ICAR’s entrance examination for UG programmes in agriculture to be held on Sep 7-8

New Delhi, August 24

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on Monday stated all India entrance examination for undergraduate programmes in agriculture will likely be performed by the National Testing Agency on September 7-Eight this yr.

The dates for the post-graduate and PhD programmes are but to be introduced, it stated.

Earlier, the examination was scheduled to be performed in June but it surely was postponed on account of various phases of lockdowns and different Central authorities tips associated to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the examination has been planned in shifts on 2 days so that applicants can maintain the social distancing during online examination and avoid long travels,” the ICAR stated in an announcement.

The dates for downloading of admit playing cards and declaration of consequence will quickly be declared by the NTA on its official web sites, www.nta.ac.in and/or https://icar.nta.nic.in.

About 1,97,837 college students are showing for undergraduate programmes in agriculture in numerous universities, and the National Testing Agency (NTA) has mounted about 178 examination centres for the CBT (Computer Based Test), it stated.

The ICAR yearly conducts all India entrance examination (AIEEs) for admission to Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral diploma programmes within the Agricultural Universities (AUs) accredited by it.

Admissions are performed for 15 per cent seats of UG diploma programmes and 25 per cent seats every of Master’s and Doctoral diploma programmes of AUs below the ICAR-AU system.

At current, there are 74 AUs comprising 63 State Agricultural Universities, three Central Agricultural Universities, 4 ICAR-Deemed-to-be Universities and 4 Central Universities with agriculture school.

According to ICAR, the candidates having handed with 10+2 Senior Secondary or equal examination of a recognised Indian Board/college can apply for showing within the examination for admission to an undergraduate diploma programme.

Based on their benefit rank, the candidates will get entry to the college of their alternative by means of the net counselling to be performed by ICAR after the examination.

The undergraduate college students, primarily based upon prescribed standards, will likely be eligible to obtain a National Talent Scholarship (NTS) of Rs 3,000 per thirty days.                 

However, for admission to Master’s and Doctoral diploma programmes, ICAR stated that AIEE dates will likely be shortly introduced. The ICAR awards 600 ICAR-PG Scholarships and 300 JRF/SRF, it added.

Those candidates who aren’t in a position to safe ICAR-PG Scholarship, primarily based upon prescribed standards, will likely be eligible to obtain NTS (PG) amounting to Rs 5,000 per thirty days, whereas the quantity of ICAR PG scholarship is Rs 12,640 per thirty days, JRF/SRF is awarded @ Rs 31,000 for the primary two years of examine (JRF) and Rs 35,000 for the ultimate yr of examine (SRF).

ICAR Deputy Director General (Agricultural Education) R C Agarwal knowledgeable that there are great alternatives for employment/self-employment of graduates in agriculture and allied disciplines in private and non-private sectors within the nation in addition to overseas.

The ICAR is specializing in imparting inclusive and equitable high quality training to nurture graduates and postgraduates who’re job suppliers slightly than being the job seekers, he added. PTI


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