KAU Recruitment 2020 | Date extended

KAU Recruitment 2020 | Date extended. Applications in the prescribed format are invited from eligible candidates for appointment as Assistant Professors in various departments/disciplines under the Faculties of Agriculture/ Agricultural Engineering, others (Physical Education) in the constituent colleges (Co-operation, Banking & Management/ Agriculture/Horticulture/Agricultural Engineering), KVKs, AICRPs, RARSs and satellite stations under the Kerala Agricultural University upon the approval of the Executive Committee of the Kerala Agricultural University.

DepartmentKerala Agricultural University
Name of PostAssistant Professor
Number of Vacancies24
Notification Date25-02-2020
Date Extended30-05-2020


a) Bachelor’s degree from the concerned Faculty recognized by the Kerala Agricultural University (For Faculty of Agriculture/Others – In the case of Co-operation and Banking basic degree in subjects in Co-operation and Banking shall be mandatory) / Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering recognized by the Kerala Agricultural University (For Faculty of Agricultural Engineering).

b) Masters degree in the relevant subject recognized by the Kerala Agricultural University with a minimum of 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point-scale wherever the grading system is followed) in a concerned/relevant/allied subject from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree
recognized by the Kerala Agricultural University from an accredited foreign university. The relaxation in the minimum mark is applicable as per Sec 3.4 (I), 3.5, and 3.6 of UGC Regulation 2018 to the eligible candidates.

c) NET conducted by ICAR/UGC/CSIR/AICTE or similar test accredited by the UGC or who are or have been awarded a Ph. D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009 or 2016 and their
amendments from time to time as the case may be exempted from NET/SLET/SET: Provided, the candidates registered for the Ph.D. program prior to July 11, 2009, shall be governed by the provisions of the then-existing Ordinances/Bye-laws/Regulations of the Institution awarding
the degree and such Ph.D. candidates shall be exempted from the requirement of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant

Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions:-
a) The Ph.D. degree of the candidate has been awarded in a regular mode;
b) The Ph.D. thesis has been evaluated by at least two external examiners;
c) An open Ph.D. viva voce of the candidate has been conducted;
d) The Candidate has published two research papers from his/her Ph.D. work, out of which at least
one is in a refereed journal;

e) The candidate has presented at least two papers based on his/her Ph.D. work in conferences/
seminars sponsored/funded/supported by the UGC / ICSSR/ CSIR or any similar agency.


Reservation benefit will be allowed as per the norms of the Kerala Public Service Commission on the production of Community Certificate (in case of SC/ST), ‘Non-Creamy Layer certificate’ (in the case of OBC) and Disability certificate (in the case of differently-abled) issued by the competent authority.

Salary & Allowances:

The scale of pay and allowances of Assistant Professor will be as per the Government orders issued in line with UGC norms.

Application Form & Fee:

The application form can be downloaded from the KAU Website www.kau.in. The duly filled in application along with the Demand Draft for Rs. 2000/- (Rs. 750/- in the case of applicants belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Differently abled), drawn in favor of ‘The Comptroller, KAU’ and payable at SBT, KAU Main Campus, Vellanikkara, should be forwarded to ‘The Registrar, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara, KAU P.O., Thrissur – 680 656, Kerala’ in a sealed envelope bearing the superscript “Application for appointment to the post of Assistant Professor
(here write the name of the department/discipline) and the full address of the applicant so as to reach in this office on or before 31/03/2020, 4 pm. Any delay on postal reasons shall not be entertained. No other mode of payment will be accepted. Further details will be available from the Information Sheet.

Mode of Selection:

Applicable reservation, relaxation of age, and all other matters relating to the appointment to the post mentioned above shall be governed by the provisions contained in the KAU statute, UGC regulations 2018, and orders issued by the Government from time to time.


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