Dr. K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship – KSKRA 2011

Department of Atomic Energy ( DAE ) Dr. K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship ( KSKRA ) – 22nd batch.

A Post-Doctoral Fellowship ( PDF ) Program in Engineering and Science disciplines with absorption in a R&D unit of DAE Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences ( BRNS ) invites applications for its prestigious Dr. K. S. Krishnan Research Associateship ( KSKRA ).

Stipend Rs.20,000/- (likely to be revised) + benefits.

Maximum Duration : 2 years.

Age Limit : 32 years (OBC : 35; SC / ST and Physically Challenged : 37).

Research Associates selected under the prestigious KSKRA program are given an opportunity to work on R&D programs of national importance relevant to the DAE mandate in one of the following advanced research centres of the Department :

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

Up to 20 KSKRAs can be selected every year and paid a stipend of Rs.20,000/- (likely to be revised) + benefits for a maximum period of 2 years.

Anytime during the 2nd year of associateship, subject to satisfactory performance, the KSKRAs will be absorbed in one of the above given R&D units of DAE and appointed in the grade of Scientific Officer / Engineer – D/E.

The KSKRA associateships are available in the following broad disciplines :

A.V.M. College of physiotherapy, Kadapa.Apollo College of Physiotherapy, Hyderabad.Care Institute of Medical Sciences College of Physiotherapy, Hyderabad.College of Medical Technologists College of Physiotherapy ( TCMT ), Ongole.D.C.M.S. College of Physiotherapy, Kanchanbagh.
Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital and Research Centre, Hyderabad.Kakatiya College of Physiotherapy, Hanamkonda.Kasturi College of Physiotherapy, Anantapur.Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences ( BPT ), Amalapuram.Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, College of Physiotherapy, Secunderabad.
Kugler Memorial Physiotherapy Degree College, Guntur.Lakshmi Venkatesh T.G. College of Physiotherapy, Budhwarpet.Modern Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hyderabad.Monteesori College of Physiotherapy, Vijayawada.Narayana College of Physiotherapy, Nellore.
Navodaya College of Physiotherapy, Mahbubnagar.P.D.S. Institute of Physiotherapy, Hyderabad.Pragathi College of Physiotherapy, Nizamabad.Sai Institute of Health Sciences, Karimnagar.Sandya Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Kakinada.
Sanjeevani College of Physiotherapy, Medak.Satya Institute of Medical Education and Research, College of Physiotherapy, Guntur.Shadhan Institute of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital and Research Centre, RangareddiSouthern Institute of Medical Sciences ( SIMS ) College of Physiotherapy, Guntur.Sree Ratna Institute of Para Medical Sciences, College of Physiotherapy, Uppal.
Sri P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Physiotherapy, Kadapa.Sri Rama Educational Trust College of Physiotehrapy, Vizianagaram.Sri Sai College of Physiotherapy, Keshrajpally Panchayat.Susruta Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dilsukhnagar.Swatantra Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Rajahmundry.
Thirumala College of Physiotherapy, Dichpally Mandal.V.A.P.M.S. College of Physiotherapy, Madhurawada.Vaagdevi College of Physiotherapy, Hanumkonda.Venkata Padmavathi College of Physiotherapy, Chittoor.Vijaya Institute of Medical Sciences ( VIMS ) College of Physiotherapy, East Godavari.
VIKAS Institute of Medical Sciences College of Physiotherapy, Guntur.Vyagheswarudu Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Visakhapatnam.
Goverment Nizamia Tibbia College, Hyderabad.Dr. Abdul Haq Unani Medical College and Hospital, Kurnool.

Eligibility Criteria for KSKRA Fellowship 2011

A) Minimum Educational Qualification and Experience for KSKRA Scholarships 2011 :

1. KSKRA Fellowship for Engineers : Ph.D. degree in Engineering ( Those who have submitted thesis for Ph.D. may also apply ) or Master’s degree in Engineering ( M.Tech./ M.E./M.S. ) with a minimum of 2-year R&D experience after obtaining M.Tech./M.E./M.S. degree.

