Government of India
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY (DAE) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Training Schools
Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates
- Who would relish challenges in frontier areas of Science and Technology,
- Who would like to be part of an expanding program of Nuclear Reactors, Accelerators and Fuel Cycle Technologies,
- Who would enjoy pursuing innovative research in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biosciences, Geology or Geophysics
to apply for recruitment as Scientific Officers (Group-A post of Government of India) through its academic programs OCES-2019 and DGFS-2019
TRAINING SCHEMES AND EMPLOYMENT DESCRIPTION:
1. One-Year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates for the year 2019-2020 (OCES-2019) conducted at the BARC Training Schools. Table-1 lists Eligible Disciplines. Table-2 lists the Eligible Disciplines and orientation of the Training Program at each of the Training Schools. A Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO), who scores a minimum of 50% aggregate marks on completion of the Training Program, is declared to have completed the course successfully. Successful TSOs will be posted as Scientific Officers in one of the following DAE units:
a) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai*, b) Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, c) Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore, d) Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata, e) Heavy Water Board (HWB), Mumbai*, f) Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad*, g) Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Mumbai*, h) Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), Mumbai*, i) Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI), Kalpakkam*, j) Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration & Research (AMD), Hyderabad*, k) Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL), Jaduguda*. l) Directorate of Construction, Services and Estate Management (DCS&EM), Mumbai*
*These units have their Head Office at the indicated locations. Placement can be at the Head Office or at other facilities of these units located in different parts of India.
Allocation of a successful OCES TSO to a DAE unit is carried out based on the needs of DAE’s programs and the TSO’s performance in the OCES program. DAE reserves the right to place TSOs in any of its other units also or the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).
Performance above specified threshold coursework at the Training School will entitle TSOs to a Post Graduate Diploma or could earn them credits towards M.Tech/M.Phil/PhD programs of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University.
2. Two-Year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates for the years 2019-2021 (DGFS – 2019).
Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates who have excelled in the Selection Interviews for the BARC Training Schools’ program and who have independently secured admission for M.Tech. /M.Chem.Engg. in select Institutes and specializations as listed in Table-3, are paid stipend and tuition fee to pursue a M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. degree while retaining their employment in DAE. After successful completion of one-year course work at the Institute, Fellows undertake project work, which is assigned by DAE and supervised jointly by a DAE guide and an Institute guide. On successful completion of M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg., they are posted as Scientific Officers in DAE. On joining, they are required to first undertake a four-month Orientation Course for DGFS Fellows (OCDF) at the BARC Training School, Mumbai. The DGFS Fellows are enrolled and posted in one of the following units of DAE: a) BARC, Mumbai**, b) IGCAR, Kalpakkam. Allocation of a DGFS Fellow to a DAE unit is done at the beginning of the M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. program.
**Placement can be at any of the BARC facilities located in different parts of India.
Selected candidates are required to execute an agreement and a personal Indemnity Bond to serve DAE for at least three years after completion of Training. Indemnity Bond is for Rs. 4,30,000 for OCES TSOs and Rs. 8,70,000 for DGFS Fellows# No third party surety is required.
Grade and Pay Scale
Appointment in all the units shall be as a Scientific Officer “C” (SO/C) in the Level 10 – INR 56,100 of the 7th Central Pay Commission Pay Matrix.
Appointment will be at the beginning of the pay scale with OCES TSOs getting two or three increments depending on their performance during the OCES program and the DGFS Fellows# getting three or four increments depending on their performance in M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. and four-month Orientation Course for DGFS Fellows (OCDF).
Total Monthly Emoluments (with three increments) at the time of joining including Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance at the present Mumbai rate will be approximately INR 89,000.
In addition, other Allowances such as Leave Travel Concession by air, every year up to first eight years (subject to conditions) and once in two years thereafter, Children’s Education Allowance and an annual Professional Update Allowance are also payable. A comprehensive Contributory Health Service Scheme for employees and their dependent family members is also available. ***DGFS Candidates whose performance in the M.Tech / M. Chem. Engg. and OCDF programs is below a specified threshold will get zero increments.
Selection to OCES / DGFS – 2019 is a two-step process: Screening to short-list candidates followed by Selection Interviews of the short-listed candidates.
There is a separate Selection Process for each of the disciplines listed.
Screening for Selection Interviews is based on two alternative methods:
(a) On the basis of Online Examination:
- Online Examination will be conducted in March-April, 2019 in each of the nine Engineering disciplines and five Science disciplines in more than forty cities spread across India.
- Travel Allowance is not paid for appearing in it.
- Candidates who register for the Online Examination will be allotted one of their three preferred examination centres, subject to availability. Allocation of slot to candidates for taking the Online Examination will be done on a first come, first served basis.
- All candidates appearing for the BARC Online Examination will be awarded a BARC Online Examination Score as per the methodology outlined in Annexure-1. Shortlisting of these candidates for Selection Interview will be based on this Online Examination Score.
(b) On the basis of GATE score:
Candidates will be screened in for Selection Interview on the basis of a valid GATE-2018 or GATE-2019 score in the applicable GATE subject.
