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OCES-2008 and DGFS-2008: DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY (DAE)

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Would you like to subscribe through facebook DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY (DAE) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Training Schools invites Engineering Graduates and Science Post-Graduates -Who like challenges in frontline science and technology -Who like to be part of expanding programme of nuclear reactors, accelerators and fuel cycle technologies -Who enjoy pursuing innovative research in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, or Biosciences to apply to its Training Programmes OCES-2008 and DGFS-2008.

OCES-2008 and DGFS-2008

On successful completion of training, you will be appointed as Scientific Officer in any of the DAE units with opportunities for attractive career progression up to the highest echelons. Successful completion of course work at the Training School will entitle trainees to Post-Graduate Diploma and also earn them credits towards MTech/ MPhil/ PhD of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University, provided their performance is above a specified threshold.

OCES-2008: One year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post-Graduates starting in September 2008 at BARC Training Schools at:

BARC, MUMBAI; IGCAR, KALPAKKAM; NFC, HYDERABAD, RRCAT, INDORE; NUCLEAR TRAINING CENTRES AT KAIGA, KALPAKKAM, KUDANKULUM, RAWATBHATA AND TARAPUR.

Successful completion of course work at the Training School will entitle trainees to Post-Graduate Diploma and also earn them credits towards M.Tech/ M.Phil/Ph.D of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to the University, provided their performance is above a specified threshold.

DGFS-2008: Two-year DAE Graduate Fellowhip Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Post-Graduates in Physics for Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee. DGFS fellows will get opportunities for pursuing Ph.D through HBNI. For online applicatoin an dlinks to website of DAE Units, Visit: http://www.hrdbarc.gov.in/

TRAINING SCHEMES and EMPLOYMENT DESCRIPTION

1. One year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post-Graduates for the year 2008-2009 (OCES-2008) conducted at the Training School of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre 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 at the completion of 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) Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL), Hyderabad * g) Heavy Water Board (HWB), Mumbai* h) Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam i) Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad j) Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd(NPCIL), Mumbai*k) 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 and also earn them credits towards MTech/ MPhil/ PhD of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University, provided their performance is above a specified threshold.

2.Two-year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics post-graduates for the term beginning in 2008 (DGFS-2008) 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 (2008-2010) in an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in specializations specified in Table-4(visit website), are paid stipend and tuition fee to study for MTech degree. After successful completion of one-year course work at IIT, the 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 BARC, 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) ECIL, Hyderabad d) IGCAR, Kalpakkam e) 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/- together with tuition fees 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, ECIL 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 except ECIL shall be as a Scientific Officer (C) in the pay scale Rs.8000-275-13500 whereas the appointment in ECIL shall be as a Technical Officer in pay scale Rs.8600-250-14600. Appointment will be at the beginning of the pay scale with OCES trainees getting three or four increments depending on their performance during the OCES programme and the DGFS fellows getting four or five increments depending on their performance in MTech and four-month Orientation Course. Emoluments (with four increments) at the time of joining including Dearness Allowance at the present rate will be approximately Rs.19,200/-. In addition, other Allowances are also payable such as House Rent, City Compensatory, Professional Update and Leave Travel Concession. Emoluments are likely to increase in view of Sixth Pay Commission recommendations. A comprehensive Contributory Health Service Scheme for employees and their dependent family members is also available at all DAE Units. TOP

SELECTION PROCESSSelection 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(refer website). 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 done by two alternative methods:a) GATE Score:Cut-off GATE Score for short-listing candidates for interview is decided after the last date of receipt of applications. b) Written Test: It is conducted in each of the seven Engineering disciplines (codes 21-27). Travel Allowance is not paid for appearing in it. The details of Written test, scheduled on Sunday, May 25, 2008; will be announced later. 2. Screening for the Science disciplines (codes 41-43) is done by 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 on Sunday, February 24, 2008. Syllabus of each Written Test discipline is as follows: Physics: Mathematics during BSc and MSc (Physics & Electronics) or equivalently BE (Engg. Physics). Chemistry: Std XII (Mathematics), Physics during BSc, and MSc (Chemistry). Biosciences: Std XII (Mathematics), BSc (Physics & Chemistry - Bio/ Agri) and MSc (all eligible Post graduate specializations mentioned in the OCES/ DGFS-2008 Advertisement). (b) GATE Score:

Here, 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 Guest House, 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 dates of selection interview are June 16, 2008 to July 11, 2008. List of short-listed candidates and Interview schedule will be declared on our website from May 20, 2008 onwards. Interview call letters will also be posted to those short-listed for interview.Final Selection is done on the basis of performance in interview subject to medical fitness.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Valid GATE score means score of GATE-2007/ GATE-2008 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, MCA, 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 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) 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. Those having M.Sc with specialization in Fisheries, Horticulture, Forestry, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Marine Biology and Home Science 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 2008 in IITs in specializations specified in Table-4. Confirmation of MTech admission should be communicated by July 10, 2008, failing which offer of DGFS will be withdrawn retaining their options for OCES schemes if any.

