Punjab Agriculture University – PAU Ludhiana PhD Admission 2022-23: Dates, Application, Entrance

PAU Ludhiana PhD Admission

PAU Ludhiana PhD Admission 2022-23 – Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Ludhiana, Punjab invites application for various PhD Programs for the academic session 2022-23.

Check full details of PAU Ludhiana PhD Admission 2022-23 below here.

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PAU Ludhiana PhD Programs

PhD Programs is offered in the following disciplines –

College of Agriculture

  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Agronomy
  • Biotechnology
  • Entomology
  • Extension Education
  • Food Technology
  • Plant Breeding & Genetics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Soil Science

College of Horticulture & Forestry

  • Horticulture (Floriculture and Landscaping)
  • Horticulture (Full Science)
  • Horticulture (Vegetable Science)

College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology

  • Energy Science & Technology
  • Farm Machinery & Power Engineering
  • Processing and Food Engineering
  • Soil and Water Engineering

College of Basic Sciences & Humanities

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Sociology
  • Zoology

College of Community Science

  • Apparel & Textile Science
  • Family Resource Management
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Home Science Extension & Communication Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies

Punjab Agricultural University PhD Admission 2022-23 Important Dates

EventsDate
Last date for receipt of applications (without late fee)14 October 2022
Last date for receipt of applications (with late fee of Rs.1000/-)21 October 2022
Admit Card Availability7 days before test

PAU Ludhiana PhD Entrance Exam Schedule 2022

College of Agriculture

ProgramsEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Agricultural MeteorologyPET-Agromet14 Nov 202215 Nov 2022
AgronomyPET-Agri08 Dec 202209 Dec 2022
BiotechnologyPET-Biotech21 Nov 202222 Nov 2022
EntomologyPET-Agri08 Dec 202209 Dec 2022
Extension EducationPET-Agri08 Dec 202209 Dec 2022
Food TechnologyPET-Agri08 Dec 202209 Dec 2022
Plant Breeding & GeneticsPET-Agri08 Dec 202209 Dec 2022
Plant PathologyPET-Agri08 Dec 202209 Dec 2022
Soil SciencePET-Agri08 Dec 202209 Dec 2022

College of Horticulture & Forestry

ProgramsEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Horticulture (Fruit Science)PET-Agri08 Dec 202209 Dec 2022
Horticulture (Vegetable Science)PET-Agri08 Dec 202209 Dec 2022
Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping)PET-Agri08 Dec 202209 Dec 2022

College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology

ProgramsEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Energy Science & TechnologyPET-EST14 Nov 202215 Nov 2022
Farm Machinery & Power EngineeringPET-AE21 Nov 202222 Nov 2022
Processing & Food EngineeringPET-AE21 Nov 202222 Nov 2022
Soil & Water EngineeringPET-AE21 Nov 202222 Nov 2022

College of Basic Sciences & Humanities

ProgramsEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Agricultural EconomicsPET-Agri08 Dec 202209 Dec 2022
BiochemistryPET-Basic Sciences30 Nov 202201 Dec 2022
BotanyPET-Basic Sciences30 Nov 202201 Dec 2022
Business AdministrationPET-Basic Sciences30 Nov 202201 Dec 2022
ChemistryPET-Basic Sciences30 Nov 202201 Dec 2022
MicrobiologyPET-Basic Sciences30 Nov 202201 Dec 2022
SociologyPET-Agri08 Dec 202209 Dec 2022
ZoologyPET-Basic Sciences30 Nov 202201 Dec 2022

College of Community Science

ProgramsEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Apparel & Textile SciencePET-Community Science24 Nov 202225 Nov 2022
Family Resource ManagementPET-Community Science24 Nov 202225 Nov 2022
Food & NutritionPET-Community Science24 Nov 202225 Nov 2022
Extension Education & Communication ManagementPET-Community Science24 Nov 202225 Nov 2022
Human Development & Family StudiesPET-Community Science24 Nov 202225 Nov 2022

Eligibility Criteria for Punjab Agricultural University PhD Admission 2022-23

College of Agriculture

The minimum qualifications for admission to Ph.D. programme (other than inservice candidates and ICAR nominees) shall be an OCPA of 7.00 out of 10.00 or 70% marks or equivalent at Master’s level and an OCPA of 6.00 out of 10.00 or 60% marks or equivalent at Bachelor’s level.

