National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) admissions 2019 into Ph.D Programme

Are you looking for admissions into National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR)? NIPGR has announced admissions 2019 into the Ph.D. programme. Check out further details such as eligibility criteria, selection procedure, entrance exam details, the application process, important dates, etc.


National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) is an autonomous institution which was aided by the department of biotechnology, Government of India. This institute is one of the major contributors to plant genomics. The Institute has been established to coincide with the birth anniversary of Prof. (Dr.) J. C. Bose as well as the 50th anniversary of India's independence. This institute launches Ph.D. programme every year as a long term training programme, in addition to the short term programmes.

Admissions 2019

National Institute of Plant Genome Research has announced admissions into Ph.D. Programme for 2019-2020. This Ph.D programme is a full time programme which includes advanced research in the areas of Plant Biology such as Genome Analysis and Molecular Mapping, Computational Biology, Molecular Mechanism of Abiotic Stress Responses, Plant Development and Architecture, Nutritional Genomics, Plant Immunity, Molecular Breeding, Transgenics for Crop improvement, and other emerging areas based on plant genomics. This Ph.D. programme is affiliated to the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. NIPGR will provide hostel accommodation to selected candidates

Student intake details:
Total intake of students for the Academic Year 2019 - 2020 is 25. And reservations are as below:

General: 15
OBC: 06
SC: 03
ST: 01

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria to pursue a Ph.D. programme in National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR):

  • Candidates who have secured minimum 55% (50% for SC/ ST/ OBC (Non-Creamy layer)/ Differently-abled and other categories/ Who have obtained Master's degree prior to 19th September 1991) in M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Life Sciences and/ or related disciplines.
  • Candidates who are about to complete the M.Sc. or equivalent degree by 31st August 2019 can also apply.
  • And candidates who have cleared CSIR-UGC NET exam/ DBT-JRF/ /ICMR NET exam for JRF (with a JRF valid at least up to 31st December 2019), with DST INSPIRE Fellowship.

Selection Process

Selection is done based on the candidate's performance in the entrance exam and interview or viva-voce. Candidates who have secured minimum qualified marks in the entrance examination will be shortlisted for interview/ viva-voce.

Application Procedure

Interested and Eligible candidates are requested to apply online through website from 22nd April. The last date to apply is 29th May. Application Fees is Rs.100/-(for ST/SC should enclose related documentary proof with application form) and Rs.300/-(for all others).

The applicants must first register and then fill the admission form and submit through online itself along with the required documents uploaded in the given format and online payment through SBI Collect. After uploading the documents you will get Form Preview option, you have to save or print the form for further reference.

Documents to be uploaded with the application form:
  1. Photograph
  2. Age Proof
  3. Signature
  4. Relevant educational qualifications
  5. Fellowship Award Letter/Admit Card
  6. Category Certificate if SC/ST/OBC
  7. Payment confirmation slip fee receipt

Contact details

National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR),
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
P.O. Box No. 10531,
New Delhi - 110 067

Ph. No.: 91-11-26735157, 26735143

Important dates to remember

  • Starting date for online submission of application form: 22 April 2019 from 10.00 a.m. onwards
  • Last date for submission of online fee: 28 May 2019 till 05:30 p.m.
  • Last date for submission of online application form: 29 May 2019 till 05:30 p.m.
  • Date of Entrance Test: 01 July 2019
  • Date of Interview/Viva-Voice: 02 July 2019

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