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Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya - Admission to M.Sc. (Agriculture)/M.Sc. (Horticulture)/M.Sc. (Forestry) 2022-2023


Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya
Post Graduate Admission
Admission to M.Sc. (Agriculture) / M.Sc. (Horticulture) / M.Sc. (Forestry)
Academic Session: 2022-2023

The candidates, who have passed with the requisite marks as mentioned in the Eligibility Criteria, may submit the application online at www.ubkv.ac.in. for admission to two years M.Sc. (Agriculture) / M.Sc. (Horticulture) / M.Sc. (Forestry) Courses in the following disciplines for the session 2022-2023.

    + Important Dates

    Date of start of submission of application form 03.08.2022 (12:01 A.M.)
    Last date of submission of application form 23.08.2022
    Publication of list of eligible candidate for Entrance Test 25.08.2022
    Entrance Test 01.09.2022 – 02.09.2022
    Publication of Merit List to be notified later
    Date of counseling and admission to be notified later
    Start of classes to be notified later

    + Eligibility Criteria

    • Students passed with three years Bachelors degree course are NOT ELIGIBLE.
    • The minimum age limit for admission to M.Sc. courses is 21 years as on 31.12.2022.
    • Candidates must have passed their Bachelors degree in Agriculture/Horticulture or Forestry or have appeared in final examination in the relevant subject under four year Agriculture/Horticulture/Forestry undergraduate programme from any recognized Indian/Foreign University.
    • Candidates must have obtained at least 60% marks or its equivalent OGPA (6.00 out of 10.00 or 3.40 out of 5.00 or 2.70 out of 4.00 or 2.00 out of 3.00) in Bachelors degree for Unreserved and OBC category and 55% marks or its equivalent OGPA (5.50 out of 10.00 or 3.20 out of 5.00 or 2.50 out of 4.00 or 1.80 out of 3.00) in Bachelors degree for SC/STcandidates.
    • Candidates of Unreserved and OBC categories must have passed their Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent examination with at least 60% marks in aggregate of 5 (five) best subjects including English as compulsory and for SC/ST category candidates the same shall be 50% marks in aggregate of 5 (five) best subjects including English as compulsory.
    [Admission of PWD candidates will be subjected to the fitness certificate issued by the medical officer of the University]

    + Number of Seats

    The number of seats for different disciplines is mentioned below:
    M.Sc. (Agriculture):
    Sl. No. Department Total no. of allotted Seats ICAR Seat
    (25%)
    Upon resultant vacancy University Seats State Domiciled
    (80%)
    Open
    (20%)
    1. Agril. Economics 10 -- -- 10 8
    UR-4
    SC-2
    ST-1
    OBC A- 1
    2
    UR-2
    2. Entomology* 10 3 1: Open- UR-1 7 6
    UR-3
    SC-2
    OBC A- 1
    1
    UR-1
    2: State Domicile- SC-1; Open – UR-1
    3: State Domicile UR-1, SC-1; Open UR-1
    3. Agril. Extension Education* 10 3 1: Open UR-1 7 6
    UR-3
    SC-2
    OBC B- 1
    1
    UR-1
    2: Open UR-1; State Domicile- SC-1
    3: State Domicile UR-1, SC-1; Open UR-1
    4. Agril. Statistics* 10 3 1: State Domicile SC-1 7 6
    UR-3
    SC-1
    OBC A-1
    OBC B- 1
    1
    UR-1
    2: State Domicile- SC-1, Open UR-1
    3: State Domicile SC-1, UR-1; Open UR-1
    5. Agronomy* 10 3 1: Open UR-1 7 6
    UR-3
    SC-2
    OBC A- 1
    1
    UR-1
    2: State Domicile- SC-1; Open UR-1
    3: State Domicile UR-1; SC-1; Open UR-1
    6. Bio-Chemistry 8 -- -- 8 6
    UR-3
    SC-2
    OBC A- 1
    2
    UR-2
    7. Genetics & Plant Breeding* 10 3 1: Open UR-1 7 6
    UR-4
    SC-2
    1
    UR-1
    2: State Domicile- OBC A-1; Open UR-1
    3: State Domicile UR-1; OBC A-1; Open UR-1
    8. Plant Pathology* 10 3 1: State Domicile SC-1 7 6
    UR-4
    SC-1
    OBC B- 1
    1
    UR-1
    2: State Domicile- SC-1; Open UR-1
    3: State Domicile SC-1; OBC A-1; Open UR-1
    9. Seed Science & Technology 8 -- -- 8 6
    UR-3
    SC-2
    OBC B- 1
    2
    UR-2
    10. Soil Science* 10 3 1: Open UR-1 7 6
    UR-4
    SC-2
    1
    UR-1
    2: State Domicile- OBC A-1; Open UR-1
    3: State Domicile UR-1, OBC A-1; Open UR-1
    *In case of students not nominated by the ICAR the seat will be converted to University seat with the stated category mentioned in next column
    M.Sc. (Horticulture):
    Sl. No. Department Total no. of allotted Seats ICAR Seat
    (25%)
    Upon resultant vacancy University Seats State Domiciled
    (80%)
    Open
    (20%)
    1. Floriculture and Landscaping* 8 2 1: State Domicile UR-1 6 5
    UR-2
    SC-1
    ST- 1
    OBC A-1
    1
    UR-1
    2: State Domicile SC-1; Open UR-1
    2. Forestry* 8 2 1: State Domicile UR-1 6 5
    UR-2
    SC-1
    ST- 1
    OBC A-1
    1
    UR-1
    2: State Domicile SC-1; Open UR-1
    3. Fruit Science* 6 2 1: State Domicile SC-1 4 3
    UR-1
    SC-1
    OBC B- 1
    1
    UR-1
    2: State Domicile UR-1, SC-1
    4. Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and* Aromatic Crops 8 2 1: State Domicile UR-1 6 5
    UR-2
    SC-1
    OBC A- 1
    OBC B-1
    1
    UR-1
    2: State Domicile SC-1; Open UR-1
    5. Postharvest Management 4 -- -- 4 3
    SC-2
    OBC B-1
    1
    UR-1
    6. Vegetable Science* 10 3 1: State Domicile OBC A-1 7 6
    UR-3
    SC-1
    ST-1
    OBC B- 1
    1
    UR-1
    2: State Domicile- OBC A-1; Open UR-1
    3: State Domicile SC-1, OBC A-1; Open UR-1
    *In case of students not nominated by the ICAR the seat will be converted to University seat with the stated category mentioned in next column
    • The number of seats may change subject to availability of eligible teacher/Guide in each Department.
    • Students who obtain their Bachelor Degree from any Private College/University* where the particular Faculty/College/Programme is not accredited by ICAR are not eligible for admission to Master Degree Programme. Students need to upload a certificate in prescribed format (see annexure)/ related format of the respective University issued by the Registrar of the University stating that particular degree programme of the concerned college is accredited by ICAR.
    • 02 Seats shall be reserved for Kashmiri migrants over and above the normal student intake.
    • SC/ST/OBC candidates of outside the state of West Bengal shall be treated as General category candidates.
    • Foreign students will be admitted following University Guideline only.
    *Candidates who have passed from private University/College as 1st batch after establishment are exempted from the requirement of accreditation. Those candidates need to submit a declaration from VC/Registrar as per given Annexure - II. However, all the matters related to accreditation of institute shall be decided following latest ICAR guideline regarding this.

