Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU) ia an agricultural university which offers UG, PG and Research courses in its educational module to candidates who satisfy the required eligibility criteria. TNAU offers admission to B.Tech., B.Sc., M.Tech., M.Sc., MBA and Ph.D. programme in at its different campuses situated at Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai, Mettupalayam and Periyakulam.
Registration to the courses commence in the month of May and ends in June every year. 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, the university conducts a counseling procedure and the shortlisted candidates are intimated for allotment of seats. 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 under Ph.D. programme offered by the university.
Interested students should keep in mind the below mentioned admission dates and apply accordingly:
|Event||Dates for UG Courses (tentative)||Dates for PG Courses (tentative)|
|Online Registration Starts||May 12, 2017||Jun 15, 2017|
|Last Date for Application||June 11, 2017||July 15, 2017 (PG), July 22, 2017 (Ph.D.)|
|Verification of Documents||June 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017|
|Written Test||July 28, 2017 (PG), Aug 9, 2017 (Ph.D.)|
TNAU offers admission to B.Tech. (4 years) and B.Sc. (3 years) programme in various specializations for which the registration will begin from May every year. The classification of courses as per the university in different campuses along with subject requirements in 10+2 is as follows:
|B.Sc. Agriculture||Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai||10+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 Zoology||Selection is merit based.|
|B.Sc. Home Science||Madurai|
|B.Sc. Horticulture||Madurai, Mettupalayam|
|B.Tech. Bio-Technology||Coimbatore||10+2 with 60% with Group- Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology OR Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science.|
|B.Tech. Horticulture||Coimbatore, Periyakulam|
|B.Tech. Food Processing||Coimbatore|
|B.Tech. Agriculture Engg.||Trichy|
|B.Tech. Environment Science||Periyakulam|
Admission to B.Sc. and B.Tech. courses is entirely based on merit, no entrance test is conducted. Students with highest scores are shortlisted for admission to TNAU. Students can apply for these courses by logging on to the official university website. A stipulated application fee of Rs.1000/- must be submitted by the candidates which can be paid online as well as offline. Last date of registration is June 11, 2017. Read more
Along with UG coourses, the university offers M.Sc. and M.Tech. programme of 2 years duration in several specializations. Application form for these courses can be obtained from the official website of the university.The table below defines the eligibility required for admission to these courses:
|M.Sc.||B.Sc./B.Tech. with 60% aggregate.||University Entrance Exam|
|M.Tech.||B.E./B.Tech. with 60% marks.|
|MBA||B.Sc./B.Tech. with 60% aggregate.|
Admission to M.Sc., MBA and M.Tech. programs is done on the basis of 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 submitting applications is July 13, 2017. The counseling session of the university will begin from June 27, 2017. Read more
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.
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.
The university offers admission to research programs as well, in which Ph.D. courses have many specializations. Candidates with required eligibility can apply for Ph.D course by filling up the application form available online upon submitting the stipulated fee of Rs. 1000/- through online mode. The table below shows the minimum eligibility and selection process for Ph.D. programs:
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 and end on August 18, 2017 (tentative). 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:
The University follows the reservation criteria set by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu where some percentage of seats are reserved for the candidates falling under the following categories:
|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 %|
TNAU offers B.F.Tech & M.F.Tech, MBA & M.Sc courses under the Directorate of Distance & Open Learning (DDOL), TNAU. 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 Name||Medium of Instruction||Eligibility||Duration||Fees per semester|
|B.F.Tech||Tamil||Students must have passed class 10th.||3 years (6 semester)||INR 4000|
|M.F.Tech||Tamil||Students must have passed B.F.Tech.||2 years (4 semester)||INR 6000|
|MBA||English||Candidates with any bachelor degree are eligible to apply.||INR 10, 000|
|M.Sc (Environment Science)||English||Bachelor degree in agriculture/life science or any professional degree with three years of work experience.||INR 12, 500|
|M.Sc (Sugarcane Technology)||English||Bachelor degree in agriculture or any professional degree with three years of work experience.|
INR 10, 000
User Facts: Maximum age limit for B.F.Tech programme is 27 years.
Application for TNAU DODL courses: Students can download the application form available at the official website of the TNAU or may contact to the DODL department directly.
Note: 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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