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About Nuclear Engineering

The Department of Nuclear Science & Technology (DNST) offers 2 years M.Tech. course in Nuclear Science & Technology.

In 2017, the course is reorientedand introduces more science base subjects of nuclear energy, particularly in the area of radioisotopes and applied radiation sciences in the field of food and agriculture, medicine and healthcare and characterization and testing of materials. In fact, the impact of nuclear energy in this non-power sector is substantially larger than in the sector comprising nuclear power both in terms of revenues yielded and employment opportunities in India and abroad. In addition, the course would also include subjects like “Nuclear Safety & Security” and “Nuclear Materials Engineering” in great details.

The department operates by highly skilled faculties who passed out form Foreign Universities and IITs. Department arranges lectures by highly experienced visiting faculties to give in-depth understanding on subjects. DNST also arranges industrial visit to different nuclear research institutes and Industry to give exposure to students regarding present technology and to understand the trends in research and development of nuclear science engineering.



Vision & Mission

The vision of the Department of Nuclear Science and Technology is to provide world class educational opportunities for graduate students interested in advancing the frontiers of nuclear science and engineering and in developing power and non-power applications of nuclear technology for the benefit of society and the environment. We prepare our students to make contributions to the scientific fundamentals of nuclear fission, fusion and nuclear radiation; to the sustainability of Food, Energy & Water (FEW) security, without degrading the environment; to nuclear safety, security and proliferation –resistance of dual use nuclear materials; to use of nuclear radiation and radioisotopes in food and agriculture, medicine and healthcare , non-destructive evaluation of materials in industry and in research; and to the integration of nuclear systems into society and the natural environment.

The mission of the Department of Nuclear Energy is to:

  • Produce high quality nuclear and radiological engineering graduates in order to help meet the manpower needs of our state, region, nation and the international community.
  • Conduct nuclear and radiological engineering related research to help meet the needs of society.
  • Perform service for industry, government, professional organizations, and the public in areas related to nuclear and radiological engineering.

Program Benefits and Career Options

  • Careers in laboratories functioning under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
  • Nuclear Reactor Operations/ Design Expert in Nuclear Power Plant
  • Industries using non-destructive techniques for mechanical analysis of materials
  • Nuclear Radiation Safety and Environmental Management
  • Consultancy

These recent (in 2017) changes in curriculum will enhance the employment opportunities as “Nuclear Radiation Engineers” in SMEs in private sectors dealing with:

  • Radiation induced mutation in nuclear agriculture,
  • Food irradiation and preservation,
  • Sterilization of hospital products for medical procedures,
  • Radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosis and therapy,
  • Non-destructive evaluation of welds and in – service inspection of structures based on nuclear techniques like gamma radiography and image analysis,
  • In Multi-specialty hospitals and diagnostic centers dealing with radioisotopes as “health & safety officers”.

The course will also train and promote self-employment as “start-ups” in nuclear agriculture, food irradiation and preservation, radio-pharmaceuticals and non-destructive evaluation of materials and structures.




The School of Nuclear Energy was established as a constituent School of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in October 2009. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India and world-renowned Scientist, while addressing the maiden convocation ceremony of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University as Chief Guest in May 2009 said that India’s self-reliance in energy can only be achieved by capacity building of the young people entering the energy sector and that the Energy independence has to be achieved through three different sources namely renewable energy, electrical power from nuclear energy and bio-fuel for the transport sector.  India’s present Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi who presided this convocation ceremony as Guest of Honour then advised the Board of Governors of PDPU to launch educational programmes to build human resource to harness solar energy and nuclear energy to attain energy independence for India. Taking this into account, PDPU started M.Tech Programme in Nuclear Engineering in October 2009 by establishing School of Nuclear Energy.

The Inauguration ceremony for the foundation batch of M.Tech Programme in Nuclear Engineering was held on 9th October, 2009 in the presence of Shri Prabhat Kumar, Managing Director, BHAVINI, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited, chief guest for the function and Shri D.J. Pandian, IAS, Former Managing Director, Chief Secretary of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation at present. The function was attended by various senior scientists who have made major contributions to India’s Nuclear Energy Programme.

The chief objective of this two year residential M.Tech programme in Nuclear Engineering is to create a talent pool of trained nuclear engineers towards further strengthening India’s Nuclear Energy initiatives. The course was devised in consultation with senior engineers, scientists and sector analysts from the nuclear energy domain.

Aftermath of the Fukushima incident in December 2011, the School of Nuclear Energy was converted into a Department and made part of School of Technology in the year 2012.




Dr. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly
Distinguished Professor,
Department of Nuclear Science and Technology,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Prof. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly is an eminent nuclear metallurgist who is well known in India and abroad for his pioneering R&D contributions in developing uranium, plutonium and thorium based nuclear fuels for thermal and fast reactors. He did his graduation and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, University of Calcutta and is a postgraduate of BARC Training School, Mumbai. Presently, Dr Ganguly is Distinguished Professor at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar. He has served the Dept of Atomic Energy for more than 35 years and has retired as Distinguished Scientist, Chairman & Chief Executive, Nuclear Fuel Complex at Hyderabad. He was former Head of Radio-metallurgy Division, BARC, Mumbai.

Dr Ganguly was also Director of CSIR - Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute at Kolkata and served the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at Vienna, as Head of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section. Dr Ganguly worked for Cameco Corporation, Canada, the largest uranium mining and nuclear fuels services company in the world as President of Cameco India. He was also Distinguished Visiting Professor at IIT Kanpur and BITS – Pilani, Goa. Dr Ganguly is a Humboldt Fellow and did his pre – and post-doctoral research on nuclear fuels at the Nuclear Research Centers at Karlsruhe and Juelich in Germany. He is author of more than 250 research papers and is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Science, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Academy of Science, Institution of Engineers, Indian Institute of Metals and Indian Institute of Ceramics. He is the recipient of National Metallurgist Award of the Ministry of Steel and Mines, the Tata Gold medal of the Indian Institute of Metals, the MRSI Medal and the Vasvik Award. Dr Ganguly received the first Indian Nuclear Society Award from the Honourable Prime Minister of India in 2001 and was conferred the “Padmashri” in 2002 by the Honorable President of India.


