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PhD Admission 2020 at Punjab Agriculture University, Eligibility, Fees, Selection

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Punjab Agriculture University PhD Admission 2020 - Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) offers admission to PhD Programs offered in various disciplines for the academic session 2020-21

Candidates can check the complete details of Punjab Agricultural University PhD Admission 2020 like application form, eligibility criteria, admit card and other information from the page below.

PhD Disciplines offered

  • PhD Programs on all India basis is offered in the following disciplines
  • Agricultural, Meteorology, Agronomy, Biotechnology, Entomology, Extension Education, Food Technology, Horticulture (Floriculture and Landscaping), Horticulture (Full Science), Horticulture (Vegetable Science), Plant Breeding & Genetics, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Energy Science & Technology, Farm Machinery & Power Engineering, Processing and Food Engineering, Soil and Water Engineering, Apparel & Textile Science, Family Resource Management, Food & Nutrition, Home Science Extension & Communication Management, Human Development, Agricultural Economics, Biochemistry, Botany, Business Administration, Chemistry, Microbiology, Sociology and Zoology

Punjab Agricultural University PhD Admission 2020 Important Dates

Events

Date

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 Availability

7 days before test

Exam Schedule

Programs

Entrance Test

Entrance Test Date

Counselling/Interview

College of Agriculture

Agricultural Meteorology

PET-Agromet

19 Nov 2020

20 Nov 2020

Agronomy

PET-Agri

07 Dec 2020

08 Dec 2020

Biotechnology

PET-Biotech

23 Nov 2020

24 Nov 2020

Entomology

PET-Agri

07 Dec 2020

08 Dec 2020

Extension Education

PET-Agri

07 Dec 2020

08 Dec 2020

Food Technology

PET-Agri

07 Dec 2020

08 Dec 2020

Plant Breeding & Genetics

PET-Agri

07 Dec 2020

08 Dec 2020

Plant Pathology

PET-Agri

07 Dec 2020

08 Dec 2020

Soil Science

PET-Agri

07 Dec 2020

08 Dec 2020

College of Horticulture & Forestry

Horticulture (Fruit Science)

PET-Agri

07 Dec 2020

08 Dec 2020

Horticulture (Vegetable Science)

PET-Agri

07 Dec 2020

08 Dec 2020

Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping)

PET-Agri

07 Dec 2020

08 Dec 2020

College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology

Energy Science & Technology

PET-EST

19 Nov 2020

20 Nov 2020

Farm Machinery & Power Engineering

PET-AE

23 Nov 2020

24 Nov 2020

Processing & Food Engineering

PET-AE

23 Nov 2020

24 Nov 2020

Soil & Water Engineering

PET-AE

23 Nov 2020

24 Nov 2020

College of Basic Sciences & Humanities

Agricultural Economics

PET-Agri

07 Dec 2020

08 Dec 2020

Biochemistry

PET-Basic Sciences

10 Dec 2020

11 Dec 2020

Botany

PET-Basic Sciences

10 Dec 2020

11 Dec 2020

Business Administration

PET-Basic Sciences

10 Dec 2020

11 Dec 2020

Chemistry

PET-Basic Sciences

10 Dec 2020

11 Dec 2020

Microbiology

PET-Basic Sciences

10 Dec 2020

11 Dec 2020

Sociology

PET-Basic Sciences

10 Dec 2020

11 Dec 2020

Zoology

PET-Basic Sciences

10 Dec 2020

11 Dec 2020

College of Community Science

Apparel & Textile Science

PET-Community Science

01 Dec 2020

02 Dec 2020

Family Resource Management

PET-Community Science

01 Dec 2020

02 Dec 2020

Food & Nutrition

PET-Community Science

01 Dec 2020

02 Dec 2020

Extension Education & Communication Management

PET-Community Science

01 Dec 2020

02 Dec 2020

Human Development & Family Studies

PET-Community Science

01 Dec 2020

02 Dec 2020

Eligibility Criteria for Punjab Agricultural University PhD Admission 2020

For candidates other than in-service candidates and ICAR nominees:

The minimum qualifications for admission to Ph.D. programme shall be an OCPA of 7.00 or 70% marks or equivalent at Master’s level and an OCPA of 5.50 or 55% marks or equivalent at Bachelor’s level.

For in-service and ICAR candidates

The minimum qualifications for admission to Ph.D programme shall be an OCPA of 6.50 or equivalent at the M.Sc. level and OCPA of 5.50 or a GPA of 2.00 or equivalent at the Bachelor’s level

For the purpose of admission to Ph.D programme, an inservice candidate shall be an employee of PAU or Punjab Govt. or Union Territory of Chandigarh having at least five years experience of Teaching/ Research/Extension out of which at least three years should be after obtaining M.Sc. degree on the last date of receipt of applications.

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%

Punjab Agricultural University PhD Admission 2020 Application Process

  • Candidates can apply online / offline for the PhD Admission 2020 at University Website
  • The direct link to fill the application form was also given here as per scheduled date. The application form for PAU PhD Admission 2020 will be available at www.pau.edu

Application Fees

Online mode of Application

Applicants have to pay Rs.5640/- for each Entrance Test that includes the cost of downloaded form/Prospectus.

Offline Mode of Application

Applicants 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).

Payment Mode

Candidates can pay this fee either online (credit card/ debit card/ netbanking) or offline (Bank Challan).

Selection Process

  • The selection process for the Ph.D program is mentioned below.
  • 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 Exam

80% (60% MCQ + 20% subjective)

Masters’ Research by Thesis & Quality of Thesis

10%

Interview

10%

Admit Card

  • Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Admit Card for PET Exam is released online on PAU’s website 7 days before the date of the entrance exam
  • Candidates can download their admit card by entering their “Date of Birth” & “Student UID or Prospectus No”

Documents to bring on Exam Day

a)

Hard copy of Admit Card

b)

Photo ID Proof

 

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

 

 

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