Mr. Chandrakant Pithawa

Retired Distinguished Scientist and Director, Electronics & Instrumentation Group, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai - 400085. At present Raja Ramanna Fellow, BARC, BARC Trombay, Mumbai and ECIL, Hyderabad

Areas of Interest:

Computer based embedded control systems for critical applications, Nuclear instrumentation, Nuclear Radiation Detectors and Instruments. EMP Protections


Computer based control systems for nuclear power plants and associated instrumentation

Consultancy Areas:

Computer based control systems for critical applications, EMP Protections.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, R&D Organizations

Major Professional Contributions:

Computer based embedded control systems for Kaiga-1&2, RAPP-3&4 and TAPP-3&4 nuclear power plants, Dhruva Research Reactor and High Temperature Fission Detectors & Ultrasonic camera for under sodium scanning for PFBR. Servo Control systems and Gamma camera Electronics for large MACE telescope, Computer based control systems for many other critical applications.

Professional Experience:

  • Head, Computer Control Design Section, Reactor Control Division, BARC.
  • Head, Electronics Division, BARC.
  • Associated Director, Electronics & Instrumentation Group, BARC.
  • Director, Electronics & Instrumentation Group, BARC.
  • Additionally Director, Design Manufacturing & Automation Group, BARC.


Computer Based Systems, Safety Systems, EMP Protection


Contact Information


D-1001, 10th Floor, D-Block, Golf View Apartments, Nanakramguda, Near Gachibowli, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad - 500008, Telangana.

Phone: 7702021732, 9892005342, 040-49508977

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  • B.E. (Electrical), 1973, Govt. Engineering College, Rewa, M.P.
  • M.E. (Automation), 1981, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • M.S. (Electronics), 1986, University of Southampton, U.K.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • DAE (Department of Atomic Energy) Special Contribution Award and Five numbers of DAE Group Achievement Awards for Excellence in Science, Engineering and Technology.
  • Outstanding Service Award of Indian Nuclear Society.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section VI: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2013

Year of Birth: 1951