International Relations

Areas of Collaborations:


Faculty Development program, which will include:
• Exchange of Faculty for teaching and/or for collaborative research in area of nuclear energy and security.
• PDPU will provide local hospitality of the postdoctoral associate or senior Ph.D students of TAMU, who will visit PDPU to deliver a course of lectures on nuclear security, safeguards and non-proliferation.
• PDPU will send a faculty to visit TAMU during summer for the purpose of engaging in collaborative research.

Student Development program, which will include:
• Each institution will promote the enrollment of qualified undergraduate and/or graduate.
• Both institutes will work out joint degree program.
• 3-5 weeks exposure program for M.Tech, Nuclear Energy, PDPU cohorts in the M. Tech. Nuclear Energy program to spend two-three week summer laboratory experiences at TAMU and cooperating laboratories of the US Department of Energy.



PDPU signs MoU with INSTITUTE FOR PLASMA RESEARCH Department of Atomic Energy GOI for joint research program.

Memorandum of Understanding between PDPU and IPR signed on 21 August 2015, it was discussed to have research interaction between IPR and PDPU officials to exchange the ideas on potential areas of collaborative research and to explore the possibilities to start a joint research program between IPR and PDPU.

World Nuclear Association

PDPU is member of The World Nuclear Association. The World Nuclear Association is the international organization that promotes nuclear energy and supports the many companies that comprise the global nuclear industry.

WNA membership encompasses virtually all world uranium mining, conversion, enrichment and fuel fabrication; all reactor vendors; major nuclear engineering, construction, and waste management companies; and the majority of world nuclear generation. Other WNA members provide international services in nuclear transport, law, insurance, brokerage, industry analysis and finance.

Today WNA serves its membership, and the world nuclear industry as a whole, through actions to:

  • Provide a global forum for sharing knowledge and insight on evolving industry developments ;
  • Strengthen industry operational capabilities by advancing best-practice internationally ;
  • Speak authoritatively for the nuclear industry in key international forums that affect the policy and public environment in which the industry operates.

All WNA activities focus on objectives outside the scope of national and regional associations, intergovernmental organizations and the industry's reactor safety organization, WANO.

For more information, please visit:

Contact Us

Dr. Nisarg Patel, Assistant Professor
Mobile: 9687787501

Mr. Vikram Rathore, Lecturer
Mobile: 9974987662

Mr. Vipin Shukla, Lecturer
Mobile: 9427963637

Department of Nuclear Science & Technology,
1st Floor, E-Block, School of Technology,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University,
Raisan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

Phone: +91-79-23275430/ 5340/ 5437


Course Curriculum

The M.Tech. Nuclear Science and Technology course curriculum is prepared and continuously reviewed and upgraded, keeping employment opportunities in mind in consultation with leading experts from the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, nuclear industry, organizations involved in non-power applications of nuclear energy and experts in the field of nuclear safety, security and safeguards. The students spend a year in carrying out project work related to nuclear energy in DAE institutions and other private sector organizations having an active programme in nuclear energy. The students are exposed to training on nuclear safety and security in collaboration with DAE units and reputable overseas universities like the Texas A&M University, USA.

The curriculum focuses on the development of practical knowledge to make the students immediately productive in several laboratories under the Department of Atomic Energy. It also provides the theoretical fundamentals to prepare the students to undertake research programs.

Semester - I
Sr. No. Course Name Credit Hrs/WK
1 Introduction to Nuclear Physics and Engineering 3 3
2 Nuclear Materials and manufacturing technology 3 3
3 Radiation Measurement & Radiation Protection 3 3
4 Radiation Measurement Lab 2 4
5 Advanced Numerical Techniques & Computer Programming 4 3
6 Advanced Numerical Techniques & Computer Programming Lab 1 2
7 Elective-I: Fusion Science and Engineering 3 3
8 Elective-I: Nuclear Instrumentation and Control 3 3


Semester - II
Sr. No. Course Name Credit Hrs/WK
1 Nuclear Reactor Engineering 3 3
2 Nuclear and Industrial Safety
A : Nuclear Safety and Security
B : Radiological and Industrial safety
3 3
3 Nuclear Fuel Cycle 3 3
4 Nuclear Heat Transfer and Thermal Hydraulics 3 3
5 Thermal Hydraulics Laboratory 2 4
6 Elective-II: Radiation and Radioisotopes applications 3 3
7 Elective-II: Design and Manufacturing of Nuclear Reactor Components 3 3


Semester - III
Sr. No. Course Name Credits
1 Seminar 5
2 Project 14
3 Industrial Training 00


Semester - IV
Sr. No. Course Name Credits
1 Seminar 5
2 Project and Dissertation 24


Course Curriculum Details



Radiation Measurement Laboratory
Radiation laboratory at DNST, PDPU offers basic facilities to the students for radiation measurement and handling. Laboratory has following instruments to perform the experiments:

  • Geiger-Muller Detector Counting System
  • Sodium Iodide (NaI) Scintillator Detection System
  • Multi-Channel Analyser (MCA)
  • Personal Computer with Inkjet Printer
  • Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Reference sources of less than 0.1 micro curie
Gamma-Ray Spectrometer (Sodium Iodide Scintillation Detector) Geiger-Muller Detection Counting System


Nuclear Thermal Hydraulic Laboratory
Study of Nuclear Thermal hydraulics is important for the nuclear plant design and safety. The present Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics laboratory is developed to deliver hands-on experience in the fundamentals of NuclearThermal hydraulics to the students.

The laboratory includes experiments on:

  • Critical heat flux measurement
  • Heat transfer measurement in lagged pipe
  • Thermal conductivity of liquids
  • Two phase heat transfer
  • Drop-wise and film-wise condensation




1 Prof. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly Chairman Distinguished Professor & Advisor to DG , PDPU
2 Dr. Vishvesh Badheka Member Secretary Assoc. Prof & Head, DNST
3 Prof. B. S. Tomar External academic member Director , Radiochemistry & Isotope Group, BARC
4 Prof. Somnath Bhattacharya External professional member Director , Research Directorate
Genetics and Plant Breeding
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal
5 Mr. R. J. Patel External professional member Raja Ramanna Fellow, BARC
Former Director, Reactor Design
& Development Group, BARC
6 Mr Jagdish Patel External professional member CMD, Universal Medicap Ltd., Vadodara
7 Dr. D. S. Setty External professional member General Manager, Fuel, Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad
8 Dr. Subrato Mukherjee External professional member Head, FCIPT, Gandinagar
9 Mr. Ritesh Patel External professional member L&T Heavy Engineering, Hazira, Surat
10 Dr. Nisarg Patel Internal academic member Asst. Prof., DNST, PDPU


