Institute for Plasma Research
Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) is an autonomous R&D organization under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. Situated at the west bank of river Sabarmati, near Ahmadabad city in Gujarat, this institute is mainly involved in theoretical and experimental studies in plasma science & technology which include basic plasma physics, magnetically confined hot plasmas and plasma technologies for industrial application. There are two Tokamaks currently operational at the Institute, viz, "ADITYA" and the Steady State Tokamak (SST-1).
The Facilitation Centre for Industrial Plasma Technology (FCIPT) and ITER-India at Gandhinagar in Gujarat as well as the Center for Plasma Physics (CPP-IPR) at Guwahati in Assam in the eastern part of India are the three main arms of of IPR. The Institute also is the nodal agency in the in the seven nation conglomeration which aims at building the ambitious International Thermo-Nuclear Reactor (ITER ) at Cadarache in France.