Kerala Agricultural University – KAU PG Admission 2022-23: Application Form, Dates

KAU PG Admission

KAU PG Admission 2022-23 – Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) invites applications for admission to PG Program offered by the institutions under the Kerala Agricultural University for the Academic Year 2022-23.

Check full details on KAU PG Admission 2022-23 here.

About Kerala Agricultural University (KAU)

  • The Kerala Agricultural University is an institution which came into existence on the 24th day of February, 1971 by the Act passed by the Government of Kerala.
  • The University is the principal instrument of Kerala state in providing human resources, skills and technology required for the sustainable development of its agriculture, agricultural engineering, horticulture and forestry by integrating education, research and extension.
  • The University fulfils its mission through a network of institutions spread throughout the State consisting of three faculties under which are 8 constituent Colleges, 6 Regional Agricultural Research Stations, 16 Research Stations, one Central Training Institute, one Communication Centre and seven Krishi Vigyan Kendras.

KAU PG Courses

Postgraduate Programmes (PG) available in the following faculties –

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Forestry
  • Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology

Applications are invited for the following courses conducted in the institutions under Kerala Agricultural University for the Academic Year 2022-23 –

  • M.Sc. (Agriculture)
  • M.Sc. (Horticulture)
  • M.Sc. (Community Science)
  • M.Sc. (Agricultural Statistics)
  • M.Sc. (Co-operation & Banking)
  • M.Sc. (Forestry)
  • M.Tech (Agricultural Engineering)  

KAU PG Admission 2022-23 Eligibility Criteria

  • Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates should have obtained degrees from a University/ Institution accredited by ICAR and recognised by KAU.
  • Eligibility Criteria for the admission of ICAR students will be as per ICAR norms.

Minimum OGPA Requirement

UG (grade point system)6.50/10.006.00/10.00
UG in traditional system55 per cent50 per cent 

Academic Requirements

Faculty of Agriculture

M. Sc. (Agriculture/ Horticulture)B Sc (Hons) degree in the respective disciplines.
M Sc. Community ScienceB.Sc. (Hons.) Ag. or equivalent four year degree in the relevant discipline offered by SAUs/ICAR institutes. (OR) Bachelor degree in Community Science/B.Sc. Home Science/ B.Sc. Nutrition and dietetics/ B.Sc. Clinical Nutrition/ B.Sc. Food and Nutrition/ B.Sc. Clinical nutrition and dietetics or equivalent.
M Sc. (Agricultural Statistics)B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture/ Forestry/ Co-operation and Banking offered by SAUs/ICAR institutes (OR) A bachelor degree holder in B.Sc. Mathematics/ Statistics
M Sc. (Co-operation & Banking)B.Sc. (Hons.) Co-operation &Banking degree of the KAU or an equivalent four year degree.

Faculty of Forestry

M Sc.(Forestry)Bachelors in Forestry/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/ B.V.Sc. & A.H (for Wildlife Science only). Degree holders with higher Grade Certificate from Ranger’s College or with Diploma in Forestry from State Forest College/Indian Forest College, Dehradun are also eligible

Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology

M Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)A bachelor degree in Agricultural Engineering/ Food Technology (for Processing and Food Engineering only)

KAU PG Admission 2022-23 Important Dates

Issue of Admission notification17 November 2022
Commencement of Online Application Submission17 November 2022
Last date for submission of online application06 December 2022
Issue of admit card for written examination for M Sc. (C & B ), M Sc (Community Science)15 December 2022
Entrance Examination M Sc. (C & B),M Sc (Community Science)21 December 2022

KAU PG Admission 2022-23 Application Process

  • Application form and prospectus are available in the KAU website
  • Candidate should submit the application online after registering in the website.
  • Applications submitted late or found defective or incomplete in any manner or which do not contain any of the enclosures specified are liable to be summarily rejected.
  • The candidates are advised to read the instructions given in the website carefully before filling up the application.
  • Hard copy of application of employed candidates should be routed through their Heads of Institutions.

Application Fee

General CandidatesRs.1000/-
SC/ST Candidates (Native of Kerala)Rs.500/-
Mode of Paymentusing the internet facility “SB COLLECT” of State Bank of India

KAU PG Admission 2022-23 Selection Process

  • Selection of candidates for the master’s degree programmes will be based on ICAR entrance (AIEE-PG) examinations conducted for the academic session 2022-23 for M.Sc. (Ag), M.Sc. (Hort), M.Sc. (Forestry) and M.Tech (Ag. Engg.).
  • KAU will conduct separate entrance exam for Community Science and Co-operation & Banking courses.
  • Candidates with valid GATE score also will be considered for admission to M.Tech. Programme in Agricultural Engineering. GATE score in Agricultural Engineering will be considered for admission to all M.Tech disciplines of Agricultural Engineering. GATE score in Food Technology will be considered for admission to M.Tech. (Processing & Food Engineering).

Candidates will be ranked on the basis of the following criteria

Sl. No.ParticularsMarks
1Marks obtained in ICAR/ KAU Entrance Examination75
2Academic Performance (Marks/Grade obtained in Degree Examination)20
3Publication/Sports/Arts 5

Important Links

NotificationClick Here
ProspectusClick Here
Application FormClick Here
KAU WebsiteClick Here
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KAU PG Admission 2021-22 Important Dates

Issue of Admission notification06th November 2021
Commencement of Online Application Submission06th November 2021
Last date for submission of online application (Extended)02 December 2021
Issue of admit card for written examination for M Sc. (C & B ), M Sc (Community Science)06th December 2021
Entrance Examination (M Sc. (C & B),M Sc (Community Science)15th December 2021