Director, JNARDDC, Nagpur

An IIT-Kanpur alumnus, Dr Anupam Agnihotri has a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from VNIT, Nagpur. Under UNDP, he has served as a visiting faculty to the University of Quebec in Canada as well as the Hungarian Research Institute under United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Dr Agnihotri is deeply involved in research activities on aluminium technology related to energy audit, environmental monitoring, modernization programs, low cost material alternatives etc. Dr. Anupam Agnihotri is working as Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre, Nagpur.

  • He is a Member of
    1. Aluminium Mission Plan (2012-2022), Ministry of Mines
    2. Sector Expert (Aluminium) for National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), Ministry of Power
    3. Board Member, Aluminium Association of India
    4. Indian Institute of Metals
    5. Indian Society for Non Destructive Testing (INST)
  • Message from Director


    At the outset, I on my personal behalf and on behalf of my institute wish you all a very Happy New Year 2021. For better or worse, 2020 has changed us and now, looking back, we can see that we've learned lessons-about health, family, work, resilience, community, and humanity. Thanks to everyone who stepped up and helped confront the extraordinarily difficult circumstances that 2020 brought us. Your willingness and ability to meet, head-on, both the challenges and the opportunities gives us courage, confidence and hope for the future.

    Aluminium demand is expected to return to growth in 2021 for the market excluding China, while a weaker USD should also prove supportive. The aluminium market has made a strong recovery in the second half of the year, with London metal exchange prices exceeding pre-pandemic levels, breaking above US$ 2,000/t and reaching the highest levels since November 2018. Government is taking efforts to formulate policies like resource efficiency for aluminium sector under circular economy programme, policy for Non-ferrous scrap, inter-ministerial engagement for reducing aluminium imports, control order for aluminium products to improve upon the quality of recycled products, etc and flagship projects to make India, a global leader.

    Coming out of the pandemic due to COVID-19, JNARDDC is strongly working on creating a pollution free aluminium production and zero waste concepts like complete utilisation of red mud; conversion of aluminium dross into value added products for water purifier; conversion of fly ash into pure silica (electronic industry) and aluminium fluoride (aluminium smelter).

    Centre acknowledges the efforts taken by NABL team for transition in accreditation standard ISO/IEC 17025 from 2005 Version to 2017 version. Centre has completed seven industrial and government sponsored projects and presently working on ten projects. The institute has been granted one more patent on "Development of process for selective in-situ dissolution of alumina & silica bearing mineral phases in bauxite at room temperature for geo-analytical application". At the same time Centre is also taking efforts in production and certification of certified reference materials (CRMS) for the analysis of aluminium alloys. Centre is also establishing a "coal testing lab" with all the required instruments which will help to serve coal industries in future.

    Jai Hind !

    Dr. Anupam Agnihotri ,

    Director, JNARDDC, Nagpur

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    Amravati Road, Wadi Nagpur-440023

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    00-91-7104-220017, 220476