Academic Programmes


The Academic Programmes of the Institute       

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

  2. Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated Ph.D.)

  3. Master of Technology (M.Tech.)

  4. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)

  5. Master of Science by Research in Engineering (M.Sc. (Engg))

  6. Post graduate and super-specialty courses in medicine:

    1. M.D. - (Anaesthesia, Radiotherapy, Pathology, Radio-Diagnosis, Microbiology, Immuno Haematology & Blood Transfusion, Nuclear Medicine & Paliative Medicine )

    2. D.M. - (Medical Oncology, Gastroenterology, Paediaratic Oncology & Critical Care)

    3. M.Ch.- (Gynaecological Oncology, Surgical Oncology & Head & Neck Oncology)

    4. Ph.D.

  1. Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Engineering & Science Disciplines

  2. Diploma in Radiological Physics (Dip.R.P.)

  3. Diploma in Radiation Medicine (D.R.M.)

  4. Diploma in Medical Radio Isotope Techniques (D.M.R.I.T.)





Ph.D. Programme Top

     1.      Admission 

1.1        Minimum qualification for admission to Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences shall be B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent from a recognized university or institute. The candidates having M.Sc. or equivalent degree and having aptitude for research in Engineering may also be considered for admission to Ph.D. programme in Engineering Sciences.

1.2        Minimum qualification for admission to Ph.D. in Science or Mathematics shall be M.Sc. or M.B.B.S. or equivalent from a recognized university or institute. The candidates having B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent degree and having aptitude for research in Science or Mathematics may also be considered for admission to Ph.D. programme in Science or Mathematics.

1.3        Admission to the Ph.D. programme shall be by interview of the applicants who may be short listed by a screening examination approved by the Academic Council.

1.4        The CI to which the candidate is admitted for the Ph.D. programme, shall allot each candidate to a mentor or a guide and, if necessary, a co-guide. In case the candidate is assigned only a mentor, his/her guide shall be identified as soon as possible but not later than the end of his/her second year in the doctoral programme. The guide shall be identified by taking into consideration the academic interests of the concerned candidate and the research profile of the CI to which the candidate is admitted. The guide and, where applicable, co-guide could be from any Institute or University with which HBNI has an agreement of cooperation. To get guidance on issues related to technology, a student may have a guide and a Technology Adviser. A Technology Adviser will be an individual who has demonstrated abilities in technology development or engineering design in areas related with the research topic of the student. Only the guide has to have recognition as faculty from HBNI.

1.5     To encourage inter-disciplinary research, a candidate may have two guides. The guides could be from different CIs. However, the student will belong to a particular CI. 

2.      Programme 

2.1        The Ph.D. programme at each CI shall consist of two components: (i) course work, and (ii) research work leading to a thesis.

2.2        The duration of the course work shall normally be not less than one academic year. Wherever necessary, a course or courses may be substituted by one or several term papers on subjects and/or allied subjects so as to ensure that the basic intent of the course work, viz., to make the student acquire broad-based knowledge is met.

2.3        In individual cases, having degree such as M.Phil., M.Tech., M.Sc.(Engg), the extent of the coursework or exemption there from shall be decided by the Monitoring/Doctoral Committee (see Clauses 3 and 4 below). The exemption from course work may also be considered in case the candidate has attended courses without getting any degree or has adequate research experience. The admissibility of courses for consideration for exemption shall be decided by the Monitoring/Doctoral Committee. The Monitoring/Doctoral Committee will certify successful completion of course and research work by the candidate.

2.4        Having completed the course work successfully, a candidate shall appear for an oral General Comprehensive Examination to be conducted by the Monitoring/Doctoral Committee. If his/her performance is satisfactory, the Monitoring/Doctoral Committee shall permit the candidate to pursue/continue research towards thesis. Else, it may give specific suggestions and time period (maximum six months) to the candidate for preparation before reappearing for the oral general comprehensive examination. If a candidate fails to qualify in two attempts, his/her registration for Ph.D. shall be cancelled.

 In that event, the Monitoring/Doctoral Committee shall prescribe additional requirements to be met by the student to enable him/her to earn a lower degree such as M.Phil./M.Sc.(Engg).

 The CIs must ensure that a guide is identified as soon as the candidate qualifies the General Comprehensive Examination. 

2.5   The normal period of course work and research from the date of admission to Ph.D. programme shall be 48 months for the candidates with Master�s degree or equivalent in Engineering/Technology and 60 months for candidates with Master�s degree or equivalent in Science or a Bachelor�s degree or equivalent in Engineering/Technology from a recognized Institute or University. The period may be extended up to a maximum of one year by the Doctoral Committee. Any extension beyond one year will require approval of the concerned Board of Studies. Minimum period for submission of thesis shall be two years from the date of admission.

