BARC Junior Research Fellowships Award For Chemistry Students Announced

BARC Junior Research Fellowships Applications are invited from interested students for the award of Junior Research Fellowships at this Centre

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


Chemical Sciences

Materials Chemistry, Solid State and High Temperature Chemistry, Nuclear Materials, Nano materials, Electrochemistry, Spectroscopy, Radiation and Photochemistry, Advanced Separation Techniques, Analytical Sciences, Catalysis, Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage, Chemical Sensors, Polymers, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Nuclear and Radiochemistry, Actinide Chemistry, Radiation Processing, Radiopharmaceuticals, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients


The candidate must be an Indian national. The candidate should be less than
28 years of age as on last date for receipt of application. Age relaxation is applicable up to 3 years in case of Other Backward Class Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) applicants, 5 years in case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe applicants and 10 years in case of persons
with benchmark disabilities(PwBD) applicants.



I. Candidates should

have consistently good academic record and should have secured
minimum of 60% aggregate in B.Sc. and 55% aggregate in M.Sc. from a recognized

II. a. Candidates those who have completed and awaiting the final results of M.Sc. Degree may also apply. However, such candidates should necessarily upload copies of the mark
sheets of B.Sc. Degree and a copy of M.Sc. first year mark sheet(s) along with the
application. Such candidates should have scored marks above 60% aggregate until the
previous semester/year and minimum aggregate of 60% in B.Sc. level.

b. In case appearing candidates are selected for JRF, they should secure 55% marks in
aggregate in the M.Sc. examination and submit their M.Sc. Degree and mark sheet on the
date of the interview, failing which their candidature may be terminated.

c. Candidates with five years integrated M.Sc. degree should have secured minimum of 55% aggregate in M.Sc./B.S.-M.S. (Dual degree).

III. Relevant certificates to this effect should be submitted at the time of joining the Centre. Wherever the results are declared as CGPA/GPA, it may be converted to percentage and entered. (The formula prescribed by the institute for conversion to be indicated at the time of verification).

M.Sc. / Integrated M. Sc is the eligible qualification with the following subjects :-


(General/ Applied/ Organic/ Inorganic/ Physical/ Analytical and Biochemistry)
Physics as ancillary subject at B.Sc. Level; and Mathematics at H.Sc. level
(Candidates who have not scored passing marks in Physics at B.Sc level and/or in
Mathematics at H.Sc. level are NOT eligible to apply)


Applications will be scrutinized and candidates will be shortlisted for interview based
on their academic performance and score obtained in the national qualifying exams. The
recommendation/decision of the Selection Committee will be final and binding.
A first screening will be made based on previous academic records of the

A further shortlisting of candidates will be made based on the performance in
nation-wide 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 a 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. At the time of interview, candidates will be required to bring the printouts of their online
applications, original marksheets/ certificates, etc. a copy of their marksheets/

iv. SC/ST/OBC (clearly indicating Creamy Layer status) certificate should be as per the
format prescribed for employment in Government of India which is available in ‘Job
Application –->Download forms’ of the portal.

v. 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 PwBD candidates, 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 interview.

vi. 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
email. 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/ PwBD 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.

vii. 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 so desires. 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 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

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

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

x. 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.

xi. No correspondence whatsoever form will be entertained from candidates regarding
reason for not being called for interview/ outcome of interview.
xii. Selected candidates should be ready to carry out their PhD work at BARC, Mumbai
and other BARC facilities at Kalpakkam, Indore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Vizag.


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
through Online mode using net banking/ debit card/credit card, UPI etc.

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

iii) After submission of online application, the applicant has to make online payment of
application fee using Application Number generated. If 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 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 “Job
application How to pay Application fee.”

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
application. Candidates are advised to submit the online application much
before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of
disconnection/ inability or failure to login to the website on account of heavy
load on the website during the closing days.


i. Facility for submission of online application will be available from 04/08/2023 to
31/08/2023. For detailed information about online submission of application and
procedure for payment of application fee, please visit Please
read the instructions given on Home page of our website by clicking the option ‘How to

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

iii. Candidate should read the instructions in the advertisement and online application
form carefully before making any entry or selecting any option. Before filling application
form, candidates should keep ready the necessary documents/ certificates required.
Candidate is required to fill up personal details and details of discipline applied for etc.
While filling up the online application from candidates should ensure that all the
required details are entered.

iv. 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)”, 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.

v. A valid e-mail ID and Mobile Number is mandatory for submitting application online and
email ID should be kept active till the declaration of results. BARC will send call letter
for 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/

vi. Recently taken front facing passport size photograph in JPEG format with size not
exceeding 20 KB should be uploaded. The candidate must ensure that their photo and
signature is clearly visible in preview at the time of filling application in online mode. If
photo/ signature displayed is small or not visible in preview on website, that means
photo/ signature is not as per the required format and in that case the application will
be rejected. Photograph not in conformity with the specification shall render the
application liable to be rejected.

vii. 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. Individual semester
wise marksheets of B.Sc. and M.Sc. may be compressed separately into a single
file and uploaded.

viii. Before clicking the submit button, the candidate is advised to check that all the details
filled in are correct. 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 candidature. After final submission of
application no request for change/ correction in any of the information in the application
form shall be entertained under any circumstances.

ix. In case the original SSC/H.Sc./B.Sc./M.Sc./Qualifying Exam Score card/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.

x. In case of any difficulty in applying online or uploading the document, please mail your
complaints along with screenshots to: [email protected]

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