BARC OCES-2021 and DGFS-2021 Notification – DAE-Training Schools Scientific Officers

BARC OCES-2021 and DGFS-2021 Notification – DAE-Training Schools Scientific Officers. DAE-BARC raining Schools Scientific Officers Recruitment 2021. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:

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Government of India
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
(BARC) Training Schools

Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates

  • Who would relish challenges in frontier areas of Science and Technology,
  • Who would like to be part of an expanding program of Nuclear Reactors, Accelerators
    and Fuel Cycle Technologies,
  • Who would enjoy pursuing innovative research in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry,
    Biosciences or Geology.

to apply for recruitment as
Scientific Officers (Group-A post of Government of India)
through its academic programs
OCES-2021 and DGFS-2021

OCES-2021 : One-Year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates & Science
Postgraduates starting in December, 2021 will be conducted at BARC Training
Schools situated at BARC, Mumbai; IGCAR, Kalpakkam; NFC, Hyderabad; RRCAT,
Indore; AMD, Hyderabad.

DGFS-2021 : Two-Year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates for joining M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. in select specializations starting in July 2021 at Indian Institute of Technology(IIT)–Bombay, Delhi

, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee and BHU-Varanasi; National Institute of Technology (NIT) – Rourkela; Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) – Mumbai.

On successful completion of the OCES or DGFS programs, Trainee Scientific Officers (TSOs)and DGFS Fellows will be appointed as Scientific Officers in one of the DAE units or Atomic Energy Regulatory Board with attractive career progression opportunities up to the highest echelons.

Performance of OCES TSOs above a certain threshold at the BARC Training School will entitle them to a Post-Graduate Diploma of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University and could also earn them credits towards M.Tech. / M.Phil. / PhD programs of HBNI. DGFS Fellows will get opportunities sometime in their career for pursuing PhD through HBNI after joining DAE.

DAE strives to have a workforce that reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply


1. One-Year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates for the year 2021-2022(OCES-2021) conducted at the BARC Training
Schools. Table-1 lists Eligible Disciplines. Table-2 lists the Eligible Disciplines and
orientation of the Training Program at each of the Training Schools. A Trainee Scientific
Officer (TSO), who scores a minimum of 50% aggregate marks on completion of the
Training Program is declared to have completed 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) Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration & Research
(AMD), Hyderabad*, k) Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL), Jaduguda*, l) Directorate of Construction, Services and Estate Management (DCS&EM), Mumbai*
*These units have their Head Office at the indicated locations. Placement can be at the
Head Office or at other facilities of these units located in different parts of India. 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 also or the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).
Performance above a specified threshold in course work at the Training School will
entitle TSOs to a Post-Graduate Diploma or could earn them credits towards M.Tech./
M.Phil./Ph.D.programs of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University.

2. Two-Year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and
Physics Postgraduates for the years 2021-2023 (DGFS-2021).

Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates who have excelled in the Selection Interviews for the BARC Training Schools’ program and who have independently secured admission for M.Tech./M.Chem. Engg. in select Institutes and specializations as listed in Table-3 are paid stipend and tuition fee to pursue an M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. 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 guide and an Institute guide. On successful completion of M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg., they are posted as Scientific Officers in DAE. On joining, they 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: a) BARC, Mumbai**, b) IGCAR, Kalpakkam. Allocation of a DGFS Fellow to a DAE unit is done at the beginning of the M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. program.

**Placement can be at any of the BARC facilities located in different parts of India.
Selected candidates are required to execute an agreement and a personal Indemnity
Bond to serve DAE for at least three years after completion of Training. Indemnity Bond
is for Rs.6,78,000 for OCES TSOs and Rs. 13,58,000 for DGFS Fellows#. No third party
surety is required.

