The IGCAR (Indira Gandhi Centre of Atomic Research) is a pioneer research institution in multi-disciplinary research, primarily dedicated to the development of fast reactor technology which requires intense multi-disciplinary research.
The IGCAR is known to empower students and young motivated scholars to contribute to the path-breaking technologies and discoveries in frontier areas of engineering/scientific research and cutting edge technologies with the offering of junior research fellowships. The applications are invited from the candidates who are motivated, and interested in taking up research as a career. The applications are for the award of the junior research fellowship of the department of atomic energy which is at the centre.
Number of JRF positions
The number of fellowships awarded per year is around 80 junior research fellowships. The number is indicative in nature. The IGCAR provides research opportunities in the areas of chemical, engineering, physical, informational and environmental sciences. The scholarship amount (stipend) provided to the candidate per month is 16,000 per month.
Eligibility Criteria for the fellowship
The eligibility criteria for the above mentioned scholarship is given below. There are two categories for which the eligibility criteria is given.
1. The candidates under the category-A (those who have finished M.Tech/M.Sc/ M.LIS) should have a minimum score of 60% from a recognised university in one of the following streams.
The candidate should have a minimum score of 60 percentage at both graduation and post graduation level.
2. The candidates under the category-B (those who have finished B.Tech, B.E, B.Sc(Engg), B.Sc (Tech) )from a recognised university. The candidate should have a minimum score of 60% marks in one of the following disciplines.
Computer science, metallurgical engineering, Materials engineering, Materials technology, electronics and communication, nuclear technology, nuclear science, Atmospheric science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical engineering, Metallurgical engineering are some of the disciplines the candidates are eligible to apply.
Areas of Research
The candidates who are interested in the above mentioned fellowship can have the below mentioned areas of research for the fellowship.
Some of the key areas of research are
Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Material Physics , Engineering Sciences are a few research specialities available for the scholars to choose from.
How to apply
The candidates can download the application form from the official website of the IGCAR www.igcar.gov.in. Along with the application form, the candidate should also send the downloaded hall ticket form along with the application form.
The candidates can send the application form and the hall ticket by post or by registered post along with the required certificates and enclosures on or before the 21st December, 2014.
The application is to be sent to the Assistant Administrative Officer, Recruitment Section, Indira Gandhi centre of Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam- 603102. Also, the envelope should be super-scribed with the following ”JRF, Advt No. 4/2014”.