Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) Ph.D. Admission 2020: Courses, Eligibility, Fees

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 has been reserved for students belongs to other states under ICAR quota. Students can apply through online mode by sending the documents to the requisite address. Regular scholarships have also been offered by university to the meritorious students. Check TANU Admission 

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M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture
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How to Apply for Tamil Nadu Agriculture University Ph.D. Course

  • You can download the Application form from Tamil Nadu Agriculture University official address.
  • Pay the Application fee in online mode (INR 500 for SC/ST & INR 1000 for General category students) you can pay through net banking or credit card/ Through ATM cum debit card of SBI/ Counter service at SBI branch
  • Duly filled application form along with required documents should be sent to the university through post or courier to:

Dean School of Post Graduate Studies

Tamil Nadu Agriculture University

Coimbtore, 641 003

Note: All communication regarding admission will be entertained through e- mails only.

Documents required to be enclosed with Application:

  • Copy of Tamil Nadu community certificate issued by Revenue officer of Tamil Nadu state (if applicable). Same would be applicable to SC/ST students of other states too.
  • Copy of marks sheet of qualifying degree.
  • Code of conduct certificate issued by head of the institution & two professors where the student last studied.
  • Acknowledgement card or post card on which your address should be mentioned.

Eligibility Criteria for Tamil Nadu Agriculture University Ph.D. Course

TNAU offeres Ph.D. in various modes in different specializations. Find all the relevant eligibility details with respect to the streams as mentioned below:

  • External Ph. D. by Research (4 years)
  • Integrated Ph. D. (4 years)
  • Regular Ph. D. (3 years)

Offered by School of Post Graduate Studies:

  • Agriculture Economics:  Students must have passed M.Sc.(Ag.) in Agricultural Economics / Agricultural Marketing Management.
  • Agriculture Extension: Students must have passed M.Sc.(Ag.) in Agricultural Entomology
  • Agronomy:  Students must have passed M.Sc.(Ag.) in Agronomy
  • Agriculture Meteorology & Climatology: Students must have passed M.Sc.(Ag.) in Agricultural Meteorology and Climatology
  • Crop Physiology:  Students must have passed M.Sc.(Ag.) in Crop Physiology or Plant Physiology
  • Environmental Sciences:
  1. Candidates possessing a Master’s degree in Environmental science from TNAU/ Agricultural Microbiology /Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry/Agronomy / Crop Physiology/Plant Breeding and Genetics/ Agricultural Entomology/ Plant Nematology /Plant Pathology/ Horticulture/ Forestry
  2. Or M. Tech in Agricultural Engineering from TNAU or from a recognized university
  3. Students with M.Sc. (Biotechnology) with basic farm science degree are also eligible to apply.
  • Soil Science & Agriculture Chemistry: Students must have passed M.Sc.(Ag.) in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
  • Agriculture Microbiology:  Students must have passed M.Sc.(Ag.) in Agricultural Microbiology
  • Plant Breeding & Genetics: Students must have passed M.Sc.(Ag.) Plant Breeding and Genetics/M.Sc.(Ag.) Plant Genetic Resources/ M.Sc. (Ag.) Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Seed Science & Technology:  Students must have passed M.Sc.(Ag.) in Seed Science and Technology
  • Agriculture Entomology & Plant Nematology:  Students must have passed M.Sc.(Ag.) Plant Nematology/ M.Sc.(Ag.) Agricultural Entomology/ M.Sc.(Ag.) in Plant Pathology with thesis research in Plant Nematology.
  • Plant Pathology:  Students must have passed M.Sc.(Ag.) in Plant Pathology
  • Sericulture: Students must have passed M.Sc. (Sericulture) / M.Sc. (Ag.) in Sericulture
  • Biotechnology:
  1. Students must have passed M.Sc. (Biotechnology) of TNAU or its equivalent in related field of specialization with basic Farm Science Degree.
  2. Students possessing Master degree in Plant Breeding and Genetics / Ag. Microbiology/ Ag. Entomology/ Plant Pathology/ Horticulture/ Forestry/ Environmental Sciences/ Seed Science and Technology/ Crop Physiology/ Plant Nematology/Bioinformatics/ Biochemical Technology/Microbial Technology of TNAU are also eligible.
  • Soil & Water Conservation Engineering:
  1. Students must have passed M. Tech. (Ag. Engg.)/M.E.(Ag.) of TNAU or IIT in the concerned discipline/M. Tech.(Ag. Engg.) Environmental Engineering
  2. B.E./B. Tech in (Ag. Engg.) degrees from State Agricultural Universities and who acquired post graduate programme in Government institutions viz. Indian Institute of Technology, Constituent Colleges of Anna University, Government Engineering Colleges.
  • Farm Power Machinery:  Students must have passed M. Tech. (Ag. Engg.)/M.E.(Ag.) of TNAU or IIT in the concerned discipline
  • Bio Energy:  Students must have passed M. Tech. (Ag. Engg.)/M.E.(Ag.) of TNAU or IIT in the concerned discipline
  • Agriculture Processing and Food Engineering: Students must have passed M. Tech. (Ag. Engg.)/M.E.(Ag.) of TNAU or IIT in the concerned discipline
  • Extension Education: Students must have passedM. Sc.(Ag.) Agricultural Extension / In service candidates with M.Sc. Home Science Extension
  • Agriculture Business Management:  
  1. Students must have passed Master degree in Business Management / Business Administration/ Agricultural Marketing Management /Agricultural Economics of State Agri. Universities.
  2. Master degree in Agribusiness Management of IIMs, PG Diploma (2 year) in management of All India Management Association, PG Diploma (2 years) in Agribusiness Management of MANAGE, Hyderabad, PG Diploma (2 years) in Rural Management of IRMA, Anand, Gujarat.

