Information Brochure -2021 - SKUAST

Page created by Darren Mendez
Information Brochure -2021 - SKUAST
Information Brochure -2021
Information Brochure -2021 - SKUAST

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (SKUAST) was
established with headquarter at Shalimar in August, 1982 through an Act of erstwhile
Jammu & Kashmir State Legislature with the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir as
its jurisdiction. However, an amendment in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural
Sciences and Technology Act 1982 was promulgated through SRO-408 dated 20-09-
1999, wherein SKUAST was bifurcated in SKUAST-Jammu & SKUAST-Kashmir with
restriction of the territorial jurisdiction to Jammu and Kashmir provinces, respectively.
SKUAST-Kashmir is a multi-campus institution with headquarter at Shalimar, Srinagar.
Various academic programmes of the University are offered at its 06 campuses viz.
Shalimar, Shuhama, Wadura, Rangil, Benehama & Mirgund. Almost all the degree
programmes offered by the University at Graduate, Master’s and Doctoral levels are
accredited by Accreditation Board of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New
The University has excellent infrastructure and facilities for carrying out its basic
mandates of teaching, research and extension education in Agriculture and allied
sciences. These basic mandates of the University are being achieved by location- and
mandate- specific 05 different Subject Matter Faculties, 02 Constituent Colleges, 26
Research Stations/Centres/Institutes, 13 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and 01 Extension
Training Centre located across mountain (Temperate & Cold-Arid) Agro-ecosystems in
different districts of Kashmir and Ladakh Divisions . The University supports student
learning, development and achievement by providing tools and opportunities for their
educational and professional growth. The University is emerging as a Centre of
Excellence in Academic and Research arenas for capacity building in Agriculture &
allied   sectors.   At   present   SKUAST-Kashmir       is   ranked   among    first   10
Agricultural/Veterinary/Horticultural Universities of the Country.

Information Brochure -2021

The information contained in this brochure is of general nature for the candidates
seeking admission to Ph.D degree programmes of the University. It is neither an
exhaustive nor a statutory document. The information contained herein is believed to be
correct at the time of publication. However, the University reserves the right to make
change(s) in the explicit provisions of this brochure as deemed necessary without any
notice. The University will not be responsible for any hardship or expense incurred by
any candidate or any other person due to such changes, additions, omissions or errors.
The candidates are advised to refer to the Academic Regulations and other
statutory/administrative provisions applicable at a particular point of time on various
aspects viz., system of education, residence in the University, hostels, award of
scholarships, stipends, fellowships, medals, certificates of merit,        conduct in the
University premises etc. Admission to the University academic programmes implies
acceptance of all provisions given in the University Act, Statutes, Regulations and
admission policy and changes that are made from time to time therein.

       Though every effort and care is taken to adhere to the instructions and schedule
of dates etc, the University shall not be responsible for any inconvenience, losses or ill
consequences arising out of any deviation that might get necessitated under certain
unavoidable and compelling circumstances.

All disputes pertaining to admission in the University shall fall within the jurisdiction of
Hon’ble High Court of Jammu and Kashmir only.

Right to petition
No representation/petition against the selection shall be entertained after the lapse of one
month from the date of declaration of selection list.

Information Brochure -2021

S. No                              Particulars               Page No.

  1      Schedule of main events                                01

  2      Eligibility Requirements                               01

  3      Admission Procedure & Determination of Merit         01-02

  4      Admit Card                                             02

  5      Declaration of Result                                  02

  6      General Instructions for University Entrance Test    02-04

  7      Fee structure                                          04

  8      Related Subjects/Disciplines                           05

  9      Instructions for NRI-NRIs candidates                   06

  10     Format of affidavit for NRI-NRIs candidates            07

  11     Intake Capacity                                      08-10

Information Brochure -2021


                       Event                                    Date/Time
   Commencement of submission of                     20-02-2021
   application form                                  (10.00 a.m onwards
   Last date for submission of application           04- 03-2021
   form                                              (11:59 p.m )
   Entrance Test                                     To be notified separately
   Declaration of Result
                                                     To be notified separately
   (By or before)

