Admission to PhD in Agricultural Biotechnology for the academic year 2023-24


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Applications are invited for PhD in Agricultural Biotechnology (AgBt) under the School of Agricultural and Rural Development for the academic year 2023-24

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  1. Candidates with good academic records and preferably having a CSIR / DBT / ICMR / ICAR (JRF / SRF), or any other fellowship from Government source (such as an INSPIRE awardee, or a fellowship from any sponsored project) may apply.
  2. The CSIR / DBT / ICMAR / ICAR NET awardee need not appear for the written test, but will have to appear for the interview. However, an INSPIRE / GATE awardee will have to appear for both the written test and the interview.
  3. Eligibility: Students with MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology / Biotechnology or related subjects with at least 60% marks are eligible to apply.
  4. Last date to apply (and pay application fee): extended up to 19 November 2023 (Sunday) (31 October, 2023).
  5. Date of Research Eligibility Test (RET) (tentative): 25 November, 2023 (Saturday). This will be MCQs based test in the areas of Life Sciences, with a special emphasis on plant biotechnology and allied disciplines.
  6. Time and Venue of RET: 11 am to 1 pm; RKMVERI, Narendrapur campus
  7. Date of interview (tentative): 29 November, 2023 (Wednesday).
  8. Selected candidates will be announced on our website by noon of 06 December, 2023 (Wednesday).
  9. The portal will be active between 07 December, 2023 (Thursday) and 16 December, 2023 (Saturday) to pay the admission fees and complete the admission process.
  10. Commencement of the programme: 02 January, 2024 (Tuesday).

How to Apply

  • New applicants have to first register on the Online Admission Portal, then login and fill up the online application form.
  • Online Admission Portal :
  • After successfully submitting the application form, pay the application fee (INR 500.00) online from the same Portal. Link can be found under ‘Options’ next to the program name on the Dashboard.
  • While filling up the online application-form attach the scanned copies of your passport size photo, mark-sheets and other applicable certificates/documents.
  • Once Application-form is successfully submitted and application-fee is paid, Receipt (also Application-summary) will be available for download from the same Portal from the ‘Dashboard‘.
  • Admit Card: will be available for download when the dates for Admission Test / Interview are announced. Check the Website / Admission Portal regularly for updates.

Last date to apply online: extended up to 19 November 2023 (31 Oct, 2023)

Admission and Course Fee

Admission process shall begin immediately after the announcement of results of the interview. The selected candidates willing to take admission may get admitted by paying the requisite fees. Fees structure is given on the page: Academic Fees Structure

For any queries you may contact:

  • Academic queries:  
    • Dr Gautam Chatterjee:
    • Dr Kishor Kumar:
    • Dr Bhubaneswar Pradhan:
    • Office: (033) 2477 2020
    • email-id:
  • For any technical query/issues (with online application, fee payment, etc.) :
    • Sourav Paul (), Avishek Mondal (),
    • email-id: