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TNAU PG Entrance Exam 2021

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University invites application for PG Entrance Exam 2021 for admission to following Post Graduate courses and PhD programs.

  • Masters Program in 33 disciplines
  • Regular Ph.D. Program in 27 disciplines
  • Integrated Ph.D. in 4 disciplines
  • External Ph.D. by research in 28 disciplines

TNAU PG 2021 Course Details

Details of courses offered in different campuses ( Important : Candidates will be allotted to any of the TNAU college campuses in which the specified courses are available and it is based on the merit and preference of the students. University’s decision is final in this regard ).

S.NoCourse offered Coimbatore Madurai Killikulam Trichy
a) Faculty of AgricultureCode : CBE Code : MDU Code : KKM Code : TRY
1 EconomicsM.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.D.M.Sc. ( Ag. )-M.Sc.( Ag. )-
2 EntomologyM.Sc. ( Ag. ) / MS*Ph.D / Int. Ph.D.M.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.DM.Sc. ( Ag )M.Sc. ( Ag )
3Extension EducationM.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.D.M.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.DM.Sc. ( Ag. )-
4 MicrobiologyM.Sc. ( Ag. ) / MS*Ph.D / Int. Ph.D.M.Sc. ( Ag. ) - --
5 AgronomyM.Sc. ( Ag. ) / MS*Ph.D / Int. Ph.D.M.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.DM.Sc. ( Ag )M.Sc. ( Ag )
6Plant PhysiologyM.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.D. -- --
7Genetics and Plant BreedingM.Sc. ( Ag. ) / MS*Ph.D / Int. Ph.D.M.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.DM.Sc. ( Ag )M.Sc. ( Ag )
8Plant Genetic ResourceM.Sc. ( Ag. )----
9Molecular Plant BreedingM.Sc. ( Ag. )----
10NematologyM.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.D. ----
11Plant PathologyM.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.D.M.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.D.M.Sc. ( Ag )
12Seed Science & TechnologyM.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.D.M.Sc. ( Ag. )---
13Soil ScienceM.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.D.M.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.DM.Sc. ( Ag )M.Sc. ( Ag )
14GeoinformaticsM.Sc. ( Ag. )-----
15BiotechnologyM.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.D.Ph.D---
16Environmental ScienceM.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.D.- - --
17Agri Business ManagementMBAPh.D.-- -
18Sericulture----
19AgrometeorologyM.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.D----
20Nano Science & TechnologyM.Sc. ( Ag. )Ph.D---
21StatisticsM.Sc. ( Ag. )-
22In any one of the above Ph.D. disciplines being offered at TNAUPart Time Ph.D. by researchPart Time Ph.D. by research----
23Agricultural finance,
banking and insurance
Part Time Ph.D.

S.NoCourses OfferedMettupalayam
Faculty of AgricultureCode : MTP
1SericultureM.Sc (Ag.)Ph.D

S.NoCourse offeredCoimbatoreMaduraiPeriyakulam
b) Faculty of HorticultureCode : CBECode : MDUCode : PKM
23Fruit ScienceM.Sc.Ph.D.-M.Sc.
24Vegetable ScienceM.Sc.Ph.D.M.Sc.M.Sc.
25Spices, Plantation, Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsM.Sc.Ph.D.--
26Floriculture & LandscapeM.Sc.Ph.D.--

S.NoCourse offeredCoimbatoreKumulur
c) Faculty of Agrl. EngineeringCode : CBECode : KUM
27Farm Machinery & Power-M.Tech.Ph.D.
28Renewable Energy EngineeringM.Tech.Ph.D.--
29Processing and Food EngineeringM.Tech.Ph.D.--
30Soil and Water Conservation Engineering - - M.Tech. Ph.D.
31Environmental EngineeringM.Tech.---
32Storage EngineeringM.Tech.---

S.NoCourse offeredMettupalayam
d) Faculty of ForestryCode : MTP
33ForestryM.Sc. ForestryPh.D.

S.NoCourse offeredMadurai
e) Faculty of Home ScienceCode : MDU
34Foods and NutritionM.Sc. ( H.Sc. )Ph.D.

*Integrated Ph.D

  • Integrated Ph.D. students must complete the first three trimesters with a cumulative OGPA of 8.5.
  • Students not meeting progression requirement ( 8.5 OGPA ) after 5th trimester may not be permitted to continue their Ph.D.
  • But may be offered a choice of transferring into a Masters program by registering required research credits in the subsequent trimester.
  • Alternatively, they will have lateral exit upon submission of thesis and obtain M.S. degree.

