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Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya - Ph.D. Admission Notification-1, 2020-2021

Doctoral Degree Admission
Admission to Ph.D. Programmes
Session: 2020-2021
Admission Notification-1

    + Important Dates related to Admission

    Particular Time and Date
    Opening date for submission of online application form 19/10/2020
    Closing date for submission of online application form 30/10/2020
    Date of publication of provisional merit list To be notified in the University Website in due course
    Date of counselling, counselling procedure and date of reporting

    + Departments/Subjects of Master Degree Programme

    Candidates may apply for admission to Doctoral Degree Programme in the Faculty of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering for only one subject/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) Fruit 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) Farm Machinery & Power,
      2) Food Engineering,
      3) Post Harvest Engineering

    + Eligibility for Admission

    • Candidates seeking admission to doctoral degree programme in a subject shall have passed Master degree in the same/relevant subject. Candidates must have passed 4-year Bachelor Degree programme followed by 2-year Master Degree examination in Agriculture/Horticulture /Agril. Engineering from duly recognized University. 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 whereas for SC/ST categories, the requirement is at least 50% marks.
    • Agricultural Engineering (M.Tech.):
      In the doctoral degree programme in Agriculture and Horticulture, candidates must have passed Higher Secondary or equivalent examination (10+2) in 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.
      In the doctoral degree programme in Agricultural Engineering, Candidates must have passed Higher Secondary or equivalent examination (10+2) with subjects and minimum marks of 45% for general and OBC candidates and 40% for SC/ST candiadtes.
    • No candidate who might have obtained his or her Master Degree from any University where the concerned Faculty/College/Programme is not accredited by ICAR or State Government aided or AICTE approved shall be eligible for admission to doctoral degree programme.
    • Applicants having Master degree from other University will have to produce a certificate from appropriate authority mentioning that his/her Faculty/College/Programme in the university is either ICAR-accredited or State Government aided or AICTE approved before taking admission/reporting failing which the candidature will be liable to be cancelled.
    • The candidates with Master Degree of 2-year duration in cognate branches of Science/Technology allied to the concerned subject of 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. degree in Mechanical Engineering after completing 4-year Bachelor Degree in Engineering are eligible for admission to doctoral degree programme in department of Farm machinery and power and the candidates having M.Tech. degree in Chemical/Bio-chemical Engineering after completing 4-year Bachelor Degree in Engineering are eligible for admission to doctoral degree programme in department of Food Engineering.
    • In the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, the candidates must have passed 2-year Master Degree in concerned subjects following 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.
    • All the candidates are required to submit the photocopy of all the transcripts at the time of counseling/reporting for admission.

    + Mode of Application (Online) and Payment of Fees (Online only):

    online through the Viswavidyalaya website ( and application fee is to be paid as per the following rates.
    Application fees once paid will not be refunded.
    Category Fees (Rs.)
    General/OBC Category Rs. 1500/-
    SC/ST Category Rs. 750/-
    Physically Challenged Category Rs. 750/-
    In one application, a candidate applying for Master's Degree Programme can give choice of maximum five subjects of Agriculture and Horticulture and 3 subjects of Agricultural Engineering. The candidates have to apply separately paying prescribed application fees if he/she wants to give choice for more than five (5) subjects of Agriculture and Horticulture.

    + Allotment of Seats (Distribution of University Research Scholarship (2020-21))

    + Allotment of Seats (Distribution of self-financed student and in-service candidate (2020-21))

    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.
    • In absence of eligible candidate under "in-service" category, the same will be filled up from the general merit list as "self-finance" category student for the concerned department.
    • ICAR's nominees will be considered as per prevailing rules.

    + Admission Fees

    A B C D
    Sl. No. Courses Admission Fees
    (including 1st Sem. Fees)
    [Non refundable]
    Hostel Admission Fees for Hosteller
    1. Doctoral Degree
    15,500/- + Tuition Fees + Seat Rent
    (As applicable as per Column 'A', Sl. No. 3)
    14,300/- + Tuition Fees
    (As applicable as per Column 'A', Sl. No. 3)
    2. Doctoral Degree
    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)
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