All India Competitive Examination (AICE) for Admissions to Master’s Degree Programmes

All India Competitive Examination (AICE) for Admissions to Master’s Degree Programmes in The Field of Agriculture, Veterinary And Allied Sciences

Exam Date: 21-May-2006

Applications are invited for the 11th All India Competitive Examination for admissions to 100% seats of Master’s Degree programme at IARI, IVRI, CIFE, NDRI and 25% seats at all the State Agricultural Universities, Central Universities (CAU, BHU,AMU, and VisvaBharti), and AAIDU in the, field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Agri. Engineering, Home Science, Social Sciences, Dairy, Fisheries, Veterinary, and Allied Sciences for the Academic Session 2006-2007 and award of ICAR’s Junior Research Fellowships (JRF).

The details of the Major Subject Groups and the Subject areas have been given in the Information Bulletin, the Fellowships based on merit can be availed in Agricultural Universities, ICAR Institutes based Deemed-to-be-Universities, and other institutions namely BHU, AMU, Visva Bharti, and AAIDU. There are 475 Fellowships (JRF) in 19 major subject groups which will be awarded based on merit rank of the candidate in this examination. The Fellowships at present are at the rate of Rs.8, 000/- per month for graduates of Veterinary Science and Rs.5, 760/- per month for graduates in other disciplines for a period of two years with a contingent grant of Rs.6, 000/- per annum for all. 15% seats and JRF are reserved for SC, 7.5% for S.T., and 3% for Physically Handicapped (RH.) candidates.

Two percent seats are also reserved for the candidates from under-privileged states (UPS) not having any Agricultural/ Veterinary University, There is no reservation of JRF for candidates of UPS category. They would be entitled for JRF based on overall merit. There will not be any direct nomination for admissions. The admission as well as JRF will be given only to those candidates who join the Master’s Degree Programme in a University/ Institute other than from where he/ she has obtained Bachelor’s Degree except NDRI, Karnal for the Academic Session commencing 2006 only,

Date and Venue of the Examination:

Examination will be held on 21 May, 2006 (Sunday) from 10.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. at 27 different Examination Centres all over the country as specified in the Information Bulletin. In no case, even of JRF, claims for reimbursement of travel expenses or cost/loss of any kind incurred by the candidate or the guardian for attending the Examination, Counseling, and reporting for admission will be entertained. The ICAR/Universities will not reimburse such claims/costs.

Exam States:All India

Eligibility:

Candidates having passed their Bachelor’s Degree (or appearing in final year examination during the year 2006), in the field of Agriculture, Veterinary, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Sericulture, Dairy Technology, Dairy Engineering, Forestry, Agri. Marketing Banking and Cooperation, Food Science & Technology, Biotechnology, Process & Food Engineering, Computer Science, Basic, and Allied Sciences under 10+2+4 (most seats) or 10+2+3 (only few seats) are eligible to apply for the combined examination for JRF and admission to Master’s Degree Programme as per norms of participating Universities. Candidates must have obtained OGPA 6.60/10.00 or 3.25/ 5.00 or 2.6/ 4.00 for general & UPS categories and 5.50/10.00 or 2.75/ 5.00 or 2.20/4.00 for SC, ST and Physically handicapped categories.

For admission in the subject of Veterinary Sciences, candidates must have completed B.V.Sc. & A.H. with Internship before the date of registration in the University or December 31, 2006 which so ever is earlier. He/she should be an Indian National and should be completing minimum 19 year of age as on 31st August 2006.

The candidate appearing in the Bachelor’s Degree Examination in the year 2006 are also eligible–to apply provisionally, but they will have to submit Certificate/ Provisional Marks Sheet signed by the Registrar of the University of their having completed the degree in all respects on the date of Counseling. Non-submission of documentary evidence for having completed the Degree at the time of Counseling will disqualify the candidate.

