PhD Admissions for the Session 2019-20

Applications are invited from prospective research scholars interested in pursuing research leading to PhD in the area of ‘Genetics and Plant Breeding’ from candidates with the following eligibility criteria.

Click here to read about the research focus/areas at IRDM.

  1. Candidates with good academic record and preferably having UGC / ICMR / ICAR (JRF / SRF) / ICSSR, or any other fellowship from Government source (like INSPIRE awardee, or enjoying fellowship from any sponsored project) may apply.
  2. NET awardee need not appear for the written test, but will have to appear for the interview. However, an INSPIRE awardee will have to appear in both written test and interview.
  3. Eligibility: Students with MSc (Ag.) in Genetics and Plant Breeding/ Plant Breeding with BSc (Ag.) Hons. securing at least 60% marks are eligible to apply.
  4. Last date to apply (and pay application fee) : 16th of March 2020 (Monday) Open
  5. The eligible candidates will have to appear for written test on 21th of March 2020 to be scheduled at the IRDM Faculty Centre from 11 am to 12 noon. Reporting time one hour before the written test.
  6. List of candidates shortlisted for interview will be announced in our website by noon of 23rd of March 2020 to be scheduled
  7. Tentative date of interview: 27th of March 2020 to be scheduled. Selected candidates will be informed on the same day.

Apply Online and pay application fee online

Online Application Portal : click on the link to goto portal :

  1. Applicants have to first register on the Online Application Portal (if not registered already), and then Login and fill up online application form.
  2. While applying online, attach the scan copies of your passport size colour photo and mark-sheets, as asked in the form.
  3. After successfully submitting the application form, pay the Application fee (online) from the same Portal. Application Fee : Rs. 500/-
  4. Once Application form is successfully submitted and fee is paid, Admit Card can be downloaded from the Online Application Portal (from the Menu ‘Applied Programme’ ).
  5. Applicants need to bring the printed Admit Card on the day of the entrance examination / written test (if test is applicable). Alternatively, they may carry their Admit Card (PDF) in their smart phone.
  6. Application Fee: Pay online through : Net-banking or eWallets or UPI or Debit/Credit card (Visa / Mastercard / Amex / etc.), etc.

Programme Fee

  • Admission Fee : Rs. 3100/-
  • Caution Deposit (refundable) : Rs. 2000/-
  • Programme Fee : 18,000/- (per semester or every 6 month)
  • Migration/ Transcript Fee (one time): Rs. 100/-
  • Convocation Fee (one time) : Rs. 500/-
  • Convenience fee (Online payment Tx charges) : Rs. 300

Total amount payable during admission: 3100 + 2000 + 18000 + 100 + 500 + 300 = Rs. 24000 /-

Thereafter, Fee payable in the beginning of every semester (6 months) = Rs. 18000/- + Rs. 200/- = Rs. 18200/-

Contact details:

  • Phone number: 033-2477 2020; 033-2971 1624
  • E-mail:
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