National Institute of Plant Genome Research
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Corrigendum for Admission to Ph.D. Programme for 2023-2024.
Admission to Ph.D. Programme for 2023-2024
Merit List Ph.D. Admission 2023-24

National Institute of Plant Genome Research, is an Autonomous Research Institution, funded by the 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, 2023) 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), and PWD, 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) exam for JRF (with a Junior Research Fellowship activation valid at least up to December 31, 2023), or with DST INSPIRE Fellowship for pursuing full-time Ph.D. program, for conducting advanced research in the frontier areas of Plant Biology such as, Developmental Biology, Genome Analysis and Molecular Mapping, Molecular Mechanism of Abiotic Stress Responses, Plant-Microbe/Insect Interactions and Plant Immunity, Nutritional Genomics, Genetic Engineering, Genome Editing and Molecular Breeding for Crop Improvement, Computational Biology, and other emerging areas in the field. Reservations are as per statutory norms. The selection will be made on the basis of interview/Viva-Voce.

The intake of students for the Academic Year 2023-24 is 30, and the reservation of the seats will be as follows:
  • 27% seats for OBC (non creamy layer), 15% seats for SC, 7.5% seats for ST and 5% seats for Persons with Disability (PWD) as per the reservation policy of the Government of India (with minimum disability to the extent of 40%) in pursuance of Provisions of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. Reservation of 5% seats in respect of PWD candidates shall be done horizontally, as per the Government of India Guidelines/Policy.

  • The persons belonging to EWSs who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs shall get 10% reservation in Admission.

  • All reserved category candidates are required to submit a certificate in respect of their claims from the appropriate authority as notified by the Government of India for the purpose from time to time.

The selected candidates will be enrolled for 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:

1. Start date for online submission of Application Form May 08, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. onwards
2. Last date for submission of online Fee August 04, 2023 till 05:30 p.m.
3. Last date for submission of online Application Form August 04, 2023 till 05:30 p.m.
4. Date of Interview/Viva-Voce September 05-06, 2023

Candidates should register first and then follow steps for filling Online Application Form. The application fee is 300/- (100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EWS candidates provided relevant documentary proof is enclosed with the Application Form). The application fee is not refundable. The online link for application is available at (Certificates issued by the Union/Central Government / appropriate authority will be considered for admission against the reserved seats)

The admission Form is to be filled and submitted ONLINE ONLY along with required documents uploaded in the given format and an 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 200 KB)

  • Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PWD (less than 200 KB) (Certificates issued by the Union/Central Government/appropriate authority will be considered for admission against the reserved seats. Further, PWD category candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/EWS category, must upload single PDF file containing both the certificates).

  • 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 clicked the "UPLOAD" button, you will get the Form Preview option. Save/Print your form for future reference.
NIPGR will not provide any travel expenses to the candidates appearing for Interview/ Viva-Voce

Note: A brief information on the Ph.D. programme of the Institute is also available on the Institute’s website: