Online Application for PhD Students


  1. All fields in the online application must be filled. The application for ACTREC JRF entrance examination deadline is 30th November, 2021. Check the advertisement for eligibility criteria.
  2. Do not send the hardcopy of the application.
  3. The candidate is responsible for the accuracy of all the information provided in the application. Filling-in any false information may result in the disqualification of the candidate at the time of admission, if selected.
  4. Before filling the online form, please ensure that you have the following documents ready for uploading. The size of each file and photo should be less than 500kb.
    1. A recent (less than 6 month old) color passport size photograph with plain background (JPEG file only).
    2. Proof of SC/ST/OBC/PH status (if applicable).
    3. Proof of valid external Fellowship - Award letter from funding agency
    4. A scan copy of your signature (JPEG file only).
    5. A statement of purpose for pursuing PhD at ACTREC (250 words)
  5. Candidates with a valid Junior Research Fellowship (from agencies - CSIR-UGC, ICMR, BINC, DBT and ICAR) are eligible for a direct interview as indicated in the advertisement. This list will be posted in February 2022 on ACTREC website. Candidates, who have not qualified in any of the above mentioned national tests, will have to appear for the online ACTREC entrance exam.
  6. After verifying the eligibility, ACTREC will display the shortlisted candidates for entrance exam. Eligible candidates will receive the hall ticket by email or they can download the hall ticket using login credentials. Please print the hall ticket (PDF) and bring it with you along with a government issued photo ID (e.g. Aadhaar card, PAN card, Driving license, Voter ID, Passport, College ID) to the exam center on the day of the exam as well as interview.
  7. In case, while filling the online form, if you don’t want to continue further in any stage, click on Save Button at the bottom to save the filled-in information. You will receive an Email about User Credentials (i.e. link for setting the Password). Username will be your registered Email Id. Using Credentials you can update or complete your Application Form later also. Click on Update Button to update. Unless you click on the Submit & Print Button, your application will not get submitted into our database.
  8. After Submit & Print, you will be directed to Payment Gateway. Payment may be made by Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking. Select the Mode and make the payment. After Successful Payment, you will get an Email confirmation and Access Credentials for taking print out of the application. SC, ST, OBC, Differently abled (PH) candidates are exempted for paying the application fee as per Govt. rules. In case, if you miss to take the print out, after submission of application, you can take the printout later using your access credentials. You will receive an Email about confirming submission to your registered Email Id, after which you will not be able to update or modify the application
  9. Address queries, if any, to:

Personal Information

Educational Qualification

Other Information

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Fellowship Information

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Required Documents

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