Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University admission is going to start for various courses for the upcoming session. Hence, all the aspirants for Rajendra Agricultural University admission 2023 must check this detailed article. It contains all the information about the various courses, application process, important dates, etc. that come in handy for all the applicants. Also, keep in mind that admission to Rajendra Agricultural University is based on the marks scored by the applicant in the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE).
Rajendra Agricultural University Admission 2023: Dates
The aspirants of Rajendra Agricultural University admission 2023 must follow this schedule for the various important events leading to the admission procedure. So, no candidate can afford to skip any of these significant dates as given below:
|Last Date to Apply||November 2022|
|Official Notification||Check Here|
|The Registration Process for other courses (except MBA) starts||2nd Week of July 2023|
|Last Date to Submit Application Form (except MBA)||3rd Week of August 2023|
|The Registration Process for MBA aspirants starts||3rd Week of June 2023|
|Last Date for application submission (MBA course)||4th Week of August 2023|
|Availability of Admit Card||4th week of August 2023|
|Entrance Exam||1st Week of September 2023|
Rajendra Agriculture University: UG Courses
The various UG courses offered at Rajendra Agriculture University include Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), Bachelor of Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc), and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in six different specializations. Moreover, all these courses are four years long. However, there are certain eligibility criteria stipulated by the university that the applicant must fulfill to get admission in 2023.
Thus, the most common eligibility criteria for all undergraduate courses include:
- The bachelor’s degree programs are open for both girls and boys. However, Home Science seats are only available for the girl candidates.
- Besides this, the candidate must be a permanent resident of Bihar or possess a Bihar domicile. Because 85% of seats of Rajendra Agriculture University are filled through BCECE.
- Only 15% of the remaining seats are filled by students from all over India.
Further, the detailed eligibility criteria for different UG Courses offered in RAU along with the total available seats are tabulated below:
|Course||Specialization||Available Seats||Eligibility Criteria||Duration|
|B.Sc.||Agriculture||99||Candidates must have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination. Also, the students must have Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as a combination.
Alternatively, the students having Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in XII are also eligible. Besides, the students must have passed the ISC examination having Physics, Chemistry, and Agriculture can also apply.
|B.F.Sc.||Fisheries Science||44||10+2 passed or equivalent examination from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology|
|B.Tech.||Agricultural Engineering||44||Candidates must have studied and cleared Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in 10+2 or equivalent examination|
Rajendra Agricultural University PG Admission 2023
All the PG-level courses offered at RAU are two years long. It includes Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Technology (M.Tech.) under several specializations. Moreover, for the PG courses, the common entrance test (BCECE) will serve as the base. Besides this, a merit list is prepared from the scores of the entrance examination and academic marks. Hence, these will act as cut-off marks. So, the general category candidates must score at least 45%. however, the SC/ST candidates have to gain only 40% marks.
Further, a detailed description of eligibility criteria for RAU PG aspirants corresponding to each specialization for 2023 has been tabulated below:
|M.Sc.||Agronomy||B.Sc. (Ag.)/ B.Sc. (Hort.) with 60% aggregate (55% in SC /ST )||2 Years|
|Plant Breeding & Genetics|
|Agri. Biotechnology||Bachelor degree in Biotechnology/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/ B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany with 60% aggregate (55% in SC /ST)|
|Food & Nutrition|
|Home Science Extension Education and Communication Management|
|Family Resource Management|
|Processing & Food Engineering|
|Soil & Water Engineering|
|Food & Nutrition||B.Sc. (Home Science) with 60% aggregate (55% in SC /ST)|
|Home Science Extension Education & Communication|
|Family Resource Management|
|MBA||Agribusiness||B.Sc. Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Engg., Dairy Technology, Fisheries, Food Sciences / Technology, Forestry, Horticulture, Home Science, Veterinary Science, Biotechnology and Science Subjects (candidates of SC and ST categories with 55% marks and candidates of all other categories with 60% marks in aggregate) are eligible.||2 Years|
|M.Tech (Agril Engg.)||Soil & Water Engineering||B.Tech. (Agri. Engg.) with 60% aggregate (55% in SC /ST )||2 Years|
|Processing & Food Engineering|
|M.F.SC||Aquaculture||B.F.Sc. degree with 60% aggregate (55% in SC /ST)||2Years|
|Fisheries Resource Management|
Rajendra Agricultural University Ph.D. Admissions 2023
Since already stated above that RAU also offers Ph.D.courses in different specializations. Here also the scores of the common entrance exam play a vital role during admission. Besides this, the candidates must have scored 65% or 6.5 OGPA out of 10 during the master’s program in the respective subject. However, there is a relaxation of 5% for SC/ST candidates, and only 60% or OGPA 6.0/10 is required for admission to Ph.D. courses.
