Homi Bhaba National Institute

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The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) was established in 1954 and its mandate includes

  1. Research, including fundamental research in matters connected with atomic energy and the development of its uses in agriculture, biology, industry and medicine; and

  2. Advancement of higher mathematics.

In pursuit of its mandate, the DAE has established research and development centres as well as grant-in-aid institutions, and has taken in its fold several existing institutions as its grant-in-aid institutions. Together all institutions under the umbrella of the DAE present a formidable group in terms of expertise in science and engineering and research infrastructure. All research institutions under the umbrella of the DAE had been pursuing academic programmes with affiliation from universities located nearby. These programmes were either research based degree programmes (Ph.D. and M.Sc. by research) or class room based course work programmes in certain specialized areas [Diploma in Radiological Physics (DipRP), and Diploma in Medical Radio Isotope Techniques (DMRIT)] or those having a combination of class room courses and research (M.D., M.Ch. and D.M.). Student intake for these programmes was less than the full potential of the institutions and intensity of academic exchanges between R&D centres and grant-in-aid institutions had scope for improvement.

For developing a well trained manpower to fulfill its mandate, DAE founded the “Training School” at Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) in 1957. There was no opportunity available anywhere in the country to impart sufficiently broad-based training in the field of nuclear science and engineering. The Training School provided just the needed avenue both for training as well as for recruitment. With the renaming of AEET as BARC the Training School has come to be known as BARC Training School and the increased demand for manpower has prompted setting up training schools at other units of the DAE. The Training Schools offer a well designed compact, one year intensive programme for fresh engineers and scientists giving them a sound knowledge base in nuclear science and technology. For historical reasons, the name “Training School” continues, however, given the depth and range of its operation of its programmes, it functions as a Graduate School.


Disciplines & Programmes

Ph.D. in varied disciplines is offered at all CIs. HRI and IMSc also offer an integrated Ph.D. programme where students study for M.Sc. as well as Ph.D.

M.Tech. in engineering sciences, and M.Phil. in physical sciences, chemical sciences and life sciences. These programmes consist of one year of course work and one year of project work. The course work is offered at all campuses of BARC Training School and project work is offered at BARC, IGCAR, RRCAT VECC and some other units of DAE. Those who are not interested in project work get a diploma in lieu of a M.Tech. or a M.Phil.

M.Sc. (Engg) in which research content is more than that in a M.Tech. programme. The duration of the project work under this programme is one and half year, while the duration of the course work is up to one year. This programme is offered at BARC, IGCAR, VECC and RRCAT and has been tailored for the employees of the Department.

Integrated M.Sc. of five-year duration at NISER.

Super Specialty Courses at TMC

  • D.M. (Medical Oncology)
  • D.M. (Pediatric Oncology)
  • D.M. (Gastroenterology)
  • D.M. (Critical Care)
  • M. Ch. (Surgical Oncology)
  • M. Ch. (Gynecological Oncology)
  • M.Ch. (Head & Neck Oncology)

Post Graduate Courses at TMC

  • M.D. (Pathology)
  • M.D. (Anesthesia)
  • M.D. (Radio-diagnosis),
  • M.D. (Radiotherapy),
  • M.D. (Microbiology),
  • M.D. (Nuclear Medicine),
  • M.D. Palliative Medicine), and
  • M.D. (Immuno-Hematology & Transfusion Medicine)

DRM: Diploma in Radiation Medicine at BARC.

M.Sc. (Nursing) at TMC

Dip.R.P.: Diploma in Radiological Physics at BARC.

DMRIT: Diploma in Medical Radio Isotope Techniques at BARC.

In addition, the TMC also offers a two-year Certified Fellowship programme in 23 different disciplines related to Oncology.

The Institute offers a unique Ph.D. programme where students are manadated to work at the interface of basic research and technology development. Under this programme, they work under the guidance of two supervisors, one having strength in basic research and the other in technology development.

The DAE has always encouraged collaborations at the national level and provided funding for research in tune with its mandate through its funding agencies. Funding agencies have insisted on a collaborative approach wherein every project has a principal collaborator from within the DAE in addition to principal investigator. With the setting up of the HBNI, collaborations with academic institutes have been further strengthened by signing formal agreements of cooperation between the HBNI and institutes and universities. The HBNI has entered into formal Memorandum of Understanding with the following Institute/ Universities.

Collaboration with other Institutes

Memorandum of Understanding between Homi Bhabha National Institute and other Institutes 



See also  K.L. College of Engineering (KLCE)

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