System of education : The pattern of instruction is choice based credit trimester system with thesis research being an essential part of all post graduate programs.

Minimum residential requirement

  1. Master’s Degree : Two years ( six trimesters )
  2. Doctoral Degree ( Regular )  : Three years ( nine trimesters )
  3. Integrated Doctoral Degree : Four years ( twelve trimesters )
  4. Part Time Doctoral Degree by research : Four years ( twelve trimesters )

TNAU PG Eligibility 2021

Eligibility for Master / Doctoral programs

  • Masters Program : Graduates who have completed four years degree program in any one of the State Agricultural Universities / Colleges affiliated to State Agricultural Universities alone are eligible to apply for masters.
  • Regular Doctoral Programs : Candidates who have studied four years degree program and two years masters program in any one of the State Agricultural Universities / Colleges affiliated to State Agricultural Universities alone are eligible to apply for doctoral programs.
  • Integrated Doctoral Programs :  Candidates with four year Undergraduate degree program in any one of the State Agricultural Universities /Colleges affiliated to State Agricultural Universities/ Institutes with ICAR Accreditations with a minimum OGPA of 7.0 / 10.0 scale or its equivalent score alone are eligible to apply for the Integrated Doctoral programs.
  • Part – Time Doctoral Programs : Candidates with four year degree program and two year masters program by regular stream in any one of the State Agricultural Universities / Colleges affiliated to State Agricultural Universities/ Institutes with ICAR accreditations are eligible to apply and they should have professional experience not less than two year in a Government or Private organization / Institution, where R&D facilities recognized by TNAU are available to conduct field and laboratory experiments leading to the award of Ph.D degree by TNAU. No objection certificate (NOC) and sponsorship certificate from the employer and statement of purpose (SOP) are mandatory to get admission in this program.
  • Minimum OGPA / Aggregate requirement : Masters / Doctoral Programs : A candidate who has undergone course credit system with a minimum OGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 or 7.00 out of 10.00 or 70% aggregate alone is eligible to apply for various Masters and Doctoral programs. However, for SC / ST candidates a pass in the qualifying degree is sufficient for all programs.

Eligibility Criteria for Masters and Doctoral Program

S.NoMasters degree programDoctoral degree programs
1Economics
B.Sc. ( Ag. ) / B.Sc. ( Hort. ) / B.Sc. ( Forestry ) / B.Tech. ( Hort. )* / B.Sc. ( Sericulture ) / B.Sc. ( Home.Sc. ) / B.Tech. ( AIT )* / B.S.  ( ABM )*
Economics M.Sc. ( Ag. ) in Agricultural Economics / Agricultural Marketing Management.
2Entomology
B.Sc ( Agr. ) / B.Sc ( Horti. ) / B.Sc ( Forestry )
Entomology M.Sc. ( Ag. ) in Agricultural Entomology
3Extension Education
B.Sc. ( Ag. ) / B.Sc. ( Hort. ) / B.Sc.( Forestry ) / B.Sc. ( Sericulture ) /B.S. ( ABM )*.
Extension Education Master’s degree in Agricultural Extension / Extension Education / Agricultural Communication in Agricultural Sciences recognized by SAUs / CAUs
4Microbiology
B.Sc. ( Ag. ) / B.Sc. ( Hort. ) / B.Sc. ( Forestry ) / B.Tech.( Hort. )* / B.Sc ( Sericulture ) and B.Tech. ( Ag.Biotech )* / B.Tech. ( Biotech. )* offered by SAUs )
Microbiology M.Sc. ( Ag. ) in Agricultural Microbiology
5Agronomy 
B.Sc ( Agri. )
Agronomy M.Sc. ( Ag. ) in Agronomy
6Plant Physiology
B.Sc. ( Ag. ) / B.Sc. ( Hort. ) / B.Tech. ( Hort. )* / B.Sc. ( Forestry ) / B.Tech. ( Ag.Biotech )* / B.Tech. ( Biotech. )* offered by SAUs
Plant Physiology M.Sc. ( Ag. ) in Crop Physiology / Plant Physiology
7Genetics and Plant Breeding
B.Sc. ( Ag. ) / B.Sc. ( Hort. ) / B.Sc.( Forestry ) / B.Tech. ( Ag.Biotech )* / B.Tech. ( Biotech. )* offered by SAUs
Genetics and Plant Breeding M.Sc. ( Ag. ) in Plant Breeding and Genetics / M.Sc ( Ag. ) Genetics and Plant Breeding.
8Plant Genetic Resources
B.Sc. ( Ag. ) / B.Sc. ( Hort. ) / B.Sc. ( Forestry ) / B.Tech ( Ag.Biotech )* / B.Tech. ( Biotech. )* offered by SAUs / B.Tech.( Bioinformatics. )*
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9Molecular Plant Breeding
B.Sc. ( Ag. ) / B.Sc. ( Hort. ) / B.Tech.( Ag.Biotech )* / B.Tech. ( Biotech. )*offered by SAUs
-
10Nematology
B.Sc. ( Ag. ) / B.Sc. ( Hort. ) / B.Sc. ( Forestry )
Nematology M.Sc. ( Ag. ) in Plant Nematology
11Plant Pathology
B.Sc. ( Ag. ) / B.Sc. ( Hort. ) / B.Sc. ( Forestry )
Plant Pathology M.Sc. ( Ag. ) in Plant Pathology
12Seed Science and Technology
B.Sc. ( Ag. ) / B.Sc. ( Hort. ) / B.Tech. ( Hort. )* / B.Sc. ( Forestry ) / B.Tech. ( Ag.Biotech )* / B.Tech. ( Biotech. )* offered by SAUs
Seed Science and Technology M.Sc. ( Ag. ) in Seed Science and Technology
13Soil Science
B.Sc. ( Ag. ) / B.Sc. ( Hort. )
Soil Science M.Sc. ( Ag. ) in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
14Geoinformatics
B.Sc. ( Ag. ) / B.Sc. ( Hort. ) / B.Sc. ( Forestry ) / B.Tech. ( Agrl. Engg. ) / B.Tech. ( AIT )* / B.Tech. ( EEE )* / B.Tech. ( Hort. )* / B.Tech. ( Ag.Biotech )* / B.Tech. ( Biotech.)* offered by SAUs / B.Tech. ( Bioinformatics )* / BS ( ABM )*
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15Biotechnology
B.Sc ( Ag. ) / B.Sc ( Hort. ) / B.Tech. ( Hort. ) * / B.Sc ( Forestry ) / B.Sc ( Sericulture ) B.Tech. ( Ag.Biotech )* / B.Tech. ( Biotech. ) * offered by SAUs / B.Tech. ( Bioinformatics ) * Admissions are made by entrance exam both by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and TNAU.
Biotechnology M.Sc. ( Biotechnology ) / M.Sc. Agri.Biotechnology from SAUs with four year undergraduate degree.
16Environmental Sciences
B.Sc. ( Ag. ) / B.Sc. ( Hort. ) / B.Tech. ( Hort ) * / B.Sc.( Forestry ) / B.E. ( Ag. ) / B.Tech. ( Ag.Engg ) / B.Sc. ( Sericulture ) / B.Tech. ( Ag.Biotech )* / B.Tech. ( Biotech. ) *offered by SAUs/ B.Tech. ( EEE ) *.
Environmental Sciences M.Sc. ( Environmental science )and M.Sc ( Agri. Environment Science ) from SAUs
17Agri Business Management( for MBA )
B.Sc. ( Ag. ) / B.Sc. ( Hort. ) / B.Tech. ( Hort ) * / B.Sc. ( Forestry ) / B.E. ( Ag. ) / B.Tech. ( Agrl.Engg. ) / B.Sc. ( Home Science ) / B.Tech. ( AIT )* / B.Tech.( EEE, FPE,  Bioinformatics )* / B.Sc. ( Seri. ) / B.S. ( ABM )* / B.Tech ( Ag.Biotech )* / B.Tech. ( Biotech. )* offered by SAUs .
Agri Business Management Masters degree in Agri. Business Management / Business Administration from SAUs
18Sericulture
B.Sc.( Sericulture )
Sericulture M.Sc. ( Sericulture ) / M.Sc. ( Ag. ) in Sericulture
19Meteorology
B.Sc. ( Ag ) / B.Sc ( Hort. ) / B.Sc. ( Forestry ) / B.Tech. ( AIT )* / B.Tech ( EEE )*.
Meteorology M.Sc. ( Ag ) in Agricultural Meteorology & Climatology
20Nano Science & Technology
B.Sc. ( Ag ) / B.Sc ( Hort. ) / B.Sc. ( Forestry ) / B.Tech ( Hort. )* / B.Tech ( EEE )* / B.Sc.( Sericulture ) / B.Tech ( Agrl. Engg. ) / B.Tech ( FPE )* / B.Tech ( Bioinformatics. )* / B.Tech. ( Ag.Biotech )* / B.Tech. ( Biotech. )* offered by SAUs.
M.Sc. (Ag) in Nano Science & Technology /M.Tech in Agricultural Nanotechnology offered by TNAU
21Statistics
Any 4 year degree in Agricultural Science or Technology program offered by SAUs / ICAR institutes
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HORTICULTURE
22Fruit Science
B.Sc ( Hort. ) / B.Tech ( Horti. )* / B.Sc ( Agri ).
M.Sc. /M.Sc.(Hort.) Fruit Science
23Vegetable Science
B.Sc ( Hort. ) / B.Tech ( Horti. )* / B.Sc ( Agri ).
M.Sc./M.Sc.(Hort.) Vegetable Science
24Spices Plantation, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
B.Sc ( Hort. ) / B.Tech ( Horti. )* / B.Sc ( Agri ).
M.Sc./M.Sc.(Hort.) Spices Plantation, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
25Floriculture and Landscape
B.Sc ( Hort. ) / B.Tech ( Horti. )* / B.Sc ( Agri ).
M.Sc. /M.Sc.(Hort.) Floriculture and Landscape
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
26Farm Machinery and Power
B.Tech. ( Ag.Engg. ) / B.E. ( Ag. ) of SAUs
Farm Machinery and Power M.Tech ( Ag.Engg. ) / M.E. ( Ag. ) of SAUs and IIT.
27Renewable Energy Engineering
B.Tech.(Ag.Engg.)/ B.Tech.(EEE) */ B.E.(Ag) of SAUs
M.Tech (Ag.Engg.) / M.E.(Ag.) of SAUs and IIT
28Processing and Food Engineering
B.Tech. ( Ag.Engg. ) / B.Tech. ( FPE )* / B.E. (Ag. ) of SAUs
M.E. in ( Food Process Engineering ) / M.Tech. ( Food Process Engineering ) / M.Tech. in

