M.Tech Nuclear Science & Technology

M.Tech in Nuclear Science and Technology program is aimed at providing students with an in-depth understanding of the varied aspects of atomic energy with focus on Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Plant Design, Reactor Operations, Nuclear Waste Management and the Radiological Applications of Nuclear Science.

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.

The high technology sector is gaining prominence at a high pace and is expected to grow immensely in future; thus creating opportunities for nuclear science professionals.

Why to study Nuclear Science and Technology program

  • India is planning to add 15 more reactors to the presently available 17 reactors. According to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), each reactor needs about 900 scientific and engineering personnel. Thus there will be a tremendous demand for Nuclear Engineers.
  • India ranks sixth in terms of production of nuclear energy, behind the U.S., France, Japan, Russia, and South Korea.
  • There are now 439 nuclear reactors in operation around the world in over 30 countries, providing almost 16% of the world's electricity..
  • India expects to have 20GW nuclear capacity by 2020 and 63GW by 2032. It aims to supply 25% of electricity from nuclear power by 2050. India has a vision of becoming a world leader in nuclear technology due to its expertise in fast reactors and thorium fuel cycle.There is a serious shortage of skill in this area. Any student passing out with M.Tech will certainly get job offers
  • Need of Skilled Manpower - Success of any Nuclear Power project depends on availability of qualified manpower
  • While studying M.Tech, we are not training on any nuclear power plant. In any case, all the institutions using nuclear devices are governed by strict safety guidelines of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Govt. of India. Hence, the highest standards of safety are being followed. For this reason, the accidents involving nuclear power plants are the lowest – almost insignificant as compared to those in coal mining and operations.
  • Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
  • Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
  • Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI)
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)
  • Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL)
  • Nuclear Power Plants
  • Indian Nuclear Society (INS)
  • Heavy Water Board (HWB)
  • Transmission and Distribution Companies
  • Energy and Environmental Consultants & Auditors
  • Regulatory Departments
  • Energy Institutes
  • R & D Organization
  • Nuclear Equipment Manufacturers
  • Institute of Plasmic Resarch (IPR)
  • GMR Energy Ltd.
  • Overseas

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Duration: 2 years



  • Minimum 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level(10th & 12th)
  • B. Tech /BE in Chemical/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Civil/ Industrial Safety/ Petroleum Engineering/ Geo Science Engineering/ Fire Safety Engineering/ Electronics/ Geo Informatics with minimum 60% marks

Career Prospects

  • 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
  • Medical Sciences, Nuclear Medicine
  • Consultancy
Intake : 15 Seats
Semester I Semester II


  • Nuclear Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics & Electrodynamics
  • Nuclear Radiation and Measurements
  • Numerical Methods for Nuclear Engineering
  • Computer programming and simulations
  • Computer programming and simulations Lab


  • Nuclear Reactor Theory-I
  • Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Reactor-1
  • Nuclear Engineering Materials
  • Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Interaction of Radiation with Matter
  • Nuclear Measurement Lab-1
  • Seminar on Assigned Topics
Semester III Semester IV


  • Nuclear Reactor Theory-II
  • Fast breeder Reactor
  • Radiation Shielding and Protection &
    Nuclear Waste Management
  • Neutron Transport Theory
  • Nuclear Power Engineering-I
  • Nuclear Measurement Lab-II
  • Summer Internship
  • Summer Internship Seminar
  • Project I


  • Nuclear Power Engineering-II
  • Nuclear Fusion Reactor-II
  • Project II

Screening of Application and Interview

Fee structure for the academic year 2018 - 20

1st Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
1,00,590 33,535 1,34,125
2nd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
1,00,590 33,535 1,34,125
3rd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
1,10,630 36,870 1,47,500
4th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
1,10,630 36,870 1,47,500


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