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BHU Agriculture Admission 2020: Courses, Fee, Eligibility

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Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is a public central university established in 1916. The university is organized into 6 institutes, 14 streams, and above 132 departments. 

Institute of Agricultural Sciences , Banaras Hindu University (IAS-BHU) offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses in agriculture. At Ug level, B.Sc program is offered in various specializations. M.Sc program is offered at Postgraduate level in 10 electives. IAS BHU also offers Ph.D programs in 13 specializations.

  • Admission to B.Sc program will be conducted on the basis of score in UET AG score.
  • The selection to PG program will take place on the basis of PET-AG Score.
  •  Ph. Admissions will be granted on the basis of a valid score in Agriculture Research Entrance Test.

The admission to these courses is done based on the score on the entrance test. Candidates can apply for these tests through the official website of BHU.

BHU Agriculture Admission Highlights 2020

A brief summary of the university and courses are tabulated below:

Name of the UniversityBanaras Hindu University
Also known asBHU
Institute typePublic Central University
Course nameB.SC in agriculture, M.SC. in Agriculture, Ph.D. in Agriculture
Ph.D.Yes
Selection criteriaMerit-based & Entrance test
Application ProcessOnline
Fee StructureClick here
Official Websitehttp://www.bhu.ac.in/ias/ug.php

CourseAdmission Link
B.Sc (Agriculture),
M.Sc (Agriculture),
M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture
Admission Link

BHU B.Sc Agriculture Admission 2020

BHU provides a full-time B.Sc.(Agri.) of duration 4 years.

Name of the programB.Sc. Agriculture
Duration4 years
Eligibility10+2
Selection criteriaEntrance test (UET-Ag)
No. of seats123

Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must have past 10+2 or equivalent in agriculture or science having Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Mathematics from a recognized board or university with minimum 50 % marks in aggregate
  • Candidate should be not more than 23 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission
  • He / She must be physically fit for carrying out fieldwork related to agriculture

Selection Criteria:

  • Students seeking admission to B.SC Agriculture have to appear in the Undergraduate Entrance Test for B.Sc Agriculture (UET-Ag) which is conducted by the Controller of Examinations, BHU.
  • Candidates have to score more than 35% in the aggregate marks of UET-Ag (30% in case of SC/ST)
  • Selection will be done based on the merit scored by the candidate in the test
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed for counseling

UET-AG Entrance Test Syllabus & Exam Pattern:

The paper will carry 300 marks and will contain 200 multiple choice questions that are based on more than 2 courses or equivalent. Students have to answer 100 questions in 120 minutes. Candidates will get 3 marks for each correct answer, whereas, for each incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted. There are 5 sections in the paper out of which sections 1 and 2 are compulsory for all. Students can answer anyone from sections 3, 4, 5.

SectionSubjectNo. of questions
1.Mental Ability25
2.Chemistry25
3.Physics & Mathematics50
4.Botany & Zoology50
5.Agriculture50

The syllabus of the different subjects will be based on the CBSE syllabus of 10+2 Examination

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BHU M.Sc. Agriculture Admission 2020

BHU offers M.Sc. Agriculture in various specializations. The course with its details is tabulated below:

CourseSpecializationsEligibilitySelection Criteria
M.SC. AgricultureAgronomyB.Sc. (Ag.) degree or B.Sc. (Hort.) degreeSelection will be based on the merit scored in PET-Ag
Agricultural Economics
Animal Husbandry & Dairying
Extension Education
Entomology and Agricultural Zoology
Mycology and Plant Pathology
Horticulture
Genetics and Plant Breeding
Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Plant Physiology

IAS BHU M.Sc Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must have completed 4 years of B.SC. in agriculture with credit-based course program under the guidelines of ICAR
  • Candidates must have completed4 years of B.SC. in Horticulture with credit-based course program under the guidelines of ICAR (will be considered for M.SC Horticulture)
  • An OGPA of 6.00/10 or 2.5/4, 3.5/5, 4.0/6 is required for general candidates. Candidates should not have obtained more than one III-division or equivalent OGPA in his/her academic career.

