CHENNAI: Noted Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project Director R S Sundar was elevated to the post of Distinguished Scientist, in honour for his meritorious service, NPCIL said today. "R S Sundar has been granted the status of Distinguished Scientist, the highest rank awarded to scientists in the Department of Atomic Energy," a press release from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd said.
"Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project 1 and 2 Station Director H N Sahu and Chief Superintendent S V Jinna were also elevated as 'Outstanding Scientists'," respectively, it said. Sundar graduated from the Coimbatore Institute of Technology as a Mechanical Engineer and joined the Department of Atomic Energy in 1980.
He was then elevated as KKNPP Site Director in 2014. While Sahu, an alumni of University of Bihar belonged to the 25th batch of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Training School, Jinna, an Electrical Engineer from Thiagaraja College of Engineering, Madurai Kamaraj University, was from the 28th batch of BARC, Mumbai, it said.