MSc. Agri Biotechnology & M.V.Sc. Entrance of JNU
New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University has invited applications for admission to the Combined Entrance Examination for admission to M.Sc.(Agri.) Biotechnology & M.V.Sc. Programmes of Study in participating institutions, for the academic session 2018-19, to be held from 2 pm to 5 pm on 30th December, 2017 at Centres all over the country and one abroad, as per the list given in the Prospectus, that can be downloaded from https://admissions.jnu.ac.in/.
The Combined Entrance Examination is for admission to the following institutions.
M.Sc. (Agri.) Biotechnology Programme:
- Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat
- Ch. Sarwan Kumar H.P. Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur
- G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant Nagar
- Indira Gandhi Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Raipur
- Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur
- Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Latur (Maharashtra)
- Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar
- Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
- University of Agricultural Sciences, G.K.V.K., Bangalore
- University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad
- Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur
- Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar
- G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar
- Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati
Eligibility for Admission: Applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3/4/5 pattern of education with at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade point average from any recognized university in the concerned subjects shown hereunder against each University. SC/ST and PH applicants need only a pass in the qualifying examination unless otherwise specifically mentioned by any participating University.
Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat: B.Sc. (Agri.), B.Sc (Hort), B. Sc. Agril Biotechnology from any recognized University. Graduates from general stream may also be admitted in case seat remains vacant, however, they will have to undergo extra 20 credit hours bridge course
Ch. Sarwan Kumar H.P. Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur: Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology
G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pant Nagar: Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Horticulture or Forestry. Students from Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. in ZBC/PCM and B.Sc.(Biotechnology) are also eligible
Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur: Agriculture, Biotechnology (Agriculture), Horticulture or Forestry with Bachelor's Degree under 10+2+4 pattern with at least 60% marks or equivalent OGPA
Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur: Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry
Vasantrao Naik Marathwadakrishi Vidyapeeth, Latur (Maharashtra):B. Sc./B. Tech. in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Agri. Biotechnology, Bioinformatics (03/04 Yrs.) from recognized University with minimum CGPA 6.5 on 10 scale or 65% marks
Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar: Applicants must have passed 4 year Bachelor Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture/Forestry from a duly recognized University securing at least 65 % marks in aggregate
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore: Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture / Ag. Biotechnology / Horticulture/ Forestry / Sericulture or B. Tech in Biotechnology / Horticulture / Bioinformatics under 10+2+4 pattern of education with at least 70% marks or equivalent OGPA of 3.00/4.00 or 7.00/10.00 from a Farm University. For SC/ST candidates, a pass in the qualifying degree is sufficient
University Of Agricultural Sciences, G.K.V.K., Bangalore: Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry or Seri-culture or B. Sc. Agril Biotechnology/B. Tech [Biotechnology]/ B. Sc (Ag. Biotech)/ B. Sc (Agri) in Biotechnology from recognized Agriculture/Horticulture/Forestry University
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad: Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, B. Sc. (Agril Biotechnology)/B. Tech (Biotechnology)/B.Sc. (Ag. Biotech.)/B. Sc. (Agri) in Biotechnology from recognized Agricultural/Horticultural/Forestry universities
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur: Bachelor’s degree in Biology (BZC)/ Microbiology/Biotechnology/Agriculture/Horticulture. Candidates with Bachelor Degree in Biology (3 Years duration) will have to spend 3 years in M.Sc. programme
Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar: B.V.Sc.&A.H. degree recognized by Veterinary Council of India with minimum OGPA 6.0/10.0 or equivalent
Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati: B.V.Sc. & A.H. or equivalent degree from a recognized university with minimum CGPA 2.60 in 4.00 scale or 6.00 in 10.00 scale.
Entrance Examination: The entrance examination will be of three hours duration and will consist of two parts, A and B. Part-A will have 60 multiple choice type questions to be answered at the level of 10+2, from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology, each carrying one mark (maximum 60 marks). For each wrong answer, ½ (half) mark will be deducted. Part-B will also have multiple choice questions (100) based on the syllabus detailed in the Prospectus and the candidates will have to attempt 60 questions. Each correct answer will fetch 3 marks while one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
A set of question papers pertaining to the last three years are available at www.jnu.ac.in.
Applications: Applications can be submitted online at https://admissions.jnu.ac.in/ till 11.59 p.m on 13th October, 2017. The list of Examination Centres is given in the Prospectus. Addresses of the Centres of Examination will be available at www.jnu.ac.in, around 15th December, 2017 (Tentative).
Entrance Examination Fee: The entrance examination fee is Rs. 1000/- for General/OBC category and Rs. 500/- for those of SC/ST and Person with Disability categories. The entrance examination fee for Foreign Nationals is US$ 40.00 or Rs. 2640/-. GST, as applicable will have to be paid by all.
Admit Card: Applicants may download their Admit Card from www.jnu.ac.in around 10th December, 2017 and take the Admit Card to the Examination Centre with a copy of latest passport size photograph.
All candidates should check the result at www.jnu.ac.in in the first/second week of February (Tentative).
Selection of the candidates will be done in accordance with their merit in the All India Entrance Examination and the preference of Universities exercised by candidates. In case a candidate has not indicated his/her option for joining a particular university, his/her name will not be considered for that university.
After the merit list is drawn, more than double the number of candidates than the total intake will be informed of their merit rank in the entrance examination. They will also be informed about the total number of seats in each participating University and will be asked to exercise their options through online mode for joining the Universities. An online payment of Rs. 5,000/- (Rs. 2,500/- in the case of SC, ST, PWD candidates) as initial security deposit has to be paid online.
After allotment of seats, JNU will send intimation to the candidates about their allotment of the university and also to the concerned participating university to which the candidate has been selected. Once allotment of University is made, other options of the universities given by the candidate shall stand frozen.
Candidates should check the allotment of university at www.jnu.ac.in, in the first/second week of March (Tentative). The participating university will then inform the candidate about the complete admission procedure and schedule of their university as well as the amount of fee etc. to be deposited by the candidate.
The initial security deposit already sent by the candidate through demand draft to JNU will be sent to the concerned University for refund to the students after first semester.
A candidate who does not join the concerned University or withdraw after joining during the first semester, after the candidate is offered admission, the initial deposit of Rs. 5,000/- and Rs.2,500/- for General/OBC and SC/ST/PWD categories respectively, will stand forfeited.
The initial security deposit of Rs. 5,000/-, (Rs. 2,500/- in the case of SC/ST, PWD candidates) will be refunded in full to those of the candidates who are not offered admission to any of the participating university.
Reservation: 15%, 7½% and 5% of seats will be reserved for SC, ST and Person with Disability (PWD) candidates (with not less than 40% disability) respectively. OBC reservation, wherever applicable, will be implemented as per the policy of each participating University.
Concession for Kashmiri Migrants: 10% marks will be added to the overall marks scored by a Kashmiri migrant candidate in the Entrance Examination. After adding 10% marks, in case he/she is covered in the cut-off point in the merit list, he/she will be offered admission strictly in accordance with his/her inter-se merit along with other candidates subject to his/her meeting the minimum prescribed eligibility requirements and also subject to his/her producing valid registration documents issued by the notified authorities certifying the candidate’s Kashmiri Migrant status.
Studentship Support: All selected students for M.Sc. (Agri.) Biotechnology will paid Rs. 7500/- studentship and for M.V.Sc. Programme will paid Rs. 12,000/- studentship under DBT Support.
For more details, visit https://admissions.jnu.ac.in/