Union Ministry of Personnel has notified the appointment of Ajit Kumar Mohanty as Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre for the period of 3 years.
At present, Ajit Kumar Mohanty is the Director, Physics Group in BARC and Director, Saha Institute Institute of Nuclear Physics.
The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is India’s premier nuclear research facility headquartered in Trombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) was established by the government of India in 1954 to consolidate all the research and development activity for nuclear reactors and technology under the AEET.
As a result, all the scientists and engineers engaged in the fields of reactor design and development, instrumentation, metallurgy, and material science etc. were transferred with their respective programmes from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) to AEET, with TIFR retaining its original focus for fundamental research in the sciences. After the demise of Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha in 1966, AEET was renamed Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).
BARC has emerged as the multi-disciplinary research center with extensive infrastructure for advanced research and development.
BARC R&D covers the entire spectrum of nuclear science, engineering, and related areas. BARC’s core mandate is to sustain peaceful applications of nuclear energy, primarily for power generation.