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Mr. Anil Kakodkar is an icon in the world of science and highly respected globally.

He also focusses on
education and social issues. His views on how education can help accelerate Indias growth and solve
social issues are both inspirational and practical. He has made attempts to transform the engineering
education system in to a holistic learning environment that pushes the frontiers of knowledge, nurtures
entrepreneurship and innovation and enables students to learn through first hand involvement. The
vast number of engineers in the country can look up to Mr Kakodkar on how to use their knowledge to
help make the country and the world as a whole, a better place. Mr. Kakodkar will be an eminent speaker

at Alankar 2014, the global leadership summit, part of Avenues 2014 the business festival of Shailesh J
Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay.
Not many people can be as closely tied to Indias growth in the atomic energy sector as Anil Kakodkar.
As India continues to grow as a global power there are many key issues to address. Amongst these are
how we are going to meet our growing energy demands while protecting the environment and how we
can ensure our defense has the state of the art technology they need to protect the country. Anil
Kakodkar has played a key role in both these fields. He has worked for the development of the atomic
energy program in India throughout his professional life. The focus of his work has been on selfdevelopment of nuclear reactor systems.
He was the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India and the Secretary to the Government of
India, he was the Director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay from 1996-2000. He was
awarded the Padma Shri in 1998, Padma Bhushan in 1999 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2009. He also
succeeded in developing various systems for the pressurized heavy water reactor. A key achievement
which is testament to his engineering prowess was his role in building the Dhruva reactor starting from
the conceptual stage, in rehabilitation of Madras Atomic Power Station Units 1&2 both of which at one
stage appeared to be on the verge of being written off. He has created a roadmap for shaping the third
stage of Indias nuclear power programme aimed at tapping vast energy potential of our thorium
resources not only as source for electricity production but also as a primary source for other forms of
energy use. He was also played a key role in the development of Advanced Heavy Water Reactor.
He played a key role in the first successful peaceful nuclear explosion experiment and the subsequent
nuclear tests conducted at Pokhran. It was under his leadership that India developed nuclear submarine
powerpack technology. He was a key negotiator of the Indo-US nuclear deal and head of the Atomic
Energy Commission of India. He is a role model of how a modern day leader should be, always
innovative and ready to take bold decisions.