Admission Procedure - Ph.D.

The Department of Plant Molecular Biology, UDSC invites applications for the Full-Time PhD  programme each academic year. The programme has a limited number of seats available in the major research areas of plant molecular biology:

  • Understanding molecular basis of plant reproduction and its genetic manipulation to develop alternative sources of human nutrition
  • Calcium-mediated signaling, functional genomics of stress signaling, and stress adaptation in plants
  • To understand the complicated regulatory networks composed of various genomic elements (proteins, regulatory RNAs, cis-acting elements, etc.) that interact with each other in response to various developmental and environmental cues
  • Understanding the molecular basis of stress responses and senescence to develop crops with climate change-resilience and higher productivity
  • Exploring the naturally evolved allelic variations for the development of climate-resilient and pathogen-resistant/tolerant high-yielding crop varieties
  • Understand the role of epigenetics and COP9 Signalosome in plant reproduction and adaptation during abiotic stress
Seat Matrix:
Academic Year Mode of Admission UR SC ST OBC-NCL EWS Total
2023-24 National Fellowship or PhD Entrance Test followed by Interview  6  2  1  3  1 13 (Excluding supernumerary seats)
Selection Procedure Academic Session 2024-25:

The University Grants Commission (UGC), vide its notification dated 27.03.2024 decided that from the Academic Session 2024-25, the National Eligibility Test (NET) score can be used for admission to Ph.D. programs in place of entrance tests conducted by the different Universities/HEIs. Accordingly, from the academic session 2024-25, the University of Delhi will use the National Eligibility Test (NET) scores for admission to Ph.D. Programs.

All announcements will be made on the DU PhD Admission Portal. Candidates should regularly check the website for updates.


Note: Department reserves the right not to fill up the vacant seats of the PhD program in case of the non-availability of suitable candidates. The admission is also subject to fulfilling all other conditions laid down in Ordinance VI of the University of Delhi.