Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) releases DGFS-PhD Admission 2017 notification

Mumbai: For those have an ambition to pursue career and education in research, there is a great opportunity offered by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), under Department of Atomic Energy of GoI. The Human Resource Development Division (HRDD), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), has Invited online applications from Engineering Post-graduates (M. E. / M. Tech. /Equivalent Degree) for admission to DGFS-Ph.D. programme under the aegis of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI).

The course will commence from August 2017. The selected  students will be admitted to one of the Constituent Institutions of HBNI: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai; Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam; Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar; and Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata.


Key Dates: The commencement of online registration of application has started since 08 June 2017. The registration application will close on 23 June 2017. Written screening test to be held at 8 centres across India on 16 July  2017.

Fellowship Benefits:  The selected students will be awarded fellowships under the DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme (DGFS-Ph.D.) for pursuing PhD under the aegis of HBNI.  The amount of fellowship payable under the scheme is ` 40,000/- pm (Rupees Forty Thousand Only) besides house rent allowance and medical benefits as per rules & an annual contingency grant up to ` 32,000/- (Rupees Thirty Two Thousand only). The selected fellows will carry out research under the joint supervision of two guides, one having strength in basic research and the other in technology development.

Eligibility Conditions:

1.Qualifying Degree and other academic qualifications: Candidates should possess M.E. / M.Tech. or equivalent postgraduate degree in chemical/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 (converted to % Marks by multiplying with 100/x if the CGPA is on x points scale). .

2.Age limit: The candidates desirous of availing DGFS-Ph.D. fellowship should have been born on or after August 1, 1989. 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.

Selection Procedure:  Applicants who fulfill the above mentioned eligibility criteria, and whose M.Tech. project is of relevance to DAE, will appear in a written screening test to be held at 8 centres across India on 16 July  2017. Candidates will be shortlisted for selection interview based on performance in the screening test as well as previous academic record . The final selection will be based on performance in the interview. The candidates should be prepared for a 10 minutes presentation on their research interest.

For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer the  information brochure DGFS-Ph.D. programme , uploaded on the admission application page of BARC: .

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