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Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana: Courses, Fees, Eligibility, Placements, Scholarships

Last updated on August 30th, 2021 by Pratima Khatri

Punjab Agricultural University – PAU, Ludhiana is a public university established in 1962, was ranked 51st among universities by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2019.

Currently, the university offers 43 Master’s and 29 PhD programs and 11 undergraduate programs in Ludhiana and outstations, across 32 departments and 3 schools in the four constituent colleges.

Punjab Agricultural University consists of 8 Research Stations, 3 Fruit Research Stations, 4 Seed Farms, 18 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK’s), and 14 Farmers’ Advisory Service Centres (FASCs) under its wing.

The application form for PAU Ludhiana can be filled out online or accessed in person or by mail. The admissions process at PAU is entrance-exam-based. PAU-CET exam is the basic eligibility criteria for UG programs whereas PAU-MET is the basic eligibility criteria for PG programs. PhD admission is determined by the results of the PAU Written Test and a PI round.

Kirloskar, Nestle, New Holland, VNR Seeds are the few top recruiting companies of this university.

PAU Ludhiana Quick Facts

  • Punjab Agricultural University is the third oldest agricultural university in the country and one of Asia’s largest agricultural universities.
  • In addition to PAU Pre-Graduation Institutes of Agriculture in Gurdaspur and Bathinda, the university now has four constituent colleges: College of Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, College of Home Science, College of Basic Science & Humanities.
  • ICAR named PAU the best state agricultural university in 1995.
  • PAU got ISO 9001: 2008 Certification.
  • The university is a leader in apiculture, with the state producing 37% of the country’s honey. During the years 1962 to 1964, it was a pioneer in the successful introduction, establishment, and growth of the Italian honey bee (Apis mellifera) in India.
  • PAU has an Electron Microscopy & Nanoscience Laboratory (EMNL) that is equipped with cutting-edge electron microscopes and an atomic force microscope to support research in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

PAU Ludhiana Courses & Fees

The following are courses offered by PAU Ludhiana along with their details:

Program Program Details Selection Criteria
B.Tech
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Fees: INR 2,26,870
  • Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent with at least 50% marks in aggregate OR Diploma in the relevant discipline for regularly two years
PAU CET / JEE Main followed by counseling
B.Sc Hons.
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Fees: INR 70,770
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with at least 50% marks in aggregate OR Diploma in the relevant discipline for two years.
PAU CET followed by Counselling or Interview.
B.Sc Hons. + M.Sc
  • Duration: 5 Years
  • Fees: INR 1,78,880
  • Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent with at least 50% aggregate marks.
Entrance conducted by PAU
M.Sc
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Fees: INR 72,920
  • Eligibility: Graduation from respective disciple with at least 60% aggregate score.
Score in MET conducted by PAU followed by Interview
MBA
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Fees: INR 1,55,140
  • Eligibility: Graduation from any disciple with at least 60% aggregate score.
M.Tech
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Fees: INR 77,050
  • Eligibility: Graduation from respective disciple with at least 60% aggregate score.
MCA
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Fees: INR 66,560
  • Eligibility: Graduation from any disciple with at least 60% aggregate score.
MJMC
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Fees: INR 72,920
  • Eligibility: Graduation from any disciple with at least 60% aggregate score.
Diploma
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Fees: INR 53,570
  • Eligibility: 10th or equivalent from a recognized board
Based on a PAU interview or counseling session
PhD
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Fees: INR 84,390
  • Eligibility: Graduation from respective disciple with at least 60% aggregate score.
MET conducted by PAU followed by Interview/ ICAR score

PAU Ludhiana Placements

Punjab Agriculture University’s Counseling and Placement Guidance Cell not only assists students in finding jobs in related organizations but also looks after their overall progress. Various events such as guest lectures, mock interviews, and subject tutorials from corporate leaders are arranged by the placement cell for university students on a regular basis in this direction.

The average annual salary ranges from INR 2.5 lakhs to INR 4 lakhs approximately.

Top recruiters of these universities include:

Federal Bank PEPSICO Fortis VNR Seeds AXIS Bank
Amul John Deere Trident Nestle Ralson Tyres

PAU Ludhiana Scholarships

Punjab Agricultural University offers two types of scholarships. The following table consists of the details regarding scholarship name, eligibility, and amount:

Scholarship Names Scholarship Details
Dr. S.K.Vasal Scholarship One M.Sc. student with the highest OCPA in the discipline of Plant Breeding and Genetics will be awarded this scholarship of Rs. 1500/- per month.
Mrs. Jaswant Kaur Bindra w/o Dr. Onkar Singh Bindra Scholarship One M.Sc. student from the discipline of Entomology with the highest rank in the admission list will be granted this scholarship of 3000/- per month plus a contingency grant of 5000/- per year.

All the important scholarship application forms can be accessed on the university’s official website.

PAU Ludhiana FAQs

Ques. What if one makes an error in the application form and submitted that?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans: There is no way to modify the application form once it has been submitted. Applications that are incomplete or incorrect are likely to be rejected.

Ques: Can a candidate from outside Punjab apply for PAU admission?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans: No, PAU admission is only open to candidates from the state of Punjab or the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Ques: What are the basic selection criteria followed at PAU?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans: PAU follows the following as the basic selection criteria,

  • Entrance exam performance– 80% (60% MCQ +20% Subjective)
  • Masters’ Research by Thesis & Quality of the Thesis – 10%
  • Interview – 10%
Ques: What is the online application fee for admission to Punjab Agricultural University?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans: The online application fee for all entrance exams is INR 5,640.

Ques: What is the procedure for paying the application fee at PAU?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans: The application fee can be paid through a bank challan or online. Payment for offline forms can be made by Challan, in person at the PAU campus, or by mail.