The Indian Nuclear Society (INS) is a professional body of nuclear scientists, engineers and technologists in India with its headquarters at Mumbai and branches at Hyderabad, Kakrapar, Kalpakkam, Rawatbhata, Kaiga, Mysore, Narora and IIT Kanpur. INS was founded in the year 1988 and completes 25 years of its existence this year.
INS has about 5000 life members and 80 corporate members and it aims to promote the advancement of nuclear science and technology together with the associated scientific disciplines. INS also aims at creating awareness amongst the general public about the societal benefits of atomic energy.
The society has so far conducted 23 annual conferences, several seminars and special lectures. Under its public awareness programme, INS and its branches have conducted a number of seminars about nuclear energy and its various applications. This activity, mainly organized for students and faculty of academic institutions, is conducted through lectures in Hindi, English and various Indian regional languages, by arranging visits to the Nuclear Power Stations and by organizing open sessions and exhibitions. The INS also conducts technical courses on specific topics in frontier areas of engineering for the benefit of professionals from governmental organizations, academic institutions and the industry. A newsletter that includes brief reviews on topical areas in established as well as emerging technologies is also periodically published by INS. To recognize outstanding contributions made by individuals and industrial organizations in the field of nuclear science and technology, the society has instituted annual INS awards since 2001.
About INSAC - 2013
Advances in Radiation Technology for Societal Benefits Radiation Technology, utilizing radioisotopes and radiations from machine sources, has made significant contributions in improving industrial production, product quality, material properties and, hygienisation and shelf life extension of food items. It has also been used effectively for developing improved varieties of seeds through mutation breeding and for water resources development and management. All these applications have directly or indirectly benefitted the society in a number of ways.
During the past five decades, India has made significant progress in all facets of radioisotope production and radiation technology programmes. Radioisotopes are produced at the Dhruva research reactor in BARC, Mumbai and at the Pressurised Heavy Water based nuclear power reactors of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), located at several places in the country. These reactors along with the radioisotope processing facilities of BRIT and BARC and electron beam accelerators of these organisations at Navi Mumbai, form the nucleus of the entire programme of radiation technology applications in the country.
The Indian Nuclear Society is organizing its 24th Annual Conference on the theme Advances in Radiation Technology for Societal Benefits during December 16-18, 2013 in Mumbai with Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT) as the lead organizer. The conference is being supported by the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) and the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). The conference aims at providing a platform for professionals in the field of Radiation Technology to discuss the current status of research in this field, the state-of-the-art technology available and the current practices in the applications of radiation technology for societal benefits. A large number of delegates from the industry and the nuclear community in India are expected to participate in the conference. The conference will have invited talks by eminent experts with vast experience in their respective fields.
The conference will highlight the advances made in the following technologies and the societal benefits accrued by their use:
1. Radiopharmaceuticals for health care – Therapeutic and Diagnostic.
2. Nuclear technologies for detection and treatment of cancers.
3. Radiation processing of materials and, hygienisation and shelf life extension of agricultural products using gamma irradiators and electron beam accelerators.
4. Nuclear technologies for developing improved varieties of seeds through mutation breeding.
5. Radiation technology applications in Industrial trouble shooting and process optimisation.
6. Isotope Hydrology for water resources development and management.
7. Radiological safety in the application of radiation technologies.
Participants are requested to register on or before October 31, 2013.
Limited accommodation would be available on first-cum-first served basis at the BARC Training School Hostel cum Guest House at Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai and some nearby Guest Houses.
Address for Correspondence
Indian Nuclear Society,
Project Square, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai – 400 094
Phone : 0091- 22 - 2559 8327