Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalya (BCKV) is a state university devoted to education and research in the field of agriculture and horticulture. The University is affiliated to UGC and ICAR. Apart from the educational campus at Mohanpur, West Bengal, BCKV has three regional research station and three regional research substations. Its favourable location allows the university to conduct research in different agro-climatic zones of Bengal.
BCKV offers both Master and Doctoral degree programs through its three faculties of Agriculture, Horticulture, and Agricultural Engineering. The application process for PG programs begins by the end of June every year. In case of PhD programs, the application process is conducted in July.
For admission to both PG and PhD courses, the university holds an entrance examination. The entrance examination is conducted by each of the departments separately. Based on the merit in entrance exam, candidates are called for counselling and are allotted seats as per the choice of the candidate and availability of seats. Check BCKV Admission
M.Sc (Agriculture), M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture, ME/M.Tech
Candidates must have passed Higher Secondary or equivalent examination (10+2) in General stream or allied or vocational stream with at least 50 % marks FOR GEN/OBC(40% in case of SC/ST/PH) in aggregate
Candidates must have hold of 4-year Bachelor Degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Agricultural Engineering with minimum 60 % marks or minimum Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) of 6.60/10.00 in ten-point scale or 3.25/5.00 in five-point scale or 2.60/4.00 in four-point scale for General and OBC categories.
Candidates belonging to the categories of SC/ST/PH minimum 50 % marks or minimum OGPA of at least 5.60/10.00, 2.75/5.00, or 2.20/4.00.
The engineering graduates of other disciplines can apply in the respective departments viz Civil Engineering for the Dept. of Soil & Water Engineering/Mechanical Engineering for the Dept. of Farm Machinery & Power/Chemical/ Biochemical Engineering for the Dept. of Food Engineering.
Candidates whose final year result is awaited are eligible to apply provided they fulfil the eligibility criteria
Note: Minimum marks for being eligible for M. Tech. Admission accepted by WBJEE Board shall be accepted/considered.
Reservation of Seats
All the P.G. and Ph.D. seats will be filled up by the domicile students of West Bengal state (EXCEPTING ICAR SEATS).
The non-domicile students will be considered for admission in the unfilled seats at different departments
The SC/ST/OBC candidates who are domicile of West Bengal will get the benefit of reservation.
ICAR’s nominees will be considered as per prevailing rules.
Candidates are selected on the basis of the merit in the common entrance test followed by counselling. The entrance exam will be objective in nature. The questions will be subject-specific and test a candidates knowledge of research methodologies and their specific subject area.
After the result of the entrance exam is declared, each department will call candidates for counselling based on merit in the examination. The candidates must carry the following documents for counselling session:
The entire Mark-sheet & Age-proof certificate (Madhyamik admit card).
SC/ST & OBC-A & OBC-B certificates from the competent authority.
Domicile Certificate issued by the Competent Authority (Chairman, Municipality/Pradhan, Gram Panchayat /B.D.O. / S.D.O.).
Voter’s Identity Card issued by the Election Commission in favour of the candidate or his parent (if any).
Blood Electrophoresis (Thalassemia) test report.
2 (two) copies of recent colour passport size photograph.
The attested copy of recent (not more than 6 months old) Medical Certificate from proper authority (Sub-divisional Medical Officer/Superintendent of State Hospital or above) for physically handicapped persons along with CERTIFICATE FROM AN OPTHAMOLOGIST (Original Copy) to rule out Refractive Errors & Colour blindness.
NOC in case of employed candidates( such candidates must submit an approved letter of leave for a required period issued by his/her employer within three (3) months from the date of admission, failing which his/her admission will be treated as cancelled without any further notification)
Candidates must produce his/her admit card for getting entry in the Counselling Hall
Candidates should submit the photocopy of Grade Card/Mark Sheet of H.S. other qualifying degree (B.Sc./M.Sc./B.Tech/M.Tech) examinations /admit card and two passport size photographs on the date of admission test. If a candidate fails to submit these documents on the day of examination, their candidature will be cancelled.
Scholarships are granted to the deserving candidates based on the merit in the entrance examination and the schemes of GOI/state government. Various fellowships and grants are available for doctoral degree candidates.
Non-domicile students are not eligible for University Scholarship.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College