Kerala Agricultural University PG Admissions 2018

Last Updated - March 30 2018

Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) provides three Under Graduate and three postgraduate programmes in different branches. It also provides Ph.D. programmes in 23 branches. All aspirants desires of getting admission to Post Graduate programmes in KAU have to qualify an entrance exam organized by the university.

KAU provides all Post Graduate and Ph.D. programme at the following campus in Kerala.

Admission to Post Graduate courses in based on Performance in the entrance exam and academic performance.

  • APPLICATION FORM LINK

    Download

  • Method of Application

    Online & Offline Both

  • START DATE - END DATE

    20th Jun, 2018 - 09th Sep, 2018

KAU PG Admissions 2018 Important Dates

ME/M.Tech , M.Sc , M.Sc (Agriculture) , M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
STATUSEVENTDATE
Registration20th Jun - 15th Jul , 2018
M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Science, M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Engineering & M.Phil/Ph.D in Management
STATUSEVENTDATE
Written examination for M.Sc. and M.Tech. programme12th Aug, 2018
Publishing Rank list of M.Tech. and M.Sc. programme17th Aug, 2018
ME/M.Tech , M.Sc , M.Sc (Agriculture) & M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture
STATUSEVENTDATE
Date for Ph.D. Interview & Admission02nd - 04th Sep, 2018
ME/M.Tech , M.Sc , M.Sc (Agriculture) , M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
STATUSEVENTDATE
Classes begin09th Sep, 2018

KAU PG Admissions 2018 Eligibility Criteria

ME/M.Tech The KAU provides two-year M.Tech. Agricultural Engineering (Farm Power & Machinery)
  • M.Tech. Agricultural Engineering (Agricultural Processing & Food Engineering)
  • Eligibility Criteria for M.Tech programmes:

    You must have a bachelor degree in Agricultural Engineering or an equivalent degree recognised by KAU with an OGPA of 6.50/10.00 for General Category and 6.00/10.00 for SC/ST aspirants. Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water Engineering)
  • M.Tech. programme in following branches at Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Tavanur:
    • M.Tech. However, the result notification should be produced at the time of Entrance Examination for Post Graduate Course.
      Students in the final semester of their degree programme are also applicable to apply.
  • M.Sc (Agriculture)

    The KAU provides M.Sc. programme in following branches:

    M.Sc. Agriculture (Agronomy)M.Sc. Agriculture (Olericulture)
    M.Sc. Agriculture (Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry)M.Sc. Agriculture (Processing Technology)
    M.Sc. Agriculture (Entomology)M.Sc. Agriculture (Agricultural Statistics)(3 Years)
    M.Sc. Agriculture (Extension)M.Sc. Agriculture (Seed Science & Technology)
    M.Sc. Agriculture (Plant Breeding & Genetics)M.Sc. Agriculture (Agricultural Meteorology)
    M.Sc. Agriculture (Plant Pathology)M.Sc. Co-operation & Banking (Rural Marketing Management)
    M.Sc. Agriculture (Plant Physiology)M.Sc. Co-operation & Banking (Rural Banking and Finance Management)
    M.Sc. Home Science (FS & N)M.Sc. Co-operation & Banking (Co-Operative Management)
    M.Sc. Agriculture (Plant Biotechnology)M.Sc. Forestry (Silviculture and Agroforestry)
    M.Sc. Agriculture (Agricultural Microbiology)M.Sc. Forestry (Tree Physiology & Breeding)
    M.Sc. Agriculture (Agricultural Economics)M.Sc. Forestry (Wildlife Sciences)
    M.Sc. Agriculture (Pomology & Floriculture)M.Sc. Forestry (Forest Management and Utilization)
    M.Sc. Agriculture (Plantation Crops & Spices)M.Sc. Forestry (Wood Science)

    Eligibility for M.Sc. Agriculture / Horticulture (all branches except Statistics, Home Science and Co-operation & Banking)

    You must have a Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognized by KAU with an OGPA of 6.50/10.00 for General Category aspirants and 6.00/10.00 for SC/ST aspirants.

     

    Master of Science [M.Sc] (Home Science)

    You must have a Bachelor degree in Home Science/Family and Community Science with 50% marks from a recognised university or B Sc. At Least OGPA requirement for KAU students shall be 6.50/10.00 for General Category aspirants and 6.00/10.00 for SC/ST aspirants. (Hons.) Agri. of KAU or equivalent.

    Master of Science [M.Sc] (Agricultural Statistics)

    You must have a bachelor degree in Agriculture or equivalent recognised by KAU with an OGPA of 6.50/10.00 for General Category aspirants and 6.00/10.00 for SC/ST. If you have a bachelor degree in B. Sc. Mathematics/Statistics with 50% marks from a recognized University can also apply.

    Master of Science [M.Sc] (Co-operative Management)

    You must have a B.Sc. (Hons.) C& B Degree of the KAU or an equivalent degree recognised by KAU with an OGPA of 6.50/10.00 for General Category aspirants and 6.00/10.00 for SC/ST.

    Master of Science [M.Sc] (Forestry)

    A basic degree in Forestry/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/ BVSc. & AH (for Wildlife Science only) or equivalent degree recognised by KAU with an OGPA of 6.50/10.00 for General Category aspirants and 6.00/10.00 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 applicable.

    Note: Students in the final semester of their degree programme are also applicable to apply. However, the result notification should be produced at the time of Entrance Examination for Post Graduate Course.

