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Applications in the prescribed format are invited for Special Recruitment from Scheduled
Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates for appointment as Assistant Professors in various
departments/disciplines under the Faculty of Agriculture in the constituent colleges, KVKs, AICRPs,
RARSs and satellite stations under the Kerala Agricultural University upon the approval of the
Executive Committee of the Kerala Agricultural University.



a) Bachelor’s Degree from the concerned Faculty recognized by the Kerala Agricultural University.
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 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. programme 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 fulfilment 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


The fulfilment of these conditions is to be certified by the Registrar or the Director/Dean (Academic
Affairs) of the University concerned.

Note: NET/SLET/SET shall also not be required for such Masters Programmes in disciplines for
which NET/SLET/SET is not conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the UGC,
like SLET/SET.



The Ph.D degree has been obtained from a foreign university/institution with a ranking among top
500 in the World University Ranking (at any time) by any one of the following: (i) Quacquarelli
Symonds (QS) (ii) the Times Higher Education (THE) or (iii) the Academic Ranking of World
Universities (ARWU) of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai).


1) Knowledge in Malayalam language to read and write.
2) Ph.D. in the relevant subject recognized by the Kerala Agricultural University.


Nationality & Age Limit
The candidate must be a citizen of India and shall not be over 45 years age as on 01.01.2020 as
prescribed in the KS&SSR 1958 as amended from time to time.


Reservation benefit will be allowed as per the norms of Kerala Public Service Commission on
production of Community Certificate (in case of SC/ST) issued by the competent authority.
Applications submitted by candidates belonging to the communities other than those notified will be summarily rejected. No rejection memo will be issued to these candidates.


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 The duly filled in
application along with the Demand Draft for Rs. 750/- drawn in favour of ‘The Comptroller, KAU’
and payable at SBI, 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 Special recruitment to the post of Assistant Professor
………………….. (here write the name of the 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.
The 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.



Applications in the prescribed format are invited for Special Recruitment from Scheduled
Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates for appointment as Assistant Professors in various
departments/disciplines under the Faculty Agriculture in Kerala Agricultural University.

Period of Appointment: The appointment to the post of Assistant Professor shall be for a period till
the incumbents attain superannuation as laid down in Section 42(4) and (5) of Kerala Agricultural
University Act.

(i) The application should be in the format provided in KAU Website and should be down loaded
in A4 size paper. All columns in the form should be filled in properly and legibly. If any
column is irrelevant, the same should be filled up by the entry “N.A.” that is “Not
Applicable” and should not be left blank or filled up by dots or hyphen or any other mark.
(ii) If there is a difference in the name of the candidate given in the application and that given in
the documents, an identity certificate from a Gazetted Officer showing that the name given in
the application and in the documents are of the same person, should be attached with the
(iii) The envelope containing the application should be super scribed with the notification number,
name of post and discipline applied for.
(iv) Candidates who are employed on regular basis in Government/Quasi Government/State
Autonomous Institution should send their applications through proper channel with No
Objection Certificate.
(v) Before applying for the post, the candidate should ensure that he/she fulfills the eligibility and
other norms prescribed thereto. The University reserves the right to reject any application at
any stage of the recruitment process if the candidate is found ineligible for the post for which
he/she applied. If appointed, such a candidate is liable to be summarily removed from the
(vi) Qualifications prescribed including experience for a post shall be one acquired by the
candidate on or before the last date of submission of application i.e. 31/03/2020.
(vii) There will be a Bonded obligation to serve for a minimum period of 3 years in the first posted
(viii) No interim enquiry regarding selection will be entertained.
(ix) Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate.
(x) Any dispute regarding the recruitment will fall under the jurisdiction of Kerala High Court.
(xi) The University further reserves the right to amend the number of posts or not to fill any of the
posts mentioned in the advertisement at its discretion without assigning any reason thereof.
(xii) The last date and time fixed for receipt of filled-in application to the undersigned is 4 pm on
(xiii) Applications received late, incomplete or defective form will be summarily rejected.

Note: 1. As per the Notification, self attested copies of certificates of Academic records,
Professional contribution in publications, research performance /managerial experience etc.
should be attached along with the application in support of applicant’s claim, documents
produced later will not be considered in recruitment process.

  1. Any corrigendum/addendum shall be posted only on the University website.
  2. This advertisement & further recruitment process will be subject to any clarifications from
    MHRD/UGC or any other competent authority

Filled in applications with self-attested copies of testimonials in proof of age, date of birth,
community, qualifications, experience etc. should reach to the Registrar, Kerala Agricultural
University, KAU P.O., Vellanikkara, Thrissur – 680 656 on or before the last date and time
stated above.

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