DR. K.S.KRISHNAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIP

DR. K.S.KRISHNAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIP (KSKRA)

DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY (DAE)

BOARD OF RESEARCH IN NUCLEAR SCIENCES (BRNS)

Invites ADDlications for its Prestiaious Scheme

DR. K.S.KRISHNAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIP (KSKRA) - 22nd Batch

For a challenging career in pursuit of front ranking R&D programmes in Atomic Energy

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

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 given 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:

Subjects - Subject Code - Subjects - Subject Code

Engineering: All Branches - 01 - Chemical Sciences - 03

Physical Sciences - 02 - Biosciences - 04

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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. Physically challenge persons are eligible for age relaxation of 5 years.

SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT

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 on performance during the first year. KSKRAs would be paid a monthly stipend of Rs. 20,000/- (likely to be revised) + 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/- (likely to be revised) 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.

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DR. K.S.KRISHNAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIP (KSKRA)