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Doctor of Philosophy
Duration In -Service Candidates
Qualification for Admission Reservation
Elligibility Requirements Definition for Physically handicapped
Procedure for Application Age Limit
Entrance Examination & Selection Procedure Foreign Students
Health care Right to Refuse Admission
Cancellation of Registration Registration
Doctorate/Ph.D Programme
The Institute offers Ph.D. programmes in 14 disciplines. The programme comprises of course work for two semesters followed by research work for the thesis. The course work is offered at karnal campus whereas the scholars can be allotted to different laboratories/guides located at ERS Kalyani and SRS, Bangaluru for the thesis work.
List of Disciplines
  1. Dairy Microbiology†††††††
  2. Dairy Chemistry
  3. Dairy Technology††
  4. Dairy Engineering
  5. Animal Biochemistry
  6. Animal Biotechnology
  7. Animal Genetics & Breeding
  8. Livestock Production & Management
  9. Animal Nutrition
  10. Animal Physiology
  11. Dairy Economics
  12. Dairy Extension Education
  13. Agronomy (forage Production)
  14. Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Ph.D in Dairying Programme in the following disciplines is offered at SRS, Bangalore

  1. Dairy Chemistry
  2. Dairy Technology
  3. Animal Genetics & Breeding
  4. Livestock Production & Management
  5. Dairy Economics
  6. Dairy Extension
  7. Dairy Engineering
  8. Animal Nutrition

Ph.D in Dairying Programme in the following disciplines is offered at ERS, Kalyani

  1. Animal Nutrition
  2. LPM
  3. Animal Biotechnology

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The duration of the course for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Dairying) shall be at least six semesters (3 academic years) for the students who have undergone 4 years undergraduate programme and 2 years of PG programme.† The students admitted to Ph.D. programme with 3 years bachelor degree will have to undergo one year pre-requisite course work and their minimum duration of the programme will be 8 semesters (4 years).

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Qualification for Admission
Qualification for admission to Ph.D. in Dairying programme is a Master's degree from any university recognized by the Institute, in the relevant subject. The details of qualifications are published in the Information Bulletin and are subject to revision from time to time.
Elligibility Requirements
  • Candidates having completed their Masterís Degree programme in the relevant field as given below must have obtained at least 60% marks or an overall grade point average (OGPA) of 6.60 out of 10.00 or 3.25 out of 5.00 or 2.60 out of 4.00 (For SC/ST/PH candidates 50% marks of OGPA of 5.60 out of 10.00, 2.75 out of 5.00 or 2.20 out of 4.00) or a certificate from Registrar of having OGPA equivalent to 60% marks.
  • The candidates appearing for final year examination of Masters Degree Programme can also apply subject to producing his/her Masters Degree certificate on the date of counseling.


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In-service candidates
  • The eligibility conditions for admission to Ph.D. Dairying in-service candidates shall remain the same as indicated above. A good knowledge in English is essential.
  • In-service candidates in Central/ State/ Autonomous Organizations/Universities /Educational Institutes having at least two years service/experience in the relevant field of specialization as on the day of counseling and fulfilling the other conditions of eligibility as prescribed for all other candidates, are eligible to apply.† The candidates must be fully sponsored by his/her employer.
  • In-service candidate will be admitted over and above the seats with the approval of the Director.† The eligible candidates will have to appear and qualify in the written examination.
  • The admission of in-service candidate will be decided on merit obtained in the written examination.Only one seat will be offered in each disciplie. Vacant seats in one discipline may be transferred to other disciplines, without changing the total number of seats for in-service candidates. They should send their applications including form-A duly completed and other required documents directly on or before the closing date and time. Photo copy of the application shall not be accepted.
  • The in-service candidates shall be entitled to get Institute scholarship as per the rules laid down for in-service candidates.


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Procedure for Application

Application for admission shall be made in the prescribed form meant for the purpose.


All correspondence for admission should be addressed to the Joint Director, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-13200 I (Haryana).


Application for admission must be accompanied by attested copies of the following certificates and documents (originals should not be sent with the application form) in the order indicated below along with the application, failing which the application is liable to be rejected.

