Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI)
Invites Applications from Engineering Post-Graduates (M. E. / M.
Tech./Equivalent Degree) for its Ph.D. Programme Commencing in August 2011
HBNI is a Deemed University comprising of ten institutions of the Department
of Atomic Energy (DAE) as its Constituent Institutions (CIs).
For This Scheme, The Students Will be Admitted to:
- Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai;
- Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam;
- Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata
- Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore;
- Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar.
These Centers have been in the forefront of research in
various branches of engineering viz. mechanical, chemical, metallurgical,
electrical, electronics, instrumentation, and computers. Sever al of its
state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities are unique to these
institutions. The Ph.D. programme in Engineering Sciences is extremely
challenging in view of the expanding Nuclear Power Programme of the Department
of Atomic Energy. For the motivated candidates, it offers considerable scope to
realize their potential while simultaneously contributing to the important task
of nation building in this highly specialized area.
DGFS -PhD Fellowships:
Applications are hereby invited from Engineering post-graduates for the award of
fellowships under the DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Ph.D. (DGFS-Ph.D.) for
pursuing research in an Engineering discipline leading to the award of Ph.D.
degree of HBNI. The terms and conditions of the Fellowships are:
1. The DGFS-PhD Fellowship is tenable for three years for doing Ph.D. in an
Engineering discipline in one of the four R&D centres listed above.
2. The amount of Fellowship payable under the scheme is
Rs.24000/- per month besides house rent allowance and medical benefits as per
3. The selected Fellows will carry out research under the
joint supervision of two guides, one having strength in basic research and the
other in technology development.
4. After the award of the Ph.D., the DGFS-Ph.D. fellows will
have the option to appear for selection under K.S.Krishnan Research
Associateship (KSKRA) programme without going through further process of
screening. KSKRAs are selected every year and paid a stipend of Rs.26,000/- +
benefits for a maximum period of 2 years. Anytime during the 2nd year of
associateship, subject to satisfactory performance, the KSKRAs will be absorbed
in one of the R&D centres of DAE as above and appointed in the Grade Scientific
Eligibility for HNI DGFS Ph.D:
a. Qualifying Degree and other academic qualifications: Candidates should
possess M.E. / M.Tech. or equivalent degree in Mechanical/ Chemical/
Metallurgical /Nuclear/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation or Computer
engineering disciplines with minimum 60% Marks in B. E. /B. Tech. and minimum of
60% marks in M. E. / M. Tech. or equivalent degree as per the Ordinance of the
respective degree awarding University OR equivalent CGPI (converted to % Marks
by multiplying with 100/x if the CGPA is on x points scale).
b. Age limit: The candidates desirous of availing DGFS-Ph.D.
Fellowship should have been born on or after August 1, 1983. Age limit is
relaxable by three years for OBC and by five years for SC/ST applicants. The age
limit for the candidates working as faculty in Engineering Colleges desirous of
doing Ph.D. without the fellowship grant is 40 years.
c. Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen.
Selection Process for HNI DGFS Ph.D:
Applicants who fulfill the above mentioned eligibility criteria, and whose
M.Tech. project is of relevance to DAE, sh all be called to BARC, Mumbai in July
2011 for a written screening test followed by interview of selected number of
candidates based on the merit in the screening test. The candidates should be
prepared for a 10 minutes presentation on their research interest. Outstation
applicants called for interview will be paid, after their interview, to and fro
sleeper class train fare by shortest route, or actual fare, whichever is less.
How To Apply for HNI DGFS Ph.D:
On one copy of the accompanying application form, affix a passport size photo,
sign across and, along with attested copies of documents mentioned in the
application, and one additional photo, mail to:
HBNI-DGFS-Ph.D. Programme-August 2011 (Engineering Post-graduates) Applicants
are advised to mail only by registered or speed post services and to preserve
the receipt for future reference.
Last Date for Receipt of Applications:
June 30, 2011