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 and prosperous new year 2022. Hopefully, this year will bring the same Pre-COVID working environment and help the world and nation to prosper again. India’s vaccination program under the strong leadership of Hon Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi will help our country to minimize the damage during the third wave.

    The ministry of mines has proposed to the ministry of finance for raising import duty on primary aluminium products from 7.5 to 10 %, which will discourage low-quality imports into the country. According to Fitch Solutions, India will be the "stand-out growth market" for aluminium consumption in the coming years as it pursues construction projects to resolve an infrastructure deficit, which sees usage more than tripling by 2030 from the present 3.7 million tonnes this year. Annual aluminum production in India could reach 5 million tonnes in the next couple of years, an increase of around 25% from current levels.

    JNARDDC has successfully entered the coal testing area as a referral laboratory and has already started testing of coal samples effectively. JNARDDC is working on, “Utilization of aluminum dross to achieve zero waste – A bench-scale study”, and “An innovative and viable process for recovery of iron values from red mud and processing of non-iron material for developing value-added products – Complete Utilisation of red mud” which will definitely help Aluminium refineries and smelters to achieve zero waste target.

    JNARDDC was recently granted a patent in Oct 2021 for “Determination of calcium in alumina hydrate, calcined alumina and process liquor”. It is being successfully utilized by NALCO in their refinery.

    The Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Modi Ji launched the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav which is a series of events organized by the Government of India to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Independence. The mahotsav will be celebrated as a peoples' movement across the country. As a part of the AKAM ,JNARDDC organized several events such as online lecture series, Fit India free run 2.0, blood donation camps, plantation programs, cycling events, rangoli competitions, inter school quiz contest etc.

    We look forward to deliver high quality technical output and undertake several more R&D collaborative projects for the benefit of the aluminium sector and the nation as a whole.

    Thanking you for your continued support. Stay safe and healthy.

    Jai Hind !

    Dr. Anupam Agnihotri ,

    Director, JNARDDC, Nagpur

    Address :

    Amravati Road, Wadi Nagpur-440023

    Phone :


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    00-91-7104-220017, 220476



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