Students Project
  • Mr. Vyom Desai is working on Characterisation of dissimilar weld joints of Copper to SS through Inconel transition using Orbital TIG Technique at ITER-India
  • Mr. Rajat Rathod is working on Study of Neutron radiation damage in Elementary Semiconductor Devices at IPR
  • Ms. Pranjali Mishra is working on Estimation of solid hydrogen pellet ablation rate in high temerature plasma at IPR
  • Mr. Milaan Patel is working on Analysis of Reactor Piping for fatigue rachetting due to sesmic vibration at BARC
  • Ms. Manisha Jha is working on Arm cortex microcontroller based portable radiation monitoring device at BARC
  • Mr. Vivek Pachchigar worked on Development of Adherent Coatings on Al and Al-alloys by Electroplating at BARC
  • Ms. Shivi Rao worked on Design and Development of Control system for Vacuum monitoring of a seal test Rig at IPR
  • MR. Bharat Singh Rawat worked on Design and Development of 10kW Faraday Cup for Ion Beam Measurement at IPR
  • MR. Chintu Sharma worked on Corrosion of SS321 Stainless Steel: Role of Sensitization, Stabilization, Delta ferrite and Sigma phase at BARC
  • MR. Sanchit Sharma worked on Neutronics Mock up Experiment for Design Validation of Indian LLCB TBM Shield Module at IPR

Guest Lecture on Fusion Power
Department Of Nuclear Science and Technology invited two eminent scientists from Institute for Plasma Research on October 30th to deliver Lecture. Dr.Dhiraj Bora, who is director of IPR and ITER delivered a talk on “Research opportunities for students at IPR and ITER” and Dr.C.V.SRao who is the head of Plasma diagnostics group delivered a lecture on “Fusion power”. This is called energy of future. These two lectures were aimed at bringing research opportunities for our P.G Students not only restricted to Nuclear Engineering but also on other disciplines such as Electrical and Mechanical.

Mr. Claudio A. Gariazzo speaks on Non Proliferation Regime & International Safeguard’s System
Department of Nuclear Science and Technology Engineering and IR department of SLS, PDPU have collaboratively organized an interactive talk on Non Proliferation Regime & International Safeguard’s System, a part of PDPU-INMM student chapter’s activity. This informative lecture was given on 29th Jan, 2015. The lecture was conducted special for students who have taken Policy making is their major subject in the final year. So, it was first time in the PDPU-INMM student chapter history, that both Technical and Non-technical student clubbed together for the lecture. Mr. Claudio Gariazzo, who is currently associate research engineer at Nuclear Security Science & Policy Institute, Texas A & M University, USA, had enhanced the knowledge of students by sharing his valuable knowledge.

Mr. Claudio Gariazzo will speak on the International Nuclear Materials Safeguards System (its history, objectives, implementation, global reach, and legality) under the International Atomic Energy Agency as well as how the current Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime is affected by the recently-settled (controversial) US-India nuclear deal. The students were very enthusiastic during the session of questions which was happened after the impressive presentation. School of liberal studies has shown their interest to organize some more activities similar like this.

Dr. Mayya invited to speak at India Nuclear Summit 2014 in Mumbai, India
Associate Professor at Department of Science, School of Technology, PDPU, Dr. Balamurli K. Mayya was invited to be a part of panel discussion deliberating on “Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power”. Division Heads/Deans of various DAE entities like NPCIL, IGCAR etc. were part of the panel. The discussion was moderated by Prof. Kannen Iyer, IIT Bombay. The Panel members deliberated on the training infrastructure currently available at various DAE facilities and their current initiatives.

Dr. Mayya briefed the panel members about the Nuclear Engineering program at PDPU by highlighting the advantages in terms of curriculum, facilities provided to students, and opportunities in International exposure/Industrial training. He also emphasized up on the issues which have been faced by PDPU in terms of Placement of M.Tech graduates, in setting up of sophisticated labs and lack of qualified faculty with Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering.




Interdisciplinary Research

Collaborative Research Work with the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, University Of Tennessee, Knoxville

Characterization of B4C Surface Deposits on Al-6061 Alloy through Triplicate Monte-Carlo Analysis Recently developed surface composites have certain superior properties compared to metal matrix composites in terms of hardness, ductility and toughness. These characteristics extend their applications within the automobile, aerospace, and nuclear industries. Boron carbide surface deposited aluminum alloys have numerous applications in used nuclear fuel storage and material packaging and transport. Problems associated with the traditional production of these materials has led to the emergence of Friction Stir Processing (FSP), in which heat from friction and plastic deformation improve the micro-structural refinement, densification, and homogeneity of the surface deposit. This research is a joint effort between Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University and the University of Tennessee, and investigates the use of Al-6061/B4C surface composites produced via FSP for structural criticality control applications. The relative transparency of aluminum alloys to neutron radiation necessitates the addition of a neutron absorbing component. The B4C surface composite provides the required neutron absorption while maintaining the structural integrity of the Al-6061. A variety of thicknesses and configurations of the B4C surface composite were tested for their neutronic properties using three separate Monte Carlo neutron transport codes: OpenMC, MCNP6, and a third under development by the authors at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU). The surface composites were exposed to neutron beams in thermal, epithermal, and fast regimes and their neutron attenuations measured. The performance of this novel shielding material is compared to conventional borated aluminum alloys and existing boron carbide based neutron control elements.




Prime motive of research mission in department is to create knowledge, technology, and ideas for the advancement of the society. The teaching and research programs in the department are well organized for interdisciplinary theme. Students at Department of Nuclear Science and Technology are currently doing projects in various DAE institutions like Institute for Plasma Research, Indira Gandhi Centre for Advance Research and ITER, India.


