Chief Executive's Desk

Shri Pradip Mukherjee

Season’s Greetings!!

A happy new year to you all! I hope you celebrated the start of 2024 safely and in good spirits with family and friends. I want to take a moment to look back on 2023 and thank you all for your contributions over the past 12 months.

The Year 2023 was another transformative year for Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology (BRIT), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). It was a year in which we strengthened the business further, growing our ranks by welcoming new customers and rolling out important initiatives that helped to guarantee our continued success in the future. Few of the achievements during the Year 2023 are the installation and commissioning of the fission molybdenum-99 production facility (FMP) for the production of high specific activity Mo-99, it’s initiative to develop an indigenous technique for large scale production of ‘no-carrier-added’ (nca)-pure Copper-64, for the preparation of theragnostic radiopharmaceuticals, using economical enriched Zn-68, in 30 MeV Cyclotron, in addition to the production

and supply of PET radiopharmaceuticals based on F-18 and Ga-68 radioisotopes, to local hospitals in the eastern part of the Country and in and around Mumbai, Five MoU’s were signed between BRIT and private vendors for setting up radiation processing facilities in various parts of the country, totalling to 32 gamma radiation processing facilities which are operational in India, BRIT is successful in developing and commissioning a Low Temperature Irradiator while maintaining the cold chain in the entire process. BRIT exported Co-60 irradiator sources to Canada, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, apart from fulfilling the domestic demands. In addition to this, Gamma Chamber (GC-5000) with 14 kCi Co-60 source was also exported to Brazil.

Working together we made good progress toward our strategic goals, despite significant challenges. It makes me proud to see how quickly we adapted to each new challenge and how teams from across the various Sections & Groups of BRIT, BARC, and other Units of DAE, collaborated with one another to make the most of every opportunity.

Over the past year you’ve all demonstrated over and over again our strengths as an organisation and made clear that whenever required the whole of BRIT is greater than the sum of the parts. This is because we are an ambitious team that sets high goals and a talented team that works hard to achieve them.

The work we are doing is more relevant than ever today. The products and services we provide are an integral part of people’s lives. Our customers rely on us to keep them connected, informed, and can fully rely on us, and, here, I am pleased to say that in every market, domestic and/or globally, they recognise our efforts to serve and delight them.

Year 2024 is set to be another exciting year for us. We can look forward to working further on the many initiatives to deliver the best services and technology, an outstanding customer experience, and amazing content.

I want to thank you all for your continued commitment and effort. Every one of us has an important role to play in the work ahead, and, I am confident that together we will achieve great things.

I hope and pray for good health of all my employees along with your family and friends, as well as our valuable customers, as we hear the reoccurrence of recent trend of upcoming Covid cases globally. This plays such a substantial impact on our own work and home lives as well as on the lives of our customers.

I wish you and your loved ones a happy and successful 2024.

Shri. Pradip Mukherjee, Outstanding Scientist and Chief Executive, BRIT is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), West Bengal (formerly known as Bengal Engineering College) from where he obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree in 1987. He joined BARC after graduating from 31st batch of BARC Training School in 1988. He is specialized in the field of the design construction and commissioning of Research Reactor.


 Shri. Pradip Mukherjee

 Outstanding Scientist Chief Executive

 Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology

  Sector 20 BRIT/BARC Vashi Complex Navi Mumbai - 400703



Shri Pradip Mukherjee taking charge as Chief Executive, BRIT