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Junagadh Agriculture University: Courses, Eligibility, Admissions, Selection Process, Placements

Last updated on May 1st, 2021

Junagadh Agriculture University (JAU) is Gujarat’s state University in Junagadh. JAU has five Main Research Stations for various crops, 11 sub-Research Station/Testing Centres.

The University offers education in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries, Agricultural Engineering, and Food Technology at UG and PG level. Junagadh Agricultural University ranked 2nd in all Engineering Colleges of Gujarat State next to Nirma Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad.

The UG courses admissions are based on the score of GUJCET obtained by the candidates, whereas, the candidates need to sit for an entrance test conducted by the University for taking admission to the PG and Ph.D. courses.

Some of the institutes working under JAU providing various agricultural related courses are mentioned below:

  • College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Junagadh
  • College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Junagadh
  • Post Graduate Institute of Agri. Business Management, Junagadh
  • Polytechnic in Horticulture, Junagadh
  • Polytechnic in Agro-processing, Junagadh
  • Polytechnic in Animal Husbandry, Junagadh

Junagadh Agriculture University Highlights

Year of establishment | Type of University 2004 | Public
Accredited to ICAR
Affiliated to UGC
Entrance Exam P.G. and Ph.D. – GUJCET U.G. – University level entrance
Courses offered B.Sc. (Hons), B.Tech., BFSc, M.Sc., MFSc, BVSc, Ph.D., MBA
Popular Courses B.Sc. (Hons) and B.Tech.
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance Based
Top Recruiters Dena Co. Ltd., Gujarat Mineral Development, etc.
Facilities available Hostel, Library, Sports complex, Labs, Gym, Auditorium, Hospital/Medical facility
Campus Area 1864 acres
Official website http://www.jau.in/

Junagadh Agriculture University Ranking and Awards

Junagadh Agricultural University is one of the nation’s leading universities in terms of its academic quality, advancement in technological research and enhancement of farmers’ knowledge for sustainable agriculture as well as ensuring food and nutritional security to the people.

Here some stats about the ranking of JAU given by some top ranking bodies/magazines are given below:

Body/ Magazine Ranking Year
NIRF 101th 2019
GSIRF 6th in Gujarat 2019
CAET 34th in top Outstanding Engineering College of Excellence
2nd in Gujarat’s top Outstanding Engineering College of Excellence
2019

Junagadh Agriculture University Courses

25 courses are offered by JAU in three streams and eight specializations. Some of the top courses along with their eligibility, selection process, duration and annual fees are listed below:

Courses Eligibility Criteria Duration
B.Sc. (H) 12th class with PCB as main subjects must be cleared by the candidates those who are applying for the admission 4 years
B.Tech.
B.V.Sc. & A.H. 5 years
B.F.Sc. 4 years
M.Sc. (Agr.) Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in B.Sc. (Agriculture) with minimum 6.00 OGPA and 5.50 for reserved categories 2 years
M.Sc. (Hort.) Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in B.Sc. (Horticulture) with minimum 6.00 OGPA and 5.50 for reserved categories
M.Tech. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in B.Tech in a relevant field
M.F.Sc. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in B.F.Sc. with minimum 6.00 OGPA and 5.50 for reserved categories
MBA (Agri-Business) Candidates must be bachelor in Agriculture and Agriculture Allied Science with 6.0 OGPA
PG Diploma Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Veterinary Animal Husbandry / Dairy Technology / Horticulture and Forestry, Home Science, Fisheries / Food Processing Tech. / Agricultural Engineering 3 years
Ph.D. Master’s degree in related subject with 65% marks and 60% for reserved categories

Junagadh Agriculture University Admissions

On the basis of GUJCET (Gujarat Common Entrance Test) scores, the candidates get admissions in all undergraduate courses.

How to apply?

While for taking admission to PG courses, candidates must have cleared the entrance test conducted at University and according to the merit list released by university.

Interested candidates can easily download the application form available on the website of college. INR 1,000 registration fees will be required to pay.

After filling the form, it should be submitted to the principal or the dean in person or by post. Those candidates who are eligible for the entrance test will get a call letter from the university.

After the written test, there will be a group discussion and a personal interview round will be taken.

After all these processes, the university will release a merit list of candidates who are qualified and called for counselling sessions.

