Kerala Agriculture University Admission 2021: Courses, Application Process, Eligibility, Entrance Exam

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Kerala Agriculture University (KAU) Vellanikkara, Kerala is an agricultural university that offers various programs in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. From 2011, the university is trifurcated into Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU), Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) and Kerala Agricultural University.

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The University has six colleges (three Agriculture, one Agricultural Engineering, one Forestry, one Co-operation Banking & Management), six RARSs, seven KVKs, 15 Research Stations and 16 Research and Extension Units under the faculties of Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Forestry. In addition, one Academy on Climate Change Adaptation and one Institute of Agricultural Technology offering M.Sc. (Integrated) Climate Change Adaptation and Diploma in Agricultural Sciences respectively are also functioning in Kerala Agricultural University. The University has five campuses in Vellayani, Padannakad, Vellanikkara, tavanur, and pattambi.

Latest Update:

  • KAU has released the revised rank list for PG and PhD admissions. Check
  • KAU has released the fourth selection list for admission to the DBT supported M.Sc.(Ag.) Plant Biotechnology. Check
  • Kerala Agricultural University has released the hall ticket for diploma admission. The entrance examination is scheduled on Nov 29. Check
  • Moreover, the university has introduced the admit card for admission for the M.Sc.

It offers Diploma courses, Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, Integrated and doctoral degree programmes in the field of agriculture.

The University follows online mode of application only. Students are admitted to the Under Graduate courses of the university on the basis of the ranks obtained in the common entrance examination (CEE) conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala.

Application forms for all Under Graduate courses other than B.Sc (C&B) can be obtained from institutions listed in the Government Notification regarding Common Entrance Examination, issued from time to time.

Admissions to BSc Co-operation and Banking (C&B) course are made on merit.

For the PG courses admissions are made on the basis of merit scored in the entrance test conducted by the university. For the admissions to Ph.D., selections are made by the committee constituted by the University for the purpose on the basis of written test and interview. Ph. D. admissions are on the basis of interview. Application forms for PG courses can be downloaded from this website.

The foreign students shall apply for admission to the Programmes of the Kerala Agricultural University through the Indian Missions in the respective country and the application with bio-data and copies of certificates to prove qualification and age has to be forwarded to the Government of India by the Indian Embassy/Mission in concerned country. The Govt. of India, ICAR or EdCIL arranges for admission through the Indian Council of Agricultural Research/ DARE/ EdCIL. The seats allotted to foreign students will be over and above the notified strength in each course.

Admissions to all UG courses usually begin in the month of February.

University has reservation policy for ST and SC candidates.

Important Dates

EVENTDATE
Issue of MBA Admission NotificationJul 7, 2020
Last date for submission of online application formJul 30, 2020
Last date for receipt of hard copy of the applicationAug 10, 2020
Publication of Final Select ListAug 14, 2020
Date of Counseling and AdmissionAug 20, 2020
Date of Registration & Commencement of ClassesSep 2, 2020
Submission of online application for PG & Ph.D AdmissionOct 7, 2020
Last date for submission of application formOct 14, 2020
Last date for receipt of hard copy of the applicationOct 23, 2020
Issue of Admit Card for M Sc./ Interview for Ph.DNov 11, 2020
Entrance TestNov 17, 2020
Submission of online application for DiplomaSep 11, 2020
Last date for submission of application formSep 24, 2020
Availability of Hall TicketNov 19, 2020
Exam Date of Diploma CoursesNov 29, 2020

Kerala Agriculture University, Under Graduate Admissions 2020

The University offers B.Sc (Hons.) in Agriculture in three Affiliated colleges, B.Sc Co-operation and Banking, B.Sc Forestry and B.Sc Co-operation, Banking and Management different colleges of university.

It also offers B.Tech in Agriculture Engineering and B.Tech in Food Engineering. University also runs Integrated programme such as M.Sc in climate change adaptation and M.Sc in Biotechnology. Admissions to all the Under Graduate courses are made through CEE (Common Entrance Exam) conducted by Commissioner of Entrance exam. Eligibility criteria are given in the table below.

