This blog article quotes relevant information from above notification to help you apply for BARC OCES DGFS program.
But before that let us know about BARC as an organisation briefly.
Bhabha Atomic Research Center (was previously known as Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay) on January 3, 1954. It is India's primary nuclear research organisation and has a number of nuclear reactors, all of which are used for India's nuclear power and research programs. BARC also conducts research in biotechnology and has developed numerous disease resistant and high-yielding crop varieties.
What is BARC OCES program:
BARC OCES (Orientation Course for Engineers and Scientists) is a one year training program for graduates in Engineering or post-graduates in Science. On successful completion of the training, the trainees are posted as scientific officers in one of the following DAE units:
Atomic Minerals Directorate of Exploration & Research (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
Heavy Water Board (HWB), Mumbai
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad
Uranium Corporation of India Ltd(UCIL), Jaduguda
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), Mumbai
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata.
The list of eight Engineering disciplines for BARC OCES is Chemical, Civil, Computers, Electrical, Electronics (also Electronics & Communication, Electronics and Controls), Instrumentation, Mechanical and Metallurgy. While the six BARC OCES Science subjects are: Physics, Chemistry, Biosciences, Radiological Safety Engineering (RSE), Geology and Geophysics.
What is BARC DGFS program:
BARC DGFS (DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme) is actually a Fellowship Scheme for those who secure admission in select institutes on their own (based on valid GATE score) for following disciplines:
Mechanical Engineering, Cryogenic, Chemical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Nuclear Hydrology, Nuclear Hydrology, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science/ Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Systems & Control Engineering, Energy Systems, Power/ Communication/ Control Engg, Integrated Electronics & Circuits, Instrumentation, Computer Science, Engineering & Technology, Applied Optics, Lasers & Optoelectronics, Nuclear Engineering & Technology, Solid State Materials/ Electronic Materials, Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering.
You have to take admissions only on the prescribed institutes (mostly IITs and few NITs) and also prescribed Pre-M Tech qualifications, list of which can be found in "Table-3" in page-12 of the Notification
DGFS are paid stipend and tuition fee to pursue M.Tech course. After successful completion of one-year course work at select institutes, the fellows undertake project work, which is assigned and supervised jointly by a DAE and an institute guide. On successful completion of M.Tech, they are posted as Scientific Officers in BARC, Mumbai or RRCAT, Indore or IGCAR, Kalpakkam..
Salaries for BARC OCES/DGFS:
OCES trainees 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.
On successful completion of the training, they are posted as Scientific Officer (C) in the pay band Rs 15,600-39,100 with grade pay of Rs 5,400. Monthly salary (with three increments) at the time of joining is approximately Rs 52,000.
BARC OCES/DGFS Eligibilities:
Age Eligibility: (as on August 1, 2013)
Max 26 years.
You need to be a B E/ B Tech/ B Sc (Engineering) with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks or AMIE/AIETE with minimum of 60% aggregate marks in Part A and Part B individually, in any of the engineering disciplines mentioned in table: "Table-1: Eligible Disciplines" in page: 10 of the notification.
BARC OCES/DGFS Selection process:
Selection process for OCES/DGFS consists of short listing of candidates followed by interview. The short listing is based on two alternative methods:
i) BARC Written Test or
ii) GATE score.
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. You can find more info on the selection process for BARC OCES/DGFS in page-6 of the notification.
Important dates for BARC OCES/DGFS 2013:
Engineering Disciplines (codes 21-29):
Release of link for online application and other information: 1st week of March,2013
Last date for online application 31.3.2013
List of candidates short-listed on the basis of GATE score to be displayed on website: 2nd week of April,2013
Availability based option to select Interview Slot for GATE qualified candidates: 2nd week of April,2013 onwards
Online Test for Engineering Disciplines (except Civil Engg): Last Week of April, 2013
List of candidates short-listed on the basis of Engineering Online Test to be displayed on website: 2nd week of May, 2013
Availability based option to select Interview Slot for Online Test qualified candidates:2nd week of May, 2013 onwards
Science Disciplines (codes 41-43 & 45-46):
Last date of receipt of application for those opting for Written Test in Science Disciplines: 20.1.2013
Written Test for Science Disciplines: 24.2.2013
Last date of receipt of application for those applying solely on the basis of GATE Score: 31.3.2013
Last date for submission of GATE score for candidates who appeared for Written Test: 31.3.2013
List of candidates short-listed on the basis of Written Test or GATE score to be displayed on website: 2nd week of April, 2013
Interview Schedule to be displayed on website:2nd week of April,2013