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Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir [SKUAST] Srinagar Admission 2021: Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Application Proces

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

SKUAST, Srinagar has now closed the registration process for spring semester to its UG, PG and PhD courses for the academic year 2021. Application forms for admissions to autumn semester will tentatively be released in the month of June, 2021.

In order to be eligible for UG and PG courses at SKUAST Srinagar, candidates have to be permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. However, for admissions in research level courses, NRI and NRI sponsored candidates are also eligible to apply. In respect of undergraduate degree programmes, the candidates must not be less than 17 years and more than 28 years as of December 31, 2021, i.e., the candidates born by or before 31-12-2004 only can apply.

SKUAST, Srinagar is renowned for various UG, PG and PhD courses including B.Tech and M.Tech in disciplines like Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary Sciences, Fisheries and Forestry. The admissions to graduate and master’s courses is totally based on University Entrance Examination (UET) which is conducted in three streams, i.e, PCB, PCM and PCBM for UG courses.

The admission process to the PhD course at SKUAST, Srinagar is completed in two steps, i.e, UET followed by RAA (Research Aptitude Assessment). Candidates with JRF/SRF do not need to appear in UET and will be admitted against supernumerary seats.

SKUAST Srinagar Admission Dates 2021

Events Dates
UET PhD 2021 March 20, 2021
RAA 2021 April 5 – April 6, 2021
Merit list of selected candidates April 12, 2021
Registration for Spring semester 2021 April 22 – April 23, 2021
Start of registrations for autumn semester June 2021
University Entrance Test for autumn semester September 2021

SKUAST Srinagar BTech Admissions 2021

SKUAST offers a BTech program for a minimum duration of 4 years under the Faculty of Horticulture. The course is offered in full time mode and a maximum of 20 students are admitted each year.

Course Specializations
BTech Agricultural Engineering

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 examinations with English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • Candidates must also have secured a minimum of 50% (40% for reserved category students) marks in aggregate.

Selection Criteria

  • Selection of the candidates is completely based on University Entrance Test (UET).
  • Merit list based on candidates’ performance in UET is released and the candidates shortlisted are called for counselling.

SKUAST Srinagar UG Admissions 2021

SKUAST offers B.V.Sc & A.H, B.Sc Hons. and B.F.Sc. courses at undergraduate level under the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry, and Faculty of Fisheries respectively. The minimum course duration of B.V.Sc & A.H is 5 years and 6 months whereas B.Sc Hons and B.F.Sc are offered for a minimum duration of 4 years.

Course Specializations
B.V.Sc & A.H
B.Sc Hons. Agriculture, Sericulture, Forestry, Horticulture
B.F.Sc

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 examinations with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects.
  • Candidates must also have secured a minimum of 50% (40% for reserved category students) marks in aggregate.

Selection Criteria

  • Selection of the candidates is completely based on University Entrance Test (UET).
  • Merit list based on candidates’ performance in UET is released and the candidates shortlisted are called for counselling.

SKUAST Srinagar MTech Admissions 2021

SKUAST provides Masters in Technology as a full time regular course for a minimum duration of 2 years. Below mentioned are the details:

Course Specializations
MTech Soil & Water Engineering, Farm Machinery & Power Engineering, Processing and Food Engineering

Eligibility Criteria

  • For admissions to Soil & Water Engineering and Farm Machinery & Power Engineering, applicants must have a B.Tech degree in Agricultural Engineering.
  • For admissions to Processing and Food Engineering, applicants must have a B.Tech degree in Agricultural Engineering/ Food Technology or Chemical Engineering.

Selection Criteria

  • Selection to the MTech program at SKUAST is completely based on the University Entrance Test (UET).
  • Merit list based on candidates’ performance in UET is released and the candidates shortlisted are called for counselling.

SKUAST Srinagar PG Admissions 2021

SKUAST offers Masters in Science (MSc), Masters in Horti-Business Management (HBM), Masters in Fisheries Science (M.F.Sc) and Masters in Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc) at postgraduate level for a minimum duration of 2 years. Below mentioned are the details:

Course Specializations
M.Sc Agriculture, Soil Science, Microbiology, Agriculture Extension & Communication, Forestry, Horticulture, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Food Science & Technology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Sericulture, Microbiology
M.V.Sc Animal Genetics and Breeding, Animal Nutrition, Animal Reproduction, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Veterinary Anatomy & Histology, Livestock Products Technology, Poultry Science, Livestock Production & Management, Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension, Veterinary Biochemistry, Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Ethics and Jurisprudence, Veterinary Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, Veterinary Microbiology & Immunology, Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Veterinary Physiology, Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, Veterinary Public Health, Animal Biotechnology
HBM
M.F.Sc Aquatic Environment Management, Fish Health Management, Aquaculture, Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology, Fish Biotechnology, Fisheries Resource Management, Fisheries Extension

Eligibility Criteria

For M.Sc:

  • Candidates shall have a Bachelors’ degree in Science in related discipline of a recognized institute.
  • Candidates with a Bachelors’ Degree in Agriculture/ Forestry/ Horticulture/ B.V.Sc. & A.H/ B.F.Sc/ B.Sc Home Science/ BTech Agricultural Engineering/ B.Sc Dairy Sciences are eligible to apply for M.Sc Agricultural Economics.
  • Candidates with a Bachelors’ Degree in Agriculture/ Food Technology/ Horticulture/ B. Tech in Food Technology/ BTech in Agricultural Engineering are eligible to apply for M.Sc in Food Science & Technology.
  • Candidates with a Bachelors’ Degree in Agriculture/ Sericulture/ Horticulture/ Forestry/ B.V.Sc. & A.H./ B.F.Sc./ B Tech in Agriculture Engineering are eligible for M.Sc in Environmental Science.

