Initiatives for Enhancing the Capability of NDE Engineers: An Indian Perspective
Education and training in Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE) domain is very important. The NDE engineer needs to continuously update knowledge and skill set and should be aware of the latest technologies available, with the concurrent advances in allied fields of sensors, electronics, computers, digital signal & image processing, numerical modeling etc. Towards this professional bodies and governmental organisations in India have taken several initiatives, starting from graduation through bridge courses, quiz, and training programs. These initiatives aim effective involvement of young engineers at various stages through their participation in team-building activities, workshops, taskforces, training & certification programs, train-thetrainer programs etc. This paper outlines these initiatives taken in India and elucidates how these initiatives are enhancing the skill set of the NDE engineers. The presentation also highlights how these initiatives are helping them to gain all necessary knowledge in the area of advanced NDE, to be able to take up any NDE assignment effectively, be it in research or industry or academics.