Ajit Kumar Mohanty takes charge as BARC director

New Delhi: Noted Odia scientist Dr Ajit Kumar Mohanty took charge as director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), the country’s premier multi-disciplinary nuclear research facility on Wednesday.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed Mohanty the BARC director in Mumbai for a period of three years.

Mohanty have been currently serving as the Director at Physics Group in BARC and Director of the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kolkata.

The BARC is India’s premier nuclear research facility based in Mumbai. It is a multi-disciplinary research centre with extensive infrastructure for advanced research and development covering the entire spectrum of nuclear science, engineering and related areas.