Agricultural Process Engineering of SAUs

and IIT
29Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
B.Tech.(Ag.Engg.) / B.E.(Ag.) of SAUs
M.E. ( Land and Water Management Engineering ) / M.Tech. in ( Land and Water Management Engineering) of SAU and IIT
30Environmental Engineering
B.Tech. ( Ag.Engg. ) / B.Tech. ( EEE )* / B.E. ( Ag ) of SAUs
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31Storage Engineering
B.Tech ( Agl. Engg. ) / B.Tech ( Food Process Engineering )* / B.E ( Ag. ) / B.Tech. ( Food Technology ) of SAUs
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FORESTRY
32B.Sc. ( Forestry )M.Sc. ( Forestry )
HOME SCIENCE
33Foods and Nutrition
B.Sc. ( Home Science ) / B.Sc. ( Food Science and Nutrition ) / B.Tech. ( Food Process Engineering )* B.Tech. ( Food Science and Technology ) / B.Tech. ( Food Technology ) of 4 Year degree from SAUs
Foods and Nutrition M.Sc. ( Home Science ) M.Sc. ( Food Science and Nutrition ) / M.Tech. ( Food Process Engineering ) / M.Tech. ( Food Science and Technology )

TNAU PG Exam Pattern 2021

Method of selection 

For all Masters / Doctoral programs

  • Candidates are required to be present on the specified date for a written test conducted at TNAU, Coimbatore at their own expenses. Request for change in the date/time will not be entertained.
  • The exact date of written test will be hosted in the University website and intimated to the candidate through email.
  • Written test with objective type questions from the respective subjects will be for one hour fifteen minutes duration. Candidates applied for two subjects should write the examination for both the subjects continuously for two and half hours.

Eligible candidates will write the entrance test for 100 marks in three compartments

Compartment 1General Agriculturefor 15 marks
Compartment 2Aptitudefor 10 marks
Compartment 3Specific subjectfor 75 marks

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.