2. KSKRA Fellowship for Scientists : Ph.D. degree in Science ( Those who have submitted Ph.D. thesis may also apply ).

All candidates must have a First Class at either Masters or Bachelors level.

All candidates must provide a list of publications in support of their R&D experience.

B) Nationality / Age :

Indian nationals who are not more than 32 years as on 1st January in the year of the application. The age criterion is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ ST candidates and 3 years for OBC candidates. The SC/ ST/ OBC certificate should be as per the prescribed format.

Selection and Appointment for KSKRA Fellowship 2011

Selection will be done by an interview committee ( appointed by BRNS ) from among the short listed candidates based on their qualification, published R&D work and performance in the interview.

The selected candidates would be appointed as KSKRA for an initial period of one year, which is extendable by one more year based on performance during the first year. KSKRAs would be paid a monthly stipend of Rs. 20,000/- (likely to be revised) + benefits.

Those candidates who have submitted their Ph.D. thesis but are yet to receive their Ph.D. degree, if found suitable by the interview committee in view of their expertise and academic record, would be first designated as Research Associate ( RA ) and paid Rs.16,000/- per month and only after completion of their Ph.D. and obtaining a provisional certificate, they would be designated as KSKRA and paid Rs.20,000/- ( likely to be revised ) per month.

For all other benefits, their date of joining as RA will be treated as the date of joining KSKRA Scheme. In addition Rs.10,000/- per year will be paid as Educational Material Allowance.

Associates will be provided Hostel accommodation, medical and leave benefits during the Associateship.

KSKRA Career Development

Anytime during second year of Associateship, subject to satisfactory performance as evaluated by the concerned DAE unit, KSKRAs will be appointed as Scientific Officer/ Engineer-D in the Pay Band-3 ( PB-3 ) ( Rs.15,600-39,100 ) plus Grade Pay ( GP ) Rs.6,600/- and up to 4 advance increments may be awarded depending upon qualification, experience and performance.

Exceptionally brilliant candidates with excellent track record in advanced technologies and having a Ph.D. may be considered for Scientific Officer / Engineer-E in PB-3 with higher GP of Rs.7,600/-.

In addition benefits under Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS) as applicable to the scientists and engineers in DAE will also be provided.

Total starting emoluments including Incentives and Allowances at the time of absorption in a Class-A1 city as on 01.01.2009 are more than Rs. 50,000/- for Scientific Officer/Engineer-D and Rs. 54,000/- for Scientific Officer/Engineer-E.

The additional benefits on regular appointment for employees and their dependent family are :

Conducive environment for working; Knowledge Update Allowance; PRIS incentives; Healthcare scheme and Leave Travel Concession for self and family; Accommodation ( subject to availability ) with excellent ambience in well developed colony having

  • Educational facility for children upto junior college level
  • Creche facility for children of working couple

How to Apply for KSKRA Fellowship 2011

a) The KSKRA Fellowship application should be preferably typewritten on a plain paper as per the pro-forma given in the advertisement for only one of the subjects listed above. Multiple KSKRA Fellowship applications received would be rejected.

b) Attach only photocopies of the following documents/ certificates duly attested by a Gazetted Officer/ Head of the Institute (Do not enclose original certificates).

  1. All degree certificates and mark sheets starting with the eligibility qualification ( for example Ph.D. ) certificate.
  2. GATE Score, GATE Subject and GATE Year or NET Qualification (optional).
  3. Proof of date of birth e.g. CBSE / HSC/ SSC / Matriculation certificate.
  4. SC / ST / OBC / DODPKIA certificate, if applicable, as per the prescribed format.

c) Affix one passport size photograph on the top right corner of the application and enclose one spare photograph inside the envelope indicated at “c” above. Append your signatures across both the photographs.

d) Postal Order/Demand Draft of Rs.100/- as application fee drawn in favour of Accounts Officer, BARC payable at Mumbai. SC/ST and Dependents of Defence Personnel Killed In Action (DODPKIA) are exempted.

e) Persons working under the Central/ State Government/ Public Sector Undertakings should submit their application through proper channel.

