NPTI: Courses, Facilities


The National Power Training Institute, Durgapur has been set up by the Government of India under the Ministry of Power to run as the National Apex Body for Human Resources Development of Indian Power Sector. Durgapur is one of the nine Regional Institutes of NPTI authorised in 1968. The Corporate Office of NPTI is established at NPTI Complex and other regional institutes placed at Neyveli (Tamilnadu), Badarpur (New Delhi), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Guwahati (Assam), Nangal (Punjab), Faridabad (Haryana) and Bengaluru (Karnataka).

NPTI’s institutes are fully outfitted with the newest state-of-the-art-training foundation and also skilful faculty with hard years of trained and pedagogy experience with satisfactory research and development exposure. These Institutes are carrying a number of training programs for Power Engineers, Operators and Technicians in the areas of Thermal and Hydro Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution System and other related areas. 

To provide quality, customer-focused, satisfactory training courses with sustainable improvement plan and targeting the potential upcoming technology-driven training requirement for power sector personnel NPTI has implemented an Integrated Management System in line with ISO 9001:2008 and EMS 14001:2005 for a better understanding and follow up of inside improvement process and to produce more value to the participating institutions of power sector.

NPTI Admissions will be notified through an advertisement that appears in leading National Newspapers/Employment News in the month of March/April. The college also has a good infrastructure to assist students and a good hostel as well for students who are staying away from home.

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National Power Training Institute Highlights:

NPTI (Eastern Region) Durgapur performs an essential role in the domain of HRD in the Power Sector as a preeminent Institute in the Eastern Region and till March 2010 has tutored about 30000 Power Sector staff in technical and managerial work development programs including various professional and academic courses.

 Type of University Public 
Year of Establishment  1968 
Approval AICTE 
Certification ISO 9001:2015
NPTI Facilities  Hostel, Class Room, Library, Conference Hall 
NPTI Placement   The Placement Cell presents the infrastructural availabilities to conduct group discussions, tests and interviews.
NPTI Address   Michael Faraday Street, City Centre, Durgapur, West Bengal-713216
NPTI Courses Offered  PDC, B.Tech and PGDC NPTI Course Fee
NPTI Contact Number 0343-2546237

National Power Training Institute Courses:

NPTI Durgapur offers courses in PDC, B.Tech and PGDC for students. The information below gives discipline, courses and specializations in detail.

Discipline   Course Specialization 
 Engineering PDC Thermal Power Plant Engineering 
  B.Tech Thermal Power Plant Engineering 
  PGDC Thermal Power Plant Engineering 

National Power Training Institute Departments:

All different departments focus on different aspects of thermal power plant engineering. Since the thermal power plant consists of three different departments, management has to have a separate department for each aspect of the thermal power plant engineering. The three departments are shown below:

  • Mechanical
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical

National Power Training Institute Facilities:

NPTI furnishes a good amount of facilities for students on the campus. Students can enjoy student life at the institute with different comforts. NPTI ensures that facilities are well and truly comfortable for students so that it won't bother students in academics and result in a bad academic performance. The below-mentioned are the facilities provided by the college:

  • Hostel
  • Library
  • Conference Hall
  • Recreation
  • Workshop
  • Labs
  • Open Learning Centre

National Power Training Institute Placement:

NPTI Durgapur has a separate placement cell at the Institution. Placement cell plays an indispensable role in the college to coordinate the campus recruitment programs for PGDC Trainees, PDC Trainees & B.Tech Students. The Placement Cell provides the infra-structural tools to conduct group discussions, tests and interviews. 

National Power Training Institute Fee Details:

The fee structure for all the courses are given below:

  • The course fee for B.Tech is INR 56,000/- per annum.
  • The PDC course fee is INR 110,000/- per annum.
  • PGDC course fee is INR 110,000/- per annum.

National Power Training Institute FAQs:

  1. How many courses does the college offer?
    - Only two courses are offered by the college and they are PDC and PGDC.
  2. Which branch students can apply for this institute?
    - Only Mechanical, Instrumentation and Electrical students can apply for this college.
  3. What is the entrance test for students to get admission into this college?
    - All the students who wish to get admission in this college need to appear for the Common Entrance Test, commonly known as CET.

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National Power Training Institute Eligibility Criteria:

Since the institute is exclusively for thermal power plants, only a handful of groups can apply for PDC and PGDC. Students need to verify their group before applying for admission to the college. The eligibility criteria for both courses are mentioned below:

 Course Eligibility Criteria 
  • This program is for students with three years of full-time Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Instrumentation Engineering.
  • This program is open for  B.Tech/B.E. or equivalent in Mechanical/Electrical/Instrumentation selected through Common Entrance Test (CET).

National Power Training Institute Admissions:

Admission is done through the Common Entrance Test. All admissions are done on a merit basis. As for the notification of the exam, students need to check if the advertisement appears in leading National Newspapers/Employment News in the month of March/April. 


National Power Training Institute Hostel Details:

Hostels are accessible at NPTI to accommodate about 400 trainees. Those willing to avail the NPTI Facilities will have to inform management in advance to obtain confirmation. In case a student does not stay in the hostel, he has to make his own arrangements to reach the Institute. The hostel service is provided to the trainees only for the period of training course. The facilities provided by the hostel are mentioned below:

  • Canteen facilities are also available in the Hostels.
  • Recreation and indoor sports facilities like Table Tennis, Badminton, Carom, Chess etc. are available for trainees in Hostel.
  • Creating a harmonious atmosphere of a home away from home. 

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Soumya Dutta Batch 2020 B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]
Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020
3 Placements
4 Fees
4.5 Academics
4 Infrastructure

Placements & Internships : The placement was pretty good in 2009-2013, then it was more than 100%placement, now placement is not up to the mark. In our batch, only 11 students placed and the average package is around 5.5 lakh. For our batch only 2 companies were ther

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Debsubhro Roy Batch 2019 B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]
Reviewed on Feb 17, 2018

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Passing class 12 with at least 60% and AIEEE with a minimum rank of 200000 and best of luck.

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Avishek Banerjee Batch 2019 B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]
Reviewed on Feb 17, 2018
2.5 Placements
3.5 Fees
3.5 Academics
2.5 Infrastructure
1.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : Internships are provided by companies like Thermax. Key companies consist of Reliance Power , Thermax , Jindal Average salary is about INR 4 Lakhs per annum

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Admissions were conducted on the basis of WBJEE score. Cut

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Driptorshi Sarkar Batch 2018 Others
Reviewed on Nov 04, 2015
4 Academics
2.5 Fees
4.5 Placements

Placements & Internships : Internship options are provided to the students at National Power Training Institute Key companies that recruit here are JSL, Thermax, Bhushan Power, Thyssen Krupp, TCE, Tata Power, Adani, Adhunik, and Vedan

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