ICAR AIEEA (PG) - 2020 | ICAR MSc Admissions 2020


About ICAR The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is the apex body for coordinating, guiding, and managing research and education in agriculture in the entire country under the aegis of DARE, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Considering the importance of agricultural education, the University Education Commission (1948) chaired by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan recommended the establishment of Rural Universities in the country. As a result, the first State Agricultural University was established in 1960 at Pantnagar on the pattern of the Land Grant Colleges of the United States. 

The ICAR-AU system of India has 74 Agricultural Universites comprising 63 State Agricultural, Veterinary, Horticultural and Fisheries Universities (SAUs), 4 ICAR-DUs, viz. IARI, IVRI, NDRI and CIFE, 3 Central Agricultural Universities (CAU, Imphal, Dr. RPCAU, Pusa and RLB CAU, Jhansi), 4 Central Universities (CUs) having Faculty of Agriculture (BHU, AMU, Viswa Bharati and Nagaland University). The National Agricultural Research, Education and Extension System (NAREES) of India is one of the largest in the world, admitting more than 27,000 graduates, 14,000 post-graduates and 4,700 Ph.Ds annually, in different disciplines of Agriculture and Allied Sciences. 

During 2019-20, against the total of 3075 Seats, 2586 candidates were recommended by ICAR for admission to accredited Master degree programmes in 64 accredited AUs under the ICAR-AU system. 

AIEEA (PG) 2020 

Students for 25% seats in Master degree programmes in AUs are admitted through AIEEA (PG). All (100%) seats of the four ICAR-DUs namely, IndianAgricultural Research Institute (IARI), Indian Veterinary Research 2 Institute (IVRI), National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) and Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) are also filled up through the same examination. 

ICAR AIEEA (PG)-2020 examination for the academic session 2020-21 will be conducted at 88 cities (Annexure-I) all over the country enabling participation of a large number of candidates seeking admission in Master degree programmes in AUs in different disciplines of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Veterinary, Animal Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Community Science (erstwhile Home Science), Fisheries, Dairy Science and other allied sciences. For postgraduate studies, ICAR-PG Scholarship, shall be awarded to 600 candidates based on merit in this examination as per their overall merit-rank and seat availability in different disciplines. The remaining admitted students will be awarded NTS (PGS). 

Candidates declared eligible for registration and choice filling for counselling by ICAR will only be considered for allocation of subject and the Agricultural University There is no provision of direct nomination for admission through ICAR in any Master degree programme without qualifying in ICAR AIEEA (PG).

Schedule of AIEEA (PG) 2020 

Online submission of Application Form (upto 05:00 pm of 31 March, 2020) 01.03.2020-31.03.2020 
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking/UPI upto 11:50 pm of 31 March, 2020 01.03.2020-31.03.2020 
Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only (No corrections shall be allowed after 02.05.2020) 25.04.2020-02.05.2020 
Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website 08.05.2020 
Dates of Examination 01.06.2020 
Duration of Examination 120 minutes (2 hours) 
Timing of Examination 2:30 p.m -4:30 p.m 
Centre, Date and Shift of Examination As indicated on Admit Card 
Display of Attempted Question Paper and Provisional Answer Keys To be announced later 
Declaration of Result on NTA website 15.06.2020 
Schedule for Online Counselling To be announced by the ICAR

More Info: https://icar.nta.nic.in/WebInfo/Public/Home.aspx

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