Indian Agricultural Research Institute – IARI Admission 2019

Indian Agricultural Research Institute – IARI PhD Admission 2019

Online applications are invited in the prescribed format for admissions to Ph. D programmes in the various disciplines of Agricultural Sciences at Indian Agricultural Research Institute ( IARI ), New Delhi.

IARI  PhD Admission Eligibility 2019

Essential Qualification for Admission
  • Only those candidates who had their Bachelor’s Degree Programmes under 10, +2, +4 or 10, +2, +3 or 10, +1, +4 system ( or awarded B.Sc. degree under 10, +2, +2 system prior to 1985 ) and fulfill the qualifications as prescribed in this bulletin are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For General / OBC candidates at least 60% marks or an overall grade point average ( OGPA ) of 7.00 out of 10.00 or 3.50 out of 5.00 or 2.8 out of 4.00 or 2.21 out of 3.00 in M.Sc. / M.Sc. ( Ag. ) / M.Tech. / M.E. 
  • For SC / ST / PC / CWSF candidates at least 55% marks or OGPA of 6.50 out of 10.00 or 3.25 out of 5.00 or 2.6 out of 4.00 or 1.95 out of 3.00 in M.Sc. / M.Sc. ( Ag. ) / M.Tech. / M.E. 
  • In case of the universities where OGPA is awarded with equivalence of percentage marks, only OGPA will be considered for determining the eligibility qualification for appearing in the entrance examination. The percentage of marks shall be considered only for candidates coming from universities that do not award grades.
  • Candidates who appear at the Master’s Degree Final year Examination in 2019 are also eligible to apply and appear in written entrance examination provisionally for Ph.D. programme. However, they will have to submit documentary evidence of their eligibility
Qualification for Admission to Ph.D. degree programme in different disciplines during 2019-20 Academic Session
Agricultural Chemicals
  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Agricultural Chemicals / Chemistry / Organic Chemistry / Analytical Chemistry

Agricultural Economics

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Agricultural Economics / Dairy Economics / Livestock Economics / Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation / Fisheries Economics / Environmental Economics

Agricultural Engineering

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in M.Tech. / M.E. in Agricultural Engineering / Farm Power and Equipment / Soil and Water Conservation Engineering / Irrigation and Drainage Engineering / Water Resource Engineering / Agricultural Processing and Structures / Dairy Engineering / Water Science and Technology; M.Sc. in Dairy Engineering are eligible for Ph.D. in Agricultural Processing and Structures ( Pre-requisite; B.Sc. / B.Tech. / B.E. in Agricultural Engineering )

Agricultural Extension

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in  Agricultural Extension / Extension Education / Dairy Extension / Fisheries Extension / Livestock Extension / Home Science Extension / Agricultural Extension and Communication / Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension

Agricultural Physics

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in  Agricultural Physics / Soil Science / Agricultural Meteorology / Meteorology / Physics / Bio-physics / Water Science and Technology / Geo-informatics / Remote Sensing/Geo-physics / Environmental Science

Agricultural Statistics

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Agricultural Statistics / Statistics / Mathematical Statistics / Bio – Statistics

Agronomy

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Agronomy / Water Science and Technology / Water Management

Biochemistry

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Biochemistry / Agricultural Biochemistry / Agricultural Chemistry / Molecular Biology and / or Biotechnology / Chemistry with Organic Chemistry as a special subject / Plant Physiology / Biophysics

Bioinformatics

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in M.Sc. / M.Sc. ( Ag ) / M.Tech. / M.E. in Bioinformatics / or Molecular Biology / Biotechnology / Computer Sciences / Computer Application / Agri.- Informatics / Agricultural Statistics / Statistics / Mathematical Statistics / Bio – Statistics with Bioinformatics as a subject in their Post – Graduation degree

Computer Application

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in  M.Sc. / MCA / M.Tech. / M.E. in Computer Science / Computer Application / Computer Engineering / Computer Science Engineering / Information Technology / Agricultural – informatics

Entomology

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Entomology  / Agricultural Entomology  /  Sericulture/Apiculture / Zoology or Plant Protection with Entomology as specialization

Environmental Sciences

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in  Environmental Sciences / Agricultural Sciences / Relevant plant sciences

Floriculture & Landscaping Architecture

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Horticulture or Agriculture with major in Floriculture  /  Floriculture and Landscaping / Floriculture and Landscape Architecture / Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops  /  Genetics and  /  or Plant Breeding  /  Plant Genetic Resources  /  Plant Physiology  /  Crop Physiology with specialization in Floriculture

