The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is the apex body for coordinating, guiding, and
managing research and education in agriculture in the entire country under the aegis of DARE,
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Considering the importance of agricultural education,
the University Education Commission (1948) chaired by Dr. S. Radhakrishnanrecommended the
establishment of Rural Universities in the country. As a result, the first State Agricultural
University was established in 1960 at Pantnagar on the pattern of the Land Grant Colleges of the
About National Tetsing Agency (NTA):
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) has established
National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier testing
organization under Society Registration Act, 1860 for conducting efficient, transparent and
international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to
premier higher education institutions.
AIEEA (UG) 2020:
In 2020, All India Entrance Examination for Admission, AIEEA (UG) shall be conducted for admission
to Bachelor Degree programmes in Agriculture and Allied Sciences (other than Veterinary Sciences), at Agricultural Universities on 15% of the University seats (100% seats in RLB CAU Jhansi, NDRI Karnal
and Dr. RP CAU Pusa, Bihar). Further, not more than 40% candidates from any one state shall be
admitted in any agricultural university/subject.
The AIEEA (UG)-2020 examination for the academic session 2020-21 will be conducted at 178 cities
(Annexure-I) all over the country, enabling participation of a large number of candidates seeking
admission in Bachelor degree programmes in accredited AUs in different disciplines.
Candidates declared eligible for registration and choice filling for ccounselling by ICAR will only be
considered for allocation of subject and the Agricultural University.
There is no provision of direct nomination for admission through ICAR in any Bachelor degree
programme without qualifying in ICAR AIEEA (UG).