WHO CAN APPLY?
Students who possess degrees in Agriculture & allied disciplines (including Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Dairy, Agricultural Engineering, Water Technology, etc); besides, those who have graduated with major subjects in Environmental Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biotechnology & allied Life Sciences, with a minimum of 50% Aggregate Score. Applicants expecting to complete their graduation by August-September 2023 are eligible. In-Service candidates, and post graduates can add value to their qualification and experience by enhancing career prospects.
WHY APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM?
This program will benefit all those interested in getting an in-depth multidisciplinary approach to ecosystems of wide ranges, agriculture and dryland systems, besides degraded and fragile landscapes and management approaches. Credits earned in the program will be considered as a partial fulfillment for future studies in obtaining a M.Sc. degree in Desert Studies offered by The Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies in the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, with a possibility of grant of Fellowship (Scholarship), as obtained by 100% of our 1st Batch (2022-23).
All students of the PG Certificate Program are enrolled in the BGU Student Register and have a BGU Student ID, BGU Email ID and access to the BGU Library and digital assets (including Softwares). The Fees for the 1 Year’s PG Certificate Program ( 2 semesters) is payable in 2 to 4 instalments. The fees only cover Tuition and Academic costs. Local board and lodge will be extra and to students’ account for those opting to be pursue thru’ On-Campus mode. ABIDAT assists students with identifying lodging in and around Chennai, which is friendly for educational development and growth.
Online Application is open for eligible candidates.
The ‘Online-Application’ is to be filled stating true & correct entries, uploading the appropriate documents and making the payment for a sum of ₹ 950/- (Rupees Nine Hundred & Fifty) only, towards the Online Entrance Test (OET) Fee. This is non-refundable.Apply Now
ONLINE ENTRANCE TEST (OET)
All applicants found eligible will be required to undertake an examination for admission [Online Entrance Test (OET)] ] on the stipulated date and time. The OET for ABIDAT would be of 1 hour (60 minutes) duration consisting Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of General Awareness and Subject Matter, approximately in the ratio of 40:60 respectively. Applicants are encouraged to attempt all the Questions, as there is ‘No Negative Marking’.
Based on the rank obtained in the OET, an Intimation-Letter for participating in an Interview-cum‘Counselling’ will be issued to the candidates, who will have to virtually appear for an Interview before proceeding to the subsequent stages of selection. This process may take place with the involvement of BGU, Israel.
All original documents relevant with reference to identity, qualifications, etc will be required from the applicants to be physically presented during the Admission process. One set of the self-attested photocopies of all these documents will have to be submitted at the Registrar’s Office. Any candidate found ineligible during the process of Admission or thereafter will be debarred forthwith and his/her enrolment cancelled with no refunds of any payments whatsoever. Legal proceedings will be initiated, if any candidate is found involved in unlawful activities.
ADMISSION & ENROLMENT
Once the applicant has fulfilled all the prerequisites, the final selection, enrolment, etc will take place, in compliance with the norms of BGU, Israel. The Professional Fees (Admission-cum-Tuition and Academic Fees) for the 1 Year PG Certificate Program (2 semesters) is payable in 2 to 4 instalments. The enrolled ABIDAT student will be identified as a non-degree Scholar by BGU, Israel.