Recruitment of Scientific Officers in BARC Training Schools

Hurry Up, last date for submission of application form is 14 February 2014.

Government of India- Department of Atomic Energy (DAE): Recruitment of Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates as Scientific Officers- Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Training Schools: First Announcement (2014-15)

The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) was established through a Presidential Order on August 3, 1954 to be administered directly by the Prime Minister. The vision of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is to empower India by the use of technology for creation of wealth leading to a better quality of life for her citizens. DAE is engaged in the design, construction and operation of the nuclear power / research reactors and the associated nuclear fuel cycle technologies covering exploration, mining and processing of nuclear ores, production of heavy water, nuclear fuel fabrication, fuel reprocessing and nuclear waste management. It is also engaged in basic cutting edge research in frontier areas of engineering and science. The spin of technologies, human resources development and technical services being rendered by DAE have been of great help to Indian industry. Almost from the beginning, since 1956, DAE has been recruiting Scientific Officers annually through the BARC training schools to drive its various nation building programmes.

This advertisement is to invite applications for the recruitment of Trainee Scientific Officers for the 2014-15 academic session of the BARC Training Schools.

Why should I Join DAE?

DAE offers opportunities for a career in Research in Frontier areas of Engineering and Science, Design and Development of Next Generation Reactors and Associated Advanced Technologies and State of the Art Manufacturing Facilities. It has expertise and comprehensive capability in all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle technology supported by an excellent infrastructure and unique facilities like the Research Reactors, Charged Particle Accelerators, Ultra Short High Power Lasers etc. many of which are made available by DAE to the larger Indian Scientific Community through national facilities operated by DAE at different locations across the country.

After successful completion of the training programme, the selected candidates will be absorbed as Scientific Officer in Group-A Post of Government of India in the Pay Band-III Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay Rs. 5400/- with additional increments. Total emoluments with three increments at the time of joining will be approximately Rs. 58000/- per month at the present Mumbai rate. In addition the officer would also be availing of other benefits such as LTC, medical facilities for the officer and his / her dependent family members, Professional Update Allowance, Children’s Education Allowance and after three year of service, Performance Related Incentive Scheme. Typical Total Emoluments after 3 years will be approximately Rs. 70000/- per month . Scientific Officers in any of the units of DAE have ample opportunities for professional development and attractive career progression up to the highest echelons.

Trainee Scientific Officers who successfully complete the Training Programme and whose performance meets a minimum eligibility criterion may enroll for M.Tech./M.Phil. in Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University. The Scientific Officers of DAE are also provided with an opportunity to pursue PhD Under the aegis of HBNI any time during their professional career, provided their academic performance is above a specific threshold.

What are recruitment schemes?

What is the selection process?

OCES 2014 (Scheme-I): This is a one year training programme for Engineering Graduates (B.Tech./BE/B.Sc-Engg/5-Year Integrated M.Tech) or Science Post Graduate (M.Sc). The training programme is conducted in the BARC Training Schools located at BARC Mumbai / Indira Gandhi Atomic Research, kalpakkam / Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore / Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad / Atomic Minerals Directorate, Hyderabad

DGFS 2014 (Scheme-II): Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates (B.Tech / BE / B.Sc-Engg) or Physics Post Graduate (M.Sc) who have secured M.Tech/M.Chem.Engg Admission 2014 in one of the following institutes:

  • IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee and IIT BHU-Varanasi
  • NIT Rourkela
  • Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT)-Mumbai

On successful completion of M.Tech / M.Chem.Engg. programme, the DGFS Fellow would join DAE as a Scientific Officer, with additional increments.

The selection procedure, which is common for both schemes, has two stages:

An initial screening will be done either by a Valid GATE 2013 / GATE 2014 Score or by performance in an Online Test to be conducted in March 2014. As cut-off GATE scores for screening into Selection Interviews will be decided only after the Online Test has concluded, candidates are advised to maximize their chances of being screened into the Selection Interview stage by availing both the Screening Avenues detailed above.

In the second stage the screened in candidates will be called for Selection Interviews to be held in Mumbai or Hyderabad during May-June 2014.

What are qualifying degrees? 

How do I apply?

A minimum of 60% aggregate (as per the ordinance of the respective university) in the qualifying degree is an essential eligibility requirement. Science Post Graduate candidates are further required to have secured a minimum of 60% marks aggregate in B.Sc to make them eligible.The eligible disciplines and degree are as follows:

For Engineering Graduates: B.Tech / BE / B.Sc (Engg) / 5 Year Integrated M.Tech in Mechanical, Chemical, Metallurgical, Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Computer, Instrumentation, Engineering Physics and Food Technology.

For Science Post Graduates: M.Sc in Physics, Chemistry, Biosciences, Geophysics, Applied Geophysics, and M.Sc or equivalent M.Tech in Geology, Applied Geology or Applied Geochemistry.

To apply online, applicants should visit the website and follow the instructions mentioned therein Website will also provide additional detailed information on the present recruitment.

Last date for submission of online application form is 14 February 2014

Last Date for uploading GATE 2014 Score is 28 March 2014

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