Integrated PhD Courses

TNAU to offer Integrated Ph.D. Courses 2013

Emulating the spirit of research at the Indian Institutes of Technology, the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University seeks to give an impetus to post – graduate and doctoral studies. In what is said to be a first for any State agricultural university, TNAU says its will offer an Integrated Ph.D. programme in four disciplines – agronomy, plant breeding and genetics, agricultural entomology and agricultural microbiology. An external Ph.D. programme in 26 disciplines will also be offered to only professionals.

According to Dean of the School of Post – Graduate Studies, C. Udayasoorian, the four-year Integrated Ph.D. integrates a three – year Ph.D. programme with a year of post – graduate coursework in generic research training and discipline – specific research content.

“Graduates opting for this programme should have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of above 8.5 and should be willing to focus more on research. It also saves a year’s time for them,” he said.

The External Ph.D. is offered to candidates who have two years of experience in any R&D organisation. TNAU permits the candidates to pursue the doctoral programme at their organisation itself under a research supervisor, approved by TNAU, in any of the 26 disciplines. The candidates will be given time between four and eight years to complete the thesis.

“Both the Ph.D. programmes are unique and are in great demand. These are available only in institutions that enjoy the stature of IITs. We expect more than 100 candidates to join the first batch of External Ph.D. The programmes will have an edge over the regular doctoral programmes,” the Dean said.

The university is also inviting applications from eligible candidates for admission to masters’ programmes in 39 disciplines and regular Ph. D. programmes in 26 disciplines.

The new addition in the PG courses is the master’s programme in Molecular Plant Breeding.

The programmes are offered at the university as well as its constituent colleges in Coimbatore, Madurai, Killikulam, Periyakulam, and Mettupalayam.

Applications can be downloaded from the website Last date for receipt of applications for master’s programme is 29th June, 2013, and that for doctoral programmes is 22nd July, 2013. All correspondence will be done electronically. Candidates can check the university website / e – mail for updates.


Training Program

TNAU conducts One Day Training Programme 2013

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Information and Training Centre will conduct a one – day training programme on kitchen gardens on 30th May, 2013.

The training programme, which will be conducted between 9.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m., is aimed at those interested in gardening, farmers, entrepreneurs, youngsters, self – help groups, NGOs and students, among others a press release said.

The release added that all participants will get a training certificate at the completion of the programme. Those interested can contact 044 – 26263484.


Fast UG Admission Process 2013

TNAU gets more than 10,000 Applications 2013

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University has received 10,700 applications immediately it made available online applications for admission to undergraduate courses a fortnight ago.

As many as 1,760 candidates had applied on 6th May, 2013 itself when the process started.

A. Rajarajan, Dean ( Agriculture ), TNAU, said 25,600 have registered and 10,700 have submitted completed forms.

“The online system offers candidates the freedom to keep editing and revising information till they can submit it. Hence, there are many who are yet to submit the form. They may want to do so after 27th May, 2013 when they receive the original mark sheet or wait till the last date of submission 7th June, 2013. There are many CBSE students awaiting their results,” he said.

The university expects the total number of applications to shoot up to 25,000 this time. Last year the university received nearly 19,000 applications. This year too B.Sc. Agriculture seems to be the hot favourite.

All correspondence, including acknowledgements and intimations regarding counselling, will be available online on the website of the university –

The university is offering 1,330 seats in six science programmes and seven technology programmes. There is a helpdesk that functions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday to clarify doubts regarding the application procedure. Phone : 0422 – 6611345 / 6611346 or e – mail


TNAU PG Courses

TNAU PG Courses and its Colleges Location

SGBA University Application form and Brochure available on University website : May, 201210.30 A.M. onwards
Last date of SGBA University Application form and Brochure available on University website : July, 2012up to 2 P.M.
Last date of receipt of SGBA University Application form duly filled in along with true copies of certificates23rd July, 2012up to 5 P.M.
Display of merit list of candidates with valid GATE score25th July, 201212.00 noon
Admission of candidates with valid GATE score as per merit list25th July, 201212.00 noon onwards
Display of list of candidates eligible to appear for SGBA University entrance test ( if seats remain vacant )25th July, 20125.00 P.M.
Date of SGBA University Entrance Test26th July, 201212.00 noon
Interview for candidates appeared in SGBA University entrance test27th July, 201212.00 noon onwards
Display of SGBA University merit list of candidates27th July, 20125.00 P.M.
Admission of candidates as per merit list onwards
30th July, 20121.00 P.M.