Reservation:

There are some seats reserved by Junagadh Agricultural University for the following categories:

  • Schedule Caste (SC) – 7%
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 15%
  • Socially and Educationally Backward Communities (SEBC) – 27%
  • For disabled (Physically Challenged candidate) – 3%
Courses Eligibility Criteria Selection Process Duration Annual Fees in INR
B.Sc. (H) 12th class with PCB as main subjects must be cleared by the candidates those who are applying for the admission Class 12th Merit and GUJCET/JEE Main scores 4 years 29,190
B.Tech. 22,000
B.V.Sc. & A.H. 5 years 28,000
B.F.Sc. 4 years 28,500
M.Sc. (Agr.) Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in B.Sc. (Agriculture) with minimum 6.00 OGPA and 5.50 for reserved categories PG Entrance Test conducted by Agricultural Universities of Gujarat 2 years 39,140
M.Sc. (Hort.) Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in B.Sc. (Horticulture) with minimum 6.00 OGPA and 5.50 for reserved categories 39,140
M.Tech. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in B.Tech in a relevant field 29,190
M.F.Sc. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in B.F.Sc. with minimum 6.00 OGPA and 5.50 for reserved categories 39,140
MBA (Agri- Business) Candidates must be bachelor in Agriculture and Agriculture Allied Science with 6.0 OGPA Institute level Entrance Test, GD/PI 65,000
PG Diploma Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Veterinary Animal Husbandry / Dairy Technology / Horticulture and Forestry, Home Science, Fisheries / Food Processing Tech. / Agricultural Engineering Entrance Test conducted by Agricultural Universities of Gujarat 3 years 13.760
Ph.D. Master’s degree in related subject with 65% marks and 60% for reserved categories Entrance Test and Interview 29,190

Junagadh Agriculture University Placements

The University has maintained an excellent record of placement by associating with top-grade companies in Agricultural-industry. Personality development programs organized by the university, students getting assists under top industry experts invited by the university. To prepare the students accordingly, the university’s placement cell is constantly in touch with the industry personnel.

A total of 188 students got placed with reputed organizations as per the stats of placement cell. Some of top recruiters, who visited the university are Mahindra & Mahindra Tractor, Agrostar, HDFC Bank, Carp, Jayant Snacks, Hatchery, Axis Bank and some others.

Here some companies list according to the departments with number of selected students is given below:

Name of Department Name of Company No. of students Selected
Horticulture
  • GSFC Agrotech Limited (GATL), Vadodara
  • Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • Ahmedabad municipal corporation
  • Agrostar Company, Ahmedabad
  • Dhanuka Agritech Ltd.
  • Agrosky
12
Agriculture
  • Agrosky
  • GSFC Agrotech Limited (GATL), Vadodara
  • ATMA Project
  • NFSM Project
31
Fisheries
  • Avanti Feeds Ltd.
  • GraminDakSevak
  • K.R. SeafoodsPvt. Ltd., Veraval
  • BioPharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • C.P. Aquaculture Pvt. Ltd., Chennai
  • SAUsGadre Marine Export Pvt. Ltd., Chorwad
  • Harina Aquaculture Pvt. Ltd.
16
Veterinary
  • Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, Anand
  • GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (GVK EMRI)
  • Dept. of Animal Husbandry-Mobile Veterinary Dispensary (MVD)
12
Polytechnic
  • Krushitek Pvt. Ltd.
  • Green Tech Landscape and Gardening, Ahmedabad
  • Ambuja Foundation
  • Agro star
  • Strawberry Polymers Pvt. Ltd. Bhetali
20
MBA
  • Union Bank of India
  • Champion Agro
  • Fisheries Board
  • Reliance Retail
  • Axis Bank
  • Reliance Foundation
  • ICICI Bank
  • Mahindra & Mahindra
  • IDBI Bank
  • M & M Industries

Junagadh Agriculture University Scholarships

The scholarships/financial aids provided by the University to look after the financial needs of the students is given below:

Types of Scholarships/Financial aids Amount in INR
National Talent Scholarship (NTS)- for other state students 2,000 per month for UG students
3,000 per month for PG students
Merit cum Means Scholarship (MCM)- to meritorious students of the University 500 per month
JAU UG Scholarship- to economically backward students 500 per month
JAU PG Scholarship- to Ph.D. students belonging to SC/ST category 4,300 per annum
Merit & Poor Merit Scholarship- to economically backward students 60 per month for 9 months
Dhanuka Financial Assistance- to students of the College of Agriculture 1200
In-Plant Training 3,000 per month

Junagadh Agriculture University Facilities

Boys Hostel– Hostel facilities with an attached mess is provided by the university for all the boys under the different UG and PG courses. For the students of different faculties various hostel facilities exist, For foreign students an International hostel is also available.

