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The nuclear industry in the country represents the highest level of expertise and experience in design, fabrication and operation of nuclear power plants, fabrication plants for nuclear fuel and structural components, waste treatments plants and desalination plants. These activities require the use of the best available design and fabrication techniques. Many a times, newer techniques have been developed to meet the specific needs. Indian manufacturing, fabrication and testing industries have worked together with the nuclear industry and our indigenous nuclear power program is a testimony to this. Like all advanced industries, the nuclear industry also keeps on constantly innovating and developing newer processes and techniques to meet its requirements of safety and reliability. These techniques are useful for other industrial units to improve the quality of design and manufacturing. Now that the Indian nuclear industry is set for a high growth rate, the Indian industry too has to gear up to meet the challenge. It has to keep abreast with the latest developments and techniques that are required to compete with the best in the world. There has to be greater interaction between the Indian nuclear industry and the Indian industry to meet this aim of increasing the share of nuclear power in the energy generation of the country.
To facilitate the interaction and exchange of expertise of the Indian nuclear industry with the Indian industry, in 2004, INS started to hold the “Industrial Training Courses”. These courses are in the fields of advanced materials, design & fabrication of components and understanding degradation modes and its detection during operation of plants. It is proposed that experts from Indian Industry will interface with the middle and entry level engineers and executives from the Indian industry and share the latest developments in these fields. This will enable Indian industry to learn the techniques and skills required by it.