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Career opportunities for Assistants & Technicians
Scientific/Technical Officers

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.

No. Post Minimum Education Qualification Training Duration Training Scheme Age Limit
1 TO(C)(Translator in Foreign languages) B.Sc. or Diploma in Engineering One year Category-I Stipendiary Training Scheme 24 Years
2 Technician(B)/(C) HSC or SSC plus ITI (2 years) One year Category-II Stipendiary Training Scheme 22 Years

Selection Procedure:

  1. Scientific Assistants – Screening followed by interview for these types of categories of staff. Selection is based on the assessment by the appropriate Standing Selection Committee.
  2. Technicians - Examination will be conducted in three phases which are Preliminary Test, Advanced test & Skill test. For more details please visit Selection procedure for Technicians.

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 on norms for recruitments, please visit Career Digest for Recruitment and Promotion Guidelines in DAE for Scientific & Technical Personnel.