BARC Scientific Offer Jobs for MSc | OCES 2020] | Rs. 56,000 per Month

Government of India 
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY (DAE) 
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) 
Training Schools 

Invite Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates

1. One-Year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates for the year 2020-2021(OCES-2020) conducted at the BARC Training Schools. 

BARC Training Schools provide two Training Schemes to deserving candidates ambitious of pursuing a rewarding career in Nuclear Science, Engineering and Technology and
  1. who would relish challenges in frontier areas of Science & Technology,
  2. who would like to be part of an expanding program of Nuclear Power / Research Reactors, Accelerators and Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technologies,
  3. and
  4. 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.

  1. 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 HyderabadTable-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:
    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. Heavy Water Board (HWB), Mumbai *
    6. Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad *
    7. Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Mumbai *
    8. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), Mumbai *
    9. Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI), Kalpakkam *
    10. Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL), Jaduguda *
    11. Atomic Minerals Directorate of Exploration & Research (AMD), Hyderabad *
    12. 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.
Academic eligibility requirements are uniformly applicable to candidates of all categories (GEN, OBC, SC, ST, PWD, etc.).
A. Qualifying Degrees and Other Academic Requirements for OCES 2020:
For Biosciences Discipline (code BS):
  1. 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 minimum of 60%* aggregate marks.
  2. 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.
  3. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2019 or GATE-2020 Score in ‘Life Sciences’ or in ‘Biotechnology’.
  4. 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

Grade And Pay Scale

Appointment in all the units shall be as a Scientific Officer 'C' (SO/C) in the Level 10 - ₹ 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).
DGFS Fellows whose performance in the M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. and OCDF programs is below a specified threshold will get zero increments.
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 ₹94,000.
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 Professional Update Allowance are also payable.
A comprehensive Contributory Health Service Scheme or equivalent for employees and their dependent family members is also available at all DAE Units.

Selection Process

Selection to OCES - 2020 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 in Table-1b except for Radiological Safety & Environmental Science (RSES) which is not a separate discipline but an additional Training Scheme option for applicants in Nuclear Engineering, Physics and Chemistry disciplines.
A) Screening for Selection Interviews is based on two alternative methods:
(a) On the basis of Online Examination:
  1. Online Examination will be conducted in March - April, 2020 in each of the nine Engineering disciplines and five Science disciplines in more than forty cities spread across India.
  2. Travel Allowance is not paid for appearing in it.
  3. 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.
  4. All candidates appearing for the BARC Online Examination will be awarded a BARC Online Examination Score as per the methodology outlined in Annexure-1 of the Information Brochure. 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-2019 or GATE-2020 score in the applicable GATE subject.
Candidates may note the following:
  1. At the time of application, candidates can choose any one or both of the above screening options. As the cutoff GATE scores for screening in to Selection Interviews will be finalized only after the conclusion of the Online Examination, candidates are advised to maximize their chance of being screened in to the Selection Interview by availing both the Screening Channels (GATE score as well as Online Examination) detailed above.
  2. Candidates who opt for screening through Online Examination will be allotted an examination centre of their choice, subject to availability. Alerts by email as well as SMS will be sent to all candidates who have opted for the Online Examination on their registered email addresses and mobile numbers as well as announced on this website, after allotment of examination slots. Examination slots will be allocated on first come, first served basis, subject to availability.Candidates are advised to visit this website regularly for updates regarding this.
  3. The candidates who have opted for screening only on the basis of a GATE Score will not be allotted an examination slot for the Online Examination.
Students graduated/graduating with a Masters Degree from 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 2018-2019/2019-2020, and whose Cumulative Grade Performance Average (CGPA) is greater than or equal to 7.5 on a scale of 10 will directly be screened in to the Selection Interview stage, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements of the OCES/DGFS-2020 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-2020 program on the Online Application Portal and subsequently forward their details through the Directors of their institutes.
Other Opportunities: Candidates applying for OCES/DGFS-2020 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 2020-21. 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.
B. Selection Interviews:
Selection Interviews of short-listed candidates will be conducted in Mumbai (in all disciplines except Geology) and Hyderabad (in Geology). Outstation applicants will be paid two-way normal AC-III tier train fare, from their registered residential address, by shortest route or actual fare whichever is less.
Probable period of Selection Interviews is during May-June, 2020. Short-listed candidates will be able to choose an Interview slot based on availability in April, 2020. Alerts by email as well as SMS will be sent to all candidates who have been short-listed for Selection Interview on their registered email addresses and mobile numbers. as well as announced on this website, prior to commencement of the Interview slot booking process. Candidates are advised to visit this website regularly for updates regarding this.
Final Selection for the OCES-2020 programs will be based solely on performance in Selection Interview, subject to medical fitness. A list of provisionally (subject to medical fitness) selected candidates will be displayed on this website in the last week of June, 2020. The selected candidates will also be informed about their Selection by email and SMS.

Important Dates
(All dates are tentative and applicants must regularly visit this website for updates)

Launching of Online Application Portal for OCES-202006th January, 2020
Last date for Online Application3rd February, 2020
Online Test13th - 19th March, 2020
Last date for candidates to upload their GATE-2020 score1st April, 2020
Display of List of candidates short-listed for Interview on Online Application Portal15th April, 2020
Availability based option on Online Application Portal to select Interview Slot for qualified candidates17th - 21st April, 2020
Selection Interviews14th May - 13th June, 2020
Display of List of Candidates finally selected for OCES2020 on Online Application PortalLast week of June, 2020
Last Date for Selected OCES-2020 Candidates desirous of DGFS to give details of M.Tech/ M.Chem.Engg. admission in a DGFS institute5th July, 2020
Declaration of List of Persons Selected for DGFS-2020 on Online Application Portal2nd week of July, 2020


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