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CPRI RESEARCH CENTRE (Recognized by Visvesvaraya Technological University - VTU, Belgaum) CENTRAL POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (A Govt.

of India Society, Ministry of Power) Prof.Sir C.V.Raman Road, Sadashivanagar P.O. PB No.8066, BANGALORE 560 080 ADVERTISEMENT NO: CPRI/R&D/01/2012 RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME (JRF / SRF) To assist Project Investigators on collaborative research projects of national importance, few Research Fellow positions are available. Applications are invited from candidates who are willing to work for M.Sc., (Engg) by research / Ph.D on full time basis at CPRI Research Centre, CPRI, Bangalore, in the following areas: (1) Electrical & Electronics (2) Mechanical (3) Civil Mode of Selection: CPRI will shortlist the candidates for Ph.D / M.Sc (Engg). Shortlisted candidates should apply to VTU through CPRI Research Centre for Ph.D / M.Sc (Engg) by research. Candidates who pass the entrance examination & interview and approved to pursue Ph.D / M.Sc (Engg) by research, by VTU are eligible for Award of Fellowship. Please visit for details regarding examination, rules & regulations, entrance examination etc., at List of broad area & specific projects with locations indicated. The student could indicate locations to work for research. Last date for receipt of application is 31st December, 2012. For details please visit at


CPRI RESEARCH CENTRE (Recognized by Visvesvaraya Technological University - VTU, Belgaum) CENTRAL POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (A Govt. of India Society, Ministry of Power) Prof.Sir C.V.Raman Road, Sadashivanagar P.O. PB No.8066, BANGALORE 560 080 ADVERTISEMENT NO: CPRI/R&D/01/2012 JUNIOR / SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (JRF/SRF) PROGRAMME Central Power Research Institute is a premier National body under Ministry of Power, Government of India, promoting applied research in Power System Technology Development. It has several laboratories and state-of-art facilities for evaluation of Electrical Materials and performance of Power Equipment. It also acts as the National Testing & Certification Authority and the apex body for initiating and coordinating Research and Development. As a part of the research initiative of CPRI, Junior/Senior Research Fellowship Programme is being launched. Under this programme a Junior/Senior Research Fellow will work full time at CPRI in different laboratories at Bangalore and other units of CPRI. Necessary laboratory, computational and Library facilities shall be provided to work on CPRI identified research projects. The list showing major thrust areas of research enclosed (Annexure I). General Information Minimum eligibility: Senior Research Fellow (SRF): Post Graduate in Engineering with first class in the relevant area of specialization with consistently high level of academic record and aptitude for research. Junior Research Fellow (JRF): Graduate in Engineering / Masters Degree in Science, with first class in the relevant branch of Engineering / Science with consistently high level of academic record and aptitude for research. Selection: Initial selection will be based on marks obtained at the qualifying examination and personal interview. CPRI will shortlist the candidates for Ph.D / M.Sc (Engg). Shortlisted candidates should apply to VTU through CPRI Research Centre for Ph.D / M.Sc (Engg). Candidates who pass the entrance examination & interview and are declared eligible for Ph.D / M.Sc (Engg), by VTU may approach CPRI for release of order for Award of Fellowship. Duration: Duration of Fellowship is three years with a provision of extension up to one year in exceptional cases, based on the recommendation of the competent authority. Evaluation of Project: The progress of the research project carried out by SRF/JRF will be evaluated every three months by the evaluation committee. Remuneration and other facilities: 1. SRF shall get Rs 22,000/ (Fixed) (Rupees Twenty twenty-two thousand only) per month 2. JRF shall get Rs 15,000/ (Fixed) (Rupees Fifteen thousand rupees only) per month 3. SRF and JRF shall get up to Rs 25,000 (Twenty five thousand rupees only) as a lump sum payment per year, based on the recommendation of the committee.

4. Reimbursement of expenditure up to Rs. 20,000/- (Twenty Thousand only) during the programme for contingency expenditure purpose for the project and recommended by the competent authority. 5. The SRF/JRF researchers are required to visit/stay at project sites depending on the exigencies in connection with the project work. 6. Expenditure towards attending seminars/training programmes relevant to the project, will be provided as per CPRI norms. Publication / Patent: The results of Fellows research work may be published in standard Journals / Seminars / Conferences etc., at the discretion of the guide. It should be ensured that the assistance provided by CPRI is always acknowledged in all such publications / presentations. One copy of the published research paper / papers shall be sent to CPRI. The right to commercial exploitation of the results and patent right arising out of the investigation / research will, however, rest exclusively with CPRI. Other terms: 1. CPRI will have exclusive rights on the selection of research subject & research findings. 2. Research Fellows may be permitted to extend his/her research work for the award of M.Sc., (Engg) by Research / Doctoral / Post Doctoral degree. 3. The research programme is on tenure basis only and CPRI will be under no obligation to provide permanent employment to SRF/JRF. A few research fellows with right aptitude may be utilized for consultancy work carried out in CPRI. 4. The upper age limit for the above posts is 30 years as on last date for submission of applications. However, the age is relaxable by 3 years in case of OBC candidates and 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST category. Government of India norms will be followed. 5. Copies of the certificates related to age, qualifications, caste, experience etc., shall be submitted along with the application form. 6. One recent passport size photograph shall be affixed to the application form. 7. Candidates already working in any Government organisation, should apply through proper channel. 8. Institute reserves the right not to fill up the posts, if it so desires. Mere fulfillment of the minimum prescribed conditions will not vest any right to a candidate being called for written test/Interview. No correspondence will be entertained as regards short-listing/calling for written test/Interview, selection or appointment. For academic, the candidate needs to fulfill all rules & regulations of VTU including appearing for examinations. 9. Candidates called for written test/Interview shall appear for the same at their own cost. 10. CPRI reserve right to terminate the fellowship if the progress is not satisfactory. 11. CPRI reserves the right to change rules and regulations governing research work and the students are obliged to abide by it.
How to apply:

