Eligibility criteria for various degree progreammes
Eligibility for Undergraduate Degree Programmes

Age
A candidate for undergraduate degree programme shall be at least 16 years of age as on 01-08-2019 (i.e, must have been born before 01-08-2003) for all the programmes other than B.V.Sc & A.H.

Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination in one sitting or in betterment examination in minimum four subjects as per Board’s criteria. Candidates passing in supplementary or compartmental or improvement examination in a single subject are not eligible. To become eligible for admission in to various degree programmes of the University, a candidate must have passed in all the subjects, separately for theory and practical in the qualifying examination.

B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture, B. Sc. (Hons) Horticulture and B.F.Sc. Degree Programme
Eligibility:
1. A candidate must have passed Higher Secondary/10+2/ Intermediate examination with Physics , Chemistry and Biology (PCB) or Physics , Chemistry and Agriculture (PCAg) from a recognized University or Board.
2. A candidate must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate for Gen/OBC/UPS category and 40% in aggregate for SC/ST/DAC in qualifying examination.

B.Sc (Hons) Sericulture Degree Programme
Eligibility:
1. A candidate must have passed Higher Secondary/10+2/Intermediate examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) or Physics, Chemistry and Agriculture (PCAg) or Physics , Chemistry and Forestry (PC Forestry) or Physics, Chemistry Mathametics and Biology (PCMB) from a recognized University or Board.
2. A candidate must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate for Gen/OBC/UPS category and 40% in aggregate for SC/ST/DAC in qualifying examination.

B.V.Sc. & A.H. Degree Programme
Eligibility:
Admission into the B. V. Sc. & A. H. programmes of the University will be governed by the Veterinary Council of India – Minimum Standards of Veterinary Education (Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry Degree course) Regulations, 2016. However, the candidates must fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria laid down by the University.

Extracts of the VCI Regulations,(MSVE 2016)

Veterinary Entrance Test 2019 (VET 2019)

Eligibility for B.V.Sc. & A.H. Degree Programme
Eligibility:
(10 + 2) passed students from Science stream having the certificate of Permanent Residence of Assam only should apply for the test. Those who are appearing in (10 + 2, science) are also eligible to sit in the VET 2019, but they have to pass 10 + 2 exam before the date of admission. The wards of defence/para-military personnel posted in the State of Assam for at least one year are also eligible to apply for VET 2019.

1. The candidate shall have to appear in Veterinary Entrance Test (VET) to be conducted by AAU on the date & time notified (Sunday, June 16 , 2019 )
2. Also refer to the eligibility criteria mentioned in the extracts of the MSVE 2016
3. The sponsored candidates from foreign country under Bilateral/ Multilateral Agreement and NRI/NRI Sponsored candidates shall however be exempted from appearing in the VET 2019 provided that they meet the minimum eligibility requirements in force.

B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science/ Food Nutrition & Dietetics degree programme

Eligibility:
1. A candidate must have passed Higher Secondary/10+2/Intermediate examination with Physics, Chemistry & Biology (PCB) or Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology (PCMB) or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry & Agriculture (PCAg) or Physics, Chemistry & Home Science (PCHSc.) as subjects from a recognized University or Board.
Marks for either Mathematics or Biology, whichever is higher shall be considered for working out the percentage of marks required for admission.
2. A candidate must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate for Gen/OBC/UPS category and 40% marks in aggregate for SC/ST/DAC in qualifying examination.

Eligibility for VLEW, VFA, F.D. & S.D.

Eligibility:
Eligibility for VLEW, VFA, F.D. & S.D. : In case of candidates working as VLEW/VFA/FD/SD in the State of Assam, the minimum qualification for admission shall be as under:
a) A candidate must have passed at least Higher Secondary/10+2 or equivalent examinations in science group with Physics, Chemistry & Biology (or Botany and Zoology in place of Biology), with 45% marks in aggregate and must have passed in all subjects in one sitting.
b) Maximum age should not exceed 35 years on 01-08-2019
c) Should possess at least 3 years practical field experience
d) Must be sponsored by the Director of Agriculture, Director of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Director of Fisheries, Director of Sericulture, Govt. of Assam, respectively, for B. Sc. (Hons) Agriculture, B. V. Sc. & A. H., B. F. Sc. and B.Sc (Hons) Sericulture degree programmes

Eligibility for Master's Degree Programmes
Common Entrance Test 2019 (CET 2019)

