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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University - [TNAU], Coimbatore - Admission Details 2017

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu ICAR Estd 1971 State University

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) B.Sc, B.Tech, M.Sc, M.Tech and Ph.D Admission 2017

Tamil Nadu Agriculture University includes UG, PG and Research courses in its educational module in which candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria can get admission.  TNAU offers admission to B.Tech., B.Sc., M.Tech., M.Sc., MBA and Ph.D. programs in campuses at Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai, Mettupalayam and Periyakulam.  

  • UG courses in 13 disciplines
  • Masters programme in 39 disciplines
  • Regular Ph.D in 26 disciplines
  • Integrated Ph.D in 4 disciplines
  • External Ph.D by research in 26 disciplines

Registration to these courses begins in the month of May every year and continues till the month of June. The University conducts an entrance test for admission to PG Courses while admission to UG courses is based on marks scored in 10+2 in the relevant subjects.

After the declaration of results of entrance exam, university conducts a counseling procedure in which short listed candidates are called.  The counseling procedure for UG programs will be held at TNAU, Coimbatore campus only. Counseling for NRI candidates is conducted separately by the university. Deserving candidates are awarded scholarships in some of the specializations in Ph.D. offered by the university.

Important Dates

Interested students should keep in mind the following dates and apply accordingly.

EventUG CoursesPG Courses
Online Registration StartsMay 12, 2017Jun 15, 2017
Last Date for ApplicationJune 11, 2017July 15, 2017 (Master’s) July 22, 2017 (Ph.D.)
Verification of DocumentsJune 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017 
Written Test July 28, 2017 (Master’s) Aug 9, 2017 (Ph.D.)

TNAU B.Tech. and B.Sc. Admissions

TNAU offers admission to B.Tech. (4 years) and B.Sc. (3 years) courses in various specializations for which the registration will begin from May. The classification of courses as per the university in different campuses along with subject requirements in 10+2 is as follows:

CourseCampusEligibilitySelection Process
B.Sc. AgricultureCoimbatore, Trichy, Madurai10+2 with 60% with Group 1- Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & Biology OR Group 2- Physics, Chemistry, Biology with a fourth elective i.e Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/Home Science OR Physics, Chemistry, Botany and ZoologySelection is merit based.
B.Sc. Home ScienceMadurai
B.Sc. HorticultureMadurai, Mettupalayam
B.Sc. ForestryPeriyakulam
B.Sc. SericulturePeriyakulam
B.Tech. Bio-TechnologyCoimbatore10+2 with 60% with Group- Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology  OR Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science.
B.Tech. HorticultureCoimbatore, Periyakulam
B.Tech. Food ProcessingCoimbatore
B.Tech. Agriculture Engg.Trichy
B.Tech. Environment SciencePeriyakulam

Admission to B.Sc. and B.Tech. Programs is entirely based on merit, no entrance test is conducted for it. Students with highest scores are shortlisted for admission to TNAU.  Students can apply for these courses by visiting the university website . Application fee of Rs.1000 is required which can be paid online as well as offline. Admissions will close on June 11, 2017. Read more

TNAU M.Sc. and M.Tech. Admissions

The duration of M.Sc. and M.Tech. courses is 2 years in which many specializations are offered by TNAU. Application form for these courses is available on the official website of the university. The table below defines the eligibility required for admission to these courses:

CourseEligibilitySelection Process
M.Sc.B.Sc./B.Tech. with 60% aggregate.University Entrance Exam
M.Tech.B.E./B.Tech. with 60% marks.
MBAB.Sc./B.Tech. with 60% aggregate.

Admission to M.Sc., MBA and M.Tech. programs is carried out in TNAU based on the entrance test conducted by the university in which General Agriculture (15 marks), Aptitude (10 marks) and Specific subject (75 marks) are the prime sections. The students who are shortlisted are further called for the group discussion round. Last date for application is July 13, 2017. The counseling session of the university will begin from June 27, 2016. Read more

TNAU Integrated M.Sc-Ph.D Programme:

Integrated Ph.D is a four year research degree which incorporates a three year Ph.D thesis with one year of course work. This course work comprising of General research along with the discipline specific research.

Scholars have to complete the first three trimesters with CGPA of 8.5 at least. Students, not meeting the minimum CGPA requirement after 5th trimester, will not be permitted to continue their Ph.D priogramme but may be offered a choice of transferring into a Masters programme by maintaining the required credits in the subsequent trimesters. After that they will be awarded with the M.S degree.

Note: Those students are eligible to apply who have passed a four-year degree program of any state agricultural university. Students of affiliated colleges of state agricultural Universities alone are only eligible to apply.

Note 2: Minimum CGPA Requirement:  For Masters & Ph.D programmes, only those students are eligible to apply who have scored 70% marks in aggregate (3 out of 4 & 7 out of 10 in a CGPA system). For SC/ST students, a pass in the qualifying degree is sufficient.

TNAU MBA. M.Sc & M.Tech registration process for Trimester Exam: All newly admitted students have to register themselves for trimester exam. Students of Post Graduate courses should report to the concerned head of the department on the date of registration.

TNAU Ph.D. Admissions

The university offers admission to research programs as well, in which Ph.D. courses have many specializations. Candidates with required eligibility can apply for these courses by filling up the application form that is available online with fees of Rs. 1000. The table below shows the minimum eligibility and selection process for Ph.D. programs:



Selection Process

Ph.D. (Integrated, Regular, By Research)

M.Sc./ M.Tech. with 60% marks.

University Entrance Test

Registration for Ph.D. programs will start from July 20, 2017 till August 18, 2017. SC/ST candidates must pass the qualifying exam to get admission in TNAU Ph.D. programs.

 25% seats are reserved for candidates who belong to other states under ICAR quota. Candidates who have 2 years’ experience in Govt. or Private sector can get admission in Ph.D.

Following scholarships are offered to the meritorious students applying for Ph.D. courses:

  • Scholarship offered by Central Government
  • Free education to those students who belongs to non-graduate family under State government scholarship.
  • Scholarships offered by Indian council for Agriculture Research, New Delhi.
  • Adi Dravida Welfare Education
  • Periyar Endowment Scholarship

University follows the Reservation criteria  set by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu under which some percentage of seats are reserved for the following categories:

CategoryReserved Seats
Open Competition (OC)31%
Backward Class (BC)26.5%
Backward Class Muslim (BCM)3.5%
Most Backward Class and Denotified Communities (MBC)20%
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)(SCA)3%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)1 %


  • The students who will be called for counseling need to pay Rs.2000 to generate the call letter. (Rs.1000 for SC/ST/SCA). 
  • Counseling for NRI and Industry Sponsorship quota will take place on July 15, 2016 and July 16, 2016. Admissions for UG courses will close on August 31, 2016.
  • The final round of selection to courses in TNAU is the personal interview round that is conducted for PG as well as Ph.D. programs in which the candidates are judged on parameters given below:
  • Communication Skills
  • Experience and Subject Related knowledge

All the necessary documents like ID proof, address proof, graduation certificate or passing certificate should be carried by the students at the time of counseling as well as interview.

TNAU Distance Courses Admission

TNAU offers B.F.Tech & M.F.Tech, MBA & M.Sc courses under its Directorate of Distance & Open Learning (DDOL). This department offers distance programmes through correspondence mode. In order to interact with the students, DODL conducts the Personal Contact programmes (PCPs). Minimum 60% attendance is required in PCPs to take the final examination of DODL. Self-instructional manual is provided by distance centre after receipt of the fees.

Course NameMedium of InstructionEligibilityDurationFees per semester
B.F.TechTamilStudents must have passed class 10th.3 years (6 semester)INR 4000
M.F.TechTamilStudents must have passed B.F.Tech.2 years (4 semester)INR 6000
MBAEnglishCandidates with any bachelor degree are eligible to apply.INR 10, 000
M.Sc (Environment Science)EnglishBachelor degree in agriculture/life science or any professional degree with three years of work experience.INR 12, 500
M.Sc (Sugarcane Technology)EnglishBachelor degree in agriculture or any professional degree with three years of work experience.

INR 10, 000


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User Facts: Maximum age limit for B.F.Tech programme is 27 years.

Application for TNAU DODL courses: Students can download the application form from official website of the TNAU or may contact to the DODL department directly.

How to apply for re-evaluation & re-registration?

Students can file a request for re-evaluation or re-totalling in the prescribed format along with the fees to the Controller of Examination, DODL, within 30 days after the declaration of result. Requests thereafter will not be considered.

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Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU) offers admissions in Regular/ Integrated & External Ph. D. by research programmes under School of Post Graduate Studies. There is special relaxation has been offered by TNAU to SC/ST/OBC/Muslims & students belongs to Jammu & Kashmir. 25% seats.. read more

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sir i want to join in tnau agri collage and i study in cbse board.. can u plz tell me the means and ways we can join and eligiblity

18 Mar, 2017 00:10

Hi Arun, to get admission details, please click the link

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