Career session on nuclear engineering

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Career session on nuclear engineering

CHENNAI: A career session on nuclear engineering organised jointly by SASTRA University and The Hindu last Sunday attracted a number of students from various engineering and science disciplines.

SASTRA University's Dean of Planning & Development S.Vaidhyasubrmaniam presented details about the M.Tech programme in Nuclear Engineering and explained collaborative initiatives with University of Windsor, (Canada) IGCAR, Kalpakkam, and L&T Heavy Engineering, Mumbai.

In addition to the M.Tech., the students will also receive a M.Engg. degree from the University of Windsor. The additional degree from Windsor comes with a one-year work permit in Canada.

T.S. Subramanian, Associate Editor, Frontline, spoke on the policy level interventions that were making nuclear engineering an exciting career option. He detailed the activities of the Department of Atomic Energy and its supporting agencies with precise information on various career opportunities in these premier organisations.

He charted out the government's next 2020 plan to import nuclear rectors for power generation and the resulting career opportunities. He explained that the government's ambition to increase nuclear power generation from the existing 4,000 MW to 25,000 MW by 2020 is a clear indication of the growth in the nuclear power industry.

Kishon Babu, Chief Engineering Manager, and Gajanan Saddekar, Product & Technology Head, Nuclear Power Plant Equipment Division of L&T Mumbai, presented an industry perspective of the need for qualified nuclear engineering professionals. They estimated that the existing manpower is far too low when compared to the needs of the industry and hoped that institutions like SASTRA would embark on activities to train students.

R. Puthiyavinayagam, Head, Reactor Core Division, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, discussed research opportunities in the area of nuclear engineering.

The last date for applying to this M.Tech programme in Nuclear Engineering is July 4, 2009. More details are available at