NPTI’s Corporate Centre campus is spread over a picturesque landscape of about 15 acres in Faridabad in the suburbs of New Delhi in the National Capital Region (NCR). The campus is located, just about 5 kms from New Delhi - Haryana Border, about 30 kms from the International Airport and 25 kms from New Delhi Railway Station.
The Campus houses the Institute building, Guest House, Hostels, Sports facilities and Residential quarters for the employees. The main Institute building houses lecture halls, Syndicate Room, Board Room (Sanctum Sanctorum), Library, a Real-time, Full-scope & DDC based Dual facility 500 MW Training Simulator, a 430 MW Full Scope Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Simulator, IT Centre, and the associated offices etc. A centrally air conditioned 275 seat capacity Auditorium with latest Audio/ Video System has been established. A Conference Hall (55 seats) is also available for holding seminars, workshops and conferences. NPTI has exclusive multi-media Computer Based Training (CBT) Packages Development Centre. A GIS Resource Centre and a Computer Lab. with 120 latest computer machines has also been established at the Corporate Office, Faridabad.
Well-furnished Executive Hostel and Trainee Hostel with lodging and boarding facilities are available to accommodate about 550 trainees at NPTI Complex, Faridabad. Separate Girl’s hostel with a capacity of 25 inmates is also available for female trainees.
NPTI’s Corporate Centre library has a large collection of books and video packages on Modern Power Station Technology, various branches of Engineering, Computer Sciences, Industrial Relations, Management, Power Reforms, Regulatory issues, Attitudinal Reorientation etc. It also subscribes to a number of Indian and foreign technical journals and periodicals. As many as ---75 Technical Manuals/Books have been published by NPTI with lucid presentations to enhance the conceptual understanding of various sub-systems. These are available at nominal prices for procurement by Power Utilities and industries.
A Corporate Film of 22 minutes duration depicting education and training being provided by various Institutes and other achievements of NPTI has been got prepared. This Corporate Film also mentions about various customers of NPTI including Indian and foreign client organsiations, PSUs and other stakeholders.
Two new Models on ‘Hot Line Maintenance’ and ‘500 MW Training Simulator’ were got made and kept in India International Trade Fair, 2011 which were very much appreciated by all the visitors.
Indoor and outdoor sports and games facilities such as Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Tennis, Table Tennis, Caroms, etc., have been developed and students/trainees are encouraged to avail these facilities. A full-fledged Gym has been set up for the trainees. Yoga classes are conducted to keep the students physically and mentally fit and to reduce stress.
Centre for Advanced Management and Power Studies (CAMPS)
NPTI has established a Centre for Advanced Management and Power Studies (CAMPS) at the Corporate Office, Faridabad for the higher echelons of Power Sector. Under the auspices of CAMPS, a 2-year MBA in Power Management Program is being organized. CAMPS also offers several highly specialized programs, seminars and workshops on Frontier Technologies and Managerial aspects, Regulatory Issues etc. for the higher echelons of the Power & allied Energy Sectors.
Centre for Excellence in GIS & Remote Sensing
A Centre of Excellence in (Geographical Information Systems) GIS has been established at NPTI Complex, Faridabad in technical collaboration with M/s. CES Technologies Private Limited, engaged in IT consultancy and GIS enabled services. The Centre of Excellence in GIS provides a core knowledge base and disseminates geospatial knowledge to the society at large through education, training, research and consultancy. The Centre also addresses the vast latent requirement of GIS in terms of development of fundamental technology and evolving customized solutions, which are the need of the day. Further, the Centre would also provide synergy of industry and academia experience to undertake industry oriented GIS projects through joint consultancy. As an initial step, NPTI has launched a One year Post Graduate Diploma Program in GIS & RS during the year 2007-08 for Engineering and Geo Science graduates to provide a sound understanding of GIS & RS concepts for those wishing to take up GIS and allied subjects as their career.
The Regional Institutes of NPTI are located at Neyveli (Tamilnadu) established in 1965, Durgapur (West Bengal) established in 1968, Northern Region (New Delhi) established in 1974, Western Region (Nagpur) established in 1975 to cater to the training needs of the different power zones of the country. The specialized Power Systems Training Institute (PSTI) and the Hot Line Training Centre (HLTC) at Bangalore (Karnataka) of Central Electricity Authority established in 1972 and 1975 respectively were merged with NPTI with effect from 1.04.2002. NPTI has established a Regional Power Training Institute at the temporary site of Narangi Complex of ASEB, Guwahati on 23.9.2003.
