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Department of Atomic Energy (DAE being a scientific organization working in the advanced field of science and technology, DAE has followed a comprehensive policy to develop competent scientists, engineers and technical personnel to support its programmes. The recruitment of scientific and technical staff is generally carried out through well-formulated specific needs.

To cater to the need of technical staff, Graduates in science and diploma holders in engineering are recruited through a one-year Stipendiary training scheme (Category-I). They are absorbed as Scientific Assistant-B after successful completion of the training in the various activities of DAE. Similarly, candidates having qualification of HSC (science) or SSC followed by ITI certificate are also recruited under Two-years Stipendiary Training Scheme (Category-II) and they are absorbed as Technicians after successful completion of the training in the various facilities of DAE.


All recruitments are carried out finally by a Standing Selection Committee constituted by Competent Authority for various categories / posts / grades.

Reservation orders of Govt. of India in respect of candidates belonging to SC / ST / OBC / Physically handicapped as applicable to DAE are followed in recruitment

Recruitment is normally carried out through open advertisements in Employment News, local and / or national newspapers as applicable. Local employment exchanges are also approached for recruitment of personnel at the level of Scientific Assistant / Technician and equivalent posts.


Recruitment to specific posts carried out through in-house training scheme





Training Duration
Training Scheme

Age Limit
1 Scientific Assistant (B) B.Sc. or
Diploma in
One year Category-I Stipendiary
Training Scheme
24 Years
2 Technician
(B) / (C)
HSC or SSC plus ITI (2 years) Two Years Category-II Stipendiary
Training Scheme
22 Years


The selection procedure involves screening followed by interview for these types of categories of staff. Selection is based on the assessment by the appropriate Standing Selection Committee.

Reservation orders of Government of India in respect of candidates belonging to SC / ST / OBC /
Physically Handicapped (PH) as applicable to DAE is followed.

Age relaxation is admissible to SC / ST / OBC / PH / Ex-servicemen candidates, as per Government of India orders on the subject.

Age limit for direct recruitment

  1. Scientific Assistant (B): 30 years
  2. Technician (B): 25 years

For more details of norms for recruitments plase visit Career Digest for Recruitment and Promotion Guidelines in DAE for Scientific & Technical Personnel

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