College of Horticulture & Forestry

The minimum qualifications for admission to Ph.D. programme (other than inservice candidates and ICAR nominees) shall be an OCPA of 7.00 out of 10.00 or 70% marks or equivalent at Master’s level and an OCPA of 6.00 out of 10.00 or 60% marks or equivalent at Bachelor’s level.

College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology

The minimum qualifications for admission to Ph.D. programme (other than inservice candidates and ICAR nominees) under the faculty shall be an OCPA of 7.00 out of 10.00 or 70% marks or equivalent in M.Tech. and an OCPA of 6.00 out of 10.00 or 60% marks or equivalent at Bachelor’s level.

College of Basic Sciences & Humanities

The minimum qualifications for admission to Ph.D. programme (other than inservice candidates and ICAR nominees) in the faculty of Basic Sciences & Humanities shall be an OCPA of 7.00 out of 10.00 or 70% marks or equivalent at the M.Sc. and OCPA of 6.00 out of 10.00 or 60% marks or equivalent at Bachelor’s level.

College of Community Science

The minimum qualifications for admission to Ph.D. programme (other than inservice candidates and ICAR nominees) shall be an OCPA of 7.00 out of 10.00 or 70% marks or equivalent at Master’s level in the respective discipline and 6.00 out of 10.00 or 60% marks or equivalent at graduation level. The graduation degree should be of 4-year (B.Sc. Home Science / B.Sc. (Hons) Home Science / B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science / B.Sc. (Hons) Nutrition & Dietetrics).

For inservice candidates and subject wise eligibility criteria refer to prospectus.

Reservations

Reservation for various categories of candidates shall be as under:

  • Candidates qualifying All India Competitive Examination AICE-JRF/SRF(PGS) conducted by ICAR – 25%
  • Nominees from foreign countries (against additional seats)
  • The admission to Ph.D. programme shall be on All-India basis.
  • The inservice candidates from PAU or sponsored by other Institutes are not required to appear in the entrance test for admission to Ph.D. programme and their candidature in general category will not be considered. 20% seats (minimum one seat in each discipline shall be reserved) for inservice candidates of PAU on the basis of their seniority (only the senior most inservice candidates of a particular discipline will be considered for admission to Ph.D. programme as an inservice candidate) and the inservice candidates other than from PAU will be admitted against additional seats. The minimum qualifications for admission to Ph.D. programme for inservice candidate will remain the same.
  •  In Ph.D. programme, 25% seats (subject wise) for SC/ST and 10% seats (college wise) for BC candidates shall be reserved.

PAU Ludhiana PhD Entrance Test Deatils

Exam Pattern

  • The question booklet will have two parts: Part-A and Part-B to be attempted in 3 hours. Weightage for Part-A and Part-B will be 60% and 20%, respectively.
  • Part-A will carry 150 multiple choice questions (MCQs) to be attempted on the OMR sheet. Each correct answer will carry one mark whereas 1/4 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Part-B will contain two subjective type questions to be attempted in the space provided along with the questions in the question booklet.
  • Minimum 20% marks are required in the Entrance Test to be called for Counselling / Interview in Part-A and Part-B, individually.
  • Merit list will be prepared on the basis of:
    • Performance in the Entrance Examination 80% (60% MCQ + 20% subjective)
    • Master’s Research by Thesis & Quality of Thesis 10%
    • Interview 10%

Syllabus

PET Syllabus

Punjab Agricultural University PhD Admission 2022-23 Application Process

  • Candidates can apply online / offline for the PhD Admission 2022-23 at University Website.
  • Read prospectus carefully before filling application form.

Application Fees

Online mode of ApplicationApplicants have to pay Rs.5640/- for each Entrance Test that includes Downloaded Prospectus Charges + Entrance Test Fee for Each Test
Offline Mode of ApplicationApplicants have to pay Rs.4200/- for each Entrance Test in addition to the cost of the Prospectus (Rs.2120/- at the Counter or Rs.2260/- by Post).

