Join Doctoral Fellowship at BARC

Human Resource Development Division (HRDD), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) invites applications from Engineering post-graduates (M. E. / M. Tech. / Equivalent Degree) for admission to DAE Doctoral Fellowship Scheme (DDFS) formerly known as DGFS- Ph.D for pursuing Ph.D under the aegis of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) a Deemed to be University, commencing from August 2021.

The selected students will be admitted to one of the following Constituent Institutions of HBNI:

  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai;
  • Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam;
  • Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar;
  • Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata.

Qualifying Degree and other academic qualifications: Candidates should possess M.E. / M.Tech. or equivalent postgraduate degree in Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Mechanical, Metallurgical/ Materials, Nuclear Engineering with minimum 60% Marks. In addition to this, the student should have 60% marks in B. E./ B. Tech. or any other degree considered to enter M.E. / M.Tech. programme. The ‘qualifying 60% marks’ should be as per the ordinances of the respective degree awarding university OR equivalent of cumulative grade point average CGPA (converted to % Marks by multiplying with 100/x if the CGPA is on x points scale).

Age limit: The candidates desirous of availing DDFS fellowship should have been born on or after August 1, 1993. Age limit is relax able by three years for OBC-NCL(non-creamy layer) and by five years for SC/ST applicants. Persons with Disability (PWD) of all categories are eligible for further age relaxation of 10 years. The age limit for the candidates working as faculty in Engineering Colleges is 40 years, who desire to pursue Ph.D. without the fellowship grant.

Important dates
  • Launch of Online Application Portal: February 1, 2021
  • Last Date for Online Application: February 28, 2021
  • Download of Admit Cards From: March 4, 2021 onwards
  • Screening Examination March 21, 2021 (Tentative)
  • Declaration of List of Candidates shortlisted for Selection Interview: April 4, 2021
  • Selection Interviews: April 18, 2021
  • Declaration of List of Selected Candidates: May 03, 2021

Interested candidates can apply online via this page.

Selection Process

Selection for DDFS is a two-step process:

Applicants who fulfill the above-mentioned eligibility criteria will appear in a written Screening Exam to be held at multiple centres across India on March 21, 2021 (tentative).

Candidates will be shortlisted for Selection Interview based on performance in the screening test as well as on previous academic record. There will be 25% weightage for B.E./B.Tech. percentage, 25% weightage for average of M.E./M.Tech.

Semester-I and Semester-II percentages and 50% weightage for percentage in the BARC Screening Exam. The final selection will be based on performance in the Interview only. The candidates should be prepared for a 10 minutes presentation on their research interest during Interview. Outstation applicants called for Interview will be paid to and fro III AC train fare on production of tickets by shortest route, or actual fare, whichever is less.


Email: ddfs[at]

DAE Doctoral Fellowship Scheme 2021 at BARC.

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