Punjab Agricultural University - [PAU] Rankings


Ranked 75 for Overall by NIRF 2019
Ranked 100 for Overall by Outlook 2019
Punjab Agricultural University - [PAU], Ludhiana

Punjab Agricultural University - [PAU], Ludhiana

Ludhiana, Punjab ICAR, UGC Estd 1962 State University 1 Question Answered Ranked 75 for Overall by NIRF 2019+1 more

Punjab Agricultural University - [PAU] Recent Admission Alerts and Updates

Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana is inviting applications for Ph.D. programme without any late fee till Nov 26. Candidates can apply online or offline by making a payment of INR 2120. The university will also accept the applications along with a late fee of INR 1000/- till Dec 2. PAU, Ludhiana has also released the Ph.D. Entrance Exam Dates.

Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Important Dates

Ph.D. Registration Deadline (Without Late Fee)26 Nov, 2020
Ph.D. Registration Deadline (With Late Fee)02 Dec, 2020
PET Exam Date04 Jan, 2021; 07 Jan, 2021; 14 Jan, 2021; 21 Jan, 2021; 01 Feb, 2021;
Date of Counselling/Interview05 Jan, 2021; 08 Jan, 2021; 15 Jan, 2021; 22 Jan, 2021; 02 Feb, 2021;

Punjab Agricultural University was founded in the year of 1962. It is located in Ludhiana City which is situated 316 Km distance from New Delhi. The main objective of the university is to serve the erstwhile Punjab.

  • The university plays an important role in increase of the production of food grains in the state of Punjab and earns reputation in the green revolution in India.
  • For its continuous contribution in the agricultural field, Punjab Agricultural University was declared as the best Agricultural University in India in the year 1995.
  • The University has four colleges under its regulation. Those are:
    • College of Agriculture
    • College of Agricultural Engineering
    • College of Home Science
    • College OF Basic Sciences and Humanities

The University has several departments concerning agricultural subjects. Students from all agricultural subjects can study under the university. To enter in this university, they have to go through an entrance test. Qualified students will get green signal to study here.

Under the university, there are some research centers for the agricultural researchers and the students of Masters’ Degree. Those centers are:

  • Main Research Center, Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana
  • Regional station for research, Gurdaspur
  • Regional Research Center, Faridkot
  • Regional Research Station, Bhatinda
  • Regional center for fruit research, Abohar, Ferozepur
  • Sub Station for fruit research, Gangia, Hoshiarpur
  • Sub Station For Fruit research, Patiala

Therefore it is clear that Punjab Agricultural University is one of the finest universities in Asia in agricultural science.

  • Students from different edge of the nation come here to get admission in the university.
  • Even students from abroad also come to this university for more study and research works in agricultural fields.
  • The professors and staffs of this university are expert and have years of experience in this field.

Punjab Agricultural University is especially famous for its master degree in agricultural fields. Here is a list of departments available in the university:

  • Entomology
  • Agronomy
  • Extension Education
  • Food Science and technology
  • Floriculture and Landscaping
  • Forestry and natural resource
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Pathology
  • Soils
  • Vegetable Crops
  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • School of Agril. Bio Technology

The admission process to this university is a bit different.

  • Firstly the students have to fill up the form.
  • The university will sort out the names of the students according to eligibility criteria written by them in the form.
  • Then the selected students will have to appear in an admission test.
  • Those who can crack the admission test will be welcomed to the university after a short discussion session with each of them.
  • Once they are in the university, they will get all types of facilities regarding their studies.
  • The environment of the classes is perfect for studying seriously. So once a student gets in to the university, he or she will have a bright future in hand.

Facilities :

Hostel: The University authority provides hostel facility for its students. The rooms are air conditioned, well furnished with attached bathrooms. Hostel facility is also available differently for single and married students. Even for family members of the students, the university also arranges guest house inside the main campus.

Library: The university library is filled with thousands of books. In the year 1959 the college library starts with just 200 books. Now it has grown up and made a huge collection of books for the agricultural students. Apart from that the library also has lots of periodicals regarding agricultural subjects. It has now become a 5 storied building. Also the library has computers with internet connections in them. Therefore if a student needs more information, he or she can surf internet in the library too. The rooms are totally air conditioned and have an environment for the students to study in peace.





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Laboratory: The laboratories of the universities are well maintained and well equipped for the research students. They get all types of gadgets for research works in the laboratories. Labs are all air conditioned so that the students get more comfort while working. Electron microscopy and nano-science laboratories of the universities are the most upgraded ones with all latest equipments in it.

Uppal Museum: one of the finest attractions of the university is the Uppal Museum. This museum has been established under the leadership of Dr. H. L. Uppal in the year 1986. Numbers of specimens and models regarding agricultural science are showcased in the Uppal museum.

