PHD in Agricultural Chemicals in IARI Eligibility, Syllabus and Admission.
PHD in Agricultural Chemicals in IARI
Online Notification is Published on- March
Sub-discipline- Agricultural Chemicals
Number of Seats – Agricultural Chemicals General 4 and SC-1 and OBC-1
Age Limit – The minimum age for admission shall be 21 years. No relaxation is admissible regarding
the minimum age limit.
Qualification for Admission to Agricultural Chemicals- M.Sc./M.Sc.(Ag)/M.Tech./M.E. in Agricultural Chemicals/Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry/ Environmental Science/Chemistry
Syllabus PART-II AND III:Agricultural Chemicals (01) Nomenclature and classification of organic compounds, chemical bonding; isomerism and stereo chemistry; properties and reactions of organic functional groups; aliphatic, alicyclic, aromatic and heterocyclic compounds; theory and application of chromatography and spectroscopy (IR, UV, NMR) in the study of organic compunds; chemistry of natural products; mono and sesqui-terpenes, steroids (cholesterol and Vitamin D), alkaloids (pyrrolidine, piperidine, pyridine, pyrole groups), lipids, carbohydrates, plant pigments, nucleic acids, amino acids and proteins. Chemical equilibria; chemical kinetics, kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics; surface chemistry, colloids, emulsions.
Titrimetry, theory of indicators; redox reactions.
Classification of pesticides; chemistry of botanical pesticides (pyrethroids, rotenoids, nicotinoids) and synthetic insecticides (DDT, BHC, cyclodienes, malathion, methyl parathion, monocrotophos, phorate, carbaryl, carbofuran), fungicides (Bordeaux mixture, zineb, captan, ziram), herbicides (2,4-D, atrazine, diuron and butachlor), fumigants (EDB, EDCT, aluminium phosphide), rodenticides (Warfarin) and nematicide (nemagon); pesticide formulation – definition and classification, surfactants; pesticide residue chemistry.
Essential plant nutrients; chemistry, technology and use of important fertilizers; clays and clay minerals; soil organic matter, nitrification and denitrification; N2-fixation; radioactivity and radiotracer techniques.