Fruit Science

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Horticulture or Agriculture with major in Fruit Science, Pomology  /  Genetics and / OR Plant Breeding  /  Plant  Genetic Resources  /  Plant Physiology with specialization in any of above discipline of Fruit Science

Genetics and Plant Breeding

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Genetics and  / or Plant Breeding / Plant Genetic Resources / Agril. Botany / any other branch of Biological Sciences with Plant Genetics and  / or Plant Breeding as a subject

Microbiology

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Microbiology  / Agricultural Microbiology / Environmental Microbiology / Industrial Microbiology / Soil Science and / OR Agricultural Chemistry / Genetics / Botany / Agricultural Botany / Molecular Biology and / or Biotechnology / Relevant Life Sciences / Biochemistry with Microbiology as a special subject

Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Molecular Biology and / or Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Plant Physiology / Genetic Engg. / Agricultural Biochemistry / Botany / Agricultural Botany / Genetics and / or Plant Breeding / Microbiology / Agricultural Microbiology / Plant Genetic Resources / Bioinformatics / Relevant Plant Sciences

Nematology

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Nematology / Entomology / Zoology / Botany / Mycology and  / or Plant Pathology / Relevant Life Sciences / Molecular Biology and / or Biotechnology / Plant Protection with Nematology as specialization / Agricultural Entomology / Agricultural Microbiology / Helminthology with Nematology

Plant Genetic Resources

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Plant Genetic Resources / Genetics / Plant Breeding / Agricultural Botany / Horticulture / Plant Biotechnology / Seed Science & Technology / Plant Physiology / any other branch of Biological Sciences with specialization in these subjects and/or Plant Taxonomy / Economic Botany / Biotechnology

Plant Pathology

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Mycology and / or Plant Pathology / Botany / Agricultural Botany / Molecular Biology and / or Biotechnology / Genetics / Microbiology / Seed Science and Technology / Biochemistry / Plant Genetic Resources / Plant Protection / Relevant Life Sciences with Mycology and / or Plant Pathology as specialization

Plant Physiology

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Plant Physiology / Crop Physiology/Horticulture / Botany / Agricultural Botany / Biochemistry / Relevant Life Sciences / Molecular Biology and / or Biotechnology / Plant Genetic Resources

Post Harvest Technology

a) For Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops:

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Horticulture / Post Harvest Technology / Food Science &Technology / Microbiology/Biochemistry

b) For Post Harvest Engineering and Technology:

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Agricultural Processing and Structures / Food Engineering /  Post Harvest Engineering / Biochemical Engineering ( Pre-requisite: B. Sc., B. Tech. / B.E in Agricultural Engineering )

Seed Science & Technology

  • Candidate must complete M.Sc / M.Sc ( Ag ) / M.Tech / M.E. in Seed Science and Technology or Genetics and / or Plant Breeding / Plant Physiology or Crop Physiology / Botany or Agricultural Botany / Plant Genetic Resources / Mycology or Plant Pathology or Entomology or Nematology with specialization in Seed Science

Age Limit

  • The minimum age for Ph.D. admission shall be 21 years
  • No relaxation is admissible regarding the minimum age limit

Admission of In – service candidates of State Agricultural Universities ( SAUs ) under Faculty Upgradation

Scheme ( FUS )

  • Essential Qualifications : Same as given under Open Scheme.
  • Not more than three candidates sponsored by any university shall be admitted in any one year under this stream.
  • The candidates sponsored under this scheme should be regular employees of the university and should be likely to continue in service after obtaining the degree. The candidates should be sponsored on deputation terms entitling them to full salary and allowances. No fellowship shall be awarded to them by the IARI.
  • The words “Sponsored for admission under Faculty Upgradation Schemeshould be clearly inscribed on the cate as given atapplication form and on the forwarding letter.

Admission under ICAR In – service Nominee Scheme

  • Essential Qualification : Same as given for admission under Open Scheme. The candidates sponsored under this scheme should only be those ICAR employees who have qualified for ICAR Senior Fellowship Examination with or without fellowship.
  • The word Sponsored for admission under reserved seats for ICAR employees should be clearly inscribed on the application form and in the forwarding letter.

Admission under Departmental Quota

  • This scheme of admission is meant for Scientic and Technical staff working at IARI / IASRI / NBPGR /  NRCPB. Separate circular is issued by the PG School, IARI in this regard.

