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StreamThermal Power Engineering 
Duration2 years
CourseM.Tech. 
Course TypePost Graduation

M.Tech. in Thermal Power Engineering is a 2-year postgraduate course. The eligibility for which is B.E./ B.Tech. in Thermal Engineering or any related field of study. 

Top institutes offering M.Tech. in Thermal Power Engineering course are:

  • NIT, Thiruchirapalli
  • Government College of Engineering, Amravati
  • HKBK College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • Alpha College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga

Average course fee charged by the institutes ranges from INR 5,000 to 2 Lacs. 

M.Tech. in Thermal Power Engineering offers to eligible candidates in-depth training in various aspects of design, manufacture, testing, control, and evaluation of thermal power equipment. Thermal power plants have an increasingly dominant role to play in the vital power generation sector.

The course aims at developing necessary analytical and technical competence in Thermal Power engineers through a curriculum spread over 2 academic years and 4 semesters, varying across institutes. The course is also offered on a part-time basis at some institutes in the country.

The average monthly salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 30,000 and 55,000.

Top Colleges for Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Thermal Power Engineering)

  • Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Thermal Power Engineering) in Karnataka
  • ME/M.Tech in Delhi-NCR
  • ME/M.Tech in Maharashtra
  • ME/M.Tech in Chennai
  • ME/M.Tech in Uttar Pradesh
  • ME/M.Tech in Telangana

M.Tech. in Thermal Power Engineering: Course Highlights

Given here are the basic highlights of the course.

Name of the courseMaster of Technology [M.Tech.] in Thermal Power Engineering
Course LevelPost Graduation
Duration2 years, full-time/ Distance Learning
StreamThermal Power Engineering
Examination TypeSemester System
EligibilityB.E./B.Tech. with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA
Admission ProcessMerit-based. Entrance exam in some cases
Average Course FeeINR 5K to 2 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 12 Lacs
Top RecruitersCE Consulting Engineers Ltd., Zinnov Research & Consulting, Punj Lloyd, L&T ECC, R & D Centers, BARC, ISRO, Engineering Equipment Industries, Nuclear Power Stations, Pollution Control Agencies, Space Research Organization, Oil Exploration and Refining, Thermal Power Stations, Energy Conservation Departments, etc.

M.Tech. in Thermal Power Engineering: Top Institutes

The average tuition fee charged in India for the course ranges around INR 2 lacs for private institutes but is as low as INR 5,000 for government institutes.

Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer M.Tech. in Thermal Power Engineering.

COLLEGE/INSTITUTESTATETUITION FEES (PER YEAR) IN INR
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYMUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA43,126
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYDHANBAD, JHARKHAND52,950
VELLORE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYVELLORE, TAMIL NADU2,27,000
SARDAR VALLABHBHAI NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYSURAT, GUJARAT64,500
AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM COIMBATORE CAMPUSCOIMBATORE, TAMIL NADU1,40,000
GOVIND BALLABH PANT UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGYPANTNAGAR, UTTARAKHAND33,424
SIR PADAMPAT SINGHANIA UNIVERSITYUDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN95,500
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DESIGN AND MANUFACTURINGJABALPUR, MADHYA PRADESH56,500
AMRITA SCHOOL OF ENGINEERINGCOIMBATORE, TAMIL NADU1,40,000
LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITYJALANDHAR, PUNJAB1,29,000
DR BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITYLONERE, MAHARASHTRA62,410
RANCHI UNIVERSITYRANCHI, JHARKHAND46,525
B.S. ABDUR RAHMAN UNIVERSITYCHENNAI, TAMIL NADU82,250
KALASALINGAM UNIVERSITYKRISHNANKOVIL, TAMIL NADU75,725
KMCT COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING MANASSERYKOZHIKODE, KERALA1,56,000
MEWAR UNIVERSITYCHITTORGARH, RAJASTHAN53,000
NARAINA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGYKANPUR, UTTAR PRADESH74,250
ICFAI UNIVERSITYDEHRADUN, UTTARAKHAND77,500
MANIPAL UNIVERSITYMANIPAL, KARNATAKA1,42,000
GAUTAM BUDDHA UNIVERSITYGREATER NOIDA, UTTAR PRADESH1,05,000

M.Tech. in Thermal Power Engineering: Eligibility

Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to have completed graduation (B.E./B.Tech. in Mechanical/ Production/ Auto/ Metallurgical/ Aeronautical/ Mechatronics/ Marine/ Industrial/ Manufacturing, or B.Sc.) from a recognized university, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.

