Tuesday, February 2, 2010

DR. K.S.Krishnan Research Associateship (KSKRA)

Invites Applications for its Prestigious Scheme DR. K.S.Krishnan Research Associateship (KSKRA)-21st Batch

Research Associates selected under the prestigious KSKRA programme are given an opportunity to work on R&D programmes of national importance relevant to the mandate of the Department in one of the following advanced research centres of DAE:

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.

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 R&D units of DAE and appointed in the grade of Scientific Officer/ Engineer-D/ E.

The associateships are available in the following broad disciplines:

Engineering (All Branches) – Subject Code: 01
Physical Sciences – Subject Code: 02
Chemical Sciences – Subject Code: 03
Bio-Sciences – Subject Code: 04


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.


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 onperformance during the first year.

KSKRAs would be paid a monthly stipend of Rs. 20,000/- + 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/- 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.


Anytime during second year of Associateship, subject to satisfactory performance as evaluated by the concerned DAE unit, KSKRAs will be appointed as Scientific Officer/ Engineer-D in the Pay Band-3 (PB-3) (Rs.15,600-39,100) plus Grade Pay (GP) Rs.6,600/- and up to 4 advance increments may be awarded depending uponqualification, experience and performance . Exceptionally brilliant candidates with excellent track record in advanced technologies and having a Ph.D. may be considered forScientific Officer/ Engineer-E in PB-3 with higher GP of Rs.7,600/-.

In addition benefits under Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS) as applicable to the scientists and engineers in DAE will also be provided. Total starting emoluments including Incentives and Allowances at the time of absorption in a Class-A1 city as on 01.01.2010 are more than Rs.50,000/- forScientific Officer/ Engineer-D and Rs.54,000/- for Scientific Officer/ Engineer-E.


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 Exam 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 and Dependents of Defence Personnel Killed In Action (DODPKIA) are exempted.

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 AtomicResearch 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 May and those who submit their applications by 1st September will be called for interview in November of the same year.

Last date for receipt of applications: 1st March, 2010

Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS)

Website: http://www.barc.ernet.in/webpages/brns/brns_fellowship.html
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