  1. Certificate for date of birth.

  2. Certificates of all examinations passed starting from Matriculation to Master's Degree.

  3. Marks lists indicating percentage of marks in each subject, total marks and class obtained, etc.
    of all examinations passed.

  4. A certificate from the Principal/Dean of College indicating the marks/division obtained at the Master's Degree examination passed.

  5. In case of SC/ST candidate, a certificate from a first class Magistrate of a District/Competent Authority indicating that the candidate belongs to a particular SC/ST category which is included in the latest list appended to the constitution of India, SC/ST 1950. Application without such certificate will be considered against unreserved seats only.

  6. Three recent passport size photograph duly attested should be affixed at appropriate place of the application/Admit Card.

  7. Migration Certificate

  8. Medical Certificate in case of Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates issued by Medical Officer of any Government Hospital with description of the kind and the degree of disability.

All original certificates and marks sheets are to be produced at the time of registration. Candidates who do not produce all the original certificates and marks sheets will not be admitted.


If a candidate willfully furnishes wrong information or suppresses any relevant information, his/her candidature/ admission will automatically stand cancelled.


The candidate seeking admission to Doctoral programme must send transcript/detailed marks certificate by the date specified in the information bulletin along with a certificate from the Principal of the college last attended certifying that the candidate has successfully completed all the prescribed course work, if not submitted along with the original application.


In case the dissertation is one of the requirements of the M.Sc. programme, such candidates are required to produce a certificate up to the date specified in the information bulletin that candidate has cleared the same satisfactorily, failing which admission will be cancelled.

Entrance Examination & Selection Procedure

  • The candidates who fulfill the minimum qualifications will be eligible to appear in the entrance examination. Those who are not found eligible will be informed accordingly.
  • There will be only one paper based on subject matter of 2 hours duration and of 150 marks.† Paper will be objective type with multiple choice questions.
  • The syllabus of written examination for Ph.D. programme in each of 14 disciplines has been appended in the Information Bulleting.
  • The qualifying marks for written examination will be 50% ( 45% for SC/ST and PH.)
  • The final selection for admission to Ph.D. Dairying will be based on merit list prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the Entrance Examination. If the marks obtained in the entrance examination are same then the merit will be decided on the basis of the marks obtained in the previous qualified examination.† If the mark obtained in the qualified examination is same, then the merit will be decided on the basis of date of birth of the candidate, candidate senior in age will be given upper rank.

Fifteen per cent of total seats are reserved for bonafide candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, 7.5 per cent for Scheduled Tribes, 27% OBC and 3% for Physically Handicapped subject to their being otherwise eligible. 2% seats are reserved for remote and under privileged states/UTs (UPS).


The reservation of seats amongst the SC/ST categories is interchangeable if sufficient number of candidates is not available in a given subject as per merit-rank in examination.

Definition for Physically handicapped

Candidates having permanent disability of not less than 40%, provided the candidate is otherwise fit for admission. Such candidates will have to bring a certificate as appended in the Information Bulletin from the Chief Medical Officer of the District to which the candidates belongs.


Such candidates will also have to appear before the Medical Board constituted by the Director for determining the percentage of disability and for assessment whether they are fit to carry out the duties despite being handicapped.


Age Limit
Minimum age limit for Ph.D. candidates shall be 21 years. Normally there will be no upper age limit. The age shall be reckoned as on 1st August of the year of admission. No relaxation is admissible regarding the minimum age limit.
Foreign Students
  • Foreign students seeking admission at this Institute shall have to submit their applications through their respective Embassies at New Delhi or the respective Indian Missions in their countries to the Govt. of India, Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi-l 10001 and the candidature of foreign students shall be considered only if they are sponsored with financial support by (a) their respective Governments (b) the Governments of India.

  • The nominees of foreign countries should have the equivalent qualifications required for admission. In their cases, the percentage of marks will not be insisted. They should possess the requisite Master's degree in the concerned discipline and its cognate branches. A good knowledge of English is essential. A certificate of the candidate's proficiency in English, issued by the respective Indian Mission abroad, should accompany their application for admission. Further, the foreign students are required to be in possession of research visa.

