DAE signs MoU with UICT for setting up Chemical Engineering Centre

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Mumbai, Mar 13 (UNI) The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University Institute of Chemical Technology (UICT) here for setting up a Centre for Chemical Engineering Education and Research, to accelerate advanced research in the field of Nuclear Science, to enable the country meet the requirement of necessary technology for future nuclear programmes.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar.

The main purpose of setting up the Centre is the need for developing new and multidisciplinary technologies relating to nuclear fuel cycle and reactors, where Chemical Engineering plays a major role.

The Centre would have separate infrastructure built during the 11th and 12th Five Year Plan periods for which Rs 75 crore will be provided by the Union Government. It would induct about 100 PhD scholars, guided by the UICT faculty and would support a number of collaborative research programmes of DAE and some from outside DAE.

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