Course Specialization Selection Procedure College Eligibility
B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture Admissions to the course is done on the basis of rank scored in CEE conducted by KEAM (Kerala Engineering Architecture and Medical courses) College of Agriculture, Vellayani College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara College of Agriculture, Padannakad Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, with 50% marks in Biology separately, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together, are eligible Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
B.Sc (Hons.) Forestry Admissions to the course is done on the basis of rank scored in CEE conducted by KEAM (Kerala Engineering Architecture and Medical courses) College of Forestry, Vellenikkara Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations recognised equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology separately, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together, are eligible . Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
B.Sc (Hons.) Co-operation and Banking. Co-operation Banking and Management Admissions to these courses are made on merit basis. Faculty of Co-operation banking and management Candidates for admission to B.Sc. (C&B) Hons programme should have passed Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala or examinations recognised equivalent thereto with a minimum of 50% marks in optional subjects taken together
B.Tech Agricultural Engineering Admissions to the course is done on the basis of rank scored in CEE conducted by KEAM (Kerala Engineering Architecture and Medical courses) Faculty of Agriculture Engineering Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination with 50% marks in Mathematics separately, and 50 % marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together are eligible for admission.

The application procedure for admission to these courses is online. Students who are interested in any of the courses are required to visit website and apply online there. Mode of admission to these courses is through Common Entrance Exam. Selection is made strictly on the basis of merit in entrance exam. University has reservation provision for SC and ST candidates.

Note: For admission to all UG courses, the minimum eligibility for ST/SC candidates is pass marks in qualifying exam.

Kerala Agriculture University MBA Admissions 2020

University offers MBA program in Agriculture Business Management.

Course Specialization College Eligibility Selection Procedure
MBA Agriculture Business Management College of Co-operation, Banking and Management

Any graduate with 60% marks in aggregate from class 10 onwards are eligible for admission to this course.

Or 

Professional Graduate from State Agricultural Universities recognised by ICAR with minimum 7.00/10 OGPA

Selection of students is made on the basis of scores secured in KMAT, CAT, CMAT or MAT

The candidates who are keen to seek admission in MBA course need to qualify any of the following tests- KMAT, CAT, CMAT, or MAT. Usually, these tests are conducted in the month of December or January.  Kerala Agriculture University invites application for MBA in Agriculture Business Management only after the declaration of results of the above mentioned tests. Admissions to the course are made on the basis of the scores in KMAT, CAT, CMAT OR MAT.

University also has reservation policy for ST and SC candidates.

Kerala Agriculture University Postgraduation Admissions 2020

University offers M.Sc and M.tech programmes in various disciplines of Agriculture, Forestry Wildlife and Co-operation, Banking and Management. Admissions to Postgraduation courses begin in the month of July every year. Mode of application is online only. Candidates who wish to take admission in these courses should regularly visit the university website for more information.

Application forms and prospectus for admission to the PG programmes are available in the KAU website. The candidates should apply for the course(s) online and a hard copy of the application shall be forwarded along with the required documents and fees to the Registrar, Kerala Agricultural University, KAU P.O., Thrissur, Kerala - 680 656 within 7 days to the last date prescribed for the submission of online application.

Selection is made on the basis of merit.

Course Specialization Eligibility Selection Procedure College
M.Sc Agriculture (Agronomy) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Agriculture (Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Agriculture (Entomology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Agriculture (Extension) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Agriculture (Plant Breeding and Genetics) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Agriculture (Plant Pathology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Agriculture (Plant Physiology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as Selection is made on the basis of merit. equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Agriculture (Plant and Bio-Technology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Agriculture (Agricultural Microbiology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Agriculture (Agricultural Economics) Minimum eligibility for admission to M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics) is restricted to basic degree holders in Agriculture. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Agriculture (Pomology and Floriculture) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Agriculture (Plantation Crops and Spices) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Agriculture (Olericulture) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Agriculture (Processing Technology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Home Science (FS and N)  Students with any degree of the Kerala Agricultural University except that in Co-operation, Banking and Management and Agriculture Engineering are eligible. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Vellayani
M.Sc Agriculture (Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Padannakad
M.Sc Agriculture (Agronomy) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Padannakad
M.Sc Agricultural Statistics Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Padannakad
M.Sc Agriculture (Entomology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Padannakad
M.Sc Agriculture (Pomology and Floriculture) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Padannakad
M.Sc Agriculture (Plant Breeding and Genetics) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Agriculture, Padannakad
M.Sc Agriculture (Agronomy) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Entomology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Extension) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Plant Breeding and Genetics) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Plant Physiology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Plant Pathology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Plant Bio-Technology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Agricultural Microbiology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Agricultural Economics) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Pomology and Fomiculture) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Plantation Crops and Spices) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Olericulture) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Processing Technology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Agricultural Statistics) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Seed Science and Technology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Agriculture (Agricultural Meterology) Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Co-operation and Banking (Rural Marketing Management) Any degree of the Kerala Agricultural University or an equivalent degree recognized by KAU. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Co-operation, Banking and Management
M.Sc Co-operation and Banking (Rural Banking and Finance Management) Any degree of the Kerala Agricultural University or an equivalent degree recognized by KAU. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Co-operation, Banking and Management
M.Sc Co-operation and Banking (Co-operative Management) Any degree of the Kerala Agricultural University or an equivalent degree recognized by KAU. Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Co-operation, Banking and Management
M.Sc Forestry (Silviculture and Agroforestry) A basic degree in Forestry/ Agriculture/ Horticulture or equivalent degree recognized by KAU Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Forestry, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Forestry (Tree Physiology and Breeding) A basic degree in Forestry/ Agriculture/ Horticulture or equivalent degree recognized by KAU Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Forestry, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Forestry (Wild Life Sciences) A basic degree in Forestry/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/ B.V.Sc. &A.H (for Wildlife Science only) or equivalent degree recognized by KAU Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Forestry, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Forestry (Forest Management and Utilization) A basic degree in Forestry/ Agriculture/ Horticulture or equivalent degree recognized by KAU Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Forestry, Vellanikkara
M.Sc Forestry (Wood Sciences) A basic degree in Forestry/ Agriculture/ Horticulture) or equivalent degree recognized by KAU Selection is made on the basis of merit. College of Forestry, Vellanikkara

