National Institute of Plant Genome Research, is an Autonomous Research Institution, funded by 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, 2019) 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, 2019), 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, Genome Analysis and 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. Reservations are as per statutory norms.
The Admission to the Ph.D. programme is through two stage process consisting of Entrance Test and Interview/Viva-Voce. The eligible candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying marks in the entrance examination will be shortlisted for interview/viva-voce.
||Start date for Online submission of applications Form begins
||April 22, 2019 (Monday) from 10.00 a.m. onwards
||Last date for submission of online Fee
||May 28, 2019 (Tuesday) till 05: 30 p.m.
||Last date for submission of online Application Form
||May 29, 2019 (Wednesday) till 05.30 p.m.
||Date of Entrance Test
||July 01, 2019 (Monday)
||Date of Interview/Viva-Voce
||July 02, 2019 (Tues)