RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICS (Dip.R.P.)
Radiological Physics and Advisory Division (RP & AD) of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is conducting the Diploma in Radiological Physics (Dip. R.P.) Course since 1962. This is a post M.Sc., programme and the duration is one year. Forty nine courses have been successfully conducted by RP & AD so far. The first forty five courses were affiliated to University of Mumbai, Mumbai. Thereafter the course is conducted under the aegis of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai. HBNI is a deemed to be University (more details can be obtained at URL link: http://www.hbni.ac.in) and BARC is one of its Constituent Institutes. The current 50th course (academic year 2011-2012) is scheduled to be completed by the end of July 2012. The 51st Dip. R.P. Course is planned to commence from the first week of August 2012. It is proposed to induct a maximum of 30 candidates (25 non-sponsored + 5 sponsored) in this course. When 5 sponsored candidates are not available/not found suitable, 30
number of non-sponsored candidates may be admitted to the Dip.R.P. course.
Cancer is better managed by radiotherapy and therefore radiation physics is a dominant subject of the course. The course material covers statistics, numerical methods, basic radiation physics, interaction of radiation with matter, principles of radiation detection and measurements, radiation dosimetry and standardization, radiation biology, applications of radioisotopes in medicine, industry, agriculture and in research, radiotherapy treatment planning, transport of radioactive materials, radiation hazards, evaluation and control, radiation emergencies and management, etc. In addition, the training is supplemented by practicals and field training. The duration of field training: two weeks at BARC, two weeks each at Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) and Radiation Medicine Centre at Mumbai. The medium of instruction is English.
The basic qualification for applying to this course is M.Sc., (Phys.). The candidates should have scored minimum of 60% marks (aggregate) in both B.Sc. (Phys.) and M.Sc. (Phys.). In case of grade system, grade to percentage of marks conversion scheme obtained from University should be submitted along with the application. Those who await the final results of M.Sc. (Phys.) can also apply. Such candidates when selected should submit their final mark sheet by October 30, 2012. In addition to the above qualification, the sponsored candidates should have at least one-year working experience in a Radiotherapy Centre in India. These sponsored candidates should also submit a documentary evidence of availing personnel monitoring services from BARC.
Age limit as on August 01, 2012 for: (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 (Dep 1984) – 31 years and (e) candidates domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State from 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989 (DomKashmir) – 31 years. For Physically Challenged candidates, there is a relaxation of age by upto 10 years. The candidates with physical disabilities limited to the lower extremities, but permitting to stand and move and physically able to carry out the course requirement only will be considered. The sponsored candidates who were born on or after August 01, 1972 are also eligible to apply.
4. SELECTION PROCEDURE:
(a) A list of candidates who are eligible to participate in the CET will be short-listed based on merit and such candidates will be informed in advance. Selection of non-sponsored candidates is based on Common Entrance Test (CET) followed by an interview (only those who clear the CET will only be interviewed). The sponsored candidates will be called for the interview directly.
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