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  • Four R&D Institutions of DAE
  • Six Grant-in-aid Institutions of DAE
  • PhD. Programme
  • DGFS-PhD. Programme New
  • M.Tech. Courses
  • M.Phil
  • M.Sc. (Engg)
  • Several other post graduate programmes in radiation medicine and in radiological physics
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Careers Opportunities in BARC


Bhabha Atomic Research Centre offers creative and rewarding career opportunities to young qualified men and women who like challenges in frontline areas of Nuclear Science and Technology and are keen to be a part of the expanding Indian nuclear power programme. Ample prospects are available for pursuing innovative research in Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Engineering and Biosciences at BARC and other DAE units.

‘Technology makes it possible, but it is the people who make it happen’, is a well-known adage. With this objective in mind, the visionary Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha set up the prestigious BARC Training School, Mumbai in the year 1956 as a center for in-house training of professionals, for developing highly skilled manpower, thus ensuring that the country becomes self-reliant and self-sustaining in the field of Nuclear Science and Technology. To meet the changing needs of DAE, four additional BARC Training Schools have come up at Hyderabad, Indore and Kalpakkam.

Personnel of DAE are broadly categorized as:

  1. Scientific (Scientific Officers, Technical Officers) through training schools and direct recruitment.
  2. Technical (Scientific Assistant, Foreman, Draughtsman, Technician, Para-medical staff, Fire service staff, Horticultural staff)
  3. Administrative (Administrative, Accounts)
  4. Purchase & Stores
  5. Auxiliary (Security staff, Driver staff, Attendant)

Career opportunities at various levels are available at the Centre in wide ranging R&D areas  of Nuclear Science and Technology.

Scientist and Engineer in BARC

Recruitment of Scientific Officers (Scientists and Engineers) is through two major programmes – OCES and DGFS, conducted by the BARC Training Schools and also through the Dr. K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship (KSKRA) programme.

  1. Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post Graduates (OCES)
  2. DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme (DGFS)
  3. Dr. K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship (KSKRA)

For certain specialized areas listed below, direct recruitment is also done through open advertisements in leading newspapers for the post of Technical Officer (C) or higher whenever vacancies arise.

  • Medical Officers in BARC Dispensaries/ Hospital
  • Landscape and Cosmetic Maintenance Officers
  • Architects, Library Professionals, IT Professionals, Fire officers etc

For more visit direct recruitment of officials section.
The exact details of these posts/vacancies are being advertised time-to-time in leading newspapers as well as on this website.


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Single Rock Sculpture in the form Garuda in front of BARC Training School
Single Metal Sculpture in the form of Garuda in front of the BARC Training School Hostel

Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post Graduates (OCES)

is the flagship program of the BARC Training Schools for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates.

The Training Program aims to ensure that the Trainee Scientific Officers (TSOs) are provided with the necessary facilities and opportunities to acquire knowledge and develop skills in R&D pertaining to Nuclear Science & Technology. The course comprisesof  foundation, core, advanced and elective courses, mini-projects etc. in several disciplines.

The course work consisting of classroom lectures, practical training and project work, is organized into three trimesters and is completed in one year commencing on 1st August every year.Evaluation on a continuous basis is carried out by way of examinations and assignments.

The OCES program is recognized for the award of Post-Graduate Diploma and as course work for the award of M.Tech./M.Phil./Ph.D. degree of the HomiBhabha National Institute (HBNI), an aided institution of the Department of Atomic Energy and a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act.

More than 9000 officers have graduated from the BARC Training Schools since their inception.

Training Schools

The OCES Programs are conducted at  BARC Training Schools at the locations listed below 

  1. BARC Training School at Mumbai    
    - Engineering, Design, Development, Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Reactors.  
    - Research in frontier areas of Basic and Engineering Sciences

  2. BARC Training School at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
    - R&D and Engineering related to Fast Breeder Reactors                                                                                                          
     - Research in frontier areas of Basic and Engineering Sciences

  3. BARC Training School at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology(RRCAT), Indore
    - R&D and Engineering related to lasers, accelerators, plasma physics, cryogenics and superconductivity

  4. BARC Training School at Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad
    -  Operation& Maintenance and Engineeringrelated to Nuclear Fuel Facilities  and production plants for production
    of heavy water to support the Nuclear Power Program.

