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Invites Applications for its Prestigious Scheme

For a challenging career in pursuit of front ranking R & D programmes in Atomic Energy
Advertisement No.1/2012 : R-IV

Last date for receipt of applications: 25th June, 2012

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.26,000/- (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
*Engineering: All Branches 01 (Branch Name)
Chemical Sciences 03
Physical Sciences 02
Biosciences 04

* For example, Mech. Engg. 01 (Mech)

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.
Preference will be given to the candidates who are currently working in the field of Thrust Areas of DAE.
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 January 1, 2012. 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.26,000/- + 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.22,000/- per month and only after completion of their Ph.D. and obtaining a provisional certificate, they would be designated as KSKRA and paid Rs.26,000/- 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. 
CAREER DEVELOPMENT 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 upon qualification, experience and performance. Exceptional performance during the fellowship period may be considered for Scientific 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 01.01.2012 are more than Rs. 50,000/- for Scientific Officer/Engineer-D and Rs. 54,000/- for Scientific Officer/Engineer-E.
The additional benefits on regular appointment for employees and their dependent family are:
Conducive environment for working; Knowledge Update Allowance; PRIS incentives; Healthcare scheme and Leave Travel Concession for self and family; Accommodation (subject to availability) with excellent ambience in well developed colony having
- Educational facility for children upto junior college level
- Créche facility for children of working couple
HOW TO APPLY (Application for KSKRA )
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,MTech & BTech or PhD,MSc,BSc) certificate.
ii) GATE /NET: Score, Subject and Year (optional).
iii) Proof of date of birth e.g. CBSE/ HSC/ SSC/ Matriculation certificate.
iv) SC/ ST/ OBC/ Physically Handicapped/ 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, Persons with Disabilities, Women candidates and Dependents of Defence Personnel Killed In Action (DODPKIA) are exempted from application fee.
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 with Phone Number and one each for the two referees along with the Phone Numbers 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 Speed Post/Registered Post with Acknowledgement Due Card to the
Deputy Establishment Officer (R-IV),
4th Floor, Central Complex, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Trombay, Mumbai-400 085.

SELECTION PROCEDURE Applications will be screened and candidates found suitable will be called to appear for an interview in Mumbai. Preference will be given to those candidates whose research interest and work experience has relevance to the mandate of DAE (see the list of Thrust Areas). Outstation candidates will be paid sleeper class (ordinary) train fare or actual fare, whichever is less. Candidates are advised to come prepared to stay in Mumbai for 2 to 3 days as a requirement of interview. Accommodation will be provided in BARC’s guest house. Call letters will be sent to the successful candidates and will be absorbed as KSK Research Associate, if found medically fit. On their absorption, the KSKRAs may have to undergo orientation course of 2-4 months duration.
Note: Please retain a ‘photocopy’ of your application with Annexes. Later on you may be required to submit additional copies of your application with the annexes (but without enclosures such as certificates/ reprints).
Some of the Thrust Areas in KSKRA Scheme

Deadline: 25th June, 2012

Note: Candidates who have already applied for KSKRA-24 batch (which was supposed to be issued in the month of September 2011) earlier through e-mail or by sending hard copy, are requested to send the soft copy of their application along with all the necessary documents to the e-mail ID : eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%62%72%6e%73%6b%73%6b%72%61%40%62%61%72%63%2e%67%6f%76%2e%69%6e%22%3e%62%72%6e%73%6b%73%6b%72%61%40%62%61%72%63%2e%67%6f%76%2e%69%6e%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))

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