Ratan Kumar Sinha

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This article is about Ratan Kumar Sinha, the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India. For the scholar Radha Krishna Shina, see R. K. Sinha.
Ratan Kumar Sinha
Born (1951-10-23) October 23, 1951 (age 62)[1]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Physicist

Ratan Kumar Sinha is an Indian physicist who serves as the Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India.[2][3] Sinha, then Director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), took over as the new Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) on 30 April 2012.[4]

Sinha assumed the charge from Srikumar Banerjee, who headed the AEC for the prior two and a half years. Sinha was succeeded by Shekhar Basu as the New Director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

Having topped the Mechanical Engineering course from Patna University in 1972,[5] Sinha completed a course at the BARC Training school and joined the Reactor Engineering Division of BARC in 1973. As Director of BARC, he has been guiding the programmes for new advanced reactors under design and development at BARC to utilize thorium.

The programmes that Sinha has been associated with include the Advanced heavy water reactor, which produced most of its power from thorium, and the Indian High Temperature Reactor intended for hydrogen generation.


  1. ^ PTI Apr 30, 2012, 07.53PM IST. "RK Sinha takes over as Atomic Energy Commission chairman - Economic Times". Articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  2. ^ Special Correspondent (2012-04-30). "R.K. Sinha takes over as AEC Chairman". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  3. ^ PTI (2013-01-03). "Kudankulam unit to be commissioned in 2 weeks: AEC". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  4. ^ "Dr. R.K.Sinha, Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre". Barc.gov.in. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  5. ^ "Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited". Npcil.nic.in. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2014-04-29.