Department of Atomic Energy


The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) (IAST: Paramāṇu Ūrjā Vibhāga) is a department with headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.[3] DAE was established in 1954 by a Presidential Order. DAE has been engaged in the development of nuclear power technology, applications of radiation technologies in the fields of agriculture, medicine, industry and basic research. DAE comprises five research centres, three industrial organisations, five public sector undertakings and three service organisations. It has under its aegis two boards for promoting and funding extramural research in nuclear and allied fields, mathematics and a national institute (deemed university). It also supports eight institutes of international repute engaged in research in basic sciences, astronomy, astrophysics, cancer research and education. It also has in its fold an educational society that provides educational facilities for children of DAE employees. The important programmes of the DAE are directed towards:

  • Enhancing the share of nuclear power in the Power Sector by deployment of indigenous and other proven technologies, and to develop fast breeder reactors, as well as thorium-based reactors with associated fuel cycle facilities;
  • Building and operating of research reactors for the production of radioisotopes, building other sources of radiation such as accelerators and lasers, and developing and deploying radiation technology applications in the fields of medicine, agriculture, industry and basic research.
  • Developing advanced technologies such as accelerators, lasers, supercomputers, robotics, areas related to fusion research, strategic materials and instrumentation, and encouraging the transfer of technology to industry.
  • Carrying out and supporting basic research in nuclear energy and related frontier areas of science; interaction with universities and academic institutions; support to research and development projects having a bearing on DAE’s programmes, and international cooperation in related advanced areas of research and contribution to national security.
Department of Atomic Energy
Paramāṇu Ūrjā Vibhāga
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Logo of DAE
Motto: Atoms in the Service of the Nation
Department overview
Formed3 August 1954; 68 years ago (1954-08-03)
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India[1]
Annual budget32,342 crore (US$4.1 billion)[2]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Department executive
Parent DepartmentPrime Minister's Office
Child agencies


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Service OrganisationsEdit

  • Directorate of Construction, Services and Estate Management (DAE) (DCSEM), Mumbai
  • Directorate of Purchase and Stores (DAE) (DPS), Mumbai
  • General Services Organisation (DAE) (GSO), Kalpakkam


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  1. ^ "Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India". 3 November 2009. Archived from the original on 1 October 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
  2. ^ "DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY" (PDF). Union Budget. 1 February 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 May 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India". 3 November 2009. Archived from the original on 1 October 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2010.