Start Date: August 23, 2021

End Date: August 27, 2021

Format: Interactive classes on 23rd, 25th and 27th August 2021, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm together with additional reading /activities, on 24th and 26th.   

Venue: Microsoft Teams online platform.

About the course: Ionizing radiation sources are widely employed in many aspects of human endeavors such as medicine, industry, agriculture, research and host of other fields. To harness them for the betterment of human life without or with minimal adverse effects on health. Awareness of radiation is essential for protection from the ill effects. Participants of this short course learn basic concepts of modern physics, practical ways of production of radiation sources besides procedures for safe handling of radioactive materials at their work places keeping in mind ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle. This  is a radiation safety principle for minimizing doses and release of radioactive materials to  the  environment.

Topics to be covered: Structure of atom, Atomic Stability, Radioactivity, Types of Radioactive decay, Characteristics of radiation sources, Commonly used radiation Sources and units of radiation, Interaction of radiation with matter, Energy deposition mechanism and Principles of radiation detection and commonly used detectors, Animal cell structure, types of radiation damages, Biological effects of radiation, Dose units, Types of radiation exposures and control measures and safe storage and disposal.

 Who can apply: Students enrolled in an undergraduate program or higher. Lifelong learners who wish to get an overview of the field are also welcome.

How to apply: The number of participants is limited to 30. A candidate can apply by sending an expression of interest via email to including (1) name, (2) mobile number, (3) email address, (4) educational status and the marks/grade obtained in the last university exam, (5) institutional affiliation with complete address and (6) a statement of purpose (not exceeding 50 words). Applications received on or before August 18, 2021 will get full consideration. Selected candidates will be notified through email. There is no registration fee.

Eligibility for the completion certificate: 100% attendance and completion of all the modules in the course.

Contact details: MCNS office: Phone no: +91 820 2923571