KVAFSU Ph.D. Admissions 2020: Courses, Application form, Eligibility

Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU) is an autonomous education institution which was established exclusively for the development of education and learning; conduct of research and extension education and transfer the rural oriented technologies in the areas of Veterinary, Animal, Dairy and Fisheries Sciences in Karnataka.

KVAFSU invites applications for admission to the Doctoral Degree programme i.e., Ph.D. in Veterinary and Animal Science from both Bidar and Bangalore campuses of Veterinary College, Ph.D. in Dairy Science from Dairy Science College, Bangalore and Ph.D. in Fisheries Science from College of Fisheries, Mangalore. In case of Doctoral degree, a minimum period of three Academic years / six semesters is ordinarily required for completion. Check KVAFSU Admission

CourseAdmission Link
Ph.D in Veterinary Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture
Admission Link

How to apply?

You should download the Application Form from the University website.

Fill in the necessary details. Pay the prescribed Application fee as mentioned in the Admission notification on the website through a Demand Draft in favour of Comptroller, KVAFSU, Bidar

KVAFSU Fee Structure   

Eligibility Criteria

KVAFSU offers Ph.D. Programme in the following specialisations:

  • Veterinary and Animal Science
  • Dairy Science
  • Fisheries Science


  • You should possess Master's Degree in respective subjects.
  • You should have an OGPA of 6.50/10 or equivalent percentage of marks for general category and 6.00/10 or equivalent OGPA/equivalent percentage of marks for SC/ST/Cat-I/ candidates at Master’s degree level.

Reservation Criteria

  • Reservation of seats will be ensured as per the reservation policy of the Government of Karnataka.
  • A few seats are set apart for Foreign Nationals (FN) / Non - Resident Indians (NRIs) / NRI – sponsored candidates.
  • There is reservation of one seat per discipline in the Doctoral degree programme for candidates deputed by Government of Karnataka / Government of India.

Selection Process

Your selection shall be done on merit on the basis of performance as per following scheme of evaluation:

ParticularsMax. Marks
Weightage in aggregate in Master’s degree50
Written test40
ICAR / JRF exam qualified candidates2
Research Publication3
Distinction - Univ. Medals / Sports and Cultural activities3
Physically handicapped / Anglo-Indians / Scouts & Guides / Children of Ex-Servicemen / Defence personnel2
 Total marks : 100

You should obtain a minimum of 50% of total marks in case of general category and 35% of total marks in case of SC/ST/Cat-1.

Written Test:

  • The written test paper will contain 100 objective questions and each question will carry one mark.
  • The duration of written test is 2 hours.
  • ICAR/GOI nominees, Foreign Nationals, NRIs/NRI- sponsored are exempted from taking the written test.

Note: If your Master degree is not graded, the marks obtained by you in written test will be calculated for 100 marks.

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



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