OCES-2016 at BARC Training Schools

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Hyderabad: Applications will be solicited from January 11, 2016 by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for the Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates (OCES) and DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates (DGFS) to be conducted during the year 2016.
OCES-2016
One-year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post-Graduates for the year 2016-2017 (OCES-2016 will be conducted at 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. Successful TSOs will be posted as Scientific Officers in one of the following DAE units:
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 of Exploration & Research (AMD), Hyderabad*
l. Directorate of Construction, Services & Estate Management (DCSEM), Mumbai*.
DGFS-2016
Two-year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Post-Graduates for the session beginning in July/August 2016 (DGFS-2016). 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 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 M.Tech/ M.ChemEngg, 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.
Engineering Disciplines with Code:
Mechanical ME
Chemical CH
Metallurgy MT
Electrical  EE
Electronics  EC
Computer Science /Computer Engineering CS
Instrumentation  IN
Civil CE
Science Disciplines:
Physics PH
Chemistry  CY
Biosciences BS
Radiological Safety Engineering (RSE)  RSE
Geology GE
Geophysics GP
Selection Process
Selection to OCES/DGFS-2016 is a 2-step process: Screening to short-list candidates followed by Selection Interviews of the short-listed candidates. There is a separate selection process for each of the disciplines listed above except for Radiolgical Safety Engineering (RSE), which is available only as an additional Training Scheme option to applicants belonging to Physics and Chemistry disciplines .
Screening for Selection Interview is based on two alternative methods:
(a) Online Test: It will be conducted in each of the seven Engineering disciplines listed above other than Civil Engineering and in all the five science disciplines listed above at nearly thirty venues spread across India. The Online Screening Test for OCES/DGFS-2016 will be held in March, 2016. Travel Allowance is not paid for appearing in it. Candidates taking the Online Test in one of the seven engineering disciplines or one of the five science disciplines will be enabled to choose their centre as well as the date and time of the session in which they will appear for the Online Test, subject to availability.
(b) GATE Score: In this case, merit list in each discipline is prepared on the basis of a valid GATE-2015 or GATE-2016 Score of the applicants. Candidates in Civil Engineering will be short-listed for Selection Interviews only on the basis of a valid GATE-2015 or GATE-2016 Score.
c) Candidates, in all disciplines other than civil engineering, have the option of utilizing either one or both of the screening avenues detailed above. Cut-off GATE scores for screening into Selection Interviews will be decided only after the Online Test has concluded and so Candidates are advised to maximize their chances of being screened into the Selection Interview stage by availing both of the screening avenues detailed above. Applying on the basis of Online Test as well as a GATE-2015 or GATE-2016 score will maximize a candidate’s chance of being short-listed for a Selection Interview.
d) Students graduating with a Masters Degree from University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS) and National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, and whose Cumulative Grade Performance Average (CGPA) is greater than or equal to 7.5 on a scale of 10 will directly be screened into the Selection Interview stage, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements of the OCES/DGFS-2016 program. Such candidates should first apply for OCES/DGFS-2016 program on the Online Application Portal and subsequently forward their details through the Directors of their institutes.
Selection Interviews of short-listed candidates in all disciplines except Geology and Geophysics will be conducted at the BARC Training School, Mumbai. Interviews in Geology and Geophysics will be held at the BARC Training School located at AMD, Hyderabad.
Eligibility Criteria:
a) For Engineering Disciplines: B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc. (Engineering) / 5-year Integrated M.Tech. / A.M.I.E. / A.M.I.E.T.E./ A.M.I.I.Ch.E. with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in one of the engineering disciplines mentioned in Table-1. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE score must have a valid GATE-2015 or GATE-2016 Score in the same engineering discipline as the qualifying degree discipline. Those having qualifying degree in branches like Aerospace, Automobile, Industrial Production, Reliability, Ceramics, Architecture, Geology, Mining, Bio-Medical Electronics/ Instruments, Communication, Information Technology, Master of Computer Applications, Dyes & Dye Intermediates, Electrochemical, Energy Systems, Oils & Fats, Paints & Varnishes, Petrochemicals, Plastics, Paper, Sugar Technology, Textiles, etc. are not eligible.
b) For Physics Discipline : M.Sc. in Physics / Applied Physics or B.E. / B.Tech. in Engineering Physics with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in the qualifying degree. M. Sc. candidates (other than those with a five year integrated M.Sc.) must have a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in B.Sc. additionally. M.Sc. applicants should have Physics and Mathematics up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of five year integrated M.Sc. Physics postgraduate applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2015 or GATE-2016 Score in ‘Physics’. Applicants having B.E. / B.Tech. (Engineering Physics) as qualifying degree can apply on the basis of a valid GATE-2015 or GATE-2016 Score either in ‘Physics’ or in ‘Engineering Science’.
c) For Chemistry Discipline : M.Sc. in Chemistry with Physics up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of five year integrated M.Sc. and Mathematics up to Std. XII, with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M.Sc. as well as in B.Sc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2015 or GATE-2016 Score in ‘Chemistry’.
