IAEA Regional Training Course on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials and Facilities

6 - 17 April 2009
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, (BARC), Mumbai, India

Note Verbale (Arabic, Chinese, English)  
Prospectus, Nomination Form, Personal Information Form

Deadline for nominations: 2 March 2009


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Bhabha Atomic
Research Centre (BARC), Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.


The language of instruction will be English.


This training course constitutes part of the nuclear security training programme offered by the Office of Nuclear Security in the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security at the IAEA.


The training course is open up to 35 trainees from Member States of Asia and Pacific Region, which have civilian nuclear programs in nuclear power plant and research reactor operation.


The aims of the training course are to establish an awareness of the need for an integrated system of physical protection (PP) for nuclear facilities, that is effective against the threat of radiological sabotage and theft of nuclear and other radioactive material, familiarize professionals, involved in the establishment of a system of physical protection with international
instruments, IAEA guidance and current PP concepts and techniques and increase security awareness in individuals and organizations that will give physical protection issues attention warranted by their significance.

Participants Qualifications:

The participants should be a mix of operators, regulators, users, and protectors of civilian nuclear facilities. The course is intended mainly for individuals from operating organizations and regulatory bodies, who are in charge of the security of nuclear and other radioactive materials and nuclear
facilities. Representatives of other organizations may attend the course, as their needs require, their background permit and space is available. As the working language of the course is English, it is essential that the applicants should be fluent in this language, including specific subjects of
nuclear security terminology.

Nature of the course:

The course consists of lectures, sub-group working sessions for application
and a field tour to a Nuclear Power Plant of the host country as a field demonstration for a physical protection system as far as confidentiality requirements can be met. During the sub-group working sessions and the final exercise of the course, the participants apply course concepts and their
experience in the field as they work through practical exercises on a hypothetical facility. The tour is included in order to broaden the background knowledge of the course participants.

Contents of the course:

The training strategy will provide regional trainees modern and internationally accepted concepts and technology in the area of security of nuclear and other radioactive material and nuclear installations. The program will focus on, but not be restricted to:

1. Physical Protection (PP) of Nuclear Facilities: methodical approach for design and evaluation of physical PP against unauthorized removal of nuclear and other radioactive material from these facilities and associated sites and against attempts of their sabotage.

2. Review Design Basis Threat (DBT) Development: DBT development process, discussion on its incorporation in the regulation and application in PP system design and evaluation

3. Appropriate Levels of PP: methodologies to decide on appropriate levels and to define the specific objectives of PP against theft of material and sabotage of radioactive material and facilities

4. Design and Evaluation of PP Systems: methodology to identify the vulnerabilities of nuclear facilities and associated sites, like spent fuel storages, and to design the PP system, considering the specific needs of the facility; threat from outside and insider threat are included

Application Procedure:

The course is open to government nominated individuals. Nominations should be submitted on the standard IAEA application form for regional training courses. Completed forms should be endorsed by and returned through the established official channels (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Atomic Energy Authority or the office of the United Nations Development Programme). They must be received by the International Atomic Energy Agency, via e-mail (Official.Mail@iaea.org) and/or by
facsimile +43-1-2600-29299 or via P.O. Box 100, A-1400, Vienna, Austria.

Nominations received after 2 March 2009 or applications which have not been routed through one of the aforementioned channels will not be considered.

The facsimile/e-mail should contain the following basic information about the candidate(s): name, age, gender, academic qualifications, present position including exact nature of duties carried out, proficiency in English, and full working address (including telephone and fax numbers and e-mail)
to enable the IAEA to make preliminary evaluation of the candidates.

Approval of the candidate will be notified by the IAEA and a personal invitation letter will be issued to each foreign participant selected to participate.

Administrative and financial arrangements:

Nominating Governments will be informed in due course of the candidates selected and will be given full details of the procedure to be followed with regard to administrative and financial arrangements.
Participants from countries eligible to receive IAEA technical assistance funds will be provided with a travel grant to cover the roundtrip airfare from the airport nearest the participantsí residence and the host country. In addition, they will receive a daily subsistence allowance to cover the cost
of the accommodation and meals not provided by the course organizers, and to cover return transfers between home and airport and airport and course venue, and incidentals.

The total lump sum grant will be transferred to the UNDP office in the participantís country. Travel arrangements are to be made by the participants themselves. No additional payment will be made in the Host country. No tuition fee will be charged.

It should be understood that the organizers of the course do not accept liability for the payment of any costs or compensation that may arise from the damage to or loss of personal property, or from illness, injury, disability, or death of a participant while he/she is traveling to and from or attending the course, and it is clearly understood that each Government, in nominating participants, undertakes responsibility for such coverage. Governments would be well advised to take out insurance against these risks.

Host Country Course Director:

Mr. G. P. Srivastava

Director, Electronics & Instrumentation Group,
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Mumbai - 400085,
Tel: +91 22 25593708
Fax: +91 22 25591803
E-mail: gps@barc.gov.in; gyan25@yahoo.com

Host Country Course Coordinator:

Mr. Ranajit Kumar

Control Instrumentation Division,
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Mumbai - 400085,
Tel: +91 22 25595654
Fax: +91 22 25591803
E-mail: ranajitk@barc.gov.in; ranajitk@yahoo.com

IAEA course Director/ Scientific Secretary:

Mr. Vladimir Kryuchenkov

Office of Nuclear Security
Department of Nuclear Safety and Security
International Atomic Energy Agency
P.O. Box 100
A-1400 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 2600 26641
Fax: +43 1 2600 29299
E-mail: V.Kryuchenkov@iaea.org

IAEA course Administrative Coordinator:

Ms. Angela Lopez

Office of Nuclear Security
Department of Nuclear Safety and Security
International Atomic Energy Agency
P.O. Box 100
A-1400 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 2600 26630
Fax: +43 1 2600 29299
E-mail: A.LopezKollros@iaea.org