Qualifying Degree and other academic qualifications:
Those having M.Sc. in Physics/ Chemistry / Biology or related science subjects with minimum 60% marks in MSc as well as in BSc are eligible to apply.
Applicants for Physics discipline should have Physics and Mathematics up to BSc or at subsidiary and/ or ancillary level in case of five years integrated MSc.
Applicants for Chemistry discipline should have Mathematics up to Xll std and Physics up to BSc or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of five years integrated MSc.
Applicants in Physics and Chemistry opting to be considered on the basis of GATE Score should have a valid GATE Score in Physics and Chemistry respectively.
For Biology and related disciplines MSc in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Botany, Zoo logy, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Technology, Animal Science, Life Sciences and Biosciences.
MSc applicants in Life Sciences should have Physics or Chemistry or Biochemistry or Agriculture Chemistry up to BSc or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of five year integrate MSc with minimum 60% aggregate marks in MSc as well as in BSc.
Applicants in Life Sciences opting to be considered on the basis of GATE Score should have valid GATE Score in Life Sciences or Biotechnology. Those having MSc with specialization in subjects like Fisheries, Horticulture, Forestry, Agronomy, Animal husbandry, Marine Biology and Home Science etc and BE / BTech/ MTech in Biotechnology / Genetic Engineering are not eligible.
Those whose final results of qualifying degree are awaited can also apply. In the event of selection, mark sheet of final result confirming eligibility as above, should be submitted by Nov 30, 2012.
Age limit: The candidates desirous of availing DAE Junior Research Fellowships should have been born on or after August 1, 1986. Age limit is relaxable by three years for OBC and by five years for SC/ST applicants. Physically challenged persons are eligible for an age relaxation of 10 years over and above their respective category.
Nationality: Applicant must be a citizen of India.
Selection Process: Selection for the Ph.D. program is a two-step process: Written Test screening to short-list candidates followed by a Selection interview of short-listed candidates.
Screening for Physical, Chemical and Life Sciences shall be on the basis of one of the following: (i) GATE-2011/ GATE-2012 score or (ii) Written Test-2012 score of the BARC Training School.
BARC Training School Written Test: It is conducted for short-listing candidates for interview for admission to BARC Training Schools (BARC TS) Those who have also applied for admission to BARC TS and have opted for its written test to seek admission to the OCES/DGFS-2012 program of the BARC TS must state their BARC TS application number on the accompanying application form else their application is liable to be rejected.
Test Centers: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Roorkee, Thiruvananthapuram, Varanasi.