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FRI Ph.D. Forestry Entrance Test 2016 : Forest Research Institute Dehradun

Organisation : Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University, Dehradun
Announcement : Ph.D. Forestry Entrance Test 2016

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Ph.D. Forestry Entrance Test :

The Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University, Dehradun is going to conduct its Ph.D. Entrance Test on 3rd July 2016 for enrolment in Ph.D. Programme in Forestry.

Related : Dehradun FRI M.Sc Admission Test 2016 :

The candidates, who are interested for registration as research scholar for the Ph.D. Degree in Forestry in Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University, Dehradun for the term of March 2017 are advised to apply in prescribed form latest by 20th May 2016 with a fee of Rs.1000/- through Bank Draft in favour of Registrar, FRI (Deemed) University, Dehradun.

No application form will be entertained after the prescribed date. The Research Centre-wise position of seats is mentioned below. For eligibility criteria please see clause 3 of the Ph.D. Ordinance available on the website.

Six-months Pre-Ph.D. Compulsory course would be conducted only once commencing from the month of September/October 2016. The last date for submission of application is 20th May 2016. The prescribed form may be downloaded from the website

Important Dates :
1. Last date for submission of form : 20th May 2016
2. Date of Entrance Test : 03rd July 2016

Guidelines for Entrance Test :

i. The candidates must apply through the Research Centre where he/she want to carry out his/her research work. The applicant will be considered only for the centre through which the application has been forwarded. In exceptional cases, the Director FRI may consider the change of research centre subject to availability of the vacancy.

ii. The question paper will have following sections and their proportional weightage may be as follows:
General Awareness: : 25 questions
General English: : 25 questions
Research Aptitude: : 30 questions (The questions will be based on reasoning & Statistics)
*Basic & Applied Sciences :120 questions ( attempt any two sections)

*(There will be 60 questions in each sub-section of Section-B. The questions will be based on Forestry, Agriculture, Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Wood Science & technology and Mathematics. The syllabus is available on the website)

iii. The candidates who have qualified UGC/CSIR (JRF) Examination / GATE/NET will be allowed to appear for the interview directly without appearing in the written entrance test. However such candidates will have to apply as per the procedure alongwith other candidates.

They will have to give a proof of having qualified above exams along with their application form. The UGC/CSIR/GATE/NET exam should have been cleared by the applicant during previous two years from the last date of submission of the form in the University.

iv. The candidates qualifying the entrance test will be called for interview which will be conducted Discipline- wise by the Member Secretary RACs/Nodal Officers of Research centres.

The list of candidates qualified in the interview will be sent to the Registrar, FRI Deemed University, who will compile the list of qualified candidates and will obtain the approval of the Director before finally declaring the result.

v. The list of successful candidates prepared by Registrar FRI Deemed University and shall be sent to all the research centres and will be displayed on the website.

vi. The successful candidates shall be directed to report to the Registrar FRI Deemed University/Nodal Officers of research centres concerned for compulsory course work of six months duration as per Ph.D. Ordinance.

vii. On successful completion of the course work the candidates shall prepare the synopsis of their research plan and present before Research Advisory Committee concerned for approval.

The Member Secretary shall conduct the meeting of the RAC for synopsis seminar and shall send the proceedings of the synopsis seminar along with the approved synopsis (5 copies) duly signed by all the expert members of the RAC on the prescribed format as given in Appendix-II, to the Registrar FRI Deemed University for further action.

viii. If the applicant is in service in a graded pay scale in a government organization/statutory autonomous body/private organization then please attach a ‘no objection certificate’ from the employer. In absence of such certificate the Application form shall not be accepted.

Such applicants shall have to take two years study leave as per rules. Ph.D. Scholars shall be required to be present in the research centre concerned for a minimum period of two years. Their presence shall be duly recorded and maintained in the Division concerned.

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