1. One-year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post-Graduates for the year2012-2013 (OCES-2012) is conducted at BARC Training Schools. Table-1 lists Eligible Disciplines. Table-2 lists the eligible disciplines and orientation of the training programme at each of the Training Schools along with the placement information on successful completion of training. A Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO) who scores a minimum of 50% aggregate marks on completion of the training programme is declared to have passed the course successfully. Successful TSOs will be posted as scientific officers in one of the following DAE units:
*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 Scientific Officer (TSO) to a DAE unit is done based on performance in the OCES programme.
Apart from the DAE units listed above, DAE reserves the right to place a small number of TSOs to any other unit under the Atomic Energy Commission(AEC) or the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).
Performance above a specified threshold in course work at the Training School will entitle TSOs to Post-Graduate Diploma or could earn them credits towards MTech/ MPhil/ PhD Programmes of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University.
2. Two-year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Post-Graduates for the term beginning in 2012 (DGFS-2012). Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates and Physics Post-Graduates who are selected for the BARC Training School programme and who also have secured admission for MTech/ MChemEngg in select institutes and specializations as listed in Table-3, are paid stipend and tuition fee to pursue a MTech/ MChemEngg degree while retaining their employment in DAE. After successful completion of one-year course work at the institute, fellows undertake project work, which is assigned and supervised jointly by a DAE and an institute guide. On successful completion of MTech/ MChemEngg, they are posted as Scientific Officers in DAE. On joining, they are required to first undertake a four-month Orientation Course (OCDF) at the BARC Training School. The DGFS fellows are enrolled and posted in one of the following units of DAE:
a) BARC, Mumbai b) RRCAT, Indore c) IGCAR, Kalpakkam.
Allocation of a DGFS fellow to a DAE unit is done at the beginning of the MTech/ MChemEngg programme based on Selection Interview performance.
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. 2,45,000 for OCES trainees and Rs. 5,05,000 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. 20,000 per month during the period of their training and a one-time book allowance of Rs. 5,000, (ii) Boarding and Lodging in DAE/Institute Hostel/Guest House is mandatory.
On Appointment: Appointment in DAE units shall be as a ‘Group A’ Gazetted Officer of the Government of India except in NPCIL, UCIL AND BHAVINI which are governed by the service rules of Corporations.
Appointment in all the units shall be as a Scientific Officer ‘C’ (SO/C) in the pay band – III Rs. 15,600-39,100 with 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 programme and the DGFS fellows getting three or four increments depending on their performance in MTech and four-month Orientation Course for DGFS Fellows (OCDF). Emoluments (with three increments) at the time of joining including Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance at Present Mumbai rate will be approximately Rs. 47,000/-. In addition, other Allowances are also payable such as Professional Update Allowances & Leave Travel Concession by air. A comprehensive Contributory Health Service Scheme or equivalent for employees and their dependent family members is also available at all DAE Units.
Incentive scheme : With a view to promote excellence in all activities undertaken by the department, officers are also eligible for additional incentives upto 40% of their basic pay subject to fulfillment of the targets set and their performance in the periodic appraisals carried out as per the norms.
Selection to OCES/DGFS-2012 is a two-step process: Screening to short-list candidates followed by selection 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).
1) Screening for the Engineering disciplines (codes 21-29) is based on two alternative methods: (a) Cut-off GATE Score for short-listing candidates for interview will be declared on the website whose address will be separately announced in advertisements which will appear in leading national dailies in February and March, 2012. (b) Written Test: It will be conducted in each of the seven Engineering disciplines (codes 21-27) except in Civil Engineering (Code 29). Candidates who do not opt for GATE or who do not qualify on the basis of GATE Score may take the Written Test. Travel Allowance is not paid for appearing in it. Written Test, which is likely to be online, will be held in the end of April 2012.
