BARC Fellowship Scheme

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Bhabha Atomic Research Centre: Division of Human Resource Development (HRDD), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) invites applications for admission to the DAE Doctoral Fellowship Scheme (DDFS) formerly known as DGFS- Ph.D. by Engineering postgraduates (ME / MTech / Equivalent Degree). Starting in August 2021, the candidates will pursue a Ph.D. under the aegis of the Deemed to be University Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI).

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Fellowship Scheme 2021

The students selected will be admitted to one of the following HBNI Constituent Institutions:

  • Atomic Research Centre Bhabha (BARC), Mumbai;
  • Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) of Indira Gandhi, Kalpakkam;
  • Plasma Research Institute (IPR), Gandhinagar;
  • Cyclotron Centre for Variable Energy (VECC), Kolkata.

Fellowship Benefits: Fellowships under the DAE Doctoral Fellowship will be awarded to selected candidates.

Fellowship Scheme (DDFS) under the aegis of HBNI for the pursuit of a Ph.D. In addition to the house rent allowance and medical benefits under the rules, the amount of fellowship payable under the scheme is Rs.60,000/-pm (Rupees Sixty Thousand Only). For all expenses connected to the Ph.D. issue, an annual contingency grant of Rs. 40,000 is also available.

Main Dates:

  • Online Application Platform launch, 01 February 2021
  • Last online application date-February 28, 2021
  • The Admit Cards download from March 04, 2021, onwards
  • The 21 March 2021 Screening Test (Tentative)

Eligibility Conditions: Candidates should have a ME/MTech or equivalent postgraduate degree in Chemistry, Computer, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Mechanical, Metallurgical/Materials, Nuclear Engineering with a minimum of 60% Marks. In addition to this, the student should have B marks of 60 percent. E. /B. Technology. Or any other degree deemed to be considered for M.E. / M.Tech, M.Tech. Uh. Program. According to the order of the respective degree awarding institution, the qualifying 60 percent marks should be OR equal to the cumulative grade point average CGPA (converted to percent marks by multiplying by 100/x if the CGPA is on the scale of x points).

Age limit: Applicants who wish to take advantage of the DDFS fellowship should have been born on or after 1 August 1993. For OBC (born on or after August 1, 1990), the age limit can be relaxed by three years and for SC/ST applicants by five years (born on or after August 1, 1988).

Persons with disabilities (PWD) in all types are eligible for a further 10-year age relaxation (born on or after 1 August 1983, for General category-PWD, born on or after 1 August 1980, for OBC-PWD & born on or after 1 August 1978, for SC/ST-PWD) The age limit for candidates working as faculty in engineering colleges who wish to obtain a Ph.D. without a fellowship grant is 40 years.

Selection Process: Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements listed above will appear in a written screening test to be held on March 21, 2021, at multiple centers across India (Tentative). Applicants will be shortlisted for screening interviews based on screening test results as well as past academic records. The final selection in the interview will be based on results.

Official Website: A 10-minute overview of their research priorities should be planned for the candidates. Outstation applicants demanded to be interviewed would be charged to and fro III A-C train fare by the shortest route or actual fare, whichever is less, for the production of tickets.

Applicants should refer to the official website at for more information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and other details.

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