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Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya - Ph.D. Admission 2019-2020

Ph.D. (Doctoral Degree) Programme
Session: 2019-2020

Admission to Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) Programmes for the session 2019-2020

Online applications are invited from Indian citizens only for admission to Master Degree and Doctoral Degree programmes. The admission will be done through an entrance examination to be held on 06/07/2019 and 13/07/2019 respectively at the University campus at Mohanpur, Nadia. The Syllabus for both the programmes has been displayed on the University website (www.bckv.edu.in) separately.

All the Ph.D. seats, excepting ICAR seats will be filled up in the following manner:
  • Only domicile candidates of West Bengal from the Merit list will be considered for admission under the University Research Scholar (URS) and Self-finance category in each Department. The SC/ST/OBC candidates who are domicile of West Bengal will get the benefit of reservation.
  • The non-domicile students according to the merit list will be considered only for the unfilled seats under Self-finance category in each Department, if any.
  • A student engaged in any Ad-hoc Project may take admission to Doctoral Degree programme provided he / she is found eligible in the Merit List for admission and the Project should continue at least a period of 1 (one) year after the time of admission.

ICARs nominees will be considered as per prevailing rules.
    For Entrance Examination of Doctoral Degree Programme in the Faculty of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering, candidates will have to apply for only one subjects/department according to the following subjects/department under the respective faculty as mentioned below.
    • Faculty of Agriculture:
      1) Agronomy, 2) Plant Pathology, 3) Agril. Entomology, 4) Agril. Economics, 5) Agril. Statistics, 6) Agril. Extension, 7) Genetics & Plant Breeding, 8) Seed Science & Technology, 9) Plant Physiology, 10) Agril. Chem. & Soil Science, 11) Agril. Biochemistry, 12) Agril. Chemicals, 13) Agril. Meteorology & Physics, 14) Soil & Water Conservation, 15) Animal Science, 16) Agril. Biotechnology.
    • Faculty of Horticulture:
      1) Fruits Science, 2) Vegetable Science, 3) Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, 4) Post Harvest Technology, 5) Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops.
    • Faculty of Agricultural Engineering:
      1) Soil & Water Engineering, 2) Farm Machinery & Power, 3) Post Harvest Engineering, 4) Food Engineering.
    Merit list will be prepared according to the following weightage:
    Particular Weightage
    A. Academic and others  
      (a) Higher Secondary (10+2) 10%
      (b) Bachelor Degree 20%
      (c) Master Degree 20%
    B. Entrance Test 50%
    Total 100%

    ELIGIBILITY (Doctoral Degree Programme):
    Candidates must have passed 2-year Master Degree examination in Agriculture / Horticulture / Agril. Engineering from a duly recognized University, following 4-year Bachelor Degree programme with relevant subjects. The students under General and OBC categories must secure Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) of at least 6.50/10.00 in ten-point scale and the students under SC/ST categories must secure OGPA of at least 5.50/10.00 in both Bachelor and Master degree examination. In traditional system where grade-points are not awarded, the General and OBC category candidates must have secured at least 60% marks for, whereas for SC/ST categories the requirement is at least 50% marks.

    The candidates with Master Degree of 2-year duration in cognate branches of Science / Technology allied to the concerned subject Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering (as may be approved by the concerned Board of Studies and PG-UG Council of the respective Faculty) following the required percentage of marks of their Degrees shall be eligible for admission provided they undertake at least 15 credit additional courses at Master Degree level in their basic discipline of study during the tenure of their studentship.

    Candidates passed 2-year Master Degree in cognate branches under traditional system and secured at least 60% marks for General/OBC and 50% for SC/ST candidates in aggregate in related discipline following a 3-year Bachelor Degree with Honours in concerned subject are also eligible for admission excepting in the courses offered by the Faculty of Horticulture and the Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture.

    In the Faculty of Agril. Engineering, the candidates having M.Tech. in Civil/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering after completing 4-year Bachelor Degree in Engineering are eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme in the respective department as cognate branches of Agricultural Engineering.

    In the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, the candidates must have passed 2-year Master Degree in concerned subjects followed by B.V. Sc. and A.H. degree/B.Sc.(Ag.) Hons. with specialization in Animal Husbandry are eligible for admission to Doctoral Degree programme in the Department of Animal Science. Regarding securing of marks for admission to the said courses, contents as stated above will be followed. Other qualifications related to Graduation in the course credit and traditional system would be the same as mentioned above.

    Candidates must have passed Higher Secondary or equivalent examination (10+2)- General stream or Vocational stream securing at least 50% marks in aggregate for General and OBC categories, whereas for SC/ST categories the said requirement is 40% marks.
    Candidates appeared in the final semester of post-graduate programme are also eligible to apply.

