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Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
भारत भारी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड
Public Sector enterprise,Maharatna Company
Industry Electrical equipments
Founded 1964
Founder Government of India
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Area served
Key people
B Prasada Rao, (Chairman & MD)
Products Gas and Steam Turbines, Boilers, Electric Motors, Generators, Heat Exchangers, Pumps, Switchgears, Sensors, Automation and Control Systems, Power electronics, Transmission systems etc.
Revenue INR411.9243 billion (US$6.5 billion) (2014)[1]
INR35.0286 billion (US$560 million) (2014)[1]
Total assets INR752.4257 billion (US$12 billion) (2014)[1]
Total equity INR331.5687 billion (US$5.3 billion) (2014)[1]
Number of employees
47,525 (March 2014)[1]

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), owned by Government of India, is a power plant equipment manufacturer and operates as an engineering and manufacturing company based in New Delhi, India. Established in 1964, BHEL is India's largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind. The company has been earning profits continuously since 1971-72 and paying dividends uninterruptedly since 1976-77.


BHEL was established in 1964. Heavy Electricals (India) Limited was merged with BHEL in 1974.[2] In 1982, it entered into power equipments, to reduce its dependence on the power sector. It developed the capability to produce a variety of electrical, electronic and mechanical equipments for all sectors, including transmission, transportation, oil and gas and other allied industries.[2] In 1991, it was converted into a public limited company. By the end of 1996, the company had handed over 100 Electric Locomotives to Indian Railway and installed 250 Hydro-sets across India.[2]


It is engaged in the design, engineering, manufacturing, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a wide range of products, systems and services for the core sectors of the economy, viz. Power, Transmission, Industry, Transportation, Renewable energy, Oil & Gas and Defence.

It has a network of 17 manufacturing units, 2 repair units, 4 regional offices, 8 service centres, 8 overseas offices, 15 regional centres, 7 joint ventures, and infrastructure allowing it to execute more than 150 projects at sites across India and abroad. The company has established the capability to deliver 20,000 MW p.a. of power equipment to address the growing demand for power generation equipment.[3]

BHEL has retained its market leadership position during 2013-14 with 72% market share in the Power Sector. An improved focus on project execution enabled BHEL record its highest ever commissioning/synchronization of 13,452 MW of power plants in domestic and international markets in 2013-14, marking a 30% increase over 2012-13. The company has added more than 1,24,000 MW to the country's installed power generating capacity so far.

It also has been exporting its power and industry segment products and services for over 40 years. BHEL's global references are spread across over 76 countries across all the six continents of the world. The cumulative overseas installed capacity of BHEL manufactured power plants exceeds 9,000 MW across 21 countries including Malaysia, Oman, Iraq, UAE, Bhutan, Egypt and New Zealand. Their physical exports range from turnkey projects to after sales services.[4]

Main manufacturing facilities[edit]

Entrance to BHEL Ranipur, (Haridwar) plant.
  • Electronics Division (EDN), Bangalore
  • Industrial Systems Group (ISG), Bangalore
  • Electro-Porcelains Division (EPD), Bangalore
  • Heavy Electrical Plant (HEP), Bhopal
  • Industrial Valves Plant (IVP), Goindwal
  • Heavy Electrical Equipment Plant (HEEP), Ranipur (Haridwar)
  • Central Foundry Forge Plant (CFFP), Ranipur (Haridwar)
  • Heavy Power Equipment Plant (HPEP), Hyderabad
    Entrance to BHEL Hyderabad
  • Insulator Plant (IP), Jagdishpur
  • Centralised Stamping Unit & Fabrication Plant (CSU & FP), Jagdishpur
  • Transformer Plant (TP), Jhansi
  • Boiler Auxiliaries Plant (BAP), Ranipet
  • Component Fabrication Plant (CFP), Rudrapur
  • High Pressure Boiler Plant (HPBP), Tiruchirappalli
  • Seamless Steel Tube Plant (SSTP), Tiruchirappalli
  • Power Plant Piping Unit (PPPU), Thirumayam
  • Heavy Plates & Vessels Plant (HPVP), Visakhapatnam

