BARC Junior Research Fellowships - Chemical Science Candidates Apply

BARC Junior Research Fellowships – Chemical Science Candidates Apply

BARC Junior Research Fellowships Applications are invited from interested students for the award of Junior Research Fellowships at this Centre. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, is a premier institute dedicated to the intense multi-disciplinary research supporting the ambitious nuclear energy program of India. BARC is empowering young, talented and motivated students to contribute to pathbreaking discoveries in frontier areas of scientific research and cutting-edge technologies by offering Junior Research Fellowships in the areas of Chemical Sciences.

The last date for receipt of application is extended up to 31.03.2021

Junior Research Fellowships

No.of posts: 105

Chemical Sciences

Nuclear and radiochemistry, actinide chemistry, radiopharmaceuticals, radiation processing, solid-state and high-temperature chemistry, nuclear materials, nanomaterials, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, chemistry using lasers, advanced separation techniques, analytical sciences, materials for energy conversion and storage, chemical sensors, biomaterials, polymers, computational chemistry, active pharmaceuticals ingredients.

Age Limit:

The candidate must be an Indian national. The candidate should be less than 28 years
of age as on the last date for receipt of application. Age relaxation is applicable up to 3 years in case of Other Backward Class applicants, 5 years in case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe applicants

and 10 years in case of persons with disabilities applicants.


Main Subject: Chemistry (General, Applied, Organic, Inorganic, Physical and Analytical)

Requirements Physics as an ancillary subject at B.Sc. Level; and Mathematics at H.Sc. level

Note: All the selected candidates will register for PhD in Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI a deemed to be University of Department of Atomic Energy).


Applications will be scrutinized and candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on
their academic performance and score obtained in the Qualifying Examination. A first screening will be made based on previous academic records of the applicants. A further shortlisting of candidates will be made based on the performance in the nationwide screening test (Qualifying Examination).


i. Before applying, the candidate should ensure that he/ she fulfills all the eligibility conditions mentioned in the advertisement. Candidates should ensure that they fill in
the correct information. Furnishing of incomplete, false or misleading information shall
render the application liable to be rejected. The candidate would be admitted to various
stages of the recruitment process based on the information furnished by the candidate
in his/ her application. Only summary scrutiny of the application would be made before the final stage of the recruitment process and detailed scrutiny of the eligibility of the candidate would be done only at the final stage of the recruitment process. As such, the candidature of the applicant shall remain provisional till detailed scrutiny is undertaken and the candidate is found eligible in all respects. BARC would be at liberty to reject any application at any stage of the recruitment process if the candidate is found ineligible for the post or if it comes to notice that the candidate has furnished false information. The decision of BARC shall be final in deciding the eligibility of the candidate. The mere fact that a call letter has been issued to the candidate and allowed to appear in the interview will not imply that his/ her candidature has been finally cleared or that entries made by the candidate in his/ her application have been accepted as true and correct.

ii. Age, qualification, experience, community status, creamy layer status will be reckoned
as on the closing date for submission of application online.

iii. Those who are in employment under any Central/ State Govt./Public Sector
Undertakings/ Corporations/ Local Govt. etc. should submit a No Objection Certificate
from the employer at the time of the interview.

iv. Candidates will be required to bring the printouts of their online applications at the time
of interview along with original documents.

v. SC/ST/OBC (clearly indicating Creamy Layer status) certificate should be as per the
format prescribed for employment in the Government of India.

vi. The original certificates/ documents of the candidates will be verified at the final stage
of the recruitment process. The shortlisted candidates must bring all original
certificates of educational qualifications, experience, date of birth, caste certificate in
the prescribed format, disability certificate in respect of PWD candidates, No Objection
Certificate if in regular employment under any Central/ State Govt./ Public Sector
Undertakings/ Corporations/ Local Govt. etc.

vii. The list of candidates selected for the award of Junior Research Fellowship will be
displayed on the BARC website. The selected candidates will also be informed by mail.
The final induction of the selected candidates as JRFs will be subject to production of
all necessary documents in original (Proof of Date of Birth/ Caste Certificate/ physically
challenged certificate if applicable, S.S.C/H.Sc./B.Sc./ M.Sc. degree and Mark sheets)
on the dates intimated to the candidates by the Department.

viii. The number of fellowships indicated in this advertisement is approximate and may vary
as per the requirement at the time of final selection. The Centre reserves the right not
to fill up the fellowships if it is so desired. BARC reserves the right to screen and call
only such candidate as are found prima-facie suitable for being considered by the
Selection Committee. Thus, just fulfilling the prescribed conditions should not entitle
one to be called for an interview. The fellowship shall not confer any claim or right for
regular employment in the Centre or any Unit of Department of Atomic Energy.
Opportunity for meritorious candidates exists for the position of visiting scientist under
KSKRA scheme.

