Tamil Nadu Agriculture University – TNAU University

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Tamil Nadu Agriculture University About Us :

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University ( TNAU ) came into being on June 1, 1971.However, it had its genesis from establishment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, as early as 1868 and it was later relocated at Coimbatore. In 1920 it was affiliated to Madras University.

TNAU assumed full responsibilities of Agricultural Education and Research and supported the State Agricultural Department by delivering research products. Till 1946, the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore, was the only Institute for Agricultural Education for the whole of South India.

In 1958, it was recognized as a Post-graduate Centre leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees. The Agricultural College & Research Institute, Madurai was established in 1965. These two colleges formed the nucleus of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University while it was established in 1971.

In 1972, separate degree programmes of B.Sc. ( Horticulture ) and B.E.( Agriculture ) were started. In 1979, a separate Faculty of Horticulture was established. In 1980, B.Sc.( Home Science ) programme was started at Madurai campus.

The third Agricultural College was started at Killikulam in 1984 and the fourth at Kumulur ( Trichy ) in 1989 and later shifted to Navalur Kuttappattu ( Trichy ) in 1992 which is named as Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute. During 1985, B.Sc.(Forestry) programme was started at Coimbatore.

Presently the B.Sc.( Horticulture ) degree programme is being offered at Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam and B.Sc.( Forestry ) degree programme at Forest College and Research Institute, Mettupalayam. In line with technological changes the B.E.(Agriculture) hither to offered is offered as B. Tech.( Agricultural Engineering ) from the Academic year 2002-2003 at Agricultural Engineering College & Research Institute, Kumulur, Trichy.

B.Sc.( Home Science ) degree program is being offered at Home Science College &  Research Institute, Agricultural College Campus, Madurai. The Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture & Research Institute, Karaikal, governed by Government of Pondichery, is an affiliated institute of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University where B.Sc.( Agriculture ) course is being offered.

Apart from these academic institutes, the University now has research programs at more than 32 stations, spread over in Tamil Nadu with more than 1000 scientists and teachers.

The global technological developments has lead to introduction of new courses. Introduction of B. Tech.(Food Process Engineering) from the academic year 1998 – 99, B. Tech.(Agricultural Biotechnology) and B. Tech.(Horticulture) from the academic year 2002 – 2003 as self supporting program has created avenues for bugetary independence.

A new degree program B .Tech.( Energy and Environmental Engineering ) was started during 2004 and B. Tech.( Bioinformatics ) during 2006.

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Tamil Nadu Agriculture University Course :

Undergraduate Program :

I) Undergraduate Programs :

A. General Programs :

  • B.Sc Programs : Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Home Science,
  • Agricultural Engineering ( B.Tech )

B.  Self Supporting Programs :

  • B.Tech. Programs : Agriculture Biotechnology, Horticulture, Food Process Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Bioinformatics.

II ) Postgraduate Programs :

A. Faculty of Agriculture :

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Agricultural Extension & Rural Sociology
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Agronomy
  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemical Technology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Crop Physiology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Master of Business Administration ( MBA )
  • Microbial Technology
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Plant Nematology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Seed Science and Technology
  • Sericulture Soil Science and Agricultural
  • Chemistry

B. Faculty of Horticulture :

  • Fruit Science
  • Vegetable Science
  • Floriculture and Medicinal Crops
  • Spices and Plantation Crops

C. Faculty of Forestry :

  • Forestry

D. Faculty of Agricultural Engineering :

  • Agricultural Processing
  • Bioenergy
  • Farm Power and Machinery
  • Soil and Water Conservation

E. Faculty of Home Science :

  • Food Science and Nutrition

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TNAU Colleges :

A. Coimbatore

  • Agricultural College and Research Institute
  • Horticultural College and Research Institute
  • Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute
  • School of Post Graduate Studies, Coimbatore

B. Madurai

  • Agricultural College and Research Institute
  • Home Science College and Research Institute

C. Trichy

  • Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Kumulur
  • Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute

D. Killikulam

  • Agricultural College and Research Institute

E. Periyakulam

  • Horticultural College and Research Institute

F. Mettupalayam

  • Forest College and Research Institute

ii ) Affiliated Colleges of TNAU University : 

The following are affiliated colleges of TNAU offering undergraduate programs.

  • Adhiparasakthi Agricultural College, Kalavai, Vellore District.
  • Vanavarayar Agricultural College, Pollachi  –  642 103.
  • Thanthai Rover Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development, Perambalur  –  621 212.
  • College of Agricultural Technology, Kullapuram,Theni  –  625 562.

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TNAU Address :

Agricultural College and Research Institute,
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,
Coimbatore – 641 003,
Phone No . : 0422 – 6611210,
Fax No . : 91 – 422 – 6611410,
Email : deanagri@tnau.ac.in, ugadmissions@tnau.ac.in,
Website : http://www.tnau.ac.in.

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