The National Institute of Plant Genome Research (formerly known as National Centre for Plant Genome Research) is an autonomous institution aided by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The Institute's establishment coincides with the 50th anniversary of India's independence as well as birth anniversary of Prof. (Dr.) J. C. Bose. The formal announcement was made on November 30th 1997. This Institute has already placed India among the major contributors to plant genomics. It is hoped that in coming years, the ongoing efforts of NIPGR will allow India to emerge as one of the most important national and international resource institutes for material, knowledge and technologies in the areas of functional, structural, evolutionary and applied genomics of plants, including crop plants.
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.
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 http://www.nipgr.ac.in/online_phd/index.php. (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: http://www.nipgr.ac.in/research/phd_prog.php
Start date for Online submission of applications Form begins: 19th July, 2021 (Monday) from 10.00 a.m. onwards
Last date for submission of online Fee: 8th August, 2021 (Sunday) till 05: 30 p.m.
Last date for submission of online Application Form: 9th August, 2021 (Monday) till 05.30 p.m.
Date of Interview/Viva-Voce: 26th and 27th August, 2021 (09.30 a.m. onwards)