   Research Aptitude Assessment (RAA)                 To be notified separately
   Application Fee                                   INR 3000/- (non- refundable)

   The Test Centre for Entrance Test shall be at Main Campus, Shalimar, Srinagar


   Master’s Degree in the concerned/related subject with minimum OGPA of 6.50
    on 10.00 scale or 65% marks from an Institute/University recognized by the
    ICAR/UGC. The related subjects shall be considered only for few indicated
    disciplines (given in section 08)
   Bachelors Degree in 10+2+4 & 5+ system.


  The candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria will have to appear in the University
  Entrance Test (UET) comprising of 120 multiple choice objective questions to be
  attempted in 2 hours for 90 marks. The selection will be purely based on the marks
  secured in the University Entrance Test followed by Research Aptitude Assessment
  (RAA) for 10 marks and accordingly a merit list will be drawn. All the selections
  made by the University to the programme shall be provisional till final determination
  of eligibility of the candidates by the University authorities. In case there is a tie in
  the merit (UET plus RAA) of candidates, the candidate having higher marks /OGPA

Information Brochure -2021                                                            1
at Master’s level shall be placed at higher rank. However, in case there is again a tie
  in the Marks/OGPA at the Master’s level, the candidate with higher Marks /OGPA at
  graduation level shall be placed higher in the rank. Any subsequent vacancy caused
  by whatsoever reason in any category shall be filled from the wait listed candidates.
  The University shall have the right to review and amend the provisional selection in
  case of any bonafide error, lapse or mistake that is brought in its notice . Seeking
  admission on the basis of false identity, misrepresentation or by submitting false
  certificates/ documents or suppression of any material fact is unlawful and will result
  in cancellation of admission. Mere appearance in the written test and figuring in the
  selection list does not confer any right to admission of the candidate if he/she is
  otherwise not found eligible on detection of an error/ mistake/ fraud/
  misrepresentation/ impersonation etc.

   Auto generated photo Admit Cards depicting Roll No, name of Centre of
   Examination, date and timing of the test shall be issued only for those candidates
   who fulfill the admission requirements for the programme, to which they have
   applied. The Admit Card can be downloaded from the University web site . No admit card shall be sent by post. If any candidate is
   not able to download his/her admit card , he/she may contact office of the Controller
   of Examinations, SKUAST- Kashmir, Shalimar, Srinagr-190025 (0194-2463998) 02
   days before the date of examination.

  The University shall make available the answer key of written test on its website
  after examination. In case any candidate seeks clarification about any question in the
  Key, he/she must report to Controller of Examinations with valid documents within
  02 days of the display of Answer Key. No intimation, whatsoever about non-
  selection will be sent individually and no correspondence in this regard shall be
  entertained. The result will, however, be available in the office of the
  Registrar/Controller of Examinations, SKUAST-Kashmir, Shalimar, Srinagar-
  190025 and on University website,

    i.   The candidates seeking admission in SKUAST-K through University
         Entrance Test (UET) are advised to:
      a) read the Information Brochure carefully and acquaint themselves with all the
         requirements, rules and regulations,
      b) satisfy themselves about the eligibility criteria prescribed for appearing in the
         entrance examination, and
      c) write complete address with Postal Pin Code, Telephone No., Cell No, e-mail
         address in the application form.