For M.V.Sc:

Candidates must have a Bachelor degree in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & A.H) of a recognized institute.

For M.F.Sc:

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry Science (B.F.Sc) of a recognized institute.

Selection Criteria

  • Selection to the MTech program at SKUAST is completely based on the University Entrance Test (UET).
  • Merit list based on candidates’ performance in UET is released and the candidates shortlisted are called for counselling.

SKUAST Srinagar PhD Admissions 2021

SKUAST offers a doctorate degree in 5 specializations for a minimum duration of 3 years. Below mentioned are the details:

Course Specializations
PhD Agriculture/Sericulture, Veterinary Sciences, Fishery Science, Forestry, Horticulture

Eligibility Criteria

The basic eligibility criteria for admissions to PhD courses is that the candidates must have a valid master’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 6.50 on a 10.00 scale or 65% marks from an Institute/ University recognized by the ICAR/UGC. The particular eligibility criteria set by the institute is as follows:

  • For PhD Agriculture/Sericulture: Candidates shall have a MSc in Agriculture/ Sericulture or any other related subjects.
  • For PhD Veterinary Sciences: Candidates shall have a M.V.Sc or equivalent degree in related subjects.
  • For PhD Fisheries: Candidates shall possess a M.F.Sc or equivalent degree in related subjects.
  • For PhD Horticulture: Candidates shall have a M.Sc in concerned subjects.
  • For PhD Forestry: Candidates must have passed M.Sc Forestry or equivalent in related subjects.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates first need to appear for and qualify University Entrance Test conducted comprising 120 multiple choice objective questions to be attempted in 2 hours for 90 marks.
  • The university will then publish a merit list of candidates based on their performance in UET.
  • Candidates shortlisted then need to appear for Research Aptitude Assessment.
  • Final selection will be based on the candidate’s cumulative performance in UET and RAA followed by counselling.

How to Apply?

Application forms for admissions will be released on the official university website. Below mentioned are the steps to be followed to apply for UG, PG and PhD courses at SKUAST:

  1. Visit the official website of SKUAST Srinagar.
  2. Fill the application form carefully with correct personal and academic details.
  3. Upload scanned signature and photograph. Submit the application form.
  4. Applicants then have to pay a non-refundable amount of INR 1,500 through debit/ credit/ e-challan/ net banking.
  5. Take a print out of the application form for future reference.
  6. Candidates then need to appear for UET, admit cards for which can be downloaded from the official institute website.
  7. Seats of various programmes will be allocated through a counselling process arranged by SKUAST Srinagar.
  8. The shortlisted candidates for the counselling will have to submit a duly completed “Counseling Form” (which will be provided during counselling) with self-attested photocopies of all the mentioned documents.
  9. The candidates have to deposit a non-refundable counselling fee of INR 1,000/ in the Counseling Hall through the J&K Bank Branch of SKUAST-K.
  10. If a candidate fails to register himself/ herself and deposit the fee at the time of counselling/admission, his/her candidature will be cancelled and the seat allotted to the next candidate on merit in the respective category.

Documents Required:

  • 10+2 level mark sheets and certificates indicating the date of birth (for UG candidates).
  • Proof of being a permanent resident of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Mark sheets and certificates of Graduation Level with the transcript.
  • Marks Certificate of UET issued by the concerned Board.
  • Scanned softcopy of Passport size photo, signature and thumb impression of the candidate.
  • Category certificate under which claiming benefit of reservation.

SKUAST Srinagar Admission FAQs

Ques. What residential facilities does SKUAST Srinagar have for students?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. SKUAST Srinagar has a lot of facilities for students and the residential facility is one of them. They have separate hostels for boys and girls including 2 boys’ hostels and 2 girls’ hostels. Students can enjoy state-of-the-art facilities provided by the university for both male and female students.

Ques. What is the UG fee structure for BVSC & AH in SKUAST Srinagar?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. The fee structure of SKUAST Srinagar for BVSC & AH is quite reasonable. During admission, the candidates have to pay INR 13,400 and the fee for each recurring semester is INR 20,900. And for the self-finance category, the amount is INR 1,30,000 per year.

Ques. What is the fee structure for Master Degree programmes in SKUAST Srinagar?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. The fee structure of SKUAST Srinagar for all the master degree programmes are the same. The candidate needs to pay an amount of INR 9700 and INR 13,500 for each recurring semester. Candidates who fall under the self-finance category will be paying INR 30,000 per year.

Ques. What are the fees structure for NRI/NRI Sponsored/foreign national candidates except for Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh for the PhD course in SKUAST Srinagar?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. NRI-NRIs/Other states-Union Territories (except J&K & Ladakh)/ Foreign National candidates have to pay an amount of INR 30,600 per year. Self-financed category students have to pay INR 1,00,000 per year for PhD programmes.

Ques. Are there any scholarships provided by SKUAST, Srinagar?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. Yes. The university offers various scholarships and education loan facilities for its students based on their merit, category, eligibility and various other parameters. Some of them are:

  1. Merit Scholarship
  2. Student Welfare Fund
  3. Post Matric Scholarship
  4. Frontier Scholarship
  5. Maulana Azad National Fellowship