Punjab Agricultural University Ph.D Admission 2021: Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) conducts entrance exams for admission to various Ph.D programs for the 2021-2022 session. The selection of candidates is made using an entrance test and interview. Candidates can check the complete details of Punjab Agricultural University Ph.D. Admission 2021 like application form, eligibility criteria, admit card and other information from this page.
Latest: Punjab Agricultural University has started application form for admission to the Ph.D. program. Scroll down to apply.
Punjab Agricultural University Ph.D Admission 2021
Interested candidates can apply online/offline as per the given schedule. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria at least once which is available on the official website or on this page.
Schedule for Punjab Agricultural University Ph.D Admission 2021
|Last date for receipt of applications (without late fee)||14 Oct 2021|
|Last date for receipt of applications (with late fee of Rs.1000/-)||21 Oct 2021|
|Admit Card Availability||7 days before test|
|Release of selection list for Ph.D admission||to be announced|
|Programme||Entrance Test||Entrance Test Date||Counselling/Interview|
|Agricultural Meteorology||PET-Agromet||08 Nov 2021||09 Nov 2021|
|Agronomy||PET-Agri||29 Nov 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|Biotechnology||PET-Biotech||11 Nov 2021||12 Nov 2021|
|Entomology||PET-Agri||29 Nov 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|Extension Education||PET-Agri||29 Nov 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|Food Technology||PET-Agri||29 Nov 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|Plant Breeding & Genetics||PET-Agri||29 Nov 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|Plant Pathology||PET-Agri||29 Nov 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|Soil Science||PET-Agri||29 Nov 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|College of Horticulture & Forestry|
|Horticulture (Fruit Science)||PET-Agri||29 Nov 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|Horticulture (Vegetable Science)||PET-Agri||29 Nov 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping)||PET-Agri||29 Nov 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology|
|Energy Science & Technology||PET-EST||08 Nov 2021||09 Nov 2021|
|Farm Machinery & Power Engineering||PET-AE||11 Nov 2021||12 Nov 2021|
|Processing & Food Engineering||PET-AE||11 Nov 2021||12 Nov 2021|
|Soil & Water Engineering||PET-AE||11 Nov 2021||12 Nov 2021|
|College of Basic Sciences & Humanities|
|Agricultural Economics||PET-Agri||29 Nov 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|Biochemistry||PET-Basic Sciences||22 Nov 2021||23 Nov 2021|
|Botany||PET-Basic Sciences||22 Nov 2021||23 Nov 2021|
|Business Administration||PET-Basic Sciences||22 Nov 2021||23 Nov 2021|
|Chemistry||PET-Basic Sciences||22 Nov 2021||23 Nov 2021|
|Microbiology||PET-Basic Sciences||22 Nov 2021||23 Nov 2021|
|Sociology||PET-Basic Sciences||29 Nov 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|Zoology||PET-Basic Sciences||22 Nov 2021||23 Nov 2021|
|College of Community Science|
|Apparel & Textile Science||PET-Community Science||16 Nov 2021||17 Nov 2021|
|Family Resource Management||PET-Community Science||16 Nov 2021||17 Nov 2021|
|Food & Nutrition||PET-Community Science||16 Nov 2021||17 Nov 2021|
|Extension Education & Communication Management||PET-Community Science||16 Nov 2021||17 Nov 2021|
|Human Development & Family Studies||PET-Community Science||16 Nov 2021||17 Nov 2021|
Punjab Agricultural University Ph.D Admission 2021 Application Form
Candidates are able to apply online / offline for the Ph.D. Admission 2021 at the University website. The direct link to fill the application form is given here.
Apply Online: Click here to fill the online application form.
- Online mode of Application
Applicants have to pay Rs. 5640/- for each Entrance Test that includes the cost of downloaded form/ Prospectus. Candidates can pay this fee either online (credit card/ debit card/ netbanking) or offline (Bank Challan).
- 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).
Irrespective of the mode of application, the filled-in application form along with online fee receipt/ bank challan copy must be sent to “The Registrar, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141 004”.
Punjab Agricultural University Ph.D Admission 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Check the eligibility criteria to be satisfied for Punjab Agricultural University Ph.D Admission 2021 here.
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 an OGPA 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.
Punjab Agricultural University Ph.D Admission 2021 Exam Pattern
As per last year
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.
(b) 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.
(c) Part-B will contain two subjective type questions to be attempted in the space provided along with the questions in the question booklet.
(d) Minimum 20% marks are required in the Entrance Test to be called for Counselling / Interview in Part-A and Part-B, individually.
(e) Merit list will be prepared on the basis of:
i) Performance in the Entrance Examination 80% (60% MCQ + 20% subjective)
ii) Master’s Research by Thesis & Quality of Thesis 10%
iii) Interview 10%
Punjab Agricultural University Ph.D Admission 2021 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”. Offline applicants are required to sign & paste the same photograph on the admit card as pasted on the application form and get the same attested from the Principal /Gazetted officer.
Documents to bring on Exam Day
- Hard copy of Admit Card
- Photo ID Proof
Punjab Agricultural University Ph.D Admission 2021 Result
The Ph.D result 2020 is published online on the university’s official website. After the declaration of result, qualified candidates are called for counselling. For Ph.D. programmes, only those candidates, who obtain 20% marks in the entrance test, are called for counselling/interview.
Tie-Breaker: The following method is used to resolve tie-cases.
- Higher percentage of marks in the qualifying examination.
- If tie persists, candidate senior in age is given preference.
Punjab Agricultural University Ph.D Admission 2021 Counselling
The information about the mode and schedule of counselling/document verification/ interview is put up on the PAU website along with the result of entrance tests. The entrance test qualified candidates have to participate in counselling/interview process. Candidates are required to appear with all the original documents at the counselling/interview venue. The candidates not participating in the counselling/ document verification/interview are not considered for seat allotment.
Punjab Agricultural University Ph.D Admission 2021 Selection Process
The selection process for 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 Examination – 80% (60% MCQ + 20% subjective)
- Masters’ Research by Thesis & Quality of Thesis – 10%
- Interview – 10%
Official website: pau.edu
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