Homi Bhabha National Institute Admission to Ph.D. programme in Engineering disciplines for Engineering Post Graduate candidates

Name of Institute / University

Homi Bhabha National Institute

Courses Offered

Applications are hereby invited from Engineering post-graduates for the award of fellowships under the DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Ph.D. (DGFS- Ph.D.) for pursuing research in an Engineering discipline leading to the award of Ph.D. degree of HBNI. The terms and conditions of the Fellowships are:

1. The DGFS-PhD Fellowship is tenable for three years for doing Ph.D. in an Engineering discipline in one of the four R&D centres listed above.

2. The amount of Fellowship payable under the scheme is Rs.18000/- (likely to be increased) per month besides house rent allowance and medical benefits as per rules.

3. 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.

4. After the award of the Ph.D., the DGFS-Ph.D. fellows will have the option to appear for selection under K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship (KSKRA) programme without going through further process of screening. KSKRAs are selected every year and paid a stipend of Rs.20,000/- (likely to be revised) + benefits for a maximum period of 2 years. Anytime during the 2nd year of associateship, subject to satisfactory performance, the KSKRAs will be absorbed in one of the R&D centres of DAE as above and appointed in the Grade Scientific Officer (D/E).


a: Qualifying Degree and other academic qualifications: Candidates should possess M. E. / M. Tech. or equivalent degree in Mechanical / Chemical/ Metallurgical /Electrical/Electronics / Instrumentation or Computer engineering disciplines with minimum 60% Marks in B.E./B. Tech. and minimum of 60% marks in M.E./ M.Tech. or equivalent degree as per the Ordinance of the respective degree awarding University OR equivalent CGPI (converted to % Marks by multiplying with 100% if the CGPAs on x points scale).

b. Age limit: The candidates desirous of availing DGFS-Ph.D. Fellowship should have been born on or after January 1, 1983. Age limit is relaxable by three years for OBC and by Eve years for SC/ST applicants. The age limit for the candidates working as faculty in Engineering Colleges desirous of doing Ph.D. without the fellowship grant is 40 years.

c. Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen.

How To Apply

Make two copies of the accompanying application form, affix a passport size photo on each signed across and, along with attested copies of documents mentioned in the application, mail to:

HBNI-DGFS-Ph.D. Programmes – 2011 (Engineering Post Graduate) Administrative Officer, HRDD, Training School Complex, Anushaaktinagar, Mumbai – 400 094.

Applicants are advised to mail only by registered or sped post services and to preserve the receipt for future reference.

Forms can also be downloaded from the website

Contact Details

Address: HBNI-DGFS-Ph.D. Programmes – 2011 (Engineering Post Graduate) Administrative Officer, HRDD, Training School Complex, Anushaaktinagar, Mumbai – 400 094.

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