 

Ph.D. Programme (Integrated Scheme)                     Top

     1.      Admission 

1.1        The minimum qualification for admission to Ph.D. (Integrated Scheme) in Science or Mathematics shall be Bachelor�s degree in science/ mathematics/ /statistics /computer science/information technology/Engineering or an equivalent degree of a University recognized by the University Grants Commission.

1.2        Admission to the Ph.D. (Integrated Scheme) shall be by interview of the applicants who may be short listed by a screening examination approved by the Academic Council.

This Programme is offered in Physical and Mathematical Sciences at IMSc and HRI CI's only.

 

2.     Programme 

2.1     Ph.D. (Integrated Scheme) at each CI shall consist of two components: (i) course work, and (ii) research work leading to thesis. In addition, specific project work requirements may be imposed by individual CIs.

2.2    The contents of the course work shall be in accordance with the syllabi approved by the Board of Studies. The duration of the course work shall normally be equivalent to two academic years, but individual CIs may impose longer-term requirements. Wherever necessary, a course or courses may be substituted by one or several term papers on subjects and/or allied subjects or a minor thesis.

2.3    The candidates shall take examinations based on the course work. Those who score marks or grades above a minimum specified by the concerned Board of Studies shall be declared as having completed the course work successfully. The candidates are expected to earn the required grades within the period stipulated for the course work. The decision on whether a candidate should be allowed a second attempt, in the event of failing to secure the necessary grades at the first try, shall be taken by the Monitoring Committee (see Clause 3 below), with the concerned Board of Studies kept informed of all such decisions.

2.4     All candidates successful in the course work of this programme shall be awarded M.Sc. degree.

2.5     Having completed the course work successfully, a student shall appear for an oral General Comprehensive Examination to be conducted by the Monitoring Committee. If his/her performance is satisfactory, the Monitoring Committee shall permit the candidate to register for Ph.D. Else, it may give specific suggestions and time period (maximum three months) to the candidate for preparation before reappearing for the oral general comprehensive examination. If a student fails to qualify in two attempts, he/she shall cease to be a part of the Ph.D. (Integrated Scheme). In that event, the Monitoring Committee may consider recommending him/her for a lower degree such as M.Phil. after he/she has completed the requirements that the committee may specify.

2.6     Normal period of completion of the programme shall be 48 months from the date of enrolment to Ph.D. The period may be extended up to a maximum of one year by the Doctoral Committee (see Clause 5 below). Any extension beyond one year will require approval of the concerned Board of Studies.

 

        M.Tech. Programme                Top

     1.      Admission 

1.1        Minimum qualification for admission to the M.Tech. shall be Bachelor�s degree in Engineering/Technology (B.E./B.Tech.) or a Master�s degree in Science (M.Sc.) of a University recognized by the University Grants Commission.

1.2        Selection of candidates for admission to M.Tech. programme at a CI shall be (i) through a selection process formulated by the CI, (ii) by way of upgradation of students who have qualified for the PGDip of HBNI anytime within preceding six months of his/her applying for admission to the programme with a performance above a threshold specified by the Board of Studies in Engineering Sciences.

This programme is currently exclusively for graduates of BARC Training Schools from the year 2006 onwards.

 

2.      Programme 

2.1        This programme comprises course work followed by a project work, each of duration equivalent to one Academic Year. The students admitted after completion of PGDip of HBNI shall be exempt from full or part of the course work; the extent of exemption shall be decided on the recommendation of the Board of Studies in Engineering Sciences based on the course content of the PGDip. programme attended by the applicant

2.2        The Director of the CI shall constitute standing committee/committees to assign project guide and, if necessary, a co-guide and topic of the project to the student. The Committees will consist of members recognized as faculty by HBNI. The project work, to culminate into a thesis, can be taken up only after successful completion of the course work. For valid reasons, the duration of the project work can be extended by the M.Tech committee (see Clause 3 below) beyond one calendar year.

 

       

                  M.Phil. Programme                              Top

     1. Admission 

1.1        Minimum qualification for admission to the M.Phil. shall be Master�s degree in Science (M.Sc.) of a University recognized by the University Grants Commission.

1.2        Selection of candidates for admission to M.Phil. programme at a CI shall be (i) through a selection process formulated by the CI, (ii) by way of upgradation of students who have qualified for the PGDip of HBNI anytime within preceding six months with a performance above a threshold specified by the concerned Board of Studies.

This programme is currently exclusively for graduates of BARC Training Schools from the year 2006 onwards.

   2. Programme 

2.1        This programme comprises course work followed by a project work, each of duration equivalent to one Academic Year. The students admitted after completion of PGDip of HBNI shall be exempt from full or part of the course work; the extent of exemption shall be decided on the recommendation of the concerned Board of Studies based on the course content of the PGDip. programme attended by the applicant.

