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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University [TNAU], Coimbatore

About Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University(TNAU), Coimbatore is an Agrotechnology university established in 1906. TNAU is UGC recognized and has ranked 17th by NIRF, MHRD. The University offers 10 Undergraduate courses, 33 Graduate courses, and 39 Doctoral Programs and also Diploma Programs in 11 Campuses with 14 Colleges all over Tamil Nadu state. TNAU also offers Open and Distance Learning.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University campus has Research Stations and a Center for Excellence, where a series of research work is carried in Agrotechnology. Admission to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University for UG/ PG/ Diploma courses is done by applying online on the TNAU official website. The University Library offers a wide range of agricultural study materials for research purpose. TNAU admissions are done on a merit basis and the cut-off marks obtained by the students.

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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Highlights

 The highlights of TNAU, such as university type, student-faculty ratio, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Highlights
Year of Establishment
Type of University
Campus Area
1350 acres 
Courses/ Degrees Offered
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PhD, Diploma
Infrastructure Facilities
Classrooms, Hospital, Agritech labs etc. 

Why Choose TNAU? 

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University has won an international award. It supports the State Agricultural Department by delivering research-based solutions. The facilities offered by the university are adequate for learning agricultural sciences. Many labs, greenhouse facility, botanical garden, etc are present on the university campus. The university strives to help farmers through its research-backed input method and technologies. The university publishes TNAU Newsletters at regular intervals which has knowledge about agricultural technologies.

TNAU Academic Advantages

 TNAU offers an industry-centric curriculum for each course. The curriculum is designed in such a way that student and teacher participate in the student learning process. Each course offers immense learning opportunities for students in the agricultural field. The university offers 10 undergraduate programmes, 33 postgraduate and 29 doctorates in philosophy programme. It has 15 constituent colleges and 38 research stations. The university faculty is highly encouraging, qualified, and supportive.

TNAU Ranking

TNAU has been securing top ranks by international institutes, magazines, etc. The ranking institutions are government and private as well. Given below are the position bagged by TNAU:

  • TNAU was ranked 130 among BRICS nations by the QS World University Rankings in 2019.
  • All the programs offered by TNAU are accredited by ICAR.
  • TNAU has been ranked 8th in ICAR agricultural universities ranking 2019.

TNAU Courses

TNAU offers a wide variety of certificate, PG, doctoral and undergraduate programmes to students in the Agricultural field. Below is a brief overview of the different courses offered by the university across various disciplines with their specializations:

TNAU Agricultural Science Courses 

Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Sericulture
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Home Science

TNAU Agricultural Engineering Courses 

Food Technology, Biotechnology, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Bioinformatics, Agriculture Informational Technology
Agricultural Engineering

TNAU Admission

TNAU admission 2021 is initiated by filling up an online application form on the official website. Admission is based on the scores obtained by students in the university entrance examination. Students have to follow the strict eligibility criteria while filing up the application form otherwise their candidature is automatically cancelled. After the release of cut-off, students are called for a counselling process and after submission of fees, the admission is considered to be final.

TNAU Departments

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University has various departments, offering various courses ranging from certificate to doctoral. The courses are industry-aligned and offer freedom of experiments to the students. Given below are the departments of TNAU:

A  Agricultural Economics
Agriculture Extension and 
      Rural Sociology
      Trade and Intelectual Property
Seed Science Technology
   Plant Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics

TNAU Eligibility Criteria

Various courses are offered by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University with the main focus on Agriculture. Each course offered has different eligibility criteria. Below is a list of a few courses offered by the institute with their eligibility criteria:

TNAU B.Tech Eligibility

Bachelor in Technology, offered by TNAU, is specialized in Energy, and Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biotechnology, Food Technology. TNAU B.Tech fees are INR 1,65,000/-

Eligibility Criteria 

  • The candidate has to pass 10+2 exams in Science with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Computer Science from a recognised board or its equivalent.

TNAU MBA Eligibility

TNAU offered a Masters in Business Administration program in Agri-Business Management. The course duration is 2 years with an industry internship. 

