National Institute of Plant Genome Research – NIPGR PhD Admission

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NIPGR PhD Admission 2018

National Institute of Plant Genome Research invites applications for admission to the PhD program for the academic session 2018 – 2019.

NIPGR PhD Eligibility 2018

Candidates who have completed or will be completing M.Sc or equivalent degree ( by 31st August, 2018 ) in Life Sciences and / or in related disciplines with minimum 55% marks, 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 upto 31st December, 2018 ), for conducting advanced research in the frontier areas of Plant Biology such as, Computational Biology, Genome Analysis & 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.

NIPGR PhD Seats 2018

Intake of students for the Academic Year 2018-19

S.NoCategoryNo of Seats

NIPGR PhD Reservation 2018

NIPGR PhD Reservations are as per statutory norms.

NIPGR PhD Application Form 2018

Candidates should submit the Application Form online ( in the prescribed format ) and take a printout of the same, and send it by Speed Post / Registered Post to the address given below along with requisite documents and printed application fee receipt so as to reach on or before 18th May, 2018 ( Friday ) by 05.30 p.m. The application fee is ₹ 300/- ( ₹ 100/- for SC / ST candidates provided relevant documentary proof is enclosed with the Application Form). The application fee is not refundable.

It may further be ensured that :

  • Each page of the downloaded printed application should be signed by the candidate.
  • The printed application must be accompanied with application fee receipt. The transaction detail may be printed and preserved for later references. The submission of an Application Form will remain incomplete until the required Application Fee is transferred successfully.
  • Printed online application should be accompanied by self – attested copies of certificates and mark sheets, along with Fellowship ( proof ) Award Letter / Admit Card.
  • Two passport size recent colored photographs should be enclosed. One of these should be signed by the candidate and pasted on the application form, while the other should be enclosed.
  • Completed application along with enclosures should be sent to the following address so as to reach on or before 18th May, 2018
    The Director,
    National Institute of Plant Genome Research,
    Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, Post Box No. 10531,
    New Delhi – 10 067
  • Incomplete / direct offline applications and those received after the closing date will not be entertained. The decision of the Institute will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
  • NIPGR will not provide any travel expenses to candidates appearing for Entrance Examination and interview / viva – voce.
  • Applications must enclose documentary evidence for SC / ST / OBC ( non – creamy layer ) if applicable, along with other specified enclosures.

NIPGR PhD Selection Procedure 2018

  • The selection will be made on the basis of interview only
  • The selected candidates will be enrolled for PhD Program in academic affiliation with the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. NIPGR will provide hostel accommodation to selected candidates

NIPGR PhD Important Dates 2018

1.Start date for Online submission of applications Form begins10th April, 2018 ( Tuesday ) from 10.00 a.m. onwards
2.Last date for submission of online Application Form5th June, 2018
3.Last date for receipt of printed application along with its enclosures8th June, 2018
4.Date of Entrance Test2nd July, 2018
5.Date of Interview / viva - voce3rd July, 2018

Contact Details

National Institute of Plant Genome Research,
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
P.O. Box No. 10531,
New Delhi – 110 067, India.,
Phone No. : 91 – 11 – 26735157, 26735143, 91 – 11 – 26741612, 14, 17
Fax : 91 – 11 – 26741658,
Email :,
Website :

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.