IGCAR JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) program administered by Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam; India. The purpose of these JRFs is to attract young minds to conduct muti disciplinary research in frontier areas of engineering/scientific research and cutting-edge technologies and make India self reliance in power production. 

The candidates selected for IGCAR JRF will be eligible to register for Ph.D. in Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI, a deemed to be university of Department of Atomic Energy). IGCAR JRF fellowship programs are already commenced. Following given extracts from Handbook of Information regarding award of JRF published by IGCAR Kalpakkam, India.

Important Dates


Category-A (Those who have already completed M.Sc.)
The candidate must have obtained a minimum of 60% marks Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree from a recognized University in one of the following disciplines.
a) Physics or Materials Science: Master of Science in Physics/Materials Science with Mathematics/Numerical Methods as one of the subjects studied at the M.Sc. level and Chemistry as an ancillary subject up to 60% at B.Sc. level.
b) Chemistry: Master of Science in Chemistry with Physics and Mathematics studied as ancillary subjects up to 60% at B.Sc. level.
c) Atmospheric Sciences: Master of Science/M.Tech. in Meteorology/ Atmospheric
Sciences / Physical Oceanography

Category-B (Those who have already completed B.E./B.Tech../ B.S. or B.Sc. Engineering/ B.Sc. Tech.] from a recognized University)

The candidate must have obtained a minimum of 60% marks in one of the engineering disciplines given below:
(i) Computer Science & Engineering (ii) Metallurgical Engineering (iii) Chemical Engineering (iv) Mechanical Engineering (v) Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering (vi) Electronics & Communication Engineering (vii) Electrical & Electronics Engineering. 

Category-C Candidates in the final year/semester of M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./B.S. or B.Sc. Engineering / B.Sc.[Tech])

The candidate should be in the final year/semester of M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./B.S. or B.Sc. Engineering/B.Sc.[Tech] Degree course in recognized Universities in one of the disciplines as mentioned above in Category-A and Category-B. Such candidates should have scored marks above 60% in each previous semester/year and minimum aggregate of 60% in B.Sc. level [in the case of M.Sc. candidates]. In case such candidates eventually join the Centre, they shall have acquired aggregate marks of 60% in the qualifying degrees. Relevant certificates to this effect should be submitted at the time of joining the Centre.

Note: Candidates with M.E and M.Tech degrees can also apply, however they should have secured 60% and above in the qualifying degree (B.E/ BTech/ M.Sc).

How to Apply

The Application Form and Hall Ticket Form can also be downloaded from the IGCAR website www.igcar.gov.in

Applicant requires to send the completed Application Form typed on a A4 size sheet and Hall Ticket Form along with the required enclosures by Post (Registered or speed post of Indian Postal service) ,so as to reach IGCAR to :

The Administrative Officer–II (Recruitment), Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam–603102, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu.
Superscribe the envelope: “JRF, Advt. No. 01/2016” & also the discipline clearly suggested in educational qualification heading above.

The applicant in due course would receive Hall Ticket, appropriately endorsed by IGCAR which will permit the candidate to appear for the written test and/or the interview.

Last Date

The last date for application is

Contact Details

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research,

Kancheepuram District, Kalpakkam-603102,

Tamil Nadu, Website www.igcar.gov.in

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