QIP Short Term Course on

Radiation Health Safety and Security

2-7 March 2021

Course Overview

The course aims to introduce fundamentals of nuclear radiation detection and imaging for safety and security at workplaces and airports/borders.

Nuclear Radiation and Health Effects

Radiation is a well-understood process, with natural sources accounting for most of the radiation we all receive each year.

Contrary to public perception, nuclear power accidents have caused very few fatalities and the use of nuclear energy does not expose members of the public to significant radiation levels. In two major nuclear accidents - Three Mile Island and Fukushima - radiation caused no harm to the public.

The socio-economic and psychological impacts of radiation fears in the aftermath of nuclear accidents have caused considerable suffering and deaths, much higher than the accidents themselves.

Current radiation protection standards assume that any dose of radiation, no matter how small, involves a the risk to human health. This deliberately highly conservative assumption, which runs counter to scientific knowledge, is increasingly being questioned by the scientific community.

Nuclear Security

The objective of nuclear security is to protect persons, property, society, and the environment from harmful consequences of a nuclear security event. The Nuclear Security Fundamentals set out the objective of a nuclear security and its essential elements. The Nuclear Security Recommendations indicate what nuclear security should address regarding (a) Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities (b) Radioactive Material and Associated Facilities and (c) Nuclear and Other Radioactive Material out of Regulatory Control.

Nuclear Safety

Activities concerning establishment and utilization of nuclear facilities and use of radioactive sources are to be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Regulatory authorities. In pursuance of ensuring the safety of members of the public and occupational workers as well as protection of the environment, the different countries Regulatory Boards have been entrusted with the responsibility of laying down safety standards and enforcing rules and regulations for such activities. Therefore IAEA has created a program of developing safety standards, safety codes, and related guides and manuals. While some of these documents cover aspects such as siting, design, construction, operation, quality assurance, and decommissioning of nuclear and radiation facilities, other documents cover regulatory aspects of these facilities.

Safety codes and safety standards are formulated on the basis of nationally and internationally accepted safety criteria for the design, construction, and operation of specific equipment, structures, systems, and components of nuclear and radiation facilities. Safety codes establish the objectives and set requirements that shall be fulfilled to provide adequate assurance for safety. Safety guides and guidelines elaborate on various requirements and furnish approaches for their implementation. Safety manuals deal with specific topics and contain detailed scientific and technical information on the subject. These documents are prepared by experts in the relevant fields and are extensively reviewed by advisory committees of the Board before they are published. The documents are revised when necessary, in the light of experience and feedback from users as well as new developments in the field.

Registration Procedure

Attendance is mandatory to receive Course Certificate.

1. Faculty from AICTE Institutes coming under QIP program
(maximum 30)
No Registration fees
2. Faculty from private/autonomous Institutions:
Non IITK Faculty
Rs. 5,900/- (Including GST)
3. Students of IITK
IITK Student
No Registration Fees
4. Students from other Educational Institutions:
Non IITK Students
Rs. 1,180/- (Including GST)
5. Participant from Industry and R&D labs:
Industrial Participant
Rs. 5,900/- (Including GST)
6. Foreign delegates(Including GST):
118 USD- (Including GST)
Only faculties from AICTE approved institues will be allowed
Only 30 faculy members are allowed under QIP category
No Registration fee is required

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Course Code 2020/31
Course Title Radiation Health Safety and Security
Course Duration 02/03/2021 to 07/03/3021
Participants Category
Course Fees + 18% GST
IITK Students needs to pay only course FEE
IITK Student (No Fees Required)
Non IITK Student (Rs. 1,180/-)
Non IITK Faculty (Rs. 5,900/-)
Industrial Participants (Rs. 5,900/-)
Others ( USD 118 )

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Course Coordinators

Prof. Prabhat Munshi
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
IIT Kanpur

Prof. Pankaj Wahi
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
IIT Kanpur

Dr. Niraj Sinha
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
IIT Kanpur

Objective of the Symposium

Introduction to health safety and security
Nuclear safety analysis
Radiation detection physics
Types and working of radiation detectors
Fundamentals of Gamma-ray/X-ray imaging
Radiation transport modeling
Radiation safety and nuclear security

The objective of this workshop is to bring the experts in these fields to one platform and share the experience and knowledge on different aspects of radiation health, security, and safety issues in the nuclear industry and other industries involving radiation. The workshop will address the following thrust areas:

