Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) is the state agricultural university of Tamil Nadu[1] located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
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TypePublic
Established1906
ChancellorGovernor of Tamil Nadu
Vice-ChancellorDr. V. Geethalakshmi
Students7501
Location, ,
641003
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11°00′44″N 76°56′08″E / 11.01236°N 76.93559°E / 11.01236; 76.93559Coordinates: 11°00′44″N 76°56′08″E / 11.01236°N 76.93559°E / 11.01236; 76.93559
CampusUrban area, 1350 acres
Websitewww.tnau.ac.in
TNAU, Coimbatore
Centenary block of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

HistoryEdit

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University had its genesis from establishment of an agricultural school at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, as early as 1868 which was later relocated at Coimbatore during 1906.

In 1920, it was affiliated to Madras University. TNAU assumed full responsibilities of Agricultural Education and Research and supported the State Agricultural Department by delivering research products. In 1958, it was recognized as a post-graduate center and began to offer masters and doctoral degrees.

AcademicsEdit

The university offers 13 undergraduate programs, 40 graduate programs and 27 doctoral programs.[2] As the university switched over to the e-learning from the academic year 2007, it was made compulsory for first-year students to procure personal laptops.[3] Apart from academic institutes, the university now has research programs at more than 32 stations, spread over in Tamil Nadu with more than 1200 scientists and teaching faculty.

RankingsEdit

University rankings
General – international
QS (Asia) (2023)[4]301–350
Times (World) (2023)[5]1501+
Times (Asia) (2022)[6]501+
Times (Emerging) (2022)[7]501+

Internationally, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University was ranked 301–350 in Asia by the QS World University Rankings of 2023.[4] It was ranked 1501+ in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2023,[5] 501+ in Asia in 2022[6] and the same among emerging economies.[7]

Constituent collegesEdit

The university has 15 constituent colleges:[8]

No. Name Location District Estd Status
1 Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore Coimbatore Coimbatore 1908 University Main Campus
2 School of Post Graduate Studies, Coimbatore Coimbatore Coimbatore 1965 University Main Campus
3 Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai Madurai Madurai 1965 University Main Campus
4 Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute Navalur Kuttapattu Tiruchirappalli 1989 University Constituent College
5 Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam Killikulam, Vallanadu Thoothukudi 1985 University Constituent College
6 Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Kumulur Kumulur, Lalgudi Tiruchirapalli 1992 University Constituent College
7 Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Coimbatore Coimbatore Coimbatore 1972 University Constituent College
8 Horticultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore Coimbatore Coimbatore 1972 University Constituent College
9 Horticultural College and Research Institute Periyakulam Periyakulam Theni 1990 University Constituent College
10 Horticultural College and Research Institute for Women Navalur Kuttapattu Tiruchirappalli 2012 University Constituent College
11 Forest College and Research Institute, Mettupalayam Mettupalayam Coimbatore 1990 University Constituent College
12 Home Science College and Research Institute, Madurai Madurai Madurai 2000 University Constituent College
13 Agricultural College & Research Institute, Eachankottai Eachankottai Thanjavur 2014 University Constituent College
14 Agricultural College & Research Institute, Valavachanur Valavachanur Thiruvannamalai 2014 University Constituent College
15 Agricultural College & Research Institute, Kudumiyanmalai Kudimiyanmalai Pudukkottai 2014 University Constituent College
16 Institute of Agriculture, Kumulur Kumulur Trichy 2016 University Constituent College

Affiliate CollegesEdit

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University - Affiliated Colleges as of 2020[9]
No. College Name Location Courses offered
1 Adhiparasakthi Agricultural College (APAC) Vellore District B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
2 Adhiparasakthi Horticultural College (APHC) Ranipet District B.Sc.(Hons.) Horticulture
3 Thanthai Roever Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (TRIARD) Perambalur B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
4 Vanavarayar Institute of Agriculture (VIA) Pollachi B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
5 Imayam Institute of Agriculture and Technology (IIAT) Tiruchirappalli B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
6 PGP College of Agricultural Sciences (PGPCAS) Namakal B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
7 RVS Agricultural College Thanjavur B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
8 College of Agricultural Technology (CAT) Theni B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
9 Kumaraguru Institute of Agriculture (KIA) Erode B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
10 JKK Munirajah College of Agricultural Science (JKKMCAS) Erode B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
11 Don Bosco College of Agriculture Ranipettai District B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
12 RVS Padmavathy College of Horticulture Dindugul B.Sc.(Hons.) Horticulture
13 JSA College of Agriculture and Technology (JSACAT) Cuddalore B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
14 SRS Institute of Agriculture and Technology (SRSIAT) Dindugul B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
15 S. Thangapazham Agricultural College (STAC) Tenkasi B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
16 Sethu Bhaskara Agricultural College and Research Foundation Karaikudi B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
17 Nammazhvar College of Agriculture and Technology (NCAT) Ramanathapuram B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
18 Adhiyamman College of Agriculture and Research Krishnagiri B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
19 Krishna College of Agriculture and Technology (KRISAT) Madurai B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
20 The Indian Agricultural College (TIAC) Thirunelveli B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
21 Nalanda College of Agriculture (NCA) Tiruchirappalli B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
22 Aravindhar Agricultural Institute of Technology (AAIT) Thiruvannamalai B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
23 Palar Agricultural College (PAC) Vellore B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
24 Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Agriculture College (DSAC) Perambalur B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
25 Mother Terasa College of Agriculture (MTCA) Pudukkottai B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
26 Pushkaram College of Agriculture Sciences (PCAS) Pudukkottai B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
27 MIT College of Agriculture and Technology Tiruchirappalli B.Sc.(Hons.)Agriculture