There shall be a Common Entrance Test (CET), Faculty-wise for admission into all the Master’s degree programmes of the University except for MBA, MSc (Food Tech), MSc (Agri) in Agricultural Biotechnology, MSc (Agri) in Bio-Chemistry & Agril. Chemistry and MVSc in Animal Biotechnology Programme. Admission into Master’s Degree programme through the Entrance Test shall be restricted to the students from NE States only, except for the seats earmarked for ICAR/NRI/NRI-sponsored/International Student category. However, only one seat in each of the Department shall be made available to out-side Assam candidates provided, they qualify the CET 2019. If eligible, they will be given admission against payment of higher fee prescribed by the University. The CET will be of 200 marks (50 for general aptitude and 150 for the professional paper (Agriculture/Community Science/Fisheries/Horticulture/Sericulture/Veterinary Science) to be taken in 2 hours. There will be academic weightage as well, for 100 marks to be computed on the basis of CGPA obtained at graduate level.

The questions for the CET, 2019 will be of multiple choice type and answers are to be given on OMR sheet. The questions for the test will be set from the courses taught during the undergraduate programme. The distribution of marks for various Faculties will be as follows.

i. Faculty of Fisheries/Veterinary Science: 50 Marks for aptitude + 150 Marks for the profession.
ii. Faculty of Agriculture/Horticulture/Sericulture: 50 Marks for aptitude + 75 Marks for Common Courses + 75 Marks for the profession concerned
iii. Faculty of Community Science: 50 Marks for aptitude + 120 Marks for Common Courses + 30 Marks from Elective subjects (with five different options)

The questions for aptitude test will be common to all the Faculties.

The CET, 2019 will be held on 8th July, 2019 from 10.00 AM to 12.00 noon at Guwahati (For Veterinary Science), Jorhat (For Agriculture/Community Science/Horticulture/Sericulture) and Roha (For Fisheries Science)

To qualify for admission, the minimum cut off marks in CET (Master’s degree) shall be 55.00 per cent, which is relaxable to 50.00 per cent in case of in-service candidates.


M.Sc. (Agri), M.V.Sc., M.Sc. (Community Science) & M.F.Sc. Degree Programme

A candidate must have passed the B.Sc. (Agri) /B.Sc. (Hort.) / B.Sc (Agri. Biotech) / B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture / Horticulture / B.Sc.(H.Sc.) / B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science / B.F.Sc. / B.Tech (Fishery Science) of 4 years duration / B.V.Sc & A.H. (as the case may be) degree examination of this University or any other University recognized by this University securing minimum CGPA of 2.60/4.00 scale or 3.25/5.00 scale or 6.60/10.00 scale for Gen/OBC/UPS category and 2.20/4.00 or 2.75/5.00 or 5.60/10.00 for SC/ST/DAC. This shall be relaxable for candidates having 5 years of service experience and deputed by the Govt. of Assam/AAU to a CGPA of 2.30 in 4.00 scale or 5.70 in 10.00 scale or 45% of marks in traditional system. One seat in each of the disciplines will be reserved for in-service candidate of AAU/Govt. of Assam.

In case where Grade points are not awarded only marks are awarded, the candidate must have secured at least 60% marks for General/OBC/UPS category and 50% marks for SC/ST/DAC category.

In addition to that B.Tech (Food Technology)/B.Sc Food Science & Technology/Horticulture/ Biochemistry of 4 year duration will also be eligible for M.Sc (Community Science) in Food Science & Nutrition. Also the student with B.Sc.(Agri)/B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture will be eligible for M.Sc (Community Science) in Extension and Communication Management.

The students completing B.Sc. (Hons) Sericulture Programme shall also be eligible to apply for admission into M.Sc (Agri) Programme in the disciplines of Agric Biotechnology, Agri-Business Management, Agric. Extension Education, Agric. Statistics, Entomology and Sericulture.

M. Sc. (Food Technology) Degree Programme

A candidate must have passed B.Sc., B.Sc. (Agri)/B.Sc. (Hort)/B.V.Sc. & A.H./B.Sc. (Home Science)/B.Sc. (Food Science)/B.E./B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture/Home Science/B.FSc or other equivalent degree of this university or any other university recognized by the Assam Agricultural University securing a minimum CGPA 2.60/4.00 or 3.25/5.00 scale or 6.60/10.00 scale for Gen/OBC/UPS category and 5.60/10.00 or 2.75/5.00 or 2.20/4.00 for SC/ST/DAC Category. In case where Grade points are not awarded, only marks are awarded, the candidate must have secured at least 60% marks for GEN/OBC/UPS category and 50% marks for SC/ST/DAC category.

