Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre, Nagpur is a centre of excellence set up in 1989 to create a research and development support system for the emerging aluminium industry in India by undertaking basic and applied research in the areas of bauxite, alumina and aluminium.

JNARDDC is an autonomous body of Ministry of Mines and is registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 (455/87-Nagpur dated 13.8.1987) and Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 (F-6778-Nagpur dated 8.10.1987) as a Trust.

JNARDDC is recognized as a scientific & industrial research organization by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. It is the only institute of its kind in India pursuing the cause of R&D from bauxite to finished product under one roof.

JNARDDC was established as a joint venture supported by the Ministry of Mines, Government of India and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and has been fully functional since 1996. The serene setting of the campus coupled with a modern technical complex and state-of-the-art facilities provides an environment conducive for scientists to develop creative contributions to the technological growth of the Indian aluminium industry.

JNARDDC, with its limited and highly qualified manpower has developed speciality for providing high-grade technical support services to primary and secondary aluminium industries. The Centre has made key contribution in the areas of beneficiation, technological evaluation of bauxites, reduction of energy consumption & environmental pollution (by effective utilisation of aluminium industry residue materials such as red mud, dross, scrap etc.), aluminium process modelling and alloy development and indigenization. The Centre also offers analytical and testing facilities to other non-ferrous industries, steel plants, small-scale industries, R&D organisations and academic institutions particularly in the areas of chemical and mineralogical analysis, powder characterisation, thermal mapping, micro structural studies, mechanical and non-destructive testing, failure analysis and technical information.

JNARDDC is ISO 17025 : 2017 accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for mechanical testing of non-ferrous alloys and chemical testing of bauxite, limestone, iron ore, and aluminum alloys.

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