The minimum age limit for admission shall be 21 years as on 31st July, 2011. No relaxation is admissible regarding the minimum age limit.
(a) Only those candidates who had their Bachelor’s Degree Programmes under 10+2+4 OR 10+2+3 OR 10+1+4 system (OR awarded B.Sc. degree under 10+2+2 system prior to 1985) and fulfill the qualifications as prescribed in this bulletin are eligible to apply for admission.
(b) For General/OBC candidates: At least 60% marks OR an overall grade point average (OGPA) of 7.50 out of 10.00 OR 3.75 out of 5.00 OR 3.00 out of 4.00 OR 2.25 out of 3.00 in M.Sc./M.Sc. (Ag.)/M.Tech./M.E.
For SC/ST/PH candidates: At least 55% marks OR OGPA of 7.00 out of 10.00 OR 3.50 out of 5.00 OR 2.80 out of 4.00 OR 2.10 out of 3.00 in M.Sc./M.Sc. (Ag.)/M.Tech./M.E.
In case of the universities where OGPA is awarded with equivalence of percentage marks, only OGPA will be considered for determining the eligibility qualification for appearing in the entrance examination. The percentage of marks shall be considered only for candidates coming from universities that do not award grades.
Note : Candidates who appear at the Master’s Degree final year Examination in 2011 are also eligible to apply and appear in written entrance examination provisionally for Ph.D. programme. However, they will have to submit documentary evidence of their eligibility on or before July 4, 2011 failing which they shall not be considered for admission.
The candidates will have to appear for Entrance Examination consisting of one paper of three parts: Part-I (General Agriculture) and Part-II & III (Subject Paper). The minimum qualifying mark is 50% for General/OBC 11 (45% for SC/ST/PH candidates). Total marks would be considered for the preparation of merit. The weightage for entrance examination is 70%.
NAME OF THE CITY CODE
PhD (Various disciplines of Agricultural Sciences)