Centre for Collaborative and advanced research (CCAR)

Centre for Collaborative and advanced research has been established in 2006 with a view to promote advanced research which will benefit power sector with advanced technologies.

The main objectives of the centre are:

  • • To Provide infrastructure for professionals to carry out
  • • Research in power Development
  • • To create conducive environment for collaborative research between R&D Institutions, Industry and Academia.
  • • To execute projects based on Multi - disciplinary expertise from different institutions
  • • Dissemination of expertise through continuing education initiative and advanced degree program.
  • • Increase interaction globally among research organizations and groups.

Need for a Center for Collaborative Research :

Many utilities in India require research facilities and expert advise to address various issues and problems in the context of expansion and restructuring of the power sector. There is need for a nodal center to provide unified services in the form of collaborative research in advanced areas. Such a center would also enable up gradation of skills of engineers and professionals in power sector through workshops and training programs. Based on this, Government of India approved, the Center for Collaborative and Advanced Research (CCAR) to be located at CPRl's Bengaluru unit. One program already initiated to take forward the R&D needs in The National Perspective Plan for R&D in Indian Power Sector, conceptualized by National standing committee for R&D.

Research Faculty and Scholars at CCAR :

Professionals from industry and academia would be empanelled at CCAR as research faculty. Details indicating topics of interest and relevant industry/academic expertise are being sought. The professionals in active service and experts interested to work with CCAR can communicate personal details. CCAR would maintain a panel of professionals interested to work on collaborative projects for durations of two to six months.

The scholars shall be persons who have completed Ph.D, pursuing Ph.D or have completed masters degree. Interested persons are requested to communicate with detailed resume.

Collaborative Research at CCAR :

The CCAR would endeavor to propose, manage and execute projects in the form of collaborative research by networking other institutions and industry. The present schemes of Ministry of Power, such as Research scheme on power (RSOP), National Perspective Plan for R&D in Indian Power Sector would be covered. Further projects funded by other National and International agencies would also be taken up. Present proposals cover sponsored staff of PSU's, doctoral and post doctoral scholars, certificate course in testing and commissioning, tie-up with leading universities for masters and doctoral programmes.

Certification Program on Testing :

CPRI intends to give an intensive course on electrical equipment testing of 10 to 12 weeks duration leading to a certification as a qualified test engineer. The plan is in the process of finalisation.

Physical Infrastructure :

The CCAR is an integrated complex with class rooms, an auditorium and residential facility for faculty and scholars. The residential facility for research faculty has ten family suites with integrated kitchenette. Residential facility for researchers consists of 30 rooms. All the above are fully furnished, with internet and TV connection. Facilities exist to conduct workshops/ seminars / tutorials / training programs etc.

Contact Details

Anandakumar M G
Joint Director
Phone : +91-2207 2100
Telefax : +91-2360 7823
Mobile: +91-9986318844
Email :  mgananda@cpri.in

R & D projects

  • Power Transmission Technologies
  • Power Distribution Technologies including Energy Metering
  • Power System Simulation, Studies and Modeling (HVDC, FACTS, etc)
  • Information Technology in Power Sector and Distribution Automation
  • Energy Audit and Conservation
  • Reforms and Regulatory Mechanism
  • Ultra High Voltage Engineering
  • Diagnostics Techniques and RLA Studies
  • Vibration Research and Seismic Testing
  • Environmental Protection