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Tuesday 28 May 2024

AP HORTICET 2024 Horticulture Diploma Course Notification, Apply Online









Commencement of online registration



Last date for online registration



First phase of online counseling

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Second phase of online counseling

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Mop-up manual counseling

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  • The information furnished in this brochure is in accordance with the rules of admission in force as on the date of However, the amendments/ Court orders issued from time to time shall be made applicable.
  • Admission into new Diploma Courses sanctioned, if any during the academic year 2024- 2025 will be done on the basis of SSC marks.
  • Candidates must go through the eligibility requirement before completing the online application form for 2024-25 admissions.
  • Candidate is solely responsible to ensure that he/she fulfills the specified eligibility before applying/ filling application form.

 Note: Preference / allotment of colleges will be done after exercising web options, which will be taken up in due course and follow website:




Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University (Dr. YSRHU) was established by the Government of Andhra Pradesh through G.O.Ms.No.134 dated 26-06-2007 at Venkataramannagudem, near Tadepalligudem in West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. It is the second Horticultural University in the country. Dr. Y.S.R Horticultural University started functioning independently from 10-05-2008 at its headquarters at Venkataramannagudem.


Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University is committed to develop the need based manpower and technologies to resolve the problems confronting Horticulture and enable the horticultural farmers in Andhra Pradesh to make horticulture as the most remunerative enterprise. Consequently, the state of Andhra Pradesh shall be the leader in Horticulture by fulfilling the ambition of the Government of Andhra Pradesh in establishing this University. Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University is presently having 4 Constituent Horticultural Polytechnics offering Diploma in Horticulture and Government has accorded permission for the establishment of new Horticultural Food Processing Polytechnic at Dhone, Nandyal District from the academic year 2024-25 onwards and also has given affiliation to 7 Horticultural Polytechnic Colleges situated in different districts of A.P.


Diploma courses and duration of the courses:


Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University (Dr. YSRHU) offers the following two Diploma Programmes (The detailed list of Polytechnics along with number of seats are given in Annexure – I)


Sl. No.

Diploma Programmes


No. of total seats available





Diploma in Horticulture

2 years

(4 semesters)






Diploma in Horticultural

Food Processing

2 years

(4 semesters)










* 10 % supernumerary seats are available under EWS category


Eligibility: The candidates should fulfill the following criteria


Academic Qualification:

  1. Candidate should have passed SSC Examination conducted by Board of Secondary Education or any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto by the Board of Secondary Education such as Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Council for Secondary Education (ICSE), National Institute of Open School (NIOS), Open School Society (OSS).
  2. Candidate should belong to the state of Andhra Pradesh as defined in G.O. (P). No. 646, Education (W) Dept, dated. 10.07.1979 and its subsequent amendments.
  3. Candidates who appeared SSC or equivalent examination held in March/April-2024, and whose results are yet to be declared can also apply.
  4. Candidates who have passed SSC in compartmental and who have either discontinued or failed in intermediate are also eligible for diploma admission.
  5. Candidate who had passed intermediate or pursuing higher studies are not eligible for admission into diploma courses offered by Dr. YSRHU.

 Age Limit:

Candidates who wish to seek admission into these courses shall have to complete 15 years of age as on 31-08-2024 with an upper age limit of 22 years (Born in between 31.08.2002 and 31.08.2009).


Selection Process:

  • Per cent of marks/ Total marks obtained in SSC or its equivalent examination will be considered in the order of merit for seat allotment.
  • In case of tie, the marks/grade point obtained first in Science and later in Mathematics and Social, respectively will be taken into consideration for tie breaking.
  • In case if tie still continues, the age of the candidates will be taken into consideration and the older candidates will be given preference.

 Note: ICSE students need to enter average of three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) for science and two subjects (History & Civics; Geography) for social while entering the subject wise marks.


Reservation of Seats:


Reservation of seats for the candidates coming from Rural Area:

75 per cent of the seats in various diploma courses are reserved for the candidates who have studied for a minimum of 4 years in schools located in Non-Municipal (Rural) areas and 25 per cent of seats are reserved for the candidates who have studied in Municipal area.