    + Application Fees

    Category Application fees
    General/OBC category Rs. 1200/- (for application to one discipline/department)
    For application to additional disciplines/department Rs. 150/- for each
    SC/ ST category Rs. 600/- (for application to one discipline/department)
    For application to additional disciplines/department Rs. 150/- for each
    # No application form without paymentof fee will be considered.

    # Only PWD candidates whose disability percentage are 40% or above, are exempted from application fees.However, there is no PWD seat separately in any department and will be treated as per their respective caste category.
    One seat each for Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Horticulture is reserved for Kashmiri migrants over and above the normal student intake. However, they have to qualify the eligibility criteria as mentioned for General and OBC-B candidates.

    + Guideline for Entrance Test

    • M.Sc. entrance test will be conducted module wise (following ICAR AIEEA PG Major Subject Group) for Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture from the session 2022-23.
      Module Discipline / Department
      Physical Sciences Soil Science
      Agronomy Agronomy
      Plant Sciences Genetics & Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Seed Science & Technology
      Entomology & Nematology Entomology
      Plant Biotechnology Biochemistry
      Social Sciences Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension Education
      Statistical Sciences Agricultural Statistics
      Horticulture Floriculture & Landscaping, Fruit Science, Post Harvest Management, Vegetable Sciences, Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
      Forestry/Agroforestry & Silviculture Forestry
    • The Schedule and venue of Entrance Test is given below-
      Date Time Module Venue
      01.09.2022 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Agronomy Faculty of Agriculture, UBKV,
      Pundibari, Cooch Behar
      01.09.2022 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Physical Science -do-
      01.09.2022 01:00 P.M. - 02:00 P.M. Plant Sciences -do-
      01.09.2022 02:30 P.M. - 03:30 P.M. Entomology & Nematology -do-
      01.09.2022 04:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M. Plant Biotechnology -do-
      02.09.2022 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon Statistical Sciences -do-
      02.09.2022 12:30 P.M. - 01:30 P.M. Social Sciences -do-
      02.09.2022 02:00 P.M. - 03:00 P.M. Horticulture -do-
      02.09.2022 03:30 P.M. - 04:30 P.M. Forestry / Agroforestry &
      Silviculture
      -do-
      *Module wise syllabus is available in the University Website
    • Duration of the Test 1 hour;
      Total marks 60.
    • Questions pattern: MCQ type Questions with four alternatives, each of 1 marks (60x1=60).
    • Qualifying marks of the Entrance Test -
      35% for General, OBC-A & OBC-B categories and 30% for SC, ST categoriesof the Test.
    • There will be negative marks for MCQ is 0.25 for each wrong answer.
    • The final merit list will be prepared based on marks obtained in Higher Secondary (marks of 5 best subjects including English as compulsory), B.Sc. and Entrance test.
    • The syllabus for entrance test in M.Sc. (Agriculture), M.Sc. (Horticulture) and M.Sc. (Forestry) is available in the University Website www.ubkv.ac.in)
Source: ubkv.ac.in

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