Training Schemes and Employment Description
BARC Training Schools provide two Training Schemes to deserving candidates ambitious of pursuing a rewarding career in Nuclear Science, Engineering and Technology and
- who would relish challenges in frontier areas of Science & Technology,
- who would like to be part of an expanding program of Nuclear Power / Research Reactors, Accelerators and Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technologies,
- who would enjoy pursuing innovative research in frontier areas of Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Bioscience, Geology.
Successful completion of the Training Schemes guarantees employment as Scientific Officer ‘C’ in one of the DAE units or Atomic Energy Regulatory Board with attractive career progression opportunities up to the highest echelons.
DAE strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.
- One-year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates for the academic year 2020-2021 (OCES-2020) will be conducted at the five BARC Training Schools situated at Mumbai, Kalpakkam, Indore and Hyderabad. Table-1b lists Eligible Disciplines for the OCES program.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 passed the course successfully. Successful TSOs will be posted as Scientific Officers in one of the following DAE units:
- Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai*
- Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
- Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore
- Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata
- Heavy Water Board (HWB), Mumbai *
- Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad *
- Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Mumbai *
- Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), Mumbai *
- Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI), Kalpakkam *
- Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL), Jaduguda *
- Atomic Minerals Directorate of Exploration & Research (AMD), Hyderabad *
- Directorate of Construction , Services & Estate Management (DCSEM) Mumbai*
* These units have their Head Offices 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 and the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) also.
Appointment in DAE units shall be as a 'Group A' Gazetted Officer of the Government of India except in BHAVINI, NPCIL and UCIL which are governed by the service rules of Corporations.
Trainee Scientific Officers who successfully complete the Training Program and whose performance meets a minimum eligibility criterion are allowed to enroll for M.Tech. / M.Phil. in Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University. Those meeting the minimum eligibility criteria and not desirous of pursuing M.Tech. / M.Phil. are entitled to a Post-Graduate Diploma of HBNI.
Two-year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates for the academic session beginning in July/August 2020 (DGFS-2020). Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates who have excelled in the Selection Interviews for the BARC Training Schools’ programs and who have also 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, DGFS Fellows undertake project work, which is assigned by DAE and supervised jointly by a DAE and an Institute guide.
On successful completion of M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. DGFS Fellows are posted as Scientific Officers in DAE. Appointment in DAE units shall be as a ‘Group A’ Gazetted Officer of the Government of India.
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:
- BARC, Mumbai**
- IGCAR, Kalpakkam **Placement can be at any of the BARC facilities located in different parts of India.
Allocation of a DGFS Fellow to a DAE unit is done at the beginning of the M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. program based on the needs of DAE’s programs and their Selection Interview merit
Stipend and Allowances during Training: OCES TSOs and DGFS Fellows are paid a stipend of ₹55,000 per month during the period of their Training and a one-time book allowance of ₹18,000. DGFS Fellows are reimbursed the tuition fee for M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. and are additionally paid a one-time Contingency Grant of ₹25,000 to meet M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. project related expenses.
Boarding and Lodging in DAE Hostel is mandatory for OCES TSOs during the Training period. Boarding and lodging in DGFS Institute hostel is mandatory for DGFS Fellows during M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. program.
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 ₹6,78,000 for OCES TSOs and ₹13,58,000 for DGFS Fellows***. No third party surety is required.
