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NIPGR PhD Programme Admission 2019 Notification

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Admission to NIPGR PhD Programme for 2019-2020

The official notification for NIPGR PhD Programme Admission 2019 has been announced. NIPGR – National Institute of Plant Genome Research is inviting eligible candidates from life sciences background to apply online for the PhD Programme Admission 2019-2020.

National Institute of Plant Genome Research, is an Autonomous Research Institution, funded by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and conducts basic and applied research in the frontier areas of plant biology.

The Institute invites online applications from candidates who have completed or will be completing M.Sc. or equivalent degree (by August 31, 2019) in Life Sciences and/or in related disciplines with minimum 55% marks [a relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50% or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled and other categories of candidates, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991], and have cleared the CSIR-UGC NET exam/DBT-JRF (selected through BET/BINC)/ICMR NET exam for JRF (with a Junior Research Fellowship valid at least up to December 31, 2019), with DST INSPIRE Fellowship for pursuing full-time Ph.D. program, for conducting advanced research in the frontier areas of Plant Biology such as, Computational Biology, Genome Analysis and Molecular Mapping, Molecular Mechanism of Abiotic Stress Responses, Nutritional Genomics, Plant Development and Architecture, Plant Immunity, Transgenics for Crop improvement, Molecular Breeding and other emerging areas based on plant genomics. Reservations are as per statutory norms.

The Admission to the Ph.D. programme is through two-stage process consisting of Entrance Test and Interview/Viva-Voce. The eligible candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying marks in the entrance examination will be shortlisted for interview/viva-voce.

Intake of students for the Academic Year 2019-20
General 15
OBC 06
SC 03
ST 01
Total 25
APPLICATION PROCEDURE (ONLINE ONLY)

Candidates should register first and then follow steps for filling Online Application Form. The application fee is 300/- ( 100/- for SC/ST candidates provided relevant documentary proof is enclosed with the Application Form).

The admission Form is to be filled and submitted ONLINE ONLY along with required documents uploaded in the given format and online payment through SBI Collect. No hard copies will be accepted.

Upload following Scanned Documents: (It is suggested to scan documents from your originals).
  • Photograph (less than 50 KB)
  • Signature (less than 50 KB)
  • Age Proof. (less than 100 KB)
  • Relevant Educational Qualifications (less than 100 KB)
  • Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC. (less than 100 KB)
  • Fellowship Award Letter/Admit Card (less than 100 KB)
  • Payment Confirmation Slip Fee receipt (less than 100 KB)

Once you have uploaded the document and click the “UPLOAD DOCUMENTS” button you will get the Form Preview option. Save/Print your form for future reference.

NIPGR will not provide any travel expenses to candidates appearing for Entrance Test and Interview/ Viva-Voce


The selected candidates will be enrolled for a Ph.D. program in academic affiliation with the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. NIPGR will provide hostel accommodation to selected candidates (subject to availability). The following important dates may be noted:

Start date for Online submission of applications Form begins April 22, 2019 (Monday) from 10.00 a.m. onwards
Last date for submission of online Fee May 28, 2019 (Tuesday) till 05: 30 p.m.
Last date for submission of online Application Form May 29, 2019 (Wednesday) till 05.30 p.m.
Date of Entrance Test July 01, 2019 (Monday)
Date of Interview/Viva-Voce July 02, 2019 (Tues)

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Registration Link will be available from 22/04/2019 10 AM onwards

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