MCAER Pune PhD Admission 2022-23: Dates, Application Form

MCAER Pune PhD Admission

MCAER Pune PhD Admission 2022-23 – Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research (MCAER), Pune invites applications for PhD for the Academic Year 2022-23.

Check full details on MCAER Pune PhD Admission 2022-23 here.

Available PhD Program

PhD courses are available in the following four agricultural universities –

  • Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri,
  • Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola,
  • Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani
  • Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli

Faculties Available

  • PhD Agriculture
    • Agronomy
    • Agricultural Meteorology
    • Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Agricultural Botany
      • Plant Physiology
      • Genetics & Plant Breeding
      • Seed Technology
    • Agricultural Extension and Communication
    • Agricultural Economics
    • Agricultural Entomology
    • Plant Pathology
    • Agricultural Microbiology
    • Animal Husbandry & Dairy Science
      • Animal Husbandry
      • Dairy Science
    • Horticulture
      • Fruit Science
      • Vegetable Science
      • Floriculture and Landscaping
      • Plantation Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
      • Irrigation Water Management
  • PhD Fisheries
    • Aquaculture
    • Fish Processing Technology
    • Aquatic Environment Management
    • Fisheries Resources Management
    • Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology
    • Fisheries Extension
  • PhD Agricultural Biotechnology
    • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • PhD Agricultural Engineering
    • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
    • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
    • Process and Food Engineering
    • Farm Power and Machinery
    • Renewable Energy Sources
  • PhD Food Technology 
    • Food Science and Technology

MCAER Pune PhD Admission 2022-23 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have completed a Master’s Degree in the relevant field from any recognized University and having appearing the Common Entrance Test in related subject conducted by MAUEB, Pune for the year 2022-23.
  • For subject wise requirements read information brochure.

MCAER Pune PhD Admission 2022-23 Important Dates

Application forms and prospectus shall be made available16 January 2023
Last date of submission of application31 January 2022
Display of provisional Merit List on SMB & MCAER website02 Feb 2023
Period of online grievances03-06 Feb 2023
Display of Final Merit List on SMB & MCAER Web site08 Feb 2023
Display of First Round allotment list10 Feb 2023
Display of Second Round allotment list (with conversion)16 Feb 2023
Display of Vacancy positions for Third Admission round22 Feb 2023
Third Admission Round24-25 Feb 2023
Commencement of classes27 Feb 2023

MCAER Pune PhD Admission Application Process 2022-23

  • Application forms and prospectus shall be made available w.e.f. 16th January 2023 on
  • For more details regarding Eligibility, Colleges, intake capacity, reservation of seats, etc., please refer to the Prospectus for the Academic Year 2022-23 which is available on

Application Fee

For Open Categories Rs. 2000/-
For SC/ST/VJ (a)*/NT(b)*/NT(o)*/NT(d)*/OBC/ SBC/EWS Categories [*Requires Non Creamy layer Certificate] Rs. 1000/-

Selection Process

  • Ph. D. admissions are strictly on merit basis on marks obtained in the Common Entrance Test (CET) of respective faculty for the current year conducted by Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Examination Board (MAUEB) and CGPA of the qualifying PG degree examination in the proportion of 70:30.
  • Accordingly, Minimum 65% (6.5 out of 10 point scale) are compulsory for open category and Minimum 60% (6.0 out of 10 point scale) for schedule caste (SC), schedule tribe(ST), VJ(a), NT(b), NT(c), NT(d), Other backward class (OBC), Special Backward Category (SBC), Economically weaker section(EWS), Persons with Disability(PWD) and Orphan candidate.

Important Links

NotificationClick Here
PhD Seat Distribution and RoasterClick Here
ProspectusClick Here
Application FormClick Here
MCAER Pune WebsiteClick Here
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Important Dates

Application forms and prospectus shall be made available17 January 2022
Last date of submission of application25 January 2022