Selection Process

Minimum percentage of marks required to be obtained in the Entrance Test to be called for Counselling/Interview are 20% (with negative marking) in MCQ & 20% in Subjective test individually.

Basis of Admissions

Performance in the Entrance Exam80% (60% MCQ + 20% subjective)
Masters’ Research by Thesis & Quality of Thesis10%
Interview10%

Note:

  • Ph.D. students will be sent to other universities/institutes from various departments for their 1st semester. The candidates will be informed about the name of other university / institute and the date of their registration at the time of counselling.
  • The ICAR nominees/foreign students and those students who obtain their Masters’ degrees from a University/Institution other than PAU will have the option to study a semester course at PAU or in other specified SAU’s.
  • If any graduate is awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for M.Sc. by ICAR/CSIR/UGC or any other Government organization and if such a student seeks admission, he/she will be admitted in the University against additional seat without entrance test in the concerned discipline, provided he/ she fulfils the minimum requirements. The candidates from other States, who have won the above fellowship, will also be given admission against additional seats likewise.
  • When a student is admitted to a department or a discipline other than the one in which he/she had taken elective in his/her undergraduate programme, he/she shall be required to take all elective courses in the undergraduate programme which are prescribed for the subject in which he/she is admitted for the Master’s degree, which he/she has not taken before. These will be over and above the minimum graduation requirements for the programme. In case of a pure science graduate admitted to a department, the head of the department will decide which of the elective courses in the undergraduate programme should be taken by him/her.
  • No candidate, who has received a stipend as an inservice candidate or who has done his/her M.Sc. on study leave, shall be admitted to Ph.D. programme unless he/she has completed the period of service he/she is bound to for the money received for his/her M.Sc. Such candidates, however, can be considered for admission if they return the money received prior to the last date for receipt of applications.
  • The candidates, who are awarded fellowship by ICAR/CSIR/UGC through competitive examinations, will be admitted to the Ph.D. programme of the University against additional seats in the concerned discipline without Entrance Test conducted by PAU. The candidates who have not been awarded Fellowship but cleared the examination conducted by ICAR/CSIR/UGC are required to appear in the Entrance Test and Interview conducted by PAU for admission to Ph.D. programme.
  • The particulars of the candidates recommended by Selection Committee shall be placed before the Academic Council which will finalize the list of candidates to be admitted.
  • Marks given for the interview are for the purpose of selection only and are not to be considered for the grant of Fellowship

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Schedule for Punjab Agricultural University PhD Admission 2021

EventsDate
Last date for receipt of applications (without late fee)14 Oct 2021
Last date for receipt of applications (with late fee of Rs.1000/-)21 Oct 2021
Admit Card Availability7 days before test
Release of selection list for Ph.D admissionto be announced

Exam Schedule

College of Agriculture

ProgrammeEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Agricultural MeteorologyPET-Agromet08 Nov 202109 Nov 2021
AgronomyPET-Agri29 Nov 202130 Nov 2021
BiotechnologyPET-Biotech11 Nov 202112 Nov 2021
EntomologyPET-Agri29 Nov 202130 Nov 2021
Extension EducationPET-Agri29 Nov 202130 Nov 2021
Food TechnologyPET-Agri29 Nov 202130 Nov 2021
Plant Breeding & GeneticsPET-Agri29 Nov 202130 Nov 2021
Plant PathologyPET-Agri29 Nov 202130 Nov 2021
Soil SciencePET-Agri29 Nov 202130 Nov 2021

College of Horticulture & Forestry

ProgrammeEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Horticulture (Fruit Science)PET-Agri29 Nov 202130 Nov 2021
Horticulture (Vegetable Science)PET-Agri29 Nov 202130 Nov 2021
Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping)PET-Agri29 Nov 202130 Nov 2021

College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology

ProgrammeEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Energy Science & TechnologyPET-EST08 Nov 202109 Nov 2021
Farm Machinery & Power EngineeringPET-AE11 Nov 202112 Nov 2021
Processing & Food EngineeringPET-AE11 Nov 202112 Nov 2021
Soil & Water EngineeringPET-AE11 Nov 202112 Nov 2021

