Agricultural College and Research Institute (ACRI), Madurai, is an agricultural establishment that was set up in 1965. It is affiliated to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, dedicated to academics, research, and extension in the field of agricultural education. ACRI offers B. Sc., M. Sc. and Ph. D. courses in agriculture. The admission process takes place online through the counseling conducted by the TNAU, based on entrance tests and merit. The faculty is well-trained and devoted to enable the students to live up to their potential.

ACRI Madurai Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1965 | Public
Affiliated to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Approval ICAR
Courses UG, PG & Doctoral
Admission Criteria Merit-based & Entrance Test
Application mode Online
Official Website

ACRI Madurai Courses

The ACRI offer UG, PG & Doctoral programs in the field of agricultural sciences. The courses with details are mentioned below:

Course 1: Bachelor of Science 

  • Specialization- Agriculture
  • Duration- 4 years
  • Eligibility- Candidates must have completed 10+2 with Science stream
  • Selection Criteria- Selection is based on merit

Course 2: Master of Science 

  • Specialization- Economics, Entomology Extension, Microbiology, Agronomy, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Seed Science & Technology and Soil Science
  • Duration- 2 years
  • Eligibility- Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or any relevant field
  • Selection Criteria- Selection is based on the entrance test conducted by TNAU

Course 3: Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

  • Specialization- Plant Pathology, Agronomy, Entomology, Soil Science, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Extension Education, Agricultural Extension
  • Duration- Minimum 3 years
  • Eligibility- Master’s degree in Agriculture or any relevant field
  • Selection Criteria- Selection is based on the entrance test conducted by TNAU

Read more: ACRI Madurai Courses & Fees

ACRI Madurai Admission

The admission to the courses at ACRI is based on merit & entrance test. The admission process is conducted by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. Students can apply online for admission

  • For the B. Sc. admissions, the students need to apply at the TNAU website. The TNAU releases the rank list online, based on the merit of the students in their previous academic examinations. The college is allotted according to the preference of the students mentioned in the admission form.
  • For M. Sc. and Ph. D. admissions, students need to appear in a written test that would be conducted at TNAU. The list of selected candidates is released online based on their performance in the entrance test.

Application Procedure:

  • Visit the TNAU official site 
  • Click on Undergraduate/ Post-graduate
  • Click on New registration
  • The candidates will get user ID & password in their registered mail & mobile no.
  • Click on Proceed to application
  • Enter the required details in the form
  • Make the payment

ACRI Madurai Scholarships

The institute offers various scholarships to its students and some of them are listed below:

  • GOI-DST Inspire Fellowship (Ph.D. students)
  • Prize Money Scholarship (Adi-Dravidar Students)
  • ICAR National Talent Scholarship
  • Teachers Welfare Scholarship
  • ICAR SRF Scholarship
  • Adi-Dravidar Welfare Higher Education Special Scholarship

Read more: ACRI Madurai Scholarships

ACRI Madurai Facilities

The student-centric facilities offered at the ACRI are listed in the table below:

  • Hostel: There are 1 UG Boys Hostel, 2 UG Girls Hostels, 1 PG Boys Hostel, and 1 PG Girls Hostel.
  • Library: Well-stocked library with books, journals, and E-resources which remains open from 8.00 am – 8.00 pm on working days and 8.00 am – 3.00 pm on Saturdays.
  • Sports: The college has a Fitness Centre, Stadium, Swimming Pool
  • Laboratories: Department-wise scientific laboratories are available with audio-visual equipment and high-tech instrumentation.
  • Cyber Café: 55 Computers, Internet Facilities, Browsing Centre, Video Conferencing are available
  • Halls: Seminar Hall and Lecture Halls with technological teaching aids such as multimedia projectors.
  • Other Facilities: Cafeteria, Placement Cell, Auditorium, Student Counselling, Student Clubs, Dispensary Computer Centre.

ACRI Madurai FAQs

Ques: Does AC & RI provide hostel facilities?

Ans: Yes, there are 5 hostels for UG and PG courses students. Additionally, there are guest rooms available, too, for temporary.

Ques: Is there an age limit for applying to the B. Sc. course?

Ans: The students of the general category, they must be 21 years old on the first day of July of the admission year and for students belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories, there is no age limit.

Ques: How to apply for the courses?

Ans: The students need to apply through the TNAU official website - 

Ques: Do the students have to pay a counseling fee during admissions?

Ans: Yes, the shortlisted candidates of the general category need to pay an amount of Rs. 2000 as the counseling fee and the students of SC/ST/SCA category need to pay Rs. 1000.