Girls Hostel– Hostel facilities with an attached mess is provided by the university for all the girls under the different UG and PG courses. For the students of different faculties various hostel facilities exist, For foreign students an International hostel is also available. For the girls of Doctoral degree ‘Kasturba’ hostel, with the capacity of 120 girls, a new Ridhi girls hostel and a new hostel for Amreli constructed for the College of Agriculture.

Library– In the year 1978, the Campus Library University was established. At the eastern side in the main campus the two storeyed new Building is located. Reference, Bibliography, INFLIBNET service, CD-ROM Databases, Internet browsing and e-services like many knowledge-based services are provided for its users by the library.

Other Facilities:-

  • Gym
  • Sports Facility
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Auditorium
  • Medical/Hospital Facilities

Junagadh Agriculture University Faculty

The faculty of Junagadh Agricultural University is highly qualified and experts at their respective fields. The university is imparting strong educational foundations for students with these faculties. Some of the main faculties list is given below:

Name of the Faculty Designation Discipline
Dr. V. P. Chovatia Vice-Chancellor Ph.D.
Dr. K. A. Khunt Principal & Dean M.Sc., Ph.D. Agril. Economics
Dr. C. D. Lakhlani Professor M.B.A., Ph.D. (Management)
Dr. S. M. Trivedi Associate Professor M.B.A., Ph.D. (Management)
Mr. C. R. Bhadoria Assistant Professor M.B.A. Marketing Mgt.
Mr. Kalpesh Kumar Assistant Professor M.Sc. Agril. Economics
Dr. H. Y. Maheta Assistant Professor M.Tech, Ph.D. Agril. Engineering
Dr. J. D. Bhatt Assistant Professor M.B.A., Ph.D.(AB) Marketing Mgt.
Ms. N. M. Thaker Assistant Professor M.B.A. Financial Mgt.

Junagadh Agriculture University FAQs

Ques. How to get admission in Junagadh Agricultural University’s UG and PG courses?

Last updated on May 1st, 2021

Ans. To get admission in the UG courses of JAU GUJCET score which is obtained by the candidates is mandatory. Whereas, the candidates need to sit for an entrance test conducted by the University for taking admission to the PG and Ph.D. courses.

Ques. What is the eligibility criteria and selection process for taking admission in BTech course of JAU?

Last updated on May 1st, 2021

Ans. For taking admission in B.Tech. course of JAU, candidates must have at least cleared 12th class with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects and selection process is based on the class 12th Merit and GUJCET/JEE Main scores of candidates.

Ques. Is an MBA course available in JAU?

Last updated on May 1st, 2021

Ans. Yes, JAU provides MBA in Agricultural Business. For taking admission in MBA, candidates must have Bachelor degree in Agriculture and Agriculture Allied Science with 6.0 OGPA.

Ques. What is the rate of placement in JAU?

Last updated on May 1st, 2021

Ans. Junagadh Agricultural University has maintained an excellent record of placement by associating with top-grade companies in the Agricultural-industry. The placement rate is between 80-90% of students who get placed in top companies.

Ques. Where do the students of JAU recruited?

Last updated on May 1st, 2021

Ans. The top recruiting companies of JAU where students get placed are Mahindra & Mahindra Tractor, Agrostar, HDFC Bank, Carp, Jayant Snacks, Hatchery, Axis Bank and some others.

Ques. Are there any scholarships or fee relaxation programs for students in JAU?

Last updated on May 1st, 2021

Ans. There are many scholarships offered to the students of backward classes, SC & STs or students who came from poor families. Some of them are, National Talent Scholarship (NTS), Merit cum Means Scholarship (MCM), JAU UG & PG scholarship, etc.

Ques. Who is the vice-chancellor of Junagadh Agricultural University?

Last updated on May 1st, 2021

Ans. Dr. V.P. Chovatia is the vice-chancellor of Junagadh Agricultural University. The governor of Gujarat is the chancellor of JAU.

Ques. Is there any reservation for seats in JAU?

Last updated on May 1st, 2021

Ans. There are some seats reserved by Junagadh Agricultural University for the following categories:

  • Schedule Caste (SC) – 7%
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 15%
  • Socially and Educationally Backward Communities (SEBC) – 27%
  • For disabled (Physically Challenged candidate) – 3%