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All about BHEL : Lighting Up India’s Power Generation

BHEL is an acronym for Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited. BHEL is established in 1964, as one of India’s largest engineering and manufacturing enterprises in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited is a Maharatna PSU under the Ministry of under the Ministry of Heavy Industries, Government of India.

“In the sweltering summer of 2018, as the city of Mumbai braced itself for a relentless heatwave, the reliable hum of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s (BHEL) power generators was the unsung hero…”

BHEL serves the core sectors of the economy and provides a comprehensive portfolio of products, systems and services to customers in power, transmission, transportation, renewables, water, defence & aerospace, oil & gas, and industry.

BHEL 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.

In this article, we are going to see the detailed information about BHEL.


BHEL is India’s largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Established in 1964, we are a leading power equipment manufacturer globally and one of the earliest and leading contributors towards building an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

The vision of BHEL is to be “a A global engineering enterprise providing solutions for a better tomorrow“.

The mission of BHEL is to Provide a sustainable business solutions in the fields of Energy, Industry & Infrastructure.

Core functions and Responsibilities

Among the few companies in the world, BHEL Company has the capability to manufacture the entire range of power plant equipment and has proven capabilities for executing power projects from concept to commissioning.

The power generation sector comprises thermal, gas, hydro, and nuclear power plants.

BHEL 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.

Infrastructure and Manufacturing Capabilities

BHEL has 17 manufacturing units , 8 service centres, 15 business offices and 150+project sites and abroad.

Job Opportunities

BHEL offers a challenging and rewarding career to young and dynamic graduates in the disciplines of Civil, Mechanical, IT, Electrical, Chemical & Metallurgy Engineering, Finance, and HR professionals to contribute towards Nation building in the fields of Power, Industry, Transmission, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Energy Storage, Defence & Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Water.

Name of the PostEngineer Trainee
Educational Qualification B.E/B.Tech in Civil, Electrical, Chemical,
Application Fees For UR/EWS/Open – Rs. 500 + Rs.300 (Processing fee)
For SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen – Nil + Rs. 300 (Processing Fee)
Starting date Available soon
Last DateAvailable soon
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Job Specification

Position Educational Qualification Upper Age Limit
Engineer Trainee in (Civil/ Mechanical/ IT Electrical/ Chemical/ Metallurgy)Full-Time Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering /Technology or Five-year integrated Master’s degree or Dual Degree program in Engineering or Technology in the disciplines of Civil or Mechanical or IT or Electrical or Chemical or Metallurgy Engineering from a recognized Indian University/ Institute*i) 27 Years (Candidates born before 01/09/1995 are not eligible to apply) 

ii) 29 years for candidates having two years’ full-time of Post-Graduation in Engineering or Business Administration/ Management
Executive Trainee in (Finance)Bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian University* with Qualified Chartered or Cost and Works Accountants from recognized Institutions in India29 Years (Candidates born before 01/09/1993 are not eligible to apply)
Executive Trainee in (HR)Full-time regular Bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian University* with at least 60%# marks in aggregate in all years With Two years of full-time regular Post Graduate Degree/ Diploma in Human Resource or Personnel Management and Industrial Relations or Social Work or MBA from a recognized University/ Institute with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all years/ semesters. Candidates with Social Work or MBA qualifications should have had a specialization/ elective in Personnel Management/ Labour Welfare/ HRM in the final year.29 Years (Candidates born before 01/09/1993 are not eligible to apply)

Selection Process

i) Candidates interested in joining BHEL as Engineer/Executive Trainee will have to appear for a Computer Based Examination. Based on the examination marks and requirements, candidates will be shortlisted for Interviews in order of merit in the ratio of 1:5 to the number of vacancies in each discipline and category.

The physically challenged candidates will receive up to 25% relaxation below the cut-off marks in their respective categories for being shortlisted for the interview round. 

ii) The final merit list shall be prepared based on the 75% weightage for Computer Based Examination Score and 25% weightage for the interview score.

BHEL Recruitment through GATE 2023

Whenever the BHEL company recruits for any engineering post and makes a GATE Score Card mandatory for that, you must have a valid GATE Score Card to apply for that type of job.

BHEL recruits the candidates through GATE 2023. Based on the GATE score, the candidates are hired. For various technical and non-technical position BHEL recruits candidates.

Every year, BHEL Company recruits’ various types of engineer posts on the basis of the GATE Scorecard. The minimum and maximum GATE cut-off scores may differ from branches.

This is because there is a difference in the vacancies for the particular posts that have come out. Many experts believe that a GATE score of 750 out of 1000 can be good for mechanical engineering jobs, while 920 out of 1000 can be good for electrical engineering.

On the other hand, a GATE score of 940 out of 1000 can be good in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

In conclusion, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) stands not just as an industry leader but as a symbol of India’s indomitable spirit in the field of heavy electrical equipment manufacturing.

From its inception, BHEL has played a pivotal role in shaping India’s industrial landscape, contributing significantly to the nation’s progress and development.

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