Students with three year B.Sc. (Ag.)  of other Agricultural Universities and Traditional Universities are not eligible for admission to all the M.Sc Agriculture programmes; however, this is not applicable to persons already employed as teachers in the Kerala Agricultural University and Agricultural Officers in the Government of Kerala prior to 8-9-1983.

University has reservation policy for ST and SC candidates.

Kerala Agriculture University M.Tech Admissions 2020

The University offers M.Tech Agriculture in Farm Power and Machinery and Agricultural Processing and Food Engineering. Admissions to the courses begin in the month of June and July every year. University also provides reservation to ST and SC candidates seeking admission to the courses.

Mode of application to the courses is online.

Course Specialization Eligibility College Selection Procedure
M.Tech Agriculture (Farm Power and Machinery) Graduation in Agricultural Engineering or an equivalent degree recognized by KAU with an OGPA of 6.0/10 for general category and 5.5/10 for SC/ST category for graduates of KAU, under UG regulations 2007. For graduates of KAU under UG regulations up to 2006, the minimum OGPA is 7.3/10 for general category and 7.0/10 for SC/ST. Kelappaji College of Engineering Selection is made through Entrance Exam conducted by the University
M.Tech Agricultural processing and Food Engineering Graduation in Agricultural Engineering or an equivalent degree recognized by KAU with an OGPA of 6.0/10 for general category and 5.5/10 for SC/ST category for graduates of KAU, under UG regulations 2007. For graduates of KAU under UG regulations up to 2006, the minimum OGPA is 7.3/10 for general category and 7.0/10 for SC/ST. Kelappaji College of Engineering Selection is made through Entrance Exam conducted by the University

Application forms and prospectus for admission to the PG programmes are available in the KAU website. The candidates should apply for the course(s) online and a hard copy of the application shall be forwarded along with the required documents and fees to the Registrar, Kerala Agricultural University, KAU P.O., Thrissur, Kerala - 680 656 within 7 days to the last date prescribed for the submission of online application.

Kerala Agriculture University PhD Admissions 2020

University offers various Research programmes in many disciplines. Admissions are made on the basis of overall assessment of the candidate. Admission procedure starts in the month of June and July every year.

University has many colleges that provide research in Agronomy, Agricultural Entomology, Agricultural Extension, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology

Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Plant Physiology, Home Science(FS&N),

Plant Biotechnology, Plantation Crops and Spices, Olericulture, Processing Technology, Agricultural Statistics, Silviculture & Agroforestry, Tree Physiology & Breeding, Wild Life Science, Forest Management & Utilisation, Wood Science.

