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Maharashtra Agriculture PG Admissions 2022: Dates, Eligibility, Application Process and Counselling,

Kumari Neha
Kumari NehaUpdated On: August 30, 2022 12:40 am IST

MCAER Agriculture Council, Pune is responsible for conducting agriculture admissions in Maharashtra. Find out all about Maharashtra PG Agriculture admissions such as important dates, eligibility criteria and fee here.

PG Agriculture Admissions in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research (MCAER Agriculture Council), Pune is responsible for conducting PG Agriculture admissions in Maharashtra. The eligibility criteria vary for different courses in agriculture. Candidates must fill the application form and follow the admission process to be considered for PG agriculture admission.

The Maharashtra Agriculture PG Admission process started on March 4, 2022 and MCAER PG CET 2022 result has been announced on June 27, 2022. The dates of the counselling process will be declared soon. This year around 10,000 candidates sat for the exam. Through this entrance test, the candidates are shortlisted for different courses like MSc in Science, MSc in Horticulture, MSc in Forestry, MSc in Fisheries Science, MSc in Home Science, MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology, etc.In this article, we have covered in detail the eligibility criteria for different PG agriculture courses, the application procedure, selection process, fee structure etc. Candidates can also take a look at the top agriculture colleges in India on this page. Scroll down and read. 

Also Read: Horticulture Admission Process 2022

Maharashtra Agriculture PG Admission Dates 2022

Candidates who want to apply for Maharashtra PG agriculture admissions can refer to the following table. It contains important dates related to MCAER 2022 admission for postgraduate courses. 

Event

Dates

Application Start Date

March 4, 2022

Application Deadline along with Document Submission

March 28, 2022

MCAER PG CET 2022 EXAM

June 11- June 13, 2022

Declaration of Provisional Answer Key 

June 20, 2022

Declaration of MCAER PG CET 2022 Result 

June 27, 2022

Admission Schedule

Online Form Availability

July 26, 2022

Final Date of Submitting the Form

August 13, 2022

Provisional Merit List Publication

August 17, 2022

Final Merit List Publication

August 25, 2022

First Round Allotment List

August 30, 2022

Reporting Period

September 1 and September 2, 2022

Second Allotment List Publication

September 6, 2022

Reporting Period

September 7 & September 8, 2022

Third Allotment List Publication

September 10, 2022

Reporting Period

September 12 & September 13, 2022

Fourth Admission Round

September 16 & September 17, 2022

Maharashtra Agriculture PG Admissions Eligibility Criteria 2022

A ratio of 70:30 between the entrance test and CGPA of the qualifying examination respectively is followed for selecting the candidates. The following table shows the list of PG agriculture courses along with their eligibility criteria:

Course

Duration

Eligibility

Master of Science in  Agriculture

2 years (4 Semesters)

  • Must hold any one of the following degrees or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Science (Agri.)/ Hons in Agriculture 

  • B.B.A in Agriculture

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) -ABM

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)- BBM

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)- Agri. BioTech.

  • Bachelor of Science (Horti.)/ Hons in Horticulture

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry/ Hons. in Forestry 

  • B.Tech in Agriculture Engineering

  • B.Sc (Hons.) Agri. Business
    Management

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Home Science

  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry

  • BSc (Hons.)Sericulture

  • Must undertake CET in Agriculture faculty. The test is conducted by MAUEB, Pune

Master of Science in Horticulture

2 years (4 Semesters)

  • Must hold any one of the following degrees or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Science (Agri.)/ Hons. in Agriculture 

  • Bachelor of Science (Horti.)/Hons. in Horticulture

  • Bachelor of Science (Forestry)/Hons. in Forestry

  • Must undertake CET in Agriculture faculty. The test is conducted by MAUEB, Pune

Master of Science in Forestry

2 years (4 Semesters)

  • Must hold any one of the following degrees or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Science (Agri.)/ Hons. in Agriculture 

  • Bachelor of Science (Horti.)/Hons. in Horticulture

  • Bachelor of Science (Forestry)/Hons. in Forestry

  • Must undertake CET in Agriculture faculty. The test is conducted by MAUEB, Pune

Master of Science in Agricultural Biotechnology

2 years (4 Semesters)

  • Must hold any one of the following degrees or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Science (Agri.)/Hons. in Agriculture 

  • Bachelor of Science(Agri. Bio-Tech.)/B. Tech. (Biotechnology)

  • Bachelor of Science (Horti.)/ Hons. in Agriculture 

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry/Hons. in Forestry

  • Bachelor of Fisheries Science (B.FSc.)

  • B. Tech. in Food Science / B.Tech. in Food Technology

  • Must undertake CET in Agriculture faculty. The test is conducted by MAUEB, Pune

Master of Fisheries Science (M.FSc.)

2 years (4 Semesters)

  • Must hold B.F.Sc. degree with 4 years duration or equivalent degree

  • Must undertake CET in Agriculture faculty. The test is conducted by MAUEB, Pune

Master of Science in Home Science

2 years (4 Semesters)

  • Must hold BSc honors in Home Science degree/ B.Sc Hons Community Science with 4 years duration.

