Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero Admission into School of Postgraduate Programme for 2019/2020 Academic Session

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Postgraduate programmes in the Postgraduate School, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero for the 2019/2020 Academic Session:- M. Sc. Full time, Ph. D full time/part time & PGD part time

Kebbi State University of Science and Technology

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

(a) Postgraduate Diplomas

The following shall qualify for admission into Postgraduate Diploma programmes:

  1. Graduates of KSUSTA or any other recognized University with minimum of 3rd class degree.
  2. Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND, not HD) with minimum of Lower Credit or its equivalent in related areas.
  3. Holders of HND (not HD) in non-related areas with minimum of Lower Credit. Such candidates may, however, be admitted after passing tests prescribed by the Department/Faculty in consultation with the Postgraduate School.
  4. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above which are acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University.
  5. In addition to (i) – (iv) above, a candidate must satisfy the University's matriculation requirements.

(b) Masters Degrees (Academic and Professional)

The following shall qualify for the Masters Degree admission:

  1. Graduates of KSUSTA or other recognized Universities who have obtained the approved Bachelor's degree with at least second class honours lower division or its equivalent.
  2. Candidates whose degrees are unclassified with average of "C" or 50%.
  3. Candidates with only Bachelor's degree in third division who have at least three years relevant working experience.
  4. Candidates who possess HND (not HD) with at least a Lower Credit pass from recognized institutions and at least Lower Credit pass at Postgraduate Diploma of KSUSTA or any other recognized institution in the relevant areas.
  5. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University.
  6. Candidates may be required to pass examination prescribed by postgraduate School in consultation with relevant Departments to which they are seeking admission to determine their suitability for postgraduate work.
  7. In addition to (i) — (vi) above, a candidate must satisfy the University's matriculation requirements.

(c) Masters of Philosophy (M. Phil.)

The following shall qualify for the Masters of Philosophy admission:

  1. Graduates of KSUSTA and other recognized Universities who have obtained good Masters Degrees with minimum GPA of less than 3.5 on a 5-point scale or less than 2.5 on a 4-point scale.
  2. Candidates with the degree of Professional Masters with minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale and at least a Bachelor's degree not below third class division; the degrees of such candidates shall terminate at M. Phil.
  3. Candidates who have been recommended by their respective Departments to be upgraded from Masters to M. Phil.
  4. M. Phil. candidates who have Ph.D. in view must possess a minimum of second class bachelor's degree.
  5. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University.
  6. In addition to (i) - (iv) above, a candidate must satisfy the University's matriculation requirements.

(d) Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D)

The following shall qualify for the Doctor of Philosophy admission:

  1. Graduates of KSUSTA and other recognized Universities who have obtained good Masters Degrees with GPA of 4.00 and above on a 5-point scale or 3.50 on a 4-point scale appropriate to the proposed areas of study.
  2. Candidates whose Masters degrees were through research only must have minimum of "B' grades or 60% score.
  3. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University.
  4. In addition to (i) - (iii) above, candidates must possess Bachelor's degree in at least Second Class Lower Division.
  5. Candidates with relevant qualifications and must present acceptable research proposals.
  6. In addition to (i)-(v) above. a candidate must satisfy the University's Matriculation requirements

NOTE: - THAT Ph.D CANDIDATE LOOKING FOR ADMISSION MUST SEEK THECON SENT OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR AVAILABILITY OF SUPERVISOR BEFORE PURCHASING ADMISSION FORM List of available Postgraduate Programmes for the 201912020 Academic Session

1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

I. Department of Animal Science

  • PGD
  • M. Sc. M. Phil /Ph. D Animal Science

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Animal Breeding and Genetics
  2. Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry
  3. Animal Physiology
  4. Livestock Production System
  5. Pasture and Range Management/Forage Science
  6. Livestock Production Science

ii. Department of Crop Science

  • PGD, M. Sc.
  • M. Phil /Ph. D Crop Science

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Crop Production
  2. Crop Breeding
  3. Weed Science
  4. Agricultural Entomology
  5. Phytopathology

iii. Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

  • PGD,
  • M. Sc. M. Phil /Ph. D Agricultural Economics

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Agricultural Production Economics and Farm Management
  2. Agricultural Marketing
  3. Agricultural Finance
  4. Agribusiness Management
  5. Agricultural Resource Economics

