BARC OCES 2021, DGFS 2021 Recruitment of Scientific Officers in Department of Atomic Energy

Recruitment of Scientific Officers in the Department of Atomic Energy (Group-A Post of Government of India) through the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Training Schools

BARC Training Schools to offer two Training Schemes to deserving candidates ambitious of pursuing a rewarding career in Nuclear Science, Engineering and Technology.

A Gateway to career opportunity in the Department of Atomic Energy through Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Training School and its affiliates. If you are an Engineering Graduate or a Science Post-Graduate having minimum 60% marks. DAE offers you an opportunity to appear for Selection Process for admission to its training programmes.

One-Year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post-Graduates (OCES) at BARC Training School and its affiliates, and Two-Year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme (DGFS) for joining M.Tech. in specific specializations at various Indian Institutes of Technology.

Most Important Dates:
Commencement of Online Application Process for OCES/ DGFS-2021: 12th July, 2021
Last Date for Registration for Online Application: 7th August, 2021
Last Date for Submission of Online Application:  9th August, 2021
Download of Admit Card for Online Examination:
Online Examination: 5th – 12th September, 2021
Last date for candidates to upload their GATE score:
Display of List of candidates short-listed for Interview on Online Application Portal: 21st September, 2021
Availability based option on Online Application Portal to select Interview Slot for qualified candidates: 24th – 28th September, 2021
Selection Interviews: 4th – 29th October, 2021
Display of List of Candidates finally selected for OCES-2021 on Online Application Portal: Second week of November, 2021
Last Date for Selected OCES-2021 Candidates desirous of DGFS to give details of M.Tech/ M.Chem.Engg. admission in a DGFS institute: Third week of November, 2021
Declaration of List of Applicants Selected for DGFS-2021 on Online Application Portal: 30th November, 2021

Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates (OCES)

One-year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates for the academic year 2021-2022 (OCES-2021) will be conducted at the five BARC Training Schools situated at Mumbai, Kalpakkam, Indore and Hyderabad.

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. ON Successful completion of the Training Schemes, Trainee Scientific Officers will be posted as Scientific Officer ‘C’ in one of the following DAE units with attractive career progression opportunities up to the highest echelons.

a. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai
b. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
c. Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore
d. Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata
e. Heavy Water Board (HWB), Mumbai
f. Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad
g. Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Mumbai
h. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), Mumbai
i. Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI), Kalpakkam
j. Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL), Jaduguda
k. Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration & Research (AMD), Hyderabad
l. Directorate of Construction, Services & Estate Management (DCSEM), Mumbai

Appointment in all the units shall be as a Scientific Officer ‘C’ (SO/C) in the Level 10 – Rs. 56,100 of the 7th Central Pay Commission Pay Matrix

Allocation of a successful OCES TSO to a DAE unit is carried out based on the needs of DAE’s programs and the TSO’s performance in the OCES program. DAE reserves the right to place TSOs in any of its other units and the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) also.

Trainee Scientific Officers who successfully complete the Training Program and whose performance meets a minimum eligibility criterion are allowed to enroll for M.Tech./ M.Phil. in Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University. Those not desirous of pursuing M.Tech./ M.Phil. are entitled to a Post-Graduate Diploma of HBNI.

DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates (DGFS)

Two-year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates for the academic session beginning in July/ August 2021 (DGFS-2021).

Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates who have excelled in the Selection Interviews for the BARC Training Schools’ programs and who have also independently secured admission for M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. in select Institutes and specializations, are paid stipend and tuition fee to pursue a M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. degree while retaining their employment in DAE.

After successful completion of one-year course work at the Institute, DGFS Fellows undertake project work, which is assigned by DAE and supervised jointly by a DAE and an Institute guide.

On successful completion of M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. DGFS Fellows are posted as Scientific Officers in DAE. Appointment in DAE units shall be as a ‘Group A’ Gazetted Officer of the Government of India.

On joining, candidates are required to first undertake a four-month Orientation Course for DGFS Fellows (OCDF) at the BARC Training School, Mumbai.

The DGFS fellows are enrolled and posted in one of the following units of DAE: BARC, Mumbai; and IGCAR, Kalpakkam.

Stipend and Allowances during Training: OCES TSOs and DGFS Fellows are paid a stipend of Rs. 55,000 per month during the period of their Training and a onetime book allowance of Rs. 18,000. DGFS Fellows are reimbursed the tuition fee for M.Tech./ M.Chem.Engg. and are additionally paid a one-time Contingency Grant of Rs. 25,000 to meet M.Tech./ M.Chem.Engg. project related expenses.

Selection Process: Selection to OCES and DGFS 2021 is a two-step process; Screening to short-list candidates followed by Selection Interviews of the short-listed candidates.

Screening for Selection Interviews is based on two alternative methods as 1) On the basis of Online Examination or 2) On the basis of GATE score. At the time of application, candidates can choose any one or both of the above screening options.

Note: Candidates applying for OCES/ DGFS-2021 may also be considered for direct recruitment in Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. (ECIL).

Age Limit as on August 1, 2021: General Category – 26 years, OBC – 29 years, SC/ST – 31 years

Qualifying Degrees and Other Academic Requirements for OCES/ DGFS 2021: To get detail information on Qualifying Degrees and Other Academic Requirements please go through official recruitment page.

OCES 2021 Eligibility Disciplines:

OCES 2021 Training School and Training Scheme Options:

DGFS 2021 Admissible Disciplines and DGFS Institutes:

Application Fee [Online Mode]: Rs. 500/- plus applicable bank charges) for male applicants belonging to General and OBC categories

How to Apply: Interested candidates are suggested to apply online through official website at

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