Research Projects

  • Design of safety interlock system for accelerator based 14-Mev Neutron Generator
  • Characterization of boron carbide particulate reinforced in situ copper, using Friction Stir Processing for manufacturing of Canister
  • Reactor criticality computations in neutron transport theory using deterministic approach
  • Design and Fabrication of 200 KW, 1 MHz and 100 KV isolated RF transformer for a Inductively coupled plasma source
  • Onset of gas entrainment during quadruple discharge from a horizontal pipe through inclined & vertical branches with respect to horizontal branches
  • Consequences of Gas Enrichment from a two phase region through inclined branches with respect to side branches during triple discharge
  • Development of tomography code for emission profile reconstruction
  • Friction stir processing for Surface modification of AL-6061/B4C surface composites for a Manufacturing of canister for Nuclear West Storage in Nuclear Industries
  • Reactor criticality computations in neutron transport theory using stochastic approach
  • Heat Transfer Analysis to study the cooling capability of core catcher assembly under fuel meltdown scenario in a fast reactor
  • Radiation hardening of wireless sensor node for the deployment in zone-4 of nuclear reactor building




Mr. Vipin Shukla

Mr. Avnish Jadhav




Dr. Anurag Mudgal
HOD & Associate Professor
Mechanical, School of Technology
Email :
Phone : +91-9429026498


Mr Vipin S. Shukla
DNST, Electrical, School of Technology
Email :
Phone : +91-9427963637




First Year Students Profile

Milaan Patel
D.O.B: 15/03/1995
Qualification: B.E. (Mechanical)
Institution:LDRP-Institute of Technology and Research
B.E. Project Title:
Scaled surface generation using Pantograph

Manisha Jha
D.O.B: 09/02/1992
Qualification: B.E. (Electronics)
Institution:Nuva college of Engineering and Technology (Nagpur University)
B.E. Project Title:
Remote accident Detectors using Micro-controller

Rajat Rathod
D.O.B: 16/08/1991
Qualification: B.E. (Instrumentation and Control)
Institution:Nirma Institute of Technology
B.E. Project Title:
Microcontroller Based Motion Detector, Lab-view Based PID Implementation for Temperature Control (Lab-view with Control Board), Automated Material Weighing Mixer (PLC, HMI)

Pranjali Mishra
D.O.B: 10/06/1992
Qualification: B.E. (Electronics and Communication)
Institution:Sir PadampatSinghania University
B.E. Project Title:
Mobile Charger (Solar as well as Electrically operated)

Vyom Desai
D.O.B: 19/11/1994
Qualification: B.E. (Mechanical)
Institution:Gujarat Institute of Technology
B.E. Project Title:

Vivek Pachchigar
D.O.B: 22/08/1992
A D Patel Institute of Technology
B.E. Project Title:
1). Automatic Power Factor Correction using Microcontroller
2). 3-phase induction motor protection system

Sanchit Sharma
D.O.B: 29/02/1992
B.E. (Electrical and Electronics)
Anna University
B.E. Project Title: Development of a robot with automatic manoeuvring capabilities using Ultrasonic sensors. Also, IR Sensors to identify humans with their heat signature, and there by sending their images to control room. 

Bharat Singh Rawat
D.O.B: 26/03/1992
B.E. ( Mechanical)
 Hasmukh Goswami College of Engineering
B.E. Project Title:
Long Chain Beamer-Braking System and Trouble Shooting

Shivi Rao
D.O.B: 17/07/1991
B.E. (Electrical)
Lingaya’s University
B.E. Project Title: Next Gen Energy Meter –User Friendly Microprocessor Interfaced Domestic Energy Meter

Chintu Sharma
D.O.B: 1/11/1987
B.E. (Mechanical)
Jorhat Engineering College, Jorhat, Assam
B.E. Project Title:“
Study of friction losses in different types of pipes and in different pipe fitting and comparing with Darcy-Weisbach using Moody chart. (To get the friction factor)”

Second Year Students Profile

JayeshAshokkumar Gupta
D.O.B: 8/1/1992
Silver Oak College of Engineering & Technology
B.E. Project Title:
Analysis of effect of Machining Parameters on Surface Roughness in Hot Machining

Vrushank Joshi
D.O.B: 16/1/1992
B.E. (Mechanical)
Indus Institute of Technology & Engineering
B.E. Project Title:Design & analysis of single screw air compressor

D.O.B: 21/06/1993
B.E. ( Instrumentation & Control)
 L.D College of Engineering
B.E. Project Title:
WiFi through Speed control of induction motor using PLC & SCADA

Bhatt Apurv Kumar Yogeshbhai
D.O.B: 4/4/1992
B.E. (Mechanical)
Shree Swami AtmanandSaraswatiInstitute of Technology
B.E. Project Title:Combination of lathe and milling machine to enhance job performance

Mili Patel
D.O.B: 29/08/1992
Qualification: B.Tech. (Electrical)
Institution: PanditDeendayal Petroleum University
B.Tech. Project Title: Computer Aided Design of Three Phase    Induction Motor

D.O.B: 8/8/1993
B.E. (Metallurgy)
Indus Institute of Technology & Engineering
B.E. Project Title:“
Preparation of Silicon Carbide Foam”

D.O.B: 18/11/1992
B.E. (Instrumentation & Control)
 Government Engineering College Gandhinagar
B.E. Project Title:
Automation of sinter plant in steel making

Patel Rupee Sunilkumar
D.O.B: 1/11/1992 
B.E. (Electronics & Communication)
Silver Oak College of Engineering and Technology
B.E. Project Title:Landmark Proximity System Using RFID and XBEE

Ritwik Vyas
D.O.B: 15/04/1990  
B.E. (Mechanical)
VIT-East /RTU Kota
B.E. Project Title:
Generating electricity by moving body parts
GATE Score:367





“PanditDeendayal Petroleum University has been a great contributor towards the development of my personality over the past year. By participating in the international summer school conducted by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), I have established my leadership, team skills and have also been able to advance these skills to whole new augment level. The infrastructure of PDPU, one of the finest in the state of Gujarat, which stands out the most! The professors here make the university what it is today. With an attitude of being ever ready to help, and not only delivering classroom teachings, but also providing the students with real-time case studies and hands-on industry experience with field project works, they are the pillars of the learning gained from this esteemed university. And this is a treasure for life!”
- Jeet Patel, Student 2017-19

“The Department of Nuclear Science and Technology at PDPU has the finest faculty. The faculty is very helping and supportive and also very encouraging. I was encouraged by the faculty to attend an International Conference on Isotopes in Doha, Qatar, also the travelling and registration expenses were borne by PDPU. The learning experience has been great so far!"
- Aditya Chincholkar, Student 2017-19


Batch: 2009-11

Name Affiliation

Mr. Ankush  Batra

BSNL, Sonipat, Haryana

Mr. Kuppannagari Arun Kalyan

Central Excise Dept., Vishakhapattnam
Andhra Pradesh

Mr. V. Mahender Reddy 

Assistant Engineer (AE)
Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APTransco)
Vidyut Soudha, Khairatabad, Hyderabad