d) For Biosciences Discipline: M.Sc. in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Botany, Zoology, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Technology, Animal Science, Life Sciences and Biosciences with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M.Sc. as well as in B.Sc.; or B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc. (Tech) only in Food Technology with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks. M.Sc. applicants should have Physics or Chemistry or Biochemistry or Agriculture Chemistry at the B.Sc. stage or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of five year integrated M.Sc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2015 or GATE-2016 Score in ‘Life Sciences’ or in ‘Biotechnology’. Those having M.Sc. with specialisation in subjects like Fisheries, Horticulture, Forestry, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Marine Biology and Home Science etc and B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Tech. in Biotechnology / Genetic Engineering are not eligible.
e) For Radiological Safety Engineering (RSE): M.Sc. in Physics or Chemistry with Physics and Chemistry up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of integrated M.Sc., and Mathematics up to Std. XII, with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M. Sc. as well as in B. Sc.. Those having M.Sc. in Environmental Science are not eligible.
f) For Geology Discipline: M.Sc. or equivalent M.Tech. in Geology / Applied Geology / Applied Geochemistry with Geology at B. Sc. and at least two subjects out of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of five year integrated M.Sc., with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M.Sc. / M.Tech. as well as in B.Sc. Eligible candidates must have passed Mathematics in Std. XII. All applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2015 or GATE-2016 Score in ‘Geology and Geophysics’.
g) For Geophysics Discipline : M.Sc. in Geophysics / Applied Geophysics with Mathematics up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of five year integrated M.Sc., with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M.Sc. as well as in B.Sc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2015 or GATE-2016 Score in ‘Geology and Geophysics’.
h) Those having M.Sc. (by research) or Ph.D. are not eligible.
*A minimum of 60% marks means the marks as per the ordinances of the respective university. In case of candidates whose qualifying degree is A.M.I.E. / A.M.I.E.T.E. / A.M.I.I.Ch.E. 60%marks are required in each part of the qualifying examination, individually.
Admission to DGFS:
Candidates having a qualifying degree in disciplines (ME, CH, MT, EE, EC, CS, IN & CE) or in Physics (PH) and who meet the corresponding eligibility criteria listed above are eligible to apply for DGFS provided they secure admission for M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. starting in the academic year 2016 in select Institutes and in specialisations listed in website link: http://barconlineexam.in/.
Age Limit (Age as on August 1, 2016) a) General Category – 26 years, b) OBC – 29 years, c) SC / ST – 31 years, d) Dependents of those who died in the riots of 1984 (Dep1984) – 31 years, e) Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State from 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989 (Dom Kashmir) – 31 years. Physically Challenged persons of all categories are eligible for age relaxation of 10 years.
Nationality: Applicant must be a citizen of India.
Applicants working in Central / State Government Units / PSUs / Aided Institutes should produce a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their organization at the time of Selection Interview, failing which they may not be interviewed.
How to Apply:
Candidates have to fill up the online Application form provided on the website link: http://barconlineexam.in
A new candidate needs to register through ‘Apply Online’ link by providing essential information like name, mother’s name, date of birth, e-mail id and a preferred login id. It may be noted that the details provided at this stage cannot be modified later on, and hence the candidates are advised to be careful in entering the details.
Upon successful registration, an automatically generated password will be communicated to the candidate’s e-mail id. The candidate may subsequently log in multiple times through ‘Candidate’s login’ link to fill in the online application form.
While filling the form, the candidates are required to upload their recent passport sized photograph (3.5×4.5cm) in JPG format (of size not more than 50 kb) and a scanned copy of their signature (2×4.5cm, in JPG format with size not exceeding 20 kb).
After filling in all the required details, the candidates who are required to pay the application fee should download the three fold challan from the website and make the payment of Application Processing Fee in any branch of the State Bank of India. After making the payment and getting the UNIQUE TRANSACTION NUMBER, the candidate has to enter the said number as response to the relevant query in the online application form.
Finally the candidate needs to submit the filled form by clicking the ‘Final Submission’ button. Please note that no modifications/alterations would be permitted in the application form after final submission, hence the candidates are advised to verify the correctness and adequacy of the information filled by them before the final submission.
A unique Registration Number will be generated for every candidate, which can be used for all future correspondence. The candidates who wish to apply for screening on the basis of GATE score are required to fill in their GATE details after publishing of the GATE results. They may register and fill in the remaining details prior to the publishing of GATE results, however, they are advised to do the final submission before the last date of online application.
Application Fee:
A non-refundable application-processing fee of Rs.250 (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty Only) is chargeable from the applicants in General and OBC categories. Women candidates (all categories) and the candidates belonging to SC/ST and Dependents of Defense Personnel Killed in Action (DODPKIA) and physically challenged candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.
Important Dates:
Last date for Online Application 7th February, 2016