BARC Training Schools provide two schemes of training to deserving candidates ambitious of pursuing a rewarding career in Nuclear Engineering and Technology. They are respectively called Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post-Graduates (OCES) and DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Post-Graduates (DGFS).
1. One-year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post-Graduates for the year 2013-2014 (OCES-2013) will be conducted at BARC Training Schools situated at Mumbai, Kalpakkam, Indore and Hyderabad. Table-1 lists Eligible Disciplines. Table-2 lists the eligible disciplines and orientation of the training program at each of the Training Schools alongwith 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 program is declared to have passed the course successfully. Successful TSOs will be posted as Scientific Officers in one of the following DAE units:
- Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai*
- Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
- Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore
- Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata
- Heavy Water Board (HWB), Mumbai*
- Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad*
- Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Mumbai*
- Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), Mumbai*
- Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI), Kalpakkam*
- Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL), Jaduguda*
- Atomic Minerals Directorate of Exploration & Research (AMD), Hyderabad*
*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.
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. Allocation of a successful OCES TSO to a DAE unit is done based on performance in the OCES program. 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 a Post-Graduate Diploma or could earn them credits towards MTech/ MPhil/ PhD Programs of the 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 session beginning in July/August 2013 (DGFS-2013). Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates and Physics Post-Graduates who are selected for the BARC Training School program 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 by DAE 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, Mumbai. The DGFS fellows are enrolled and posted in one of the following units of DAE:
a) BARC, Mumbai b) IGCAR, Kalpakkam c) RRCAT, Indore.
Allocation of a DGFS fellow to a DAE unit is done at the beginning of the MTech/ MChemEngg program based on Selection Interview performance.
Stipend and Allowances during Training: OCES Trainee Scientific Officers 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.
Boarding and Lodging in DAE/DGFS Institute Hostel/Guest House is mandatory during training.
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.
#: Candidates having degree in " Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering" will have the option of taking GATE or Online Exam in either of the disciplines, Electronics or Instrumentation, and if called for Interview they will be interviewed by the committee relevant to this opted discipline.