Dr KS Krishnan Research Associate-ship (KSKRA)

The Dr KS Krishnan Research Associate-ship is inviting applications for its 25th batch for research programmes in the field of atomic energy. The research associates (RA) selected for the Dr KS Krishnan Research Associate-ship programme (KSKRA) programme will be provided an opportunity to work on R&D programmes that comprise of national importance. The shortlisted candidates are given an opportunity to work under some of the prestigious R&D projects in one of the following advanced research centres of atomic energy field.

1.       Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
2.       Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Mumbai
3.       Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai
4.       Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore
5.       Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata

Scholarship given for broad areas
The scholarships or associate-ships are available in the following disciplines. Physical sciences, Biosciences, Chemical sciences, engineering sciences are the various branches for which the scholarships are provided.

Number of scholarships
The number of scholarships per year is around 20 scholarships or associate-ships.

Scholarship amount
The amount offered for each associate-ship is 26,000 per month along with the other benefits or rules.

Eligibility Criteria
The minimum educational qualification and experience level required for the scholarship is given as follows.
All the candidates must have a first class in Master’s or Bachelor’s degree. All the candidates should provide a list of publications in support of their R&D experience.

1.       Engineers
The engineers who have the following qualifications  
PhD degree for engineering (those who have submitted their thesis for PhD and are likely to have their viva finished by the end of July, 2014) are eligible to apply. The candidates with Master’s degree in Engineering (MS/M.Tech/M.E) and with a 2 year experience in research and development are also eligible to apply for the position.

2.       Scientists
The scientists who have the following qualifications
PhD degree in science (Those who have submitted their thesis for PhD and are likely to have their viva finished by the end of July, 2014)

Duration of the scheme
The duration of the scheme is up to a maximum period of two years. If the research work is found to be satisfactory, the scholars will be absorbed in any of the DAE’s R&D units. Such candidates will b absorbed in the grade of Engineer-D and E/Scientific officer.

How to apply
Interested candidates are required to fill the soft copy of the application form (the format has to be prescribed as such) along with all the documents as well as Annexures in a single PDF should be emailed to bnrskskra@barc.gov.in . The passport size copy on top right corner of the application is to be attached.

The application fee is to be processed for an amount of Rs.500. 

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