Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre

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Seal of VECC
Type Research institute
Established 1977
Location Kolkata, West Bengal, India

The Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) is a research and development unit of the Indian Department of Atomic Energy. The VECC, located in Kolkata, India, performs research in basic and applied nuclear sciences and development of latest accelerators. It has a collaboration with European Organization for Nuclear Research.[1] The Centre houses a 224 cm cyclotron—the first of its kind in India—which has been operational since 16 June 1977.[2] It provides proton, deuteron, alpha particle and heavy ion beams of various energies to other institutions.

The Centre consists of Superconducting Cyclotron Building, Cryogenic Plant Building, Regional Radiation Medicine Centre and Low Back Counting Laboratory which are built and commissioned by Directorate of Construction Services and Estate Management.[3]

The Centre is a transit node of ERNET, handling the electronic mail and Internet facilities for other universities and research institutes.


  1. ^ "Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata". Homi Bhabha National Institute. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Asoke Nath Mitra (2009). India in the World of Physics: Then and Now. Pearson Education India. p. 318. ISBN 9788131715796. 
  3. ^ "Major Achievements of Directorate of Construction Services and Estate Management (DCSEM)". Department of Atomic Energy. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 

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