  5. Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), Hyderabad
    - Exploration Techniques for Uranium and other Atomic Minerals and related R&D activities.


A TSO who scores a minimum of 50% aggregate marks on completion of the OCES Program is declared to have passed the course successfully. Successful TSOs will be posted as Scientific Officer ‘C’ in one of the DAE units.

Posting of a successful OCES TSO to a DAE unit is done on the basis of the requirements of DAE and the TSOs merit, at the end of the OCES program. A small number of successful TSOs may also be posted in the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).

Two-year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Post-Graduates (DGFS)

Many young professionals like to start their careers only after acquiring an advanced degree.  To attract such individuals, DGFS was initiated for inducting engineers at M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. level in collaboration with  eight IITs viz. Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras,  Roorkee, BHU-Varanasi and also NIT-Rourkela and ICT-Mumbai. The scheme also strengthens the research-education linkage with premier institutes of the country in areas of interest to DAE. The M. Tech. project work is carried out under the supervision of two guides, one from IIT and the other from DAE. The topics for M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. projects are proposed by the DAE guides keeping in view the requirements of DAE and the M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. specialization of the concerned DGFS Fellow.

Relevant M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. Program or Name of Dept/Centre at the M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. Institute

Pre-M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. Degree (Disciplines) Institutes**

Mechanical Engineering

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Mechanical)

All except ICT


BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Mechanical)


Chemical Engineering

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Chemical)

All except Rkl

Applied Mechanics

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Civil/ Mechanical)


Civil Engineering

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Civil)

All except Rkl, ICT

Earthquake Engineering

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Civil)

K, R

Nuclear Hydrology

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Civil/ Chemical)


Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science/ Engg

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Metallurgy/ Chemical)

All except G, ICT

Electrical Engineering

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/ Electronics)

All except G, ICT

Reliability Engineering, Systems & Control Engineering, Energy Systems

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Chemical)

B, D, Kh, R

Power/ Communication/ Control Engg, Integrated Electronics & Circuits

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/ Electronics)

D, G, R


BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation)

Kh, M,R

Computer Science, Engineering & Technology

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Computer/ Electrical/ Electronics)

All except Rkl, Var, ICT

Applied Optics, Lasers & Optoelectronics

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electronics) M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics)


Nuclear Engineering & Technology

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Mechanical/ Chemical/ Electrical/ Electronics)


Solid State Materials/ Electronic Materials

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/ Electronics) M.Sc. (Phy/ App Phy)

D, R

Electronics Engg, Electronics and Communication Engg

BE / BTech / BSc Engg (Electrical/Electronics)

Rkl & Var

** Institutes where specified M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. courses are offered under this scheme: B = IIT Bombay; D = IIT Delhi; G=IIT Guwahati; K = IIT Kanpur; Kh = IIT KGP=IIT Kharagpur, M=IIT Madras, R=IIT Roorkee, Rkl=NIT Rourkela, Var= IIT(BHU)-Varanasi, ICT= Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Four-Month Orientation Course for DGFS Fellows (OCDF) : Several areas of interest to DAE do not form part of the M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. curriculum. To provide exposure to such areas, DGFS Fellows undertake a four-month Orientation Course (OCDF) at the BARC Training School, Mumbai after successful completion of their M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. programs. They are however absorbed in DAE as Scientific Officers on successful completion of M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg.

Selection : Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates who have excelled in the Selection Interviews for the Training School program and who also have secured admission for M.Tech/M.Chem.Engg. in select Institutes and specializations (listed in Table above), are permitted to pursue their M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. degrees at these Institutes while retaining their employment in DAE.

After successful completion of the one-year course work at the Institute, DGFS Fellows undertake project work, which is assigned and supervised jointly by a DAE and an Institute guide. On successful completion of M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg., they are posted as Scientific Officers in DAE. On joining, they are required to undertake a four-month Orientation Course (OCDF) at the BARC Training School, Mumbai prior to commencing work in their respective workplaces.

The DGFS fellows are enrolled and posted in one of the following units of DAE :
a) BARC, Mumbai 
b) IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Posting of a DGFS fellow to a DAE unit is done at the beginning of the M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. program.  