FORM-I: Proforma to be certified by the Headmaster of the School with his office seal that the candidate has studied for a minimum period of four years in schools located in Non- Municipal (Rural) areas during their period of study from 1st class to 10th class (Non- Municipal Area Certificate).

If FORM-I is not filled in or duly not signed by the concerned Head of Institution or officer along with office seal, the claim of the candidates will be rejected and will not be considered under Non - Municipal (Rural) area.


Reservations based on category:


The rules of reservation shall be followed as per the guidelines issued by the Government of Andhra Pradesh from time to time.


The rule of reservation will be followed as detailed below.


General Reservations:


Open category (OC) 

50 %


7 %


10 %


1 %


7 %


4 %


15 %


6 %


Special Categories:


Physically Handicapped (PH):


Reservation to the extent of 5% for Physically Handicapped as per G.O.Ms.No.27, WCDA & SC (Prog.II), Department, dated: 14-05-2023. However candidates with defects like Muscular dystrophy, Deaf and Dum, Blindness and mentally retardation are not eligible for admission [Refer Annexure II].


Children of Armed Personnel (CAP):


Reservation to the extent of 2% of the seats shall be available for the children of ex- servicemen and defense personnel including Border Security Force and Central Reserve Police [Refer Annexure III].


Subject to the condition that

  • Candidates whose parents are domicile of Andhra Pradesh will alone be considered as per the judgment of the Hon’ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh in W.P.NO.17095, 17950,17952,19150 and others of 2006.
  • The candidate shall also submit a certificate from the Director, Sainik Welfare Board/ Zilla Sainik Welfare Board as to their eligibility to be considered under this quota specifying the category to which the applicant belongs with attested copies of the documentary evidence for claim as given in Annexure -VIII.
  • The decision of A.P. Sainik Board or its nominee is final and binding on the Candidates in this regard.

The order of priority and merit under this category is governed by G.O.Ms.No.192, Edn.(EC-2) Dept., dated 26-8-94 and as amended by G.O.Ms.No.370, Edn.(EC-2) Dept., dated 18-10-1994 (See Annexure-III).


NCC (National Cadet Corps):

Reservation to the extent of 1% shall be available for candidates of this category. The priority for consideration will be as per GO.Ms.No.21 HE (TE-1) Dept., Dt.13- 05- 2002 [Refer Annexure IV] and other guidelines revised by Govt. of AP from time to time.




Reservation to the extent of 0.5% shall be available for candidates of this category. Certificates issued by various organizations constituted by Central / State Government to conduct the event will alone be considered under this category. The participation in games and Sports before the qualifying Examinations will only be considered. The priority under this Category will be fixed as per the rules in vogue at the time of admissions [Refer Annexure V].


If there is more than one eligible candidate in a particular priority in any of the above four special reservation categories, the selection shall be based on the merit.


Inter conversion of seats among the special reservation categories is not applicable. If sufficient numbers of candidates are not available to fill the seats reserved for special reservation category, they shall be filled with candidates of general pool of that reservation category.

  • The certificates of the candidates of above special categories shall be verified by the concerned officers and the seats will be allotted as per the priorities indicated by them during counseling.
  • 33% of seats are reserved for girl students in all the above categories.
  • 10% supernumerary seats shall be made available under EWS category

Allocation of seats:


Among the total seats, 85% of the seats are reserved for local candidates and 15% of seats are Un-Reserved and will be filled on merit basis. Among the local 85 per cent, the seats shall be allotted on 42:22 ratio among Andhra University (AU) region (Former Districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam) and Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) region (Former Districts of Chittoor, Ananthapur, Kurnool, Kadapa and Nellore).


Residential Certificate:


Applicants who have gap/break in the years of study for reasons other than failure or those who passed the qualifying examination by private study have to submit Residential Certificate issued by the Tahsildar/MRO. In case, the applicant has resided in more than one place, a separate certificate from the respective Tahsildars/MRO’s should be furnished for such places of residence.


Application for Online counseling:


Application and Counseling Fee:

  • Online application and counseling fee for candidates belong to SC/ST and differently abled (PH) category is Rs.400/- and for all other candidates Rs.800/-.
  • The applicant has to select Rupay Debit Card/UPI/Debit Card /Credit Card (Visa / Master Card)/Internet Banking option to pay the fee and follow the online instructions to complete payment of fee.
  • Processing charges of payment gateway as applicable are chargeable from the candidate
  • Once payment made, it cannot be refunded under any circumstances, hence applicant should go through the information bulletin carefully regarding eligibility criteria before proceeding to the payment.

 Application Procedure:

  • Candidates should fill out the online application carefully and check details such as local area/ municipal/ non municipal area, reservation/ special categories etc. and submit the application online.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to ensure that he/she fulfills the specified eligibility before applying/ filling application form.
  • No corrections will be permitted once the application form is submitted.
  • Please note that University/ Colleges will NOT be held responsible for denial of admission to non-eligible candidates.
  • Multiple application forms submitted by a candidate will not be accepted and will lead to the cancellation of his/her seat.
  • Government decided to link the scholarship applications with the Aadhar number for affecting the cash transaction scheme. For this every student must furnish the Aadhar number vide Government memo No. 16035/Sw. Edn.2/2012-4 dt. 29.12.2012.
  • The admissions into polytechnics for the academic year 2024- 25 shall be made based on Web / Manual Counseling. Where in candidates can opt for any course at any polytechnic in the order of priority and the allotment shall be made for his/her best preferred choice based on his/her merit and other admission rules in vogue.
  • Candidates have to prepare set of preferable colleges (Web options) they wish to join in consultation with their parents, teachers and friends and after thorough enquiry about the polytechnics in different districts.
  • The order of options is to be entered by the candidate carefully. A print outof the options entered shall be kept as record for reference.
  • Candidates should download the allotment order and report at the allotted college within the prescribed time.
  • Candidate who fails to turn up at the allotted college within the stipulated time and not paying the prescribed fee will have no claim on admission into diploma programmes offered by Dr.YSRHU.
  • The selection of candidates belonging to SC/ ST/BC/CAP/PH/ NCC/Sports is subject to clearance to be given by the respective departments during the counseling.
  • Registrar, Dr.YSRHU is not responsible for the delay in clearance in respect of doubtful Caste/ CAP/PH/ NCC/ Sports cases.
  • Any disputes concerned to admissions if any, shall be within the jurisdiction of the Hon’ble A.P. High Court.

 Seat cancellation:

  • If the admitted candidate cancels his/her seat before the closure of admissions for the Academic Year 2024-25 an amount of Rs.1,650/- (Rupees one thousand six hundred and fifty only) shall be collected as processing fee. The remaining fees already paid during admission shall be refunded.
  • If the admitted candidate cancels his/her seat after closure of admissions process for the Academic Year 2024-25, the candidate should pay Rs.1,650/- (Rupees one thousand six hundred and fifty only) for general category and Rs.825/- (Rupees eight hundred and twenty five only) for SC/ST/PH category towards seat cancellation fee and the candidate has to forgo the fee already paid.
  • After completion/closing of admission process, request for change of diploma polytechnic /course is not permissible under any circumstances.

Fee structure (for academic year 2024-25):



Fee to be paid at the time of admission (in Rs.) I Year

I Semester

II Semester


Rs.10,148/- and Rs.13,575/-(Refundable deposit)






* Fee chargeable in all polytechnics shall be fixed by the Dr. YSRHU and subjected to revision for the academic year 2024-25.


Hostel facility: Accommodation for students shall be provided on payment basis in both constituent and affiliated polytechnics subject to the availability.


