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Training Schemes and Employment Description


One year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post-Graduates for the year 2009-2010 (OCES-2009) conducted at BARC Training Schools. Table-1 lists Eligible Disciplines. Admissible Qualifying Degrees are   summarized in Table-2. Table-3 lists the eligible disciplines and orientation of the training programme at each of the Training Schools along with the placement information after training. A Trainee who scores a minimum of 50% aggregate marks on completion of the training programme is declared to have passed the course successfully. Successful Trainees will be posted        as scientific officers in one of the following DAE units

a) Atomic Minerals Directorate of Exploration & Research (AMDER), Hyderabad*
b) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC),Mumbai*
c) Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI), Kalpakkam*
d) Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Mumbai*
e) Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore 
f) Heavy Water Board (HWB), Mumbai*
g) Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
h) Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad
i) Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd(NPCIL), Mumbai*
j) Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata.

*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 trainee to a DAE unit is done at the end of the OCES programme. DAE reserves the right     to place a small number of selected candidates/ trainees to any other unit under the Atomic Energy Commission apart from those listed above.


Successful completion of course work at the Training School will entitle trainees to Post-Graduate Diploma of Homi Bhabha National Institute(HBNI), a Deemed University. This could also earn them credits towards MTech/MPhil/PhD of HBNI provided their performance is above a specified threshold. Two-year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Post-Graduates for the term beginning in 2009 (DGFS-2009). Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates and Physics Post-Graduates who are selected for the Training School programme and who also have secured admission for MTech in an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in specializations listed in Table-4, are paid stipend and tuition fee to study for MTech degree. After successful completion of one-year course work at IIT, fellows undertake project work, which is assigned and supervised jointly by a DAE and an IIT guide. On successful completion of MTech, they are posted as Scientific Officers in DAE. On joining, they are required to first undertake a four-month Orientation Course at the BARC Training School, which is meant to introduce them to specific academic requirements of the DAE programmes. The DGFS fellows are enrolled and posted in one of the following units of DAE:

a) BARC, Mumbai b) RRCAT, Indore c)IGCAR, Kalpakkam d) NPCIL, Mumbai .


Allocation of a DGFS fellow to a DAE unit is done at the beginning of the MTech programme.

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.1,85,000/- for OCES trainees and Rs.3,90,000/- for DGFS           fellows. No third party surety is required .


During Training: (i) Stipend and Allowances : OCES trainees as well as DGFS fellows are paid stipend of Rs.15,000/- per month during the period of their training and a one-time book allowance of Rs.5,000/-.

(ii) Boarding and Lodging in DAE/IIT Hostel/Guest House is mandatory .


On Appointment: Appointment in BHAVINI and NPCIL is governed by the service rules of Corporations, whereas appointment in other units shall be as a Group A ‘Gazetted Officer’ of the Government of India. Grade and Pay Scale:Appointment in all the units shall be as a Scientific Officer (C) in the pay band 15600-39100 with a grade pay of Rs.5400. Appointment will be at the beginning of the pay scale with OCES trainees getting two or three increments depending on their performance during the OCES programme and the DGFS fellows getting three or four increments depending on their performance in MTech and four-month Orientation Course. Emoluments (with three increments) at the time of joining including Dearness Allowance at the present rate will be approximately Rs. 24000. In addition, other Allowances are also payable such as House Rent, Transport and Professional Update Allowances, & Leave Travel Concession. A comprehensive Contributory Health Service Scheme for employees and their dependent family members is also available at all DAE Units .


Selection Process


Selection to OCES/DGFS is a two-step process: screening to short-list candidates followed by interview of the short-listed candidates. Except for RSE discipline (code 44), there is a separate selection process for each of the other disciplines listed in Table-1. RSE is available only as an additional option to applicants for Physics and Chemistry disciplines (codes 41 and 42).


Screening for the Engineering disciplines (codes 21-29) is based on two alternative methods :

(a) Cut-off GATE Score is 340 or more for short-listing candidates for interview.


(b) Written Test: It is conducted in each of the seven Engineering disciplines (codes 21-27) for short-listing candidates for interview. Travel Allowance is not paid for appearing in it. The written test is scheduled on May 24, 2009.

Screening for the Science disciplines (codes 41-43) is based on two alternative methods:

(a) Written Test: It is conducted in each of the three Science disciplines (codes 41-43) at the centers listed in Table-5 along with their codes. Travel Allowance is not paid for appearing in the written test. Written test is scheduled onSunday, February 22, 2009.


(b) GATE Score: In this case, merit list in each of the Science disciplines (codes 41-43) is prepared on the basis of valid GATE Score of the applicants.

Cut-off GATE score and Written test marks for short-listing candidates for interview in each discipline are decided after the last date of receipt of applications. A candidate applying for Science disciplines (codes 41-43) can (i) opt to appear for the written test, or (ii) apply on the basis of valid GATE Score, or (iii) may opt to appear for written test and also apply for selection on the basis of valid GATE Score .