Stipend and Allowances during Training:OCES TSOs are paid a stipend of Rs. 35,000/ p.m. during the period of their Training whereas  DGFS Fellows# are paid a stipend of Rs. 20,000 per month during their M.Tech. Both OCES TSOs and DGFS Fellows are paid a one-time book allowance of Rs.10,000. DGFS Fellows are reimbursed the tuition fee paid to their Institutes for pursuing the M. Tech./M.Chem.Engg.program.

#Revision of DGFS stipend to Rs. 35,000/- p.m. is under consideration.

Appointment in DAE units shall be as a ‘Group A’ Gazetted Officer of the Government of India except in BHAVINI, NPCIL and UCIL which are governed by the service rules of Corporations. Appointment in all the units shall be as a Scientific Officer (C) in the PAY BAND-III Rs.15,600-39,100 with a Grade Pay of Rs. 5,400. Appointment will be at the beginning of the pay scale with OCES TSOs getting two or three increments depending on their performance during the OCES program and the DGFS Fellows getting three or four increments** depending on their performance in M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. and four-month Orientation Course for DGFS Fellows (OCDF).

**DGFS Fellows whose performance is below a specified threshold will receive zero increments.

Selection to OCES/DGFS-2016 is a 2-step process: Screening to short-list candidates followed by Selection Interviews of the short-listed candidates. There is a separate selection process for each of the Eligible disciplines. Screening for Selection Interview is based on two alternative methods:

(a) Online Test: It will be conducted in all of the nine eligible Engineering disciplines and in the five eligible Science disciplines.
(b) GATE Score:  Candidates will be screened in for Selection Interview on the basis of a valid GATE-2015 or GATE-2016 Score. 

Eligible Engineering Disciplines and their Codes





Metallurgy/Materials Engineering§




Electronics *##


Computer Science /Computer Engineering


Instrumentation ##




Nuclear Engg. / Nuclear Technology**



Eligible Science Disciplines and their Codes





Biosciences ***


Radiological Safety Engineering #






* Related degree disciplines such as Electrical, Electronics & Communication, Electronics and Controls are also eligible.

## Candidates with degree disciplines Electrical & Electronics or Electronics & Instrumentation can apply under either of the disciplines (Electrical or Electronics etc.). However, such candidates must qualify on the basis of a valid GATE score or Online Test in the discipline in which they wish to be considered.

§ Candidates with B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc.(Engg.) / 5-year Integrated M.Tech. in ‘Metallurgy & Materials Engineering’, ‘Metallurgy & Materials Science’, ‘Metallurgical Engineering’, ‘Metallurgical & Materials Engineering’, ‘Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science’ and ‘Materials Science & Engineering’ are eligible to apply under Metallurgy.

** There is no separate Training discipline called ‘Nuclear Engineering’ and selected candidates from this discipline will be allotted RSE, ME or CH as their Training Schemes.

The candidates belonging to Physics discipline selected for the BARC Training School at Mumbai will be allotted either Physics or Radiological Safety Engineering as their Training Schemes and those selected for the BARC Training school at IGCAR will be allotted either Reactor Physics or Material Science as their Training Schemes, based on Selection Interview merit, candidate’s preferences and DAE’s requirements.

The candidates belonging to Chemistry discipline selected for the BARC Training School at Mumbai will be allotted either Chemistry or Radiological Safety Engineering as their Training Schemes and those selected for the Training school at IGCAR will pursue Nuclear Fuel Cycle Chemistry in the Training School.

*** Applicants in the Biosciences may refer to the website http://www.barconlineexam.in for information about Eligible degrees & degree disciplines

# Radiological Safety Engineering (RSE) is not a separate discipline but an additional Training Scheme option for candidates in Nuclear Engineering, Physics and Chemistry.

How to Apply: Only Online Applications will be accepted. Applicants are required to visit the website http://www.barconlineexam.in and fill up the Online Application  form provided there. More details about the present recruitment including all the Eligibility requirements can be obtained from the Information Brochure on the said website. Candidates are advised to go through the Information Brochure before applying.