2) Screening for Science disciplines (codes 41-43 & 45-46) is based on two alternative methods: (a) Written Test: It is conducted in each of the above mentioned disciplines (codes 41-43 & 45-46). Travel Allowance is not paid for appearing in it. Written test is scheduled on Sunday, February 26, 2012. (b) GATE Score: In this case, merit list in each of the Science disciplines (codes 41-43 & 45-46) 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. (c) Science candidates have the option of utilizing either one or both of the screening avenues detailed above. (d) Students graduating with Masters Degree from University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences ( UM-DAE CBS) and National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) , Bhubaneswar, and whose Cumulative Grade Performance Average (CGPA) is greater than or equal to 7.5 on a scale of 10 will directly be screened into the interview stage, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements of the OCES/DGFS-2012 programme. Such candidates should forward their applications through the Directors of their institutes in the forms provided by them.
Candidates applying for Science disciplines (codes 41-43 & 45-46) may opt to appear for Written Test and also apply for selection on the basis of valid GATE Score.
Selection Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be conducted in BARC Training School, Mumbai. Outstation applicants will be paid two-way second-class sleeper train fare by shortest route or actual fare whichever is less. Probable period of selection interviews is during May-June, 2012. Names of short-listed candidates in science disciplines will be declared on this website from April 5, 2012 onwards. Short-listed candidates in Engineering disciplines, qualified on the basis of a valid GATE score will be able to choose an interview slot based on availability from April 6, 2012 onwards whereas shortlisted Engineering candidates qualified on the basis of Written Test will be able to choose an interview slot based on availability from May 16, 2012 onwards. Engineering candidates must visit the website for Engineering online applications for this purpose.
Final Selection is solely on the basis of performance in interview subject to medical fitness. This selection process would also be used for selecting candidates for research based academic programmes and for Diploma in Radiological Physics programme of HBNI. Eligibility criteria and associated details will be advertised separately.
Valid GATE score means score of GATE-2011/ GATE-2012
A. Qualifying Degrees and Other Academic Requirements for OCES/DGFS-2012
(a) For Engineering Disciplines (codes 21-29): BE/ BTech/ BSc(Engineering) with a minimum of 60%* aggregate 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 or BE/ BTech in Engineering Physics with minimum of 60%* aggregate 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%* aggregate 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. Applicants having BE/BTech (Engineering Physics) as qualifying degree with valid GATE Score in Engineering Science are also eligible.
(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%* aggregate 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 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) only in Food Technology with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks. MSc applicants should have Physics or Chemistry or Biochemistry or Agriculture Chemistry upto BSc or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of five year integrated MSc with minimum of 60%* aggregate 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 or in Biotechnology. Those having MSc with specialisation 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.
(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%* aggregate marks in MSc as well as in BSc. Those having MSc in Environmental Science are NOT eligible.
(f) For Geology Discipline (Code 45): MSc in Geology/ Applied Geology/ Applied Geochemistry with both Geology and Mathematics upto BSc. or at subsidiary and/ or ancillary level in case of five year integrated MSc, with minimum of 60%* aggregate 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 ‘Geology and Geophysics’.
(g) For Geophysics Discipline (Code 46): MSc in Geophysics/ Applied Geophysics with Mathematics up to BSc. or at subsidiary and/ or ancillary level in case of five year integrated MSc, with minimum of 60%* aggregate 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 ‘Geology and Geophysics’.
(h) Those having MSc (by research) or PhD are not eligible.
*A minimum of 60% marks means the marks as per the ordinance of the respective university.
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/ MChemEngg starting in the academic year 2012 in Institutes in specializations listed in Table-3. Confirmation of MTech/ MChemEngg admission should be communicated by July 5, 2012, failing which offer of DGFS will be withdrawn retaining their options for OCES schemes if any. DGFS is offered only to the most meritorious candidates as per Selection Interview performance.
a) General Category – 26 years, b) OBC-29 years, c) SC/ST–31 years, d) Dependents of those who died in the riots of 1984 (Dep1984) -31 years, e) Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State from 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989 (Dom Kashmir) –31 years.
Physically Challenged persons of all categories are eligible for age relaxation of 10 years.