PGD. M. Sc. M. Phil /Ph. D Agricultural Extension

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Agricultural Extension
  2. Rural Sociology

V. Department of Forestry and Fisheries M. Sc

Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology M. Sc

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Aquaculture
  2. Fish Nutrition
  3. Water Quality and Pond Dynamics
  4. Fish Production Development
  5. Fish Pond Harvest Technology
  6. Fish Breeding and Genetics
  7. Fish Ecology
  8. Fish Reproductive Biology
  9. Conservative Aquaculture
  10. Fisheries Management Environmental Forestry

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Forest Management
  2. Silviculture
  3. Forest Ecology
  4. Inventory and Mensuration

Vi. Department of Soil Science

M. Sc. M. Phil /Ph. D Soil Science

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Soil Microbiology
  2. Soil Survey and Land use Planning
  3. Soil Physics and Conservation
  4. Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
  5. Soil Fertility /Fertilizer Technology
  6. Pedology
  7. Environmental Soil Science

2. FACULTY OF LIFE SCIENCES

i. Department of Biological Sciences

M.Sc M.Phil/Ph.D Botany

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Plant Physiology
  2. Plant Ecology
  3. Plant Taxonomy
  4. Plant Pathology

PGD, M. Sc. M. Phil /Ph. D Microbiology

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Microbial Biotechnology
  2. Medical/Pathogenic Microbiology
  3. Environmental Microbiology
  4. Food and Industrial Microbiology

M. Sc. M. Phil /Ph. D Zoology

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Entomology
  2. Parasitology
  3. Fisheries and Hydrobiology

ii. Department of Biochemistry

PGD, M. Sc. M. Phil/ Ph. D Biochemistry

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Environmental Biochemistry
  2. Clinical Biochemistry
  3. Nutritional Biochemistry
  4. Pharmacological and Toxicological Biochemistry
  5. Molecular Biology/Biotechnology

3. FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

iii Department of Computer Science

PGD. M. Sc. M. Phil /Ph. D Computer Science

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Computer Science Theory/Foundation of Computer Science
  2. Computer Systems
  3. Software Engineering
  4. Database Systems/Data Engineering
  5. Computer Communications and Networks
  6. Artificial Intelligence
  7. Computer Forensics
  8. Human Computer Interactions

iv. Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry

M. Sc. M. Phil /Ph.D Chemistry

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Inorganic Chemistry
  2. Organic Chemistry
  3. Applied Chemistry
  4. Environmental Chemistry
  5. Analytical Chemistry
  6. Petroleum Chemistry
  7. Physical Chemistry

V. Department of Physics

M. Sc. M. Phil /Ph. D Physics

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Energy Studies- Alternative Energy Sources
  2. Condensed Matter/ Solid State Physics
  3. Instrumentation/Electronics
  4. Meteorology/ Physics of the Lower Atmosphere
  5. Geophysics

Vi. Department of Mathematics

M. Sc. M. Phil /Ph. D Mathematics

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Fluid Dynamics
  2. Algebra
  3. Functional Analysis
  4. Mathematical Modeling
  5. Nonlinear Analysis
  6. Computational Mathematics

PGD, M. Sc. M. Phil /Ph. D Statistic

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Multivariate Analysis
  2. Stochastic Process
  3. Time Series
  4. Biostatistics
  5. Design of Experiments
  6. Sampling Theory & Survey

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Application forms are available for sale, online, as from Monday, 7th October to Saturday, 30'r November, 2019 at the cost of ten thousand naira (N10,000.00).

Appropriate administrative charges may be applied. Interested applicants are hereby advised to visit the application website: http://www.ksustapgs.net or http://pgform.ksustapgs.net for additional information on the application procedures. Applicants should arrange well in advance for their academic transcripts to be forwarded to the undersigned before the application closing date.

Signed:

Attahiru Mohammed Ka'oje MNIM

Deputy Registrar

(Secretary, Postgraduate School)

Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero

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