Mr. Manish Kumar

Assistant Professor

Ms. Nupur Jain

Asst. Professor - Kalol University, Gujarat state

Ms. Priyanka Gaurav

Pursuing Ph.D. Purdue University /

Mr. Rajib Sahoo

Orissa Power Corporation Limited

Mr. Rajit Pillai 

Captain, Indian Army, Posted at Punjab 

Mr. Vuttukur Ramesh

Head - Radiation Safety & Quality Assurance
Renntech Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Ramnivas Bishnoi 

Assistant Professor
NIMS University, Jaipur

Mr. Periwal Sagar Kishan 

Own Business of Drilling Tools at Delhi
Exports from Germany

Mr. Santosh Kumar 

Lloyd’s Register
Risk Assessment

Mr. G Sridhar Bharadwaj 

Probationary Officer
Karnataka Bank

Ms. Suchita Deshmukh Sanjay

Saudi Arabia / Abu Dhabi
SRM College, Chennai - Teaching Nuclear Engineering students

Mr. Sunil Sharma 

Senior Engineer
PED Design
Process Equipment Division
ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd.,
Yamuna Nagar, Haryana- 135001

Mr. Surinder Kumar

Project Manager
Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA)

Mr. Sati Utkarsh Bhuwan

Sr. Nuclear Engineer
PM Dimensions

Mr. Varun Hassija 

Doing Ph.D. in IGCAR

Mr. Vinod John Thayil

Assistant Manager
NTPC, Karnataka


Batch: 2010-12

Name Affiliation

Mr. Nikunj Pathak

Asst. Prof. (EC) at Dr. Jivaraj Mehta College, Anand

Mr. Kevin Joshi

Asst. Prof. (EC) at Dr. Jivaraj Mehta College, Anand

 Mr. Manit Shah

Ph.D. @ Texas A and M University, Texas

Mr. Prathmesh Patel

RTO Inspector , Gujarat Police

Mr. Subrakanta Dhal

Engineer at TCE


Batch: 2011-13

Name Affiliation

Mr. Vijay Mehta

Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Virda Vajdi, Kalawad Road, Opposite Motel The Village, Kalawad Road, Rajkot, Gujarat 360005


Batch: 2012-14

Name Affiliation

Mr. Gaurav Kumar Singh

Ph.D. Scholar, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar

Ms. Gunjan Indauliya

Visiting Scientist, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar

Mr. Maradia Vivek


Mr. Pankaj K. Pandey

Assistant Manager, Bergen Group of Companies, Gurgaon

Mr. Vipin Shukla

Research Assistant-ORSP, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University


Batch: 2013-15

Name Affiliation

Bhumi Chaudhari

Research Scholar, Institute for Plasma Research, Government of India, Gandhinagar

Montu Bhuva

Research Scholar, Institute for Plasma Research, Government of India, Gandhinagar

Darpan K Shukla

Research Scholar, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Tamilnadu

Joshi Jay K

Research Scholar, Institute for Plasma Research, Government of India, Gandhinagar

Parth P. Patel

Research Scholar, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Tamilnadu

Arunsinh Zala

Research Scholar, Institute for Plasma Research, Government of India, Gandhinagar



PDPU-INMM Student Chapter

A dedicated group of students have been working on to foster, promote, and further the purposes and objectives of the PDPU-INMM. Those are to advance nuclear materials management, promote research in this field, establish standards, improve the qualifications and usefulness of those employed in this field, and increases and disseminates information of nuclear materials management. Although this chapter was initiated by an enterprising group of students in the department; the chapter has now expanded and involves students of many Departments and batches.

  • Institute of Materials Management (INMM), USA encourages advancement of research in the field of nuclear materials management, accelerating the improvement of the qualification & knowledge creation and dissemination through meetings, reports, papers, discussions, and publication and all the possible means.
  • PDPU-INMM Student Chapter is the first of its kind in India. The formation of the chapter was announced at an international platform in the 54th INMM Annual Meeting, California, USA.
  • This chapter furthers the objective of INMM by providing a less formal forum for the discussion of regional nuclear materials management issues through various technical activities.
  • For more information, please visit the website being designed by PDPU-INMM Chapter students.



The Department of Nuclear Science and Technology has enlarged many fold and academics and getting past the course-work is not the only thing that students do now. Several ventures have been initiated by enterprising students and have blossomed; nurtured by the department. These are the things that have made Nuclear Engineering Department one of the foremost in PDPU and it is now making its mark at a national and international level. Below is the overview of the several of activities and initiatives in the Department of Nuclear Science and Technology.


Industrial Internship

Nuclear Engineering Students across Globe
The Department of Nuclear Science and Technology has enlarged many fold and academics and getting past the course-work is not the only thing that students do now. Several ventures have been initiated by enterprising students and have blossomed; nurtured by the department. These are the things that have made Nuclear Engineering Department one of the foremost in PDPU and it is now making its mark at a national and international level. Below is the overview of the several of activities and initiatives in the Nuclear Energy Department.

Nuclear Security Training series
Students along with faculties attended the nuclear security Training series. The training took place at three different places. They spent two weeks at Texas A&M University (Texas), One week at Sandia National Laboratory (New Mexico), One week at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Tennessee) and finally attended the INMM Annual meeting at Atlanta (Georgia).

Texas A&M University (TAMU)

Sandia National Laboratory (SNL)

Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting




PDPU students visits BARC for attending workshop on "Development of Indian Youth as Nuclear Communicators"

2014 Nuclear Security Training series
11 students along with 3 faculties attended the Nuclear security Training series. The training took place at three different places. They spent two weeks at Texas A&M University (Texas), One week at Sandia National Laboratory (New Mexico), One week at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Tennessee) and finally attended the INMM Annual meeting at Atlanta (Georgia).

Visit to Texas A&M University (TAMU)
The two weeks spent in TAMU was very enlightening to the students. The Two weeks consisted of lot of lectures on Nuclear Security. Apart from the lectures the students visited various facilities of TAMU. These include the visit to TAMU’s 5W AGN reactor, 1MW TRIGA reactor and Nuclear Fuel cycle laboratories. TAMU also sponsored for a visit to NASA’s Johnson Space center at Houston, Texas during a weekend. That was so exciting to students and faculties. Students and faculties also got to know about US way of celebrating their Independence Day on July 4th. All of PDPU team visited the George Bush Memorial library and Museum on that day and enjoyed the celebration by watching the firework display.

