The Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) was established in 1971. The university offers multiple bachelor’s, masters, and Ph.D. programs in the field of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. Admissions to the UG courses is done based on a common entrance exam, CEE, and the PG courses will be done based on written tests and interviews. The applications are available in online mode only.

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Kerala Agricultural University Highlights

Established I University Type 1971 I State University
Approved by ICAR and UGC
Popular courses B.Sc, B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc, MBA and Ph.D. 
Entrance Exams CEE, NEET, and KEAM
Application mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance Based
Facilities Available Computer Lab, Auditorium, Library, Laboratory, Cafeteria, Gym, Medical, Classrooms
Top recruiters Canara Bank, Federal Bank, HDFC Bank, SBI, ICICI Bank, IBPS, UPSC.
Official Website http://www.kau.in/

Kerala Agricultural University Courses

The university offers UG, PG, and doctorate level courses in various specializations:

Courses Details
B.Sc. (Hons.) Specializations: Agriculture, Co-operation and Banking, Forestry, and Co-operation, Banking & Management
Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: 10+2 with 50% in PCM/B
Selection Criteria: Entrance Based (CEE by KEAM)
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B. Tech Specializations: Agricultural Engineering and Food Engineering
Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: 10+2 with 50% in PCM/B
Selection Criteria: Entrance Based (CEE by KEAM)
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M.Sc. Specializations: Agricultural, Co-operation and Banking, and Forestry
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s/ B.Sc. (Ag.)/ B.Sc. (Hort.) degree in the respective subject recognized by KAU.
Selection Criteria: Merit Based
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MBA Specializations: Agribusiness Management
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with 60% aggregate
Selection Criteria: Entrance Based (KMAT, CAT, CMAT or MAT)
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M.Tech Specializations: Agricultural Processing & Food Engineering, Farm Power & Machinery, Soil, and Water Conservation
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with CGPA of 6.0/10 for general category and 5.5/ 10 for SC/ ST category
Selection Criteria: Entrance Based (GATE)
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Ph.D. Specializations: Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Entomology, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Microbiology, Agricultural Statistics, Agronomy, Floriculture & Landscaping, Fruit Science, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Plantation Crops & Spices, Pomology & Floriculture, Post Harvest Technology, Rural Marketing Management, Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, Vegetable Science, Community Science, Forest Biology and Tree Improvement, Forest Products and Utilisation, Natural Resource Management, Silviculture and Agroforestry, Wildlife Sciences, Agricultural Processing & Food Engineering, Farm Power & Machinery, Soil, and Water Conservation Engineering
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with OGPA of 7.0/ 10.0 for general category and 6.5/ 10.0 for SC/ ST
Selection Criteria: Merit Based
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Diploma Specializations: Agricultural Sciences and Organic Agriculture
Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: 10+2
Selection Criteria: Merit Based
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PG Diploma Specializations: Soil Fertility and Crop Production and Solid Waste Management
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree
Selection Criteria: Merit Based
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Integrated B.Sc. + M.Sc. Specializations: Biotechnology and Climate Change Adaptation
Duration: 5 years
Eligibility: 10+2 with a minimum percentage of 60 (for the general category) with the subject background in Science, Entrance Examination
Selection Criteria: Entrance Based
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Kerala Agricultural University Admission

Admissions to KAU for UG and PG courses are done based on the Common Entrance Exam set by the Commissionerate of Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala. The PG and Ph.D. courses also have an interview round.

How to Apply?

  • Get listed on the government notification on the common entrance exam (www.cee-kerala.org). Apply and write the entrance exam
  • Visit the official website (http://www.kau.in/) and download the application.
  • Fill the form with required details
  • Pay the application fee of INR 1000 through the online or sent the DD
  • Send the application with the required documents to Registrar, Kerala Agricultural University, KAU Main Campus, KAU P.O. Thrissur – 680656
  • Look for the list of candidates on the college website

Foreign students can apply for admission to the Programmes of the Kerala Agricultural University through the Indian Missions in the respective country and the application with biodata and copies of certificates to prove qualification and age has to be forwarded to the Government of India by the Indian Embassy/Mission in their concerned country.

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Kerala Agricultural University Cutoff

KEAM 2019 B.Tech. in Agricultural Engineering cutoff:

Category 2019
General 5072
PWD 5072
OBC 10462
SC 15787
ST 37286

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Kerala Agricultural University Placement

The college campus placement drive starts around July. Some deserving students also get a chance to work as teaching assistants in the same college after the completion of their masters for a salary of INR 30,000 and some students also got placed as research associates with a daily payment of INR 350 per day. Many students got job packages with regional and national banks. Some of the top companies that participate in Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), Thrissur placement are Canara Bank, Federal Bank, HDFC Bank, SBI, ICICI Bank, and so on.

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Kerala Agricultural University Facilities

The college has many facilities the students have access to. 

  • Hostel: The university has separate hostels for boys and girls with all the necessary facilities.
  • Equipment: There is a state of the art equipment they can use and learn. 
  • Library: The university library is stocked with the latest books that will help students with their works. The students can also access these books online and they also have access to many online e-resources.
  • Sports: The university also has a well-built sports complex where students can participate in different activities.
  • Infrastructure: The university has an 800-seater fully air-conditioned central auditorium on the main campus with one of the finest acoustic systems.

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Kerala Agricultural University FAQs

Ques. Does Kerala Agricultural University take part in academic collaborations?

Ans. Yes, Kerala Agricultural University is collaborating with the following International Academic Institutions through student and faculty exchange programs.
  • International Agriculture and Rural Development Programme with Cornell University, Ithaca, USA. Four meritorious students and one faculty have undergone the program during 2018 and during 2019 also the program will be continued.
  • Western Sydney University, Australia for Joint MRes & Joint Ph.D. and Joint MRes & Dual Ph.D. programs.

Ques. What are some of the extra-curricular activities Kerala Agricultural University offers?

Ans. Some of the clubs offered in the university are:
  • National Cadet Corps
  • National Service Scheme
  • Sports tournaments
  • Organizing various cultural events

Ques. Are foreign students supported by Kerala Agricultural University?

Ans. Foreign students supported by respective Govt./ International organizations through scholarships/fellowships and approved by Govt. of India (ICAR/ DARE).

Ques. Where can I find the application forms for Kerala Agricultural University?

Ans. Application forms for KAU can be downloaded from the website (http://www.kau.in/) and be mailed to the university with a Demand Draft of the application fee.

Ques. Does Kerala Agricultural University provide scholarships?

Ans. The university fees for the courses are very affordable. The university provides scholarships to SC/ ST students and other deserving students. The state government also has many facilities for students.