IARI PhD Admission Seats 2019

  • Fifteen percent ( 15% ) of the total number of seats is reserved for Scheduled Caste ( SC ) and seven-and-a-half percent for Scheduled Tribe ( ST) candidates subject to their being otherwise suitable. In the event of there being no eligible suitable SC candidates in the earmarked discipline, to fill up the mentioned number of seats, such unfilled seats shall be transferred to other disciplines, where eligible suitable SC candidates are available for filling these seats. An identical procedure as above will be followed in the case of ST reservations also. After these two exercises, if any seats still remains unfilled in the SC and ST categories respectively, such unfilled SC / ST seats shall be transferred to SC /STcategory and filled up by the available eligible candidates in the concerned category. Under no circumstances, the SC and ST seats shall be transferable from M.Sc. to Ph.D. programme and vice-versa. The SC / ST candidates who are selected for admission on the basis of merit may not be counted against the reserved quota and
  • Three per cent ( 3% ) of the total number of seats in each scheme of admission open to Indian nationals is reserved for Physically Challenged ( PC ) candidates subject to their being otherwise suitable as per the norms of ICAR / Govt. of India. However, in the event of there being no eligible suitable PC candidates in the earmarked discipline, to fill up the mentioned number of seats, such unfilled seats shall be transferred to other disciplines, where eligible suitable PC candidates are available for filling these seats.
  • Transfer of unfilled seats from one discipline to another for SC / ST / OBC / PC categories will be subject to the condition that not more than two seats per category in one discipline shall be adjusted as transfer seat.
  • Reservation as indicated above shall be applicable individually for Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and its PG outreach programme at ICAR- Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal.

IARI PhD Application Form 2019

How to apply

Application fee

  • [rupee]1000 for Gen / OBC category and  [rupee]500 for SC / ST / PC / CWSF category

IARI PhD Admission Selection process 2019

Academic Attainments ( Record )

  • Weightage for academic attainments (High School to terminal degree) would be 10%.

Entrance Examination

  • The weightage for entrance examination is 80%. The candidates will have to appear for Entrance Examination consisting of one paper of three parts: Part-I (General Agriculture) and Part-II & III ( Subject Paper ). The minimum qualifying mark for appearing in the interview is 50% for General/OBC, 45% for SC / ST / PC / CWSF candidates. Total marks ( percentile ) would be considered for the preparation of merit. The highest mark scored by the candidates within each discipline will be considered as maximum mark ( =100% ) for calculating the % mark within that discipline.

Interview

  • The weightage for interview is 10%. Candidates qualifying in the Entrance Examination will be called for interview in the ratio of maximum 1:4 ( No. of seats: No. of students called for interview). Merit after the interview and Institute choice as exercised by the candidate in the Application Form shall be the fulfillment of all the other requirements for admission.criterion for selection in the respective Institute subject to fulfillment of all the other requirements for admission The list of selected candidates will be displayed at P.G. School, IARI and on website of IARI, New Delhi (www.iari.res.in)  and the selected candidates may download their selection letter from  The selected candidates will be allowed to join the Post Graduate School of IARI, New Delhi and its PG outreach programme at CIAE, Bhopal for pursuing further studies only after they are declared
  • Twenty Seven percent ( 27% ) of the total number of seats is reserved for other backward classes ( OBC ) candidates subject to their being otherwise suitable as per the norms of ICAR /Govt. of India. In the event of there being no eligible suitable OBC candidates in the earmarked discipline, to ll up the mentioned number of seats, such unfilled seats shall be transferred to other disciplines, where eligible suitable OBC candidates are available for filling these seats. If any seats still remains unfilled, the unfilled OBC seats shall be transferred to General Category

IARI PhD Admission Important Dates 2019

S NoEventDate
1Last Date for documents submission for Online ApplicationApril, 2019
2Availability of Admit CardMay, 2019
3Entrance Examination onJune, 2019
4Availability of Interview Letter June, 2019
6InterviewJuly, 2019
7Announcement of ResultJuly, 2019
8Download Final Selection LetterJuly, 2019

Contact details

Krishi Bhavan,
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road,
New Delhi – 110114, India.
Email : registrar_academic@iari.res.in,
Telephone No011-25842390, 25846536, 25843438,
Fax No011-25843438, 25846420.
Website : www.­iari.­res.­in