Admission to Ph.D. Programme for 2021-2022

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 October 31, 2021) 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)/Differently-abled and other categories of candidates, 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)/ICMR NET exam for JRF (with a Junior Research Fellowship valid at least up to December 31, 2021), with DST INSPIRE Fellowship for pursuing full-time Ph.D. program, for conducting advanced research in the frontier areas of Plant Biology such as, Computational Biology, 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 and other emerging areas based on plant genomics. Reservations are as per statutory norms. The selection will be made on the basis of interview/Viva-Voce.

Intake of students for the Academic Year 2021-2022
General 15
OBC 06
SC 03
ST 01
Total 25

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 applications Form begins July 19, 2021 (Monday) from 10.00 a.m. onwards
2. Last date for submission of online Fee August 08, 2021 (Sunday) till 05: 30 p.m.
3. Last date for submission of online Application Form August 09, 2021 (Monday) till 05.30 p.m.
4. Date of Interview/Viva-Voce August 26 & 27, 2021 (09.30 a.m. onwards)

Candidates should register first and then follow steps for filling Online Application Form. 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. The online link for application is available at (Caste certificates issued by the Union/Central Government only 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 100 KB)
  • Category Certificate, if EWS/SC/ST/OBC. (less than 100 KB) (Caste certificates issued by the Union/Central Government only will be considered for admission against the reserved seats)
  • 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 click the "UPLOAD DOCUMENTS" button you will get the Form Preview option. Save/Print your form for future reference.
NIPGR will not provide any travel expenses to candidates appearing for Entrance Test and Interview/ Viva-Voce
Note: A brief information on the Ph.D. programme of the Institute is also available on the Institute’s website:

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