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General admission procedure

Admission to B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons. and M.Sc.(Ag.) program is done through a competitive entrance examination for which application has to be submitted to the Coordinator, JET/Pre-PG, SK Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner/MPUAT, Udaipur, whenever requisitioned through a notification.

2. Admission to Ph.D. program is given in the second semester of the academic session.

3. The information bulletin and application form for admission to Ph.D. program can be obtained from the office of the Deans of the Colleges of Agriculture and Dean, PGS or as notified. Remittance by M.O will not be accepted. 

4. The new applicants shall attach attested copies of the following certificates with the application form.

1. Mark sheet / transcript card of the last qualifying examination

2. Transfer certificate from the head of the institution last attended.

3. Character certificate from the head of the institution last attended.

4. Other relevant documents necessary for claiming reservation, concessions, exemption, experience required in the application form.

5. A student from other universities will submit a migration certificate in original after final confirmation of admission

6. Bonafide domicile certificate. Wards of employees in the State government, state university / central government but posted in Rajasthan, shall have to produce a

certificate from the head of the office / institute to consider his/her domicile status.

7. Physical fitness certificate from registered medical practitioner.

8. Employer's certificate for wards of Government employees.

5. The application received incomplete in any respect will not be considered.

6. The admitted students will have to submit the original certificates / documents on their joining institution which may be returned only after two months of submission.

7. Candidates if called for an interview will have to bear their own expenses

8. Admission of in-service candidate of Swami Keshwananad Agricultural University, Bikaner will be done according to the existing rules of the University.

Academic Programmes offered in the college





B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

4 Years


M.Sc. Agriculture *

2 years



3 Years

* offered in Agronomy, Entomology, Pathology, Soil Science, Plant Physiology, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Ag. Economics, Extension Education, Horticulture. In Biochemistry and Animal Production master program will start from 2013-14.

** offered in Agronomy, Entomology, Pathology, Soil Science, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Ag. Economics, Extension Education & Horticulture

Course requirements for post graduate programs (M.Sc. (Ag.) & Ph.D.)

Students admitted to a post-graduate programme have to complete a minimum requirement of courses as prescribed for the programme. The academic session from July to June is divided into two semesters of approximately 17 weeks of teaching inclusive of time taken final semester examination.Admission in Ph.D. is done in second semester.

1. Advisory system

Every student shall have a major adviser who shall be from the student's major field of study.The programme of study of the student will be chalked out by the major adviser and the advisory committee after taking into account the student's previous academic attainments as per rules.

2. Program of study

1. Every student admitted to post-graduate program shall be required to complete the following requirements successfully

  • 1. Residential Requirement
  • 2. Course Programme
  • 3. Compreshensive / Preliminary Exam,and
  • 4. Thesis

2. M.Sc. (Agriculture)

1. Each student will be required to take all the courses prescribed in a semester in order to earn the degree. The distribution of courses will be as follows :

1st Semester Major Group 3
Minor Group 2
Advisory Committee and 
Course Programme Approval by the Dean PGS
2nd Semester Major Group 4
Minor Group 1
   Synopsis and its approval, if experiment is taken in kharif.  
3rd Semester Major Group 2
 Minor Group 2
Synopsis seminar and its approval,if experiment is taken in rabi  
4th Semester Comprehensive, Seminar, Thesis  

2. Seminar M.Sc. (Ag.)

Each student will be required to deliver one seminar in 4th semester and the grade shall be reported in 4th semester.

3. A student who has failed in a course can clear it in either of the following ways provided he / she makes a written request within 10 weeks from the date of registration.

  • 1. He / she may appear in the theory examination only in the final semester examination of consecutive semester. He / she can appear in a maximum of 
  •      two such backlog courses.
  • 2. He / she may take the failed courses as a regular course whenever it is offered in a regular semester at the first opportunity.

4. If a student secures an OGPA of less than 5.00 point at the end of a semester, he / she shall stand removed from the college roll and no petition shall be    

5. Comprehensive examination

A student on good academic standing shall be eligible to appear at the oral examination after he / she has successfully completed nearly 80 percent of course work prescribed when ever scheduled. The comprehensive will be arranged only once in a semester. An oral comprehensive examination shall be conducted by an external examiner and the student's advisory committee.

6. Honor Class

A student will be awarded honor class in M.Sc(Ag) on securing an OGPA of 7.50 out of 10.00 or above without getting grade 'F' (fail) in any course opted by him / her and without dropping any semester in the minimum residential requirement.

3. Credit Requirements (Minimum)

M.Sc (Ag) Credit Hours
Major Subject 27
Minor and allied subject 15
Seminar 01
Comprehensive 02
Research 15
Total 60

4. Ph.D (Course Work)

  • 1. Each student will be required to take courses prescribed by his / her adviser / advisory committee spread normally over the first and second semesters in the major     and minor fields.
  • 2. Seminars

    A student in Ph.D program shall deliver 2 seminars one each in 2nd and 3rd semesters, but before the preliminary examination and the combined grade shall be reported at the end of third semester. Ph.D students may also be required to take some classes and teach part of courses as part of their Ph.D program.

  • 3. Preliminary examination

    Each candidate enrolled for Ph.D degree of the university shall be required to pass a preliminary exam after successful completion of all the prescribed courses including the seminars, whenever scheduled. The preliminary exam will be arranged only once in a semester. The pre exam shall consist of a written exam followed by an oral exam by an external examiner and advisory committee.

  • 4. Adding or dropping of course

    A student may be allowed to add or drop a course during a semester up to the prescribed date for the same, which normally will be 2 weeks and 10 weeks from the date of commencement of semester for adding and dropping respectively.

