In India [our nuclear] expertise is contained almost totally within the government’s atomic energy Department of Atomic Energy. There are no nuclear engineering schools in our universities or institutes of 'technology'."
“Our specific needs include training in reactor analysis, in-core fuel management, and safety analysis, reactor operation and maintenance. Local expertise, skill and competency should be developed for efficient management and future operation. We are lacking expertise in nuclear physics, reactor physics, nuclear engineering graduates, both at graduate and undergraduate level needs to be addressed. More universities need to come forward with quality programmes to address this.”