Nuclear Engineering is considered to be
highly intellectually challenging, exciting and vigorous discipline
having variety of applications. The programme Nuclear Engineering and Technology in IIT Kanpur was established in 1974.
Nuclear Engineering has emerged as an important
discipline and world is looking towards it, as a promising candidate for
the energy and other fields such as medical applications. The research
in fission and fusion is growing with new efforts towards the
development of advance technologies.
The employment opportunities for the graduating
students are in DAE and the private sector. The strong flavor of
computational skills results in, and not surprisingly, some students
joining the leading software companies. In the past four years, there is a resurgence of
interest in pursuing higher studies. There is a very strong interaction
of NET with the DAE. The scientists from BARC visit IITK regularly for participating in the courses related to
nuclear power plants. The mechanical and the nuclear engineering groups
at IITK have received considerable amount of funding in form of
sponsored projects in the area of nuclear power reactor safety analysis.