Eligibility Criteria 

  • The candidates have to pass a bachelor's degree from an SAU and an OGPA of at least 3.00 out of 4.00/6.6 out of 10 and 6.50 for reserved category candidates.

TNAU B.Sc (Hons.) Eligibility

TNAU offered a Bachelor in Science (Honours) program in Horticulture, Nutrition and Dietetics, Forestry, Sericulture, Agri-Business Management, Agriculture. B.Sc fees are INR 1,65,000/-. The course duration is 4 years.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • The candidates have to pass 10+2 examinations from a recognised board with an average mark of 55%

Read more for detailed  TNAU Eligibility Criteria of various courses.

TNAU Cut Off

TNAU releases admission cut-off for offered courses every academic year after the scores of the university entrance examination are out. The admission is held in phases, the student ranks are released on the official website and then students are called for counselling. Admission is based upon eligibility criteria, scores in entrance examination and counselling.

For more information, check IM Bangalore Cut off.

TNAU Campus

The TNAU has 4 campuses, spread in 1350 acres of land, the main campus is located in Lawley Road, Coimbatore, 2nd campus is located in Madurai, 3rd campus is located in Killikulam and 4th was started in Trichy. Different courses are offered at different campuses. The programs offered and research have helped the farmers from across the state. The campus is easily accessible through road transport. 

TNAU Infrastructure Facilities

TNAU provides greenhouse facilities for students to study plant performance and growth in the desired content environment. The university has a seminar hall with a capacity of 80 members. The university has a computer lab equipped with 10 desktop computers. Other facilities include Insect Museum, Banana Expert System, Paddy Expert System, Coconut Expert System, Sugarcane Expert System, Ragi Expert System, Cattle Expert System. It has a library with 1538 numbers of books. The college also has a seed centre that has a seed testing laboratory, seed health lab, germination room, and DNA fingerprinting lab.

Some of the facilities offered within the campus are:

  • Cafeteria
  • Sports Complex
  • Gym
  • Auditorium
  • Labs
  • Greenhouse
  • Hostel
  • Library
  • Seminar Hall
  • Computer Lab
  • Crop Expert Systems

TNAU Hostel Details

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University hostel has separate accommodation for Girls and Boys. It has 7 Girls Hostel and 4 Boys Hostel with all basic amenities. The hostels have strict rules for cleanliness. TNAU has 4 mess, different for Girls, Boys, and PG students. Security of the hostels are taken care of by Warden and Deputy-Warden. Admission fees for hostel and mess can be paid online at the time of admission.

In general hostels have the following facilities, among others: 

  • Separate mess facility 
  • Cleanliness
  • Kitchen
  • Xerox Office
  • Desalination Plants
  • Security

Read more on TNAU Facilities provided at the campus.

TNAU Placements

TNAU placement cell plays an important role in training students according to industry standards. 60+ companies visit the campus every year for final placements. The placement process includes 3 steps which are Written Test, GD and Personal Interview. Students are assessed on the basis of their performance in these 3 steps. Given below are some of the placement statistics of TNAU: 

  • 60+ companies visited the campus every year.
  • 450-500 students are placed every year
  • Recruiters like Mahindra Agri Solutions Ltd, Rasi Seeds, Zifo Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Federal Bank, HDFC, Heritage Foods, Yara Fertilizers India Pvt Ltd and many others recruit from the campus.

Read more about TNAU Placement.

TNAU Distance Education

The Directorate of Open and Distance Learning, TNAU, was established in April 2005. It was established to imparting technical knowledge and know-how on agro technologies and agro-based industries to various segments of learners, who can’t access the traditional learning methodology. The attempt for distance learning was taken by the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs). Programs like the diploma programme in Agri Inputs, skill-oriented certificate programmes in various subjects, and PG diploma programmes are offered. The programs are offered by keeping in mind the farmers,  field service providers from local communities, employees of Government /Private sectors, unemployed youth, etc. 

