Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) 2012 PhD Admission Program -Last date Jan 16 2012- Government of India Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)

Government of India
Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)

Ph.D. Program - 2012

BARC invites applications for its Ph.D. programme in Science Disciplines commencing in August
2012 under the aegis of HBNI.

A limited number of Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs), awarded by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), will be offered to those selected for the Ph.D. program. DAE fellowship is tenable for four years.

The fellowship amount is Rs.16,000/- per month for first and second year, and Rs.18,000/- per month for subsequent years besides house rent allowance and medical benefits as per rules.

The selection process for the PhD program of BARC is identical with that of the OCES/DGFS program of the BARC Training Schools. For information about the latter please visit The selected candidates can also pursue the Ph.D. program with fellowships from other sources like UGC-CSIR, DBT, ICAR, ICMR and other national agencies.

A few meritorious candidates may be offered DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme-Ph.D. (DGFS - Ph.D.) Fellowship. It carries a fellowship of Rs. 20,000/- p.m. in the first year and Rs. 24,000/- p.m. in succeeding years

Selection Process:

Selection for the Ph.D. program is a two-step process: Written Test screening to short-list candidates followed by a Selection Interview of short-listed candidates.

Screening for Physical, Chemical and Life Sciences shall be on the basis of one of the following:

GATE-2011 / GATE-2012 score or

Written Test-2012 score of the BARC Training School

BARC Training School Written Test:

It is conducted for short-listing candidates for interview for admission to BARC Training Schools (BARC TS). Those who have also applied for admission to BARC TS and have opted for its written test to seek admission to the OCES/DGFS-2012 program of the BARC TS must state their BARC TS application number on the accompanying application form else their application is liable to be rejected. For details about OCES/DGFS-2012 program of BARC TS, visit
BARC Training School Written Test in Science disciplines will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the centres.

Short-listed candidates shall be called for interview to be conducted in May - June, 2012 at the BARC Training School, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai - 400 094. List of shortlisted candidates and their interview dates will be displayed on the website on April 10, 2012 . Outstation applicants called for interview will be paid to and fro sleeper class train fare by shortest route, or actual fare, whichever is less.


Qualifying Degree and other academic qualifications:

Those having M.Sc. in Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology or related science subjects with minimum 60% marks in M.Sc. as well as in B.Sc. are eligible to apply. Applicants for Physics discipline should have Physics and Mathematics up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of five years integrated M.Sc. Applicants for Chemistry discipline should have Mathematics up to XII Std and Physics up to B.Sc. or

At subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of five years integrated M.Sc. Applicants in Physics and Chemistry opting to be considered on the basis of GATE Score should have a valid GATE Score in Physics and Chemistry respectively.

For Biology and related disciplines M.Sc. in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Botany, Zoology, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Technology, Animal Science, Life Sciences and Biosciences. M.Sc. applicants in Life Sciences should have Physics or Chemistry or Biochemistry or Agriculture Chemistry up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of five year integrated M.Sc. with minimum of 60% aggregate marks in M.Sc. as well as in B.Sc. Applicants in life sciences opting to be considered on the basis of GATE Score should have valid GATE Score in Life Sciences or Biotechnology. Those having M.Sc. with specialization in subjects like Fisheries, Horticulture, Forestry, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Marine Biology and Home  Science etc and BE / B.Tech. / M.Tech. in Biotechnology / Genetic Engineering are not eligible.

A minimum of 60% marks means the marks as per the ordinance of the respective university. Those whose final results of qualifying degree are awaited can also apply. In the event of selection, mark sheet of final result confirming eligibility as above, should be submitted by Nov 30, 2012.

Age limit:

The candidates desirous of availing DAE Junior Research Fellowships should have been born on or after August 1, 1986. Age limit is Relaxable by three years for OBC and by five years for SC / ST applicants. Physically challenged persons are eligible for an age relaxation of 10 years over and above their respective category.


Applicant must be a citizen of India.

How to Apply:

Make two copies of the application form (available on the website:, affix a passport size photo on each and mail to:

BARC-Ph.D. Programme-2012,

DEO, Recruitment-IV, Training School Complex, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai - 400 094.

Those who wish to apply only on the basis of GATE-2012 should apply only after declaration of GATE- 2012 result. Candidates who have opted to take the Science Written Test and who also wish to be considered on the basis of their GATE Score, can also submit their GATE score at a later date to the address mentioned above. All candidates who have appeared for BARC TS Written Test should mention the Application Number allotted to them while communicating their GATE score

Important Dates:

Last date of receipt of application for those opting for written test in Science Disciplines - 16.1.2012

Written Test - 26.2.2012

Last date of receipt of application for those not opting for written test and receipt of GATE Score - 31.3.2012

Interview Schedule to be displayed on website - 25.4.2012

Selection Interview- 22.5.2012 onwards




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