Applications are invited from FOREIGN / NRI/ PIO/ SAARC/ ASIAN/ AFRICAN Nationals for admission in Masters/Ph.D. programmes of Agriculture and Allied Sciences for session 2020-21

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Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University

Pusa, Samastipur (Bihar) – 848125

Advt.No. 03/2019/Reg./Admission                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dated 08-11-2019

ADMISSION NOTICE

Applications are invited from FOREIGN / NRI/ PIO/ SAARC/ ASIAN/ AFRICAN Nationals for admission in Masters/Ph.D. programmes of Agriculture and Allied Sciences for session 2020-21.

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Dy. Registrar (Academic)
RPCAU, Pusa

GUIDELINES FOR ADMISSION OF FOREIGN /NRI/ PIO/ SAARC/ ASIAN/ AFRICAN NATIONALS FOR

POST GRADUATE AND PH.D. PROGRAMMES.

RPCAU Pusa, Samastipur Bihar invites application from motivated students for admission to Masters / Ph.D. programmes in different disciplines.

A. Post-Graduate Degree Programmes

1. Biotechnology & Molecular Biology 12. Horticulture (Vegetable Science)
2. Agril. Economics 13. Home Science Extension &Community Management
3. Agronomy 14. MBA ( Rural Management)
4. Aquaculture 15. MBA (Agri- Business)
5. Botany & Plant Physiology 16. Microbiology
6. Entomology 17. Plant Breeding and Genetics
7. Extension Education 18. Plant Pathology
8. Farm Machinery and Power Engineering 19. Processing and Food Engineering
9. Fisheries Resource Management 20. Statistics, Mathematics &Computer Applications
10 Food and Nutrition 21. Soil and water Engineering
11. Horticulture(Fruit Science) 22. Soil Science

 

B. Ph.D. Degree Programmes

1. Agriculture Biotech 6. Extension Education
2. Agril. Economics 7. Plant Breeding and Genetics
3. Agronomy 8. Plant Pathology
4. Botany and Plant Physiology 9. Soil Science
5. Entomology

 

C. ELIGIBILITY

    ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Sl.No Name of the programme Minimum qualification
1 M.Sc. (Ag.)/ M.Sc. (Agril. Biotech.)  2  years duration B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture(4 years course)/B.Tech(Biotech)(4years course) for M.Sc. (Agril. Biotech.) course Only, With minimum 60 % marks or 7.0 OGPA on 10 points scale or equivalent.
2 M.Tech.(Agril Engg.)   2  years duration B.Tech. (Agril.Engg.)4 years course with minimum 60 % marks or 7.0 OGPA on 10 points scale or equivalent
3 M.F.Sc.    2  years duration B.F.Sc.(4 years course) with minimum 60 % marks or 7.0 OGPA on 10 points scale or equivalent
4 M.Sc. (H.Sc.) 2  years duration B.Sc.(HomeScience/Community Science) 4 years course with minimum 60 % marks or 7.0 OGPA on 10 points scale or equivalent.
5 M.B.A.(Agri-Business)/Rural Management

2  years duration

Bachelor’s degree (4 years course) in Agriculture & Allied sciences with minimum 60 % marks or 7.0 OGPA on 10 points scale or equivalent.
6 Ph.D. 3 years duration Master’s degree In concerned Subject under (10+2+4 System) with minimum 60 % marks or 7.0 OGPA on 10 points scale or equivalent.


All those candidates who are appearing in their final year of qualifying degree may also apply if their degree to be completed by the date of final admission.

D. AGE LIMIT

The minimum age for admission shall be 21 years as on 31st July 2020 but not more than 50 years. No relaxation is admissible regarding the minimum age limit.

E. SELECTION PROCEDURE

 (a) Academic Attainments (Record)

Weightage for academic attainments (High School to terminal degree) would be 70%.

(b) Interview

The weightage for interview is 30%. Candidates will be called for interview in the ratio of maximum 1:4 (No. of seats: No. of students called for interview).

