Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University
Pusa, Samastipur – 848 125, Bihar, India


Degree Programme

Degree Programmes / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to all the degree programmes shall be made through Competitive Entrance Examination conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Reservation policy is as per Central Government rules.

S. No.Degree Programme OfferedNo. of SeatsEligibility 


Subjects which the candidate must have passed in 10+2 Examination

i.B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture99PCB/PCMB/PCM/ Inter-Agriculture
ii.B. Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture33PCB/PCMB/PCM/ Inter-Agriculture
iii.B. F. Sc. 44PCB/PCMB/ Inter-Agriculture
iv.B. Sc. (Hons.) Community Science44PCB/PCMB/PCM
v.B. Tech. Agricultural Engineering44PCM/PCMB
vi.B. Tech. Bio-Technology55PCM/PCMB/PCB
P = PhysicsC = ChemistryB = BiologyM = MathematicsA = Agriculture

Candidate must have passed Bachelor degree examination from a recognized university in the concerned field under 10+2+4/10+6 years degree. Broad eligibility qualifications for admission to different disciplines are as below:-

S. No.Degree OfferedSubject/ DisciplineNo. of SeatsEligibility Qualifications
i.M. Sc.Agricultural Biotechnology05+01*B.Sc or B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture /Forestry/Sericulture/B.Tech Bio-technology
ii.M.Sc.Microbiology06B.Sc.  or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture/ Forestry/ Sericulture/Microbiology/B.Tech. Bio-Technology/B.Tech Dairy Technology/B.V Sc. &A.H./B.Sc. Home Science/ B.Sc. Community Science/ B.Tech.Food Technology
iii.M. Sc. (Ag)Plant  Physiology06+01*B.Sc.  or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture
iv.M. Sc. (Ag)Agricultural Statistics06+01*B.Sc.  or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture/ Forestry/Sericulture/Agriculture Marketing & Coop/B. Tech Bio-Technology/ B.F.Sc./ B.V Sc. & A.H./B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering
v.M. Sc. (Ag)Agricultural Economics13+02*B.Sc.  or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture/ Forestry/ Agriculture Marketing & Coop
vi.M. Sc. (Ag)Agronomy22+04*B.Sc. (Ag.) or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture
vii.M. Sc. (Ag)Entomology13+02*B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture/ Forestry/Sericulture
viii.M. Sc. (Ag)Extension Education10+02*B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture/ Forestry/Sericulture
ix.M. Sc. (Ag)Horticulture (Vegetable Science)06+01*B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture
x.M. Sc. (Ag)Horticulture (Fruit Science)06+01*B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture
xi.M. Sc. (Ag)Nematology06+01*B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture/ Forestry
xii.M. Sc. (Ag)Plant Breeding & Genetics18+03*B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture/ Forestry
xiii.M. Sc. (Ag)Plant Pathology13+02*B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture/ Forestry
xiv.M. Sc. (Ag)Soil Science13+01*B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture
xv.M. Sc.Family Resources Management06B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons.) Home Science/ Community Science
xvi.M. Sc.Food & Nutrition06B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons.) Home Science/ Community Science
xvii.M. Sc.Home Science Extension & Communication Management09B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons.) Home Science/ Community Science
xviii.M. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)Processing & Food Engineering06+01*B.Tech. Agril Engg./Agriculture & Food Engg./Mechanical/Civil/Electrical/ Electronics/ Food Engg./Processing and Food Engg. / Chemical Engg.
xix.M. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)Soil & Water Engineering06+01*B.Tech. Agril. Engg./ Mechanical / Civil / Electrical/Electronics
xx.M. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)Farm Machinery & Power Engineering06+01*B.Tech. Agril. Engg./ Mechanical / Civil / Electrical/Electronics/Production Engg.
xxi.M.B.A.Agri-Business51B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/Horticulture/ Forestry/Sericulture/ B. Tech. Bio-Technology/ B.Tech. Dairy Technology/B.V Sc. &A.H./ B.Sc. Home Science/B.Sc. Community Science/ B.Tech.Food Technology/Food Science/ Agriculture Marketing & Co-operation/ Commercial Agri-Business Management/ B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering/ B.F.Sc.
xxii.M.B.A.Rural Management30B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/ Horticulture/Forestry/Sericulture/ B. Tech. Bio-Technology/B.Tech. Dairy Technology/ B.V Sc. & A.H./ B.Sc. Home Science/B.Sc. Community Science/ B.Tech. Food Technology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Marketing & Co-operation/Commercial Agri-Business Management/ B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering/ B.F.Sc.
xxivM.F.Sc.Fisheries resource Management06B.F.Sc.

*In-service seats


Indian nationals having passed Master’s Degree in the concerned subject from any recognized university in India and abroad.

S. No.Subject/ DisciplineNo. of SeatsEligibility Qualifications
i.Agricultural Biotechnology 04+01*M.Sc. (Agril. Bio-Technology/ M.Sc. (Ag.) Agril. Bio-Technology/ M.Sc. Mol. Biology & Bio-Technology/ M.Sc. (Ag.)Mol. Biology &Biotechnology/ M.Sc. (Ag.) Mol. Biology.
ii.Plant Physiology02+01*Master’s degree in Plant Physiology / Crop Physiology.
iii.Agricultural Economics03+01*M.Sc. (Ag.) Economics/ Dairy Economics/ Animal Husbandry Economics/ Fisheries Economics.
iv.Agronomy05+02*M. Sc. (Ag.) Agronomy.
v.Entomology03+01*M.Sc. (Ag.) Entomology / Plant Protection with Specialization in Entomology.
vi.Extension Education02+01*M.Sc. (Ag.) Extension Education/Extension/Education/Communication / Dairy Extension / Fisheries Extension.
vii.Plant Breeding & Genetics04+02*M. Sc. (Ag.) Plant Breeding & Genetics / M. Sc. (Ag.) Genetics & Plant Breeding / M. Sc. (Ag.) Genetics.
viii.Plant Pathology03+02*M.Sc. (Ag.) Plant Pathology / Plant Protection with specialization in Plant Pathology.
ix.Soil Science04+03*M.Sc. (Ag.) Soil Science / M. Sc. (Ag.) Soil Science & Agril. Chemistry.

*In-service seats

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