RRCAT has developed linear accelerators going by the name of "INDUS" . INDUS-2 can accelerate electrons to 2.5 Gev. RRCAT also provide training to young scientists at BARC Training School located in its campus who later join several DAE units like BARC Mumbai, IGCAR Kalpakkam, VECC Kolkata and RRCAT itself as Scientific Officers.
RRCAT has also been actively involved in providing scientific and material assistance to the CERN sponsoredLarge Hadron Collider.
Originally called the Centre for Advanced Technology, it was renamed in January 2006 as Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology.