IARI Ph.D. Admission 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Entrance Examination

Risha Sinha Risha Sinha
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Indian agricultural research institute (IARI) offers Ph.D in 26 various discipline in Agriculture.The selection is based on the written exam, Academic Performance and Interview.

The application process is online as well offline. Candidate can download the application form through website and submit it with the application fee of INR 1000/-(General) & INR 500/-(SCs/STs).

Read about IARI Courses & Fee

CourseAdmission Link
M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture Admission Link

How to Apply:

  • Visit link www.iari.res.
  • Register yourself with all personal information. 
  • Upload all the required scanned educational documents.
  • Upload scanned copies of photograph and signature.
  • Pay application fee INR1000/-(general) & INR500/-(SCs/STs) online.
  • Take a print out of the form and send it along with self-attested documents to:

Registrar, PG School

IARI, New Delhi- 110012

Documents required-

  • Class 10th Mark sheet as a proof of Date of Birth.
  • Master's Degree Certificate along with the Mark sheets.
  • Category certificate, if applicable.
  • Certificate for those students who are appearing in their Master's Degree final year examination.
  • Copy of Bank counterfoil with details of NEFT transfer fee: Name & Branch of Bank; Transaction ID; Date of Payment.

Check IARI Admission 


  • Candidate must have a Master's degree in the concerned discipline.
  • M.Sc./ M.Sc. (Ag.)/ M.Tech/ ME degree with minimum 60% marks.
  • 55% marks for SC/ ST/ PC candidates.
  • Candidates must satisfy one of the qualifications according to programme and discipline to which admission is sought.
Agricultural ChemicalsAgricultural Chemicals / Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry / Environmental Science / Chemistry
Agricultural EconomicsAgricultural Economics / Dairy Economics/ Livestock Economics/ Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation/ Fisheries Economics
Agricultural EngineeringAgricultural Engineering / Dairy Engineering / Water Science and Technology ; M.Sc. in Dairy Engineering are eligible for Ph.D. in Agricultural Processing and Structures (Prerequisite; B.Sc. / B.Tech. / B.E. in Agricultural Engineering)
Agricultural ExtensionAgricultural Extension / Extension Education / Dairy Extension / Fisheries Extension / Livestock Extension / Home Science Extension / Agril. Extension and Communication / Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension
Agricultural PhysicsAgricultural Physics / Agricultural Chemistry / Soil Science / Agricultural Meteorology / Meteorology / Agricultural Engineering / Engineering / Physics / Biophysics / Water Science and Technology/ Geo-informatics/Remote Sensing
Agricultural StatisticsAgricultural Statistics / Statistics / Mathematical Statistics / Biostatistics
AgronomyAgronomy / Water Science and Technology/Water Management
BiochemistryBiochemistry / Agricultural Biochemistry / Agricultural Chemistry / Molecular Biology and / OR Biotechnology / Biophysics / Relevant discipline of Life Sciences / Chemistry with Organic Chemistry as a special subject/ Plant Physiology
BioinformaticsM.Sc. / M.Tech. in Bioinformatics / Molecular Biology or Biotechnology / Computer Science / Computer Application / Agricultural Sciences / Life Sciences and equivalent post graduate degree in science.
Computer ApplicationM.Sc. / MCA / M.Tech. / M.E. in Computer Science / Computer Application/ Computer Engineering / Computer Science Engineering / Information Technology / M.Tech. Agricultural Engineering / M.Tech. in Post Harvest Technology
EntomologyEntomology / Agricultural Entomology / Zoology or Plant Protection with Entomology as specialization / Relevant Life Sciences
Environmental SciencesEnvironmental Sciences / Physical Sciences / Biological Sciences / Chemistry / any branch of Agricultural Sciences / Life Sciences/Chemical Sciences / Relevant Life Sciences
GeneticsGenetics and / OR Plant Breeding / Plant Genetic Resources / any other branch of Biological Sciences with Genetics and / OR Plant Breeding as a subject
Food Science & Post Harvest TechnologyFor Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops: Horticulture / Post Harvest Technology / Food Science & Technology For Post Harvest Engineering and Technology: Agricultural Processing and Structures / Food Engineering / Post Harvest Engineering / Biochemical Engineering
MicrobiologyMicrobiology / Agricultural 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/ Environmental Microbiology/ Industrial Microbiology
Molecular Biology and BiotechnologyMolecular Biology and / OR Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Agricultural Biochemistry / Botany / Agricultural. Botany / Genetics and / OR Plant Breeding / Relevant Life Sciences / Microbiology / Agricultural Microbiology / Plant Genetic Resources/Bioinformatics
NematologyNematology / Entomology / Zoology / Botany / Mycology and / OR Plant Pathology / Relevant Life Sciences / Molecular Biology and / OR Biotechnology / Plant Protection / Helminthology / Agricultural Entomology / Agricultural Microbiology
Plant Genetic ResourcesPlant Genetic Resources / Genetics / Plant Breeding / Agricultural Botany / Horticulture / Plant Biotechnology / Seed Science & Technology / Plant Physiology / any other branch of Biological Sciences with specialization in these subjects and/or Plant Taxonomy / Economic Botany/Biotechnology
Plant PathologyMycology 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/Bioinformatics
Plant PhysiologyPlant Physiology / Crop Physiology / Botany / Agricultural Botany / Biochemistry / Relevant Life Sciences / Molecular Biology and/OR Biotechnology / Plant Genetic Resources/Bio Science/Plant Science
Vegetable scienceHorticulture or Agriculture with major in Olericulture/ Vegetable Science/Vegetable Breeding/ Genetics and/OR Plant Breeding/Plant Genetic Resources with a specialization in Vegetable Science
Seed Science and TechnologySeed Science and Technology / Genetics and/OR Plant Breeding / Plant Physiology / Crop Physiology / Mycology and/OR Plant Pathology / Entomology / Nematology / Botany / Agricultural Botany / Plant Genetic Resources
Soil Science and Agricultural chemistrySoil Science and/OR Agricultural Chemistry / Chemistry / Agricultural Physics with specialization in Soil Physics / Environmental Sciences with specialization in Soil Science/Agricultural Microbiology with specialization in Soil Science
Water Science and TechnologyWater Science and Technology / Agricultural Physics / Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics (with Physical Sciences in Bachelors Degree Level) / M.Tech. in Agril. Engineering / Civil Engineering
Fruit scienceHorticulture or Agriculture with major in Fruit Science/ Pomology/Genetics and/OR Plant Breeding/Plant Genetic Resources/Plant Physiology with specialisation in any of the above discipline of Fruit Science/Physiology/Water Science and Technology
Floriculture and landscape architectureHorticulture or Agriculture with major in Floriculture/Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops/Genetics and/OR Plant Breeding/Plant Genetic Resources/Plant Physiology/Crop Physiology with specialisation in Floriculture

Reservation Criteria

SCs- 15%


Obc- 27%

PC- 3%


Selection Procedure:

Selection will be based up on 

  • Written Exam - Entrance exam will be divided into 3 parts:

Paper I will cater to questions from General Agriculture Paper II & III will have subject-specific questions.

Students need at least 50% marks 45% for SC/ ST/ PC.

  • Interview- Qualified students will be called for interview.
  • Previous academic records will be considered while making the final merit list.

Weightage criteria-

Written Exam80%
Interview 10%
Previous Academic Record10%

Course Structure

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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