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September 11, 2003 13:26 IST

Dr K S Krishnan Research Associateship 

The Department of Atomic Energy's Board for Research in Nuclear Sciences invites applications for its prestigious scheme.

A brief note on the Board Of Research In Nuclear Sciences: The Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences is an advisory body to recommend financial assistance to universities/ institutions/ laboratories with the objective to encourage and promote scientific research in areas of relevance to the mandate of the Department of Atomic Energy. BRNS plays a vital role in strengthening collaboration with educational institutions/ universities to meet the DAE's scientific and the technological needs. The DAE's main mandate is the production of safe and economical nuclear power, using indigenous uranium and thorium resources.

The Dr K S Krishnan Research Associateship: Under this scheme up to 20 Research Associates are inducted every year with the possibility of some of them getting absorbed in one of the DAE's R&D organisations against regular vacancies based on their performance and evaluation during the period of their associateship. The associateships are available in the following broad disciplines.

Subject                                    Subject Code Number


Chemical Engineering                               01

Computer Engineering                              02

Electrical Engineering                               03

Electronics Engineering                            04

Mechanical Engineering                            05

Metallurgical Engineering                          06

Structural Engineering                               07


Physical sciences                                     08

Chemical sciences                                    09

Radiation sciences                                    10

Environmental Sciences                             11

Life sciences                                             12

Medical sciences                                       13

Agricultural sciences                                  14

Electronics Science                                   15

Materials Science                                      16


Minimum educational qualification and experience: All candidates must have an excellent academic record throughout their career with a First Class at the Bachelor's or Master's level. The essential qualification is either:

Masters degree in Engineering with 2 years Research & Development experience after obtaining the Master's degree (candidates must provide a list of publications in support of their R&D experience)


PhD in Science/ Engineering. Those who have submitted the doctoral thesis may also apply.

Age: Not more than 30 years as on 1st January in the year of the application. The age criterion is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ ST candidates and 3 years for OBC candidates. The SC/ ST/ OBC certificate should be as per the prescribed format.

Nationality: Indian.

Appointment, Placement And Career Development

Selection will be done by Committees appointed by BRNS. The candidates selected for the award would be appointed as Research Associates for an initial period of one year. Based on their actual performance, they may be permitted to continue their associateship for the second year. Associates will be paid a consolidated sum of Rs 12,000 per month. In addition Rs.10,000 per year will be paid as Educational Material Allowance. Associates will be provided hostel accommodation, medical benefits and casual leave.

During the period of associateship the concerned DAE unit, where they are working will evaluate their performance and if found suitable, recommend them for an appropriate position in the DAE. Absorption will be subject to concurrence of an appropriate DAE selection committee based on an interview and availability of vacancies.

Appointment will be in the pay scale of Scientific Officer/Engineer-D (Rs10,000-325-15,200). Award of additional increments is also possible. Exceptionally brilliant candidates with excellent track record in advanced technologies of relevance to DAE and having a PhD may be considered for the higher pay scale of Scientific Officer/Engineer-E (Rs12,000-375-16,500). Total emoluments at the minimum of the pay scale as on 01.01.2003 inclusive of City Compensatory, House Rent and Transport Allowances (if applicable) in a Class-A city are Rs 20,250 for Scientific Officer/Engineer-D and Rs 24,050 for Scientific Officer/Engineer-E.

Associates will be given the opportunity to work on programmes relevant to the DAE mandate in one of the following advanced research centres:

1. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai.

2. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam.

3. Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore.

4. Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Calcutta.


a. The application should be preferably typewritten on a plain paper as per the pro forma for only one of the subjects listed above. Multiple applications received would be rejected.

b. Attach only the photocopies of the following documents or certificates duly attested by a Gazetted Officer/ Head of the Institute (Do not enclose original certificates).

All degree certificates and mark sheets starting with the eligibility qualification certificate.

Proof of date of birth: for instance, CBSE/ HSC/ SSC/ Matriculation certificate.

SC/ST/OBC certificate, if applicable, as per the prescribed format.

c. Enclose a 5"x7" self-addressed envelope affixed with Rs 5 stamps.

d. Affix one passport size photograph on the top right corner of the application and enclose one spare photograph inside the envelope indicated at 'c' above. Append your signatures across both the photographs.

e. Postal Order/Demand Draft of Rs 100 as application fee drawn in favour of Accounts Officer, BARC payable at Mumbai. SC/ST and Dependents of Defence Personnel Killed In Action are exempted.

f. Persons working under the Central/ State Government/ Public Sector Undertakings should submit their application through proper channel.

g. Send application by Registered Post with Acknowledgement Due Card to the Deputy Establishment Officer (R-IV), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, 4th floor, Central Complex, Trombay, Mumbai 400085.

h. On the left hand corner of envelope please clearly mark your Subject Code Number and inscribe KSKRA with application due date.

i. Applications will be received throughout the year. Selection interviews will be held twice every year.

j. Applicants who submit their applications by 31st March will be called for interview in June and those who submit their applications by 30th September will be called for interview in December of the same year.

Selection Procedure

Applications will be screened and candidates found suitable will be called to appear for an interview in Mumbai. Preference will be given to those candidates whose research interest and work experience has relevance to the mandate of DAE. Outstation candidates will be paid sleeper class (ordinary) train fare or actual fare, whichever is less. Candidates are advised to come prepared to stay in Mumbai for 2 to 3 days as a few short listed candidates will be asked to undergo a medical examination on the day following the interview. Final selection will be made from among the short listed candidates found medically fit.

Last date for receipt of applications: September 30, 2003

For latest information please visit BARC website:


1. Subject & Subject Code Number

2. Full name in capital letters (underline the portion of name you are generally known by)

3. Nationality

4. a. Date of birth (DD-MM-YYYY)

b. Sex: Male/Female

c. Marital Status: 

5. Postal address including telephone, fax numbers and email address should be written very clearly and legibly

6. Whether belong to SC/ST/OBC: YES/ NO (If answer is 'yes', please attach a copy of the relevant document)

7. Name and address of two referees who are familiar with the work done by the candidate.

8. DD No, name and branch of the bank/Postal Order number.

9. a. Whether applied earlier for KSKRA: YES/ NO

b. If answer for 9.a is 'Yes', give Date of Application:

10. Declaration: I hereby declare that all the statements made in the application are true to the best of my knowledge and belief and I am also aware that my application is liable to be rejected, if the information given above is incomplete or found to be incorrect.


Signature of the candidate



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