Programs Of four-year Duration (Eight Semesters)
Kudumiyanmalai, Pudukkottai were started during 2014. In addition to this, B. Tech (Agricultural Engineering) is being offered by Agricultural Engineering College & Research Institute, Coimbatore since 2019 in self-supporting mode.
Moreover, 28 private colleges affiliated with TNAU offer B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture and/or B.Sc. (Hons.)
Horticulture courses whose details are given in the following Table. At present, TNAU is offering the following 10 Undergraduate degree programs of four-year duration (eight semesters).
|1||B.Sc.(Hons.) Agri-Business Management|
|2||B.Tech.(Energy and Environmental Engineering)|
|6||B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)|
|7||B.Sc.(Hons.) Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics|
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) is rated as one of the best Agricultural Universities in India by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
TNAU is an institute of excellence for higher education in Agricultural and allied subjects. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), GOI ranked TNAU as the second among the State Agricultural Universities in India.
TNAU ranks 44th among the “All Universities” category, 68th among the “Overall” category of academic institutions, and 105th in QS-BRICS. During 2019.
TNAU began as an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Chennai in 1876 and blossomed as a College in Coimbatore in 1906. In 1920, the college was affiliated with the University of Madras with the introduction of a three-year degree program.
Till 1946, the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore was the only institute for agricultural education for the whole of South India. In 1958, it was recognized as a Postgraduate Centre for offering Masters’ and Doctoral degrees.
The Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai was established in 1965. These two colleges formed the nucleus of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University when it was established in 1971 to offer four years B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree program.
In the year 1972, two more programs i.e., B.Sc. (Horticulture) and B.E.(Agriculture) were started. In 1979, the faculty of Horticulture was established.
To nurture the homegrown innovations, B.Sc. (Home Science) was started at the Madurai campus in 1980. This was later renamed as B.Sc. (Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics) from 2017 onwards based on the recommendation of ICAR.
The third Agricultural College was started at Killikulam in 1984 and the fourth at Navalur Kuttappattu, Tiruchirappalli in 1989. An exclusive B.Sc. (Forestry) program was started in 1985 at the Coimbatore campus and later relocated to Forest College and Research Institute, Mettupalayam in 1991.
Later, B.Sc. (Horticulture) program was shifted to Periyakulam (1990) and B.E. (Agriculture) was shifted to Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute in Kumulur (1992). B.E. (Agriculture) was later renamed as B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) in 2002.
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A new Horticultural College and Research Institute for Women was established in 2011 at Navalur Kuttappattu, Tiruchirappalli offering B.Sc. (Horticulture).
A unique program, B.Sc. (Sericulture) was started in 2011 at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore, and is being offered now at Forest College and Research Institute, Mettupalayam.
In the backdrop of changing agricultural situation and developments in science and technology, TNAU introduced unique technology programs viz., B.Tech. (Food Process Engineering) during 1998, B.Tech. (Biotechnology) during 2002, B.Tech. (Energy and Environmental Engineering) during 2004 and B.S. (Agribusiness Management) during 2007.
Three more constituent agricultural colleges viz., Agricultural College and Research Institute, Eachangkottai, Thanjavur; Agricultural College & Research Institute, Vazhavachanur, Thiruvannamalai and Agricultural College & Research Institute TNA