Important Information - Training Schemes and Employment Description

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,

    and

  3. who would enjoy pursuing innovative research in frontier areas of Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biosciences, Geology and Geophysics.
They are respectively 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.

DAE strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and woman candidates are encouraged to apply.

  1. One-year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates for the academic year 2017-2018 (OCES-2017) will be conducted at the five BARC Training Schools situated at Mumbai, Kalpakkam, Indore and Hyderabad. Table-1 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 Office 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.

    Performance above a specified threshold during the course work at the Training School will entitle TSOs to a Post-Graduate Diploma or could earn them credits towards M.Tech./M.Phil./Ph.D. programs of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University.

  2. Two-year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates for the academic session beginning in July/August 2017 (DGFS-2017). Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates who have excelled in the Selection Interviews for the BARC Training Schools’ programs and who have also independently secured admission for M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. in select Institutes and specializations as listed in Table-3, are paid stipend and tuition fee to pursue a M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. degree while retaining their employment in DAE.

    After successful completion of one-year course work at the Institute, DGFS Fellows undertake project work, which is assigned by DAE and supervised jointly by a DAE and an Institute guide.

    On successful completion of M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. DGFS Fellows are posted as Scientific Officers in DAE. Appointment in DAE units shall be as a ‘Group A’ Gazetted Officer of the Government of India.

    On joining, they are required to first undertake a four-month Orientation Course for DGFS Fellows (OCDF) at the BARC Training School, Mumbai.

    The DGFS fellows are enrolled and posted in one of the following units of DAE:

    1. BARC, Mumbai**
    2. IGCAR, Kalpakkam
    3. **Placement can be at any of the BARC facilities located in different parts of India.

    Allocation of a DGFS Fellow to a DAE unit is done at the beginning of the M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. program based on the needs of DAE’s programs and their Selection Interview merit

  3. Stipend and Allowances during Training: OCES TSOs and DGFS Fellows are paid a stipend of Rs.35,000 per month during the period of their Training and a one-time book allowance of Rs.10,000. DGFS Fellows are reimbursed the tuition fee for M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. and are additionally paid a one-time Contingency Grant of Rs.25,000 to meet M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. project related expenses.

    Boarding and Lodging in DAE Hostel is mandatory for OCES TSOs during the Training period. Boarding and lodging in DGFS Institute hostel is mandatory for DGFS Fellows during M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. program.

    Selected candidates are required to execute an agreement and a Personal Indemnity Bond to serve DAE for at least three years after completion of Training. Indemnity Bond is for Rs. 4,30,000 for OCES TSOs and Rs. 8,70,000 for DGFS Fellows***. No third party surety is required.

    *** The Bond amount for DGFS Fellows pursuing M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. at certain DGFS Institutes may be different, depending on the tuition fee at the concerned Institute.


Table-1: Eligible Science Disciplines and their Codes

CODE Discipline to be Selected in Online Application Form Eligible Degree Subjects as awarded by University / Institute GATE Subject
PH Physics M.Sc. in Physics / Applied Physics Physics
B.E. / B.Tech. in Engineering Physics Physics / Engineering Sciences
CY Chemistry M.Sc. in Chemistry Chemistry
BS Biosciences M.Sc. in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genectics, Botany, Zoology, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Technology, Animal Science, Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Biosciences Life Sciences / Biotechnology
B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc.(Tech.) in Food Technology
RSE Radiological Safety Engineering# B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc. (Engg.) / 5-year integrated M.Tech in Nuclear Engg./ Nuclear Technology/ Nuclear Science & Technology NOT ELIGIBLE through GATE
M.Sc. In Physics / Applied Physics Physics
M.Sc. In Chemistry Chemistry
GE Geology M.Sc. or equivalent M.Tech. in Geology / Applied Geology / Applied Geochemistry or 5-year integrated M.Tech. in Geological Technology Geology & Geophysics
GP Geophysics M.Sc. in Geophysics / Applied Geophysics or 5-year integrated M.Tech. in Geophysical Technology Geology & Geophysics

The candidates belonging to Physics discipline selected for the BARC Training School at Mumbai will be allotted either Physics or Radiological Safety Engineering as their Training Schemes and those selected for the BARC Training school at IGCAR will be allotted either Reactor Physics or Materials Science as their Training Schemes.
The candidates belonging to Chemistry discipline selected for the BARC Training School at Mumbai will be allotted either Chemistry or Radiological Safety Engineering as their Training Schemes and those selected for the Training school at IGCAR will pursue Nuclear Fuel Cycle Chemistry in the Training School.
# Radiological Safety Engineering (RSE) is not a separate discipline but an additional Training Scheme option for candidates in Nuclear Engineering, Physics and Chemistry.

Table-2: Training School and Training Scheme Options for Science Disciplines

Training School Degree Disciplines Eligible to Apply Training Schemes Orientation of Training
BARC, Mumbai (Since 1957) PH, CY, BS PH, CY, BS, RSE
  • Engineering design, development, operation and maintenance of nuclear reactors.
  • Research in frontier areas of Basic and Engineering Sciences.
IGCAR, Kalpakkam (Since 2006) PH, CY PH, CY
  • R&D and Engineering related to Fast Breeder Reactor programme
  • Research in frontier areas of Basic and Engineering Sciences.
RRCAT, Indore (Since 2000) PH PH
  • R&D in Engineering and Science related to lasers, accelerators, plasma physics, cryogenics and superconductivity.
AMD, Hyderabad (Since 2010) GE, GP GE, GP
  • Exploration Techniques for Uranium and other Atomic Minerals and related R&D activities

Table-3: Admissible Disciplines, M Tech / M Chem Engg Specializations and DGFS Institutes

Relevant M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. Program or Name of Dept/ Centre at the M.Tech./ M.Chem.Engg. Institute Pre-M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. Degree (Disciplines) Institutes**
Mechanical Engineering BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Mechanical) All except ICT
Cryogenic BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Mechanical) Kh
Chemical Engineering BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Chemical) All except Rkl
Applied Mechanics BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Civil/ Mechanical) M
Civil Engineering BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Civil) All except Rkl, ICT
Earthquake Engineering BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Civil) K, R
Nuclear Hydrology BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Civil/ Chemical) R
Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science/ Engineering BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Metallurgy/ Chemical) All except G, ICT
Electrical Engineering BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/ Electronics) All except G, ICT
Reliability Engineering, Systems & Control Engineering, Energy Systems BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Chemical) B, D, Kh, R
Power/ Communication/ Control Engg, Integrated Electronics & Circuits BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/ Electronics) D, G, R
Instrumentation BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation) Kh, M, R
Computer Science, Engineering & Technology BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Computer/ Electrical/ Electronics) All except Rkl, Var, ICT
Applied Optics, Lasers & Optoelectronics BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electronics) M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) D
Nuclear Engineering & Technology BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Mechanical/ Chemical/ Electrical/ Electronics) K
Solid State Materials/ Electronic Materials BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/ Electronics) M.Sc. (Phy/ App Phy) D, R
Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/Electronics) Rkl & Var
** Institutes where specified M.Tech./ M.Chem.Engg. courses are offered under this scheme: B = IIT Bombay; D = IIT Delhi; G=IIT Guwahati; K = IIT Kanpur; Kh = IIT Kharagpur; M = IIT Madras; R = IIT Roorkee; Rkl = NIT Rourkela; Var = IIT-(BHU)- Varanasi; ICT = Institute of Chemical Technology, ICT, Mumbai. Number of DGFS Fellows selected in each approved M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. Specialization at the Institutes under the DGFS scheme will depend upon the requirements of DAE.