Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai
(Deemed University)

Establishment

Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) with a Deemed to be University status has been established. The MHRD vide notification No. F.9-5/2004-U.3 dated June 3, 2005 has declared Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) a Deemed to be University along with ten Constituent Institutions (CIs)  (As mentioned above- 4 R&D Centres and 6 Grant-in-aid Institutions, excluding TIFR, Mumbai, which is a Deemed University on its own).

Courses Offered

1 Physical Sciences    .

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  2. Integrated Ph.D.
  3. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
  4. Post Graduate Diploma

2.Chemical Sciences 

    1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
    2. Integrated Ph.D.
    3. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
    4. Post Graduate Diploma

3.Life Sciences          

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  2. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
  3. Post Graduate Diploma

4.Engineering Sciences         

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  2. Master of Technology (M.Tech.)
  3. M.Sc. (Engg.)
  4. Post Graduate Diploma

5.Mathematical Sciences     

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  2. Integrated Ph.D.
  3. Strategic Studies          
  4. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

7.Health Sciences     

  1. Diploma in Radiological Physics (Dip.R.P.)
  2. Diploma in Radiation Medicine (D.R.M.)
  3. Diploma in Medical Radio Isotopes Techniques (D.M.R.I.T.)
  4. M.D. - Pathology, Anaesthesia, Radiotherapy
  5. D.M. - Medical Oncology
  6. M.Ch. - Surgical Oncology
  7. D.A. - Diploma in Anaesthesia

Admission Process

Ph.D
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.
 
Ph.D. Programme (Integrated Scheme)
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.
 
M.Tech. Programme
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 two years 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.
 
M.Phil. Programme
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 two years with a performance above a threshold specified by the concerned Board of Studies.
 
M.Sc. (Engg) Programme                             
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.

Post Graduate Diploma                                
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.

Diploma in Radiation Medicine                           
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       
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.

 Affiliated Colleges
 
Constituent Institutes

  1. BARC, Mumbai
  2. IGCAR, Kalpakkam
  3. RRCAT, Indore
  4. VECC, Kolkata
  5. SINP, Kolkata
  6. IPR, Gandhinagar
  7. IOP, Bhubaneswar
  8. HRI, Allahabad
  9. TMC, Mumbai
  10. IMSc, Chennai-

R&D Centres
1.      Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai
2.      Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
3.      Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore  and
4.      Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata
 
Grant-in-aid Institutions
1.      Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai
2.      Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata
3.      Institute of Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar
4.      Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar
5.      Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad
6.      Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai and
7.      Institute of Mathematical Science (IMSc), Chennai

Contact

 Homi Bhabha National Institute
(Deemed University)

Regd. Office: Knowledge Management Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Central Complex, Mumbai-400 085
Maharashtra 03.06.2005 
Website: https://www.hbni.ac.in