Fee Structure

Fee Structure for Constituent Colleges of TNAU

Science Programs :

The following fees in column Al in the table listed below are applicable for the degree programs, namely, B.Sc. ( Agriculture ), B. Sc. ( Horticulture ), B.Sc. ( Forestry ), B.Sc. ( Home Science ), B.Tech. ( Agricultural Engineering ) and B.Sc. ( Sericulture ).

Technology Programs :

The following fees in column A2 in the table listed below programs, namely, B.Tech. ( Food Process Engineering ), B.Tech. ( Bio Technology ), B.Tech. ( Horticulture ), B. Tech. ( Energy and Environmental Engineering ), B.Tech. ( Bioinformatics ), B.S. ( Agri business management ) and B.Tech. ( Agricultural Information Technology ).

TNAU Fee Structure for constituent colleges

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
Advanced Clinical Nursing 3030
Specialty area ( for each ) 2020

One time payment at the time of Admission for all Under Graduate Programs

1.Master of Social Work ( MSW ) Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University securing at least 45% marks in major or in aggregate.
2.Master of Arts ( M.A. ) in Applied Psychology Bachelor’s degree in any stream including medical and other technical graduates ( excluding Fine Arts ) with minimum 45% marks in major or 50% marks in aggregate.
3.Master of Education ( M.Ed. ) recognized by the NCTE. 50% marks in the B.Ed. Examination.
4.M.Tech. in Petroleum Geology M.Sc. in Applied Geology / Geology securing at least 55% marks. Preference shall be given to GATE and / or NET qualified candidates.
5.M.Tech in Exploration Geophysics, M.Sc. / M.Sc.Tech. in Applied Geology / Geology / Physics / Mathematics securing at least 55% marks in aggregate and having Mathematics as core subject in the degree level. Preference shall be given to GATE / NET qualified candidates.
6.Master of Pharmacy ( M.Pharm ) B.Pharm from the University, College or Institute approved by the PCI and AICTE. Candidates qualified GPAT shall be given preference.
7.Master of Physical Education ( M.P.Ed. ) Bachelor of Physical Education ( B.P.Ed. ) One Year Degree / 4 Years Integrated Degree / 3Years Professional Degree in Physical Education with minimum 50% marks.
8.Master of Library & Information Science ( M.L.I.Sc. ), B.L.I.Sc. from the Universities recognized by the UGC with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
9. Master of Arts ( M.A. ) in Mass Communication Graduate in any discipline from the Universities recognized by the UGC with at least 45% marks in major or in aggregate.
10. M.A. in Performing Arts ( Sattriya Dance ) The candidates having Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts ( Dance Specialization ) / Sattriya Dance / Indian Classical Dance from Dibrugarh University or any University recognized by Dibrugarh University shall be eligible to apply for admission to the Programme. OR Candidates having Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts ( in specialization other than dance ) . They shall have to appear in an entrance test conducted by the University. OR Graduates of any stream having special training on Sattriya Dance by any traditional school / institute or having recognition of performing or teaching Sattriya Dance in national or state level. They shall have to appear an entrance test conducted by the University.
11. Bachelor of Performing Arts ( Dance, Music & Drama ) Passed H.S. or any other equivalent 10+2 level Examination in any stream.
12. Bachelor of Library & Information Science ( B.L.I.Sc. ), Bachelor’s degree with at least 45% marks in major or in aggregate.
13. Bachelor of Physical Education ( B. P. Ed. ) Graduate in Physical education with 40% marks or Graduate with Physical Education as an elective subject with 40% marks OR any graduate with minimum 40% marks having experience of participation in National / State / Inter-University / SGFI / Inter-College / Inter District / School or passed NCC ‘C’ Certificate OR Deputed / In-service candidates ( trained physical education teacher / coaches ) graduate with minimum 40% marks.
14. Bachelor of Pharmacy ( B.Pharm ) Passed H.S. or any other equivalent 10+2 level Examination in Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology OR the candidates having Diploma in Pharmacy ( D.Pharm. )
15. Post Graduate Diploma in: ( i ) Rural Development Bachelor degree in any stream except fine arts with minimum 40% marks in major and 45% marks in aggregate, ( ii ) Applied Psychology ( leading to M.A. ), Bachelor’s degree in any stream including medical and other technical graduates ( excluding Fine Arts ) with minimum 45% marks in major or 50% marks in aggregate.

Note : Caution money deposit is refundable only when discontinued. All other fees are non refundable.