Banda University of Agriculture and Technology (BUAT), Banda, Uttar Pradesh was established in 2010. The university has been ranked #43 among ICAR Universities across India. 

The university offers UG and PG courses in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, and Home Science. The admission to these courses is based on the merit obtained in the state-level entrance test namely Uttar Pradesh Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test (UPCATET) followed by counselling. The application is accepted both online and offline. 

Banda University Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2010 | Government
Affiliated To ICAR and UGC
Location Banda, Uttar Pradesh
Courses Offered B.Sc, B.Sc (hons) and M.Sc
Entrance Exam UP-CATET
Application mode Online and Offline
Admission criteria Merit or Entrance test and Counselling 
Official Website https://buat.edu.in/

Banda University Courses

Banda University of Agriculture and Technology offers B.Sc and B.Sc honours courses at UG level and M.Sc courses at PG level in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, and Home Science in various specializations. The following table enlists the specializations, eligibility, and selection criteria for all the courses offered by BUAT. 

Course Details
B.Sc Honours Agriculture Specialization: Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Entomology, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Extension, Crop Physiology, Statistics, and Computer Science
Eligibility criteria: Must have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Agriculture Science/ PCM/ PCB/ PCMB and English as compulsory subjects.
Selection criteria: Entrance Based (UPCATET) followed by counselling. Around 7 seats are reserved for those who are admitted on the basis of the All India Test by ICAR.
Intake: 104
Duration: 3 Years
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B.Sc Honours Horticulture Specialization: Fruit Science, Vegetable Science, Post-Harvest Technology, Floriculture & Landscaping, Natural Resource, Management, and Basic Sciences & Humanities
Eligibility criteria: Must have passed 10+2 with minimum 50% aggregate marks in PCM/ PCB/ PCMB and English as compulsory subjects.  
Selection criteria: Entrance Based (UPCATET) followed by counselling.   Intake: 104   Duration: 3 Years
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B.Sc Honors Forestry Specialization: Silviculture and Agroforestry, Forest Biology and Tree Improvement, Forest Products Utilization, Wildlife Sciences, Natural Resources Management, and Basic Sciences & Humanities
Eligibility criteria: Must have passed 10+2 with minimum 50% aggregate marks in PCM/ PCB/ PCMB and English as compulsory subjects.  
Selection criteria: Entrance Based (UPCATET) followed by counselling.  
Intake: 26  
Duration: 3 Years
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B.Sc (Home Science) Specialization: Home Science and Community Sciences
Eligibility criteria: Must have passed 10+2 with minimum 50% aggregate marks in PCM/ PCB/ PCMB and English as compulsory subjects.  
Selection criteria: Entrance Based (UPCATET) followed by counselling.  
Intake: 26  
Duration: 3 Years
M.Sc Agriculture Specialization: Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Entomology, Agricultural Economics, Plant Pathology, and Agricultural Extension
Eligibility criteria: The candidate must have passed B.Sc/ B.Sc Honours in Agriculture with min 50% aggregate marks  
Selection criteria: Entrance Based (UPCATET) followed by counselling.  
Intake: 35  
Duration: 2 Years
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M.Sc Horticulture 

Specialization: Fruit Science, Vegetable Science, Post-Harvest Technology, and Floriculture & Landscaping
Eligibility criteria: The candidate must have passed B.Sc/ B.Sc Honours in Agriculture with min 50% aggregate marks  
Selection criteria: Entrance Based (UPCATET) followed by counselling.  
Intake: 20  
Duration: 2 Years

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Banda University Admission

The admission for any course at the Banda University is based on the entrance test UPCATET followed by counselling. The candidate is allowed to give the test only if he/ she fulfills the eligibility criteria for the particular course in which he/ she wants to take admission. The students will be allotted seats based on merit/ reservation/ number of seats available. The students can apply in both online and offline mode. 

How to apply?

UPCATET Online Application

  • The student must visit the official website https://buat.edu.in/ for the application form.
  • Select "Apply Online" and agree to the terms and conditions to continue.
  • First, the student must register using a valid email ID.
  • All the required information in the application form must be filled accurately.
  • The photograph and the required self-attested documents of the student must be uploaded.
  • The print out of the application form must be taken and preserved for usage during counselling and other admission procedures.
  • An application fee of INR 1250 (For general category) or 1NR 1050 (For SC/ST) can be paid through credit/debit card, e-challan, etc.

UPCATET Offline Application

  • The application form can be purchased from Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology.
  • Fill the form along with all the accurate details and attach the required self-attested documents.
  • Demand Draft(DD) of application fee of  INR 1250 (For general category) and of INR 1050 (For SC/ST) must be enclosed with the form.
  • The application form along with the documents and DD must be sent to the given address: “Narendra Dev University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad, 224229 (U.P.), Name of the Registrar: Dr. P.K. Singh

Email ID: pksinghgpb@gmail.com

Mobile: +91-7408836617 (O)

Ph.: +91-5270-262035 (O)”

Counselling Process

  • After the results of the entrance test are announced, the selected students are called for counselling.
  • The counselling letter must be downloaded from the website.
  • The schedule of counselling like date, time, and place will be specified in the letter.
  • The students will be allotted seats based on merit/ reservation/ number of seats available.
  • While appearing for the counseling session, the student must carry the required documents.
  • Along with these documents, the students must bring along 2 bank DDs: INR 500 as counseling fee and INR 5000 as an initiation fee.
  • If the candidate fails to bring any of the required documents, his/ her admission will be cancelled. 

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Banda University Facilities

BUAT caters to all the needs of its students by providing them with all the basic facilities namely: 

  • Library: University Library has been established in the multipurpose hall of the College of Agriculture building. In addition to the procurement of several textbooks and practical manuals, magazines and daily newspapers are regularly received in the library for providing up to date information and knowledge to the students and employees.
  • Hostel: There are 5 boys hostels and 1 girls hostel. All the hostels are spacious and equipped with modern facilities. The hostel messes are running on a cooperative basis by the students. Check Banda University Hostel Fees.
  • Laboratory: The University has more than 25 laboratories. There are more than 5 labs in each of the Horticulture, Agriculture, and Forestry departments. All of them are equipped with modern instruments.
  • Sports Facilities: For the physical development and recreation of the students, the university has a stadium and a playground. 
  • Wifi: 24 hours wifi facility is available at the college campus and library.

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Banda University Faculty 

The faculty BUAT is well qualified and well experienced in their respective fields. Most of them hold Ph.D. and M.Sc degrees. There are presently 10 Professors, 30 Associate Professors, and 62 Assistant Professors at the University. Apart from academics, they focus on the overall development of the students by delivering constant guidance and any help that the students might need. 

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Banda University FAQs

Ques. Does the University provide any scholarship for the students?

Ans. The university does not provide any scholarships. However, one can always apply for various scholarships offered by the state and central government.

Ques: Who are the top recruiters of BUAT? 

Ans. Many well known popular companies like Heritage foods, GAIL, DOW Chemicals, BASF, Hindustan Copper Ltd., ITC, etc. are the frequently visited companies.

Ques. Any internship opportunity provided by the University?

Ans. The University organizes various industry and field training for the students. The students are also free to look for internships apart from these training with the consent of the concerned department.

Ques. Is there wifi facility in the hostel?

Ans. No. The wifi facility is only available at the college campus and library.

Ques. What is the reservation criteria for admission to the university? 

Ans. The reservation criteria are as per the guidelines provided by the University Grants Commission (UGC). 

Ques. What all documents are required at the time of counselling?

Ans. Following documents are required at the time of counselling:
  • Attested online application form, 
  • Attested photocopies of 10+2/B.Sc degree certificates, 
  • Sports certificate (If available) 
  • Character Certificate, 
  • Passport size photographs, 
  • Transfer/ migration certificate.