Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Admission to Ph.D. in Science

Name of Institute / University

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

Courses Offered

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.16000/- 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 Ph.D. program of BARC is identical with that of the OCE DGFS program of the BARC Training Schools.

The selected candidates can also pursue the Ph.D. program with fellowships from other sources like UGC-CSRl, DBT, ICAR, ICMR and other national agencies. A few meritorious candidates may be
offered DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme-Ph.D. (DGFS – Ph.D.)


Qualifying Degree and other academic qualifications:

Those having M.Sc. in Physics/ Chemistry / Biology or related science subjects with minimum 60% marks in MSc as well as in BSc are eligible to apply.

Applicants for Physics discipline should have Physics and Mathematics up to BSc or at subsidiary and/ or ancillary level in case of five years integrated MSc.

Applicants for Chemistry discipline should have Mathematics up to Xll std and Physics up to BSc or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of five years integrated MSc.

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 MSc in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Botany, Zoo logy, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Technology, Animal Science, Life Sciences and Biosciences.

MSc applicants in Life Sciences should have Physics or Chemistry or Biochemistry or Agriculture Chemistry up to BSc or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of five year integrate MSc with minimum 60% aggregate marks in MSc as well as in BSc.

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 MSc with specialization in subjects like Fisheries, Horticulture, Forestry, Agronomy, Animal husbandry, Marine Biology and Home Science etc and BE / BTech/ MTech in Biotechnology / Genetic Engineering are not eligible.

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.

Nationality: Applicant must be a citizen of India.

How To Apply

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

BARC - Ph.D. Programme-2012,
DEO, Recruitment-IV,
Training School Complex,
Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai - 400 094.

Contact Details

Training School Complex, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai - 400 094. Website:

Entrance Date


Test Centers

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Roorkee, Thiruvananthapuram, Varanasi.


Last date of receipt of application for those opting for written test in Science Disciplines: 16th January, 2012

Last date of receipt of application for those not opting for written test and receipt of GATE score: 31st March, 2012

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:
(i) GATE-2011/GATE-2012 score or (ii) 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.

Short-listed candidates shall be called for interview to be conducted in May - June, 2012 at the BARC Training School, Anushaklinagar, Mumbai - 400 094. List of shortlisted candidates and their interview dates will be displayed on the website on April 10, 2012 .

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