Cut-off GATE scores for screening into Selection Interviews will be decided only after the Online Test has concluded and candidates are therefore advised to maximize their chances of being screened into the Selection Interview stage by availing both of the screening avenues detailed above. Screening in of applicants in Nuclear Engineering (code 29) will be only through the Online Test.
Students graduated/graduating with a Masters Degree from the University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS) and National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar in the academic year 2017-2018/2018-2019, and whose Cumulative Grade Performance Average (CGPA) is greater than or equal to 7.5 on a scale of 10 will directly be screened into the Selection Interview stage, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements of the OCES/DGFS-2019 program. It is to be noted that this option of being screened in based on CGPA can be exercised only once. Such candidates should first submit their application for the OCES/DGFS-2019 program on the Online Application Portal and subsequently forward their details through the Directors of their institutes.
Selection Interviews of short-listed candidates in all disciplines except Geology and Geophysics will be conducted at the BARC Training School, Mumbai. Interviews in Geology and Geophysics will be held in Hyderabad. Outstation applicants travelling for Interview will be paid to-and-fro AC-III tier normal train fare by shortest route or actual fare, whichever is less. Selection Interviews are tentatively scheduled to be held in May-June, 2019. The list of candidates short-listed for Selection Interview will be posted on the Online Application Portal in the second week of April 2019. Short-listed candidates will be able to choose an Interview slot, based on availability, on the Online Application Portal, in the third week of April 2019. Final selection is solely on the basis of performance in Selection interview, subject to medical fitness.
Other Opportunities: Candidates applying for OCES/DGFS-2019 may also be considered for direct recruitment in Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. (ECIL). Such candidates will be governed by stipendiary norms of ECIL and terms and service conditions of ECIL on absorption. A merit list created out of the Selection Interview Marks may also be used to offer admission to M.Sc. (Engg.) / Ph.D. or Diploma in Radiological Physics programs of BARC under the aegis of HBNI in the academic year 2019-20. Students admitted to the M.Sc. (Engg.) / Ph.D. program will be paid a Fellowship / Stipend for the duration of their academic program. No permanent employment with DAE is assured to such Research Fellows.
A. Qualifying Degrees and Other Academic Requirements for OCES/DGFS-2019
g) For Biosciences Discipline (code 43):
i. M.Sc. in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Botany, Zoology, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Technology, Animal Science, Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Biosciences with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M.Sc. as well as in B.Sc. (except for 5-year integrated M.Sc.); or B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc. (Tech) only in Food Technology with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks.
ii. M.Sc. applicants should have studied one out of Physics or Chemistry or Biochemistry or Agriculture Chemistry as a subject at the B.Sc. stage or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of 5- year integrated M.Sc.
iii. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2018 or GATE-2019 Score in “Life Sciences” or in “Biotechnology”.
iv. Those having M.Sc. with specialization in subjects like Fisheries, Horticulture, Forestry, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Marine Biology, Bioanalytical Sciences, Bioinformatics and Home Science etc and B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Tech. in Biotechnology / Genetic Engineering / Biomedical Engineering are not eligible.
Those having M.Sc. (by research) or PhD are not eligible.
Age Limit (Age as on August 1, 2019):
a) General Category – 26 years,
b) OBC – 29 years,
c) SC/ST – 31 years,
d) Dependents of those who died in the riots of 1984 (Dep1984) – 31 years,
e) Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State from 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989 (Dom Kashmir) – 31 years. Physically Challenged persons of all categories are eligible for age relaxation of 10 years.
Applicant must be a citizen of India.
Applicants working in Central or State Governments or their Units / PSUs / Aided Institutes should produce a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their organization at the time of Selection Interview, failing which they may not be interviewed.
- A non-refundable Application Fee of INR 500 is chargeable from the male applicants belonging to General and OBC categories.
- Woman candidates, candidates belonging to SC/ST, Dependents of Defence Personnel Killed in Action (DODPKIA) and Physically Challenged candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fee.
Candidates awaiting final results and/or due to appear for GATE-2019 may also apply.
If selected, candidates who are eligible in all other respects but are awaiting final results will be allowed to commence coursework. However, retention of these candidates in the OCES or DGFS programs is subject to the mark-sheet of their final result, which meets the eligibility requirements of the OCES/ DGFS-2019 program, being submitted by Nov 30, 2019 in case of OCES TSOs and as per the requirement of the concerned DGFS Institutes in the case of DGFS Fellows.
How to apply (Only Online Applications will be accepted)
Candidates are required to visit the website ‘http://www.barconlineexam.in’ in the period of December 26, 2018, to January 31, 2019, and submit an Online Application by following the instructions therein.
Candidates are advised to read the ‘Information Brochure’ before applying.
Table-1: Eligible Disciplines at the BARC Training Schools
Eligible Discipline: Biological Sciences
Table-2: Training Schools, Eligible Disciplines, Orientation of Training
Training School: BARC, Mumbai (Since 1957)
Orientation of Training :
- Engineering Design, Development, Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Reactors
- Research in frontier areas of Basic and Engineering Sciences