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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University - [TNAU], Coimbatore - Admission Details 2018

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu ICAR Estd 1971 State University

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) Admission 2017-18

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. 

  • 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 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.

Courses Offered by the Taminadu Agricultural University (TNAU)

TNAU Admission Important Dates 2017

Interested students should keep in mind the below mentioned admission dates and apply accordingly:

EventDates for UG Courses (tentative)Dates for PG Courses (tentative)
Online Registration StartsMay 12, 2017Jun 15, 2017
Last Date for ApplicationJune 11, 2017July 15, 2017 (PG), July 22, 2017 (Ph.D.)
Verification of DocumentsJune 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017 
Written Test July 28, 2017 (PG), Aug 9, 2017 (Ph.D.)

TNAU B.Tech. and B.Sc. Admission 2017

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:

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. 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

TNAU M.Sc. and M.Tech. Admission 2017

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:

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 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

TNAU Integrated M.Sc-Ph.D Programme 2017

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.


  • Students who have passed a four-year degree program of any state agricultural university are eligible to apply. Students of affiliated colleges of state agricultural Universities alone are only eligible to apply.
  • 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 Admission 2017

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:



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 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:

  • 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 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:

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 intimated 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 in the month of July 2017. Admissions for UG courses will close on August 31, 2017 (tentative)
  • The final round of selection to courses offered by TNAU is personal interview, conducted for PG as well as Ph.D. programs in which the candidates are judged on Communication Skills as well as 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 2017

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 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 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.

offline application mode

Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU) offers admissions in Regular/ Integrated & External Ph. D. by research programs. Mode of application is offline. Start date of application is July 20, 2017 and end date is August 18, 2017 read more

application form dates

online and offline application mode

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) is a prominent university in India which is established to provide knowledge through course containing concepts of food production processing, agriculture techniques and home science to the students. Applications are invited by TNA University .. read more

application form dates

online and offline application mode

TNA University has invited applications for Post Graduate degree program in 33 disciplines for the academic year 2017-2018. The Post Graduate degrees are offered at different campuses of TNA University namely: Coimbatore, Madurai, Killikulam and Mettupalayam. Mode of application is both type online and offline. read more

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Ch Ajaychandra

Sir please tell me the complete fee structure for agbsc in best colleges of Tamil Nadu state.

09 Aug, 2017 00:31
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Ajay, To get the details of B.Sc program through this link: Fee Structure.

09 Aug, 2017 17:37

hi sir, when is the last date for agriculture engg course.

05 Aug, 2017 00:10
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Praveen, To get information about the admission please contact on 0422-6611201, 6611200, 2431821.

05 Aug, 2017 18:08
azra parveen

Hi sir I want to take admission in TNU for PhD in AGR economics.M also doing job under state gov in agriculture sector from last five years.When the entrance exam is going to conduct and what are the procedure to get admission here.Plz tell me

02 Jun, 2017 12:12
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Azra, To get the information about the admission for the Ph.D course please check this link: Admission Details .

03 Jun, 2017 16:50
suganya T

how can i enter your college through entrance or merit?

21 Apr, 2017 00:10

Hi Suganya, The University conducts an entrance test for admission to PG Courses while admission to UG courses is based on the marks scored in 10+2 in the relevant subjects.

24 Apr, 2017 18:30

sir i wanna jion TNAU what are procedure please sir

11 Apr, 2017 11:46

Hi Aravinth, to get details on admission, please find the link

12 Apr, 2017 11:39
Arun C M

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

18 Mar, 2017 18:52

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