NPCIL- Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited is a Public Sector Enterprise. The PSU functions under the administrative control of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. In 1987, the company got its full registration rights as a Public Limited Company under the 1956 Companies Act. The company has been working towards operating atomic power plants and implementing atomic power projects for generation of electricity in pursuance of the schemes and programmes of the Government of India. NPCIL also has equity participation in BHAVINI, another PSU of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). BHAVINI implements Fast Breeder Reactors programme in the country.

Role of NPCIL

The PSU is responsible for designing, constructing, commissioning and overseeing the running of nuclear power reactors. It is a profit making and dividend paying company. It holds the highest level of credit rating i.e. AAA. The honour was conferred to it by CRISIL and CARE.

Career prospects with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited

Candidates with suitable qualification can get recruited in the PSU at various positions. Although there are a huge number of vacancies that are announced on annual basis, we are mentioning here some of them:-

  • Engineering Graduate, Executives, Dy. Manager (Hospitality Service, Public Relations, Security, HR & F&A ), Executive Trainees- (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Civil etc.), General Manager (Finance & Accounts), Medical Officer / D (Specialists), Asst Gr, Stenographers and Pharmacist, Stipendiary Trainees/Scientific Assistants, Special Recruitment Drive for PWDs, ST/Tech. (Plant Operator/Maintainer), Nurse, Liaison Officers for Other Backward Classes (OBC), Junior Hindi Translator

Ongoing Recruitment for NPCIL

Candidates may have a look at the ongoing NPCIL Recruitment from the table below.

NPCIL Recruitment through GATE
NPCIL Recruitment through GATE 2018 Click Here
NPCIL Executive  Recruitment – Non-GATE 
NPCIL Stipendiary Trainee Recruitment 2017 Click Here

NPCIL’s Strength

NPCIL is currently leading 22 commercial 6780 MW holding capacity nuclear power reactors. There is a reactor fleet comprising of 2 Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) and 18 Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs). It includes a 100 MW of PHWR Station at Rajasthan and 2, 1000 MW VVER reactors added in the collect recently. It is called KKNPS-1 & 2. Moreover, there is also a 1000 MW VVER (Pressurised Water Reactor type). The reactor was put in commercial operation on 31 March 2017. NPCIL has 8 reactors under construction that have holding capacity of 6200 MW.

Plants being operated by NPCIL

  • Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS)
  • Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS)
  • Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS)
  • Kaiga Generating Station
  • Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS)
  • Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS)
  • Kudankulam Atomic Power Station (KKNPP)

Projects Under Construction

Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS)

Unit Number Reactor Type Capacity (MWe) Schedule Date of Commercial Operation Expected Date of Commercial Operation
7 Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor(PHWR) 700 Jun-2016 Under Review
8 Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor(PHWR) 700 Dec-2016 Under Review

Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS)

Unit Number Reactor Type Capacity (MWe) Schedule Date of Commercial Operation Expected Date of Commercial Operation
3 Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor(PHWR) 700 Jun-2015 Under Review
4 Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor(PHWR) 700 Dec-2015 Under Review

Special Note- Both the projects are yet to be commenced for commercial operation.

Major Projects Handled

  1. NPCIL taking possession of project land for NPP at Kovvada, Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh
  • About the Project- Andhra Pradesh State Government has handed over a land project to NPCIL to set up a Nuclear Power Project at Kovvada, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The Master Plan- NPCIL has implemented 6 units of light water reactors of AP1000 design. The design has been engineered by Westinghouse Electric Company, USA. The reactor holds the total capacity of 6 x 1208 MWe at Kovvada site in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Current Status– The land acquisition is in progress at Kovvada site

2. Completion of Inner Containment Dome Concreting at Unit-3 of KAPP-3&4 on 16th July 2017

  • About the Project- Kakrapar Atomic Power Project 3 & 4 is India’s first indigenously designed Nuclear Power Reactor holding the capacity of 700 MWe series.
  • Current Status- It has been in commercial use since 16th July 2017.

Special Note- IC dome concreting is one of the major activities on critical path of KAPP-3&4, completion of this activity takes us closer to project completion.

3. Calandria tube rolling in Unit-4 of KAPP-3&4 commenced on 01-July-2017

  • Commencement- Calandria tube rolling for unit started on 01st July 2017.
  • Current status– Till date 137/392 Calandria tubes rolling has been completed.


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