Career Opportunities

CBS has been set up to establish and sustain a brand institution in the field of basic sciences. Our innovative teaching methods and the emphasis we place on laboratory and project work will help to:

Develop your experimental and analytical skills, and Satisfy the increasing demand for highly qualified, motivated and talented young minds to embark on careers in research and development in various science and technology areas, in particular those areas that are of relevance to the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. Our Centre's aim is to attract young minds to the frontiers of exciting research in basic sciences so as to make a tangible contribution to making India a vibrant, dynamic and democratic knowledge-based powerhouse.With the opening of Indian industry, several opportunities, especially in R&D establishments - both in the private and public sector are becoming available.

CBS students undergo very rigorous laboratory work along with rigorous theoretical courses, combined with visits and exposure to some of our country's premier research institutes, as well as on-going interactions with faculty members from BARC, TIFR, IIT-B, ICT, etc. and opportunities for projects under the guidance of the country's top scientists and academicians.

All this serves to instill a sense of confidence in the students... Don't just take our word for it...ask our existing students!

Organizations like the Department of Science & Technology, the Indian Space Research Organization, theDepartment of Atomic Energy and its units, Nuclear Power Corporation, the Department of Biotechnology, the Department of Oceanography, Indian Institutes of Technology, etc. feel the need for qualified, motivated, trained human resources for their growing expansion plans. In additions, several institutions like NISER, IITs, IISERs and of course, CBS, look for Faculty and researchers to continue and further enrich their programmes.

It is our expectation that CBS graduates will look forward to filling some of these requirements of our country.

The most promising of our graduates will be strongly encouraged to pursue doctoral studies in CBS and proximate institutions, leading to their Ph.D. degree.

Special opportunity for CBS undergraduates

CBS is pleased to announce that CBS graduates who secure Cumulative Grade Performance Average (CGPA) of 7.5 or above will automatically be entitled to appear directly before the final Selection Committee of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for admission to BARC's Training School.

The Department of Atomic Energy's (DAE) Research & Development activities have burgeoned in the last few years. The BARC Training School prepares young minds for responsible scientific and engineering positions in various units of DAE. Since its establishment, about 7000 young men and women have passed through the portals of the School. They are contributing to all segments of DAE.

The trainees go through an integrated course for one year in different disciplines of science and engineering. The training school students are taught by scientists and engineers from BARC and other DAE establishments.

After successful completion of one year's training, BARC Training School students are induced into regular R&D positions within the Department of Atomic Energy, in institutions like BARC, IGCAR, VECC, RRCAT, etc.

Special opportunity for CBS postgraduates

Those who successfully gain a good doctoral degree from CBS will automatically be entitled for consideration as a post-doctoral K.S. Krishnan Research Associate of the Department of Atomic Energy. K S Krishnan Associates are guaranteed subsequent absorption in the DAE system.

Applicants with a good doctoral degree from CBS will be considered on par with those coming from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and the Homi Bhabha National Institute.


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About Us

CBS was set up by the Department of Atomic Energy and the University of Mumbai in 2007. CBS offers a 5 year integrated MSc program in Basic Sciences, with undergraduate teaching embedded in a postgraduate and research environment, for students who have completed 10+2 schooling or its equivalent.