2.2     The Director of the CI shall constitute standing committee/committees to assign project guide and, if necessary, a co-guide and topic of the project to the student. The Committees will consist of members recognized as faculty by HBNI. The project work, to culminate into a thesis, can be taken up only after successful completion of the course work. For valid reasons, the duration of the project work can be extended by the M.Phil committee (see Clause 3 below) beyond one calendar year.

 

       

                                                   M.Sc. (Engg) Programme                              Top

 1. Admission 

1.1        The employees recruited through the Training School of BARC or its affiliates or the Technical Training Programme of IPR within five years preceding the date of application of admission to the M.Sc.(Engg) programme shall be eligible for enrolment in the programme. In addition, the performance of the applicant in the abovementioned training programmes must be above a threshold specified by the Board of Studies in Engineering Sciences.

1.2        An employee not falling in the category 1.1 but who possesses (i) B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc. or equivalent degree of a recognized university or institute, and (ii) has been screened through by a procedure devised by the CI and approved by the Board of Studies in Engineering Sciences, shall be considered for admission to the M.Sc.(Engg) programme.

1.3        The Director of a CI shall constitute standing committee/committees consisting of members recognized as its faculty by HBNI to interview the applicants falling in category 1.1 or 1.2 and, based on their interview performance, make recommendation about the admissibility of the candidate into the programme.

On admission, each student shall be on the rolls of the Board of Studies in Engineering Sciences. The standing committee, by taking into consideration aspects like the aptitude, work experience, courses already studied and the interest of the student, and in consultation with the student, shall identify a topic of research and a guide and, if necessary a co-guide. The guide and, where applicable, co-guide can be from a CI other than the CI where the candidate is enrolled or from an Institution or University with which HBNI has agreement of cooperation.

 

2.      Programme 

2.1        The programme shall consist of (i) course work as prescribed by the M.Sc.(Engg) Committee (see Clause 3 below), and (ii) research work carried under the supervision of a guide and, where applicable, a co-guide.

2.2        Normal duration of the M.Sc.(Engg) programme, including the course work and research, leading to a thesis,  shall be two years.

2.3        The duration of the course work shall be one semester and that of the research work, leading to a thesis, shall be one and a half academic years. For the students admitted under category 1.1, the extent of the course work, including exemption therefrom, will be determined by the M.Sc.(Engg) committee (see Clause 3 below). The exemption from course work may also be considered in case the student has attended courses without getting any degree or has adequate research experience. The admissibility of courses for consideration for exemption shall be decided by the M.Sc.(Engg) Committee (see Clause 3 below). The M.Sc.(Engg) Committee will certify successful completion of course and research work by the student.

2.4        For valid reasons, the duration of the M.Sc.(Engg) programme can be extended by one year by the M.Sc.(Engg) committee (see Clause 3 below).

 

       

      Post Graduate Diploma                                 Top

1.      Admission 

1.1 Minimum qualification for admission to the Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) shall be Bachelor�s degree in Engineering/Technology (B.E./B.Tech.) or a Master�s degree in Science (M.Sc.) or equivalent degree of a University recognized by the University Grants Commission.

1.2        The selection of candidates for admission to PGDip programme in a CI shall be through a selection process formulated by the CI.

This programme is currently exclusively for candidates selected for BARC Training Schools.

2.      Programme 

2.1        This programme shall be of one academic year duration.

2.2        The PGDip shall comprise course work and/or practicals and/or on the job work experience. The duration of each component of the programme shall be determined by the respective Board of Studies.

2.3        The syllabus for the PGDip courses shall be as approved by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the respective Board of Studies.

       

      Diploma in Radiological Physics                      Top

1.      Admission 

1.1 Applicants must have passed the M.Sc. degree in Physics with more than 60% marks in aggregate in B.Sc. and M.Sc. in aggregate.

This programme is offered at BARC, Mumbai and is of one academic year duration, selection is through written test screening followed by an interview. A few sponsored candidates from industry can be selected by interview alone.

       

     Diploma in Radiation Medicine                            Top

1.      Admission 

1.1 Applicants must have taken the degree of M.B.B.S. (including internship) of Mumbai university or any other university recognised as equivalent.

This programme is offered at BARC, Mumbai and is of two academic years duration.

 

       

   Diploma in Medical Radio Isotope Techniques         Top

1.      Admission 

1.1 Applicants must have passed the B.Sc. degree of the university with Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Zoology, Life Sciences or Biophysics as one of the subject or an examination recognised as equivalent thereto.

This programme is offered at BARC, Mumbai and is of one academic year duration.