C. Age Limit (Age as on September 1, 2008): a) General Category-26 Years, b) OBC-29 Years c) SC/ST-31 Years, d) Those displaced during riots of 1984 - 31 Years. Physically Challenged 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 channelThose, whose final results for qualifying degree are awaited and/or are appearing for GATE in 2008, but are otherwise eligible, can also apply. If selected for OCES, the mark-sheet of final result should be submitted by November 30, 2008. If selected for DGFS, the mark-sheet of final result should be submitted as per the requirement of the concerned IIT.

Department of Atomic Energy , India The DAE Units where the successful trainees are likely to be posted are listed below:Atomic Minerals Directorate of Research and Exploration (AMD), Hyderabad; Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai; Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (BHAVINI), Kalpakkam; Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Mumbai; Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore; Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Hyderabad; Heavy Water Board (HWB), Mumbai; Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam; Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad; Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Kaiga, Kalpakkam, Kudankulam, Rawatbhata and Tarapur; Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata.

HOW TO APPLY

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

(1) Application by Post: Download Postal Application Form from website. Fill the form in duplicate and mail both the copies along with one set of enclosures and Demand Draft (for application fee) on or before the specified date as given in the table of Important Dates on the address given in the Application Form. One copy will be returned to the applicant indicating Application Number. This should be brought along for appearing in Written Test and/ or Interview. Detailed advertisement is published in Employment News in the first week of December 2007.

(2) Online Application: The online application is accessible by clicking on the icon Online Application Form. Follow the instructions below for submitting online application.

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/Physically Challenged 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 . It is suggested that applicants should keep details of demand draft ready with them before accessing the application form online.

 

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 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 given for OCES) if information about MTech admission, with specialization mentioned, is not submitted by July 10, 2008. (v) Option of RSE is available only to those Physics and Chemistry discipline applicants who fulfill the eligibility criteria for RSE. (vi) OCES/DGFS applicants in Science Disciplines who are applying before Jan 20, 2008 for appearing in the Written Test and are desirous of submitting GATE-2008 score should mail a photocopy of the GATE Score by April 10, 2008 indicating their OCES/DGFS-2008 Application Number. As a better alternative both Mode-1 & Mode-2 applicants are advised to enter their GATE score online through website by April 15, 2008. (vii) All Engineering discipline applicants appearing in GATE-2008 should apply after declaration of GATE-2008 result.

 

INSTRUCTIONS for SUBMITTING ONLINE APPLICATIONFill the online application form and click the Submit button. Once the form is submitted, you will not get chance to revert. After successful submission, you will be presented with a Net-Form bearing an Application Number. Take a print out of the 'Net-Form' on an A4 size (8.3"x11.7") paper and make a photocopy. Paste a photograph both on original and on the photocopy and sign across it. Ensure to put your signature also in space provided under the title 'Declaration'. Mail the Original Application Form at the address provided on the Net-Form along with the enclosures within 5 days of submission through Net. On-Line application becomes valid only on receipt of the signed Net-Form along with all relevant enclosures. Receipt will be acknowledged only through this website. Retain the photocopy of the Net-Form for bringing along while appearing for Written Test and/ or Interview.

Important Instructions for printing the Net-Form: Care has been taken to accommodate Net-form in a single page of printout under normal circumstances. But it is advisable on part of the candidate to verify if the printout comes on a single page by checking print preview of the Net-form. (Feature available in Netscape Navigator 4 onwards and IE 5.5 onwards) Print only on A4 sized paper in Portrait layout Keep margin as follows Top & Right: 0.75 Inch Bottom & Left: 0.75 Inch

If you are using -

i. Internet Explorer, Set "Text Size" to medium in "View" menu bar

ii. Netscape Navigator, take care that the font-size is not too large. The status of your application is posted on the Status Page accessible by clicking on the icon Status If you could not print your Net-Form in the first attempt, you can Re-Order and Print the Net-Form any number of times through the Status Page. Do not submit/apply in duplicate.

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Written Test on Sunday February 24, 2008

Engineering Disciplines (codes 21-29):

1. Last date of application on the basis of GATE Score 10.4.2008(Postal) and 15.4.2008 (Online)2. Last date of posting of application for those opting for Written Test in 7 Engineering Disciplines: To be announced later

3. Science Disciplines (codes 41-43): Last date of posting of application for those opting for written test in Science Disciplines 15.1.2008(Postal) and 20.1.2008 (Online)

4. Last date of submission of GATE Score 10.4.2008(postal) and 15.4.2008 (online)

5. Last date of posting of application for those not opting for written test 10.4.2007(Postal) and 15.4.2007 (Online)

6. All disciplines: Interview schedule to be displayed on website 20.5.2008 onwards.

For further information visit :www.hrdbarc.gov.in

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