Academic Callender

Academic Calendar for Under Graduate (other than 2017-18) and Post Graduate Programmes of Academic Session 2017 – 18 (WinterSemester - 2018)

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Particulars

Date

01.

Admission & Payment of fee & Registration

15.01.2018

02.

Commencement of Instructions

16.01.2018

03.

Last date for Registration

a)  With the permission of the Principal/Dean

23.01.2018

b)  With the permission of the Vice-Chancellor

03.02.2018

04.

Mid Term Examination

16.03.2018 to 28.03.2018

05.

Last date for withdrawal of courses (only for PG)

07.04.2018

06.

Practical Examination & Viva-Voce (Internal)

28.05.2018 to 02.06.2018

07.

Semester Final Examination (External)

04.06.2018 to 15.06.2018

Practical Examination & Viva-Voce (External)

08.

Last date for submission of internal marks (U.G.) to I/C, E.E. & E.C. through Autoamtion ID

12.06.2018

09.

Last date for submission of thesis (only for PG)

30.06.2018

10.

Semester break

16.06.2018

11.

Last date for submission of grades of PG students to the University by the Chairman through Automation ID

30.06.2018


Programmes & Syllabus

Details of Undergraduate Courses at Bihar Agricultural University

 Eligibility for Admission

Both sexes (male and female) shall be eligible for all Bachelor’s Degree Programmes. The candidates must be a permanent resident of the State of Bihar or domicile of the Bihar State. As many as 85% of the total seats in a particular degree programme shall be filled up through Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination or University Entrance, however, rest 15% of the seats shall be filled up by the candidates selected through All India Competitive Test conducted by ICAR/ VCI, New Delhi.

Maximum/Minimum Age Limit

The candidates must have completed 17 years of age on first of July and must not have completed 22 years of age on the said date of academic year in which the admission is sought.For B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree programme the minimum age limit is 17 years on or before December 31 of the ensuing year.

Minimum eligibility qualification for admission in various Under-Graduate

Degree Programmes

The minimum eligibility qualification required for admission in B. Sc. (Agriculture)/ B.Sc. (Horticulture) shall be Intermediate in Science i.e. (10+2) or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics combination. Students having passed I. Sc. examination with Physics, Chemistry and Agriculture shall not be eligible for admission in any of the under-graduate degree programmes of the university.

Time of Admission

Admission to each degree programme except for sponsored/ICAR candidates shall be made in the first Semester of the ensuing year only. Number of Seats The number of students to be admitted each year to the various academic programmes is as per approval of the Government of Bihar. However, at present, the availability of seats in different undergraduate degree programmes (College-wise) is as follows:

Sl. No. Name of Colleges Total Seats (100%) Bihar State Quota (85%) ICAR/VCI Quota (15%)
1. Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour, Bhagalpur 60 51 09
2. Mandan Bharti Agricultural College, Agwanpur, Saharsa 30 25 05
3. Agricultural College , Dumraon, Buxar 25 21 04
4. BholaPaswanShastri Agricultural College, Purnia 50 42 08
5. College of Horticulture, Noorsarai, Nalanda. 25 21 04
6. Dr. Kalam Agricultural College, Kishanganj. 60 51 09

Degree Awarded:

The following degrees are awarded by the university in various faculties as detailed below:

Agriculture Faculty:      1. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

     2 .Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

Veterinary Faculty:       1 .Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry

Dairy Technology:        1. Bachelor of Technology (Dairy Technology)

Duration of Degree Programmes.

The duration of various degree programmes shall be as follow:

B. Sc. (Ag.) Degree shall be of eight semesters which will consist of six semesters for course work and one semester for “Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE)” programme and one semester for “Experiential Learning”programme.
B. Sc. (Hort.) Degree shall be of eight (08) semesters which will consist of six semesters for course work and two semesters for “Experiential Learning” and “Rural Horticulture Work Experience (RHWE)” programme.
B.Tech. (Dairy Technology) Degree shall be of nine (09) semesters which will consist of seven (07) semesters for course work and one semester each for “Experiential Learning” as well as “In- Plant Training.”
Four additional semesters shall be permissible for each Bachelor degree programme in addition to normal duration being provided for completing a particular degree programme, if a student fails to complete the programme even in these additional four semesters, he/she shall cease to be the student of this university and shall not be permitted to continue his/her studies further in this university. The additional four semesters shall be counted from the date of his/her first admission in the from the first semester of the programme.