Offered by Horticulture College & Research:

  • Fruit Science:  Students must have passed M.Sc.(Hort.) in Fruit Science /M.Sc.(Horticulture)
  • Vegetable Science:  Students must have passed M. Sc(Hort.) in Vegetable Science /M. Sc(Horticulture)
  • Floriculture & Landscaping:
  1. Students must have passed M.Sc.(Hort.) Floriculture and Medicinal Crops/ M.Sc.(Hort.) in Floriculture and Landscape Gardening/M.Sc.(Horticulture.
  2. Or M.Sc. (Hort.) with thesis work in the concerned sciences /crops.
  • Spices, Plantation, medicinal and Aromatic Crops: Students must have passed M.Sc.(Hort.) Spices and Plantation Crops / M.Sc.(Hort.) in Spices, Plantation, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops / M.Sc.(Horticulture).

Offered by Home Science college & Research Institute:

  • Food Science and Nutrition: Students must have passed M.Sc. (Home Sc.) / M.Sc. in Food Science and Nutrition of TNAU/other SAUs

Offered by Forest college & Research Institute:

  • Forestry: Students must have passed M.Sc. (Forestry). In-service candidates with M.Sc.(Ag.)/ M.Sc. (Hort.) with 3 years’ experience in Forestry/ Agro-Forestry. M.Sc. (Forestry) in Sericulture & Agroforestry / Tree Breeding & Biotechnology/ Forest Ecology / Wildlife Management Or MBA (Forest Business Management)

User Facts:

  • Students who have passed bachelor degree of four years & two year’s Master degree programme in regular mode from any state agriculture college or university.
  • Students who have secured at least 70% marks in the qualifying exam are eligible to apply. For SC/ST categories, pass in the exam is required only.
  • Should have at least two years’ experience in Government or private organizations provided R & D facilities offered by the organization should match with the requirements of degree.
  • Students have to mention the no objection certificate (NOC), Statement of Purpose (SOP) & sponsorship certificate issued from the employer in support of the degree.
  • Students must have at least 10 years’ experience in Agriculture banking or Agriculture Insurance.

Admission Process for Tamil Nadu Agriculture University Ph.D. Course

  • Students looking for admission have to appear for the written test which will be conducted at TNA University campus on their own expenses.
  • Exam date & time of the written test will be intimated to the students through e-mail.
  • Objective written test will be of one hour duration in related discipline.
General Agriculture15 Marks
Aptitude10 Marks
Related field70 Marks
  • Students have to submit the balance fee in support of confirmation of final seat.
  • After payment of balance fee students have to register for the course within 7 working days, failing which leads to cancellation of their candidature.

User Facts:

  1. Selected student can perform their research work near to their work place.
  2. Students who will not continue the course after registration will not be eligible for refund of fees.

Documents required to be produced at the time of admission:

  1. Provisional degree certificate both bachelor’s & master’s
  2. Transfer or Migration certificate
  3. Code of conduct certificate one from head of the institute & two from the professors of institution where the student last studied.
  4. Marks list of qualifying degrees
  5. Community certificate issued by revenue authority


  • 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

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College




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