5. Credit Requirements

5.1 Ph.D.

Major subject 12 credit hours
Minor / related subject 12 credit hours
Seminar  2
Preliminary  4
Research  40

6. Maximum and minimum credit hour load in a semester

A full time regular student shall not be allowed to register for more than 15 credit hours and not less than 9 credit hours of courses in any semester. However, in the last semester of his course work he may be permitted to register upto 18 credit hours to complete the programme of study

7. Examination

  • 1. There will be two mid-term one hour theory tests each of 20 marks in each course in every semester. A student shall be free to appear in one or both the tests but
  •      the marks of one test (better performed of the two ) only will be counted for computing the final grade in that course.
  • 1. First mid term test shall be held after completion of 15 classes or 1 / 3 of scheduled lectures / practicals or 33 percent of the syllabus prescribed in a semester.
         Second mid term test shall be held after completion of 30 classes or 2 / 3 of scheduled lectures / practicals or 66 percent of the syllabus prescribed in a semester.
  • 2. There will be one final theory exam at the end of the semester of two hours duration conducted by the university.
  • 3. There shall be practical exam at the end of the semester in the courses where ever prescribed and conducted by the teacher concerned.
  • 4. The practical exam may be for 2 hrs. duration or more depending upon the course and the pattern of exam prescribed.
  • 5. The distribution of marks in exam/tests in each course having both theory and practical parts shall be as follows :
    Mid term test Course having theory and practical both  Course having only practical
     20 marks  10 marks
    Final Theory 80 Marks  -
    Final Practical 50 Marks  40 marks
    • 1. Distribution of marks in practicals shall be 65 per cent for practical work, 15 per cent for viva voce,10 per cent for practical record(day today assessment) and 10 per cent for attendance.
    • 2. The test / exam will not be postponed due to failure of electricity. Students are expected to make their own alternative arrangements for such emergency.
  • 7. No special test / exam will be held for those students who miss the same on account of police custody or court attendance.
  • 8. The coordination committee of the Vice Chancellor has decided that the decision to re-conduct exam in the paper in which students have staged walkout or boycotted shall vest in the Chancellor. The students therefore, need not approach the university authority in this matter.

8. Attendance Requirements.

  • 1. A student shall be required to maintain a minimum of 75 per cent attendance from the date of registration in each course to appear in final semester exam. A further relaxation of 10 per cent on minimum attendance may be granted by VC on cogent grounds on recommendation by the Dean of the college.
  • 2. En-masse absence from the classes shall not be ignored while counting the attendance for the semester.
  • 3. Students who are deputed by the college / university authorities to represent the college/university in approved co-curricular activities e.g. Republic day parades,education,
    tours, games and sports etc. at college / district / state / national level, will be given the credit of attendance to the extent of the number of lectures delivered during the period devoted towards the journey and participation in connection with the aforesaid activities. The total periods of such absence from college shall not exceed 8 days in a semester.

9. Awards of grades and their significance.

OGPA =Σ(Grade point in a course x credit hrs of that course) / Σ (credit hrs of each course)

  • 1. The final grade point in each course will be determined by combining the marks obtained in the test and the final exam as provided in each programme.
  • 2. The final grading is done on 'Ten point Scale'.
  • 3. Letter grades given have the following significance :
    Grades Significance
    S Satisfactory (for thesis only)
    US Unsatisfactory (for thesis only)
    NC Non-credit courses
    F Fail
    W Withdrawn
    R Repeated
    I Incomplete
    DE Detained
    UM Unfair Means

  • 4. At the end of each semester an overall grade point average (OGPA) is calculated from the grade received in each course as follows :

  • 5. A student who has achieved the minimum OGPA requirements (as mentioned under item 10.1) without having grade F / DE / UM in any course shall be deemed to be on good academic standing.
  • 6. If a student fails to be on good academic standing at the end of a semester, he / she will be placed on a 'Scholastic probation' in the semester following it. he / she will be required to improve his / her OGPA by the end of the semester.

10. Minimum overall grade point average requirement for award of degree

  • 1.
    • 1. M.Sc (Ag) 6.00/10.00
    • 2. Ph.D (course work) 6.00 / 10.00.
  • 2. In order to pass a course, a student shall be required to secure minimum point 5.0 in M.Sc (Ag) and Ph.D. However, to pass in a semester and to earn the degree he/she must secure an OGPA of 6.00 / 10.00 points.
  • 3. In non credit course, a student shall be required to maintain an OGPA of 6.00 / 10.00. However to pass a course a minimum of 5.00 points will be acceptable.

11. Minimum residential requirement and maximum permissible period

A student for Master's programme shall be required to complete a minimum period of 4 semesters for Master's or 5 semesters for Ph.D. In residence, respectively. This requirement for residence shall be 5 semesters (for master's) and 6 semesters (Ph.D), respectively for part time in-service students of SKRAU. A student whose program of study includes non-credit / deficiency courses may be required to be in residence for one semester extra. Further, a student shall have to complete all the requirements including submission of thesis within 8 and 12 semesters for Master's and Ph.D programs, respectively, which will also include period of scholastic probation's or temporary withdrawal from the semesters, failing which his/her admission shall stand cancelled.


Note : These are only the highlights of PG rules. For details, students are advised to consult the P.G regulations 2001 and amendments made their after.

Students of SKNCA securing positions of National Competitive Examinations (fellowships)

  2003 2004 2005 2006   2007 2008  2009   2010  2011  2012 2013 
JRF 5 17 11 15 14  10  15  12  10  11 
Non JRF 15 5 27 20  20  12  11  16  17  26  27 
SRF 3 5 4 5
Others - - - 11 10 
Last Updated : 25 Jun 2022