New Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is K N Vyas [ Current Affairs ]


New Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is distinguished scientist KN Vyas. He is appointed for a term of three years. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced his appointment in New Delhi.

  • K N Vyas will replace Shekar Basu who was appointed as Atomic Energy Secretary and Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in October 2015.

About KN Vyas:

  • Mr. Vyas was serving as the associate director at BARC before his appointment.
  • He is outstanding experience in the design and development of a novel fuel.
  • And for his contribution he had achieved several Science and Technical Excellence awards.

About Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC):

  • The BARC is India’s best nuclear research center located at Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • It was formed on 3rd January 1954.
  • It has extensive infrastructure for advanced research and development.
  • Its covers the complete range of nuclear science, engineering and related areas.

But BARC’s core directive is:

  • Sustain peaceful applications of nuclear energy and
  • Primarily for power generation.

- Published on: February 24, 2016