New Director of BARC

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Director

Question: Who is newly appointed as the Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre?
(a) Ajit Kumar Mohanty
(b) Ajit Kumar Khuntia
(c) K. Sivan
(d) Gyan Prakash Parekh
Answer: (a)

  • Renowned scientist Ajit Kumar Mohanty was appointed as director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) on March 6, 2019.
  • He has been appointed for a period of three years. He succeeded K N Vyas.
  • He has held the post of director of Physics group in BARC as well as of Saha Institute of nuclear physics.
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is the country’s premier multi-disciplinary nuclear research facility based in Mumbai. It was established in January 1954 as Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) but was later renamed as BARC in 1966.


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