TNAU Alumni

TNAU Alumni Association is administered by an Alumni Committee. The association aims to promote interactions among the alumni, staff and students and functions as a registered body at the Centre for Students Welfare. As of now, 6000+ alumni are registered in the TNAUAA. The Alumni Association organizes activities and volunteer opportunities for graduates who join this independent, membership organization. To become a member of the association, students have to fill the form provided on the website.

Courses and Fees Structure of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore Engineering Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech]  4 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.65 Lakh

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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]  4 year(s), Full Time
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore Agriculture Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.}  4 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.65 Lakh
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech]  4 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.65 Lakh

Placements and Average package

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore Placements and Average Packages
Course type Average Salary Highest Salary Companies Visiting
Master of Business Administration [MBA] 7 Lacs Per Annum 14 Lacs Per Annum ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] 5 Lacs Per Annum 15 Lacs Per Annum Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited, Multiplex Fertilizers Pvt. Ltd.,

Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 4 Student's Reviews 8.2/10  
Overall Rating
Social Life
Rating Distribution
Top Feature & Summary
This institute is recommended by 4/4 students

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is approved by UGC; affiliated to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University - [TNAU], Coimbatore;.


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Contact Details and Location

Address : Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu India
Website : http://www.tnau.ac.in

Student Reviews

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} (Agriculture), batch of 2017

The classes are from 7.30 am to 5 pm. Quality of teaching is good.


We have students clubs and various fests are conducted.

S Lalatendu
S Lalatendu
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2017
  • The daily routine class timing at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University are from 7.30 am to 5 pm.
  • There are projects, Mid-Sem, Final exam, and practical exam conducted for the students.
  • The quality of teaching is good with experts faculty.
  • Overall experience is nice.

  • There is a student club having 10 societies like dramatic, hiking, placement etc at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
  • I am the club Secretary of this club.
  • Many functions like kondattam, pongal vizha, muthamizh vizha, sports day, hostel day, freedom etc are held on the campus.
  • College life is good.

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Biotechnology), batch of 2014
  • The daily routine Classes are from morning 9 am to evening 5 pm at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. The morning session is theory and the afternoon session is Lab. There will be a Midem and a and term and a project at the end of the trimester.
  • The method of teaching is good.
  • Overall it's Knowledgeable.

  • There are several clubs like Photography, Hiking, Sports, Cultural etc.
  • There are lots of festivals which take place an evey month.
  • Very good and enthusiastic at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Biotechnology), batch of 2014
  • The daily routine Classes are from morning 9 am to evening 5 pm at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. The morning session is theory and the afternoon session is Lab. There will be a Midem and a and term and a project at the end of the trimester.
  • The method of teaching is good.
  • Overall it's Knowledgeable.

  • There are several clubs like Photography, Hiking, Sports, Cultural etc.
  • There are lots of festivals which take place an evey month.
  • Very good and enthusiastic at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

Discussion Forum



Hi Umabarathi,

Here is the admission process.



Tentative Date


Admission Notifications in Tamil and English dailies (Notification)



Opening of online application



Last date for online application



Application (joint declaration form) submission and documents verification for NRI, Industrial sponsorship quota, Eminent Sports person, Ex-servicemen, Decedents of freedom fighter and Differently abled quota





Publication of Rank List



Counseling for Sports, Ex-servicemen and Decedents of freedom fighter and Differently abled quota

   27.06.2016 & 28.06.2016


I Phase Counseling

    04.07.2016 to 10.07.2016


Counseling for vocational stream



Counseling for NRI and Industry sponsorship quota

   15.07.2016 &



II Phase Counseling  

    25.07.2016 to 28.07.2016


Registration for I semester



III Phase of counseling (If required)

   08.08.2016 to 11.08.2016


Closure of Admission



Answer By: Getmyuni

09 May 2016



Hi Karthik!

The best colleges for B.Sc(Forestry) in Tamilnadu are as follows :

  • Forest College and research institute METTUPALAYAM

  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University 



Answer By: Getmyuni

05 May 2016



Hi Sibansakthivel,



In Tamil Nadu, there are 4474 Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies.

