Colleges

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) rated as the Best Agricultural University in India by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi as an institute of excellence for higher education in Agricultural and allied subjects.

The TNAU had begun as an Agricultural School at Saidapet in Chennai in 1876 and proliferated as a College in Coimbatore, during 1906.

After formation of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in 1971, the degree programs B. Sc. (Horticulture) and B. E. (Agriculture) were started in 1972. In 1980, B. Sc. (Home Science) was started at Madurai campus. The third Agricultural College was started at Killikulam in 1984 and the fourth at Navalur Kuttappattu, Tiruchirappalli in 1989. B. Sc. (Forestry) program was started during 1985.

In the backdrop of changing agricultural situation and developments in science and technology, new technology programs viz., B. Tech. (Food Process Engineering) during 1998-1999, B. Tech. (Biotechnology) and B. Tech. (Horticulture) during 2002-2003, B. Tech. (Energy and Environmental Engineering) during 2004-2005 and B. Tech. (Bioinformatics) during 2006-2007 were introduced. Two Information Technology oriented courses, viz., B. S. (Agribusiness Management) and B. Tech. (Agricultural Information Technology) were started during 2007-2008. A unique programme B. Sc. (Sericulture) was started during 2011.

At present, TNAU is offering the following 13 Undergraduate degree programs of four year duration (eight semesters).

Coimbatore Campus

Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore
The foundation stone for the Madras Agricultural College and Research Institute was laid in Coimbatore on 24th September, 1906 by the then Governor of Fort St. George, Sir Arthur Lawley. Read more...
   
Horticultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore

The Faculty of Horticulture was established during 1972 with the formation of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and undergraduate program B.Sc.(Horticulture) was instoduced in thsi year. B.Sc.(Hort.) Program was transferred to Horticultural College & Reasearch Institute, Periyakulam in 1989. B.Tech(Hort), a four year undergraduate program was started in 2002. The College is offering MSc(Hort) and Doctoral Programs since inception. Read more...

   
Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Coimbatore
Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Coimbatore is one of the constituent colleges of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.  This is the first college started in South India for providing agricultural engineering education. The first batch of students was admitted in July 1972. Read more...
   
School of Post Graduate Studies, Coimbatore
Postgraduate Education in Agriculture was started in 1933-34 when the University of Madras recognized the Agricultural College, Coimbatore as a centre for M.Sc and Ph.D degrees. Read more...

Madurai Campus

Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai
Madurai, an ancient city of Tamil Nadu, India famous for Tamil literature and culture is located at the southern part of Tamil Nadu and the Agriculture College and Research Institute is situated in this historical temple city. The famous temples of Goddess Meenakshi and the two of the six houses (‘Arupadai Veedu’) of Lord Muruga (Thirupparankundram) and Pazhamuthirsolai are the religious landmarks of Madurai. Read more...
   
Home Science College and Research Institute, Madurai

The Home Science College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai had its origin as Department of Home Science in 1980 offering B.Sc Home Science degree at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Read more...

Trichy Campus

Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Kumulur, Trichy
Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Kumulur, Trichy is the only constituent College of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University offering B.Tech.(Agrl.Engg.) Degree to produce the technocrats towards the challenges of population explosion, labour shortage, ethnic energy crisis, food and fuel shortages, intensive resource inventory towards alleviation of poverty and environmental stress. Read more...
   
Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute, Trichy
Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute is the fourth Agricultural College established under the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. The College was originally started at Kumulur, near Lalgudi in Tiruchirappalli district in the year 1989 and shifted to the present campus Navalur Kuttappattu village. Read more...
   
Horticultural College and Research Institue for Women, Trichy
The Horticultural College and Research Institute for Women (HC & RIW), a constituent college of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University has been established in 2011 exclusively for women which is located on Trichy - Dindigul NH 45. This institute provides teaching, research opportunities and technology transfer of high order in an exceptionally pleasant environment. Over 22 acres of college farm lands cater to the needs of teaching, research, training and plant propagation activities. Read more...

Killikulam Campus

Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam, Tirunelveli
The Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam was established in 1984 - 85 as the third constituent College of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. At the beginning, the College started functioning in rented building of MDT Hindu College, Pettai in Tirunelveli. Read more...

Periyakulam Campus

Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam, Theni
The Horticultural College & Research Institute (HC & RI), one of the constituent colleges of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, is located at Periyakulam, on the Theni � Dindigul high way in Tamil Nadu State (NH). Read more...

Mettupalayam

Forest College and Research Institute, Mettupalayam
The Forest College and Research Institute (FC&RI) is located at Mettupalayam in the sylvan surroundings of Jakanarai Reserved Forest, about 40km north of Tamilnadu Agricultural Univesrity  (TNAU) main campus, Coimbatore. Read more...

Eachangkottai Campus

Agricultural College and Research Institute, Eachangkottai, Thanjavur
Agricultural College and Research Institute (AC&RI)  Eachangkottai, Thanjavur District, a constituent college of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University was established in 2014. It is located at a distance of 18 km from Thanjavur with an area of 110 acres. This is one of the full-fledged institutes providing Under-Graduate Agricultural Education in TNAU. This institute is mainly to strengthen agricultural research and education makes it possible to serve the farming community and rural youth in the Cauvery Delta Zone of Tamil Nadu. Read more...

Kudumiyanmalai Campus

Agricultural College and Research Institute, Kudumiyanmalai, Pudukkottai
Agricultural College and Research Institute (AC&RI)  Kudumiyanmalai, Pudukkottai district is a new constituent college of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and it was started and functioning since 25.08.2014. It is positioned on Pudukkottai- Parambur road and situated 18 kilometersWest of Pudukkottai town. This residential campus is offering B.Sc Agriculture programme, with an allotted strength of 60 students per year. An area of 110 acres from Annapannai, Kudumiyanmalai has been allotted to this new college, which comprises open well irrigation facility. This college is presently involved in education and extension. Read more...

Vazhavachanur Campus

Agricultural College and Research Institute, Vazhavachanur, Thiruvannamalai
Agricultural College and Research Institute (AC&RI)  Vazhavachanur, Thiruvannamalai district is a new constituent college of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and it was started and functioning since 25.08.2014. It is situated on Thiruvannamalai – Kallakuruchi high way and located 22 kilometers south of Thiruvannamalai town. This residential campus is offering B.Sc Agriculture programme, with an allotted strength of 118 students. An area of 110 acres from the state seed farm Vazhavachanur has been allotted to this new college, which includes wet land and garden land ecosystems with bore well irrigation facility and canal irrigation system. Read more...