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Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution (Electrical Technicians) (CCPD)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 3,600
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Technicians /Equivalent Tradesman or Manpower working in Electricity/Power Sector, adults 8th pass onwards,
Candidates having 10th /12th /Degree/ Diploma/ ITI are eligible
Target group:Who can be benefited by this programme:
  • Technicians /Equivalent tradesman or manpower working in electricity/power sector
  • Technicians having or pursuing trade certificate in Electrician or related trade; Technician having license for Foreman/ Lineman/Wireman or license in relevant area of expertise; Candidates having electrician apprenticeship;
  • Candidates having 10th /12th / ITI / Degree/Diploma, keen to pursue the course andaspiring to pursue career in the electricity sector / working in relevant field.
Click here to apply online in IGNOU     https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in/

The Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution (Electrical Technicians) (CCPD), programmehas been developed by the School of Engineering & Technology, IGNOU in collaboration with the Ministry of Power under IGNOU-PFC (MoP) Project. Training for on job employees for upgrading their skills and need of skilled fresh recruits/manpower with required skill and knowledge is the critical need of continuously growing power industry to enhance systemic efficiency and deliver quality power to the satisfaction of beneficiaries.
This programme has been launched to address the general concerns and issues in the electricity distribution sector, and inculcate awareness and exchange good practices amongst the workforce engaged in power distribution companies, specifically the electrical technicians and equivalent manpower. You are a stakeholder in the power industry, both as a consumer and as an employee or you may be aspiring to take up a job in the electrical industry. Therefore, you would surely welcome this opportunity of capacity building through a specially designed training programme.
The main objectives of this programme are:
  • to offer need based and tailor made academic programme for the specific need of technicians/equivalent level workforce engaged in electricity sector, 
  • to train, assess and certify the skills and competencies of electrical technicians, and to make them eligible for acquiring further knowledge and skill development training / educational qualification,
  • to provide better industrial education linkage by matching learner's educational needs while collaborating with professional bodies to meet the real work need,
  • to provide educational programme aiming at increased job potential and economic activities.
Programme Duration:
 Minimum 6 Months; Maximum 2 years
 Click here to apply online in IGNOU   https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in/ . Check www.ignou.ac.in
 for last dates of submission of admission form in January & July Cycles/sessions.
Programme Fee:
 Rs. 3600/-
 Technicians /Equivalent Tradesman or Manpower working in Electricity/Power Sector, adults 8th pass onwards,
 Candidates having 10th /12th /Degree/ Diploma/ ITI are eligible
Medium of Instruction:
 English / Hindi
Term End Exam (TEE) papers will be bilingual (in English and Hindi). Student is allowed to write in English or in Hindi.
Academic Support   :
Printed Self Learning Study Material:Learner will receive hard copies of Self Learning Material (in English). Digital Self Learning Study Material (SLM) on E Gyankosh /IGNOU e-Content  APP;   Hindi translated material can also be provided to learner in softcopy form. 
Web Enabled Academic Support (WEAS): The Programme will also be delivered through the Web Enabled Academic Support (WEAS), Enrolled learners are given access to their programme specific portal in which they are provided with course material in digital format, video lectures/counseling, videos link and learning resources, updated information etc. To access WEAS click the link - https://sites.google.com/ignou.ac.in/weas
Note: It is mandatory for Student to provide own (actual) E-Mail ID in G-Mail account and own (actual) mobile   number to avail the online academic support
Academic support through online course available at SWAYAM portal :
Online MOOC, course “Electricity and Safety Measures” of this programme , available at the SWAYAM portal of Govt. of India. You may also register for this course for important video lectures by clicking the link:  https://swayam.gov.in/IGNOU .
Practical Component 
(I)       Practical at concerned Learner Support Centre (LSC) or Programme Study Centres  (PSC) or at attached work Centres premises, having facilities (3 weeks).
(II)        Students can arrange Practical Training / Internship/ Field Visit of a minimum  10 days duration, at any Substation /Power Distribution Company / Relevant Electrical Industry / Training Centre/ Institution or Learner Support Centre.


Programme Coordinator:
Prof. Rakhi Sharma
Phone: 011-29572921
Email: rakhisharma@ignou.ac.in

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[Updated on 23-Jul-2024]