From June 1 through 3, the Nuclear Security Science and Policy
Institute (NSSPI) conducted a nuclear security curriculum review
workshop with Amity University on the Amity campus in near New
Delhi in India. Faculty from nine different Indian
universities attended the workshop to increase their knowledge on
nuclear security topics and share their lessons learned, best
practices, and challenges in developing nuclear security
The subject matter experts for the workshop included both U.S.
and Indian faculty: NSSPI Director Dr. Sunil Chirayath; NSSPI
Deputy Director and Assistant Professor of nuclear engineering Dr.
Craig Marianno; Dr. Sitakanta Mishra of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum
University; and Dr. Reshmi Kazi of Jamia Milia Ismalia
University. The U.S. Department of State's Partnership for
Nuclear Security sponsored the workshop and was represented by Mr.
Philip K. Barone. CRDF Global provided the logistics support to
The workshop provided an opportunity to develop a strong network
among Indian academicians to share knowledge on nuclear
security. Participants were able to increase their knowledge
through presentations on topics like: the role of the human element
in nuclear security; nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear material
accountancy; nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear materials; nuclear
material detection techniques for nuclear security; nuclear
security risk calculation codes; and the legal framework for
nuclear security. The workshop also included a review of
nuclear security lectures and curricula being developed and taught
at the different Indian universities.