Recruitment of Scientific Officers at BARC through OCES and DGFS schemes

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Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has invited applications for the Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates (OCES) and DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates (DGFS) for those desirous of pursuing a career in Nuclear Science, Engineering and Technology.

Successful completion of the Training Schemes guarantees employment as Scientific Officer in one of the DAE units or Atomic Energy Regulatory Board.

OCES-2022 will be conducted at BARC Training Schools.

A Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO), who scores a minimum of 50% aggregate marks on completion of the Training Program, will be posted as Scientific Officers in one of the DAE units listed in the Information Brochure. Trainee Scientific Officers in Engineering disciplines who successfully complete the Training Program are allowed to enrol for M.Tech. in Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University. Those not desirous of pursuing M.Tech. are entitled to a Post-Graduate Diploma of HBNI provided their academic performance is above a specified threshold.

Under DGFS-2022 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. Chemical Engineering in select Institutes and specializations are paid stipend and tuition fee to pursue a M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engineering degree while retaining their employment in DAE.

Detailed eligibility conditions and details of the two schemes are given in the Information Brochure available at

OCES TSOs and DGFS Fellows are paid a stipend of Rs. 55,000/- per month during the period of their Training and a one- time book allowance of Rs. 18,000/-. DGFS Fellows are reimbursed the tuition fee for M.Tech. / Chemical Engineering and are additionally paid a one-time Contingency Grant of Rs. 25,000/- to meet M.Tech. /M.Chem. Engineering project related expenses.

Selection involves screening to short-list candidates followed by Selection Interviews of the short-listed candidates. Screening for Selection Interviews is based on Online Examination to be conducted in April, 2022 or on the basis of GATE-2021 or GATE-2022 score in the applicable GATE subject. At the time of application, candidates can choose any one or both of the above screening options. Details are given in the Information Brochure.

Students graduated/graduating with a Master’s 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 2020-2021 / 2021-2022, will directly be screened into the Selection Interview stage, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements of the OCES/DGFS-2022 program.

Registration can be done latest by 11.2.2022 and Application submitted latest by 12.2.2022 at

More details are given at this site.

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