Certificates to be uploaded:

(Only PDFs are allowed to upload for online application)

  • SSC Memorandum of Marks or Equivalent Examination
  • Bonafide / Study Certificate from 4th to 10th
  • Transfer certificate of SSC
  • Non-Municipal Area Study Certificate (FORM-I enclosed in this information bulletin) for the students studied in rural areas.
  • Certified copy of the Social Status (Caste) Certificate issued by the competent authority in case of applicants belonging to Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
  • Latest Income certificate/ EWS certificate issued by the concerned authority for the candidates who applied under EWS category only.
  • Physically Challenged Certificate, if applicable
  • Discharge Certificate and ID card for Children of Armed Personnel Certificate / Defense Personnel Certificate, if applicable (all as one PDF).
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC) certificate, if applicable
  • Sports and Games Certificates (Form-I/Form-II/Form-III/Form-IV as applicable).
  • All the original copies of the above certificates should be produced at the time of Admission at the concerned polytechnic.

Future Prospects:

15% of the total intake (of that corresponding academic year) of B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture is reserved for the passed-out Diploma holders for admission into first year B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture through HORTICET entrance examination conducted by Dr. YSRHU.


Eligibility for other Degree Programmes:


As per GO Rt. No.17 Dt.10-02-2021, Govt. of A. P, permission has been accorded to Universities, Colleges and Institutes etc., to admit 2 year diploma holders awarded by ANGRAU, Dr.YSRHU & SVVU into B.Sc. Biology stream programmes/combinations, B.Voc. Programmes in Agriculture and Horticulture programmes and other relevant disciplines as well as B.Com and B.A without Mathematics and Statistics.


Important Points:

  • YSRHU is intended to impart education to students, undertake research and extension activities. Hence, University does not guarantee any employment to the students who complete the diploma courses.
  • YSRHU reserves the right to modify or cancel the notification without any prior notice.
  • Candidates are required to read the information bulletin thoroughly before applying.
  • The guidelines issued by the Government of Andhra Pradesh from time to time shall be followed scrupulously including the reservations for EWS.
  • The University shall send SMS to the applicant’s registered mobile or mail ID’s for the purposes related to counseling. Hence, the candidates are informed to mention their personal mobile numbers and mail ID’s but not the mobile numbers or mail IDs of relatives, friends, net/online/mee seva/Xerox centers etc. Once submitted, the mobile number or mail ID cannot be changed.
  • Once payment is made, it cannot be refunded under any circumstances, hence, the candidates should ensure that he/she fulfils the specified eligibility criteria before payment for submitting the online application for counseling.
  • Applicants should exercise web options through online at specified dates for choosing their preferences. SMS alert shall be sent to registered mobile number for this purpose.
  • Candidates are informed that mere submission of an online application and attending counseling does not guarantee seat allotment.
  • Candidates called for Manual/Special/mop up counseling will have to attend at their own cost only. Either Parent/ Guardian of the candidate shall be allowed for Manual/ Special/ Mop up counseling.
  • The candidate who secures a seat should submit all the certificates in Original along with the prescribed fees at the time of admission either through online counseling or at the time of Manual/ Special/ Mop up counseling.
  • The certificates of the candidates under special categories (PH, CAP, NCC & SPORTS) shall be verified by the authorities concerned. The University will not interfere in the process of preparation of priority/merit lists. The University allots seats to the candidates based on the priorities indicated by the competent authorities.
  • The Counseling/Verification under special categories (PH, CAP, NCC & SPORTS) will be held in the presence of authorities concerned and seats will be allotted as per the priorities indicated by the officers concerned.
  • In case, the information furnished or the certificates uploaded by the candidates are found to be false, the University will take appropriate action against the individuals concerned and his/her application will be summarily rejected and even after admission also if found to be false/wrong at any point of time seat will be cancelled.
  • Information related to counseling procedure shall be displayed on the University website ( No separate paper notifications shall be issued further and hence applicants are advised to visit the website regularly for updated and latest information about counseling.
  • Student can approach Help line number given below on all working days only from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM only.

Help line: 7382633640 / 9989901103 / 9490922038


NOTE: Dr.YSRHU has the right to cancel admissions into any polytechnic college / polytechnic course.


Registration Form for Online Admissions into 2 years Diploma in Horticulture course 2024-2025

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