National Power Training Institute, North Eastern Region has been set up by the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India in the year 2003 at its temporary institute building at ASEB Complex, Narengi, Guwahati-26. At the beginning NPTI-NER conducted induction level training programs for ASEB Jr. Managers / Assistant Mangers and short term training programs. In the month of August 2008, NPTI-NER started 1st batch of 52-weeks PGDC and 26-week course on "Operation & Maintenance of Transmission & Distribution Systems" w.e.f.November 2008 at its old station i.e. Narengi Campus.
NPTI-NER had shifted its establishment on 1st July 2009 and started in full swing at its own campus at Kahilipara, comprising 16 acres of land, which is 10 Kms., from Guwahati Railway Station and 30 Kms., from G.B. International Air Port, Guwahati. Taxi, Auto rickshaws and City buses are available at Railway Station & Airport to reach NPTI-NER. This institute was formally inaugurated on 30th October 2009 by Shri Shusilkumar Shinde, Hon'ble Union Minister of Power, Govt. of India in presence of Shri H. S. Brahma, IAS, Secretary, MOP, GOI; Shri Pradyut Bardoloi, Hon'ble Ministerof Power, Govt. of Assam; Shri A. K. Sachan, IAS, Chairman, ASEB; Shri I. P. Barooah, CMD, NEEPCO; Shri S. K. Garg, CMD, NHPC; Shri Gurdial Singh, Member (Planning), CEA & Dr. N.S.Saxena,Director General,NPTI. NPTI (North Eastern Region) Guwahati plays an important role in the field of HRD in the Power Sector as an pioneer Institute in the North Eastern Region and NPTI-NER has trained many Power Sector personnel in technical and managerial skill development programs including various professional and academic courses. Presently, NPTI-NER,Guwahati is conducting three long-term training programs viz PGDC(52 weeks),PDC(52 weeks) and T&D-O&M(26 weeks). Other short-term/need based training programs are also organized during the calendar year depending upon the requirements of Power sector utilities. NPTI students are getting ample opportunities for theoretical and practical training at various Power stations,Sub-Stations,Manufacturing Plants,PSTI,CPRI,HLTC,Simulator& GIS laboratory at NPTI-HQ,Faridabad.