February 4, 2010

CENTRAL POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE INVITING APPLICATION FOR SRF/JRF

CENTRAL POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE
(A Govt, of India Society, Ministry of power)

INVITING APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF SENIOR/JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (SRF/JRF) PROGRAM


Last date of receipt of Application: 19-Feb-2010



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, Senior/Junior Research Fellowship Programme is being launched. Under this programme a Senior/Junior Research Fellow will work full time at CPRI’s Centre for Collaborative & Advanced Research (CCAR) on a research theme/project for two years (extendable up to six months). The identified projects are given in Annexure – I. Necessary laboratory, computational and Library facilities shall be provided.

General Information

Minimum eligibility: 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.
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: Based on Written test/ Interview and past record.


Duration: Duration of research project will be two years with a provision of extension up to six months 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 18,000/ (Fixed) (Eighteen thousand rupees only) per month
2. JRF shall get Rs 15,000/ (Fixed) (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 will stay at CCAR within the CPRI premises on chargeable basis.
6. The SRF/JRF are required to visit/stay at project sites depending on the exigencies in connection with the project work.
7. Expenditure towards attending seminars/training programmes relevant to the project, will be provided as per CPRI norms.





National Perspective Plan (NPP) Projects
NPP-1
Development of Silt Erosion Resistant Nano-composite Coatings by Physical Vapour Deposition for Hydro Turbine Components.
Masters degree in Civil/Metallurgy


NPP-2
Tunneling in water charge zones under high hydro static pressure.
Masters degree in Civil


NPP-3
High Temperature Superconducting technology:
Design and development of HTS fault current limiter (FCL)
Design and development of HTS transformers
Masters degree in Electrical/Cryogenics


NPP-4
Development of DVR based voltage source stabilizers for process Industry
Masters degree in Electrical


NPP-5
Improvement in reliability, safety and long term performance of power and converter transformers through improvements in quality of transformer oil.
Masters degree in Electrical / M. Sc., in Chemistry


NPP-6
A Study on Stability & Reliability of the power system with large penetration of Wind Power.
Masters degree in Power System with knowledge in Simulation of Wind Generators.


NPP-7
Design, Development and Application aspects of STATCOM
Masters degree in Electrical



Research Contingency Projects

RC-1
Polymer campsite sections for compact transmission towers
Masters degree in Machine design / Manufacturing

RC-2
Study of smart grids and impact of renewable integration
Masters /Bachelors degree in CS, IT / Masters in Electronics

RC-3
Development of miniature specimen test techniques and advanced NDE approach for damage assessment in in-service high temperature power plant
Masters /Bachelors degree in Metallurgy/
Material science

RC-4
Design and development and validation of test suites for IEC 62056 (DLMS/COSEM) compliant energy meters
Masters /Bachelors degree in CS, IT

RC-5
Development of high performance polymeric components based on PEEK & PC for power sector applications
Masters/Bachelors degree in Chemical Engg/Chemistry


RC-6
Technology for design and development – engineering of HTS power apparatus: HTS power transformer and superconducting fault current limiter
Masters degree in Electrical/ Material Sc
Cryogenics/Physics


Exploratory Projects


EP-1
Compact Transformers
Masters degree in Electrical


EP-2
Power System Control and Protection: Wide Area Measurement system (WAMS)
Masters degree in Electrical


EP-3
Energy Storage Devices
Masters Degree in Mechanical / Material / Chemical



EP-4
Design & Development of HVDC Controls
ME in Power Systems / Power Electronics. Knowledge in HVDC controls is preferred


EP-5
Development of Web based portal
BE (CS / IT )



EP-6
Seismic testing of Pressurized Piping Loops
M.Tech or BE in Mechanical with 2 years experience in Vibration Testing


more details
http://www.cpri.in/others/careers/SRF%20&%20JRF%20website%20advt..pdf