NGPASC Hosts IARP Workshop on Radiation Technology

Dr. N.G.P. Arts and Science College, in collaboration with the KMCH Institute of Allied Health Sciences, successfully organized a One Day National Workshop on “Beneficial Applications of Radiation Technology and Indian Nuclear Energy Programme” on August 31, 2023, at Seminar Hall-III.

Dr. Subramaniam, Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology at KMCH gave the presidential address, emphasizing the pivotal role of medical physics in advanced radiotherapy procedures.

Muthuswamy, Director – Academics at Dr. N.G.P. Educational Institutions, delivered the felicitation address, highlighting the increasing importance of medical physics and the need for rigorous academic research and education in this field.

Murali, Secretary of the Indian Association of Radiation Protection (IARP) and Ex-Scientist at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, spoke about the beneficial applications of radiation in medicine, agriculture, food, water desalination, and cancer therapy. He also encouraged students to explore research and career opportunities in nuclear energy projects.

The workshop included sessions on radiation quantities, units, effects, and radiation detection principles by Anand, a Scientific Officer-G and Associate Professor at Homi Bhabha National Institute, BARC, Mumbai. He emphasized the importance of understanding radiation for safe use in various fields and explained radiation detection principles.

Murali’s comprehensive sessions covered radiation protection, the Indian Nuclear Energy Programme, the biological effects of radiation, and practical demonstrations of detectors. He also discussed career paths in radiation science and technology, educational and training programs, and opportunities in organizations like BARC, IGCAR, RRCAT, NFC, ECIL, NPCIL, DGFS, CAT, BRNS, and BRIT, among others.

The workshop saw active participation from nearly 260 students and faculty members from various institutions, enriching their knowledge in the field of radiation technology and nuclear energy.