f) Enclose 3 envelopes ( size 5″x7″ ) with complete addresses including PIN code : One envelope for self and one each for the two referees who are familiar with your work. For a letter to be sent to Hindi-belt in India, the address on the envelope should be written in Hindi.

g) On the left hand corner of envelope please clearly mark your Subject Code Number and inscribe KSKRA with application due date.

h) Send KSKRA application by Registered Post with Acknowledgement Due Card to :

The Deputy Establishment Officer ( R-IV ),
4th floor, Central Complex,
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,

i) KSKRA Fellowship Applications will be received throughout the year. KSKRA Selection interviews will be held twice every year.

j) The applicants who submit their applications by 1st March will be called for interview in June and those who submit their applications by 1st September will be called for interview in December of the same year.

KSKRA Fellowship 2011 Selection Procedure

KSKRA Fellowship 2011 Applications will be screened and candidates found suitable will be called to appear for an interview in Mumbai. Preference will be given to those candidates whose research interest and work experience has relevance to the mandate of DAE.

Outstation candidates will be paid sleeper class (ordinary) train fare or actual fare, whichever is less. Candidates are advised to come prepared to stay in Mumbai for 2 to 3 days as a few short listed candidates will be asked to undergo a medical examination on the day following the interview.

Final selection will be made from among the short listed candidates found medically fit.

A Brief Note on Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences

Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences ( BRNS ) is an advisory body to recommend financial assistance to universities/ institutions/ laboratories with the objective to encourage and promote scientific research in areas of relevance to the mandate of the Department of Atomic Energy ( DAE ).

BRNS plays a vital role in strengthening collaboration with educational institutions/ universities to meet the scientific and the technological needs of the Department.

Main mandate of DAE is the production of safe and economical nuclear power, using indigenous uranium and thorium resources.

Towards this end, it is involved in developing, in stages, pressurized heavy water reactors, fast breeder reactors, and advanced thorium reactors with associated fuel cycle systems.

It builds research reactors for production of radioisotopes and carries out programmes on isotope and radiation technology applications in medicine and agriculture and industry.

It develops advanced technology in areas like accelerators, lasers, control and instrumentation, computers, biotechnology, information technology, materials technology etc., and also encourages technology transfers to other users and industry.

It supports basic research in nuclear energy and related frontier areas of science.

Please provide information on one page each for the following four annexes :

Annex-1 : Educational Qualifications : Give details beginning with the latest degree in a table format with the following columns: Branch of specialization; Name of institute/ university/ board; Year of passing; % Marks obtained; Subjects taken. Also give details of Awards, Merit Certificates and Scholarship received. Give GATE Score, GATE Subject and GATE Exam Year or NET Qualification, if available ( optional ).

Note : Those who have submitted thesis and but have not been awarded Ph.D. shall give Date of Submission of Ph.D. Thesis duly supported with documentary proof from the Registrar/ Controller of Examination.

Annex-2 :  Field of Research : give title of thesis, specific area of discipline, 5-key words that describe your work and a brief description of the research work done for Ph.D. ( max. 500 words ) or for the project work done for Masters in Engineering ( max. 250 words ) and the R&D work done after Masters (max. 250 words). For candidates who have not done project work during masters, only work experience details may be given.

Annex-3 : List of Research Publications/Patents give publication details on single sheet in the following format: Title, Authors, Name of the journal/ conference proceedings, Volume, Page Nos. Enclose up to five selected reprints. Also give details of patents, if any.

Annex-4 : Current Assignment : give details about your current assignment and nature of work being carried out by you.

Note :

Please retain a ‘photocopy’ of your KSKRA  application with Annexes 1 to 4. Later on you may be required to submit additional copies of your application with the annexes ( but without enclosures such as certificates/ reprints ).

Qualification : for Science graduates: Ph.D.; for Engineers : Ph.D. or M. Tech with 2 year R&D experience.

Applicants who have submitted their Ph.D. thesis may also apply.

Website : Information on KSKRA Fellowship 2011  is also available on : http://www.barc.ernet.in/webpages/brns/brns_fellowship.html.

Last date for receipt of  KSKRA Fellowship application is on  15 March 2011.

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