Dr.K.S.Krishnan Research Associateship (KSKRA) 2010 in Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences in India

Dr.K.S.Krishnan Research Associateship (KSKRA) 2010 in Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences in India

About BRNS:
Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) 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 (DAE). BRNS plays a vital role in strengthening collaboration with educational institutions/ universities to meet the scientific and the technological needs of the Department. Main mandate of DAE is the production of safe and economical nuclear power, using indigenous uranium and thorium resources. Towards this end, it is involved in developing, in stages, pressurized heavy water reactors, fast breeder reactors, and advanced thorium reactors with associated fuel cycle systems. It builds research reactors for production of radioisotopes and carries out programmes on isotope and radiation technology applications in medicine and agriculture and industry. It develops advanced technology in areas like accelerators, lasers, control and instrumentation, computers, biotechnology, information technology, materials technology etc., and also encourages technology transfers to other users and industry. It supports basic research in nuclear energy and related frontier areas of science.

DAE strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply Research Associates selected under the prestigious KSKRA programme are given an opportunity to work on R&D programmes of national importance relevant to the DAE mandate in one of the following advanced research centres of the Department:
1. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai.
2. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam.
3. Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore.
4. Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata.
5. Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Mumbai.

Eligibility Criteria:
A) Minimum Educational Qualification and Experience:
i) For Engineers: Ph.D. degree in Engineering (Those who have submitted thesis for Ph.D. may also apply) or Master’s degree in Engineering (M.Tech./ M.E./M.S.) with a minimum of 2-year R&D experience after obtaining M.Tech./M.E./M.S. degree.
ii) For Scientists: Ph.D. degree in Science (Those who have submitted Ph.D. thesis may also apply).
All candidates must have a First Class at either Masters or Bachelors level.
All candidates must provide a list of publications in support of their R&D experience.
B) Nationality/Age: Indian nationals who are not more than 32 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. Physically challenge persons are eligible for age relaxation of 5 years.

Application Procedure:
a) The application should be preferably typewritten on a plain paper as per the pro-forma given in the advertisement for only one of the subjects listed above. Multiple applications received would be rejected.
b) Attach only photocopies of the following documents/ certificates duly attested by a Gazetted Officer/ Head of the Institute (Do not enclose original certificates).
i) All degree certificates and mark sheets starting with the eligibility qualification (for example Ph.D.) certificate.
ii) GATE Score, GATE Subject and GATE Year or NET Qualification (optional).
iii)Proof of date of birth e.g. CBSE/ HSC/ SSC/ Matriculation certificate.
iv) SC/ ST/ OBC/ DODPKIA certificate, if applicable, as per the prescribed format.
c) 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.
d) Postal Order/Demand Draft of Rs.100/- as application fee drawn in favour of Accounts Officer, BARC payable at Mumbai. SC/ST, Persons with Disabilities, Women candidates and Dependents of Defence Personnel Killed In Action (DODPKIA) are exempted from application fee.
e) Persons working under the Central/ State Government/ Public Sector Undertakings should submit their application through proper channel.
f) Enclose 3 envelopes (size 5”x7”) with complete addresses including PIN code: One envelope for self and one each for the two referees who are familiar with your work. For a letter to be sent to Hindi-belt in India, the address on the envelope should be written in Hindi.
g) On the left hand corner of envelope please clearly mark your Subject Code Number and inscribe KSKRA with application due date.
h) Send application by Registered Post with Acknowledgement Due Card to the
Deputy Establishment Officer (R-IV), 4th floor, Central Complex,
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai-400085.
i) Applications will be received throughout the year. Selection interviews will be held twice every year.
j) The applicants who submit their applications by 1st March will be called for interview in June and those who submit their applications by 1st 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. A list of shortlisted candidates will be placed on BARC’s web-site after second week of October, 2010 and will also inform by post. 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.

Deadline: 1st September, 2010

Stipend: Up to 20 KSKRAs can be selected every year and paid a stipend of Rs.20,000/- (likely to be revised) + 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 above given R&D units of DAE and appointed in the grade of Scientific Officer/ Engineer-D/ E.

Application Form:

Selection and Appointment:
Selection will be done by an interview committee (appointed by BRNS) from among the short listed candidates based on their qualification, published R&D work and performance in the interview. The selected candidates would be appointed as KSKRA for an initial period of one year, which is extendable by one more year based on performance during the first year. KSKRAs would be paid a monthly stipend of Rs. 20,000/- (likely to be revised) + benefits. Those candidates who have submitted their Ph.D. thesis but are yet to receive their Ph.D. degree, if found suitable by the interview committee in view of their expertise and academic record, would be first designated as Research Associate (RA) and paid Rs.16,000/- per month and only after completion of their Ph.D. and obtaining a provisional certificate, they would be designated as KSKRA and paid Rs.20,000/- (likely to be revised) per month. For all other benefits, their date of joining as RA will be treated as the date of joining KSKRA Scheme. In addition Rs.10,000/- per year will be paid as Educational Material Allowance. Associates will be provided Hostel accommodation, medical and leave benefits during the Associateship.

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Trombay, Mumbai – 400 085 INDIA
Telephone : +91-22-25505050 / 25505010
Fax : +91-22-25505151 / 25519613


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