Candidates may apply in the prescribed application form given in Annexure II. The envelop containing the application shall be superscribing as APPLICATION FOR JRF / SRF and send it to the following address: JOINT DIRECTOR (R&D) R&D Management Division Central Power Research Institute Prof.Sir C.V. Raman Road, PB NO.8066, Sadashiva Nagar P.O. Bangalore 560 080

ANNEXURE I Research topics under thrust areas LOCATION: BANGALORE / NAGPUR GENERATION THERMAL GENERATION State-of-art New Technology Demonstration Projects in Generation Sector Advanced surface engineering technology for higher life expectancy of plant components in respect of (i) silt mitigation of hydel components and (ii) critical parts of burners, shield and liner in thermal power plants Development of sensor systems for online fuel calorific value & un-burnt carbon in ash measurement. Steam Generator condition assessment model through neutron activation techniques Development of desalination technology with LP exhaust steam/ Solar heat source (10 cubic m/hr) Advanced RLA methodologies. ESP- Reducing emissions to 50mg/m3 Coal fired plants- life extension Reduction of cost of generation Energy Storage Devices: Large capacity Power Storage Technology LOCATION: BANGALORE HYDRO GENERATION Excavation of large size Caverns with appropriate stabilization technology Soft rock tunneling Application of GIS / GPS in river inflow / discharge measurements, flood forecasting, etc. Problems due to Silting in Hydro plants-R&D for Turbine components etc. LOCATION: BANGALORE ENVIRONMENTAL Technology development of flue gas desulphurization system for NE high sulphur coal through electron beam (SO2 to SO3 conversion) CO2 storage in geological formations like Basalt and Sedimentary rocks Value added products technology demonstration and production centers for fly ash utilization. Emission control technologies for NOx, SOx LOCATION: BANGALORE / HYDERABAD / BHOPAL / NOIDA / KOLKATA TRANSMISSION Wide area measurements for grid protection & control SCADA (Complying with IEEE 61850) & related demonstration projects High Capacity +/-800kV UHVDC Multi terminal system for long distance power transfer. Development of online monitoring systems for substation equipments (like transformers, breakers, CTs, etc.) to get early warning of failures Advanced Power Electronic Technologies for Transmission (FACTS Controllers) Operator Training Simulator Implementation aspects of High Surge Impedance Loading line.

Power System Security & Reliability Transmission line tower design and optimization for 765kV D/C lines Compact Towers like pole towers, delta configuration towers and narrow based towers. Compact Transmission Lines Compact Transmission line supports using FRP composites High Temperature Conductors Seismic Qualification of Sub-station Equipment Application of new technologies Intelligent Grid, Wide Area Monitoring, Voltage Security assessment, Dynamic Security Assessment. Corona cage studies, Air gap insulation studies and voltage distribution studies for 1200kV Transmission system. Development of Polymer rod 120kN and 160kN AC insulator for 400kV AC transmission lines, in heavily polluted areas. Pollution mapping and Design of external insulation to enhance the pollution withstand capabilities of insulators in power transmission network. Polymer composite insulators for transmission lines in polluted areas. On-line transformer monitoring techniques for monitoring of critical parameters of power transformers. Nano Technology Materials for Insulators & Insulating Materials

LOCATION: BANGALORE DISTRIBUTION AC / DC Micro-grid demonstration project by deploying various distributed energy resources, energy storage systems, communication systems, AMR, VSC, DVR, STATCOM, etc. for improving reliability and power quality Energy storage schemes for improving the reliability of sensitive loads Development of Standards & Protocol for energy metering Power line communication technology in Distribution Load Research (Load modeling) LOCATION: BANGALORE RENEWABLES Demonstration of direct alcohol/polymer electrolyte fuel cell plant(5 kw/2kw) Demonstration of LED lighting for rural electrification of one model village Solar bio photovoltaic cells for generation of Hydrogen, methane using hybrid organic / inorganic system Development of geothermal power generation technology Distributed Generation Major Project Gas-cum-Solar Hybrid Project FUELS Combustion modeling and technologies for utilizing un-burnt carbon in ash in PFB gasification Development of multiple feed conditioning system for biomass fired boiler Advanced circulating pressurized fluidized bed gasifier