  • Must undertake CET in Agriculture faculty. The test is conducted by MAUEB, Pune

Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Food Technology

2 years (4 Semesters)

  • Must hold B.Tech. in Food. Tech. degree or equivalent degree/ B.Tech in Food Science

  • Must undertake CET in Agriculture faculty. The test is conducted by MAUEB, Pune

Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Agricultural Engineering

2 years (4 Semesters)

  • Must hold B.Tech. in Agri. Engg degree or equivalent degree

  • Must undertake CET in Agriculture faculty. It is conducted by MAUEB, Pune

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Agriculture

2 years (4 Semesters)

  • Must hold any one of the following degrees or equivalent:

  • BSc(Agri.) / B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

  • B. Sc. (Forestry)/ BSc (Hons.) Forestry

  • BSc (Agri. Bio-Tech.)/ B. Tech.(Biotechnology)

  • B. Sc. (Hort.)/ BSc(Hons.) Horticulture

  • BSc (Hons.) Agri. Business Management

  • B.B.A.(Agriculture)

  • B.Tech.(Agril. Engg.)

  • BSc-ABM

  • BSc (Hons.) Home Science

  • BSc (Hons.) Community Science

  • B.Tech.(Food Tech. / Food Technology)

  • BBM in Agriculture

  • B. F. Sc. or equivalent degree

  • The above-mentioned courses must be of 4 years duration and must be from any agricultural universities

  • Must undertake CET in Agriculture faculty. The test is conducted by MAUEB, Pune

Master of Science (M.Sc) in Post Harvest Management of Fruits, Vegetable and Flower Crops

  • Must hold BSc(Agri.) or BSc(Horti.) degrees

  • Must undertake CET in Agriculture faculty. The test is conducted by MAUEB, Pune

Master of Science (M.Sc) in-Post-Harvest Management of Medicinal, Aromatic, Plantation, Spices and Forest Crops

Must hold any one of the following degrees or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Science (Agri.)

  • Bachelor of Science (Horti.)

  • BSc in Forestry

  • BSc in Agril. Biotechnology

  • Must undertake CET in Agriculture faculty. The test is conducted by MAUEB, Pune

Master of Science (M.Sc) in Post-harvest Management of Fish, Meat, Poultry and Marine Products

  • Must hold BSc(Agri.) or BSc(Horti.) or BSc (Forestry) or BSc(Agril. Biotechnology)

  • Must undertake CET in Agriculture faculty. The test is conducted by MAUEB, Pune

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Post-Harvest Engineering

  • Must hold BSc (Hort) / BSc(Hons) Horticulture/B.Tech.in Agril. Engg. / B.Tech. in FoodTech./ BSc(Agri.) / BSc (Hons.) Agriculture /B.Tech. in Food Science

  • Must undertake CET in Agriculture faculty. CET is conducted by MAUEB, Pune

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Post-harvest Management of Foodgrain and

Seeds

  • Must hold BSc (Hort) / BSc(Hons) Horticulture/B.Tech.in Agril. Engg. / B.Tech. in FoodTech./ BSc(Agri.) / BSc (Hons.) Agriculture /B.Tech. in Food Science

  • Must undertake CET in Agriculture faculty. CET is conducted by MAUEB, Pune

Also Read: BSc Courses after 12th Science 

Maharashtra Agriculture PG Admissions Application Process 2022

As we have previously mentioned, aspirants need to mandatorily appear in the  MCAER PG CET. Following are the steps to complete the application process for Maharashtra agriculture PG admissions 2022:

Step 1: Visit the official website of MCAER PG CET.

Step 2: Complete the registration process. 

Step 3: On the successful registration, fill the online application form with all the required details like faculty and college etc. Only one application is accepted for a candidate.

Step 4: Upload the required documents as specified. Scan the signature and passport-sized photographs and upload the same with the application form.

Step 5: Next pay the application fees and submit the application form. 

Documents Required to Submit Application Form

Following are the documents that must be uploaded with the application form:

  • Marksheet of qualifying education
  • College Leaving Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate of the candidate from Maharashtra/ other States
  • Certificate of Agriculturist. It must be issued by the Tehsildar/ Naib Tehsildar, if applicable
  • Caste certificate, if applicable
  • Non-Creamy Layer Certificate. It must be issued by a competent authority (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Project Affected Perso. It must be issued by the District Resettlement Officer/ an authorized officer from the Government of Maharashtra, if applicable
  • N.C.C. “B‟ or “C‟ / Air / Naval /Army wing Certificate issued by the Commandant during his degree programme
  • Certificate of Games/Sports. It must be issued by the competent authority, if applicable
  • No-Objection Certificate from the employer, if applicable
  • Certificate of Physically Handicapped, if applicable
  • Pay the application fees
  • The application fee for the PG agricultural course is Rs. 1500/- (Rs. 750 for BC/ SC/ ST/ EWS candidates). After filling the online application form, candidates must submit the online application form to complete the application process.

Also Read:Maharashtra BSc Agriculture Merit List 2022

Maharashtra Agriculture PG Admissions Counselling 2022

All the admissions for the post-graduation are done based on merit. A provisional merit list will be released on the official websites. Candidates will be offered admission letters. Seat availability will be an important factor. Candidates need to confirm their candidature by paying the admission fees. On the scheduled date of counselling they will be required to submit the required documents for verification. The application form and the documents are verified by the Dean of the Post. If any false information is found during the admission process, the authority will cancel the candidature of that candidate. 

After the document verification, candidates need to register by paying the fees, enrolling the course and depositing the roaster form signed by the candidates. Payment needs to be done to Dean, Post Graduate Institute or Associate of the colleges. 

Maharashtra Agriculture PG Admissions Fees 2022

Candidates can refer to the following table for the fee structure for aided/constituent colleges for Maharashtra agriculture PG admissions 2022:

Constituent / Aided college

Course

Semester I Tuition Fees

Semester II Tuition Fees

Master’s

Rs. 18,800

Rs. 10,700

M.B.A. (Agri.) /

M.Sc.(Agri.Bio.Tech)

Rs. 18,300

Rs. 10,200

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