IARI New Delhi announces Entrance Exam for PhD Admissions 2017

Admission to PhD Programmes (2017-18)

Online applications in the prescribed forms are invited for admission to PhD Programmes in various disciplines of Agricultural Sciences at IARI, New Delhi

Candidates who have appeared in the Master’s degree examination in the year 2017 are also eligible to apply

Online applications in the prescribed forms are invited for admission to Ph.D programmes in the various disciplines of Agriculture Sciences at IARI, New Delhi and discipline of Agricultural Engineering at CIAE, Bhopal and disciplines of Horticulture and Post Harvest Technology at IIHR, Bengaluru


A) Open Scheme

i) Essential Qualification for Admission: Only those candidates who had their Bachelor’s Degree Programmes under 10+2+4 OR 10+2+3 OR 10+1+4 system (OR awarded B.Sc. degree under 10+2+2 system prior to 1985) and fulfill the qualifications as prescribed in this bulletin are eligible to apply for admission

For General/OBC Candidates: At least 60% marks OR an overall grade point average (OGPA) of 7.50 out of 10.00 OR 3.75 out of 5.00 OR 3.00 out of 4.00 OR 2.25 out of 3.00 in M.Sc/M.Sc (Ag.)/M.Tech/M.E

For SC/ST/PC Candidates: At least 55% marks OR OGPA of 7.00 out of 10.00 OR 3.50 out of 5.00 OR 2.80 out of 4.00 OR 2.10 out of 3.00 in M.Sc / M.Sc (Ag.)/M. Tech/M.E

In case of the universities where OGPA is awarded with equivalence of percentage marks, only OGPA will be considered for determining the eligibility qualification for appearing in the entrance exam; the percentage of marks shall be considered only for candidates coming from universities that do not award grades

Note: Candidates who appear at the Master’s Degree final year Examination in 2015 are also eligible to apply and appear in written entrance exam provisionally for PhD programme

However, they will have to submit documentary evidence of their eligibility on or before 04th July 2015 failing which they shall not be considered for Interview

Age limit

The minimum age for admission shall be 21 years as on 31st July 2017. No relaxation is admissible regarding the minimum age limit.

i. Essential Qualifications: Same as given under Open Scheme

ii. Not more than three candidates sponsored by any university shall be admitted in any one year under this stream

iii. The candidates sponsored under this scheme should be regular employees of the university and should be likely to continue in service after obtaining the training; the candidates should be sponsored on deputation terms entitling them to full salary and allowances; no fellowship shall be awarded to them by the IARI

iv. The words “Sponsored for admission under Faculty Up gradation Scheme” should be clearly inscribed on the application form and on the forwarding letter

C) Admission under departmental quota:

This scheme of admission is meant for Scientific and Technical staff working at IARI/IASRI/NBPGR/ NRCPB/ DMR/ NCIPM/NCAP; separate circular is issued by the PG School in this regard


a) 15% of the total number of seats is reserved for SC - 07% & 1½ (a-half percent) for ST candidates subject to their being otherwise suitable

An identical procedure as above will be followed in the case of Scheduled Tribes reservations also

After these two exercises, if any seat(s) still remain(s) unfilled in the SC/ST categories respectively, such unfilled SC/ST seat(s) shall be transferred to Scheduled Tribes/Scheduled Castes category and filled up by the available eligible candidate(s) in the concerned category

Under no circumstances, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes seats shall be transferable from M.Sc. to PhD Programme and vice-versa; the SC/ST candidates who are selected for admission on the basis of merit may not be counted against the reserved quota and there is no maximum limit on the admission of the candidates belonging to the two categories

b) 18% of the total number of seats is reserved for other backward classes candidates subject to their being otherwise suitable as per the norms of ICAR/Govt. of India

How to Apply

Candidates are required to submit their application form online

The Information Bulletin can be viewed from the Institute website (http://www.iari.res.in) from 15/02/2017. Eligible candidates may apply online only

The hard copy of application (print out of online filled Application Form) duly signed by the candidate and complete in all respects along with the Demand Draft in favour of Director, IARI payable at New Delhi for Rs.1000/- for General/OBC and Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PC Category may be submitted to the Registrar, Post Graduate School, IARI, New Delhi-110012

Candidates are also advised to keep themselves abreast with communication from the P.G. School, IARI over their e-mail Ids

Important Dates

Last Date of Receipt of Online Applications: 06th March 2017

Last Date of Receipt of applications through Proper Channel: 13th March 2017

Date of Entrance Examination: 23rd April 2017 (Sunday)

Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

Post Graduate School, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (Deemed University u/s 3 of UGC Act, 1956), New Delhi-110012, Tel.: 011-25843438, Website www.iari.res.in

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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