IAS BHU M.Sc Selection Criteria:

  • Candidates seeking admission in M.SC. Agriculture has to appear in PET-Ag.
  • Selection will be based on merit scored by the candidates at PET-Ag
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed for counseling

PET-Ag Entrance Test Syllabus & Examination Pattern:

The paper will carry 300 marks and will contain 200 multiple-choice questions. The duration of the exam will be 2 hours. Candidates will get 3 marks for each correct answer, whereas, for each incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted. The syllabus will be based on the courses of B.SC. (Ag.) approved by ICAR.

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BHU Ph.D. Agriculture Admission 2020

BHU offers PH.D. in Agriculture under 13 specializations. The intake capacity will be according to university guidelines

CourseSpecializationsEligibilitySelection Criteria
Ph.D. (Agriculture)AgronomyPost-graduation in the relevant subjectsMerit scored in ARET that is conducted along with PET-Ag
Agricultural Economics
Animal Husbandry & Dairying
Extension Education
Entomology and Agricultural Zoology
Mycology and Plant Pathology
Horticulture
Genetics and Plant Breeding
Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Plant Physiology
Soil & water conservation Engineering
Agricultural Statistic
BioProcess Engineering

IAS BHU Ph.D Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates must have completed post-graduation in the relevant subjects with a credit-based course program from a recognized university with 6.00/10 or 2.5/4, 3.5/5, 4.0/6 OGPA for general candidates.
  • Candidates should not have obtained more than one III-division or equivalent OGPA in his/her academic career.

IAS BHU Ph.D Selection criteria:

  • The admission is done based on the Agriculture Research Entrance Test which is conducted along with PET-Ag. test or through direct admission
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview.

Entrance Test Syllabus & Exam pattern:

  • The written test shall carry 300 marks having 100 multiple-choice questions.
  • Section A will consist of 40 MCQs for testing the fundamental knowledge, logical and analytical thinking, language skills, general knowledge, quantitative ability, computer awareness, etc. Questions of section A are common for all the students. These are based on 10+2 and graduation levels
  • Section B will consist of 60 MCQs which are of specialized nature. Students will answer only one set of questions relevant to their qualifying degree. The questions will be based on post-graduation level in the concerned subject.

How to apply for BHU?

Application for admission to B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D programs can be filled online. To fill the application form correctly, aspirants can refer to the following step wise procedure.

  • Go to the entrance test portal of BHU
  • Click on apply for admission in your preferred program
  • On clicking, a new page will open having the applicant login box. Click on ‘Register Yourself’
  • Fill the required details. Fields with red-colored bullets need to be essentially filled up. Click on sign up after filling the details
  • A confirmation page will appear on the screen after a successful registration. Candidates will get an email on their registered email-id and a validation code on their registered number. Click on the activation link of the email and enter the validation code for confirming completing the registration.
  • Candidates are allowed to login and need to fill identification details form. Photo identification documents will be required for this. After filling the form carefully, click submit
  • Select the type of course and name of course. Check the eligibility and terms & conditions of the course and click on add course to proceed filling up the application.
  • Candidates need to fill up the online application form
    • Fill up the required fields in the application form
    • Upload scanned photograph and signature
    • Select test mode ( for UET 2020)
    • Enter preference for test center

Pay the application fee for successful application fee by online payment or Cash payment through HDFC Bank.

Required Documents:

  • Adhar card
  • Passport
  • Voter Id
  • Driving License
  • Bank Passbook affixed with photograph
  • Pan Card
  • Any other Govt. ID
  • Recent colored Passport size photo in JPEG format( size of scanned photo not more than 100 KB)
  • Admit card that is issued by recognized boards.

FAQs

Ques. What is the total no. of seats for M.Sc(Ag.)?

Ans. There are 123 seats among 10 departments with not more than 13 per department

Ques. When is the entrance test for Ph.D. conducted?

Ans. The test is conducted generally in the month of May and results are declared by the end of June

Ques. What is the exam date of UET/PET 2020?

Ans. The entrance tests were scheduled for 26th April and 10th May 2020. But due to COVID 19, exams are postponed. Fresh dates of the exam will be released on the university official website.

*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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