Tamil Nadu Agricultural University [TNAU], Coimbatore

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Updated On - Dec 14, 2021

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore Overview

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.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore Highlights

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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore Reviews

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

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

  • 3.8
  • Placements & Internships 4
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4
Placements & Internships

There are no internships available. The average salary is INR 25000 per month. Many seed companies and govt jobs are available.

Fees and Scholarship

The course fee is INR 36000 per year. There are scholarships available. Loans aren't needed if needed can get it from SBI bank.

Gowthaman | , batch of 2017

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2017

  • 4.5
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4.5
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
Placements & Internships
  • Internship options are not provided to the students at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University 
  • The average salary is INR 200000 per annum
Fees and Scholarship
  • The course fee is INR 70000 per annum at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University 
  • Scholarship options are provided to the students
  • Loans are needed

Karnica | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Biotechnology), batch of 2014

Reviewed on May 01, 2017

  • 3.7
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
  • Placements & Internships 3
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Academics & Faculty
  • 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.
Fees and Scholarship
  • My course fee is Rs. 70,000 per annum at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
  • I don't know about scholarships.
  • Loans can be availed from any bank and the necessary bonafide will be available in the college.

S Lalatendu | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2017

Reviewed on May 01, 2017

  • 4.4
  • Placements & Internships 4
  • Fees and Scholarship 4.5
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships
  • I did my internship for 3 months without any stipend.
  • Some nationalised bank like HDFC and UCO banks and agri-based industries recruit students from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University campus.
  • The average salary is Rs. 30,000-40,000 pm provided at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
  • We have a good contact with the alumni.
Fees and Scholarship
  • Course fee at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University is Rs. 18,000.
  • State scholarships and community scholarships are available to the students.
  • No idea about the loan but it is not easily available.
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