ICAR AICE - JRF/SRF (PhD) 2020 Admissions Notification


All India Competitive Examination AICE-JRF/SRF (Ph.D) 2020 

The centralized admission to 25% of the seats (subject to at least one seat for each discipline having Ph.D. degree programme in the University) of accredited Ph.D degree programmes in accredited colleges of accredited universities under the ICAR-AU system was introduced in the Academic Session 2015-16. For the academic session 2020-21, admissions to 25% seats (100% seats of Dr. RPCAU, Pusa and ICAR-DUs, viz ICAR-IVRI, IARI, CIFE and NDRI) of accredited doctoral degree programmes will be granted at accredited colleges in accredited Agricultural Universities under the ICAR-AU system. Further, not more than 40% candidates from any one state shall be admitted in any agricultural university/subject under a particular category.

ICAR JRF/SRF(PhD)-2020 examination will be conducted in 73 Subjects at 88 cities (Annexure-I) all over the country enabling participation of a large number of candidates seeking admission to Doctoral degree programmes in AUs in different disciplines of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Veterinary, Animal Sciences, Agril. Engineering, Community Science (erstwhile Home Science), Fisheries, Dairy Science and other allied sciences. ICAR JRF/SRF(PHD) shall be awarded to 300 candidates based on merit in this examination as per their overall merit-rank and seat availability in different disciplines. However, fellowship is granted only after the Counseling, when the candidate gets admitted and pursues Ph.D degree in an AU other than the one from where he/she has passed Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. It implies that not more than two degrees (including Ph.D.) should be from the same AU. The other candidates who are declared/notified as qualified for counseling will be eligible as per their merit rank and availability of seat for admission to PhD degree programme, without fellowship, in the specific subject in the AUs. The above eligibility conditions will also apply to in-service candidates. 

Candidates declared eligible for registration and choice filling for counselling by ICAR will only be considered for allocation of subject and the Agricultural University. There is no provision of direct nomination for admission through ICAR in any Doctoral degree programme without qualifying in ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF(Ph.D.).

Subjects for ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF(PhD)

Doctoral degree programmes are offered by AUs in 73 Subjects

01 Genetics & Plant Breeding 
02 Seed Science & Technology 
03 Economic Botany and Plant Genetic Resources 
04 Plant Pathology 
05 Nematology 
06 Agricultural Entomology/Entomology 
07 Sericulture 
08 Plant Biochemistry/ Biochemistry 
09 Plant Physiology/ Crop Physiology 
10 Agricultural Biotechnology / Biotechnology/Molecular Biology & Biotechnology 
11 Agricultural Microbiology/ Microbiology Agricultural Microbiology/ Microbiology. 
12 Vegetable Science/Olericulture 
13 Fruit Science/Pomology 
14 Floriculture & Landscaping/ Floriculture & Landscape Architecture 
15 Spices, Plantation, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants 
16 Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture) 
17 Animal Genetics & Breeding 
18 Animal Nutrition 
19 Livestock Production 
20 Livestock Products Technology 
21 Poultry Science 
22 Veterinary Parasitology 
23 Veterinary Public Health/Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology 
24 Veterinary Microbiology 
25 Veterinary Pathology 
26 Veterinary Medicine 
27 Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology 
28 Vety. Gynaecology & Obstetrics/Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology & Obstetrics 
29 Veterinary Surgery & Radiology/Veterinary Surgery 
30 Veterinary Anatomy/Veterinary Anatomy & Histology 
31 Veterinary Physiology/ Animal Physiology 
32 Veterinary Biochemistry /Animal Biochemistry 
33 Animal Biotechnology 
34 Dairy Chemistry 
35 Food Technology 
36 Dairy Microbiology 
37 Food Safety and Quality Assurance 
38 Dairy Technology 
39 Dairy Engineering 
40 Farm Machinery and Power Engineering 
41 Soil and Water Conservation
42 Agricultural Processing and Food Engineering 
43 Renewable Energy Engineering 
44 Irrigation Water Management 
45 Family Resource Management 
46 Textiles and Apparel Designing 
47 Human Development and Family Studies/Human Development 
48 Food Science and Nutrition/Human Nutrition 
49 Home Science Extension and Community Management 
50 Fisheries Resource Management 
51 Fish Processing Technology/Fish PostHarvest Technology 
52 Fisheries Engineering & Technology 
53 Aquatic Environment Management 
54 Aquaculture 
55 Fish Health Management/Aquatic Animal Health Management 
56 Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology 
57 Fish Genetics and Breeding 
58 Fish Biotechnology 
59 Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 
60 Forestry / Agroforestry 
61 Agricultural Meteorology 
62 Environmental Sciences 
63 Agricultural Physics 
64 Agronomy 
65 Soil Sciences/Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry 
66 Agricultural Chemicals 
67 Water Science & Technology 
68 Agricultural Economics 
69 Agri. Business Management 
70 Agricultural Extension/ Extension Education / Communication* 
71 Agricultural Statistics 
72 Bioinformatics 
73 Computer Applications & IT

Schedule of AICE-JRF/SRF(PhD) 

Online submission of Application Form (upto 5:00 pm of 31 March, 2020) 01.03.2020 - 31.03.2020 
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/NetBanking UPI upto 11:50 pm of 31 March, 2020 01.03.2020 – 31.03.2020 
Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only (No corrections shall be allowed after 02.05.2020) 25.04.2020 - 02.05.2020 
Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website 08.05.2020 
Date of Examination 01.06.2020 
Duration of Examination 120 minutes (2 hours) 
Timing of Examination 2:30 p.m - 4:30 p.m 
Centre, Date and Shift of Examination As indicated on Admit Card 
Display of Attempted Qustion Paper and Provisional Answer Keys To be announced later 
Declaration of Result on NTA website 15.06.2020 
Schedule for Online Counselling To be announced by the ICAR on www.icar.org.in after the declaration of result

More Info: https://icar.nta.nic.in/WebInfo/Public/Home.aspx

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