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Government of India

Invites Applications for its Prestigious Scheme

For a challenging career in pursuit of front ranking R & D programmes in Atomic Energy
Advertisement No.2/2013 : (R-IV)
Last date for receipt of applications: 31st January, 2014

Research Associates selected under the prestigious KSKRA programme are given an opportunity to work on R&D programmes of national importance relevant to the DAE mandate and offers prospects of regular absorption in one of the following advanced research centres of the Department:

1. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai.
2. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam.
3. Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore.
4. Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata.
5. Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Mumbai

Up to 20 KSKRAs can be selected every year. The Associates receive a stipend of Rs.26,000/-per month & other benefits as per rules.

Duration of the Associateship is up to a maximum period of 2 years. Anytime during the 2nd year of Associateship, subject to satisfactory performance, the KSKRAs will be absorbed in one of the above given R&D units of DAE and appointed in the grade of Scientific Officer/ Engineer-D/ E. The Associateships are available in the following broad disciplines e.g. Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Biosciences, Engineering Science encompassing the details of Thrust Areas. (Please go through the Thrust Areas for mentioning the Code No)

A) Minimum Educational Qualification and Experience:
i) For Engineers: Ph.D. degree in Engineering (Those who have submitted thesis for Ph.D. and are likely to finish their viva by July 31, 2014 may also apply) or Master's degree in Engineering (M.Tech./ M.E./M.S.) with a minimum of 2-year R&D experience after obtaining M.Tech./M.E./M.S. degree.
ii) For Scientists: Ph.D. degree in Science (Those who have submitted Ph.D. thesis and are likely to finish their viva by July 31, 2014 may also apply).
All candidates must have a First Class at either Masters or Bachelors level.
All candidates must provide a list of publications in support of their R&D experience.
B) Nationality/ Age: Indian nationals, who are not more than 32 years as on 1st January, 2013. The age criterion is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ ST candidates and 3 years for OBC candidates. The SC/ ST/ OBC certificate should be as per the prescribed format. Physically challenged persons are eligible for age relaxation of 5 years.

After the last date, a discipline-wise list of applicants will be prepared, and based on their inter se merit a short list of candidates to be interviewed will be compiled. Selection will be done by an interview committee (appointed by BRNS) along with subject experts from among the short listed candidates based on their qualification, published R&D work and performance in the interview. The selected candidates would join as KSKRA for an initial period of one year, which is extendable by one more year based on performance during the first year. Those candidates who have yet to receive their Ph.D. degree, if found suitable by the interview committee in view of their expertise and academic record, would be first designated as Research Associate (RA) and paid Rs.22,000/- per month and only after their obtaining the provisional certificate, they would be designated as KSKRA and paid Rs.26,000/- per month. For all other benefits, their date of joining as RA will be treated as the date of joining KSKRA Scheme. In addition Rs.10,000/- per year will be paid as Educational Material Allowance. Associates will be provided Hostel accommodation, medical and leave benefits during the Associateship.

Anytime during second year of Associateship, subject to satisfactory performance as evaluated by the concerned DAE unit, KSKRAs will be appointed as Scientific Officer/ Engineer-D in the Pay Band-3 (PB-3) (Rs.15,600-39,100) plus Grade Pay (GP) Rs.6,600/- and up to 4 advance increments may be awarded depending upon qualification, experience and performance. Exceptional performance during the fellowship period could lead to an individual being considered for Scientific Officer/ Engineer-E in PB-3 with higher GP of Rs.7,600/-. In addition benefits under Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS) as applicable to the scientists and engineers in DAE will also be provided. Total monthly starting emoluments including Incentives and Allowances at the time of absorption in a Class-A1 city as on 01.01.2013 is more than Rs. 50,000/- for Scientific Officer/Engineer-D and Rs. 54,000/- for Scientific Officer/Engineer-E.

The additional benefits on regular appointment for employees and their dependent family are:
Conducive environment for working; Knowledge Update Allowance; PRIS incentives; Healthcare scheme and Leave Travel Concession for self and family; Accommodation (subject to availability) with excellent ambience in well developed colony having

- Educational facility for children upto junior college level
- Créche facility for children of working couple

HOW TO APPLY (Application for KSKRA) 
a. Interested persons should fill the soft copy of application pro-forma, in excel form, without changing its format, (other formats will be rejected), alongwith all documents as well as all Annexures in a single PDF/ Word file which should be e-mailed to (Multiple applications received would be rejected).

b. Insert one passport size photograph on the top right corner of the application.

c. Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred only) as application processing fee will be charged. For payment of this application fee, the candidate should fill the threefold challan and make the payment in any branch of the State Bank of India. The scanned copy of the challan marked as ‘Institute’s copy’ should be e-mailed along with the application to Candidates belonging to SC/ST, dependents of defence service personnel killed in action, persons with physical disability and women candidates are exempted from payment of this fee. Persons with physical disability should produce necessary certificate from Govt. Hospital/Medical Board in support of their claim.

d. Persons working under the Central/ State Government/ Public Sector Undertakings should submit their application through proper channel.

The interviews will be held in Mumbai and candidates called for the interview will be individually intimated (as well as through our website) and paid III AC return train fare or actual fare, whichever is less. In case of applicants coming from abroad only domestic to and fro rail III AC fare will be paid. Candidates are advised to come prepared to stay in Mumbai for 2 days as a requirement of interview. Sharing accommodation will be provided in BARC’s guest house. Call letters will be sent to the successful candidates and they will be absorbed as KSK Research Associate, if found medically fit. On their absorption, the KSKRAs may have to undergo orientation course of 2-4 months duration.

Note: Please retain a ‘photocopy’ of your application with Annexes. Later on you may be required to submit additional copies of your application with the annexes (but without enclosures such as certificates/ reprints).

Note: Candidates are requested to fill and send the soft copy of duly filled application in excel form without changing its format, along with all documents as well as all annexures in  a single PDF/Word file and e-mail it to (other formats will be rejected).

Last date for receipt of applications: 31st January, 2014 
For detailed information visit BARC website:


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