Visit to Sandia National Laboratory (SNL)
The one week spent at SNL consisted of various lectures presented by eminent scientists working in the field of Nuclear Safety, security and Safeguards. Students also did a table top exercise on Nuclear Security which was challenging as they did it by forming different groups.

Students and faculties of PDPU went for National museum of Nuclear Science and History at Albuquerque. The museum consisted of various dummy nuclear war heads fighter jets for display. This visit was extremely exciting for everyone.

Visit to Sandia Peak as a part of sightseeing was very thrilling to everybody. The trip on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles, seeing some of nature’s more dramatic beauty unfold before you. At sunset the desert skies produce a spectacular array of color, and your vantage point from the observation deck atop 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment.

Visit to Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The exposure that the students have got from ORNL was amazing. There were very few lectures and lot of visits to various facilities of ORNL. PDPU students also got the opportunity to mingle with the international students from Jordon, Indonesia and Morocco who pursue Nuclear Engineering.

ORNL posses’ world’s second fastest Supercomputer, the Titan Cray XK7. PDPU students and faculties got an exciting opportunity to see it.

The X-10 Graphite Reactor at ORNL, formerly known as the Clinton Pile and X-10 Pile, was the world's second artificial nuclear reactor and was the first reactor designed and built for continuous operation. The High Flux Isotope Reactor (or HFIR) is a nuclear research reactor located at ORNL. Operating at 85 MW, HFIR is one of the highest flux reactor-based sources of neutrons for condensed matter research in the United States, and it provides one of the highest steady-state neutron fluxes of any research reactor in the world. Visits to these reactors were highly useful for both students and faculties. They also visited the Radiochemical Engineering Development center where various instrumentation viz., master-slave manipulator are employed for dealing nuclear materials at ORNL.

PDPU students and Faculties also got an opportunity to visit the beautiful campus of University of Tennessee. They also had a table top Nuclear Security exercise at University of Tennessee.

As a part of sight seeing the team had a nice time by visiting the Melton hill dam located at Oakridge. Melton Hill Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Clinch River just south of Oak Ridge. The dam is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, which built the dam in the early 1960s. The dam impounds the 5,470-acre Melton Hill Lake.

15 students along with the 2 faculty advisors attended the 55th INMM Annual meeting at Atlanta from 20th July to 24th July. 9 papers and 1 poster were presented by the PDPU students at the annual meeting. The meeting was an excellent platform for the chapter students to interact scientists, professors and their International counter-parts.

PDPU Booth at INMM’s 55th Annual Meeting at Atlanta, Georgia, USA
PDPU INMM student chapter had a stall at the annual meeting. The purpose of the stall was to introduce the university at a global stage and to make others aware about the various activities done at the chapter. It was well appreciated by scientific community and other student chapters. PDPU students and Faculties also presented T-shirts to Texas A&M professors and officials of PNS (Partnership for Nuclear Security).

PDPU Students attended 13th ESARDA Course on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Safeguards at Chulangkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
This compact course was open to masters degree students, in particular nuclear engineering students, but also to young professionals and International Relations / law students. It was aimed at complementing nuclear engineering studies by including nuclear safeguards in the academic curriculum. The basic aim of the course is to stimulate students’ interests in safeguards. The course addressed aspects of the efforts to create a global nuclear non-proliferation system and how this system works in practice: the Treaty on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), safeguards technology, and export control. Also regional settings, such as Euratom Treaty, are presented and discussed. Three PDPU Students along with a research staff actively participated in the course and obtained a certificate of completion.

Nuclear Engineering Students Participation at PHYTRA 2014
The purpose of participation was to represent research work as well as PDPU at International Level and have an exposure to ongoing research in the field of Nuclear. By attending presentations, students learned insights of the Nuclear Engineering by listening to various talks delivered by scientists and researchers and got chance to network with various prominent scientists and scholars from International Nuclear Engineering Community.

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Distinguished Speaker Lecture

Topic : “Nuclear Energy for Peaceful Applications: The need for Human Resource Development”.

Speaker : Dr. K. N. Vyas

Date : 22nd August, 2016

Speaking to technology and engineering students and faculty at the varsity, the scientist also spoke about how nuclear energy will soon be utilised in Ahmedabad through BARC’s recent MoU with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation signed this year to set up a sewage sludge hygienisation plant in Ahmedabad.

His talk covered a gambit of nuclear applications where Vyas also spoke about the scope of radioisotope production and its various application in the areas of detecting and check the sustainability of ground water reserves, in food irradiation and preservation, sterilization of medical products and developing radiation induced mutant varieties of seeds for food, fodder and bio-fuel and routine irradiation of different items. This technology can be used to control sprouting, infections, ripening and increase shelf-life of crops, sludge hygienation and production of electricity with negligible carbon emission.

In a question posed by a PDPU member regarding the recent ‘geopolitical issue of NSG membership’ bid of India and its advantages and setbacks, Vyas averred, “The NSG is an exclusive club of 42 nations. Now there are a set of people who say that we already have whatever we wanted without being member of NSG and subsequently we have been given waiver and then things are coming- I am not denying that. But you must realise that there are always fine prints everywhere. There is a possibility that suddenly if some geopolitical situation changes, India may be denied certain things. So NSG membership is critical in that respect that we would like to retain whatever is there now.” Vyas further added: “If you look at presentation that I gave, India sooner or later will need nuclear power stations. Now there is a good possibility that some of the good power stations maybe made by Indian technology and some will have to be imported… There is no harm in staking a claim for it.”



Guest Lecture Dr. Manit Shah

Topic : Development of Radiological Surveillance Laboratory

Speaker : Dr. Manit Shah

Participant : Department of Nuclear Engineering, PDPU

Dr. Manit touched upon the importance of Radiological surveillance system to maintain nuclear security. In this talk, he mainly discussed about his approach to set up radiological surveillance to monitor the Nuclear Security and Response Laboratory at Texas A&M University. The training exercise which he discussed included the comparison between MCNPX simulation and practical exercise while transporting “CRM 969 4.45% 235U” source followed by “60Co – 1-µCi” and “137Cs – 1-µCi” through facility hallway and collecting results using “Sodium Iodide – 2x2 (4) Osprey Detectors” for 13 different possible pathway to exit. Session was concluded with a proposal to develop this exercise for University students.



Distinguished Speaker Lecture

Topic : "Safety Security Safeguards and their job prospects".