Selection Interviews of short-listed candidates are conducted in BARC Training School, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai-400 094. Outstation applicants are paid to and fro second-class sleeper train fare by shortest route or actual fare whichever is less.  Probable period of selection interviews is during June-July, 2009. List of short-listed candidates and Interview schedule will be declared on our website from May 20, 2009 onwards. Interview call letters will also be posted to those short-listed for interview.


Final Selection is solely on the basis of performance in interview subject to medical fitness .


Eligibility Criteria


Valid GATE score means score of GATE-2008/ GATE-2009


A.        Qualifying Degrees and Other Academic Requirements for OCES/DGFS


(a) For Engineering Disciplines (codes 21-29): BE/BTech/BSc (Engineering) with a minimum of 60% marks in any of the engineering disciplines mentioned in Table-1 and valid GATE Score in the same engineering discipline as the qualifying degree discipline. Those having qualifying degree in branches like Aerospace, Automobile, Industrial Production, Reliability, Ceramics,        Architecture, Geology, Mining, Bio-Medical Electronics/ Instruments, Communication, Information Technology, Master of Computer applications, Dyes & Dye Intermediates,Electrochemical, Energy Systems, Oils & Fats, Paints & Varnishes, Petrochemicals, Plastics, Paper, Sugar Technology, Textiles, etc, are not eligible.


(b) For Physics Discipline (code 41): MSc in Physics/ Applied Physics/ Electronics or BE/ BTech in Engineering Physics with minimum of 60% marks. MSc applicants should have Physics and Mathematics up to BSc or at        subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of five year integrated MSc, with minimum of 60% marks in MSc as well as in BSc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of GATE Score should have valid GATE Score in Physics. For applicants having BE (Engineering Physics) or MSc (Electronics) as qualifying degree, valid GATE Score in Engineering Science is also acceptable


(c)   For Chemistry Discipline (code 42): MSc in Chemistry with Physics up to BSc or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of five year integrated MSc and Mathematics up to Std. XII, with minimum of 60% marks in MScas well as in BSc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of GATE Score should have valid GATE Score in     Chemistry. 


(d) For Biosciences Discipline (code 43): MSc 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; or BE/BTech/BSc (Tech) in Food Technology with minimum of 60% marks .


MSc applicants 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 integrated MSc with minimum of 60% marks in MSc as well as in BSc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of GATE Score should have valid GATE Score in Life Sciences. All the candidates should also have Mathematics as one of the subjects up to std XII. Those having MSc with specialization in subjects like Fisheries, Horticulture, Forestry, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Marine Biology and HomeScience etc and BE/BTech/MTech in Biotechnology/Genetic Engineering are not eligible .


(e) For Radiological Safety Engineering (RSE, code 44): MSc in Physics or Chemistry. with Physics and Chemistry up                         to BSc or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of integrated MSc, and Mathematics up to Std. XII, with minimum of 60% marks in MSc as well as in BSc. Those having MSc in Environmental Science are not eligible.


(f) Those having MSc (by research) or PhD are not eligible.


B.        Admission to DGFS: Candidates having qualifying degree in disciplines 21-29 or 41 and who meet the corresponding eligibility criteria listed above are eligible to apply for DGFS provided they secure admission for MTech starting in the academic year 2009 in IITs in specializations listed in Table-4. Confirmation of MTech admission should be communicated by July 10, 2009, failing which offer of DGFS will be withdrawn retaining their options for OCES schemes if any .


C.        Age Limit ( Age as on September 1, 2009 ) a) General Category - 26 years , b) OBC-29 yearsc) SC/ST–31 years , d) Dependents of those who died in the riots of 1984 -31 years .

Physically Challenged persons in categories a) to c) are eligible for age relaxation of 10 years.


D.        Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen.


E.       Applicant working in Central/ State Government Units/ PSUs/ Aided: Apply through proper channel


Those, whose final results for qualifying degree are awaited and/or are appearing for GATE in 2009, but are otherwise eligible, can also apply. If selected, the mark-sheet of final result should be submitted by November 30, 2009 in case of OCES and as per the requirement of the concerned IIT in case of DGFS.


How to Apply


There are two modes of application: (1) Online, and (2) By Post.


Application Fee: A non-refundable application-processing fee of Rs. 100/- (Rs. one hundred) for an online application and Rs.200/- (Rs. two hundred) for a postal application is chargeable from the applicants in General and OBC categories. SC/ST applicants and Dependents of Defence Personnel Killed in Action (DODPKIA) are exempted from payment of application fee. The application fee is to be paid by crossed Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of Accounts Officer, BARC, and payable at Mumbai.  The applicant should write his/her name and address at the back of the DD and retain the bank receipt and photocopy of the DD. Do not staple DD.


(1) Online Application: Keep the DD in hand for the amount of the Application Fee. Log on to the website, and follow the instruction there for filling and submitting the Net-form .


(2) Application by Post can be made by taking two photocopies on an A4 size (~8.3"x11.7") paper of the accompanying format as Application Form. No separate application form is issued. Fill in all the relevant information, paste photographs on both the copies and mail both copies along with one set of enclosures and DD towards the application fee to the address given in the application form. One copy shall be returned to the applicant indicating the application number. That copy should be brought along at the time of appearing for Written Test and/ or Interview .


