Mumbai: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has released DGFS-PhD Admission August 2018 notification. The notification invites applications from engineering post-graduates (ME / MTech /Equivalent Degree) for admission to DGFS-PhD programme under the aegis of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) commencing from August, 2018.
The selected students will be awarded fellowships under the DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme (DGFS-Ph.D.) for pursuing PhD under the aegis of HBNI.
Key Dates & How to Apply: The application window has opened from today 16 May 2018. The application window will close on 31 May 2018. For online application candidates should visit … and official website of HBNI.
The selected students will be admitted to one of the following Constituent Institutions of HBNI:
(1) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai;
(2) Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam;
(3) Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar;
(4) Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata.
Qualifying Degree and other academic qualifications:
Candidates should possess M.E. / M.Tech. or equivalent postgraduate degree in chemical/civil/computer/electrical/electronics/instrumentation/mechanical /metallurgical/nuclear engineering with minimum 60% Marks. In addition to this, the student should have 60% marks in B. E. /B. Tech. or any other degree considered to enter M.E. / M.Tech. programme. The ‘qualifying 60% marks’ should be as per the ordinance of the respective degree awarding university OR equivalent of cumulative grade point average CGPA.
Age limit: The candidates desirous of availing DGFS-Ph.D. fellowship should have been born on or after August 1, 1990. Age limit is relaxable by three years for OBC and by five years for SC/ST applicants. Persons with Disability (PWD) of all categories are eligible for further age relaxation of 10 years. The age limit for the candidates working as faculty in Engineering Colleges is 40 years, who desire to pursue Ph.D. without the fellowship grant.
Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen.
Applicants who fulfill the above mentioned eligibility criteria will appear in a written screening test to be held at 12 centres across India on June 24, 2018. Candidates will be shortlisted for selection interview based on performance in the screening test as well as previous academic record . There will be 25% weightage for B.E./B.Tech. percentage, 25% weightage for average of M.E./M.Tech. Semester-I and Semester-II percentages and 50% weightage for percentage in the BARC Screening Exam. The final selection will be based on performance in the interview only. The candidates should be prepared for a 10 minutes presentation on their research interest during Interview.
For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the interested candidates should refer the PhD Admission Information Brochure uploaded on the official website of BARC DGFS-PhD Admission August 2018 or HBNI.