Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute which was established in the year 1970 works under the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) to encourage students towards research, teaching, and training in Agricultural Statistics, Computer Application, and Bioinformatics. 

It is a pioneer institute that was initially a small statistical unit of the then Imperial Council of Agricultural Research. It is approved by ICAR/UGC and offers Ph.D. and M.Sc. courses. The admission process is based upon the ICAR JRF entrance exam.

IASRI Highlights

Institute name Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute
Location New Delhi
Established in 1970
Approved by ICAR- Indian Council of Agricultural Research/UGC
Recognized/Set by Government of India
Entrance Accepted ICAR- JRF
Courses M.Sc. and Ph.D.
Course type Full time
Admission Criteria Merit-based/entrance based
Application mode Online
Facilities Auditorium, Hostel, Library, Canteen, WiFi, Sports, Labs, etc.
Campus area 1250 acres
Official website

IASRI Courses Offered

The institute offers Ph.D. and M.Sc. courses in Computer Application, Agricultural Statistics, and Bioinformatics. The details of these courses are as follow-

Courses Course Details Selection Basis
M.Sc. Duration: 2 years
Specializations: Computer Applications, Agricultural Statistics, Bioinformatics
Eligibility: Bachelor's degree in Science with 60% minimum marks.
Marks in All India Combined Competitive Examination (AICCE)
Ph.D. Duration: 2 years
Specializations: Computer Applications, Agricultural Statistics, Bioinformatics
Eligibility: Bachelor's degree under the 10+2+4 or 10+2+3 or 10+1+4 system.

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IASRI Admission

For seeking admission into M.Sc. have to fulfill specialization wise basic eligibility criteria. The selection process for these courses will be based upon marks secured in the All India Combined Competitive Examination conducted by the ICAR.

The entrance exam weightage for the selection process is 80% whereas 10% weightage is given to the interview process and 10% weightage is given to the academic attainments.

The selection process for Ph.D. programs are based upon the ICAR JRF entrance exam marks secured by the student candidate

How to apply?

To apply for any course in the IASRI institute, the student needs to follow these given steps:

  • The notification regarding the application form will either be released in the newspaper or on the official website of the institute
  • The student needs to visit this official website and fill in the application form with the necessary details
  • The student shall also provide with all the necessary documents including the order to proceed with the application
  • After submitting details and documents, the student must also make the payment for the application form through online mode only
  • The candidate may apply for one discipline only
  • The student may choose the examination center as per his/her own will
  • After the procedure of filling the application, the site will provide the student with their admit card.
  • Now the candidate needs to reach the examination center and appear for their offline exam

The admission process for foreign students will be considered only if they are sponsored by the government of India/DARE/ICAR.

For this, the foreign student candidate needs to send the application through their respective Embassies at New Delhi or through the respective Indian Mission abroad to the Government of India/ Secretary, DARE, New Delhi.

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IASRI Placement

The placement cell is good but has a comparatively low recruitment process as compared to other institutes. Students mostly get jobs in ARS, Banks, Civil Services. 

The placement cell of the institute not only helps students assess their performance but also organizes the training sessions on soft skill development. 

Companies like HCL, Cognizant, Genpact, IFFCO, Hero have visited the institute for recruitments.

IASRI Scholarships

Government scholarships are provided to the economically weaker students by the institute. ICAR has raised the scholarship amount for students seeking admission into M.Sc. and Ph.D. courses-

  • For the M.Sc course, the fellowship amount has been raised from INR 25,000 per month for 1st and 2nd year and INR 28,000 per month for 3rd year to INR 31,000 per month for 1st and 2nd year & INR35,000 per month for 3rd year.
  • For Ph.D. course, the fellowship amount has been raised from INR 38,000 per month + HRA (for Master Degree holders) & INR 40,000per month + HRA (for Ph.D) to INR 49,000 per month + HRA (for Master’s Degree holders) & INR 54,000 per month + HRA (for Ph.D).

IASRI Facilities

The institute provides a wide variety of facilities such as-

  • Hostel- The institute consists of a guest house, staff quarters, and separate hostels for both girls and boys. The Panse Hostel consists of 27 rooms and the International Training Hostel consists of 12 rooms on double occupancy
  • Auditorium- An air-conditioned spacious auditorium is available for students of the institute
  • Library- The institute consists of an amazing library resource base in the field of Agricultural Statistics, Computer Applications to support teaching and research
  • Labs/Conference rooms- The institute consists of several conference rooms, classrooms, Information System Lab, Divisional Lab, Training Lab, etc
  • Computer system facilities- The institute consists of in total of 181 computer systems in different divisions of labs and conference rooms
  • Canteen- Hygienic and fresh food items are served to the students at the canteen of the institute
  • Sports facility- Both indoor and outdoor games are indulged for the recreational activities of students

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IASRI Faculty

The faculty staff of the institute is pretty good with high-quality teaching. Most of them are involved with research projects. Following are department wise details of the faculty members of the college:

  • There are 30 faculty members in the Department of Agricultural Statistics consisting of 9 principal scientists, 1 senior scientist, 13 scientists, 2 professors, etc
  • There are 11 faculty members in the department of Computer applications consisting of 4 scientists, 5 senior scientists, 1 principal scientist, and 1 professor
  • There are 15 faculty members in the department of Agricultural Bioinformatics consisting of 9 scientists, 1 senior scientist, 3 principal scientists, 1 Head, and 1 Professor.

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Ques. What is the fee structure for an M.Sc. course at IASRI?

Ans. For admission into the M.Sc course, the student would need to hold a graduation degree to be eligible. If the student gets admitted, the fee structure for this course would be INR 8,500 per annum for the first year.

Ques. What is the fee structure for a Ph.D. course at IASRI?

Ans. The student candidate must complete post-graduation to apply for the Ph.D. degree. The fee structure for the Ph.D. course would be INR 7,550 per annum for the first year.

Ques. How is the campus life of IASRI?

Ans. The institute has a very good and interactive atmosphere and several cultural festivals are celebrated here with many activities to promote student participation. Student's welfare consists of two groups like PGSSAU and AISA which looks after even the minor inconvenience faced by students.

Ques. What kind of course curriculum does IASRI follow?

Ans. The institute has a dynamic and flexible course curriculum that emphasizes computational aspects among the practicing breeders, statisticians, and researchers. It is pretty much research-oriented only.

Ques. Does IASRI provide a Wi-Fi connection?

Ans. Yes, the institute provides a seamless and free Wi-Fi connection to the students on the college campus. Enrolled and officially registered students of IASRI can avail this facility.