Speaker : Dr. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly

Date : 8th November 2016

Speaker’s Profile -
Dr. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly is a metallurgical engineer, a nuclear technologist and a nuclear fuel expert of international reputation known for his outstanding contributions in R & D and industrial production of uranium, plutonium and thorium based nuclear fuels and fuel cycles. He served the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India for more than 35 years and superannuated as Distinguished Scientist, Chairman and Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex, at Hyderabad. He received the first Indian Nuclear Society Award from the Honourable Prime Minister of India and was conferred “Padmashri” by the President of India in 2002.

A brief Summary of the Lecture -
Dr. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly has touched upon different benefits of nuclear energy in power sector, environment, medicine and health, food, water desalination, hydrogen production and important role nuclear energy will play towards clean and green energy. He gave information about the newer design concept and reactor generations which uses inherent safety features to prevent any further disasters. He also emphasized upon the threat the world is facing in nuclear industry, the importance of proliferation resistance and safeguards.
Adding to this, he guided us a path to make our careers in the nuclear safety, security and safeguard.

Beyond this he explained about different power reactors around the world, the fuel used and its manufacturing process involved, nuclear waste, and radiation hazards in power plants. He explained to us the importance and the job roles of the radiation safety officer in various fields of nuclear.



Gujarat Agro Visit




Aiming to boost exports of agricultural commodities from the state, the Gujarat government has installed a food irradiation unit at Bavla, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. The unit is set up at a cost of Rs.10 crores with the help of BARC in collaboration with Gujarat Agro in an area of 50x50m2. The unit irradiates about 180 metric tons of agricultural products monthly mainly pulses, spices, etc. produced in the state. Further research for fish irradiation is going on. It is expected to go a long way in helping farmers export food products to other countries.

Food irradiation is the process of exposing food to ionizing radiation to destroy microorganisms, bacteria and viruses along with the insects that might be present in the food. The irradiation is done with gamma source (Co60) of strength 30KCi which is kept in underground water tank 10m deep. The irradiation facility is totally automated with PLC system and all the operations are performed with control room housed at center of the facility over just source. The food boxes are loaded in the Aluminum boxes each of 250 kg capacity which are then conveyed into concrete lined interior room where the source is lifted up for irradiation. Emergency shutdown systems are provided to prevent any accident.

The visit was intended to provide industrial exposure to students and faculty members of Department of Nuclear energy, PDPU. Moreover, the facility in-charge was willingly looking forward to the possibility of collaboration of PDPU in carrying out R&D activities at the factory premises. In a nutshell the visit proved to be fruitful in providing industrial exposure to M-tech students along with the future chances of project work at facility.



Uranium Mines Visit

Date:2nd January 2017

Venue:Narwapahr mines, Jadugoda, Jharkhand

Participant:Nuclear Engineering Department, PDPU

Narwapahar mine is the first fully mechanized mine operating since April 1995. This is a trackless mine with a decline access to underground and ramp accesses to the stopes. This permits use of large diesel powered underground equipment resulting in high productivity, eliminating fatigue of workmen and providing a good working environment. Diesel traction and Electro-hydraulic Drill Jumbos are used for drilling. The capability to drill long and parallel holes has improved drilling productivity. The extraction work has been carried up to 450m under-ground and 1500 tonnes of ore is extracted daily.

Safety Features
The main problem in extraction of Uranium from the mines is Radon gas which is produced as a result of decay series of Uranium. Even though Radon has low half-life it is highly hazardous since it is continuously produced. To restrict this proper ventilation is provided to ensure safe environment inside the mine. Radiation Safety Units continuously monitors the dose of miners as per the AERB norms. In order to minimize dos the workers weren’t allowed to work for more than 8 hours a day, however the mine was fully operational 24 hours a day in 3 shifts.



Tarapur Nuclear Power Plant Visit

DATE:6 January 2017

PARTICIPANTS:Nuclear Engineering Department, PDPU

Tarapur Atomic Power Station (T.A.P.S.) is located in Tarapur; Maharashtra (India). Tarapur was the largest nuclear power station in India with a total capacity of 1400 MW. It was initially constructed with two boiling water reactor (BWR) units of 210 MWe each by GE in 1963. Later, Tarapur 3&4 reactors of 540 MWe gross (490 MWe net) were developed indigenously from the 220 MWe (gross) model Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor ( PHWR) and operated by Nuclear Power Plant Corporation of India (NPCIL). These two PHWR units of 540 MW each were constructed by Larsen & Turbo and Gammon India. Tarapur 3&4 is among the 8 nuclear reactors in India which is not under international safeguard.

Mr.RavikantChobey the scientific officer gave a brief introduction of Tarapur units 3 and 4 including its technical aspect, working, safety features which have been added post Fukushima and the various on-going projects. A presentation regarding the role of Central Vigilance Committee in Tarapur was also delivered to spread awareness against corruption among the youth of the nation.

Safety Features
Tarapur Nuclear power plant is built near seashore with 5 km of exclusion zone. It is divided into 4 zones based on level of radioactivity in which zone 1 as lowest and Zone 4 at highest level of radioactivity. Physical, Dimensional and Integrity test is regularly performed on all 4 reactors to ensure safe operation. The main control room of power plant is backed up with secondary independent control room to ensure timely operation of reactor equipment in case of failure of main control room. The reactor building comprises of steel lined double dome containment to increase the robustness of building with a gap of 2 meters between them. The secondary wall is maintained with negative pressure coefficient to prevent any atmospheric impact in case of rupture. Unlike normal power plants, in Tarapur three sensors are used to monitor a single parameter which works on two/ three logic which adds to its safety feature. Tsunami doors are also provided for securing the building against the worst possible tsunami waves possible based on geographical location of power plant. The plant is equipped with Emergency Core Cooling System and auto catalytic hydrogen combiner is under installation.

Security Features
The power plant is protected multiple security barriers starting from premises of exclusion zone to the control room. No personal electronic gadgets are allowed within the premises of plant. Every individual has to go through a series of security checks. Identification proof is needed for all personal and visitors to get access to the plant. More checkpoints include biometric scanners, access cards, security check-ups, IR scanners. The plant is also featured with CCTV cameras, silent alarms. Moreover, the 5 km exclusion zone also provides sufficient response time in case of infiltration. The reactor building contains only 3 access doors, one for personal movement, one for material and one unaccounted.