Details of Post-Graduate Courses at Bihar Agricultural University

Subject wise seats and eligibility criteria For admission in M.Sc.PROGRAMME:

 PG Subject wise seats

Sl. No. Subjects BAU Seats ICAR Seats Total Seats Eligibility Criteria
Agriculture Faculty
1. Agricultural Economics 4 1 5 B.Sc. (Ag)/B.Sc. (Hort)
2. Agricultural Statistics 2 0 2 B.Sc. (Ag)/B.Sc. (Hort)
3. Agronomy 7 3 10 B.Sc. (Ag)/B.Sc. (Hort)
4. Entomology 4 1 5 B.Sc. (Ag)/B.Sc. (Hort)
5. Extension Education 4< 1 5 B.Sc. (Ag)/B.Sc. (Hort)
6. Horticulture 18 5 23 B.Sc. (Ag)/B.Sc. (Hort)
7. Horticulture (Post Harvest Technology) 2 0 2 B.Sc. (Ag)/B.Sc. (Hort)
8. Molecular Biology & Biotechnology 4 1 5 B.Sc. (Ag)/B.Sc. (Hort)
9. Plant Breeding &  Genetics 9 3 12 B.Sc. (Ag)/B.Sc. (Hort)
10. Plant Pathology 6 2 8 B.Sc. (Ag)/B.Sc. (Hort)
11. Seed Science & Technology 2 0 2 B.Sc. (Ag)/B.Sc. (Hort)
12. Soil Science &  Agricultural Chemistry 9 3 12 B.Sc. (Ag)/B.Sc. (Hort)
Veterinary Faculty
1. Veterinary Microbiology 2 0 2 B.V. Sc. & A.H.
2. Veterinary Parasitology 4 1 5 B.V. Sc. & A.H.
3 Veterinary Pathology 2 0 2 B.V. Sc. & A.H.
4. Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology 2 0 2 B.V. Sc. & A.H.
5 Veterinary Surgery and Radiology 2 0 2 B.V. Sc. & A.H.

Ph.D. Subject wise seats

Sl. No. Subjects BAU Seats ICAR Seats Total Seats Eligibility Criteria
Agriculture Faculty
1. Agronomy 3 1 4 M. Sc. (Ag) in Agronomy
2. Extension Education 1 1 2 M. Sc. (Ag) in Agricultural Extension/ Extension Education
3. Horticulture (Olericulture) 3 1 4 M. Sc. (Ag) in Olericulture/ Vegetable Sciences/ Horticulture/Horticulture with specialization in Vegetable Sciences/ Horticulture with specialization in Post Harvest Technology
4. Horticulture (Pomology) 3 1 4 M. Sc. (Ag) in Pomology/ Horticulture/Horticulture with specialization in Fruit Sciences/ Horticulture with specialization in Post Harvest Technology.
5. Plant Breeding & Genetics 2 1 3 M. Sc. (Ag) in Agricultural Botany/ Plant Breeding/ Genetics/ Genetics and Plant Breeding/Plant Breeding & Genetics.
6. Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry 4 2 6 M. Sc. (Ag) in Soil Sciences/ Agricultural Chemistry/ Agricultural Physics / Soil Microbiology/ Soil Chemistry/ Water Science and Technology/Soil & Water Conservation/Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
Veterinary Faculty
1. Live Stock Production Management 1 1 2 M. V. Sc. in Livestock Production Management/Animal Husbandry.
2. Veterinary Parasitology 1 1 2 M. V. Sc. in Veterinary Parasitology