Most of the participating Universities/ Institutes in this Examination require four years U.G. degree. In few Universities/ Institutes, graduates from non-agricultural stream are also eligible for admission to Master’s Degree Programme only in some of the specified subjects. For such candidates, if admitted, the duration of Master’s Degree Programme would be of 3 years at IARI and some other Universities as the 1st year will be for completing remedial courses in Agriculture and no fellowship would be paid during the first year to such candidates. For admission, the candidate has to fulfill the eligibility criteria of the admitting University even if he/ she may have been —called for counseling.

How to Apply:

Information Bulletins with Application Forms will be available for sale from 1st March, 2006 up to 3rd April, 2006 and can be obtained against Cash payment of Rs.500/- + Rs.20/- (Sale Charges) for General and UPS Categories, and Rs.250/- + Rs.20/- (Sale Charges) for S.C., S.T., and PH. categories from the offices of the Registrars of State Agricultural Universities, CAU Imphal and Syndicate Bank branches at

K.A.B. Extension Counter

Pusa

New Delhi 110012.

Arunachal Building, Upper Ground Floor,

Barakhamba Road

New Delhi110 001

Jeevan Prakash Building

1st Floor, K.G Marg

New Delhi 110001.

The Bank, Agricultural Universities and ICAR Institutes will not send the Information Bulletin by Post. Hence, no request should be made to them for sending the Information Bulletin by post.

The list of the Offices of Registrars of Agricultural Universities from where the Information Bulletins with Application Forms will be available is:

Information Bulletins with Application Forms can also be obtained by post from 01 March, 2006 up to 29 March, 2006 by sending a written request along with a Bank Draft of Rs.550/- (Rs.500/- as cost of Information Bulletin with Application Form + Rs.50/-towards postage and handling charges) for General Category & UPS Categories and Rs.300/- (Rs.250/- as cost of Information Bulletin with Application Form + Rs.50/- towards postage and handling charges) for S.C., S.T., and PH. candidates.

The Bank Draft should be drawn in favour of “Deputy Director General (Education), ICAR” payable at New Delhi. A self addressed envelope (Size 30″ x 25″) without postal stamps should be sent with an application on plain paper and the Bank Draft to ”
The Controller of Examination, Education Division, Room No. 226, ICAR, KAB-II, Pusa, New Delhi 110012“. The requests received for the Information Bulletins and Application Forms by post after 29 March, 2006 will not be entertained. The candidate may write the details of his/ her name and address on the back of the Bank Draft. It may be checked that the Bank Draft contains the name of the issuing bank and branch, signature of the issuing authority, amount in words, date of draft etc. clearly.

The Information Bulletin with Application Forms may also be obtained personally from 1st March, 2006 up to 3rd April, 2006 by depositing Bank Draft without postage and handling charges at the sale counter of the specified places as given below.

  • National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030 (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Office of the Controller of Examinations (Education Division), Room No. 226, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-ll, Pusa, New Delhi 110012
  • The Registrar, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal (Haryana)
  • Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar Islands).

The last date for the receipt of Application Forms in the office of ”
The Controller of Examinations, Education Division, Room No.226, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-ll, Pusa, New Delhi110012” is 10 April, 2006. However for the candidates belonging to the remote areas viz. Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division of J&K State, Lahaul & Spiti District and Pang! Sub-division of Chamba District of Himachal j Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep, the last date is 16 April, 2006. Application Forms received after the last date will be rejected and Education Division shall not responsible for non-receipt of application within the time scheduled due to Postal delay or any other reason for delay. All disputes relating to the conduct of this examination or any matter connected with this advertisement shall be in the jurisdiction of Delhi Court only.

Important Dates:

Sale of Information Bulletins with Application Forms (cash or DD):
1st March to 3rd April, 06

Sale by post (DD only; details given above):
1st March to 29th March, 06.

Last date for receipt of filled forms in ICAR:
10th April, 2006 (For, remote areas: 16th April, 2006).

Date and time of Examination:
21st May, 2006 (Sunday);10.00A.M. To 12.30 hrs.

For more information about the Exam contact:

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

(Education Division)

Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa

New Delhi 110012

Website:

www.icar.org.in

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