Debate on Public Acceptance of Nuclear Energy in India

DATE:1ST FEB, 2017



The INMM Chapter of PDPU organized an event which comprised of two sessions i.e. the technical session followed by the interactive session. The invitation was extended to the department of School of Liberal Science, PDPU along with their Faculty Dr. Sitakanta Mishra with an aim to create awareness within PDPU about Nuclear Energy and understand their perspective.

The Technical session commenced with the introductory speech of Dr. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly followed by a Technical Presentation on “Carbon Fiber and composite materials” by our Guest Speaker YurySvistunov, Technical director of Umatex Group. He expounded the scope of the use of Carbon fiber and composite material in various fields like nuclear, aeronautical, etc.

On moving ahead with the event, the Interactive session was inaugurated by our Guest Speaker Alexander Antipin, Head of Communications, Rosatom South Asia. Soon it was followed by an edifying session of open debate on “Public Acceptance of Nuclear Energy in India”. The Debate primarily focused on the power and non-power application of nuclear energy which can be a boon for the Indian Society, various safety and security measures which have been taken to avoid any nuclear hazards. The growth & application of nuclear energy in a country can be escalated only with public acceptance and participation which requires our involvement in spreading the technical and social awareness to the population of our country about nuclear energy which has an edge over other forms of energy. In a nutshell the event proved to be successful in drawing a conclusion that “People participation is must for public acceptance of nuclear energy in India”.



PDPU-INMM Student Chapter organizes NUCLEAR SECURITY WORKSHOP on 10th -12th Feb 2016 in collaboration with U.S Department of state’s PNS:
The goal of this workshop was to enhance awareness among the students and faculty members about the imperatives of nuclear security best practice and building a vibrant nuclear security culture. This basic aim of the course is to stimulate students’ interest in nuclear security issues.

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) at Texas A&M University and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) co-hosted a two and half-day nuclear security training workshop for the Indian academics from Feb. 10-12. The workshop was held at the PDPU campus in Gandhinagar (Gujarat State) India, and was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) with support from CRDF Global. The audience for the workshop included 21 faculty members and 43 students from ten different universities in India.



Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Hosts Managing Director- Nuvia India for initiating Training and R&D programs for Department of Nuclear Science and Technology:
On 23rd June 2015, Ms. Minu Singh Managing Director of Nuvia India visited the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University to learn about the PDPU’s Nuclear Engineering program and to explore the potential opportunities to start training and R&D programs in collaboration with PDPU.

She invited PDPU students and faculty members to visit the Nuvia’s Radiation Monitoring Instruments Calibration Facility at Delhi. She also proposed to organize a two days training program on radiological emergency response in association with PDPU.



PDPU organises Nuclear Security Workshop for Indian Private Industry on 4th -5th June 2015:
The workshop informed participants about important issues in Nuclear Security including threats to Nuclear Security and their consequences, Insider threats and the International and National Security Regime among other topics. This workshop was jointly organized by The Partnership for Nuclear Security (U.S. Department of State), The Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (Texas A&M University), Centre for Science and Security Studies (King’s College, London), the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University-INMM Student Chapter.

The workshop was Inaugurated by Dr. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly, Former Chairman of Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad. Officials from L&T, Nuvia India, Rapiscan India, Advanctech Private Ltd. participated in the workshop.



Symposium on “Nuclear Energy: Technology, Safety & Environment”

The Department of Nuclear Science and Technology, School of Technology at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) aims at developing “Nuclear Ready” engineers who can effectively undertake career assignments in the global civilian nuclear power industry. Expert faculty with extensive experience leading research and project assignments in the indian nuclear industry, augmented by world-class infrastructure, extensive industry exposure and rigorous research work, presents a holistic learning experience to students.

•  To enhance the knowledge by comprehensive analysis and in-depth discussion on important issues across Nuclear Energy industry.
• To exchange ideas, views and insights among Nuclear Industry experts, management professionals and academic professionals.
• Creating awareness among general public about the Nuclear Power Plant Safety and promoting Nuclear Safety Culture in India.
• To develop a future roadmap for technological development, energy security and sustainable growth.



News Archive

15 Nov, 2017 A guest lecture on “Nuclear Safety and Electricity Generation at Lower Cost” by Prof. Palvannanathan Ganesan, Director UNMC, USA
1 Feb, 2017 Debate on Public Acceptance of Nuclear Energy in India
6 Jan, 2017 Tarapur Nuclear Power Plant Visit
2 Jan, 2017 Uranium Mines Visit
7 Dec, 2016 Gujarat Agro Visit
22 Aug, 2017 Guest Lecture Dr. Manit Shah
22 Aug, 2017 Distinguished Speaker Lecture

International & National Visitor

Dr. Sunil Sunny Chirayath
Director, NSSPI
TAMU Research Assistant Professor
Department of Nuclear Science and Technology Engineering
Texas A&M University

Dr. Craig Marianno
Assistant Professor, NSSPI
Department of Nuclear Science and Technology Engineering
Texas A&M University

Dr. Sukesh Aghara
Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering (Nuclear),
Integrated Nuclear Security & Safeguards Laboratory,
Program Director – NEET,
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Mr. Daniel Miller
AProgram Manager
Partnership for Nuclear Security
U.S. Department of state

Ms. Priya Sethi
Program Officer
Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
U.S.Department of State

Dr. B. K. Dutta
Sr. Professor & Dean, HBNI
U.S.Department of State

Prof. D. Bora
Institute of Plasma Research
Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Dr. S. K. Malhotra
Head, Public awareness
Department of atomic energy

Dr. M. SaiBaba
Head, Strategic Planning & Human Development Division

Mr. Indravadan Dulera
Reactor Engineering Division,
Reactor Design & Development Group

Mr. L. K. Jain
Site Director, Kakrapar

Mr. Ganesh Iyer
Jt. General Manager, Larsen & Toubro,
Hazira works, Gujarat

Dr. Shafi Quereshi
Nuclear Engineering & Technology
IIT - Kanpur

Dr. Shafi Quereshi
Assistant Professor
Nuclear Engineering Department
IIT - Kanpur

Dr. Robert Finch
Technical Staff
Sandia National laboratory
Albuquerque, NewMexico

Mr. K. Jayarajan
Outstanding Scientist & Head
Tele-Manipulator Section
BARC, Mumbai

Dr. J. Velmurugan
Associate Professor
Dept of Medical Physics
Anna University

Dr. A. K. Nayak
Reactor Engineering Division
BARC, Mumbai