100 acre campus to be setup for nuclear professionals

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A Mumbai-based engineering training and consulting company, is the only company in the private domain that offers training in nuclear power sector. The company plans to set up a 100-acre campus aiming to create a talent pool of nuclear professionals. The campus will cater to the training requirements of personnel from private companies in nuclear power and other allied areas. Makarand Rajadhyaksha, Managing Director of the company told Business Line that today expertise and knowledge of nuclear sector is only available with Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and its subsidiary organisation. Private sector has no access to the knowledge and training offered there. On the other hand, there would be huge requirement of trained manpower once the sector is opened up for private investment. Therefore, we want to set up a campus, he said.

Rajadhyaksha said that in the coming months a listed company is likely to take a stake in PM Dimensions given the scope of growth. However, PM Dimensions is not waiting for the campus to take off. It has already devised a program with 30 modules, which will provide training to about 1200 to 1500 professional in subjects ranging from Nuclear Reactor Theory and Types of Reactors to Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plant. Starting from July, the program will be offered in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad. Training will be imparted by senior industry professionals who earlier led various departments in Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and other organisations associated with DAE. Without revealing the development cost of the program, Rajadhyaksha said that the company has invested six man hour months in developing it. A participant can opt for any modules according to his requirements.'Today Indian companies are trying to get a feel of the nuclear power market and looking for opportunities; they are considering to partner with international companies. However, Indian companies in order to get into partnership discussion need basic understanding of the field and PM dimensions is providing that knowledge,' saidr Rajadhyaksha.

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