Diploma in Agriculture

Diploma in Horticulture

28 Jaya Agricultural College Tiruvallur B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture
29 Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology Thanjavur B.Tech(FPE)

M.Tech(FPE)

Ph.D(FPE)

M.Tech(FS&T)

TimelineEdit

  • 1868: Agricultural School was started at Saidapet, Chennai (Madras).
  • 1906: The Saidapet Agricultural School was shifted to Coimbatore and foundation stone laid for Madras Agricultural College.
  • 1908: Students were admitted to education program leading to Licentiate in Agriculture (L. Ag.)
  • 1909: Opening of Agricultural College and Research Institute (AC & RI) by Sir Arthur Lawley.
  • 1920: The AC & RI was affiliated to Madras University. A new course of study leading to a three-year degree in Agriculture -B.Sc. (Ag.) was started.
  • 1945: Second Agricultural College was started at Bapatla (Now in Andhra Pradesh).
  • 1958: Regional Post-Graduate Centre was established to offer programs leading to master's degree in Agriculture & Horticulture. In Annamalai university, Agriculture teaching started leading to award of M.Sc.(Ag)in Horticulture first of its kind in India.
  • 1960: Integrated system with four year B.Sc. (Ag) degree program after pre-university education was introduced and subsequently doctoral programme in Agriculture was started.
  • 1965: Third Agricultural College was started at Madurai, Tamil Nadu and the Masters program at Madurai was introduced during 1969.
  • 1971: The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University came into existence with Coimbatore as its headquarters. The first vice chancellor Dr.G.Rengasamy was from ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY which was having Faculty of Agriculture from 1958 onwards teaching agriculture and horticulture.
  • 1972: A separate Faculty of Horticulture was established and a degree program in Horticulture - B.Sc. (Hort.) was introduced. The College of Agricultural Engineering was established at Coimbatore and a bachelor's degree program in Agricultural Engineering - B.E.(Ag) was introduced.
  • 1973: Doctoral program was introduced in Horticultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore.
  • 1975: Faculty of Post Graduate Education was established in TNAU, Coimbatore and master's and doctoral (1978) programs were started in Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology.
  • 1976: The Madras Veterinary College became constituent unit of TNAU and B.V.Sc. degree program was suitably restructured*.
  • 1977: Bachelor's degree (B.F.Sc.) program in Fisheries Science at Thoothukudi was started*.
  • Masters and doctoral program in Agricultural Engineering was introduced.
  • 1980: Bachelor's degree (B.Sc. (H.Sc.)) in Home Science was launched in Madurai Campus.
  • 1981: Master's program was introduced in Home Science College & Research Institute, Madurai and doctoral program in 1988.
  • 1989: Doctoral program in Agriculture was introduced in Agricultural college & Research Institute, Madurai; Masters program introduced in Forest College & Research Institute, Mettupalayam and Horticultural College & Research Institute, Periyakulam.
  • 1990: Master's program in Agriculture was introduced in Agricultural College & Research Institute, Killikulam, Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu and Doctoral program in Forest College & Research Institute, Mettupalayam.
  • 1998: B.Tech. (Food Process Engineering) introduced as self-supporting program.
  • 2002: B.Tech. (Horticulture) and B.Tech. (Agriculture Biotechnology) introduced as self-supporting programs.
  • 2004: B.Tech. (Energy and Environmental Engineering) introduced as a self-supporting program.
  • 2005: Centennial celebrations of AC&RI, Coimbatore.
  • 2006: B.Tech. (Bioinformatics) introduced as a self-supporting program.
  • 2007: B.Tech. (Agricultural Information Technology) and B.S.(Agribusiness Management) introduced as a self-supporting programs. Nanotechnology introduced in undergraduate curriculum.
  • 2008: Dual Degree Masters Program with Cornell University, Ithaca, USA introduced. Dual degree option with Dalhousie University, Canada established for undergraduate program in B.Tech.(Environmental Landscape Horticulture)
  • 2011: B.Sc. (Sericulture) introduced. M.Tech. (Ag.) in Nanotechnology introduced and M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering introduced.
  • 2012: Masters program introduced in Plant Genetic Resource and Remote Sensing.
  • 2017: Ph.D. (Agri) in Nano Science and Technology introduced.

Notable alumniEdit

In popular cultureEdit

The college premises and campus in the movie Sillunu Oru Kaadhal is the agricultural university in Coimbatore

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "State Agricultural Universities | भारतीय कृषि अनुसंधान परिषद". icar.org.in. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Tamil Nadu Agricultural University :: Home". tnau.ac.in. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Laptop with every student of TNAU". The Hindu. 9 April 2008. Archived from the original on 13 April 2008.
  4. ^ a b "QS Asia University Rankings 2023". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 8 November 2022.
  5. ^ a b "World University Rankings 2023". Times Higher Education. 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Asia University Rankings 2022". Times Higher Education. 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Emerging Economies University Rankings 2022". Times Higher Education. 2022.
  8. ^ "Tamil Nadu Agricultural University :: Colleges". tnau.ac.in. 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Affiliated Colleges – Tamil Nadu Agricultural University". Retrieved 8 December 2021.

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