About the InstituteNational Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, is supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. It is an autonomous research institute that researches in various areas of plant biology. Institute conducts short-term and long-term training programmes in plant genomics and related areas. Institute invites applications for PhD programme every year. The candidates who will be enrolled in the PhD programme at NIPGR, New Delhi, will receive a degree from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) has invited online applications from eligible and inspired candidates who are from a life sciences background for admission in the PhD programme session 2021-2022.
Research Areas Available at NIPGRStudents will conduct advanced research in the following areas of Plant Biology:
Programme DetailsThe highly qualified candidates will be selected from the large number of applicants based on the national level competition and interview. Selected students will have to complete six-month PhD coursework followed by research work on Plant Biology.
Intake Capacity: There are 25 seats. Out of these, 15 seats are for General Category students, 06 seats are reserved for Other Backward Category (OBC) students, 03 seats for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 01 for Scheduled Tribe (ST) students.
Reservation Policy: There will be reservations for the reserved category students as per norms of the Government of India.
Hostel Facility: Institute offers hostel accommodation to selected candidates which is subject to availability.
How to ApplyDesirous candidates who want to get admission in the PhD programme of NIPGR must visit the official website of NIPGR, New Delhi and check the eligibility before applying. The application form is to fill in through online mode only. The hard copy of the application form will not be considered. First, the candidates must register on the online application portal (link provided in this article). After registration, the candidate must log in to the portal using login credentials and fill the online application form. After filling the complete application, required documents are to be uploaded and the application form is to be submitted along with the application fee details. Upon uploading documents and submission of application form a "Form Preview" option will appear on the screen. Candidates must save/print the application form for future reference.
Application FeeA non-refundable application fee of Rs.300/- for General Category students and Rs.100/- for SC/ST category students are to be paid by the applicants along with the application form through "SBI Collect". For relaxation in the application fee, the caste certificate issued by the Union/ Central Government is to be enclosed with the application form.
Required DocumentsScanned copies of the following documents are to be uploaded along with the application form:
Selection ProcedureSelection to the PhD programme will be made based on the merit prepared based on performance in the entrance test and/or interview/viva-voce. Only selected students will be called for interview/viva-voce. An entrance test and/or interview will be held at the institute. All the travel costs incurred to attend the interview will have to be borne by the candidates. Institute will not provide any travel expenses for attending the entrance test and/or interview. A list of finally selected candidates will be prepared and displayed on the institute's website. The candidates must check the institute website regularly for updates.
Important DatesCommencement of Submission of Online Application: July 19, 2021 from 10.00 AM onwards
Last Date of Submission of Application Fee Online: August 08, 2021 till 05: 30 PM
Closing Date of Submission of Online Application: August 09, 2021 till 05.30 PM
Date of Interview/Viva-voce: August 26 & 27, 2021 from 09.30 AM onwards
Contact InformationNational Institute of Plant Genome Research
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
P.O. Box No. 10531
New Delhi - 110 067, India
Phone: 91-11-26735157, 26735143, 91-11-26741612, 14, 17
Official website: http://www.nipgr.ac.in/
Online Registration Link: http://www.nipgr.ac.in/online_phd/index.php