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.

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
  • Medical Sciences, Nuclear Medicine
  • Consultancy

Prospective Employers

  • 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

Faculty Profile

Duration 2 Years Eligibility
  • Minimum 60% marks in X & XII.
  • B. Tech /BE in Mechanical/ Chemical/ Electrical/ Electronics/ EEE/EIE/ECE, Mechatronics or M.Sc. (Physics) with minimum 60% marks

Career Prospects


Intake : 15 Seats


Semester I

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

Semester II

  • 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

  • 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

Semester IV

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

Screening of Application and Interview

Fee structure 2017- 19 is as follows:
1st Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
91,500 30,500 1,22,000
2nd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
91,500 30,500 1,22,000
3rd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
100,590 33,535 1,34,125
4th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
100,590 33,535 1,34,125

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  • P.R. Roshan

    Course : M.Tech Chemical Engineering

    Experience :We are P.R. Roshan’s (M.Tech Chemical Engineering) parents and would like to take this opportunity to express our thoughts.
    As the session almost draws to a close we would like to thank the management, teachers, administrative staff and our special thanks to the cook for second trusted home.
    My son had a wonderful time and enjoyed the stay and experience at UPES. Short…..but definitely memorable and close to his heart. He has found some good friends. Needless to say he has grown in many ways and it will surely make a good foundation for his future.
    We are aware that it takes a lot of hard work in the background by the team of UPES to make this happen and most often all the efforts remain in shadow. But the results are the reflection of what has gone into the student.
    Hence, we would like to thank and share our deep appreciation and gratitude to the entire team of UPES for Nurturing, facilitating and encouraging growth in the most positive and supportive manner.
    Thanks & Regards
    Janani & Rajakrishnakanth, Chennai

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