    All the candidates are required to submit the photocopy of all the transcripts at the time of counselling for admission.

    + Important Dates

    • Important Dates for Doctoral Degree Admission (Ph.D.):
      Sl. No. Particular Dates
      1. Opening date for Submission of online Application Forms (Tentative) 18/06/2019
      2. Last date of Submission of online Application Forms and online payment of application fees 30/06/2019
      3. Last date of submission of offline payment 02/07/2019
      4. Last date of Correction/modification of online application form 02/07/2019
      5. Date of commencement of generation/download of admit card 10/07/2019
      6. Date of Entrance Examination 13/07/2019
      7. Last date of up-gradation of Application Forms with Master Degree Final marks 20/07/2019
      8. Publication of Merit List 31/07/2019
      9. 1st round Counselling / Admission of Doctoral Degree students at
      J. N. Mukherjee Hall,
      Faculty of Agriculture Building,
      BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia.
      10. Publication of vacant seats, if any 13/08/2019
      11. Interview date for the In-service candidates and publication of result 16/08/2019
      12. 2nd round Counselling / Admission of Doctoral Degree Programme 21/08/2019
      13. Date of Registration & Commencement of 1st semester classes of Ph.D. candidates. 28/08/2019

    + Schedule for Entrance Examination

    For Doctoral Degree programme:
    Group /Subject Date Time Venue
    All subjects 13/07/2019 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon F/ of Ag. Bldg.
    F/of Hort. Bldg.
    F/Ag.Engg. Bldg.

    + Schedule of department-wise Counselling/Admission

    • For Doctoral Degree Programme:
      Date Course Time
      (1st Round)
      Fruits Science 12:00-12.30 P.M.
      Floriculture and Landscape Architecture 12:30-1:00 P.M.
      Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops 1:00-1.30 P.M.
      Postharvest Technology 1:30-2:00 P.M.
      Vegetable Science 2:00-2.30 P.M.
      BREAK 2:30-3:00 P.M.
      All department of Ag. Engineering 3:00 to 4:00 P.M.
      (1st Round)
      Agronomy 12:00-12.45 pm
      Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science 12:45-1.30 P.M.
      Agricultural Entomology 1:30-2.15 pm
      BREAK 2:30-3:00 P.M.
      Plant Pathology 3:00-3.30 P.M.
      (1st Round)
      Plant Physiology 12:00-12.15 pm
      Agricultural Extension 12:15-12.45 pm
      Genetics & Plant Breeding 12:45-1.15 pm
      Seed Science & Technology 1:15 – 1.45 pm
      Ag. Meteorology & Physics 1:45-2:00 P.M.
      BREAK 2:00-2.15 pm
      Ag. Biochemistry 2:15-2.30 P.M.
      Agricultural Chemicals 2:30-2.45 pm
      Agricultural Statistics 2:45-3:00 P.M.
      Agricultural Economics 3:00-3.15 pm
      Soil & Water Conservation 3:15-3.30 P.M.
      Animal Science 3:30-3.45 pm
      Ag. Biotechnology 3:45-4:00 P.M.
      (2nd round)
      counselling/Admission of Doctoral Degree Programme
      for domicile & non-domicile (if vacancy occurs)
      12:00-4:00 P.M.
    NB: If there is any change in the above mentioned dates due to unavoidable circumstances, revised dates will be notified in the University Website (www.bckv.edu.in).

    + Admission Fees

    A B C D
    Sl. No. Courses Admission Fees (including 1st Sem. Fees) [Non refundable]
    Hostel Admission Fees for Hosteller [refundable]
    1. Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) Hosteller : 15,500/- + Tuition Fees +Seat Rent
    (As applicable as per Column ‘A’, Sl. No. 3)
    Dayscholar : 14,300/- + Tuition Fees
    (As applicable as per Column ‘A’, Sl. No. 3)
    2. Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) Tuition Fees per semester:
    • Self Finance/Non-NET/Research Fellow sponsored by the corporate companies = 4,000/-
    • ICAR-SRF/URS = 5,000/-
    • Research Fellow/Associate/Others (Govt. Project) = 8,000/-
    • In-service candidates = 10,000/-
    Seat Rent for Hosteller:
    • Self Finance candidate: 200/-
    • Other than self finance candidate (URS/SRF/JRF/Research Associate/Non-NET Fellow) : 1.5 % (one point five percent) of the scholarship/fellowship but not less than Rs. 200/- (two hundred rupees)


Technical Help Line for online application :
+91 80139 35142 / +91 83349 46845

University Help Line No. :
+91 62899 43669 (M) [Time: 11:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday to Friday

Source : bckv.ac.in

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