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Diploma in Agricultural Sciences

Kerala Agricultural University is offering a two year Diploma in Agricultural Sciences from IAT & RARS Pattambi since 2011 on cost sharing basis.

Scope of the course : The students who complete Diploma in Agricultural Sciences are employable in Agriculture and related fields. The Kerala Public Service Commission has prescribed Diploma in Agricultural Sciences offered by Kerala Agricultural University as the qualification for the post of Agricultural Assistants in Department of Agriculture Development and Farmer's Welfare, Kerala. Based on the entrance examination there are ten seats reserved for Diploma in Agricultural Sciences holders for admission to B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture at Kerala Agricultural University.

Name of Institution offering the Course :  Institute of Agricultural Technology and Regional Agricultural Research Station,
Pattambi, Palakkad
Number of Seats : 52 (50 + 2 Lakshadweep seats)
Duration of Course : Two years (Four Semesters)

Faculty of Agriculture
Type of Programme: 
Eligibility Criteria for Admission: 
1) Candidate who have passed Plus Two or recognized equivalent examination with a minimum of aggregate 50%** marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology are eligible. 2) For VHSE (Ag)/ HSE (NSQF Agri Stream) reserved seats, the candidates should have secured a minimum of aggregate 50%** marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Agriculture subjects. **SEBC & PwD candidates with 45% marks are eligible. SC/ST candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination.
Mode of Admission: 
Admission to the course is based on a Common Entrance Exam conducted by KAU.


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Directorate of Education
Kerala Agricultural University
Thrissur Kerala 680656