Some Guidelines for filling Application Form


(i) Under choice of different schemes in the application form, an OCES scheme is indicated by OCES followed by name of the         training school from Table-3. Choices for DGFS are indicated by DGFS followed by name of the unit where MTech project is to be carried out and where the Fellow will be placed on appointment .


(ii) Allocation of scheme will solely be on the basis of selection interview merit and choices given by the applicant subject to available vacancies.


(iii) Choices given for those schemes, which are not applicable as per Table-3, will be ignored.


(iv) Choices for DGFS will be cancelled (retaining the options mentioned for OCES) if information about MTech admission, with        specialization mentioned, is not submitted by July 10, 2009.


(v) Option of RSE is available only to those Physics and Chemistry discipline applicants who fulfill all eligibility criteria for RSE.

Table-1: Eligible Disciplines and their Codes +

Engineering Discipline


Engineering Discipline


Science Discipline


Mechanical Engineering


Electronics Engineering$




Chemical Engineering


Computer Engineering




Metallurgical Engineering


Instrumentation Engineering




Electrical Engineering


Civil Engineering




+  Candidates should enter the code number corresponding to the discipline in which they possess a valid GATE Score .

$  Related degree disciplines such as Electronics & Communication, Electronics and Controls, etc are also admissible .

* RSE - Radiological Safety Engineerin g. It is available only as an additional option to Physics and Chemistry discipline applicants of OCES .

Table-2: Qualifying Degrees and their Codes


BE/ BTech/ BSc (Engineering) in Engineering disciplines


BE/ BTech in Engineering Physics


MSc in any eligible discipline/specialization


BE/ BTech/ BSc  (Tech) in Food Technology


All other qualifications equivalent to those listed above



Table-3: Summary of Eligible Disciplines, Orientation of Training and Probable placement from different Training Schools under OCES

Training School


(refer Table-1)

Orientation of Training

Probable Placement after Training*

BARC, Mumbai

(Since 1957)

21 to 27 & 41 to 44

Operation & Maintenance, R&D and Engineering related to Broad based Nuclear Science & Technology

Mainly in BARC and also in AMD, BRIT, RRCAT, HWB, IGCAR, NFC, NPCIL & VECC

IGCAR, Kalpakkam

(Since 2006)

21, 22, 25, 27, 41 & 42

R&D and Engineering related to Fast Breeder Reactors

Mainly in IGCAR and also in BHAVINI, BARC & NPCIL

RRCAT, Indore

(Since 2000)

24, 25 & 41

R&D and Engineering related to lasers, accelerators, plasma physics, cryogenics and superconductivity

Mainly in RRCAT and also in BARC, IGCAR & VECC

NFC-HWB, Hyderabad

(Since 2001)

21, 22, 24, 25 & 27

Operation & Maintenance and Engineering related to Nuclear Facilities & production plants

Mainly in NFC & HWB and also in AMD, BARC, BRIT & IGCAR

NPCIL, Kaiga, Kalpakkam, Kudankulam, Rawatbhata, Tarapur (since 1980)

21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 29

Engineering, Project Management, Construction and Operation & Maintenance related to Nuclear Power Plants

Mainly in NPCIL and also in BARC

*The DAE reserves the right to place a small number of selected candidates/ trainees to any other unit under the   Atomic Energy Commission apart from those listed above.

Table-4: MTech Specializations and Admissible Pre-MTech Degree-Disciplines for DGFS


Admissible MTech Specialization or Name of Dept/Centre at indicated IITs

Pre-MTech Degree/Discipline Code
(refer Table-1 and Table-2 )

Mechanical Engineering






Applied Mechanics


M, D

Nuclear Engineering & Technology



Reliability, Systems & Control Engineering, Energy Systems


B, D, Kh, R

Chemical Engineering



Nuclear Hydrology



Metallurgical Engineering, Material Science/ Engineering



Electrical Engineering



Power/ Communication/ Control Engineering, Integrated Electronics & Circuits


D, R, M



Kh, M, R, D

Computer Science, Computer Engineering & Technology



Applied Optics, Lasers & Optoelectronics



Solid State Materials/ Electronic Materials


D, R

Civil Engineering



Earthquake Engineering


K, R

*IITs where specified MTech courses are offered under DGFS: B= Bombay; D= Delhi; K= Kanpur;

Kh= Kharagpur; M= Madras, R=Roorkee;All = IIT- (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras & Roorkee)


Table-5: Written Test Centre Code







































Jamshedpur *








Raipur *








Shillong *


     * - Additional centres for engineering disciplines


Important Dates

Engineering written test:  Sunday May 24, 2009


Science Written Test:       Sunday February 22, 2009




Engineering Disciplines (codes 21-29):



Last date of application on the basis of GATE Score



Last date of posting of application for those opting for written test in 7 Engineering Disciplines



Science Disciplines (codes 41-43):


Last date of posting of application for those opting for written test in Science Disciplines



Last date of submission of GATE Score



Last date of posting of application for those not opting for written test



All disciplines: Interview schedule to be displayed on website

20.5.2009 onwards