Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya is an agricultural university at Palampur in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It was established on 1 November 1978 as an expansion of the existing College of Agriculture established in May 1966. Hill agriculture is the focus of this university. The university is accredited by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The college offers undergraduate courses for B. Tech in various disciplines. The college also offers a 2-year programme for M.SC and M.V.SC under different specialisations. It is ranked 11th amongst 75 ICAR Universities of India.

The eligibility for getting an admission in B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture is 10+2/Intermediate/ Higher Secondary/Equivalent examination with least 50% marks. The eligibility for getting an admission in B.V.Sc. % A.H., is at least 50% marks in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as the main subjects.

There are special provisions awarded to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/in-service sections, up to 5% to 10% in the aggregate marks.

CSK HPKV Highlights

Established | Institute type 1978 I Public
Accredited By Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Entrance Exam CSKHPKV Entrance Test
Courses Offered B.Sc., M. Sc, M.V.SC, Ph. D, B. tech, B.V. Sc
Popular Courses B.Sc, B.V.Sc
Application Mode Online and Offline
Admission Criteria Counselling sessions in the order of merit on the basis of category
Facilities Available Hostel, Sports facilities, Library, Laboratory, and workshop,
Official Website

CSK HPKV Courses 

The institute offers UG, PG, and Doctoral Programs in various disciplines of Agriculture. It has disciplinary centres being College of Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Home Science and Basic Sciences under which the students are admitted.

Course Duration Eligibility Criteria Specializations Selection Criteria
B. Tech 4 years                          10+2 (PCM/ PCMB) Food Technology Merit of the Entrance Test conducted by the   University
B. Sc. 3 years (4 years for community Sciences) 10+2 Physical Sciences Entrance test
Life Sciences
Community Science
BV.Sc. & AH 5 years 10+2 Agriculture Entrance based
M.Sc. 2 years   B.Sc or any other equivalent degree Agricultural Biotechnology Admitted on the basis of Entrance Test
Agri. Economics
Genetics & Plant Breeding
Plant Pathology
Seed Science & Technology
Soil Science Vegetable Science
M.V.SC 2 years 65% marks at graduation level Animal Nutrition Entrance Examination and Merit in Qualifying examination
Animal Reproduction & Gynecology
Vet. Microbiology
Vet. Pathology
Vet. Surgery and Radiology
Ph.D 4 years   M.V. Sc or M.Sc. in the  concerned subject Agronomy Merit based
Genetics & Plant
Horticulture (Vegetable Science)
Plant Pathology
Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry

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CSK HPKV Admission

The college offers admission to various UG, PG and doctoral courses related to agriculture and life sciences. Admission to some of the courses is granted through merit such as B.Sc, B.Tech and Doctoral programmes and for some the scores of entrance exams are considered for instance B.VSc and A.H., M.Sc, M.VSc.

How to Apply ?

  • The students have to apply through an online process.
  • Visit the official website of the college to register for admission.
  • Carefully fill in the application form and attach all the required documents.
  • Pay the application fee via the stated gateway for successfully registering for the entrance examination.

Offline Process

  • Download the application form from the official website of the college.
  • Fill the form correctly.
  • Carefully attach all the self-attested documents as mentioned above.
  • Either post all the documents or submit them in person

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CSK HPKV Scholarship

The University provides many Scholarships to the students. These are provided under various categories such as state and centre sponsored scholarships, scholarships for students with disabilities, CSKHPKV Scholarships. Some of them are listed below:

  • College Merit Scholarship: INR 600 which is provided to Top 10% of the UG Students
  • National Talent Scholarship: INR 2000 for students through AIEEA
  • R.S. Amin Chand Memorial Scholarship: INR 1500 on  Merit-cum-means basis
  • Amar Shaheed Capt. Sourabh Kalia memorial scholarship: INR 600 given on Merit basis
  • Internship allowance- Rs.4500 for one semester for internship
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship- Rs.16000 awarded to SC/ST PhD candidates on the basis of merit
  • Parijat Industries scholarship- Rs.2500 for the student must who have secured at least 70% marks in B.Sc. and the annual income of the parents not more than 3.00 lakh
  • Baijnath Aggarwal Memorial Merit Scholarship- Rs.2000 awarded to low family income candidate on merit basis

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CSK HPKV Facilities

The college provides all the basic facilities to its students. Many of them are mentioned below:

  • Six laboratories
  • Cold Chambers
  • Library
  • Hostels
  • Wi-Fi facility
  • playground
  • Auditorium
  • Common Room

CSK HPKV Faculty

With a very experienced batch of faculty working towards overall development of Students, the cooperative and helpful staff at CSKHPKV provides an extensive learning environment. Bases under the guidance of Dr. Suresh K Gautam, the university head, and Dr.S.C. Negi principal scientist, the students are given a learning atmosphere by professors who have highly dignified degrees worldwide like U.S.A. and Japan.

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Ques. What is the cut-off for a BVSC and AH for the general category for CSKHPKV?

Ans. The cut off for the program was 132 this year which has been increasing constantly. The college releases different cut-offs with respect to different categories.

Ques. What is the average package of a B. Tech in CSKHPKV Palampur?

Ans. The campus provides no placement opportunities for the students. The student has to search for the job by himself after the Course completion.

Ques. What is the exam pattern of the CSKHPKV Himachal Pradesh veterinary entrance test?

Ans. The test is of 3 hours consisting of 3 sections Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology/ Mathematics/ Agriculture each consisting of 60 marks. It is of objective type and applicants will be provided with a question paper booklet and an OMR answer sheet.

Ques. How is the hostel facility at CSKHPKV Palampur?

Ans. The rooms are provided on 2-3 sharing basis with a common washing machine. There is a common room as well with an attached TV. The Wi-Fi facility is available in the Hostel.

Ques. What is the reservation criteria for the students getting admission in the Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya?

Ans. For ST category the reservation is 7.5% For PWD category reservation criteria is 3%. For OBC category the reservation criteria are 27% For SC category the reservation criteria are 15%.