Selection of the candidates for admission into M.Sc. (Food Technology) is based on the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Department concerned.

M. Sc. (Agri) in Sericulture Degree Programme

A candidate must have passed B.Sc. with Zoology, Chemistry and Botany, preferably with honours in Zoology with at least 45% marks in aggregate and should have at least 3 years of service experience and must be sponsored by the Govt. of Assam or the Central Silk Board. Candidates with B.Sc. (Agri) with a CGPA of 2.60 in 4.00 scale or 6.60 in 10.00 scale are also eligible to apply.

In addition, B.Sc(Seri)/B.Sc.(Hons) Sericulture candidate may also be considered for admission into M.Sc(Agri.) Sericulture, till the PG programmes are started under the College of Sericulture.

MBA (Agri Business) Degree Programme

A candidate must have passed the B.Sc. (Agri), B.V.Sc. & A.H., B.E. (Agril. Engineering), B.Sc. (Dairy Science), B.Sc. (Home Science) of four year duration, B.F.Sc. or B.Sc. (Forestry) (as the case may be), B.Sc.(Hons) Agri/Hort/H.Sc./Forestry/B.Tech (Ag. Engg.) degree examination of this University or any other University recognized by this University securing a minimum CGPA of 2.60 in 4.00 or 3.25/5.00 or 6.60/10.00 for Gen/OBC/UPS category and 2.20/4.00 or 2.75/5.00 or 5.60/10.00 for SC/ST/DAC category. This is relaxable to candidates having 5 years of service experience and deputed by Govt. of Assam to a CGPA 2.30 in 4.00 scale or 5.70 in 10.00 scale or 45.00% marks in traditional system.

In case where grade points are not awarded only marks are awarded, the candidate must have secured at least 60% marks for Gen/OBC/UPS category and 50% marks for SC/ST/DAC Category.

Selection of the candidates for admission into MBA (Agri Business) is based on the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Department concerned.

M. Sc. (Agri) degree programme in Biotechnology

Eligibility for appearing in entrance test will be same as indicated in Clause 4.2.1. Selection of the candidates for admission to M.Sc. (Agri) degree programme in Biotechnology is based on academic records and performance in the entrance test. Fifty per cent (50%) weightage is given for the academic record and 50% on the entrance test. Entrance tests consist of two papers - Paper I - General aptitude (50 marks), Paper II - Subject matter (150 marks) and viva- voce examination - (50 marks). Fifty per cent (50%) of the total intake will be considered for admission in this programme through Combined Biotechnology Entrance Test conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru University with preference to basic degree in Agriculture. The candidates from general stream shall have to undergo a bridge course. A maximum number of 10 (ten) students will be eligible to avail DBT-Studentship at the rate of Rs.7,500/- per month based on merit and subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria as notified. Students admitted through ICAR-JRF are not eligible to receive DBT- Studentship.

M. Sc. (Agri) degree programme in Bio-Chemistry and Agril. Chemistry

A Candidate must have passed B.Sc. in Agriculture/Horticulture / Forestry/Sericulture or B.Sc in Chemistry / Bio-Chemistry / biotechnology / Life Science / Fishery / Diary / Food Science and/or Food Technology / Food Science & Nutrition degree of this University or any other University securing a minimum CGPA 2.60/4.00 or 3.25/5.00 scale or 6.60 /10.00 scale for Gen / OBC / UPS category and 5.60/10.00 scale or 2.75/5.00 or 2.20/4.00 for SC/ ST/ DAC category. In case where Grade points are not awarded, only marks are awarded, the candidate must have secured at least 60% marks for Gen/OBC/UPS Category and 50% marks for SC/ST/DAC Category. The Admitted Candidate with non-Agri Background shall have to undergo a bridge course as accepted by the University. Out of Total seats, 30% seats shall be earmarked for this category of students.

Selection of the candidates for admission into M.Sc.(Agri) in Bio-Chemistry and Agril. Chemistry is based on the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Department concerned.

