Admission Notice for Ph.D. Programme (2019-20)

Online applications (available at the University website) are invited for admission to Ph.D. programme in different areas of research for the Academic year 2019-20. A non-refundable application processing fee of Rs.700/-+transaction charges have to paid online using debit card/credit card/net banking/wallet etc.

Eligibility:  Master’s Degree in relevant subject (with minimum 55% marks or equivalent for General and 50% marks for SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer) / Physically Handicapped candidates) and successful clearance of Research Eligibility Test (RET) to be conducted by the University. Candidates with M. Phil. / NET / GATE / SLET / SET or equivalent will be exempted from Research Eligibility Test (RET). Number of seats available for each discipline is given below,

Seats Available:

Name of the Programme Broad Areas of Research No. of seats



Genetics/ Plant Breeding/ Biotechnology/ Agriculture, Rural and Tribal Development 2
Cultural Anthropology/ Rural Livelihood/ Ethno-Ecology/ Agriculture, Rural and Tribal Development 2
Extension Education/ Farming Systems/ Agriculture, Rural and Tribal Development 2
Horticulture/ Vegetable Science/ Sustainable Agriculture/ Agriculture, Rural and Tribal Development 2
Plant Protection/ Organic Crop Protection/ Agriculture, Rural and Tribal Development 2
Rural Economy/ Farm Economics/ Development Economics/ Agriculture, Rural and Tribal Development 2

The admission / selection process will consist of the following steps:

  • Submission of Application (Online only)
  • Scrutiny of application forms
  • Research Eligibility Test (if applicable)
  • Interview

Last date of submission of application: 30 December, 2019

Fellowship: Candidates with JRF from UGC/CSIR/ICAR or any other Government agency will receive the fellowships through our university, those without such fellowship will be granted Rs. 15000/- per month as per the state govt. (Jharkhand) rules.


Administrative Head