Extra Curricular Activities :

Apart from research and study regarding agricultural services, Punjab Agricultural University has some extra curriculum activities for its students; so that they can have some recreations by coming out from their daily study life. Here is a list of the extra curriculum activities arranged by the university authority:

  • Directorate of students welfare
  • Placement cell
  • Anti ragging committee
  • Students Home
  • Cultural committee
  • Sports and adventure cell

Achievements :

  • Punjab Agricultural University has been acclaimed as the finest agricultural university in whole Asia.
  • It also has achieved distinguished status at national as well as international levels.
  • It has played an important role in the Green Revolution in India. 

Punjab Agricultural University - [PAU], Ludhiana Fees & Eligibility

B.Sc {Hons.}₹70,770 (1st Year Fees)10+2
Diploma₹53,570 (1st Year Fees)10th
M.Sc₹72,920 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
B.Sc + M.Sc₹1.79 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)10+2
B.Tech₹2.27 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)10+2 + CET
MBA₹1.55 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)Graduation
Ph.D₹84,390 (1st Year Fees)Post Graduation
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• Top Answer By Deepika Kunwar on 21-Oct-2020

Ans. IGIT Sarang is one of the best government colleges in Orissa. It is also only one government college of Orissa that is eligible to submit an Institutional Development Proposal. The admission process for Electrical Engineering is based on the results of JEE mains and Orissa-JEE.  Punjab Agriculture University holds #51 rank among universities in India issued by NIRF ranking, 2019. Admission for B. Tech in agriculture is wholly based on the results of JEE mains followed by interviews and counseling. The placement rate is also good for this university.  Tabulated below gives a brief overview of both institutions: Particulars IGIT Sarang PAU Total course fee 2.89 lakhs 2.67 lakhs Total seats  120 8 Top recruiters  Ananda, Bhushan Steel, Infosys, Kanbay international, Larsen, and Toubro Aries Agro, Chambal Fertilizers, CMC, IFFC, Nestle Average salary 4 lakhs 4.2 lakhs Admission process B.Tech in Metallurgy at IGIT Sarang Admissions are based on the results of JEE mains or OJEE valid rank followed by interviews and counseling.  With this students are also required to have at least 45% in 10+2 with required subjects(Physics and mathematics should be primary subjects).  B.Tech in Agriculture at PAU The application process is fully online with an application fee of 610 INR.  Admissions for Agricultural Engineering are only based on the rank of JEE mains followed by interviews and counseling.  Placements IGIT Sarang Companies like Ananda, Bhushan Steel, Infosys, Kanbay international, Larsen and Toubro, Satyam Computers, TATA Consultancy Services, Visa Steel, etc visit the campus every year in search of good placements.  The average salary offered to students is 4 lakhs and the highest salary package is up to 10 lakhs.  Punjab Agricultural University Companies like Aries Agro, Chambal Fertilizers, CMC, IFFCO, Jain irrigation, Kirloskar, Nestle, New Holland, NSM, etc visit every year for placements.  The average package offered for this course is 4.2 lakhs and the highest is up to 7 lakhs. Both IGIT SARANG and Punjab agricultural university are equally good for both the courses. Both have good teaching facilities and good infrastructure. The environment of both Institutes is very friendly and engaging. Placements are available. But if we talk about the university in which we can get admission easily then IGIT Sarang is there as about 120 seats are available for this course and if we see the Punjab university then there are only 8 seats available.Read more

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        Overall  #75 out of 200  in  India 2019

        #3rd in Punjab

        #51 out of 100  Top Universities in India 2019

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        Overall  #100 out of 100  in  India 2019

        #4th in Punjab

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          StudentBsc Community Science
          Batch : 2022
          Admission -
          5.7 /10

          Value of getting degree from here, nothing else.My course is very vast like it has a number of subjects in one course. So it has wide scope thats why i chose this. I have a no of options in future to choose from these.

          8/10social life
          Amandeep KaurBachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Biotechnology)
          Enrolled : 2016

          Highs n lows of Biotechnology in PAU

          Remarks -
          6 /10

          I wanted to study Biotechnology and that too in my home town. Therefore, PAU was my preferable choice. Also, it offers BTech degree over Bsc degree which I found was an edge. Besides, one has to go through the common entrance test (CET) to get admission which is quite simpler than those national level exam. Also, CET provides the only gateway by which one can avail any program whether life sciences, Agriculture or dietics in PAU based upon ranking(exceptions are fashion designing and Agricultural engineering). Though being the public university, its fees is reasonable but the programs like Biotechnology and food technology comes under self funding whose fees is exceptionally high. Here, labs...

          8/10campus life
          Sandeep kaurBsc hons community sciencePursued
          BATCH : 2021

          Study atmosphere of the college

          Admission -
          8.3 /10

          The management is good. Though getting things done take a lot of time, being it a government institute but otherwise there are no bad remarks to be given for the management

          9/10social life
          Tusha GoyalBsc agriculturePursued
          BATCH : 2022

          College review

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          8 /10

          Overall about this university my review is that the university provide good quality education to the students.