Important Dates

Important Dates ( All Dates are Tentative and Applicants must visit Online Application Portal regularly for updates )

Launching of Online Application Portal for OCES/DGFS-2016

11th  January, 2016

Last date for Online Application

9th February, 2016

Submission of Options for Online Test Slot

16th –22nd  February, 2016

Download of Admit Card for Online Test

26th Feb  -10th  March, 2016

Online Test

12th - 20th  March,  2016

 Last date for candidates to upload their GATE score

27th   March, 2016

Display of List of candidates short-listed for Interview on Online Application Portal

11th April, 2016

Availability based option on Online Application Portal to select Interview Slot for qualified candidates

12th - 20th  April,  2016

Selection Interviews

16th May - 17th June, 2016

Display of List of Candidates finally selected for OCES-2016 on Online Application Portal

22nd June,  2016

Last Date for Selected OCES-2016 Candidates to communicate their preferences vis-à-vis different Training Schemes

26th June, 2016

Display of Training Schemes Allotted to selected OCES-2016 Candidates on Online Application Portal

28th June, 2016

Last Date for Selected OCES-2016 Candidates desirous of DGFS to give details of M.Tech/  M.Chem.Engg. admission in a DGFS institute

4th   July, 2016

Declaration of List of Persons Selected for DGFS-2016 on Online Application Portal

2nd week of July, 2016

Commencement of OCES-2016 at all BARC Training Schools

1st August, 2016

For latest information on OCES/DGFS-2016 recruitment please visit the Website www.barconlineexam.in


through Dr. K.S. Krishnan Associateship (Post Doctoral Research Associateship) Programme

About 20 researchers are absorbed every year under this scheme. The scheme awards a stipend of Rs.20,000/- + benefits for a maximum period of 2 years. The Associateship is available in broad disciplines of Engineering, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Bio Sciences.


A: Minimum Educational Qualification and Experience for KSKRA :


For Engineers: Ph.D. degree in Engineering (Those who have submitted thesis for Ph.D. may also apply)
 Master's degree in Engineering (M.Tech./ M.E./M.S.) with a minimum of 2-year R&D experience after obtaining M.Tech./M.E./M.S. degree.


For Scientists: Ph.D. degree in Science (Those who have submitted Ph.D. thesis may also apply).

All candidates must have a First Class at either Masters or Bachelors level. 
All candidates must provide a list of publications in support of their R&D experience.


:Nationality/Age for KSKRA : 

Indian nationals who are not more than 32 years as on 1st January in the year of the application.

The age criterion is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ ST candidates and 3 years for OBC candidates.

The SC/ ST/ OBC certificate should be as per the prescribed format. Physically challenge persons are eligible for age relaxation of 5 years.




The selected candidates would be appointed as KSKRA for an initial period of one year, which is extendable by one more year based on performance during the first year. KSKRAs would be paid a monthly stipend of Rs. 20,000/- + benefits. Those candidates who have submitted their Ph.D. thesis but are yet to receive their Ph.D. degree, if found suitable by the interview committee in view of their expertise and academic record, would be first designated as Research Associate (RA) and paid a stipend of Rs.16,000/- per month. On completion of their Ph.D. and on obtaining a provisional certificate, they would be designated as KSKRAs and paid a stipend of Rs.20,000/- per month. For all other benefits, their date of joining as RA will be treated as the date of joining KSKRA Scheme. In addition to this, an amount Rs.10,000/- per year would be disbursed as Educational Material Allowance. Associates will be provided Hostel accommodation, medical and leave benefits during their Associateship.




Anytime during their second year of Associateship, subject to satisfactory performance as evaluated by the concerned DAE unit, KSKRAs can be appointed as Scientific Officers/ Engineers-D in the Pay Band-3 (PB-3) (Rs.15,600-39,100) plus Grade Pay (GP) Rs.6,600/- with additional increments depending upon the candidate’s qualification, experience and performance. Exceptionally brilliant candidates with excellent track record in advanced technologies and having a Ph.D. may be considered for the post of Scientific Officer/ Engineer-E in PB-3 with a higher Grade Pay of Rs.7,600/-. In addition benefits under Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS) as applicable to the Scientists and Engineers in DAE will also be provided as per entitlement.

Total starting emoluments including Incentives and Allowances at the time of absorption in a Class-A1 city as on 01.01.2009 are more than Rs. 50,000/- for Scientific Officer/Engineer-D and Rs. 54,000/- for Scientific Officer/Engineer-E.


Please Visit for Latest updates for KSKRA at Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS)