Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, previously known as Marathwada Agricultural University (MAU), is one of the first few agricultural universities in Maharashtra. Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth has been ranked ‘45th’ by the ICAR for the year 2018. VNMKV offers various UG, PG, and Doctoral programs such as B.Sc, B.Tech, B.FSc, M.Sc, MBA, M.Tech, etc. Admission to the courses is based on various entrance exams which students need to qualify for. The application process for admission is online through the official website.

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Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1972 | State
Recognized By Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
Accredited By National Agricultural Education Accreditation Board (NAEAB)
Courses Offered B. Sc. (Honours), B.F. Sc., B. Tech., M. Sc., M.F. Sc., M. Tech., M.B.A. (Agri.), and Ph.D.
Admission Criteria Merit-based & Entrance Test
Entrance Exam MHT-CET/ JEE/ AIEEA-UG, GAT-B
Application Mode Online
Top Recruiters Reliance, Pest Control India, Tata Chemicals.
Facilities Available Gymnasium, Running Track, Library, Hostel
Official Website http://www.vnmkv.ac.in/index.htm

Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Courses

Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth offers courses in the below-mentioned faculties. The information regarding each course is mentioned below in detail:

Courses Details
B. Sc. (Honours) Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: Must have passed 10+2 with PCM or PCMB and English with 40%-50%; merit-based on entrance examinations like MHT-CET/ JEE/ AIEEA-UG
Selection Criteria: Merit-based; Centralized Admission Process
Specializations: Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, and Community Science
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B.FSc Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: Must have passed 10+2 with PCM or PCMB and English with 40%-50%; merit-based on entrance examinations like MHT-CET/ JEE/ AIEEA-UG
Selection Criteria: Merit-based; Centralized Admission Process
Specialization: Fishery Science
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B.Tech Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: Must have passed 10+2 with PCM or PCMB and English with 40%-50%; merit-based on entrance examinations like MHT-CET/ JEE/ AIEEA-UG
Selection Criteria: Merit-based; Centralized Admission Process
Specializations: Agricultural Engineering, Food Technology, and Biotechnology
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M.Sc Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Respective UG degree (B. Sc., B.F. Sc., BBA, B. Tech, etc.) in the same field with 50%-55%; merit-based on common entrance examinations of the same faculty conducted by MAUEB. Selection Criteria: Merit-based; Centralized Admission Process; GAT-B (for Agricultural Biotechnology)
Specializations: Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Agricultural Biotechnology, Home Science, and Post-Harvest Management.
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M.FSc Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Respective UG degree (B. Sc., B.F. Sc., BBA, B. Tech, etc.) in the same field with 50%-55%; merit-based on common entrance examinations of the same faculty conducted by MAUEB
Selection Criteria: Merit-based; Centralized Admission Process; GAT-B (for Agricultural Biotechnology)
Specialization: Fishery Science
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M.Tech Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Respective UG degree (B. Sc., B.F. Sc., BBA, B. Tech, etc.) in the same field with 50%-55%; merit-based on common entrance examinations of the same faculty conducted by MAUEB
Selection Criteria: Merit-based; Centralized Admission Process; GAT-B (for Agricultural Biotechnology)
Specializations: Agricultural Engineering and Food Technology
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MBA Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Respective UG degree (B. Sc., B.F. Sc., BBA, B. Tech, etc.) in the same field with 50%-55%; merit-based on common entrance examinations of the same faculty conducted by MAUEB
Selection Criteria: MCAER PG-CET
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Ph.D. Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Respective PG degree (M. Sc., M.F. Sc., M. Tech, etc.) in the same field with 60%-65%; merit-based on common entrance examinations of the same faculty conducted by MAUEB
Selection Criteria: Merit-based; Centralized Admission Process
Subjects: Agriculture, Fisheries, Agricultural Engineering, Home Science, Food Technology, and Agricultural Biotechnology.
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Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Admissions

The admissions at Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth is based on the merits obtained by the students either in the MHT-CET/ JEE/ NEET/ AIEEA-UG exams or competent exams conducted by MAUEB. Students must meet all the eligibility criteria mentioned in the above table.

How to apply?

