Junagadh Agricultural University Admission 2017

Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) located in Junagadh, Gujarat is public university established in 2004. The university provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses in different sub-fields of agriculture, such as Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries, Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry and Agriculture Business Management.

University’s jurisdiction is spread over districts of Junagadh, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Surendernagar, Bhavnagar, Amreli, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Gir Somnath and Morbi of Gujarat state.

The university offers courses at UG, PG and PhD level. The admission to UG courses is purely based on merit, whereas in case of PG, the admission will be based on the entrance test.  It also offers Polytechnic/Diploma/Certificate courses in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering, Home Science, Bakery and Mali.

The reservation of for different categories is as follows:

S.No.

Category

Seats

1

Schedule Caste (SC)

7%

2

Schedule Tribe (ST)

15%

3

Socially Backward and Backward Communities (SEBC)

27%

4

For Physically Challenged

3%

 

Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) UG Admission

JAU offers various courses at Undergraduate level in the field of Agriculture. The university provides B.Sc. degree in Agriculture, B.Tech degree in Agriculture Engineering, Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries & Science (B.F.Sc.) and Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.).

B.Sc, B.Tech and B.F.Sc. courses are offered for duration of four years, while, B.V.Sc. & A.H. course is for duration of five years.

Admission to Bachelor’s courses is granted on the basis of merit.

Important points:

  • Apart from the reservations mentioned above, additional 15% seats are reserved for ICAR candidates, who’ve cleared All India Entrance Examination conducted by ICAR.
  • Weightage of 5% marks is given to farmer’s son/daughter and students for vocation stream who have passed HSCE with Agriculture subject in addition to Physics, Chemistry and Biology for admission to B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture.
  • In B.F.Sc. degree course, 12%seats are reserved for Fisherman’s children and weightage of 15% marks in also given for admission. Weightage of 5% marks is given to farmer’s children.

For more information on Bachelors courses, please refer to the table below:

S.No.

Course

Specialization

Eligibility Criteria

Duration

1

B.Sc. (H)

Agriculture

The candidates should have passed higher secondary school certificate examination in science stream with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology from any recognized board. For admission to B.Sc. (Hons.)Agri., B.F.Sc. and B.V.Sc. & A.H.; Physics, Chemistry and Biology, while for B.Tech, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are compulsory subjects.

4 years

2

B.Tech

Agriculture Engg.

4 years

3

B.F.Sc.

Fisheries Science

4 years

4

B.V.Sc. & A.H.

Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry

5 years

 

Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) PG Admission

JAU offers various courses at postgraduate level in the field of Agriculture. The university provides M.Sc. degree in Agriculture, M.Sc. Horticulture, and M.Tech degree in Agriculture Engineering, Master’s degree in Fisheries & Science (M.F.Sc.) and Master’s degree in Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.).

All the courses are offered for a duration of two years. Furthermore, the University also offers a PG Diploma course in Agriculture IT for a duration of 18 months.

Admission to Masters’ will be based on the entrance test conducted by the university. To be eligible the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with an OGPA not less than 6.00 (10.00 basis) or its equivalent in aggregate as well as in the subject he/she wants to pursue.  A merit list will be released thereafter.

Seats for ICAR and Govt. of India nominees, ST, SC, SEBC, Gujarat State nominees and in-service candidates are reserved as per university / ICAR rules. Candidates having degrees from basic science and outstate candidates are also admitted to vacant seats.

For more information on Bachelors courses, please refer to the table below:

S.No.

Course

Specialization

Eligibility

Duration

1

M.Sc.

Agriculture

The candidates need to have a Bachelors’ degree with an OGPA not less than 6.00 or its equivalent in aggregate as well as in the subject they want to pursue. An entrance test will also be conducted by the university.

2 Years

Horticulture

2 Years

2

M.Tech.

Agriculture Engineering

2 Years

3

M.F.Sc.

Fisheries Science

2 Years

4

MBA

Agriculture Business

2 Years

5

M.V.Sc.

Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry

2 Years

 

Junagadh Agriculture University Application Process

JAU has a different application process for UG and PG courses. Admission to UG courses is based on merit. Centralized online admission procedure is adopted by all the agricultural universities across Gujarat for all the UG programmes. Whereas, to take admission in PG courses the University conducts an internal entrance test.

Junagadh Agriculture University Admission Process

Aspirants who want to take admission to Junagadh Agriculture University must consider the points given below:

  • The admission criteria in the Undergraduate programmes are purely based on merit basis, i.e. percentage of marks obtained in science subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Mathematics at HSCE with English as a compulsory subject in science or vocational stream.
  • For taking admission to B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, B.F.Sc. & A.H.; Physics, Chemistry and Biology, while for B.Tech (Agri. Engg.), Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are compulsory subjects.
  • A candidate seeking admission to Master’s degree must possess a Bachelor’s degree with an OGPA not less than 6.00 (10.00) or its equivalent as well as in the subject which the aspirant seeks admission in.
  • Aspirants need to pass the entrance test conducted by the University for taking admission to PG courses
  • Admission to PG courses is given on merit based on marks obtained in the entrance test
  • The University published the merit list on their website.

Available College Facilities

Junagadh Agricultural University offers a number of infrastructural facilities to its students which include a very resourceful library, a number of sports activities for the students to participate in and also various cultural programmes that are frequently organised. All these facilities not only help the students grow academically but also help them become well-rounded individuals. 

Hostel

The University has a hostel facility for its students along with an attached mess. Various hostel facilities exist for the students of different faculties. It has an International hostel for foreign students, Kasturba hostel for the girls of Doctoral degree, Chanakya hostel for PGI ABM, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel hostel for Polytechnic in Agro processing, Vikas hostel for Horticulture wing, Mahatma Gandhi hostel for Post Graduates of Agriculture, Zaverchand Meghani Hostel at Dhari, and Biotech Hostel (Old Kisan Ghar) for P.G.(Girls) of Agricultural Biotechnology.

Facilities available in Hostel

  • Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel
  • Dormitory
  • AC Rooms
  • Non AC Rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cafetaria
  • ATM
  • General Store
  • Gym
  • Medical Clinic / Shop
  • CCTV
  • Bookshop
  • Laundry
  • Air Cooler Rooms
  • Power Backup
  • Post Office
  • Parking for Two / Four Wheelers
  • Salon
  • TV Room
  • Photocopy Machines
Sports

The University believes that a sport is an essential part of the overall development of a student’s personality and that a healthy mind can exist only in a healthy body. JAU has a Sports complex which is well equipped with all necessary infrastructural facilities for indoor and outdoor sports.

It has a badminton court, table tennis court, exercise area, volleyball courts, basketball courts, a kho-kho court, two kabaddi grounds, one cricket ground and running tracks.

Facilities available in Sports

  • Swimming Pool
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis Court
  • Cricket Ground
  • Football Ground
  • Badminton Court
  • Shooting Ranges
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball Court
Extra - Curricular

The University regularly organises a number of cultural activities all year. Some of these include drama competitions, folk dance competitions, mime and mono-acting competitions, debating events and essay writing competitions, 

Facilities available in Extra - Curricular

  • Theatre
  • Debates
  • Declamations
  • Events Committee
  • Singing Club
  • Dance School
Library

JAU’s library is considered as one of the most important centers of the University, which contains books, periodicals, reports, maps and encyclopedias relevant to the student requirements.

It has a stack room with a capacity of 1.5-lakh books of which around 42,000 are occupied. There are150 Indian & around 42 Foreign journals and 14,000 back volumes. There is a Book Bank facility from which students who are the members of the library can borrow books on rental as deposit per semester, in addition to borrowing facilities from the general collections.

The library also has online access to Journals through Consortiu for e-Resources in Agriculture (Cera), a project by ICAR, New Delhi. It has a Cyberary that is aimed at keeping students abreast of developments in the field of information technology.

Facilities available in Library

  • Number of books
  • Number of online journals
  • Number of magazine subscriptions
  • Computerized library
  • Book bank facility