          7/10social life
          7/10campus life
          Batch : 2021
          Admission -
          6.7 /10

          Among the best universities for the course i opted through the exam.faculty is good and there is good placements,apart from that as a university it is big with all the facilities and options,from gym to playground swimming pool palyndrome everything is there.

          7/10social life
          8/10campus life
          Deeksha vijBtech BiotechnologyPursued
          BATCH : 2021

          Pau- the most prestigious university.

          Admission -
          8.7 /10

          I would say i am very proud to be the part of this prestigious university. I have learned so many things here and still have to go a long way in my journey. I would recommend as it is one of the best universities to be able to sUcceed in life.

          9/10social life
          8/10campus life
          Tushar GoyalBsc agriculturePursued
          BATCH : 2022

          Review about the college

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          7.8 /10

          College have good practical facility.Teacher are highly qualified

          6/10social life
          9/10campus life
          NehaMaster of Science [M.Sc] (Apparel and Textiles)
          Enrolled : 2014
          Remarks -
          9.3 /10

          * Strong aspect - provide practical knowledge Weak aspect - nothing * College of home science provides the knowledge that is beneficial for our whole life * It improved my communication skills, personality, social interaction, confidence * It was good, but I felt hesitant to talk to anyone as I am from a small town

          10/10campus life
          Navjot BatishBTech Biotechnology
          Batch : 2020
          Admission -
          7.2 /10

          PAU has a strong alumni network overseas. It is known by all major institutes of agriculture. It was basically started by Punjab government in partnership with university of california. I wanted to study overseas and PAU was a pretty good choice.

          10/10social life
          10/10campus life
          Armaandeep RamanaB.Sc. AgriculturePursued
          BATCH : 2023

          Agricultural College

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          9 /10

          It is awesome. One of the best campus and it is Asia's 3rd best agricultural university.

          10/10social life
          10/10campus life

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          Please check.. Msc agriculture

          16 Nov, 2019 13:06
          Shobhna Chaturvedi

          Hi Tekeshwar, you can check the Admission Procedure and other details of the concerned course in the university from here.

          16 Nov, 2019 13:13
          Shivani Gairola

          Mam can you tell me when frm cme

          29 Dec, 2018 12:29
          Akansha Expert

          Hi Shivani, You may please check the official website i.e. http://web.pau.edu for getting the Application detail.

          29 Dec, 2018 12:38
          Kirandeep Kaur

          Is MBA finance available ?

          24 Oct, 2018 10:41
          Akansha Expert

          Hi Kirandeep, Please contact to this no. - 0161-2401960, 2401960 for getting the MBA Course.

          24 Oct, 2018 13:08
          Easter Lamare

          Sir can I take admission in MSc. Agri

          27 Jul, 2018 20:15
          Akansha Expert

          Hi Easter, Please contact to this no. - 0161-2401960 , 2401960 for getting the M Sc Course.

          30 Jul, 2018 17:28
          Priyanka raj Patna

          how to take admission in b.sc agriculture, direct admission or entrance exam?

          08 Jun, 2018 16:53
          Ritika Sharma

          HI Priyanka, Selection criteria is CET conducted by PAU followed by Counselling or Interview.

          29 Aug, 2018 14:39
          Mani sharma

          How to take admission in Msc zoology

          20 Apr, 2018 16:34
          Priya Sharma

          Hi Mani, For Admission details, please go to this link: Admission 2018

          01 May, 2018 18:29

          Sir I have 55%marks in B.Sc non medical can I eligible for giving entrance exam of msc chemistry?

          05 Mar, 2018 18:17
          Priya Sharma

          Hi Ritu, This course is not provided in this college.

          30 May, 2018 18:42

          Hii I have 61% marks in B.Sc agriculture hone, can I eligible for entrance exam of m.sc horticultur ,

          06 Jul, 2018 18:58
          Garima Bansal

          Hi Kartikey, Yes you are eligible for the entrance exam of m.sc horticulture

          07 Jul, 2018 12:10
          Lekhraj singh

          when is the new session going to start

          07 Apr, 2017 00:10

          Hi Lekharaj, admission will be done on the basis of entrance exam conducted by the University. for more details on entrance exam, please visit at official website.

          07 Apr, 2017 17:12
          gurjinder singh

          please tell how to take admission in bsc agriculture and what are the minimum requirements. what is the fee structure of full course including hostel fees. and what is the fees of mess and all other activities at punjab agriculture university, ludhiana. Please reply. waiting...

          03 Mar, 2017 00:10

          i want to admission in bsc agriculture hons

          22 Feb, 2017 17:03

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