Homi Bhabha National Institute

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Homi Bhabha National Institute
Established 2005
Type Deemed university
Director Ravi Grover
Location Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Website http://www.hbni.ac.in/
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The Homi Bhabha National Institute (Hindi: होमी भाभा राष्ट्रीय संस्थान, HBNI) is an Indian deemed university, which unifies several constituent institutions.

Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai is one of the institutions of excellence as per section 4(b) of (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006.[1][2] And, it has been placed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) task force in Category ‘A’.[3][4]


Prime minister of India, Manmohan Singh,[5] announced the approval of the government of India for setting up of HBNI on June 4, 2005. It is named after the late Indian physicist Homi J. Bhabha. The HRD Ministry of the government of India declared Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) a deemed to be University along with ten Constituent Institutions (CIs).

HBNI and its Constituent Institutions (CIs) are among the very few institutions of excellence chosen by the Parliament of India to be kept out of the purview of reservations in the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Bill, 2006,[1][2] which increases the reserved seats to 49.5 per cent in prestigious educational institutes like Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

The institute was the brainchild of its first and present director, Ravi Grover.

Constituent Institutions[edit]

R&D centers[edit]


Current Students[edit]

  • Students admitted to BARC Training Schools at BARC, Mumbai; IGCAR, Kalpakkam; RRCAT, Indore; NFC, Hyderabad; AMD, Hyderabad.
  • DGFS (DAE Graduate fellowship scheme) Ph.D. Scholars
  • Junior/Senior Research Fellows admitted to Ph.D. program at all CIs listed earlier
  • Students pursuing post-graduate medical programs and super-specialty programs at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
  • Students pursuing five year integrated M.Sc. program at National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar
  • Employees of Department of Atomic Energy pursuing Ph.D. along with their research in the research centres
  • Students Diploma in Radiation Protection, Diploma in Nuclear Medicine, Diploma in Medical Radio-Isotope Technology at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai.
  • Students pursuing M.Sc. (Nursing) at Tata Memorial Centre. Mumbai

Students admitted to BARC Training Schools are offered employment in DAE as Scientific Officer – C after culmination of their course work.

Courses and training schools[edit]

Courses are conducted at all CIs and at BARC Training schools[6] at:

Students may also take additional courses at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay or Indian Institute of Technology Madras.


  • For science and engineering : PGDip, M.Phil, M.Sc(Engg), M.Tech and Ph.D.
  • For Health Sciences : at Tata Memorial Centre : DM (Medical Oncology), M.Ch.(Surgical Oncology), MD (Pathology), MD (Anesthesia), MD (Radiotherapy), MD (Radio-diagnosis) and Ph.D.(Health Sciences, Epidemiology), M.Sc. (Nursing)
  • For Health Sciences : at BARC : DipRP, DRM and DMRIT

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  2. ^ a b Press Information Bureau English Releases. Pib.nic.in (2007-01-03). Retrieved on 2013-12-06.
  3. ^ http://www.hbni.ac.in/Notific_Announce/grade_a_mhrd.pdf
  4. ^ http://mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/RportsTF_deemeduniv_2012.pdf
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ The making of a nuclear scientist. The Hindu (2011-12-26). Retrieved on 2013-12-06.

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