Information Brochure -2021                                                           2
ii.   All eligible applicants under all categories have to appear in entrance test for
          admission to Ph.D degree programme. Candidates with JRF/SRF are
          however, exempted from appearing in University Entrance Test and will be
          admitted against supernumerary seat up to the extent of 01 seat in each
          discipline. However, they are advised to apply for the admission and shall be
          required to appear before the Admission Committee for Research Aptitude
          Assessment (RAA).
   iii.    Selection of the candidates in all the categories shall be subject to
          production of all relevant certificates in original by the candidates and the
          verification by the University. The selection made by SKUAST-Kashmir to a
          course shall be provisional till final determination of eligibility of the
   iv.    The University shall have the right to review and ammend the provisional
          selection list at any time, notwithstanding the fact that the selected candidate
          might have completed his/ her admission requirements and procedures .
    v.    Since University is neither an appellate authority nor an investigating agency,
          the complaints against certificates, including those of reserved categories, will
          not be entertained. Responsibility for submission of complete and authentic
          documents by the prescribed date shall lie with the candidate. Non-
          submission of documents by the due date or non-production of original
          documents at the time of Research Aptitude Assessment shall make a
          candidate ineligible for admission.
   vi.    The candidates applying for admission, if found eligible, will be required to
          appear in the University Entrance Test at their own expenses. No candidate
          will be allowed to sit in the University Entrance Test without a valid admit
          card issued by the University.
  vii.    Entrance Examination will start at 11:00 AM sharp and will be of 02 hours
          duration. The candidates must reach the Centre of Examination one hour
          before the start of examination.
  viii.   Candidates arriving late by more than half an hour after start of examination
          will not be permitted to appear in the test.
   ix.    It is expected that the candidates shall behave responsibly while appearing in
          the entrance examination and shall not adopt any unfair/ fraudulent/
          mischievous means/act of impersonation. In case a candidate is found
          resorting to such acts, he/she shall be debarred permanently from appearing
          in the current entrance examination and in future as well.
    x.    Calculator, log tables, pager, note book or written notes, pamphlets, slide
          rules, protractors, rulers, highlighters dictionary etc. will not be allowed inside
          the Examination Hall.
   xi.    Cell phones, smart watches, wireless head phone etc will not be allowed
          inside the examination hall. The candidates will themselves be responsible for
          safekeeping of their cell phone etc. outside examination hall.

Information Brochure -2021                                                              3
xii.       Any candidate who creates disturbance of any kind during the test or
               otherwise misbehaves in or around the Examination Centre or changes his/her
               seat with any candidate will be expelled from the Hall and disqualified from
               the test.
   xiii.       Any candidate having in his/her possession or accessible to him/her
               papers/books or notes which may possibly be for providing assistance, or
               copying from any paper/book or note or allowing any other candidate to copy
               from his/her answer sheet or found writing on any other paper, or using or
               attempting to use any other unfair means shall be disqualified for the Test.
   xiv.        The decision of the Centre Superintendent/Coordinator/Controller of
               Examinations to expel a candidate from the examination centre shall be final.
    xv.        If a candidate puts any identification mark on the answer sheet, the same shall
               be cancelled. The decision of the Centre Superintendent/ Coordinator/
               Controller of Examinations in this regard will be final.
   xvi.        If impersonation in the Entrance Test is detected, the candidature will be
               cancelled and a case will be registered against the candidate.
  xvii.        Candidates must bring alongwith Admit card issued by the University for
               appearing in the test and also two black colour ball point pens


    i.      Normal fee including refundable for open Merit/ in-
            service category without Hostel charges. (For 1st
                                                                                      Rs. 20,150/-

   ii.      Self Finance category without Hostel charges (For each
            Semester) in addition to normal fee (given at (i) above).
                                                                                      Rs. 30,000/-

  iii.      NRI-NRIs/Other states-Union Territories (Other than
            J&K & Ladakh)/ Foreign National
                a) Normal Fee including refundable                                    Rs. 30,600/Year
                   (For 1st Year)
                b) Self Finance Fee (For each Year)                                   Rs. 1,00,000/Year

  iv.       Hostel Charges including refundables                                      Rs. 11,250/Semester
               (Double Seater without Mess)                                           Rs. 16,500/Year

          Fees and Hostel charges are subject to change/increase as per the decision of Academic Council.
          Hostel accommodation and Transport subject to availability.

Information Brochure -2021                                                                                   4
S. No                Discipline         Related Discipline
 01     Agriculture Extension &
                                        Communication Development
 02     Agronomy                        Forage Production/Tea Husbandry
 03     Entomology                      Nematology/Apiculture/Plant Protection
 04     Statistics                      Agri-Statistics/Computer Application/ Bio-informatics
 05     Vegetable Science               Vegetable Crops/Olericulture
 06                                     Pomology/Fruit & Orchard Crops/ Management of
        Fruit Science                   Plantation Crops/Fruit Breeding/Fruit Production/ PHT
                                        /Fruit Crops
 07                                     Soil Science & Agriculture Chemistry/Soil
        Soil Science                    Conservation & Water Management/ Soil Water
                                        Chemistry/ Irrigation & water Management
 08     Plant Breeding & Genetics       Plant Genetic Resources/ Seed Science & Technology
 09                                     Forestry with specialization in Forest Products &
        Forestry                        Utilization/ Silviculture & Agro- Forestry/ Forest
                                        Biology & Tree Improvement/ Natural Resource
                                        Management /Wild Life Science
 10     Plant Biotechnology             Biotechnology/Molecular Biology
 11                                     Agri Extension Education/ Agri Communication
        Agricultural Economics          Development/ Dairy Economics/ Dairy Extension
 12                                     Aquaculture/Fisheries Extension/Fish Genetics &
        Fisheries Resource              Biotechnology/Fish Nutrition & Feed Technology/
        Management                      Aquatic Environment Management (Limnology &
 13                                     Fishery Biology/Limnology/ Aquatic Animal Health
        Aquatic Environment
                                        Management (Fish Pathology/Fish Parasitology )/ Fish
                                        Toxicology and Biology
 14                                     Fish Health Management/ Aquatic Animal Health
        Aquatic Animal Health           Management/ Fisheries Resource Management/
                                        Aquaculture/ Fish Bio-technology/ Fish Nutrition
 15     Animal Biotechnology            Animal Biochemistry/ARGO/Veterinary Microbiology
 16     ARGO                            Reproductive Biology
 17     Veterinary Microbiology         Veterinary Bacteriology/Virology
 18     Animal Nutrition                Feed/Fodder Technology

Note: For the disciplines of Plant Pathology, Entomology and Soil Science, there will be separate
Test/Examination for Faculty of Horticulture and Faculty of Agriculture. Candidates are advised to
choose/opt either of the Faculty accordingly.

Information Brochure -2021                                                                   5
The NRI/NRIS candidates shall have to submit proof of NRI status (original) and an
Affidavit as per the prescribed format to certify the Sponsorship at the time of RAA /
Counselling .
   a) Any of the following documents shall be considered as a proof of NRI-NRIs status:
   i) NRI candidates
    Attested copies of Resident Card/ Green Card/ Employment Card issued by Competent
       Authority of the country of residence of the employer.
    Attested copy of Immigration/employment visa entry on the passport along with details
       of passport.
    Certificate of residence attested by the Indian Embassy/High Commission in that
       country where NRI is residing.
    Attested photocopy of the latest income tax assessment either in India or the country of
       employment filled in the status of Non Resident Indian

