Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-Jammu) was established in the year 1999. The university offers various multidisciplinary UG, PG, Ph.D., Diploma and Certificate courses to the students. Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Jammu is ranked Number 15 in the year 2016-17 amongst Agricultural Universities by ICAR. Admissions are done on the basis of a common entrance examination conducted at the university level.
SKUAST Jammu: Courses and Eligibility
Below mentioned are the courses provided by the University at various levels:
|B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture||Intermediate graduate with 50% marks (40% for Reserved) in PCB and English. ||INR 30,475|
|B.Sc (Hons) Biotechnology||Intermediate graduate with 60% marks in PCB and English||INR 60,000|
|B.V.Sc and AH||Intermediate graduate with 50% marks (40% for Reserved) in PCB and English||INR 160,000|
|M.Sc (Agri) and Allied Sciences||Bachelor’s degree in the relevant subject with 60% marks (50% for Reserved)||INR 28,250|
|MBA Agri-Business||Graduate with 50% marks||INR 93,100|
|Ph.D. (Agriculture/Vety.)||Master’s degree in relevant subject with 6.5 OGPA (6.0 for SC/ST/PH candidates)||INR 40,000|
|Diploma in Basic Agriculture/Horticulture Training||Intermediate graduate in Science||INR 17,500|
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SKUAST Jammu Admissions
Applicants seeking admission in the University are required to fill an online application form available on the official website of the University (www.skuast.org). Before filling up, students must check the basic eligibility criteria of every course. The candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria will have to appear in the SKUAST-J Common Entrance Test. The students will also be required to pay a nominal application fee of INR 1,8000 and INR 2,800 with a late fee for appearing in the test.
- Only permanent residents of the Jammu and Kashmir State as defined in Section 6 of the Constitution of J&K are eligible for seeking admission to all UG and PG courses.
- For admission to the UG program in Biotechnology, candidates from outside states can also apply.
- The candidates hailing from states other than Jammu and Kashmir can seek admission under NRI/ NRI sponsored quota for B. V.Sc. & A.H. and B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture.
The selection is purely based on the rank secured in the CET and the choices indicated in the counseling form for both UG and PG courses. However, selection will be provisional till final verification of eligibility of a candidate.
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SKUAST Jammu Placement
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu counseling and placement cell has been created for the overall development. It will help the students to interact with the experts in the different fields and conducting training programs for their personality development through specialized lectures on resume making, communication skills. Some of the top recruiters of the company include Bank of India, IL&FS, NBHC, IFFCO, and many more.
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SKUAST Jammu Scholarship
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu offers a scholarship for college and university students. The qualification level of the students should be Class 12 (top 20%). The scholarships would be paid for 10 months in an academic year to the students whose family income is less than Rs.6 lakh per annum. The rate of scholarship is given below -
- For Graduation level – INR 1000 for the first three years
- For Post-Graduation level - INR 2,000 per month
- For Professional Course - INR 2,000 per month in the 4th and 5th year