Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana


The Punjab Agricultural University was established in 1962 to serve the state of erstwhile Punjab. On trifurcation of Punjab in November 1966, Haryana Agricultural University was carved out of PAU by an Act of Parliament in February 1970. Later, in July 1970, Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidalya was established.

In 2006 the College of Veterinary Science was upgraded to become Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University (GADVASU) at Ludhiana.
In recognition of its outstanding achievements in agricultural research, education and extension, it was adjudged the Best Agricultural University in India in 1995.

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses

  1. B.Sc. Agri. (Hons.)
  2. B.Sc.Agri. (Hons.)
  3. B.Tech. (Agril. Engg.)
  4. B.Sc. (Hons.) Home Science
  5. B.Sc. (Hons.) Home Science
  6. B.Sc.(Hons.) Fashion Designing
  7. B.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics
  8. B.Tech. Food Technology (Hons.)
  9. B.Ed

Master’s Courses
Agronomy, Extension Education, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Pomology, Vegetable Crops, Floriculture & Landscaping, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Soils, Food Technology, Forestry, Agril. Meteorology, Agril. Economics, Sociology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Food & Nutrition, Family Resource Management, Clothing & Textiles, Human Development, Home Science Extension
Education, Farm Power & Machinery, Soil & Water Engineering, Processing & Food Engineering, Civil Engineering (Hydrology & Water Resources Engg/Structural Engg.) and Computer Science & Engineering.

  1. M.Sc. Biotechnology
  2. Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  3. 5-Year Integrated M.Sc.(Hons.) programme in the discipline of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Botany and Zoology
  4. Master of Journalism & Mass Communication.

30 Ph.D. programmes

MBA Agribusiness
Diploma Courses(One year Diplomas)

  1. Food Preservation & Baking
  2. Interior Decoration
  3. Fashion designing and Management of Creche & Nursery School ( for Girls only

Post GraduateDiploma Courses

  1. One Year PG Diploma in Agril. Journalism and Mass Communication:
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) 1-Year:
  3. PG Diploma in Computer Applications (on line/correspondence)(for PAU students only)(Dual Degree Programme for PAU undergraduate students Two Year Certificate Course in Agriculture at Gurdaspur:

Admission Process
Procedure for admission to various courses is as under.

A. Undergraduate programmes:
Sr.       Programme                                                                 Entrance Test
1.B.Sc. Agri. (Hons.)                            Common Entrance Test to be conducted by PAU
2.B.Sc. Agri. (Hons.)                                                                No Entrance Test
3.B.Sc. (Hons) Home Sc. 4-year (For girls only)                       No Entrance Test
4.B.Sc. (Hons) Home Sc. 6-year (For girls only)                       No Entrance Test
5.B.Tech. (Agril. Engg.)                             CET to be conducted by the Punjab Technical             University Jalandhar  As communicated by PTU, Jalandhar
4.Diploma in Agriculture                                                           No Entrance Test
5.Diploma in Food Preservation & Baking/
Fashion Designing/                                                                    No Entrance Test
Management of Creche & Nursery Schools/
Interior Decoration
6.PG Diploma in Agricultural Journalism                                    Entrance Test
and Mass CommunicationNo
7.B.Ed.                                                                                    No Entrance Test

B. Master’s Programmes
Programme / Subject                                                 Entrance test 
1.MBA Agribusiness                                                    MET-Agribusiness
2.M.Tech. Farm Power & Machinery
Soil & Water Engg.,
Processing & Agril. Structures,  Civil Engg.
(Hydrology & Water Resources Engg./Structural Engg)
Computer Science & Engg.                                                       No Entrance Test
3.M.Sc. Food & Nutrition,
Family Resource Management,
Human Development,                                                   No Entrance Test
4.M.Sc. Biochemistry, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology  MET-Basic Science
Chemistry                                                                                 MET-Chemistry
Journalism & Mass Communication                                           MET-Journalism
5.M.Sc. Agronomy,Extension Education, Entomology,
Plant Pathology, Pomology, Vegetable Crops,
Floriculture& Landscaping, Plant Breeding & Genetics,             MET-Agriculture
Soils, Food Technology, Forestry, Agril.Meteorology,
Agril. Economics, Sociology

Affiliated Colleges

  1. Constituent colleges
  2. College of Agriculture,
  3. College of Agricultural Engineering,
  4. College of Home science
  5. College of Basic Sciences & Humanities.


Punjab Agricultural University
Ludhiana 141 004

Tel : 0161-2401794, 2401795, 2400955, 2404433
Fax : 0161-2402483, 2400955
Email : [email protected],[email protected]
Website : https://www.pau.edu

VC: Dr Manjeet Singh Kang
Reg: Dr R K Mahey