M. V. Sc. degree programme in Animal Biotechnology

Eligibility for appearing in entrance test will be same as indicated in Clause 4.2.1. For admission to the M.V.Sc. degree programme in Animal Biotechnology, a candidate has to pass B.V.Sc & A.H. from a recognized university securing a minimum CGPA of 2.60 in 4.00 scale or 6.60 in 10.00 scale. In case where Grade points are not awarded only marks are awarded, the candidate must have secured at least 60% marks for Gen/OBC/UPS category amd 50% marks for SC/ST/DAC category. Out of 10 seats available per year, 5 seats are open for candidates who qualify in the Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. For rest of the seats, a separate entrance examination shall be conducted by AAU as per the following marks distribution and pattern on a notified date in due course.

1. Animal genetics & breeding = 20 marks
2. Animal reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics = 15 marks
3. Veterinary bio-chemistry = 25 marks
4. Veterinary microbiology = 25 marks
5. Veterinary physiology = 15 marks

Types of questions: Objectives (Multiple choices)

Syllabus: UG syllabus of the concerned subjects as per recommendations of the Veterinary Council of India.

Eligibility for Ph.D. Degree Programme
Entrance Test 2019

The entrance test for admission into PhD programmes of the University shall be conducted by the respective Departments on July 12, 2019 (Friday) for 100 marks and shall be subjective in nature. The Ph.D Entrance Test shall be open for all and one seat in each of the Department will be earmarked for In-service candidates, over and above the reservations under statutory requirements. The admission of students from outside Assam under open category (dependening on seat availability) shall be subject to payment of Higher Fee as shown in the Information Bulletin.

The minimum cut-off marks for admission into Ph.D programme shall stand at 60.00 per cent, which is relaxable to 55.00 per cent in case of in-service candidates.


Faculties of Agriculture, Community Science and Fisheries Science

A candidate must have passed M.Sc. (Agri)/M.Sc.(H.Sc.)/M.F.Sc. (As the case may be) degree examinations in the concerned discipline of this University or any other University recognized by this University with basic degree in Agriculture/Home Science/Fisheries Science with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in 4.00 scale or 7.00 in 10.00 scale or 58.00% of marks in the traditional system relaxable for deputed candidates having 5 years of service experience to a CGPA of 2.85 in 4.00 scale or 6.70 in 10.00 scale or 55.00% of marks in the traditional system. One seat in each of the disciplines shall remain reserved for in-service candidate of AAU and Govt. of Assam.

The admission into Ph.D. programme in Agricultural Biotechnology shall be on the basis of the entrance examination to be conducted by the respective department with 70% reservation for the students with Agriculture & Allied backgrounds. The entrance examination will consist of two parts- written test and personal interview. The written test will have two papers, Paper I and Paper II. Paper I will be objective type and will cover general awareness, current affairs, general aptitude, reasoning ability, English language, general mathematics, physics, chemistry etc. The paper II will consist of both objective & subjective questions from the fields such as general biotechnology, plant physiology, genetics, microbiology and biochemistry. A personal interview will be conducted among the qualified candidates immediately after the written test. Finally the candidates will be selected giving equal weightage to academic record, performance in written test and personal interview.

Note 1: Considering the HR needs in the field of Biotechnology, 30% of the total intake of the Ph.D. programme in the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology under the Faculty of Agriculture shall be made open to the Non-Agri students completing 10+2+3 pattern majoring in Biochemistry/ Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology/ Botany/Microbiology with 55% marks. Such students shall have to undergo a bridge course, either simultaneously or separately.

Note 2: Other requirements remaining the same, a student completing M.F.Sc. in Aquatic Environment Management/Fishery Resource Management is also eligible to apply for admission into Ph.D Programme in Aquaculture. And the students with M.F.Sc. in Aquaculture/Fishery Resource Management are eligible to apply for Ph.D in Aquatic Environment Management.

Faculty of Veterinary Science

A candidate must have passed M.V.Sc. examination in concerned discipline of this University or any other University recognized by this University with basic degree in Veterinary Science with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in 4.00 scale or 7.00 in 10.00 scale or 58.00% of marks in traditional system.

The admission into Ph.D. programme in Animal Biotechnology shall be on the basis of the written test to be conducted by the College and the students completing M.V.Sc. in Animal Biotechnology /Veterinary Microbiology /Veterinary Biochemistry /Veterinary Physiology /Animal Genetics & Breeding/Animal Reproduction, Gynecology & Obstetrics /Animal Nutrition/ Veterinary Pathology/ Veterinary Parasitology with a minimum CGPA of 7.00 in 10.00 point scale will be eligible for the course.

Note: The candidates serving as JRFs/SRFs/RAs at AAU are eligible to apply for admission into the PG Programmes subject to fulfillment of other eligibility criteria.