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

KAU PhD Admission

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

Check full details on KAU PhD 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 PhD Courses

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

  • PhD in Agriculture
  • PhD in Horticulture
  • PhD in Community Science
  • PhD in Forestry
  • PhD in Agricultural Engineering 

KAU PhD 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)7.00/10.006.50/10.00
UG in traditional system60 per cent55 per cent 

Academic Requirements

  • Ph.D in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Forestry/ Agricultural Engineering
    • Master’s Degree in the respective discipline /related discipline from the faculty concerned. A basic degree in Agri./ Hort./ Forestry/ Ag. Engg. is essential. Basic Degree UG 4 years + PG 2 years from a University / Institution accredited by ICAR will be strictly followed.
  • Ph.D in Community Science
    • M Sc. in Community Science or equivalent recognized by KAU.

KAU PhD 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 PhD (Community Science)15 December 2022
Entrance Examination PhD (Community Science)21 December 2022

KAU PhD 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.1500/-
SC/ST Candidates (Native of Kerala)Rs.750/-
Mode of Paymentusing the internet facility “SB COLLECT” of State Bank of India

Selection Process

  • Selection of candidates will be based on the ICAR Entrance examination (AICEJRF/SRF (Ph.D) conducted for the academic session 2022-23.
  • KAU will conduct separate entrance exam for Community Science.

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 PG Examination)15

Important Links

NotificationClick Here
ProspectusClick Here
Application FormClick Here
KAU WebsiteClick Here
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KAU PhD 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 Ph D (Community Science)06th December 2021
Entrance Examination Ph D (Community Science)15th December 2021