Government of India
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY(DAE)
HOMI BHABHA NATIONAL INSTITUTE
DGFS-Ph.D Programme for Engineering Post-Graduates
HOMI BHABHA NATIONAL INSTITUTE (HBNI)
Invites application from Engineering post-graduates (ME/MTech/ Equivalent Degree) for its DGFS-Ph.D programme commencing in August 2012
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is a premier Institution for Research & Development (R&D) in Nuclear Science & Technology in particular and Physical, Chemical, Life and Engineering Sciences in general. The Centre has not only been the backbone of the Indian Nuclear Energy Program, but also has been in the forefront of research in basic sciences as well as engineering sciences. Several of its state of- the-art laboratories and research facilities are unique to it.
BARC conducts a Ph.D. program in basic Sciences such as Physical, Chemical and Life Science under the aegis of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University. The Ph.D. program at BARC consists of course work of one academic year duration followed by research work.
BARC invites applications for its Ph.D. programme in Science Disciplines commencing in August 2012 under the aegis of HBNI. A limited number of Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs), awarded by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), will be offered to those selected for the Ph.D. program. DAE fellowship is tenable for four years.
The fellowship amount is `16,000/- per month for first and second year, and `18,000/- per month for subsequent years besides house rent allowance and medical benefits as per rules. The selection process for the PhD program of BARC is identical with that of the OCES/DGFS program of the BARC Training Schools. For information about the latter please visit http://oces.hbni.ac.in .
The selected candidates can also pursue the Ph.D. program with fellowships from other sources like UGC-CSIR, DBT, ICAR, ICMR and other national agencies. A few meritorious candidates may be offered DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme-Ph.D. (DGFS - Ph.D.) Fellowship. It carries a fellowship of ` 20,000/- p.m. in the first year and ` 24,000/- p.m. in succeeding years.
a. Qualifying Degree and other academic qualifications:
Those having M.Sc. in Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology or related science subjects with minimum 60%* marks in MSc as well as in BSc are eligible to apply. Applicants for Physics discipline should have Physics and Mathematics up to BSc or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of five years integrated MSc. Applicants for Chemistry discipline should have Mathematics up to XII std and Physics up to BSc or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of five years integrated MSc.
Applicants in Physics and Chemistry opting to be considered on the basis of GATE Score should have a valid GATE Score in Physics and Chemistry respectively.
For Biology and related disciplines
MSc in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Botany, Zoology, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Technology, Animal Science, Life Sciences and Biosciences.
MSc applicants in Life Sciences should have Physics or Chemistry or Biochemistry or Agriculture Chemistry up to BSc or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of five year integrated MSc with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in MSc as well as in BSc.
Applicants in life sciences opting to be considered on the basis of GATE Score should have valid GATE Score in Life Sciences or Biotechnology. Those having MSc with specialization in subjects like Fisheries, Horticulture, Forestry, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Marine Biology and Home Science etc and BE/BTech/MTech in Biotechnology/Genetic Engineering are not eligible.
*A minimum of 60% marks means the marks as per the ordinance of the respective university.
Those whose final results of qualifying degree are awaited can also apply. In the event of selection, mark sheet of final result confirming eligibility as above, should be submitted by Nov 30, 2012.
b. Age limit: The candidates desirous of availing DAE Junior Research Fellowships should have been born on or after August 1, 1986. Age limit is relaxable by three years for OBC and by five years for SC/ST applicants. Physically challenged persons are eligible for an age relaxation of 10 years over and above their respective category.
c. Nationality: Applicant must be a citizen of India.
Applicants who fulfill the above mentioned eligibility criteria and whose M.Tech. project is relevance to DAE, shall be called to BARC, Mumbai on 23rd June 2012 for a written screening test followed by interview of selected number of candidates based on the merit in the screeing test. the candidates hould be prepared for a 10 minutes presentaiton on their research interest. Depending upon the number of interview may continue on the nexxt day. Outstation applicants will be paid after written test interview to and the from sleeper class train fare by shortest route or actual fare, whichever is less on production of tickets.
HOW TO APPLY:
On one copy of accompanying application form (application form download from here: http://oces.hbni.ac.in/download_phdForm.php ), affix a passport size photo, sign across and, along with attested copies of documents mentioned in the application, and one additional photo, mailto:
BHNI-DGFS-Ph.D. Programme-August 2012 (Engineering Post-graduates), Administrative Officer-III, HBNI, 2nd Floor, Training School, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai - 400 094.
Applicants are advised to main only by registered or speed post services and to preserve the receipt for future reference.
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS : APRIL 30, 2012
DGFS-Ph.D programme Website: http://oces.hbni.ac.in/information_brochure.php