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Nuclear Physicist Career Information

Would you like to be involved in making India's atom bombs? Or how about creating a power plant that does not need to be refueled for 15 years? Or maybe you'd like to come up with a 100 per cent effective treatment for cancer? As a nuclear physicist you can do these and much more.

What a Nuclear Physicist does

Abilities & Traits Required


For entry into this field, you will require a BE/BTech/ME/MTech in any of the following subjects:

Mechanical, Chemical, civil, metallurgy, electrical, computers, instrumentation, engineering physics.

Alternatively, you could also go in for MSc in physics, chemistry, applied physics, medical physics, biomedical science, environmental science or radiation.

Even professional with MBBS degrees can enter this field.


Government jobs pay you in the range of Rs 25000 - 45000. With experience and successful projects under your belt it could reach up Rs 45000 - 55000. After your MSc, if you join in as a teacher, you will be paid about Rs 20000 - 45000 a month.

Jobs in private firms are marginally higher but they usually enquire some amount of work experience.

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