Computer labs with the latest Pentium machines having access to the Internet are available at all the Regional Institutes. Students are encouraged to use these facilities extensively during and after the class-room sessions to enhance and update their Computer skills together with access to internet facilities for continual up gradation of power sector related information. Besides, all the officers have been provided with Computers together with Internet facility and connected in LAN for sharing of Data and file systems to gradually progress towards a Hi-Tech IT driven paperless office.
The Institutes have built well equipped laboratories and workshops with wide ranging facilities for imparting training to Technicians, Operators and Engineers in various aspects of Power Stations. Some of the areas where expertise has been built are:
Control and Instrumentation Lab. with facilities for testing, collaboration and repairs of different types of process control instruments.
Maintenance workshops for Valves, Bearings & Shaft alignment, Pumps, Motors etc.
Electrical Labs. with facilities for testing of relays, electrical equipments, insulating oils etc. along with repairs as per requirement.
Open Learning Centres (OLCs)
Open Learning Centres (OLCs) is the infrastructural facility available to help the trainees/trainers to go through the multimedia Computer Based Training (CBT) Packages at their own choice and pace without any assistance of the subject expert. The multimedia CBT packages developed are being used by the Institutes for training. Additionally, all the OLCs have complete Internet access through all days of the week.
All the Institutes have good number of working and non-working models relating to various main systems and equipments of Thermal, Hydro and Power System Models for demonstrations in the diversified areas of training.
Audio Visual Aids
All the Institutes are well equipped with Audio Visual aids which are required for efficient running of training programs. Latest computer compatible projection systems have been added in the existing slide projectors, overhead projectors, video cassette recorders, recording decks, personal computers, slide synchronized packages for various lessons in operation and maintenance of power stations.
The Institutes have modern libraries having large collection of books and video cassettes on Power Station Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Control & Instrumentation, Electronics, Computers, Management, Information Technology etc. The Institutes subscribe to a variety of Indian and foreign periodicals and journals for keeping in tune with the latest developments in Engineering & Technology.
Hostels, Guest House, Auditorium, Staff Quarters etc. at the Regional Institutes
All the Regional Institutes of NPTI have well-furnished Hostels for trainees and students, Separate Girls Hostel with lodging and boarding facilities, Guest Houses, Recreation Centres, Play grounds etc. The Institutes also house Auditorium/Conference Halls for holding Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. All units of NPTI have Staff Quarters for the employees.
Power Systems Training Institute (PSTI)
Power Systems Training Institute, Bangalore located in about 17 acres of land with excellent infrastructure and training facilities imparts training in power systems and related areas with facilities such as a Dispatcher Training Simulator, Power Line Carrier Communication Laboratory, Relay & Testing laboratories, Power Loading Simulator laboratory etc. Several short-term specialized courses in various areas such as Metering, Power System Studies Operation, Control, Protection and SCADA, EHV Substations, Switchgear, Energy Audit, Transmission & Distribution, Indian Electricity Rules etc., are conducted for the benefit of the Power Sector and related areas for State Utilities /CPSUs etc.
Hot Line Training Centre (HLTC)
Hot Line Training Centre, Bangalore located in a picturesque 60 acres of land complete with excellent infrastructural facilities was established in 1975 for imparting Live Line Maintenance training to personnel from State Electricity Boards/Public Supply Undertakings etc. Highly specialized skill technique based courses viz., Live Line Maintenance Techniques using Hot Stick method and Bare Hand techniques are conducted at this Institute, the only one of its kind in South East Asia. Training is being imparted by utilizing the experimental live lines in the yard consisting from 11 kV to 220 kV erected in the Training Centre’s premises for this purpose. As part of the training the trainees are also made to work on live commercial lines of Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd./ Power Grid Corporation Ltd. (ranging in voltage levels from 66 kV to 220 kV/400 kV). Specially trained in-house Expert Faculty is available for conducting these courses.