ix. Candidates who are NOT meeting the mentioned qualifications NEED NOT apply.

x. The period of service rendered as a research fellow will not be counted in any post of
DAE/Other Government Department.

xi. Admission shall not be claimed by any candidate as a matter of right. The admission
shall be entirely at the discretion of the Selection Committee, which may refuse to
admit any candidate without assigning any reason thereof.

xii. No correspondence whatsoever form will be entertained from candidates regarding
reason for not being called for interview/ outcome of the interview.


i) Application fee of 500/- (Rupees five hundred only) is payable at the time of
submission of online application. Mode of payment of the Application Fee is only

ii) Application fee is exempted for Women candidates and candidates belonging to
Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Person with Disabilities.

iii) After submission of the online application, the applicant has to make online payment of
the application fee using the Application Number generated. If the application fee is not paid, the application will be treated as incomplete and rejected.

iv) For payment of fee, candidates should click on the ‘Make Payment’ option under the
‘My Account’ menu. The Application number generated while submission of application
can be selected from the Drop-down box and on clicking the submit button candidates can
go to the next page for making the online payment.

v) Detailed guidelines for payment of application fee is available under the menu “How to
Apply Payment of fees.”

vi) Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances and cannot be held in
reserve for any other recruitment.

vii) Application fee should be paid on or before the last date of receipt of online


i. Facility for submission of online application will be available from 18/12/2020 to
15/01/2021. For detailed information about online submission of application and
procedure for payment of application fee, please visit Please
read the instructions given on the Home page of our website by clicking the option ‘How to

ii. Applications will be accepted ONLINE only. Candidate should not apply multiple

iii. Candidate should read the instructions in the advertisement and online application
form carefully before making any entry or selecting any option. While filling up the
online application form candidates should ensure that all the required details are

iv. Before filling the application form, candidates should keep ready the necessary
documents/ certificates required. The candidate is required to fill up personal details and
details of discipline applied for etc. and upload recently taken front-facing passport size
photograph in JPEG format with size not exceeding 20 KB. Photographs not in
conformity with the specification shall render the application liable to be rejected.

v. While filling the application online, it is mandatory for the candidates to indicate all
their Educational and Professional Qualifications under the column ‘Educational &
Professional Qualifications’, failing which their application will not be processed.
In case candidates are “pursuing MSc” Or “pursuing MSc(Intg)”, the correct option should
be selected from the ‘Name of Examination’ Drop-down box. Those who have
completed M.Sc. may select “MSc.” OR “MSc.(Intg)” from the ‘Name of Examination’
Drop-down box.

vi. A valid e-mail ID and Mobile Number is mandatory for submitting the application online and email ID should be kept active till the declaration of results. BARC will send a call letter
for an interview to the registered/ given e-mail ID or candidates may be required to
download from the website of BARC. No correspondence will be sent through post/

vii. The candidate must ensure that their photo and signature is clearly visible in preview at
the time of filling the application in online mode. If the photo/ signature displayed is small or not visible in preview on the website, that means the photo/ signature is not as per the
required format, and in that case, the application will be rejected. Therefore, candidates
must ensure that photo and signature are clearly visible.

viii. Candidate should upload their SSC/H.Sc./B.Sc./M.Sc. Mark sheets and Degree
Certificate along with the valid Qualifying Examination Score Card and Caste
certificate(if applicable), while applying online. The online applications without the
attachment of these documents shall be disqualified.

ix. Before clicking the submit button, the candidate is advised to check that all the details
filled in are correct. The candidate may also ensure that name, date of birth, etc., are
entered correctly in the application form as per Secondary School Certificate (SSC).
Any incorrect information may disqualify the candidature. After final submission of
application no request for change/ correction in any of the information in the application
the form shall be entertained under any circumstances.

x. In case the original SSC/H.Sc./B.Sc./M.Sc./Qualifying Exam Scorecard/mark
sheets/certificates have been submitted to any other institution for pursuing other
courses, copies can be uploaded and candidates are required to submit a letter to that
effect from the Head of that institution at the time of interview.
xi. In case of any difficulty in applying online or uploading the document, please mail your
complaints along with screenshots to: [email protected]

Important Notes :

1) The Application is deemed to have been received only after the uploading of the
following by the last date of receipt of the application, failing which the application will not be

a) Online application duly filled and signed along-with photograph affixed.

b) Prescribed fee.

c) Online uploading of S.S.C., H.Sc., B.Sc., M.Sc., Degree certificates, Mark Sheets,
Qualifying Examination Score Certificate and Caste Certificate.

2) All information related to the Screening/Interview/Selection will be made
available on the website i.e. Candidates are advised to visit the
website periodically for information and updates in this regard. The information displayed on the website will be deemed as an intimation to the candidates.

The online application will be available from 18/12/2020 to 15/01/2021 The last date for receipt of application is extended up to 31.03.2021

See Addendum Below

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