PHD in Agronomy in IARI Eligibility, Syllabus and Admission

PHD in Agronomy in IARI Eligibility, Syllabus and Admission.

Online Notification is Published on- March

Sub-discipline-Agronomy –Crop Husbandry; and Resource Management

Number of Seats – Agricultural Statistics General 2 and SC-1, ST-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 Agronomy M.Sc./M.Sc.(Ag)/M.Tech./M.E. in Agronomy/Water Science and Technology

Syllabus  PART-II AND III Agronomy- Principles of crop production, crop plants in relation to environment, concepts involved in growth analysis; quantitative agro-biological principles and their validity; classification of climate, agro-climatic zones of India, their characteristic features; physiological limits of crop yield and variability in relation to the agro-ecological optimum; types of tillage – concepts and practices.

Principles and practices of weed control in component crops and cropping systems; crop weed competition, herbicide-formulations, classification, selectivity and mode of action, integrated weed management. Introduction, origin, history, production, distribution, cultural practices, varieties, quality, biomass production and bioenergetics of major field crops, forage, vegetable, spices and condiment crops.

Soil fertility and its management; essential plant nutrients, their functions and deficiency symptoms in plants; organic manures, chemical and biofertilizers and fertilizer usage.

History of irrigated agriculture, soil-water-plant relationship, soil moisture stress and plant growth; drought resistance in crops, mechanisms of drought tolerance, and crop adaptability, soil and plant moisture conservation techniques, water harvesting and other agrotechniques for dryland agriculture; measurement of soil moisture, methods of scheduling irrigation, methods of irrigating crop plants, quality of irrigation water; watershed management concepts; management of excess soil water, agricultural drainage, principles and practices; problem soils – saline, alkali, salinealkali and acid soils, principles and practices and prospects; wasteland management, soil erosion and its control.

Cropping systems – principles and practices; changing cropping patterns in different agro-climatic zones; sustainability – concept and practices; agro-forestry systems – concepts and practices.

Principles of experimental designs, analysis and interpretation of data, methods of statistical analysis and statistical designs.

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