D. Nationality: Applicant must be a citizen of India.
E. Applicant working in Central/ State Government Units/ PSUs/ Aided Institutions should apply through proper channel.
F. Application Fee:
A non-refundable application-processing fee of Rs. 250 ( Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty) is chargeable from the applicants in General and OBC categories. Women candidates and the candidates belonging to SC/ST and Dependents of Defence Personnel Killed in Action (DODPKIA) and physically challenged candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.
Candidates, whose final results are awaited and/ or are appearing for GATE in 2012, but are otherwise eligible, can also apply. If selected, the mark-sheet of final result should be submitted by November 30, 2012 in case of OCES and as per the requirement of the concerned Institutes in case of DGFS.
a) Science candidates are required to visit this website to submit their applications. Candidates may download the three fold challan from the website and make the payment of Application Processing Fee in any branch of the State Bank of India. After making the payment and getting the UNIQUE TRANSACTION NUMBER, the candidate has to enter the said number as response to the relevant query in the online application form.
b) Engineering candidates are required to visit the website whose address will be announced separately in future advertisements to appear in leading national dailies in the months of February and March 2012, for Online Applications. Instructions for payment of Application Fee for such candidates, will be specified on the website. A link to this website will also be provided on the website http://oces.hbni.ac.in
Note: Candidates who have paid application fee at a branch of State Bank of India must produce original challan at the time of Selection 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-2. Choices for DGFS are indicated by DGFS followed by name of the unit where MTech/ MChemEngg 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 seats
(iii) Choices given for those schemes, which are not applicable as per Table-2, 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 5, 2012.
*Related degree disciplines such as Electronics & Communication, Electronics and Controls are also admissible.
† The candidates belonging to Physics discipline selected for the Training School at IGCAR will be allotted Reactor Physics (RP) or Material Science (MS) stream in the Training School based on merit. ‡ The candidates belonging to Chemistry discipline selected for the Training School at IGCAR will pursue Nuclear Fuel Cycle Chemistry in the Training School.
Research & Development , Engineering and Operation & Maintenance related to Broad based Nuclear Science & Technology
Mainly in BARC
IGCAR, Kalpakkam(Since 2006)
21, 22, 25, 27, 41 & 42
R&D and Engineering related to Fast Breeder Reactors
Mainly in IGCAR
RRCAT, Indore (Since 2000)
24, 25 & 41
R&D and Engineering related to lasers, accelerators, plasma physics, cryogenics and superconductivity
Mainly in RRCAT
NFC-HWB, Hyderabad (Since 2001)
21, 22, 24, 25 & 27
Operation & Maintenance and Engineering related to Nuclear Fuel Facilities & production plants
Mainly in NFC & HWB
AMD, Hyderabad (Since 2010)
Exploration Techniques for Uranium and other Atomic Minerals and related R&D activities
Mainly in AMD
* Some trainee officers may be placed in Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited. # DAE reserves the right to place a small number of TSOs to any other unit under the Atomic Energy Commission apart from those listed above.
Reliability Engineering, Systems & Control Engineering, Energy Systems
BE (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Chemical)
B, D, Kh, R
Power/ Communication/ Control Engg, Integrated Electronics & Circuits
BE (Electrical/ Electronics)
BE (Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation)
Computer Science, Engineering & Technology
BE (Computer/ Electrical/ Electronics)
All but Rkl, Var, ICT
Applied Optics, Lasers & Optoelectronics
BE (Electronics/ Optoelectronics) MSc (Physics/ Applied Physics)
Nuclear Engineering & Technology
BE (Mechanical/ Chemical/ Electrical/ Electronics)
Solid State Materials/ Electronic Materials
BE (Electrical/ Electronics) MSc (Physics/ Applied Physics)
Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering
Rkl & Var
** Institutes where specified MTech/ MChemEngg courses are offered under this scheme: B = IIT Bombay; D = IIT Delhi; K = IIT Kanpur; Kh = IIT Kharagpur; M = IIT Madras; R = IIT Roorkee; Rkl = NIT Rourkela; Var = IT-BHU; Varanasi; Institute of Chemical Technology, ICT, Mumbai. Number of DGFS Fellows selected in each approved MTech/ MChemEngg Specialization at the Institute under the DGFS will depend upon the requirements of DAE.