#The Bond Amount for DGFS Fellows pursuing M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. at certain DGFS
Institutes may be different, depending on the tuition fee at the concerned Institute.
During Training: (i) Stipend and Allowances: OCES TSOs and DGFS Fellows are paid
a stipend of Rs. 55,000 per month during the period of their Training. Additionally, they
are paid a one-time book allowance of Rs. 18,000. (ii) DGFS Fellows have 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. (iii) Boarding and Lodging in DAE or DGFS Institute Hostel respectively, during Training, is mandatory.

Grade and Pay Scale On Appointment: Appointment in all the units shall be as a Scientific Officer(C) in the Level 10 –Rs. 56,100 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix. The appointment will be at the beginning of the pay scale with OCES TSOs getting two or three increments depending on their performance during the OCES program and the DGFS Fellows getting
three or four increments***depending on their performance in M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg.
and the four-month OCDF. Total Monthly Emoluments (with three increments) at the time of joining including Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance at the present Mumbai rate will be approximately Rs.95,000. In addition, other Allowances such as Leave Travel Concession by air, every year up to the first eight years (subject to conditions) and once in two years thereafter, Children’s Education Allowance and an annual Professional Update Allowance are also payable. A comprehensive  Contributory Health Service Scheme for employees and their dependent family members is also available.

***DGFS Candidates whose performance in the M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. and OCDF programs is below a specified threshold will get zero increments.


Selection to OCES/DGFS-2021 is a two-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 in Table-1 except for FRT-M (code 30), FRT-E (code 31), QA&QC (code 32) and RSES (code 44).


A. Qualifying Degrees and Other Academic Requirements for OCES/DGFS-2021

g) For Biosciences Discipline (code 43): 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, Biomedical 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 a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks. M.Sc. applicants should have at least one out
of Physics or Chemistry or Biochemistry or Agriculture Chemistry as a subject at the
B.Sc. stage or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of 5-year integrated M.Sc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid
GATE-2020 or GATE-2021 Score in ‘Life Sciences’ or in ‘Biotechnology’. Those having
M.Sc. with specialization in subjects like Fisheries, Horticulture, Forestry, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Marine Biology, Bio-analytical Sciences, Bioinformatics, and Home Science etc. and B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Tech. in Biotechnology / Genetic Engineering / Biomedical Engineering are NOT eligible.

Age Limit (Age as on August 1, 2021) 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 erstwhile 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.

Application Fee: A non-refundable Application Fee of Rs. 500 is chargeable from the
male applicants belonging to the General and OBC categories. Women candidates, candidates belonging to SC/ST, Dependents of Defense Personnel Killed in Action (DODPKIA) and Physically Challenged candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fee. Candidates awaiting final results may also apply. If selected, candidates who are eligible in all other respects but are awaiting final results will be allowed to commence course work. However, retention of these candidates in the OCES or DGFS programs is subject to the mark-sheet of their final result, which meets the eligibility requirements of the OCES/ DGFS programs, being submitted by December 31, 2021 in case of OCES TSOs and as per the requirement of the concerned DGFS Institutes in the case of DGFS Fellows.

HOW TO APPLY– Only Online Applications will be accepted.
Candidates are required to visit the website ‘’ in
the period July 12, 2021, to August 7, 2021, and submit an Online Application by
following the instructions therein. Candidates are advised to read the ‘Information Brochure’ before applying.

Important Dates

(All dates are tentative and applicants must regularly visit this website for updates)

Commencement of Online Application Process for OCES/DGFS-2021 12th July, 2021
Last date for Registration for Online Application 7rd August, 2021
Last date for Submission of Online Application 9th August, 2021
Online Examination Slot Booking 20th – 25th August, 2021
Online Examination 5th – 12th September, 2021
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 – 29thOctober, 2021
Display of List of Candidates finally selected for OCES-2021 on Online Application Porta Second week of November, 2021
Last Date for Selected OCES-2021 Candidates desirous of DGFS to give details of M.Tech I 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


Persons desiring to apply for the OCES / DGFS – 2021 programs may visit the website after July 12, 2021 and follow the instructions therein.

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