Webserver Date: 27-February-2017

India becomes an Associate Member of CERN

India becomes an Associate Member of European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) as the agreement signed by Dr. Sekhar Basu, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, DAE and CERN Director-General Dr. Fabiola Gianotti entered into force on January 16, 2017.
Decades old continuous participation by India's Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Science & Technology in CERN programs has earned this status of Associate Member. At a brief ceremony held at CERN headquarters, India reiterated its interest in adding two significant dimensions to its existing science and technology collaboration with CERN: industrial participation and education/ training which would allow CERN to directly engage Indian industries and enhance Indian students’ participation in various experiments and research activities. While complimenting India on the occasion, CERN also expressed its desire to coordinate and collaborate with India for greater quests encompassing the scientific, industrial and societal domains.