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 circular economy, climate change, modernization programs, low cost material alternatives etc. He is the receipt of several scientific excellence awards. He is working as Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre, Nagpur an autonomous body under Ministry of Mines, Government of India. He is the chairman and member of several committees for formulating and implementing government policies, Recycling sector etc.

In addition to the above he holds the following positions :-

  • Chairman, Nagpur Chapter, Indian Institute of Metals(IIM)
  • Council member, Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • Board Member, Aluminium Association of India (AAI)
  • Borad Member, Vigyan Bharti, Nagpur Chapter
  • Member, Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ISNT)
  • Member, Ores and Feed Stock for Aluminium Industry, its Metals/ Alloys and Products Sectional Committee, MTD7, Bureau of India (BIS)
  • Member, Research & Scientific Advisory Committee, National Aluminium Company (NALCO)
  • Sector Expert (Aluminium), Perform Achieve and Trade Scheme, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India
  • Sector Advisory Group, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India
  • Expert Member, Recruitment and Assessment Board, Central Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology
  • Honorary Member, Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI), New Delhi
  • Member, Non-Ferrous metals committee, Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), New Delhi
  • Member, Board of Studies, Visveswaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur
  • Member of Advisory Board of Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon (Haryana)
  • Member, Technology Development Program (TDP), Department of Science and Technology
  • Member, Project Evaluation and Review Committee, PERC, Ministry of Mines
  • Member, Scientific Standing Advisory Group, SSAG Ministry of Mines
  • Chairman, TEC for Promotion of start-ups and MSMEs

Message from Director


Greetings to all our readers, well-wishers and patrons. The year 2024 has kicked off with multiple events and challenges for the aluminium market which have pulled prices in opposite directions. The possibility of further extensive EU sanctions against Russian metal imports has sent European premia upwards after spending most of 2023 on a downward trajectory. The escalation of the Red Sea crisis has further added to supply issues. We expect prices to remain under pressure amid weak demand. The demand for the green metal is likely to be move up and the role of JNARDDC in R&D and recycling

On behalf of JNARDDC, I take this opportunity to welcome Shri V L Kantha Rao, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Mines to the Government of India and wish him every success in his new role.

I congratulate my colleagues and co-inventors from other industries for filing 25 patents, out of which 20 patents have been granted till now. The patents granted will pave the way for commercialization the technology forward. JNARDDC has successfully completed the AKAM Awareness programs – PAN India (which included 84 Waste Utilisation & Scrap Recycling Drives (Al, Cu, Pb, Zn & Steel) including industry visit and awareness conference in 5 colleges and 22 ZP schools of 11 districts of Vidarbha region. The program received an over whelming response from the District Collectors, Education officers and school children. JNARDDC actively participated in the India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2023 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi held from 14th to 27th November, 2023. The Mining pavilion was conferred with Silver Award under most popular pavilion category. The Workshops conducted for School Students on Recycling of Metals were highly appreciated.

As a major step to promote MSME and start-ups, the Ministry of Mines as nominated JNARDDC as Implementing Agency for S&T-PRISM funding program which will act as a bridge between development and commercialization of innovative technologies/products/services in a relatively hassle free manner. JNARDDC is also initiating steps to become an incubation centre for promoting the above zeal.

I welcome all stakeholders to visit JNARDDC and get associated with the Centre for extracting the maximum R&D benefits out of facilities & expertise available with us.

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 :



00-91-7104-220017, 220476



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