   ii) NRI Sponsored candidates:
    Attested copies of Resident Card/ Green Card/ Employment Card issued by the
        employer of sponsorer.
    Attested copy of Immigration/employment visa entry on the passport along with details
        of passport of sponsorer.
    Certificate of residence attested by the Indian Embassy/High Commission in that
        country where sponsorer is residing.
    Attested photocopy of the latest income tax assessment either in India or the country of
        employment filled in the status of sponsor Non Resident Indian
   iii) The NRI sponsored candidates shall have to produce Certificate of sponsorship in
            original from sponsorer NRI on the prescribed format only duly attested by
            solicitor/legal authority in the country of NRI’s residence at the time of
            RAA/counselling, failing which the candidate will forfeit the claim for admission.
            Photocopy or scanned copy of the certificate will not be considered
   b) In addition to a) above, the NRI/NRI sponsored candidates shall have to also submit the
        following documents in original at the time of RAA/counselling:
        i.      Date of birth certificate (Matriculation certificate)
        ii.     Marks certificate of qualifying examination
        No under process certificate shall be entertained at the time of RAA /counseling.
   c) The NRI candidates shall submit copy of their qualifying examination and marks sheet
        duly verified and certified by Indian Embassy/High Commission in the country of their
        residence, stating that such examination is equivalent to University prescribed
        qualifying examination of Indian Boards/Universities.
   d) The format of affidavit to certify sponsorship by NRI-NRIs be sworn/attested by the
        Solicitor in the country of NRI’s-NRIs residence on or before the expiry of last date of
        submission of online application form.

Information Brochure -2021                                                                 6

(To be sworn and executed by sponsorer-NRI/NRIS in his/her own Country of Immigration)

I ………………………………………. (Name of the sponsorer-NRI/NRIs), Son/Daughter
of………………………………….. residing in …………………………………………. (Name of
Immigration Country/place with complete residential correspondence address including Telephone, Fax
and e-mail, mobile number) do hereby solemnly declare on Oath as under:
       a) That I am originally resident of India and my address in India
       b) That I migrated to ……… (Country) ……………… on ………….(date) from ………….
            (indicate the place in India)
       c) That my permanent Alien Registration Card/Non-residential Card No………………. of
            ………………………… (attach photocopy)
       d) Name of organization/department/Country where working ……….... (in the country of
       e) Designation_____________________
       f) Nature of job (whether Permanent/Temporary/Contractual)
       g) Employment card Number___________________
       h) Pay Scale___________________
       i) Monthly gross/net income
       j) Annual gross/net income
       k) Date of commencement of service
       l) Likely date of termination of service
       m) Any other source of income (if so, please give details_____________

   2.    That     ___________(Name           of    the      candidate     Sponsoring)      Son/Daughter
        of__________R/o__________(Full address) is my___________(Relation)
   3.   That the above stated_______________________ (Name of the candidate seeking admission)
        to_____________________(Name of the programme/s in order of preference at SKUAST-K in
        pursuance to the University Notification No_____________dated:_______
   4.   That I hereby sponsor_____________________(Name of the Candidate) for admission to the
        above stated programme.
   5.   That I undertake to make full payment of the prescribed fee for the entire duration of
        programme in the manner as may be fixed by the University from time to time.
   6.   That I undertake that I shall continue to reside at the place of Country as indicated above, for
        more than the likely duration of the programme of my sponsored candidate.
   7.   (attach copy of passport/other relevan
   8.   t document)
   9.   That I make this affidavit to certify my sponsorship as NRI of the above stated________(Name
        of the candidate) for admission to the above programme)

        I solemnly declare on oath that the above facts and particulars are true to the best of my
        knowledge and belief.


     Sworn to and appeared before me at ______________(Place/country of immigration) this day the

                                                                           Seal & signature of Solicitor

Information Brochure -2021                                                                        7

                   Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry

 S.      Study                     Open   Self-   SKUAST-K     NRI-NRIs/       Total
 No.     Programme                        Finance In-service   Other States-
                                                               UTs / Foreign

         Veterinary Clinical
  01.    Medicine, Ethics &         02      01         -                         03
         Animal Reproduction,
  02.    Gynaecology &               -      -         01                         01
  03.    Microbiology &             01      01         -                         02
  04.    Epidemiology &             01      01        01                         03
         Preventive Medicine
         Veterinary Surgery &
  05.                               02      01         -                         03
         Livestock Production &
  06.                               01      01         -                         02
  07.    Poultry Science            01      01         -            03           02
         Veterinary & Animal
  08.                               01      01        01                         03
         Husbandry Extension
         Animal Genetics &
  09.                               01      01        01                         03
  10.    Animal Nutrition           01      -          -                         01

