START DATE - END DATE
20th February, 2018 - 16th April, 2018
Method of Application
Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), more commonly known as Pusa Institute, is situated in Delhi, India. The Institute was founded in 1905 and is administrated by the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research).
At the doctoral level, IARI provides Ph.D. courses in 26 varied branches of Agricultural field. The applications for Doctoral degree begin in the month of February followed by an entrance examination in April.
Aspirants applying for Ph.D. must have a Master’s degree of M.Sc/ M.Tech or ME in the relevant field of agriculture. Admission will be granted based on the performance in the written entrance test and interview organized by IARI as well as academic record in 10+2,
20th February, 2018 - 16th April, 2018
|Last Date for documents submission for Online Application||16th April, 2018|
|Hall Ticket available||26th May - 03rd June , 2018|
|Date of Entrance Examination||10th June, 2018|
|Interview Letter available||25th Jun - 02nd July, 2018|
|Interview||02nd July, 2018|
|Result declared||08th July, 2018|
|Final Selection Letter available for download||16th - 27th July, 2018|
Aspirants applying for Ph.D. must fulfill the following conditions:
|Specialization||Eligibility [M.Sc/ M.Sc(Agriculture)/ M.Tech/ ME]|
|Agricultural Chemicals||Agricultural Chemicals / Chemistry / Organic Chemistry / Analytical Chemistry|
|Agricultural Economics||Agricultural Economics / Dairy Economics/ Livestock Economics/ Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation/ Fisheries Economics/ Environmental Economics|
|Agricultural Engineering||M.Tech/ ME in Agricultural Engineering/ Farm Power and Equipment/ Soil and Water Conservation Engineering/ Irrigation and Drainage Engineering /|
Water Resource Engineering / Agricultural Procedureing and Structures / Dairy Engineering / Water Science and Technology; M.Sc. in Dairy Engineering are
applicable for Ph.D. in Agricultural Procedureing and Structures
|Agricultural Extension||Agricultural Extension / Extension Education / Dairy Extension / Fisheries Extension / Livestock Extension / Home Science Extension / Agricultural Extension and Communication / Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension|
|Agricultural Physics||Agricultural Physics / Soil Science / Agricultural Meteorology / Physics/ Bio-physics/ Water Science and Technology/ Geo-informatics/ Remote Sensing/ Geo-Physics/ Enivronmental Science|
|Agricultural Statistics||Agricultural Statistics / Statistics / Mathematical Statics / Bio-Statistics|
|Agronomy||Agronomy / Water Science and Technology/ Water Management|
|Biochemistry||Biochemistry / Agricultural Biochemistry / Agricultural Chemistry / Molecular Biology and/OR Biotechnology / Chemistry with Organic Chemistry as a special subject/ Plant Physiology/ Biophysics|
|Bioinformatics||M.Sc. / M.Sc (Agriculture)/ M.Tech/ME in Bioinformatics or/ Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology / Computer Science / Computer Application / Agricultural Informatics/ Agricultural Statistics/ Statistics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Bio-Statistics with Bioinformatics as a subject at the Post Graduate level|
|Computer Application||M.Sc. / MCA / M.Tech. / M.E. in Computer Science / Computer Application/ Computer Engineering / Computer Science Engineering / Information Technology / Agricultural-informatics|
|Entomology||Entomology / Agricultural Entomology / Sericulture/ Apiculture/ Zoology or Plant Protection with Entomology as specialization|
|Environmental Sciences||Environmental Sciences / Agricultural Sciences / Relevant Plant Sciences|
|Floriculture & Landscaping Architecture||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||Horticulture or Agriculture with major in Fruit Science/ Pomology/ Genetics and/OR Plant Breeding/ Plant Genetic Resources/ Plant Physiology with specialization in any of the branches of Fruit Science/Physiology/Water Science and Technology|
|Genetics & Plant Breeding||Genetics and / OR Plant Breeding / Plant Genetic Resources / Agricultural Botany/ any other discipline of Biological Sciences with Plant Genetics and / OR|
Plant Breeding as a subject
|Microbiology||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 and Biotechnology||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||Nematology / Entomology / Zoology / Botany / Mycology and / OR Plant Pathology / Relevant Life Sciences / Molecular Biology and / OR Biotechnology / Plant Protection with Nematology as specialization / Helminthology with Nematology / Agricultural Entomology or Microbiology|
|Plant Genetic Resources||Plant Genetic Resources / Genetics / Plant Breeding / Agricultural Botany / Horticulture / Plant Biotechnology / Seed Science & Technology / Plant Physiology / any other discipline of Biological Sciences with specialization in these subjects and/or Plant Taxonomy / Economic Botany/Biotechnology|
|Plant Pathology||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 Plant Pathology as specialization|
|Plant Physiology||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: Horticulture/Post Harvest Technology/Food Science & Technology/ Microbiology/Biochemistry|
b) For Post Harvest Engineering and Technology: Agricultural Processing and Structures/Food Engineering/ Post Harvest Engineering/ Biochemical Engineering
|Seed Science and Technology||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|
|Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry||Soil Science and/OR Agricultural Chemistry / Environmental Sciences/ Agricultural Microbiology/ Chemistry/ Agricultural Physics with specialization in Soil Physics|
|Vegetable Science||M.Sc in Horticulture or Agriculture with major in Olericulture/ Vegetable Science/ Vegetable Breeding/ Post Harvest Technology of Vegetable Crops/ Genetics and/or Plant Breeding/ Plant Genetic Resources with specialization in vegetable crops|
|Water Science and Technology||Water Science and Technology / Agricultural Physics / Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry / Mathematics (with Physical Sciences at Bachelors Degree Level) / M.Tech.|
in Agril. Engineering / Civil Engineering
Students want admission to the Ph.D. course required to apply only via the online admission portal. They must follow the subsequent steps to apply for Ph.D.:
Registrar, Post Graduate School
IARI, New Delhi- 110012
Aspirants must submit self-attested copies of the following documents:
Note: Aspirants who already hold a Ph.D. degree from IARI or any other university will not be allowed to appear for the entrance examination.They can apply for admission in only one branch.
Students are selected on the basis of their performance in the Entrance Examination organized by ICAR, the Interview, and past academic records. Following is the marks distribution for the same.
The entrance test will include three papers. The ones who qualify the Entrance Examination are called for an Interview.
The merit list of selected students is published on the official website of IARI as well as PG. School of IARI. Selected students will be allowed to join only after they are declared medically fit and submit the need documents as well as fees. Students required minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PC students) in order to qualify the Entrance Examination. Paper I will serve to questions from General Agriculture, while Paper II & III will have subject-specific questions.The selected students can then download their Selection letter from the website.
|Category||Seats Reserved (%)|
|PC (Physically challenged)||3|
*The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification allowed by the University/College
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