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Homi Bhabha National Institute announces DGFS PhD admissions 2014

Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai announces admission to Department of Atomic Energy, DAE’s Graduate Fellowship Scheme (DGFS) for 2014 from Indian citizen Engineering Postgraduates (ME / M.Tech / Equivalent) Degree holder candidates

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HBNI is a Deemed University comprising of ten institutions of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) as its Constituent Institutions (CIs)

For this scheme, the students will be admitted to: (1) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai; (2) Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam; (3) Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata; (4) Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar

These Centers have been in the forefront of research in various branches of engineering viz. mechanical, chemical, metallurgical, electrical, electronics, instrumentation, nuclear and computers
Several of its state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities are unique to these institutions

The PhD programme in Engineering Sciences is extremely challenging in view of the expanding Nuclear Power Programme of the Department of Atomic Energy

For the motivated candidates, it offers considerable scope to realize their potential while simultaneously contributing to the important task of nation building in this highly specialized area


Qualifying Degree and other academic qualifications: Candidates should possess ME / M.Tech or equivalent degree in Mechanical/ Chemical/ Metallurgical/ Nuclear/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation or Computer engineering disciplines with minimum 60% Marks in B.E/B.Tech. Those who obtained M.Tech based on any other qualifying degree should have secured minimum 60% of marks in that degree and minimum of 60% marks in ME/M.Tech or equivalent degree as per the Ordinance of the respective degree awarding University (OR) equivalent CGPI (converted to % Marks by multiplying with 100/x if the CGPA is on x points scale)

Age limit: The Candidates must have born 1st September 1986 or after 1st September, 1986

Age limit is relaxable by three years, for OBC and by five years for SC/ST applicants. Persons with Disability (PWD) of all categories are eligible for age relaxation of 10 years

The age limit for the candidates working as faculty in Engineering College desirous of doing Ph.D without the fellowship grant is 40 years

Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen


Applicants who fulfill the eligibility criteria, and whose M.Tech project is of relevance to DAE, will be called to BARC, Mumbai on 23rd August 2014 for a written screening test followed by interview of selected candidates

Screening will be based on previous academic record and performance in the screening test

Selection will be based on performance in interview

The candidates should be prepared for a 10 minutes presentation on their research interest

Outstation applicants called for written test / interview will be paid to and fro sleeper class train fare by shortest route, or actual fare, whichever is less

How to apply

Application Forms with necessary documents, forwarded by Speed Post or Registered Post to HBNI DGFS Ph.D Courses September 2014 (Engineering Postgraduates), Administrative Officers- III, HBNI Training School Complex, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai-400094

The amount of Fellowship payable under the scheme is Rs.24000/- per month besides house rent allowance and medical benefits as per rules

Hostel facility is not available. One has to make own arrangement for accommodation.

More Details can be available from the institute website

Important Dates

Last Date for receipt of Applications: 25th July 2014

Written Screening Exam Date: 23 August, 2014


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Homi Bhabha National Institute
(A University estd u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 vide Notification No F9-5/2004-U-3 3rd Jun 2005 of Govt of India), Training School Complex, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai-400094, Tel: +91-22-25505050, Website

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