College of Basic Sciences & Humanities

ProgrammeEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Agricultural EconomicsPET-Agri29 Nov 202130 Nov 2021
BiochemistryPET-Basic Sciences22 Nov 202123 Nov 2021
BotanyPET-Basic Sciences22 Nov 202123 Nov 2021
Business AdministrationPET-Basic Sciences22 Nov 202123 Nov 2021
ChemistryPET-Basic Sciences22 Nov 202123 Nov 2021
MicrobiologyPET-Basic Sciences22 Nov 202123 Nov 2021
SociologyPET-Basic Sciences29 Nov 202130 Nov 2021
ZoologyPET-Basic Sciences22 Nov 202123 Nov 2021

College of Community Science

ProgrammeEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Apparel & Textile SciencePET-Community Science16 Nov 202117 Nov 2021
Family Resource ManagementPET-Community Science16 Nov 202117 Nov 2021
Food & NutritionPET-Community Science16 Nov 202117 Nov 2021
Extension Education & Communication ManagementPET-Community Science16 Nov 202117 Nov 2021
Human Development & Family StudiesPET-Community Science16 Nov 202117 Nov 2021

PAU Ludhiana PhD Admission 2020-21

Punjab Agricultural University PhD Admission 2020 Important Dates

EventsDate
Last date for receipt of applications (without late fee)26th October 2020
Last date for receipt of applications (with late fee of Rs.1000/-)02nd November 2020
Admit Card Availability7 days before test

Exam Schedule

College of Agriculture

ProgramsEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Agricultural MeteorologyPET-Agromet19 Nov 202020 Nov 2020
AgronomyPET-Agri07 Dec 202008 Dec 2020
BiotechnologyPET-Biotech23 Nov 202024 Nov 2020
EntomologyPET-Agri07 Dec 202008 Dec 2020
Extension EducationPET-Agri07 Dec 202008 Dec 2020
Food TechnologyPET-Agri07 Dec 202008 Dec 2020
Plant Breeding & GeneticsPET-Agri07 Dec 202008 Dec 2020
Plant PathologyPET-Agri07 Dec 202008 Dec 2020
Soil SciencePET-Agri07 Dec 202008 Dec 2020

College of Horticulture & Forestry

ProgramsEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Horticulture (Fruit Science)PET-Agri07 Dec 202008 Dec 2020
Horticulture (Vegetable Science)PET-Agri07 Dec 202008 Dec 2020
Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping)PET-Agri07 Dec 202008 Dec 2020

College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology

ProgramsEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Energy Science & TechnologyPET-EST19 Nov 202020 Nov 2020
Farm Machinery & Power EngineeringPET-AE23 Nov 202024 Nov 2020
Processing & Food EngineeringPET-AE23 Nov 202024 Nov 2020
Soil & Water EngineeringPET-AE23 Nov 202024 Nov 2020

College of Basic Sciences & Humanities

ProgramsEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Agricultural EconomicsPET-Agri07 Dec 202008 Dec 2020
BiochemistryPET-Basic Sciences10 Dec 202011 Dec 2020
BotanyPET-Basic Sciences10 Dec 202011 Dec 2020
Business AdministrationPET-Basic Sciences10 Dec 202011 Dec 2020
ChemistryPET-Basic Sciences10 Dec 202011 Dec 2020
MicrobiologyPET-Basic Sciences10 Dec 202011 Dec 2020
SociologyPET-Basic Sciences10 Dec 202011 Dec 2020
ZoologyPET-Basic Sciences10 Dec 202011 Dec 2020

College of Community Science

ProgramsEntrance TestEntrance Test DateCounselling/Interview
Apparel & Textile SciencePET-Community Science01 Dec 202002 Dec 2020
Family Resource ManagementPET-Community Science01 Dec 202002 Dec 2020
Food & NutritionPET-Community Science01 Dec 202002 Dec 2020
Extension Education & Communication ManagementPET-Community Science01 Dec 202002 Dec 2020
Human Development & Family StudiesPET-Community Science01 Dec 202002 Dec 2020