Nuclear Engineer

Innovating nuclear technology to meet the world's energy needs


A nuclear engineer is a professional who applies principles of nuclear physics and nuclear engineering to the design, development as well as operation of nuclear reactors and other nuclear systems. They work in a variety of fields including power generation, medical along with industrial applications and national security. 

Moreover, nuclear engineers play a critical role in ensuring the safe and effective use of nuclear technology in a range of industries and applications. They must have a strong background in nuclear physics, engineering, safety protocols, excellent analytical, problem-solving as well as communication skills.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants have to pass 10+2 with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) from any recognised board. 
  • Seekers can opt for a Bachelor’s degree in nuclear Engineering. 
  • Students need to appear for an entrance exam for the UG Program.

For Masters 

  • Scholars can go for a Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering. 
  • Candidates need to pass the national level entrance exam (GATE) to get an admission in their Master’s. 

Job Roles

Employment Sector 

  • Education Sector
  • Nuclear Power Plants and Factories
  • Private Organisations
  • Government Organisations

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in nuclear engineering. Following are some talent scouts from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • The Nuclear Power Corporation of India 
  • Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research
  • DHIO Research and Engineering Pvt. Ltd.


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a nuclear engineer is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Annual Level Salary 

Starting Salary

Approx ₹3,50,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹6,50,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹9,00,000


  • Creative thinking
  • Solving Complex Problems
  • Analytical skills
  • Decision making 
  • Teamwork
  • High Concentration Level


The demand for nuclear engineers is expected to increase in the coming years due to the growing need for clean energy as well as the increasing importance of national security. As technology advances, there will be multiple opportunities for nuclear engineers to innovate and develop new applications for nuclear energy. Overall, the scope of a nuclear engineer is broad and with the right skills along with experience, there are numerous opportunities for career growth and advancement.


  • Creative work
  • Competitive salary
  • High demand
  • Special Privileges


  • High cost of education
  • Need to work with risk factors
  • Stressful Job