Course Specialization Eligibility College
Ph.D Agronomy, Agricultural Entomology, Agricultural Extension, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology  Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Plant Physiology, Plant Biotechnology, Plantation Crops and Spices, Olericulture, Processing Technology Master’s Degree in the respective discipline /related discipline from the faculty concerned of KAU or a recognised equivalent qualification with an OGPA of 7.0/10.0 for general category and 6.5/10.0 for SC/ST. A basic degree in Agri./Hort./Ag.Engg./Forestry is essential for all courses College of Agriculture, Vellayani AND College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara
Ph.D Rural Marketing Management Master’s Degree in the respective discipline /related discipline from the faculty concerned of KAU or a recognized equivalent qualification with an OGPA of 7.0/10.0 for general category and 6.5/10.0 for SC/ST or MBA (ABM) with an OGPA of 7.0/10.0 for general category and 6.5/10.0 for SC/ST. College of Co-operation, Banking and Management, Vellanikkara
Ph.D Silviculture & Agroforestry, Tree Physiology & Breeding, Wild Life Science, Forest Management & Utilisation, Wood Science Master’s Degree in the respective discipline /related discipline from the faculty concerned of KAU or a recognised equivalent qualification with an OGPA of 7.0/10.0 for general category and 6.5/10.0 for SC/ST. A basic degree in Agri./Hort./Ag.Engg./Forestry is essential for all courses College of Forestry, KAU P.O., Vellanikkara
Ph.D Farm Power & Machinery,  Soil & Water Engineering,  Agriculture Processing & Food Engineering Master’s Degree in the respective discipline /related discipline from the faculty concerned of KAU or a recognised equivalent qualification with an OGPA of 7.0/10.0 for general category and 6.5/10.0 for SC/ST. A basic degree in Agri./Hort./Ag.Engg./Forestry is essential for all courses Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Tavanur
Ph.D Home Science(FS&N), The minimum eligibility for admission to Ph.D in Home Science shall be M Sc. in Home Science with specialisation in Food Science and Nutrition/M Sc. in Food Science and Nutrition recognised by KAU with an OGPA of 7.0/10.0 for general category and 6.5/10.0 for SC/ST or 60% marks for general category and 50% marks for SC/ST under traditional system. College of Agriculture, Vellayani AND College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara

Application forms and prospectus for admission to the PG programmes are available in the KAU website. The candidates should apply for the course(s) online and a hard copy of the application shall be forwarded along with the required documents and fees to the Registrar, Kerala Agricultural University, KAU P.O., Thrissur, Kerala - 680 656 within 7 days to the last date prescribed for the submission of online application.

FAQs

Ques. What are the colleges under KAU? 

Ans. The University has the following - 
  • Six colleges (three Agriculture, one Agricultural Engineering, one Forestry, one Co-operation Banking & Management)
  • Six RARSs, seven KVKs, 15 Research Stations and 16 Research and Extension Units under the faculties of Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Forestry
  • One Academy on Climate Change Adaptation and one Institute of Agricultural Technology offering M.Sc. (Integrated) Climate Change Adaptation and Diploma in Agricultural Sciences respectively are also functioning in Kerala Agricultural University
  •  The University has five campuses in Vellayani, Padannakad, Vellanikkara, tavanur, and pattambi.

Ques. What are courses available at KAU? 

Ans. Kerala Agriculture University (KAU), Vellanikkara, Kerala is an agricultural university that offers various programs in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. From 2011, the university was trifurcated into Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU), Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) and Kerala Agricultural University. There universities offer courses like BSc. (Hons), B.Tech, BSc. + MSc. , M.Sc, PG Diploma, Diploma and Ph.D.

Ques. What is the admission process at KAU? 

Ans. The application procedure for admission to these courses is online. Students who are interested in any of the courses are required to visit the website and apply online there. Mode of admission to these courses is through the Common Entrance Exam. Selection is made strictly on the basis of merit in the entrance exam.

Ques. What is the eligibility criteria for MBA admissions at KAU? 

Ans. The eligibility criteria for MBA admissions are as follows - 

  • Any graduate with 60% marks in aggregate from class 10 onwards are eligible for admission to this course

Or, 

  • Professional Graduate from State Agricultural Universities recognised by ICAR with minimum 7.00/10 OGPA

Ques. What is the prospectus of postgraduate admission at KAU? 

Ans. University offers M.Sc and M.tech programmes in various disciplines of Agriculture, Forestry Wildlife and Co-operation, Banking and Management. Admissions to Postgraduate courses begin in the month of July every year. Mode of application is online only. Candidates who wish to take admission in these courses should regularly visit the university website for more information.

Ques. What are the research programmes available at KAU for Ph.D courses ? 

Ans. University has many colleges that provide research in Agronomy, Agricultural Entomology, Agricultural Extension, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Plant Physiology, Home Science(FS&N),

Plant Biotechnology, Plantation Crops and Spices, Olericulture, Processing Technology, Agricultural Statistics, Silviculture & Agroforestry, Tree Physiology & Breeding, Wild Life Science, Forest Management & Utilisation, Wood Science.

Ques. What are eligibility criteria for the MSc. courses at KAU ? 

Ans. The basic eligibility criteria for the MSc. courses at KAU is Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject/ equivalent degree recognised by KAU. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Hort.) will be treated as equal for admission purposes.

KAU, Thrissur Fees & Eligibility

CourseFeesEligibility
B.Sc {Hons.}19,600 (1st Year Fees) 10+2
B.Tech19,600 (1st Year Fees) 10+2 with 50% + KEAM
B.Sc + M.Sc83,550 (1st Year Fees) 10+2
M.Sc30,700 (1st Year Fees) Graduation
MBA65,650 (1st Year Fees) Graduation with 50% + CAT
PG Diploma40,000 (Total Fees) Graduation
Diploma54,000 (1st Year Fees) 10+2
COURSEADMISSION LINK
B.Sc (Agriculture)
BE/B.Tech
M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture
M.Sc (Agriculture)
Admission Link

*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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    Kerela Agricultural University (KAU) offers two integrated courses of B.Sc.-M.Sc. in Biotechnology and Climate Change Adaptation. One can take admission into the program through entrance exam conducted by KAU. This course is carried out for the duration of 5 years. B.Sc.- M.Sc. (Integrated)  Biotechnology is offered by the College of Agriculture, Vellayani and B.Sc.- M.Sc. (Integrated) Climate Change is offered by ACCER, Main Campus in Vellanikkara. Admission to these 5 year integrated courses happen through the entrance exam conducted by university and requires the candidates to have passed their 10+2 with a minimum of 60% in the Science stream. KAU offers this 5 year programme in two subjects: B.Sc.- M.Sc. (Integrated)  Biotechnology (20 seats) B.Sc.- M.Sc. (Integrated) Climate Change (20 seats) The Biotechnology course is offered at the College of Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram while the M.Sc. Climate Change Adaptation course is offered at ACCER, Main Campus, Thrissur. Check KAU Admission

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    Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) MBA Agribusiness Management Admission 2021: Courses, Application Process, Entrance Exam

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    Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) offers full time MBA programme in Agri-Business Management in faculty of Agriculture at College of Co-Operation, Banking & Management, Vellanikkara. All candidates desires of getting MBA (ABM) 2021 Admission of KAU have to qualify the Kerala Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 or CMAT, CAT or MAT entrance exams. KAU will invite application for admission to MBA(ABM) course after the announcement of result of Kerala MAT in the KAU official website.The candidate those who wish to join the course can apply through the website.  Check KAU Admission

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    Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) UG Admissions 2021: Eligibility, Application Process, Entrance Exam

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    Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) offers B.Sc. (Hons.) and B.Tech. in various fields that include Agriculture, Co-operation and Banking, Cooperation, Banking and Management, Forestry, Agricultural Engineering and Food Engineering. These courses have a duration of 4 years. One can take admission into the majority programmes through KEAM entrance exam while for few University conducts its own entrance test.  The candidates must have passed their 10+2 with a minimum of 50% in the Science stream to be eligible for admission. KAU offers following UG 4 years programmes: B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering B.Tech. Food Engineering  B.Sc(Hons.) Corporation and Banking B.Sc(Hons.) Corporation, Banking and Management Admission Highlights 2021 Name of Institution Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) Admission Link  http://www.kau.in/ University Type  Public Application Mode Online Course(s)  B.Sc (Hons.) B.Tech

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    The admission criteria consist of your marks in the KMAT/ CMAT/ CAT score, and it carries 80% weightage. This is followed by a group discussion and a Personal interview carries 10% weightage respectively.

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    University offers M.Sc and M.tech programmes in various disciplines of Agriculture, Forestry Wildlife and Co-operation, Banking and Management. Admissions to Postgraduation courses begin in the month of July every year. Mode of application is online only. The admissions are made on the basis of merit scored in the entrance test conducted by the university.

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    I got admission into this college through my JEE score. The college takes in students on the basis of their performance in the JEE MAIN entrance exam. I scored 83 in JEE and could manage to get admitted into this college.