The company is also setting up a new Greenfield Power Equipment Fabrication Plant (GPEFP) at Bhandara, Maharashtra, the foundation stone for which was laid on 14 May 2013. Further, BHEL is planning to enter solar manufacturing in a big scale, as it has announced its plans for a 600 MW Solar Module Factory.[5]

Products and services[edit]

Indian Railways WCAM 3 manufactured by BHEL


BHEL's equity shares are listed on Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India.
Central Government of India and State governments in India hold majority of the shares of BHEL.[7]

Shareholders (as on 31-December-2014) Shareholding[8]
Central Government of India and State governments 63.06%
Foreign Institutional Investors (FII) 15.95%
Insurance companies 10.52%
Banks, Financial Institutions and Mutual Funds 06.80%
Individual shareholders 02.33%
Others 1.34%
Total 100.00%

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • It is the 7th largest power equipment manufacturer in the world.
  • BHEL was adjudged the Best Power Equipment Manufacturing Organisation by CBIP [9]
  • The company bagged PSE Excellence Award 2014 for R&D & Technology Development
  • BHEL received the National Intellectual Property Award 2014 and WIPO Award for Innovative Enterprises [10]
  • In 2014, BHEL won ICAI National Award for Excellence in Cost Management for the ninth consecutive year.[11]
  • BHEL received two awards in CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2012 from the President of India.[12]
  • In the year 2011, it was ranked ninth most innovative company in the world by US business magazine Forbes.[13]
  • The company won the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Award for Occupational Health & Safety 2011’ for significant achievements in the field of Occupational Health & Safety.[14]
  • It is also placed at 4th place in Forbes Asia's Fabulous 50 List of 2010.[15]


Research and development[edit]

BHEL's investment in R&D is amongst the largest in the corporate sector in India.

During the year 2012-13, the company invested about Rs. 1,252 Crore on R&D efforts, which corresponds to nearly 2.50% of the turnover of the company, focusing on new product and system developments and improvements in existing products for cost competitiveness, higher reliability, efficiency, availability and quality etc. To meet customer expectations, the company has upgraded its products to contemporary levels through continuous in-house efforts as well as through acquisition of new technologies from leading engineering organizations of the world. The IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) capital of BHEL grew by 21.5% in the year, taking the total to 2170.

The Corporate R&D division at Hyderabad leads BHEL’s research efforts in a number of areas of importance to BHEL’s product range. Research & product development (RPD) Groups for each product group at the manufacturing divisions play a complementary role. BHEL has established Centres of Excellence for Simulators, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Permanent Magnet Machines, Surface Engineering, Machine Dynamics, Centre for Intelligent Machines and Robotics, Compressors & Pumps, Centre for Nano Technology, Ultra High Voltage Laboratory at Corporate R&D; Power Electronics and IGBT & Controller Technology at Electronics Division, Bengaluru, and Advanced Fabrication Technology and Coal Research Centre at Tiruchirappalli.

BHEL has established four specialized institutes, viz., Welding Research Institute (WRI) at Tiruchirappalli, Ceramic Technological Institute (CTI) at Bangalore, Centre for Electric Traction (CET) at Bhopal and Pollution Control Research Institute (PCRI) at Haridwar. Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell plant at Gurgaon pursues R&D in Photo Voltaic applications.[16]

Significantly, BHEL is one of the only four Indian companies and the only Indian Public Sector Enterprise figuring in 'The Global Innovation 1000' of Booz & Co., a list of 1,000 publicly traded companies which are the biggest spenders on R&D in the world.[17]

Educational Services - Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli or BIM-Trichy[edit]

Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli
Motto Influence the Future
Established 1984
Type Public Business School
Director Dr. S. Karuthiah Pandian IAS (R)
Location Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
10°44′37″N 78°47′38″E / 10.74361°N 78.79389°E / 10.74361; 78.79389
Campus MHD Complex, BHEL Campus
Affiliations Bharathidasan University

Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli or BIM-Trichy is one of the top Indian business schools, established in 1984 in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India. The school offers AICTE approved full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. The college is consistently ranked among the top 20 Business Schools of the country ever since its inception.[18][19][20][21]