  • All the foreign students other than those sponsored by the Government of India with suitable fellowship such as Colombo Plant ITEC program, General Cultural Scholarship and Cultural Technical Exchange will be charged Institutional Economic Fee @ US $ 400 p.m. or US $ 4000 per annum per student from the academic session 1991-1992. This fee will be over and above other usual charges of the University.

  • Last date for receipt of application, results and mark sheet from the foreign applicants, will be the same as prescribed for the Indian applicants.

  • As per directive from the Govt. of India, Ministry of Health, New Delhi, health check for foreign students including that for AIDS has been introduced. It has been laid down that foreign students will subject themselves for health check within one month of arrival and till the results are known the students will be provisionally admitted. Their admission is to be confirmed on production of fitness certificate from the competent authority.

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Health care

A Human Hospital is attached to the Institute and is kept under the charge of a qualified Senior Medical Officer. The students will have to take a group health insurance policy every year. The Institute will facilitate the students in arranging the insurance policy.

Right to Refuse Admission
The Director reserves the right to refuse admission of any candidate even though he/she may fulfill the academic requirements of admission on the basis of criteria laid down in the regulations, and/or may otherwise be eligible for admission on the basis of entrance examination without assigning any reason thereof. The decision of the Director shall be final and legally binding
Cancellation of Registration
The Director may summarily cancel the registration of any student or group/batch/class of students who indulge(s) in act(s) of indiscipline, misconduct, violation of rules and regulations of the Institute, strikes or ragging, in whose case the Director has reasons to believe that his/her/their continuance in the Institute would not be in the best interest of the Institute.

The students, who have been permanently dropped from the Institute either on account of poor academic performance or on account of acts of indiscipline, shall not be eligible to make an application for admission.

It is the responsibility of the candidates to furnish full and correct information on the application form. Any admission made on the basis of wrong information supplied by the candidates or through a clerical mistake in the University Office and detected subsequent to the admission and joining of the candidate, would be cancelled at the cost and risk of the student.
Students must report for registration on the due date mentioned in the admission letter, failing which offer for admission is liable to be withdrawn.

Students are expected to attend all the theory and practical classes. The regulations require that the Ph.D. dairying students must maintain prescribed minimum attendance of 75% in the classes.

At the time of registration, the students must produce the following documents:
  • Original certificates and mark sheets of all the examinations passed (10th onwards) and other required certificates
  • In case of SC/ST candidate, a certificate from a first class Magistrate of a District/Competent Authority indicating that the candidate belongs to a particular SC/ST category which is included in the latest list appended to the constitution of India, SC/ST 1950.
  • Three passport size photographs (which should not be more than 6 months old) for the preparation of Identity Card/Hostel Forms.
  • The selected candidates should join the course by the date indicated in the admission letter/telegram.
  • Candidates coming from Universities other than this institute should produce Migration Certificate from the university from which they have obtained the last degree within three months of commencement of session.
  • The admission of a candidate who fails to join the course by the stipulated date will stand cancelled automatically.
  • Once the admissions are finalized for an academic session, there will be no scope for lateral entry or transfer from other Institutes to the NDRI Deemed University.
  • The Institute reserves the right of admission and also the right to cancel the admission of a candidate at any stage if it is found that the information furnished by the candidate in his/her application is not true or is incomplete.
  • While every care is taken to call the eligible candidates for the Entrance Examination and admit only those who have qualified, it is the responsibility of the candidate to fully ensure his/her eligibility. This institute will not be held responsible for inadvertently calling the candidates for the Entrance Examination or in granting them admission. Candidates in their own interest should ensure that the degree of the university from where they have passed the qualifying examination is recognized by the Institute.
  • Admission to the Institute implies acceptance by the student and his/her parents/guardian of all provisions given In the bulletin and/or change in the Institute Rules, Regulation, Fee etc. that are made from time to time.
  • The result of the Entrance Examination declared by the Institute shall be treated as final. There is no provision for scrutiny of answer books.
  • In case of any legal dispute, the same shall be subject to KARNAL courtís jurisdiction.
  • The candidates from allied subjects will be required to take remedial courses which will be prescribed on the basis of past degree and background.
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