Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP)
Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) is the first nuclear energy partnership centre in the world, established in the Jhajjar district of Haryana, India.
- This center facilitates discussions of international experts on various issues related to nuclear reactors, radiation exposure among others.
- GCNEP is the 6th R&D unit under the aegis of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). DAE is a department which comes directly under the Prime Minister of India.
- The objectives of GCNEP include developing enhanced nuclear safeguards to monitor nuclear materials and facilities; promoting the development of advanced nuclear power reactors; providing training in the area of Nuclear Security and Radiological Safety; providing education in Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems, nuclear forensic, Isotopes, and Radiation Technologies and establishing accreditation facilities for radiation monitoring.
- In order to achieve its objectives, GCNEP houses 5 schools.
5 Schools of GCNEP
- School of Advanced Nuclear Energy System Studies (SANESS)
- School of Nuclear Material Characterization Studies (SNMCS)
- School of Nuclear Security Studies (SNSS)
- School for Studies on Applications of Radioisotopes and Radiation Technologies (SARRT)
- School on Radiological Safety Studies (SRSS)
India and the US extend partnership on nuclear energy for 10 more years
Marking 10 years of cooperation at GCNEP, India and the US have extended the MoU for another 10 years. A MoU was signed between both the countries on Cooperation with the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership, India on 7th November 2010. Both the countries now seek to promote cooperation on initiatives aiming to provide an impetus to research and development in nuclear science and technology, nuclear security and safety under the schools of GCNEP. Both the countries aim to build international recognition of GCNEP and increase the inclusion of agencies from both the US and India in nuclear and radioactive material security.