IGCAR Selection of Junior Research Fellows in Nuclear Engineering

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Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam is a premier research institute dedicated to the development of robust fast reactor technology based on intense multi-disciplinary research. IGCAR is empowering young, talented and motivated students to contribute to path-breaking discoveries in frontier areas of engineering/scientific research and cutting-edge technologies by offering Junior Research Fellowships.

Applications are invited from interested students for the award of Junior Research Fellowships of the Department of Atomic Energy, tenable at IGCAR. The selected candidates will be eligible to register for Ph.D. in Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI, a deemed to be university of Department of Atomic Energy). IGCAR offers a unique opportunity to carry out research for their Ph.D. under the guidance of internationally renowned scientists and possesses ambience of an academic institute coupled with an advanced R&D infrastructure in a mission mode. It provides the best ambience, motivation and personality development prospects for talented students, dreaming of unparalleled success in their professional endeavors. Endowed with scenic beauty and serene surroundings, IGCAR offers the right ambience for the pursuit of academic research.

The vibrant research and developmental activities of IGCAR encompass a wide spectrum of fields including Robotics and Development of Intelligent machines, Thermal Hydraulics and Structural Mechanics, Design of critical components, Nanotechnology, Modeling studies, Post-accident Safety Analysis, Wireless networking, Parallel computing, Embedded and Simulator systems, Non-destructive Evaluation and Reliability, Chemical Process Design and Modeling etc. State-of-the-art infrastructure is available at IGCAR for carrying out excellent research.

NO. OF FELLOWSHIPS : 05 (Indicative)

QUALIFICATION: M.Tech. in Nuclear Engineering/Nuclear Science and Technology from a recognized University/Institute. A minimum aggregate of 60% at post graduation and graduation level is a must. Candidates awaiting results of their final year/semester results can also apply provided they have 60% aggregate up to previous year/semester.

NOTE: Candidates completed/pursuing M.Tech. in Nuclear Engineering/Nuclear Science and Technology are only eligible to apply.

For candidates pursuing M.Tech degree, final induction as JRFs is subject to submission of proof of obtaining 60% marks in the qualifying degree examinations, at the time of joining the Centre.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Suitability of candidates will be decided based on their academic performance. Depending upon the number of applicants, candidates with marks above a cut-off will be called for WRITTEN TEST. For candidates pursuing M.Tech percentage of marks of each previous semester/year of the qualifying degree will be used to decide the cut-off. Hence, candidates are advised to attach copies of all necessary mark sheets along with calculation showing the average marks scored.

Suitable candidates will be selected based on WRITTEN TEST followed by INTERVIEW at Kalpakkam Candidates called for the written test are requested to come prepared for a stay at Kalpakkam for a day or two. Candidates with GATE score higher than 90 percentile will be exempted from the written test and will be called directly for the selection interview. The selected candidates will be initially taken as Junior Research Fellows (JRF) and will be paid a stipend of Rs.16,000/- per month (consolidated).

Last date for receipt of applications : July 30, 2012
Interview : August 12, 2012
Written Test : August 11, 2012
Likely Date of Joining : August 16, 2012

At IGCAR, we believe in ‘EXCELLENCE WITH RELEVANCE’. Our strengths are the highly stimulating and scholarly environment, knowledge and motivating faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. For more details please visit: www.igcar.gov.in

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