To function as an educational institute to offer undergraduate B.Sc., (Ag.) degree programme.
To organize inter disciplinary research for solving the location specific problems for the different ecological situations in Tiruchirappalli and neighbouring districts particularly in the salt affected soils.
To evolve crop varieties and technologies best suited for salt affected soils.
To meet the demand for technological manpower of the State and Private entrepreneurs.
To provide technical know-how for the development of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro-based industries in this region.
To organize technology transfer through training of farmers and in collaboration with the State Agricultural Department of Tamil Nadu.