  • The admission process for these courses can be done through http://www.maha-agriadmission.in/; it is free of cost if you have given the required entrance exams.
  • Students should fill only one admission form on the website mentioned above.
  • Students should upload the documents requested by the portal after filling the application form.
  • After the admission process is completed, every university will follow the guidelines provided by the Admission Regulatory Authority.
  • The candidate should mention their options for colleges so that each student gets into their desired college/university.

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Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Placements

The university has a dedicated placement cell for the provision of jobs and internships to the students. The university also provides a semester of Rural Awareness Works Experience Scheme (RAWE) for students currently studying in the agricultural sciences UG course with a stipend of INR 1000 approx. Based on some student reviews, the placement cell is very efficient in providing jobs to aspiring job seekers with a median salary of INR 12000 for the UG students.

There are a variety of jobs in the food sector companies for the B.Tech. graduates. Reliance, Kalash seeds, Mapro, Tata Chemicals are some of the companies that recruit students from the colleges under Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth.

Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Scholarships

Out of the 645 students who passed their UG course, 7 students got ICAR-PG Scholarship for their outstanding academic excellence. Since the Ph.D. courses in agricultural universities are not declared as professional courses, the availability of Scholarships to students is close to nothing.

Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Facilities

Established over 48 years ago, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth provides the facilities mentioned below at the university campus.

  • Hostel: The campus has separate boys’ and girls’ hostels that are situated on the campus. The rooms in the hostel are affordable.
  • Sports facilities: The university campus has a lot of state-of-art sports facilities including gymnasium, running track, badminton court, basketball court, etc. The university organizes a lot of sports events across different colleges and at the university level. They also provide NSS camp activities.
  • Library: The library provides resources in the form of books, print journals, periodicals, and dissertations to enhance student learning. There are over 86708 printed books available at the library. ICAR too provides grants to this university so that they can be used for creating modern facilities in the library.
  • Research facilities: The climatic conditions and the topography of the Marathwada region is different from the other regions of Maharashtra. To enhance crop production and the overall agricultural quality, the university has formed a research department to cater to the needs of this specific region. There are several research stations located at different locations across the Marathwada region. Many research recommendations made are available on the university website under the research tab.

Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Faculty

As of 2018, the distribution of staff (faculty) amongst all the colleges and technical schools that fall under Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth in different departments are as follows:

Departments No. of staff members
College Staff 206
Research Staff 64
All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) 51
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) 15

Around 6.25% of the faculty have earned their Ph.D. degree.

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Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth FAQs

Ques. Does the university provide admissions to foreign students?

Ans. Yes, the university has some intake of foreign students.

Ques. What are some other agricultural universities in comparison with VNMKV in Maharashtra?

Ans. In comparison with VNMKV, the other universities in Maharashtra are Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, and Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola.

Ques. What are the total number of schools and colleges that fall under VNMKV?

Ans. There are 12 constituent colleges, over 43 affiliated private colleges, 5 (granted) constituent technical schools, and 4 (non-granted) constituent technical schools.

Ques. What are the several documents required at the time of UG and PG admission?

Ans. The document required at the time of UG and PG admissions is as follows:

For UG:

  • Marksheet/Grade card of class XIIth.
  • Marksheet of the entrance examination appeared.
  • Xth class marksheet.
  • School/College Leaving Certificate.
  • Bonafide Certificate if seeking admission through ICAR quota.
  • Caste Validity certificate, if applicable.
  • Certificate of Agriculturist, if applicable.

FOR PG

  • Marksheet/ Grade Sheet of qualifying degree,
  • College Leaving Certificate.
  • Bonafide Certificate if seeking admission through ICAR quota
  • Migration Certificate, if unable to provide College Leaving certificate and belonging to any state other than Maharashtra.
  • Domicile Certificate/School Leaving Certificate, if applicable.
  • Caste Certificate, if applicable.
  • Certificate of Agriculturist, if applicable.
  • NCC/NSS certificate.
  • Certificate of Games/Sports issued by competent authority of representation at state, national or international level during degree programme.
  • No Objection Certificate, in case of service candidates from employees.
  • Certificate of Physically Disabled, if applicable.

Ques. What are the best colleges under VNMKV to pursue B.Sc. (Honours) in Agriculture?

Ans. The colleges which are highly ranked under VNMKV to pursue B.Sc. (Honours) in Agriculture are:
  • College of Agriculture, Parbhani
  • College of Agriculture, Latur