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Former NTPC & NBCC CMD joins as faculty of IIT Delhi

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New Delhi: Former Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of NTPC Limited Dr Arup Roy Choudhury has joined as faculty of IIT-Delhi. Prior to joining IIT Delhi, Roy was Principal Advisor (infrastructure) to the government of West Bengal. Choudhury has also served as the first Chief Commissioner of West Bengal Right to Public Service Commission. He had joined NTPC Limited in September 2010 and served there for five years. After taking over as CMD of NTPC, Roy added a consistent 6000MW + of capacity generation every year. During his tenure, the power PSU signed a number of power purchase agreements that will serve the company long into the future. He superannuated from the services of NTPC upon completing his tenure in August 2015. Previously, he has also served NBCC (India) Ltd. for about 10 years from April 2001 to August 2010.

Choudhury is an Engineering Graduate (BE) in Civil Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology. He also completed a Master of Engineering in Project Management and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

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He has been conferred with a number of honours for his contribution in the professional arena. His expertise in the engineering discipline, particularly in the construction industry and managerial competence, has been sought at many national and international forums, where he chaired sessions and presented papers.

As CMD of NTPC Limited, he was recognised by Forbes India, for shaking NTPC out of its complacency and increasing its power generating capacity from 1,000 to 3,000 MW annually, in less than five years—the fastest ever in history of India.

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