He is currently a Director at the Reactor Engineering Group of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR). Chellapandi has served for over 38 years in the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR).
The central government had last October appointed Rajani Sankaran as the officiating CMD for three months. She succeeded Prabhat Kumar, BHAVINI’s first CMD, and her term ended Saturday.
BHAVINI is the government of India enterprise under the Department of Atomic Energy, aims at constructing and commissioning the country’s first 500 MWe Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR).