Mumbai: BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre) Training Schools provide two Training Schemes to deserving candidates ambitious of pursuing a rewarding career in Nuclear Science, Engineering and Technology and in frontier areas of Science & Technology.
Broadly these programs are called Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates (OCES) and DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates (DGFS). 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.
BARC has already announced Admission for Scientific Officer recruitment through OCES & DGFS schemes 2020. SkillOutlook here presents key points of Selection Process, which will help the candidates to crack the competitive exam.
Selection Procedure of BARC OCES / DGFS – 2020: BARC OCES / DGFS – 2020 is a two-step process:
- Screening to short-list candidates (for next round Interview)
- Selection Interviews of the short-listed candidates
Screening for Selection Interviews: Screening for Selection Interviews is based on two alternative methods:
- On the basis of Online Examination conducted by BARC
- On the basis of GATE Score
(a )Online Examination conducted by BARC: Online Examination will be conducted in 13th – 19th March, 2020 in each of the nine Engineering disciplines and five Science disciplines in more than forty cities spread across India.
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. Applicants with a degree in ‘Nuclear Engineering’ will be screened in only on the basis of Online Examination to be conducted in 13th – 19th March, 2020.
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.
- 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.
Final Selection: Final Selection for the OCES/DGFS-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.
Candidates selected for OCES-2020, who have obtained admission for applicable M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. programs in DGFS Institutes and who wish to be considered for DGFS, must provide details of their M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. admission by July 4, 2020.
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.
Key Dates: Last date for Registration for Online Application is 03 February 2020
Last date for Submission of Online Application 04 February 2020
Download of Admit Card for Online Examination 25 February 2020
Online Examination – 13th March-19th March, 2020
Last date for candidates to upload their GATE score 1st April 2020
For exact eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should refer Assistant Professors notification uploaded on the official website of OCES & DGFS schemes of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).