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Engineering Nuclear engineering in India and its future

  1. Jul 23, 2009 #1
    Hi every body.. I just want to know how beneficial it would be if one pursues the nuclear physics stream etc.,

    thank you
     
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  3. Jul 25, 2009 #2

    Astronuc

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    India has 17 operational nuclear reactors and 6 under construction.
    http://www.iaea.org/cgi-bin/db.page.pl/pris.powrea.htm?country=IN&sort=&sortlong=Alphabetic [Broken]

    The US has just signed an agreement that will allow US companies to provide nuclear technology to India.

    Most of India's NPPs are low capacity PHWRs. HWRs are beneficial since they do not require enrichment. India has also conducted a lot of research into the 'thorium cycle'.

    Nuclear Power in India - http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf53.html
    http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf62.html

    Bhabha Atomic Research Centre ( BARC )
    http://www.barc.ernet.in/ [Broken]
     
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  4. Jul 27, 2009 #3

    MATLABdude

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    For better or worse, India just launched its first nuclear submarine:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8169360.stm

    An arms race with China might give the military industrial complexes of your respective countries the shot in the arm to give you that 'benefit' (i.e. employment) that you're looking for.

    (Yes, I'm joking, but only half-so)
     
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