Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Recruitment 2023, Junior Research Fellowship 2023


NUMBER OF FELLOWSHIPS: 105 (Indicative)  

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, is a prestigious concern of our nation and one of head establishment committed to the extraordinary multi-disciplinary examination supporting the enhancement of nuclear  programme in India. BARC is empowering young, talented students by offering Junior Research Fellowships in the areas of Physical, Chemical and Life Sciences.

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).


Physical  Sciences    Charged Particle Accelerator Development, Nuclear Physics using  

Chemical  Sciences    Accelerators, Neutrino related experiments, Astrophysics using gamma-ray  Telescopes, Plasma Physics, Laser based Physics, Spectroscopy of Atoms  and Molecules, Condensed Matter Physics at low temperature, High Pressure  and Magnetic fields, Crystallography, thin films, Nano materials, Optics,  Physics of sensors and detectors, Synchrotron Radiation and Neutron  scattering based experiments and Computational & Theoretical Physics.   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  

Life Sciences Cancer Biology, Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Immunology, Microbiome,  Targeted Therapy, Functional Organic Materials, Low and High Radiation  Dose Response, Nuclear Medicines, Structural Biology of Proteins,  Prokaryotic Stress Biology, Bioremediation, CRISPR Biology, TB Diagnostics  & Treatment, Mutation Breeding, Plant & Agriculture Biotechnology, Genetic  Engineering, Radiation Treatment of Food, Food Preservation & Packaging,  Biosensors and Pest Controls, Biofilms, Biofouling and Thermal Ecology. 

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2. AGE LIMIT for BARC Recruitment 2023

  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 as follows:

 Other Backward Class Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) – 3 years

 Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe                          –  5 years

 Persons  with benchmark disabilities(PwBD)                 –  10 years  

3. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for BARC Recruitment 2023 

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  University.  

     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.

         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. 

         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).  

4. SELECTION PROCEDURE for BARC Recruitment 2023  

Applications will be scrutinized and candidates will be shortlisted for interview based  on their academic performance and score obtained in the national qualifying exams.  At first screening will be made based on previous academic records of the  applicants. A further shortlisting of candidates will be made based on the performance in  nation-wide screening test (Qualifying Examination).

5. APPLICATION FEE  for BARC Recruitment 2023

i) Application fee of 500/- (Rupees five hundred only) is payable at the time of  submission of online application.

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

iii) Application fee should be paid on or before the last date of receipt of online  application.

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6. HOW TO APPLY ONLINE for BARC Recruitment 2023

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  apply’.  

7. TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE  for BARC Recruitment 2023

Candidates called for the interview will be reimbursed to and fro Third AC railway fare by the  shortest route from the registered address (city) mentioned in their application to Mumbai,  (subject to production of original tickets) as per rules. In case of candidates who travel by air,  only the AC-III tier normal fare or actual fare, whichever is less, from the registered address  (city) mentioned in their application to Mumbai, will be reimbursed on production of Air Ticket  and Boarding pass.  

8. MEDICAL for BARC Recruitment 2023 

The selected candidates are eligible to join the Contributory Health Services Scheme of this  Centre for self on payment of prescribed contribution.  

9. FELLOWSHIP AND TENURE  for BARC Recruitment 2023

The selected candidates will be initially taken as Junior Research Fellows (JRF) and will be  paid a fellowship of 31,000/- per month. The fellowship will be provided initially for a period  of two years. Continuation of the fellowship is subject to satisfactory performance and review  at the end of each year. On satisfactory performance, the tenure of Fellowship will be further  extended and upgraded to Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from the third year onwards  with a fellowship of 35000/- per month (consolidated). The total period of the fellowship  shall in no case exceed five years. They are entitled for contingency grant including book  allowance of 40,000/- per year.  

10. ACCOMODATION FACILITY for BARC Recruitment 2023 

The selected candidates will be provided subsidized Hostel Accommodation and Ph.D  programme being a residential programme, the stay in provided hostel accommodation is  mandatory (in whichever station the hostel accommodation is available). At stations where  hostel accommodation is not provided, the candidates will be entitled for House rent  Allowance (HRA) as per prevailing Government guidelines (Presently HRA is @ 27% of the  Fellowship { 8370/-p.m. for (JRF) and 9450/-p.m. for (SRF) for Mumbai}. 


  • Receipt of applications – 04/08/2023
  • Last date for receipt of application – 31/08/2023
  • Interview (tentative date) – September / October 2023

 All information related to the Screening/Interview/Selection process visit website i.e. and 

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