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    For the course MBA the specialization available is Agricultural business management. Minimum requirements for admission is that the graduates, including professional graduates from Indian/Foreign Universities recognized by AICTE/UGC with minimum 60% marks from SSLC onwards under traditional system(5%relaxation is given to sc/st students) or the applicant should be a professional Graduate from State Agricultural Universities recognised by ICAR with minimum 7.00/10 OGPA. And the final selection is based on the marks secured in the exams like KMAT, CAT, CMAT or MAT. The university invites application for MBA in Agriculture Business Management only after the declaration of results of the above mentioned tests. Usually, these tests are conducted in the month of December or January. Online application form and prospectus for admission to the MBA programme are available in the website www.admissions.kau.in.

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    KAU MBA is not another management degree for a career but an exciting life journey. The main objectives of the college is to to implant core management competencies among the prospects to own and manage sustainable agri-food value chains.And also to nurture a culture and climate of entrepreneurship .The campus exposes the students to best-in-class management practices in the industry.The faculties try their best to ingrain high ethical and moral standards in the future managers and innovation among the prospective managers.

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    I was selected through KAU entrance exam and for which the allotment was called and got selected among the first 200 and then I had to submit all my results of my 10 th and 12 th standards along with the entrance exam marks.

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    Since am a third year here I only have positive reviews so far as a student I have been well furnished and also now have a goal myself after stepping to my PG. I am made self efficient here as well as to face every obstacles with smile.

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    The admission process is usually issued by February and the process includes the KMAT exam, online application of your documents, and they will select you on the basis of your merit. This is followed by a group discussion and a personal interview. Admission is done on the basis of your performance.

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    After completing my schooling, I applied for b.com hons tax procedure and finance course in kerala university and fortunately got shortlisted for admission in the college. The session began soon after the admission procedures were done.

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    It was an amazing experience studying in this college. I truely thank all the teachers, seniors and batchmates for guiding and supporting me from the very first day of college. I learned and got inspired a lot by studying in this college.

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    7.3 /10

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    It doesn? have an extensive admission procedure. It is as similar to other colleges. It conducts an entrance examination on the basis of which students are shortlisted. It also requires graduation in agricultural engineering or any degree recognised by KAU.

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    I have made good memories and also I have seen growth in myself which is extraordinary. I am happy to choose this college as this provides several opportunities to gain knowledge and experience in the subjects based on agricultural engineering. It has a great campus life.

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    6.3 /10

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    To get admission in this college, i had to appear for CEE which was conducted by KEAM. After qualifying the exam, i had to submit my 12th standard marks card with the passing certificate. Later i was enrolled for the course.

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    The college is training the students to be extraordinary and to contribute maximum of their knowledge to the society. They build up good morale and harmony among the students. They train them to be future engineers with best ethical practises.

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    Dear Hena T

    Greetings from Colegedunia. Please mention your query regarding admission to Kerala Agricultural University in the English Language. We are sorry to inform you that we are not understanding this language. For more details, kindly go through this link – Kerala Agricultural University Admission 2021 

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    divya sasikumar
    Sir, my name is Divya and I am from Idukki district. I am post graduate in computer science.. after my schoolings I have taken VHSE AGRICULTURE(PP) as my vocational course and was not able to continue in this field further. Now I am 37 years old and leading family life... I am thinking about to make my career in agriculture field and please guide me and what is the best course in agriculture field I can join further
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    ARVIND KUMAR

    Hi Divya, Greetings from Collegedunia. he Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) was established in 1971. You can pursue Bsc agriculture course. For more details visit: KAU THRISSUR

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    rajeendran pm
    Sir, I am a defense personnel, my daughter is doing her 12th in PCB at Kendriya Vidyalaya Punjab. Please advise me how can she get her admitted in BSc. Agri at Mannuthy Agricultural college at Thrissur ,Kerala. Also intimate me how many defense quota seats are available ?.
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    Abdul Nazir

    Hi Rajeendran, Admissions are done on the basis of score in Common Entrance Test conducted by Govt. of Kerala in online mode. Admission process starts in February usually. Other details will be updated at right time. Also, there is no specific reservation for defense category students but only for SC St category.

    For more details visit Kerala Agriculture University.

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    kempayya mudasi
    Sir my name is Kempayya I completed diploma agri how to join bsc agri
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    suresh vishnoi

    Hi Kempayya, Please go through the official website of the university i.e. http://www.kau.in/

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    swathi anand
    Hi am swathi,how can I apply for PG diploma course and when to apply?
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    akansha expert

    Hi Swathi, You may please check the official website of the university to get the information about the Application in PG Diploma course i.e. http://www.kau.in/


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