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The Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI) is an endeavour from the Tata Power Company to empower youth and others with employable skills, especially in the Power and allied sectors, and to address the skill gap challenge faced by the Indian Power Sector.

The Institute provides modular training and certification across a wide range of employable skills.

TPSDI was launched on Feb 9, 2015 as part of Tata Power's Centenary Year celebrations by the Tata Group Chairman.

The Institute has set up six training hubs in three locations in the country leveraging the facilities of Tata Power and its JV/Subsidiaries:

  • Shahad - Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Trombay - Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Vidyavihar - Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Maithon - Dhanbad, Jharkhand
  • Mundra - Kutch, Gujarat
  • Jojobera - Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

TPSDI also runs programs in collaboration with TPDDL CENPEID, Delhi. The Institute's unique training approach is designed for delivering skills with speed, scale, and standards.

The employability centric courses range from 2 to 12 weeks in duration and follow the TPSDI Competency Framework, which is congruous with the National Skill Quality Framework (NSQF). The TPSDI Competency Framework allows participants to swiftly pick up readily deployable skills and continue upgrading their skills after convenient intervals over a period of time.

Training at TPSDI ensures holistic development of trainees. In addition to technical skills, training at TPSDI also focuses on other dimensions of skill building, such as - numerical ability, science, basic IT, industry orientation, communication, soft skills & personality development, and work ethics, and places special emphasis on Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) considering the sector's specific need. The training consists of both knowledge and hands-on skills.

The Institute consciously works towards providing greater access to its courses to the members of disadvantaged sections of the society and those in the below-poverty-line (BPL) category.

The Indian Economy is one of the fastest growing economies of the world, as result of which, the demand for skilled workforce in various sectors in India is growing at a tremendous rate. The Indian Power Sector is poised for a huge addition in power generation, transmission and distribution capacity to fulfil the growing needs of both domestic and industrial users. Furthermore, there is a thrust by Government of India for deploying 175 GigaWatts of power generation capacity from renewable sources by 2022. In view of all this, the Power Sector is projected to need an aggregate of more than 20 lakh additional skilled technical workers by 2022.

On the supply side, India's population continues to grow and the country today has one of the highest number of people in the world who fall in the working age group. However, a significant percentage of India's huge workforce lacks employable skills due to lack of education, training facilities, inadequate skilling and lack of quality vocational training. This places a significant entry barrier to the job market. The skill gap pervades even the existing workforce, including that in the Power Sector.

TPSDI equips people with relevant employable skills that enable them to seize the emerging opportunities in the growing economy and also works towards bridging the yawning skill gap in the Power Sector. The modular approach of the Institute makes skilling achievable.

TPSDI offers a win-win proposition to all the parties and aims to deliver the value proposition as under:


Beneficiary - Learners

  • Existing workforce in the Power and Allied Sectors
  • New and aspiring entrants in the workforce, including women
  • Students of ITIs and other Vocational training Institutes
  • Class Xth and XIIth drop outs
  • Migrant workers and urban poor
  • Workforce in the unorganized sector
  • Rural and marginalized youth
  • Members of SC/ST and minority communities

Learners can benefit by enrolling for skill development courses for:

  • Skilling, Reskilling, Upskilling
  • Certification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Placement assistance
  • Skill registry

Beneficiary - Employers

  • Principal Companies
  • Service Providers
  • Small and Medium Contractors

Employers can benefit by:

  • Nominating workforce for Training and Certification and RPL by TPSDI
  • Participating in Campus Hiring
  • Accessing the TPSDI skill registry for their hiring needs
  • Seeking customized training for their specific needs

Beneficiary - Partners

  • Govt. and Non. Govt. Training Institutes
  • Content Partners
  • Delivery Partners
  • Mobilization Partners (including NGOs, NPOs, and other civil society institutions)
  • Placement Partners

Partners can benefit

  • Collaborating efforts with TPSDI in their respective areas for greater outreach and impact
  • Utilizing TPSDI facilities and training resources for skill development activities

Beneficiary - Consumers

  • End Customer/Users of Services

Consumers can benefit through:

  • Better quality of services and better overall value
  • Ethical, professional and effective workforce
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