Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth is an agricultural university located at Akola, Maharashtra. Established in 1969, the university has since successfully educated students in the varied fields of agricultural sciences. With over 20 post graduation courses and 6 Doctorate departments, PDKV also has 20 research stations providing quality education to students from all over the country.
The PhD courses availed by the university has 6 different departments according to the interest of the students. More than 50% of the available seats are reserved for students who have pursed Agricultural studies in the Universities of state of Maharashtra. The college provides 2% seats to students from other states. Check PDKV Admission
In order to be eligible for applying to Ph.D. programme of the university, a minimum of 6.5 CGPA or equivalent is required by the candidates at post graduate level. Selection of applicants for the Ph.D. programme is done strictly on the basis of qualifying degree merit
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science, M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering, M.Phil/Ph.D in Management, M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture
Candidates seeking admission can fill the application form which will be available at the official MCAER website
Upon successful submission of online forms, candidate should send its downloaded copy along with all the self-attested copies of his/her relevant documents to the following address:
Kalp Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (KTPL),
Shop 1 & 2, Radhakant Co-op. Hsg. Society,
Rambaug Colony, Opp. Krishna hospital,
Paud Road, Pune 411 038, Maharashtra
In order to complete the application process, candidates must submit the registration fee of Rs. 600/- (Rs. 300/- for reserved category candidates) through Challan in State Bank of India branches or through Debit Card, Credit Card and Net Banking. Candidates can also submit the fee by Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of ‘Financial Advisor, MCAER, Pune’
Mark sheet /Grade card of qualifying examination
Bonafide Certificate in case of candidate admitted by ICAR quota
Migration Certificate (if applicable)
Domicile Certificate / Residential Certificate
Caste Certificate (if applicable)
'Non-Creamy Layer Certificate' issued on or after April 01 or valid upto the date of submission of application form
Certificate of ‘Project Affected Person’ issued by the District Resettlement Officer of Government of Maharashtra
N.C.C. ‘B’ or ‘C’ / Air / Naval /Army wing Certificate
Certificate of Games/Sports/Debate/Essay/Elocution issued by the District Sports Officer
Candidate should have completed his/her Post Graduation from an Agricultural Universities of Maharashtra or any other equivalent Agricultural Universities
Candidates should possess a minimum score of 6.5 CGPA out of 10.00 or equivalent in their post-graduate qualifying examination
The university offers Ph.D in the following disciplines:
Disciplines offered in Ph.D.
M.Sc in Agriculture or Horticulture
M.Sc in Home Science
M.Tech in Food Technology
M.Sc in Agricultural Bio-Technology
M.Tech in Agricultural Engineering
First seats will be allotted to candidates who have passed out from Maharashtra Agricultural Universities.
Other seats will be allotted to candidates who have a domicile of Maharashtra and have gained 10 years of academic education from Maharashtra.
2% seats are allotted to students from other States.
30% seats are reserved for Female candidates.
19% seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes.
13% seats are reserved for Schedule Caste.
8% seats are reserved for Nomadic Tribes.
7% seats are reserved for Schedule Tribes.
6% seats are reserved for Agriculturist and Children of Agriculturist who possess minimum qualification or experience in Agriculture.
Selection of all candidates will be done through counselling on the basis of qualifying degree merit
Proper verification of application forms and deposited certificates will be reviewed by the Dean of the Post Graduate Institute/College for further registration
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College