Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission
Logo of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission
|Formation||February 27, 1973|
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission is a scientific research organization and regulatory body of Bangladesh. Its main objective is to promote use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes It was established on 27 February 1973., after the liberation of Bangladesh.
At first BAEC started its activities at a building for Jute Research Institute. Afterwards it was transferred to Dhaka University campus at 4 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue. Before 1988 it was spelled 'Bangladesh Anobik Shakti Kamishon' (Literary Meaning: Bangladesh Molecular Energy Commission) in Bangla, from then it was renamed 'Bangladesh Paramanu Shakti Kamishon' (Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC)). In 2006, the headquarter (HQ) of BAEC was shifted to the newly built 'Poromanu Bhaban' building at Agargaon, Shere Bangla Nagar, Dhaka which is beside the only science museum in Bangladesh. All kinds of research and development activities of BAEC are conducted under three research wings: physical sciences, biological sciences and engineering.
1. Atomic Energy Centre, Dhaka,
2. Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE), Savar
2.1 Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology (INST) 2.2 Institute of Food and Radiation Biology (IFRB) 2.3 Institute of Electronics (IE) 2.4 Institute of Computer Science (ICS) 2.5 Reactor Operation and Maintenance Unit (ROMU) 2.6 Tissue Banking & Biomaterial Research Unit (TBBRU) 2.7 Nuclear Minerals Unit (NMU) 2.8 Central Engineering Facilities (CEF) 2.9 Energy Institute (EI) 2.10 Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology(IRPT) 2.11 Training Institute (TI) 2.12 Scientific Information Unit (SIU)
3. Nuclear Safety and Radiation Control Division (NS&RCD)
4. Radiation Testing & Monitoring Laboratory (RTML), Chittagong
5. Beach Sand Minerals Exploitation Centre (BSMEC), Cox’s Bazar
6. Nuclear Power & Energy Division (NPED)
7. Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound
7.1 INMAS, BSMMU Campus, Shahbag, Dhaka 7.2 INMAS, Dhaka Medical College Campus, Dhaka 7.3 INMAS, S.S. Medical College Campus, Mitford 7.4 INMAS, Chittagong Medical College Campus 7.5 INMAS, Mymensingh Medical College Campus 7.6 INMAS, Sylhet Medical College Campus 7.7 INMAS, Rajshahi Medical College Campus 7.8 INMAS, Dinajpur Medical College Campus 7.9 INMAS, Rangpur Medical College Campus 7.10 INMAS, Khulna Medical College Campus 7.11 INMAS, Barisal Medical College Campus 7.12 INMAS, Faridpur Medical College Campus 7.13 INMAS, Bogra Medical College Campus 7.14 INMAS, Comilla Medical College Campus 7.15 INMAS, Kalatoli, Cox's Bazar
MOU with Rosatom
BAEC has memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Rosatom to enhance cooperation between the two countries in peaceful use of nuclear energy. Main purpose of the MoU is to take necessary steps for setting up a 600-1000 MW Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh.