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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

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The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) came into being on June 1, 1971.However, it had its genesis from establish-ment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, as early as 1868 and it was later relocated at Coimbatore. 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. 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 Post-graduate Centre leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees. The Agricultural College & Research Institute, Madurai was established in 1965. These two colleges formed the nucleus of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University while it was established in 1971.
The global technological developments has lead to introduction of new courses. Introduction of B.Tech.(Food Process Engineering) from the academic year 1998-99, B.Tech.(Agricultural Biotechnology) and B.Tech.(Horticulture) from the academic year 2002-2003 as self supporting program has created avenues for bugetary independence. A new degree program B.Tech.(Energy and Environmental Engineering) was started during 2004 and B.Tech.(Bioinformatics) during 2006.

Tamilnadu Agricultural University is a leading agrotechnology provider of India and its graduates are recognized throughout the world. Though the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) came into being on June 1, 1971, it had its genesis from establishment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India as early as 1868 which was later relocated at Coimbatore during 1906.

The University is offering Twelve Undergraduate Degree Programs and Twenty nine Postgraduate Degree Programs in 10 Colleges distributed in seven campuses all over Tamil Nadu. Besides, the University has 36 Research Stations for agrotechnology development.
These details have been retrieved from http://www.tnau.ac.in/
Mission & Vision
Vision: To make the Extension System 'Farmer-driven', and 'Market-led' for augmenting Production, Productivity and Income of the Farming community.
Mission:

Thrust on 'Development' mode
Promoting 'Market-led Extension'
Emphasizing Participatory Technology Generation, Dissemination and Utilization.
Networking of extension and development systems through ICT-mode.
Encouraging Public-Private Partnerships and Consultancy services.
Offering training and consultancy services to Corporate, Private and NGOsContinuous R & D of the new dimensions of Extension.
Continuous R & D of the new dimensions of Extension.
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General Programs: * B.Sc.(Agriculture) * B.Sc.(Horticulture) * B.Sc.(Forestry) * B.Sc.(Home Science) * B.Tech.(Agricultural Engineering).
Technology Programs * B.Tech.(Biotechnology) * B.Tech.(Horticulture) * B.Tech.(Food Process Engineering) * B.Tech.(Energy and Environmental Engineering) * ...
Faculty of Agriculture: * Agricultural Economics * Agricultural Entomology * Agricultural Extension & Rural Sociology * Agricultural Microbiology * Agronom...
Faculty of Horticulture: * Fruit Science * Vegetable Science * Floriculture and Medicinal Crops * Spices and Plantation Crops.
Faculty of Agricultural Engineering * Agricultural Processing * Bioenergy * Farm Power and Machinery * Soil and Water Conservation
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Faculty of Home Science: Food Science and Nutrition
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