A key element of the success achieved in the manpower development is the visionary initiative of Dr. Homi Bhabha who set up the prestigious BARC training school in the year 1956. In addition to the training school at Trombay, training schools have been set up at other places as affiliates of BARC training school. The BARC training school and its affiliates have been running a remarkably successful Orientation Course for Engineering graduates and Science post-graduates (OCES). The grant-in-aid institutions, apart from carrying out research, have been running pre-doctoral and doctoral programmes, which have helped in producing high quality scientific research personnel. It is in this respect of an in-house human resource development programme that the DAE has been unique.
The DAE has not only trained manpower for running its own programmes, it has also made significant contributions to the National scene. It has strengthened the research programmes at Universities by providing grants for well-defined projects. All grants are channelised through the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), which has the distinction of being the first agency in the country for funding extra-mural research. In the recent years, funding through BRNS has been significantly stepped up and the Department is planning to further expand its activities.
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
V. N. Purav Marg,
Telephone Nos: 2507 2100, 2558 0036
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai