Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Productivity (AIP) is the long term training wing of the National Productivity Council (NPC), located in Ambattur, Chennai, Tamilnadu. The Institute originated in 1963 as a Industrial Engineering train ing eel I named as Train ing Institute for Productivity and Industrial Engineering (TIPIE). It has now been renamed Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Productivity (AIP) to play a wider role of running postgraduate diploma programmes in Managerial and Technical thrust areas for productivity improvement identified by NPC. NPC’s thrust is on providing modern and high quality productivity-related services to sectors not adequately addressed by others, especially the small-scale industry and informal sector.
AIP-NPC also conducts training programmes for the development of consultants in the areas of Industrial Engineering, Energy Management, Environment Management, Plant Engineering, HRD, TPM, TQM, etc. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) under Ministry of Power, Government of India has empowered the institute to conduct the National Level Certification Examination for Energy Managers and Auditors.