Master of Technology in RajasthanMaster of Technology in KeralaMaster of Technology in HaryanaMaster of Technology in Orissa

M.Tech. in Thermal Power Engineering: Admission Process           

Most institutes offering the course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test, such as the national level JEE Main, followed by JEE Advanced. Some of the institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges.

A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s score at the level of graduation.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE Exam) is the largest national level examination conducted for admission to M.Tech. in Thermal Power Engineering course by the joint committee of IITs and IISc. Admission to the course is mostly based on the candidate’s score in GATE.

The major entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course are:

  • JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Main
  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
  • AP EAMCET (Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test)
  • TS EAMCET (Telangana Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test)
  • Post-Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (PGECET)
  • VIT University Master’s Entrance Examination (VITMEE)
  • Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET)

M.Tech. in Thermal Power Engineering: Syllabus and Course Structure

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

Semester ISemester II
Mathematical MethodsFluid Mechanics of Turbomachines
Fuels, Combustion and Emission ControlInstrumentation
Advanced Fluid MechanicsComputational Fluid Dynamics
Advanced Heat TransferElective II, III, IV
Analysis of Thermal Power CyclesEnergy Conservation, Management, and Audit
Elective IAdvanced Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Analysis and Design of Pressure VesselsBoiler Auxiliaries and Performance Evaluation
Advanced IC Engines-
Semester IIISemester IV
Project Work-Phase IAlternative Fuels for I.C. Engines
Heat Transfer Equipment DesignEnvironmental Pollution Control
TribologyAny other Elective offered by another department.
Finite Element Method in Heat Transfer AnalysisProject Work Phase I

M.Tech. in Thermal Power Engineering: Academic Options

Successful graduates of the course interested in pursuing further studies in the discipline may go for Ph.D., M.Phil., or post-doctoral studies in Thermal Power Engineering, the successful completion of which makes one eligible for the post of Lecturer in universities/colleges.

M.Tech. in Thermal Power Engineering: Career Prospects

Qualified Thermal Engineers are hired in industries that manufacture heat exchangers, ACs, refrigerators, etc., besides thermal power plants and hydro-electric power plants.

Such professionals can find lucrative career opportunities also in Engineering Equipment Industries, Nuclear Power Stations, Pollution Control Agencies, Space Research Organization, Oil Exploration and Refining, Thermal Power Stations, Energy Conservation Department, etc.

Some of the major employers for such professionals are:

  • Boiler industries
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Spraying and Maintenance Services
  • Steam Pipeline
  • Power Quality Analysis & Mitigation
  • Multi-physics
  • Boiler Maintenance and Cleaning Services
  • Utility Process Underground Pipelines
  • Hitlin E Glass Fibre Thermal Insulation
  • Steam Pipelines Fabrication Services
  • Education
  • Milling

Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Thermal Sprayer, Operator, Water Tube Boiler Engineer, Thermal Conductivity Manager, Pipeline Materials Manager, Milling Machine Manager, Multi-physics Software Engineer, Power Analyst, and such.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Job TitleJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary in INR
Water Tube Boiler EngineerWater Tube Boiler Engineers ordinarily work in offices like power plants or evaporator, motor, and mechanical rooms. They may be in charge of the greater part of frameworks that produce warmth or power in an office.3,31,403 – 9,00,087
Thermal Conductivity ManagerThermal Conductivity Managers perform warm examination to bolster outline exercises over all Missile Defense and Control items lines. These examinations incorporate the advancement of numerical models to coordinate the material sciences of the framework under assessment.1,44,952 - 7,50,346
Production EngineersProduction Engineers offer help to on-going and new tasks identified with site outline/format and improvement for business ventures, with concentration on the Oil and Gas industry. They apply tempest control Best Management Practices (BMP) during both development and post-development periods of a venture.3,15,060 - 8,55,000

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