyveli for utilizing the expertise
of M/s Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited Engineers in O&M
of Thermal Power Stations to Train the Engineers of other Electricity
Boards which were also establishing large Thermal Generating
units that time.
Institute has undergone many changes since 1965 and had continuous
growth. With the bifurcation of Central Water Power Commission
into Central Electricity Authority and Central Water Commission
in seventies, the Institute came under Central Electricity Authority.
the late 1970s the Raj Dekshya Committee set up by Government
of India to improve Power Sector of the country, recommended
among many things formal Training for the personnel employed
in the Power Industry.
the Indian Electricity Rule was amended and under Rule No.3,
a clause has been brought in to make Training mandatory for the
personnel employed in the generating stations and associated
sub stations. With this the Thermal Power Station Personnel Training
Institutes including the TPSPTI Neyveli under Central Electricity
Authority were carved out and formed into a separate autonomous
body under Ministry of Power as Power Engineers Training Society
in 1980 to give more importance for Power Training and to have
a accelerated growth of the Institutes. P.E.T.S was later renamed
as National Power Training Institute (NPTI) in 1993.
organisation had collaboration with the then Central Electricity
Generating Board of United Kingdom to modernise the Training
programs. A number of Trainers have been sent to U.K. and provided
advanced Training both in latest developments in Power Industry
as well Training methodology. The Neyveli Institute providing
Training only in the field of Thermal Generation earlier stared
Training activities in other areas such as Transmission, Distribution
etc. Hence the TPSPTI, Neyveli is renamed as National Power Training
Institute (Southern Region).
Power Training Institute, Southern Region, Neyveli during the
various regimes made a continuous growth. Started functioning
in 1965 in a temporary building provided by M/s Neyveli Lignite
Corporation Ltd., later moved to its own premises sprawling over
50 acres with all amenities in Neyveli Township. Also the Institute
which was conducting Training only in Thermal Power Generation
now equipped itself to conduct Training in all segments of Power
Sector i.e. Generation, Transmission and Distribution. In the
last 4 decades of its existence NPTI (SR) has trained thousands
of Engineers, Supervisors and Technicians from most of the Electricity
Boards, public and private sector utilities.
(SR) is continuously updating its Training Programs to meet the
changing needs of the Power Industry and introduce innovative
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