  • It provide credit to the farmers, distribute inputs like fertilizers and also run outlets under Public Distribution System.
  • These banks provide short term and medium term credit for agriculture and allied activities.
  • The short term loans are repayable within a period of 12 to 15 months and the medium term loans are repayable within 3 to 5 years.
  • Crop loan is the prominent item of credit to the farmers by Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies, provided without collateral security upto 10 acres in respect of registered sugarcane growers and upto Rs.1 lakh in respect of other crops.
  • The loan amount exceeding this limit is secured with mortgage of property or pledge of jewels.
  • Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies also issue loans for other agricultural purposes like purchase of farm machineries and for non-agricultural purposes including loans for the purchase of consumer durables, housing loans, education loans and professional loans. 
  • To provide marketing facilities for the sale of agricultural produce
  • To associate itself with economic and social welfare programmes of the village.

Considering the importance of increasing credit flow into the agriculture sector, Government has reduced the interest rate for the crop loans from 9% to 7% per annum from 2006-07, the interest differential being compensated by the Government.

The Government is taking all efforts to inculcate the habit of financial discipline among the farmers. As a special measure, Government have announced further reduction of interest from 7% to 5% for all crop loans being repaid promptly by the farmers. This has been further reduced to 4% in 2008-09.

The Government lays emphasis on the timely disbursement of crop loan in adequate quantity. It is proposed to disburse Rs.1500 crores as crop loan during 2008-09. It is further proposed that the lending through Farmers Group will be encouraged by forming Joint Liability Groups which will benefit the farmers to get additional assistance by way of revolving fund to the tune of Rs.10 crores. This is expected to benefit the farmers in a great way to consolidate themselves and pool their resources in arranging their inputs supply, organizing cultivation activities and making joint efforts in marketing to fetch a better price for their produce. Ultimately this will pave way for consolidation of the farming activities by the farmers facilitating appropriate technological intervention for improving the productivity of the farm sector.

As a policy, this Government is not for liquidation of any Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies which has been set up for the specific purpose of serving the farmers in their respective operational areas.

This Government considers that Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies are the fulcrum on which integrated package of services such as credit, insurance, inputs, marketing and extension can be delivered to the farmers. Recognising the importance of increasing productivity in agricultural sector as envisaged in the XI Five Year Plan, Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies will be actively engaged in provision of integrated service to the farmers and serve as a point of dissemination of the technology and the improved cultivation practices. It is expected to increase the prosperity of farmers by availing better services particularly in the area of technological intervention. In this process, Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies will actively collaborate with Agriculture Department and the Research & Development organisations and provide all inputs and services under one roof.

The Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies will also act as Paddy Procurement Centres on behalf of Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation and will procure paddy at the minimum support price announced by the Government in the non delta areas apart from Direct Purchase Centres operated by Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation. Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies will also assist the Cooperative Marketing Societies, Tamil Nadu Cooperative Marketing Federation and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) to procure the agricultural produce directly from the farmers.Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies will expand their produce pledge loan operations substantially to prevent distress sale by the farmers during peak harvest.

Answer By: Getmyuni

10 May 2016



Scholarships at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

Fee Waiver Scheme

  • The State Government has started a fee waiver scheme to help the economically poor but meritorious students. Further information regarding this can be obtained from the office of the Registrar.

Education Loans

  • Getting Education is no longer an insurmountable problem these days. Education loans are available to the needy and deserving students from the Nationalized Banks at reasonable rates of interest. Theses loans are repayable after the completion of the degree/diploma.

Financial Help

  • It is a motto with the management of our Group, “Poverty would not be allowed to stand in the way of the completion of the education of meritorious students. Such students are generously helped. Academically intelligent and poor students to acquire higher education by giving them financial help in the form of tuition fee waiver. Relaxation in tuition fee is also given to merit position holders in the qualifying examinations/competitive examinations and position holders in the University examinations. The parents of meritorious students are also honoured along with the students in the annual functions of the Colleges. 

Answer By: Getmyuni

24 May 2017

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