  11.    Veterinary Parasitology    02      01                                   03

  12.    Veterinary Pathology       01      01         -                         02
         Veterinary Anatomy &
  13.                               01      -          -                         01
  14.                               01      01        01                         03
  15.    Animal Biotechnology       04      01         -                         05
         Veterinary Public
  16.                               01      01         -                         02
              Total                 21      13        05            03           42

Information Brochure -2021                                                            8
Faculty of Horticulture

  S. No.    Study                       Open    Self-     SKUAST-K     NRI-NRIs/       Total
            Programme                           Finance   In-service   Other States-
                                                                       UTs / Foreign

            Food Science &
      01.                                 04       02            -                      06
      02.   Environmental Science         03       01            -                      04
      03.   Statistics                    02       01            01                     04
      04.   Vegetable Science             05       02            01                     08
      05.   Plant Biotechnology           02       01             -                     03
      06.   Soil Science                  03       01            -                      04
      07.   Fruit Science                 05       02             -         06          07
      08.   Entomology                    04       02            01                     07
            Floriculture Landscape &
      09.                                 03       01            -                      04
      10.   Plant Pathology               04       02            01                     07
      11.   Agril. Economics              02       01            -                      03

                 Total                    37       16            04         06          63

                                       Faculty of Agriculture

S.      Study                            Open Self-       SKUAST-K     NRI-NRIs/       Total
No.     Programme                             Finance     In-service   Other States-
                                                                       UTs / Foreign

01.     Agronomy                          04       02            01                      07

02.     Soil Science                      02       01            01                      04

03.     Genetics & Plant Breeding         04       02            01                      07
04.     Seed Science & Technology         02       01            -                       03
        Agril. Extension &
05.                                       01       01            01                      03
06.     Plant Pathology                   03       01            01                      05
07.     Entomology                        02       01            01                      04
08.     Microbiology                      01       01            01                      03

                       Total              19       10            07          03          39

Information Brochure -2021                                                                   9
Faculty of Fisheries

   S.      Study                Open     Self-      SKUAST-K     NRI-NRIs/ Other    Total
   No.     Programme            Merit    Finance    In-service   States-UTs /
                                                                 Foreign National
   01.     Resource               02        01           -                            03
   02.     Environmental          01        01           -                            02
           Aquatic Animal
   03.                            02        01           -                            03
             Total                05        03           -              01            09

                                        Faculty of Forestry

  S. No.   Study                 Open Self-         SKUAST-K     NRI-NRIs/ Other    Total
           Programme             Merit Finance      In-service   States-UTs /
                                                                 Foreign National
           Forest Biology &
   01.     Tree Improvement       02        01               -                        03
           Natural Resource
   02.     Management             04        02               -                        06
           Forest Product and
   03.                            02        01               -                        03
           Utilization (FPU)
           Silviculture and
   04.     Agro-Forestry          03        01               -                        04
             Total                11        05               -          02            18

                                College of Temperate Sericulture

  S.       Study                Open Self-         SKUAST-K      NRI-NRIs/ Other    Total
  No.      Programme            Merit Finance      In-service    States-UTs /
                                                                 Foreign National
  01.      Sericulture           06        03            -               01          10
             Total               06        03            -               01          10

                     College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology

  S.       Study            Open        Self-      SKUAST-K      NRI-NRIs/ Other    Total
  No.      Programme        Merit       Finance    In-service    States-UTs /
                                                                 Foreign National
  01.      Soil Water
                                02         01            -               -            03
            Total               02         01            -               -            03

Information Brochure -2021                                                                  10
Information Brochure -2021   11
You can also read