Jakarta – BRIN Public Relations. The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) issues a zero rupiah fee policy for students to continue education at the Nuclear Technology Polytechnic, Yogyakarta. This policy is one of BRIN’s efforts to produce young research and innovation-oriented talents.

Acting Deputy for Science and Technology Human Resources, Edy Giri Rachman Putra, said that for the 2022/2023 academic year, BRIN has issued a zero rupiah tuition fee policy for student to continue education at the Nuclear Technology Polytechnic. Under this policy, it is hoped that more students will be involved in research activities.

“It is hoped that with this policy, there will be more Polytechnic students involved in research activities carried out by BRIN in order to strengthen the capacity, both in terms of academics and skills. This at the same time is also a form of independent learning, so that more learning can be done outside the campus,” said Edy.

Edy added that this is also a policy in order to open wider opportunities for students who have a strong interest/passion to learn about nuclear but have limitations in the economic aspect. For BRIN, this policy is an opportunity to get talents to be prepared as superior human resources in science and technology, especially in the field of nuclear power.

According to Edy, the zero rupiah tuition fee policy will be implemented continuously, while evaluation is being carried out. “This policy will be implemented continuously and will be evaluated to see the impact of the policy,” he added.

Edy asserted that this policy is a form of early development engagement to develop the national talents in the field of research and innovation. This is because students have more opportunities/involvement to perform research activities at BRIN, access facilities and assist researchers at BRIN, including making inventions and innovations that may be used in the employment world after they graduate.

“This policy is expected to stimulate and strengthen the academic atmosphere in campus in terms of learning, research including community service carried out by lecturers and students,” he hoped.

Acting Director of Nuclear Technology Polytechnic, Muhtadan explained that the zero rupiah tuition fee policy includes new student registration fees and tuition fees every semester while studying at the Nuclear Technology Polytechnic. This policy is implemented by providing all operational costs for education for all students at the Nuclear Polytechnic, so that students do not need to incur costs related to education implementation during their study period.

Through this policy, continued Muhtadan, BRIN invites young talents to continue their education in the field of nuclear energy. “The Nuclear Technology Polytechnic invites young talents to join as students under the zero rupiah course program during their studies,” said Muhtadan.

“The graduates of the Nuclear Technology Polytechnic will also be issued additional competency certificates such as Industrial and Medical Radiation Protection Officers (PPR), NDT Instrument Operators (Radiography and UT). In addition, Nuclear Polytechnic students will be given the opportunity to become research assistants at research centers at BRIN, and the Nuclear Polytechnic alumni will also have the opportunity to take Degree by Research scholarship for Master and Doctoral degrees with funding from BRIN,” he added.

In 2022, said Muhtadan, the Nuclear Technology Polytechnic targets admission of 120 new students, from graduates of senior high / vocational / Islamic high school or the equivalent for the 2021/2022 academic year. With the zero rupiah program policy, we hope that it will boost public interest, especially young talents, to join as students of the Nuclear Technology Polytechnic, so that later nuclear polytechnics can produce competent and certified nuclear science and technology human resources.

The Nuclear Technology Polytechnic formerly known as the College of Nuclear Technology (STTN) was under the coordination of the National Nuclear Energy Agency. After the issuance of Presidential Regulation Number 78 of 2021 concerning the National Research and Innovation Agency, the Nuclear Technology Polytechnic is now under the coordination of BRIN.

The Nuclear Technology Polytechnic is an official university whose graduates are expected to become reliable nuclear human resources. Currently, the Nuclear Polytechnic has 2 Departments and 3 Study Programs, namely the Department of Nuclear Technochemistry with the Study Program of Nuclear Technochemistry and the Department of Nuclear Technophysics with the Study Program of Instrumentation Electronics, and Electromechanics. (pur)