Kerala Agricultural University Admissions 2019: PG & Ph.D Program Counseling Procedure

Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), Thiruvananthapuram invites online application for admissions into two years PG Programmes and three years PhD Courses the following courses conducted in the institutions under Kerala Agricultural University for the Academic Year 2019-20.

1. PG Courses

  • M Sc. (Agriculture)
  • M Sc. (Horticulture)
  • M Sc. (Community Science)
  • M Sc. (Agricultural Statistics)
  • M Sc. (Co-operation & Banking)
  • M Sc. (Forestry)
  • M Tech (Agricultural Engineering)

2. PhD Courses

  • Ph.D in Agriculture
  • Ph.D in Horticulture
  • Ph.D in Community Science
  • Ph.D in Rural Marketing Management
  • Ph.D in Forestry
  • Ph.D in Agricultural Engineering

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates should have obtained equivalent degree from a University/ Institution approved by KAU for admission to various PG/ Ph.D programmes. Applications of candidates with relevant qualification from Universities accredited by ICAR/ State Agricultural Universities/Central Universities/ Central Agricultural Universities/ ICAR Deemed Universities are generally accepted except for admission to Community Science and Agricultural Statistics.

Ph.D Programmes:
Eligibility for Ph.D Programme except in Community Science & Rural Marketing Management
Master’s Degree in the respective discipline /related discipline from the faculty concerned of KAU or a recognised equivalent qualification with an OGPA of 7.0/10.0 for general category and 6.5/10.0 for SC/ST. A basic degree in Agri./Hort./Ag.Engg./Forestry is essential for all respective Ph.D courses except Community Science and Rural Marketing Management.
Basic Degree UG 4 years + PG 2 years from a University approved by KAU will be strictly followed for admission to the Ph.D. programmes except Community Science and Rural Marketing Management.

Community Science: The minimum eligibility for admission to Ph.D in Community Science shall be M Sc. In Community Science recognised by KAU with an OGPA of 7.0/10.0 for general category and 6.5/10.0 for SC/ST or 60% marks for general category and 50% marks for SC/ST under traditional system.

Rural Marketing Management: Master’s Degree in the respective discipline /related discipline from the faculty concerned of KAU or a recognized equivalent qualification with an OGPA of 7.0/10.0 for general category and 6.5/10.0 for SC/ST or MBA (ABM) with an OGPA of 7.0/10.0 for general category and 6.5/10.0 for SC/ST.

M Sc./ M.Tech Programmes: Minimum OGPA requirement for Kerala Agricultural University Graduates for M.Sc./ M.Tech. Programmes.

Faculty of Agriculture:
M. Sc. (Agriculture/Horticulture): Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU with a OGPA of 7.00/10.00 for general candidates and 6.50/10.00 for SC/ST.
M. Sc. Community Science: Bachelor degree in Community Science with 50% marks from a recognized university or B Sc. (Hons.) Ag. of KAU or equivalent.
M. Sc. (Agricultural Statistics): Degree in Agriculture or equivalent recognized by KAU with a OGPA of 7.00/10.00 for general candidates and 6.50/10.00 for SC/ST. The degree holders in B Sc. Mathematics/Statistics with 50% marks from a recognized University can also apply.
M Sc. (Co-operation & Banking): B. Sc. (Hons.) C&B degree of the KAU or an equivalent degree recognized by KAU with a OGPA of 7.00/10.00 for general candidates and 6.50/10.00 for SC/ST.

Faculty of Forestry: M. Sc. (Forestry): A basic degree in Forestry/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/ B.V.Sc. & A.H (for Wildlife Science only) or equivalent degree recognized by KAU with a OGPA of 7.00/10.00 for general candidates and 6.50/10.00 for SC/ST. (Degree holders with higher Grade Certificate from Ranger’s College or with Diploma in Forestry from State Forest College/Indian Forest College, Dehradun are also eligible).

Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology: M Tech. (Agricultural Engineering): A bachelor degree in Agricultural Engineering/ Food Engineering# or an equivalent degree recognized by KAU with an OGPA of 7.00/10.00 for general candidates and 6.50/10.00 for SC/ST.

Application Process:
Application forms and prospectus for admission to the above PG /Ph.D programmes are available in the KAU website www.admissions.kau.in. Details of qualification, mode of selection, conduct of courses etc. are available in the prospectus. Candidates should carefully read the instructions in the prospectus before filling the online application. Candidate should submit the application online after registering on the website. Hard copy of the online application shall be forwarded along with the required documents and details of fees to the Registrar, Kerala Agricultural University, KAU P.O., Thrissur, Kerala-680 656 before the last date prescribed for the submission of hard copy of online application. The online application will be valid only if the University receives the hard copy of application and other documents within the stipulated time. Applications received late or found defective or incomplete in any manner or which do not contain any of the enclosures specified are liable to be summarily rejected. The candidates are advised to read carefully the instructions given in the website before filling up the application.

Important Dates:
Last Date For Application: 10th July 2019
Receipt of Hard Copy: 17th July 2018

Contact Details:
Kerala Agricultural University, Main Campus,
Vellanikkara, KAU–P.O., Thrissur-680656,
website www.admissions.kau.in

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