Nuclear Radiation and Health Effects

  1. Nuclear power and health
  2. Socio-economic and psychological impacts of radiation
  3. Radiation detection and protection

Nuclear Security

  1. Nuclear security design vulnerability assessment tools and analysis
  2. Nuclear Security Measures
  3. Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities

Nuclear Safety

  1. Modeling & Simulation for thermal-hydraulics of Nuclear Reactors
  2. Code Development & Validation
  3. Emergency and Severe Accident Analysis: responses & procedures
  4. Spent fuel pool/pond management
  5. Operational Safety Improvements
  6. Modeling of transport of FP (Fission Product) in Environment
  7. Thermal Hydraulics in Safety Assessment
  8. Natural Circulation & Passive Systems
  9. Nuclear materials

Chief Guest & Guest of honour

Dr. R. B. Grover Emeritus Professor
Homi Bhabha National Institute

Prof. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly Distinguished Professor
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gandhinagar

Dr. H.S. Kushwaha (Rtd.) Director
Health Safety Environment Group BARC


Prof. Igor Pioro Ontario Tech University Canada

Prof. Walter Arnold Department of Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Universitat des Saarlandes, Saarbrucken, Germany

Prof. Kannan Iyer Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Jammu

Prof. Hitesh Bindra Kansas State University

Prof. Vijay K. Manchanda Vice President INS Former Professor Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon,South Korea
Former Head, Radiochemistry Division, BARC

Dr. A.S. Pradhan Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.

Shri. Sunil Ganju Reactor Safety Division (Reactor Design)
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

Prof. Robert B. Hayes North Carolina State University

Prof. Suneet Singh Department of Energy Science and Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Prof. Manmohan Pandey Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Dr. Aruna Kaushik Scientist and RSO
Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences

Prof. Amitava Gupta Dept. of Power Engineering,
Director, School of Nuclear Studies & Applications(SNSA), Jadavpur University

Dr. Mayank Verma Nuclear Projects Safety Division
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)

Dr. Obaidurrahman K. Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)

Prof. Manish Kumar Bajpai Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing

Dr. Manish Sharma Research Associate
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dr. Rajarshi Pal Chowdhury Lead Scientist, Space Exploration StemRad, Inc.

Prof. Aditya H. Kelkar Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
IIT Kanpur

Dr. Vikash Pandey Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Nitin Jain Email:

Dr. Francesco Galleni Post Doctoral Fellow and Senior Researcher
University of Pisa

Dr. Dinesh Nath Post Doctoral Fellow, IIT Kanpur

Dr. Dinkar Verma Assistant Professor
G D Goenka University

Dr. Sunil Kumar Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas, USA

Dr. Satya Prakash Saraswat Project Executive Officer
IIT Kanpur


Date/Time 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2 March
Prof. R. B. Grover Prof. C. Ganguly Prof. C. Ganguly Prof. Manish Bajpai Dr.Vikash Pandey Dr. Satya Prakash
3 March
Prof. Igor Pioro Dr. Nitin Jain Prof. Suneet Singh Prof. Kannan Iyer Experiments (gamma-ray) Prof. Munshi
4 March
Prof. Hitesh Bindra Dr. Vijay Manchanda Dr. Dinkar Verma Experiments (x-ray) Prof. Aditya H. Kelkar
5 March
Dr. Rajarshi Chowdhury Dr. A.S. Pradhan Prof. Manmohan Pandey Prof. Walter Arnold Dr. Francesco Galleni Dr. Dinesh Nath
6 March
Prof. Robert B. Hayes Dr. Shaifali Prof. Amitava Gupta Dr. Mayank Verma Vikesh Singh Dr. Sunil Kumar
7 March
Dr. H.S. Kushwaha Dr. Aruna Kausik Dr. Avinash Gaikwad Dr. Obaidurrahman

Mini-symposium: Nuclear Safety/Security/Safeguards (SIX SPEAKERS, 45 minutes each) and a panel discussion on nuclear security education
Chief Guests: We will try to invite a Chief Guest from MHRD or Defence or DAE.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Satya Prakash
Dr. Subhobroto Sarkar
Mr. Deepak Yadav
Mr. Vikesh Singh
Mr. Dipanjan Ray
Mr. Rintu

Contact Person

Contact to following person in case of any query related to registration...

Vinay Kumar
QIP IIT Kanpur
Phone: 0512-259-7795

Yogendra Singh
QIP IIT Kanpur
Phone: 0512-259-7795