Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology
▪The Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology is a unit of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, engaged in R&Din non-nuclear front-line research areas of lasers, particle accelerators and related technologies.
-Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology
▪Abbreviation : RRCAT
▪Formation : 19 February 1984
▪Purpose : Nuclear physics
▪Headquarters : Indore, Madhya Pradesh
▪Location : India
▪Parent organisation : Department of Atomic Energy
▪Website : www.rrcat.gov.in
▪On 19 February 1984 the then President of India, Gyani Zail Singh, laid the foundation stone of the centre.
▪Construction of laboratories and houses began in May 1984.In June 1986, the first batch of scientists from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, moved to RRCAT and scientific activities were started.
▪Since then, the centre has rapidly grown into a premier institute for research and development in lasers, accelerators and their applications.
▪Originally called the Centre for Advanced Technology, it was renamed by the Indian Prime Minister in December 2005 as Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, after noted Indian physicist Raja Ramanna.