|Ph.D.||Agricultural Biotechnology||M.Sc. ( Agril-Biotech.)/ M.Sc. (Ag.) Agril-Biotech./ M.Sc. (Molecular Biology & Biotechnology )/ M.Sc. (Ag.) Molecular Biology & Biotechnology/ M.Sc. Molecular Biology / M.Sc. (Ag.) Molecular Biology
Candidate must have scored 65% marks or OGPA 6.5/10 in the Masters in the subject concerned (For Sc/ST category, only 60% marks or OGPA 6.0/10 in the subject concerned is required).
|Agricultural Economics||M.Sc. (Ag.) Economics/ M.Sc. (Ag.) Agril. Economics with 65% marks or OGPA 6.5/10 in the Masters in the respective subject (SC & ST candidate should have secured 60% marks or OGPA 6.0/10 in the subject concerned)|
|M.Sc. (Ag.) Agronomy with 65% marks or OGPA 6.5/10 in Masters in the subject concerned (SC & ST candidate should have secured 60% marks or OGPA 6.0/10)|
|Entomology||M.Sc. (Ag.) Entomology/ M.Sc. (Ag.) Entomology & Agril. Zoology with 65% marks or OGPA 6.5/10 in Master’s in the subject concerned (SC & ST candidate should have secured 60% marks or OGPA 6.0/10 in the subject concerned)|
|Extension Education||M.Sc. (Ag.) Extension Education with 65% marks or OGPA 6.5/10 during Master’s in the subject concerned (SC & ST candidate should have secured 60% marks or OGPA 6.0/10 in the subject concerned)|
|Plant Breeding & Genetics||M.Sc. (Ag.) Plant Breeding & Genetics/ M.Sc. (Ag.) Genetics & Plant Breeding / M.Sc. (Ag.) Plant Breeding/ M.Sc. (Ag.) Genetics with 65% marks or OGPA 6.5/10 in Masters in the subject concerned (SC & ST candidate should have secured 60% marks or OGPA 6.0/10)|
|Plant Pathology||M.Sc. (Ag.) Plant Pathology/ M.Sc. (Ag.) Mycology & Plant Pathology with 65% marks or OGPA 6.5/10 in Master’s degree program in the subject concerned (SC & ST candidate should have secured 60% marks or OGPA 6.0/10 in the subject concerned)|
|Plant Physiology||M.Sc. (Plant Physiology) / M.Sc. (Ag.) Plant Physiology with 65% marks or OGPA 6.5/10 in Masters in the subject concerned (SC & ST candidate should have secured 60%)|
|Soil Science||M.Sc. (Ag.) Soil Science/ M.Sc. (Ag.) Soil Science & Agril. Chemistry with 65% marks or OGPA 6.5/10 in Masters in the subject concerned (SC & ST candidate should have secured 60% marks or OGPA 6.0/10 in the subject concerned)|
PUSA Application Process 2023
Here is a guide on how to apply for admission to Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University. So just follow these steps and apply successfully for RAU Admission 2023:
- Go to the official web portal of the university, i.e. https://www.rpcau.ac.in/
- The admission form will be released online only.
- Hence, after reading the eligibility criteria thoroughly, fill in the application form.
- Proceed further by depositing the application fee.
- Once the form filling and fee payment are done, click on the submit button.
- Lastly, print the application form for further use.
|University Admission Notification 2023|
|Bihar B.Sc Agriculture Admission 2023|
About Rajendra Agriculture University
The university is now addressed as Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University. It is located near Pusa Bazaar, in Samastipur District in Bihar. The major five disciplines of the university include Agriculture, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Basic Sciences, Humanities & Home Science. Besides this, there is a college of agriculture, fisheries, and an institute of dairy technology as well. Further, the university is renowned for its various courses including 6 undergraduate programs, 33 post-graduate programs, and 18 Ph.D. programs. Also, MBA programs are being offered at Rajendra Agriculture University in the field of Agribusiness.