In August 1984 Bharat Ratna Shri. C.Subramanian along with Prof. P.S.Mani Sundaram the Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University chaired a meeting of leading academicians and Industrialists and an idea was born. Their dream was to create an Academy that would be

Grounded in strong theoretical inputs Have proactive partnership with a large organization Provide students with a REAL WORLD learning environment With this vision in mind a partnership was signed with BHEL to create the country's first ever Management Institute that would be housed inside an industrial giant. Thus was born Bharathidasan Institute of Management - School of Excellence. BIM offers one of the most coveted MBA programmes in India. Entry to this course is regulated through a rigorous selection process. BIM has an annual intake of 120 students.


In August 1984 Bharat Ratna Shri. C.Subramanian along with Prof. P.S.Mani Sundaram the Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University chaired a meeting of leading academicians and Industrialists and an idea was born. A partnership was signed with BHEL to create the country's first ever Management Institute that would be housed inside an industrial giant. Thus was born Bharathidasan Institute of Management - School of Excellence.


BIM - BHEL[edit]

BIM has pioneered the concept of a business school with an industry linkage through its symbiotic relationship with BHEL since its inception in 1984.

Senior Executives of BHEL anchor courses particularly in the areas of Operations, Management and Systems. BIM conducts a number of Executive Development Programs for BHEL in the areas of Corporate Finance, Marketing and Organizational Behaviour. Students also take-up various projects offered by BHEL in different functional areas of management.

BIM - Corporate[edit]

BIM has forged a tie-up with CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) for developing systems and methodologies for finding solutions to problems faced by Small Scale Industries.

Managing Information Technology and using it as a key source of competitive advantage has been recognized as one of the thrust areas for future research and training in BIM and so BIM is interacting with various companies like Wipro Sonata and Ramco Systems in areas like curriculum development training and summer internship. These collaborations provide the students with hands on exposure to leading software packages and get up to date knowledge on emerging trends in the field of Information Technology.


The core faculty in the various streams are backed with academic knowledge and industry experience and they actively work on research projects throughout the year. The academic structure at BIM is such that the academic inputs provided by the core faculty is backed by industrial knowledge imparted by the Guest Lectures.

Student Profile[edit]

The students at BIM come from a multitude of educational backgrounds. While roughly half of the students are engineers the rest is composed of a melange of commerce arts and science graduates. Candidates with prior work experience are preferred but outstanding freshers are also encouraged. This is substantiated by the fact that more than half the class enters the course backed with prior experience in the industry.

Focused Career Planning and Placement leading to challenging management positions.


Admission to BIM is through Common Admission Test (CAT), conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). In addition to appearing for the CAT Exam, candidates have to apply separately for admission to BIM. Candidates shortlisted based on CAT score will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview before the final selection is made.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs):


BIM's curriculum is periodically revised and restructured to meet the needs of ever-changing business environment. Experienced professionals from the Industry and Academia take part in this exercise of restructuring. BIM follows a trimester pattern of evaluation. The first year of the course provides rigorous grounding in all fields of management. The second year operates on a cafeteria approach wherein the student is allowed to choose from a range of courses.

BIM Consulting Group (BIMCG)[edit]

In September 2011, BIM has started a consulting group to render business consultancy services to organizations with special focus on developing and nurturing micro, small and medium enterprises.[22]


Since its inception the institute has functioned from the BHEL Campus. The classes and hostel accommodation for students are provided in the MHD complex building in BHEL campus. In June 2011, BIM has purchased 15.96 acres of land for its new campus. The land is located on the Trichy-Pudukkottai Road at a distance of six km from the Bharathidasan University and 20 km from the Trichy Junction.


BIM's premier status has been endorsed by various agencies. Many of the Business School surveys have rated BIM as one of the top business schools in India.

BIM's unique and successful partnership with BHEL and its rapid rise as premier management institute in the country has become the subject of a case study at IIM Ahmedabad for the Asia-Pacific conference on higher education.



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18. ^ BHEL Varanasi

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