    M.Phil/Ph.D in Science, M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture & M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering

    The KAU provides three-year research programme in following branches:

    Ph.D. (Agronomy)Ph.D. (Olericulture)
    Ph.D. (Agricultural Entomology)Ph.D. (Processing Technology)
    Ph.D. (Agricultural Extension)Ph.D. (Rural Marketing Management)
    Ph.D. (Plant Breeding & Genetics)Ph.D. (Farm Power & Machinery)
    Ph.D. (Plant Pathology)Ph.D. (Soil and Water Engineering)
    Ph.D. (Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry)Ph.D. (Agricultural Processing & Food Engineering)
    Ph.D. (Plant Physiology)Ph.D. (Silviculture and Agroforestry)
    Ph.D. Home Science (FS & N)Ph.D. (Tree Physiology & Breeding)
    Ph.D. (Plant Biotechnology)Ph.D. (Wildlife Sciences)
    Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics)Ph.D. (Forest Management and Utilization)
    Ph.D. (Pomology & Floriculture)Ph.D. (Wood Science)

    Eligibility for Ph.D. programme except in Home Science & Rural Marketing Management

    You must have Master’s Degree in the respective branch /concerned branch from the faculty related to 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. A basic degree in Agri./Hort./Ag.Engg./Forestry is essential for all courses except Home Science and Rural Marketing Management.

    Ph.D. (Home Science)

    You must have M Sc. Degree in Home Science with specialization in Food Science and Nutrition/M Sc. in Food Science and Nutrition recognized 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 the traditional system.

    Ph.D. (Rural Management)

    You must have Master’s Degree in the respective branch /concerned branch from the faculty related 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 or MBA (ABM) with an OGPA of 7.0/10.0 for general category and 6.5/10.0 for SC/ST.

    Note: Students in the final semester of their degree programme are also applicable to apply. However, the result notification should be produced at the time of Interview for Ph. D. Programm.

    How to apply for M.Tech, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programme?

    M.Sc (Agriculture) , M.Sc & ME/M.Tech

    You can apply online or download application forms for Post Graduate courses from the official website of KAU. Application forms and prospectus for admission to the above Post Graduate programmes are available on the official website of KAU. If you belong to another state then you should pay application via Demand draft drawn I favor of Comptroller, KAU at SBT, KAU main campus discipline.

    You should send a hard copy of application form along with the need documents and fees details to the Registrar, Kerala Agricultural University, KAU P.O., Thrissur, Kerala - 680 656 within 7 days to the last date prescribed for the submission of online application.

    Application Fee:

    For Master Degree Programme

    • General Aspirants: INR 1000/-
    • SC/ST Aspirants: INR 500/-

    For Ph.D. Programme

    • SC/ST Aspirants: INR 750/-
    • General Aspirants: INR 1250/-

    Make Payment of Application Fee:

    If you belong to Kerala then you can remit application fee at any discipline o SBT Bank. 57006546701 maintained at SBT, KAU Discipline Main Campus, Vellanikkara and the counterfoil of the remittance slip must be attached along with the hardcopy of application form send to University.

    • For Students outside Kerala: The application fee shall be paid by way of Demand Draft drawn in favor of the Comptroller, KAU, Vellanikkara payable at the SBT, KAU Campus Discipline, Vellanikkara and the DD should be enclosed with the hard copy of the application.
    • For Keralite Students: Fee may be remitted by pay in the slip at any SBT Discipline in the state, to the Kerala Agricultural University Comptroller’s SB Account No. You should apply for Post Graduate and Ph.D. Programme programme via online and take a printout of hard copy of the application.

    Need documents to send with Application Form

    • Self-attested copy of Residential certificate (in the case of aspirants from Kerala)
    • Remittance slip/Demand Draft for the application fee
    • No objection certificate (NOC) and experience certificate (in case of in-service aspirants)
    • Community Certificate and Income Certificate
    • Self-attested copies of certificates in proof of age, qualifications, mark list of a qualifying examination, sports activities.

    Note: All aspirants applying for Ph.D. Programme shall submit a project proposal along with the application forms.

    KAU PG Admissions 2018 Selection Process

    M.Sc (Agriculture) , M.Sc & ME/M.Tech

    For the Post Graduate programmes except for Ph.D., selections procedure will be based on performance in written test and interview. The questions will be MCQ type. There will be an entrance exam of two hours period for Master programme. You will be considered for admission only if you secure an at least of 40% marks (35% for SC/ST aspirants) in the entrance examination.

    You will be ranked on the basis of aggregate marks obtained by you as follows.

    • Entrance Exam: 50
    • Academic Merit: 40
    • Sports/Arts/Publication: 05
    • Experience: 05
    M.Phil/Ph.D in Science, M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Agriculture & M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Engineering

    For the Ph.D. programme, selections procedure will be based on overall assessment of the merit of the aspirant by a Selection Committee constituted for the purpose as detailed below:

    • Published papers / meritorious teaching/research/extension work: 15
    • Teaching / research / extension-experience: 15
    • Academic merit based on the marks obtained in the Qualifying exam: 40
    • Project proposal: 10
    • Interview: 20

    You will be considered for admission only if you secure an at least of 50% marks (40% for SC/ST aspirants) in the entrance examination.

    KAU PG Admissions 2018 Reservation of Seats

    25% of the seats shall be reserved for the applicable aspirants sponsored by the ICAR based on All India Entrance Examination. (Ag.) Plant Biotechnology and M Sc. One seat each for M Sc. (Ag.) Plant Pathology will be reserved for the aspirants from the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.

    *The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification allowed by the University/College


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