Selection of candidate will be based on academic score as per guideline framed by the University and personal interview. The weightage of Academic score and personal Interview will be 70:30. The entire process will be done through a selection committee. Final selection will be based on cumulative score. The decision of the university selection committee will be final. All the Ph.D. Candidates will have to show a power point presentation on his future work plan.

A student selected under this category will have to abide by all the rules and regulations applicable to a student under normal category.

F. Course Fee and expenses

The fee structures for the FOREIGN / NRI / PIO/ SAARC/ ASIAN/ AFRICAN nationals are as below.

Mode of Payment: Online/Debit/Credit Card

Category Tuition fee Hostel fee Miscellaneous fee Caution Money(refundable)
Foreign nationals from other than SAARC/ASIAN/ AFRICAN 1500 US $ per Semester 750 US $ per semester 300 US $ Annually 300 US $
SAARC/ ASIAN/ AFRICAN national 1000 US $ per Semester 750 US$ per semester 300 US $ Annually 300 US $
NRI / PIO/ Children of Indian worker in Gulf 1200 US $ per Semester 750 US$ per semester 300 US $ Annually 300 US $
  • Food, travel and other personal expenses are not included in this fee which will be payable in INR.

G. Applying Procedure

Candidate will have to apply through Email (in a single PDF only). The desirous students will submit their duly filled application form along with self attested documents mentioned below, through Email dyregistrar.acad@rpcau.ac.in.  Names of the candidates shortlisted for interview in Master/Ph.D. programmes will be published in RPCAU website. The interview may be held through electronic media/ video conference/skype and shortlisted candidate will be informed accordingly on their email.

  1. Self attested copy of all academic mark sheets (X, XII & Graduation / Post-Graduation) or equivalent degree.
  2. Self attested transcripts of all the courses.
  3. Two recommendation letter from the faculty members who have taught / guided in different capacity.
  4. Scanned copy of all passport pages having official entries.
  5. Medical fitness certificate.
  6. Statement of purpose (300-500 words) for Ph.D. programme.
  7. Two passport size color photograph.
  8. Proof of English Proficiency.

H. Residence

            The residence in the hostel is compulsory for all students admitted in this programme.

I. Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English only.

J. Visa and No-objection Certificates

The persons entering India on student visa / Research Visa for higher education     will be eligible for admission. They must obtain NOC from the ministry of external affair, Govt. of India.

K. Modes of Admission

i. Self financing – Applicants can directly apply to RPCAU, Pusa Samastipur, Bihar, India subject to clearance from DARE/  MHRD, Govt of India.

ii. Foreign candidates holding Govt. of India scholarships seeking admission as ICAR nominees.

iii. Foreign candidates sponsored by their governments with scholarships seeking admission as ICAR nominees.

iv. Students under MOU

Admission will be made in accordance with the terms and conditions laid down in the MOU agreed between RPCAU, Pusa, Samastipur,Bihar , India and the concerned university / Institute abroad.

v. Students under cultural exchange fellowship programmes.

Those students seeking admission under the cultural exchange programme of Government of India are required to approach the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Azad Bhawan I.P. State New Delhi, India need to follow the application process laid down by ICCR (www.iccr.gov.in) and apply using the application form stipulated by ICCR, in the event of their selection, the Council will be informed about their selection.

Before the confirmation of admission, candidates have to produce their certified academic details and financial viability certificate by the guardian/parents of the candidate to meet out the university course fee.

  1. Applications incomplete in any respect will not be considered and will liable to be rejected.
  2. A scan copy of duly filled application form along with self attested copies of each certificate and or documents (English version  only) should be E-mail in a single PDF only to acad@rpcau.ac.in
  3. For any query/correspondence the candidate may contact on the following address.

Dy. Registrar (Academics)
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agril. University
Pusa, Samastipur – 848125, Bihar

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