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NTPC to hire 3,500 execs in three years

February 18, 2008 10:34 IST

Power generation major NTPC Limited will recruit about 3,500 personnel, mostly engineers and management trainees, in the next three years.

The company is enhancing its capacity from the present 28,000Mw to 55,000Mw by the end of the Eleventh Five Year Plan and, therefore, fresh addition is necessary, GK Agarwal, executive director (human resources), NTPC, said.

Agarwal was delivering the keynote address at the two-day international symposium on management research organised by the Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM).

Moreover, the need to increase the manpower was felt more in view of the company diversifying into nuclear, hydel, thermal and renewable energy generation, along with power transmission, power trading and coal mining.

At present, NTPC has a total headcount of about 25,000. The public sector undertaking adds 400-500 personnel every year through general recruitment.

Agarwal said the company was also targeting to increase the capacity to 75,000Mw by 2017, for which it required trained manpower.

Towards this, NTPC has roped in academic institutions like IIT-Delhi and Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.

Besides, it has partnered institutions in Manchester and Singapore to develop training modules since the company was venturing into various projects abroad, he added.

BS Reporter in Chennai/ Trichy