*** The Bond amount for DGFS Fellows pursuing M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. at certain DGFS Institutes may be different, depending on the tuition fee at the concerned Institute.
|CODE||Discipline to be Selected in Online Application Form under which candidate wishes to apply||Eligible Degree Subject/Discipline as awarded by University / Institute||GATE Subject|
||M.Sc. in Physics / Applied Physics||Physics|
|B.E. / B.Tech. in Engineering Physics||Physics / Engineering Sciences|
||M.Sc. in Chemistry||Chemistry|
|BS||Bioscience||M.Sc. in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genectics, Botany, Zoology, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Technology, Animal Science, Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Bioscience||Life Sciences / Biotechnology|
|B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc.(Tech.) in Food Technology|
|RSES||Radiological Safety & Environmental Science#||B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc. (Engg.) / 5-year integrated M.Tech in Nuclear Engg./ Nuclear Technology/ Nuclear Science & Technology||NOT ELIGIBLE through GATE|
|M.Sc. In Physics / Applied Physics||Physics|
|M.Sc. In Chemistry||Chemistry|
|GE||Geology||M.Sc. or equivalent M.Tech. in Geology / Applied Geology / Applied Geochemistry or 5-year integrated M.Tech. in Geological Technology||Geology and Geophysics|
† The candidates belonging to Physics discipline selected for the BARC Training School at Mumbai will be allotted either Physics or Radiological Safety & Environmental Science as their Training Scheme and those selected for the BARC Training School at IGCAR will be allotted Reactor Physics as their Training Scheme.
‡The candidates belonging to Chemistry discipline selected for the BARC Training School at Mumbai will be allotted either Chemistry or Radiological Safety & Environmental Science as their Training Scheme and those selected for the Training school at IGCAR will pursue Nuclear Fuel Cycle Chemistry in the Training School.
# Radiological Safety & Environmental Science (RSES) is not a separate discipline but an additional Training Scheme option for candidates in Nuclear Engineering, Physics and Chemistry.
|Training School||Degree Disciplines Eligible to Apply||Training Schemes||Orientation of Training|
|BARC, Mumbai (Since 1957)||PH, CY, BS||PH, CY, BS, RSES||
|IGCAR, Kalpakkam (Since 2006)||PH, CY||PH, CY||
|AMD, Hyderabad (Since 2010)||GE||GE||
|Relevant M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. Program or Name of Dept/ Centre at the M.Tech./ M.Chem.Engg. Institute||Pre-M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. Degree (Disciplines)||Institutes**|
|Mechanical Engineering||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Mechanical)||All except ICT|
|Cryogenic||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Mechanical)||Kh|
|Chemical Engineering||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Chemical)||All except Rkl|
|Applied Mechanics||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Civil/ Mechanical)||M|
|Civil Engineering||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Civil)||All except Rkl, ICT|
|Earthquake Engineering||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Civil)||K, R|
|Nuclear Hydrology||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Civil/ Chemical)||R|
|Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science/ Engineering||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Metallurgy/ Chemical)||All except G, ICT|
|Electrical Engineering||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/ Electronics)||All except G, ICT|
|Reliability Engineering, Systems & Control Engineering, Energy Systems||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Chemical)||B, D, Kh, R|
|Power/ Communication/ Control Engg, Integrated Electronics & Circuits||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/ Electronics)||D, G, R|
|Instrumentation||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation)||Kh, M, R|
|Computer Science, Engineering & Technology||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Computer/ Electrical/ Electronics)||All except Rkl, Var, ICT|
|Applied Optics, Lasers & Optoelectronics||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electronics) M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics)||D|
|Nuclear Engineering & Technology||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Mechanical/ Chemical/ Electrical/ Electronics)||K|
|Solid State Materials/ Electronic Materials||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/ Electronics) M.Sc. (Phy/ App Phy)||D, R|
|Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering||BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/Electronics)||Rkl & Var|
|** Institutes where specified M.Tech./ M.Chem.Engg. courses are offered under this scheme: B = IIT Bombay; D = IIT Delhi; G=IIT Guwahati; K = IIT Kanpur; Kh = IIT Kharagpur; M = IIT Madras; R = IIT Roorkee; Rkl = NIT Rourkela; Var = IIT-(BHU)- Varanasi; ICT = Institute of Chemical Technology, ICT, Mumbai. Number of DGFS Fellows selected in each approved M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. Specialization at the Institutes under the DGFS scheme will depend upon the requirements of DAE.|