The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) (IAST: Paramāṇu Ūrjā Vibhāga) is a department directly under the Prime Minister of India with headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.[3] DAE has been engaged in the development of nuclear power technology, applications of radiation technologies in the fields of agriculture, medicine, industry and basic research. DAE comprises five research centres, three industrial organisations, five public sector undertakings and three service organisations. It has under its aegis two boards for promoting and funding extramural research in nuclear and allied fields, mathematics and a national institute (deemed university). It also supports eight institutes of international repute engaged in research in basic sciences, astronomy, astrophysics, cancer research and education. It also has in its fold an educational society that provides educational facilities for children of DAE employees. The important programmes of the DAE are directed towards:


Apex Board

Regulatory Board and Organisation

Research & Development Sector

Public Sector

Industrial Organisations

Service Organizations


Aided Sector

See also


  1. ^ "Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India". Dae.gov.in. 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Department of Atomic Energy" (PDF). Ministry of Finance, Government of India. 
  3. ^ "Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India". Dae.gov.in. 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2010-08-06.