The zone of institutional responsibility covers the southernmost districts of Tamil Nadu viz.,Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari.
Upgrading teaching skills of faculty members through training programmes
Use of digital aids, video cassettes and Internet facilities for academic programmes
Organizing coaching classes and guest lectures for competitive examination in the field of agriculture and civil services.
Skill development in students through Rural Agriculture Work Experience and Agro -industrial tie up programmes for solving problems in field and for self employment
Imparting effective self learning process including skill oriented training through commercial agricultural courses.
The research programmes are oriented to meet the needs of clientele of southern districts.
Breeding for the development of rice varieties and rice fallow pulses suitable for Tambiraparani command area.
Identifying & developing export oriented medicinal herbs.
Developing vegetable varieties suitable to this tract.
Producing quality hybrid seeds of major crops.
Standardizing alternate planting techniques in rice and developing agro techniques.
Maximizing yield of rice-fallow pulses.
Identifying sustainable agro-forestry systems for wastelands of Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi Districts.
Developing technologies for Palmyrah.
Formulating IPM technologies for crops.
Testing and demonstrating labour saving implements in rice cultivation
Developing value added products from Palmyrah and horticultural crops.
Organising training and input sales through Agricultural Support Centre located at Tirunelveli
Dissemination of information through zonal meetings, farmers' meetings, radio talks
and by publications.
Intensive village adoption programs to demonstrate all the technologies in
Conducting on-farm trials on the evaluation of varieties and technologies.
Organizing farmers' seminar on need based areas.
Conducting farm school on AIR programmes on the latest topics relevant to the
farmers of southern districts.
Producing foundation and certified seeds and supplying to farmers through
department of Agriculture.