TNAU has released the Rank List for admission to the various UG courses on October 23, 2020. Earlier, the releasing date was October 15. Further, special reservation rank list will be issued on October 28. The students will be able to check the list through the official website. Check Here

TNAU Important Dates

UG courses Registration 01 Aug - 05 Oct, 2020
TNAU Rank List (UG) 23 Oct, 2020
TNAU Special Reservation Rank List (UG) 28 Oct, 2020

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) is an agricultural university located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India and was established in 1971. The university is recognized by UGC and functions in accordance with Tamil Nadu Directorate of Education. 

In 1920, the college was affiliated to the University of Madras with the introduction of a three-year degree program. Till 1946, the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore was the only institute for agricultural education for the whole of South India, It was established in 1971. 

TNAU has 36 Research Centers for agrotechnology development and 14 Farm Science Centers for outreach .The University is offering 13 Undergraduate Degree Programs, 29 Postgraduate Degree Programs and 26 Doctoral Programs in 14 Colleges distributed in 11 campuses all over Tamil Nadu.

TNAU offers Diploma, UG, PG and Research courses in agriculture related courses to candidates. TNAU admissions are both entrance and merit based.

TNAU Highlights

Following are some major highlights of TNAU:

Established 1971
Institute Type Public
Affiliated to Madras university
Accredited by NAAC and ICAR
Recognized by UGC and functions in accordance with Tamil Nadu Directorate of Education
Courses Offered Diploma, B.Tech , B.Sc., M.Tech, M.Sc., MBA, M.Phil.+ Ph.D.
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit-based & Entrance Test
Official Website

TNAU Rankings

  • It was ranked 44 by NIRF in 2019 and 105 among BRICS nations by the QS World University Rankings of 2018.
  • Outlook ranked the University at #45 in 2019. The TNAU had begun as an Agricultural School at Saidapet in Chennai in 1876 and blossomed as a College in Coimbatore, during 1906
  • Internationally, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University was ranked 105 among BRICS nations by the QS World University Rankings of 2018.
  • NIRF ranked Tamil Nadu Agricultural University 28 overall in India and 17 among universities in India in 2017.

TNAU Courses 

TNAU offers Diploma, UG, PG and Research courses under the supervision of highly qualified faculty.

Courses Details
B.Tech. Duration: 4 years full time
Specialization: Agricultural Engineering, Food Technology, Biotechnology, Energy and Environmental Engineering
Eligibility: Candidates must have passed 10+2 exams with 55% aggregate in Science stream with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology OR Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science from a recognized board or its equivalent.
B.Sc. Duration: 3 years full time
Specialization: Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Sericulture, Agri -Business Management
Eligibility: Candidates should have passed all the subjects in the 10+2 examination with an aggregate of 55% from a recognized board.
Diploma Duration: 2 years full time
Specialization: Agriculture, Horticulture
Eligibility: The candidate should have completed 10+2 from Tamil Nadu State Board or other equivalent exams
M.Tech. Duration: 2 years full time
Specialization: Farm Machinery and Power Engineering ,Renewable Energy Engineering ,Processing and Food Engineering ,Soil and Water Conservation Engineering ,Food Process Engineering ,Food Science and Technology ,Food Safety and Quality
Eligibility: Candidates must have passed graduation in B.Tech (Agr. Engg.)/B.Tech. (FPE)/B.E(Ag.)/B.Tech. (Food Technology)/ B.Tech.(EEE) of SAUs with minimum OGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00/6.6 out of 10 (6.50 for reserved category students)
M.Sc. Duration: 2 years full time
Specialization: Agricultural Economics ,Entomology, Agricultural Extension and Communication ,Microbiology, Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Nematology, Plant Pathology, Seed Science and Technology, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry. Geoinformatics, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Sericulture, Agrometeorology, Nano Science & Technology, Statistics, Forest Biology and Tree Improvement ,Silviculture and Agroforestry ,Food Science and Nutrition
Eligibility: Candidates must have passed graduation in B.Sc.(Ag.)/ B.Sc.(Hort.)/ B.Sc.(Forestry)/ B.Tech. (Hort.)/ B.Sc.(Sericulture)/B.Sc.(Home.Sc.)/ B.Tech. (AIT) /B.S. (ABM)/ B.Tech.(Ag.Biotech) / B.Tech.(Biotech.) offered by SAUs with minimum OGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00/6.6 out of 10 (6.50 for reserved category students).
MBA Duration: 2 years full time
Specialization: Agri Business Management Eligibility: Candidates must possess a graduation degree from SAUs with minimum OGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00/6.6 out of 10 (6.50 for reserved category students)
M.Phil. + Ph.D Duration: 5 years full time
Specialization: Agricultural Economics ,Entomology ,Agricultural Extension and Communication ,Microbiology, Agronomy ,Plant Physiology ,Genetics & Plant Breeding, Nematology, Plant Pathology, Seed Science and Technology, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Agri. Business Management, Sericulture , Agro meteorology ,Nano Science & Technology ,Fruit Science ,Vegetable Science ,,Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops ,Floriculture and Landscape Architecture ,Farm Machinery and Power Engineering ,Renewable Energy Engineering ,Processing and Food Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering , Food Process Engineering ,Food Science and Technology ,Forestry , Food Science and Nutrition
Eligibility: The candidate must have a Master’s degree in a relevant field with minimum CGPA of 7.00 out of 10.00

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TNAU Admissions

TNAU admissions are both entrance and merit based. Applications are available for both entrance and admission are available online. Some more details have been elaborated below:

  • For B.Tech and B.Sc. admissions candidates must have passed in 10+2 examinations in relevant subjects with 55% aggregate.
  • Diploma admissions are based on scores obtained in 10+2 exams.
  • For admission to M.Tech, M.Sc. & MBA courses, Bachelor’s degree from TNAU recognized universities is required. Along with scores in the internal entrance.
  • For M.Phil. + Ph.D. admission, the candidate must have passed post graduation in the relevant field.
  • All admissions are through TNAU Counselling, thus students applying directly to TNAU or its affiliated colleges have to apply for counselling.
  • Only those students who reside in Tamil Nadu and have studied there or are permanent residents are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Admission to Undergraduate programmes is done on the basis of Merit and a counselling process is followed for the online registered students. The university conducts a counselling procedure and the shortlisted candidates are contacted for seat allotment.
  • For MSc. and MBA, admissions is done on the basis of the entrance test conducted by the university in which are the prime sections are tested:
    1. General Agriculture: 15 marks
    2. Aptitude: 10 marks
    3. Specific subject: 75 marks
  • The students who qualify are shortlisted for the group discussion round.
  • A candidate is allowed to apply for a maximum of two subjects under Master’s programme and has to pay separate fees for each subject.
  • To apply online for admissions to TNAU click here.

How to Apply?

For UG courses:

Registration to any of the courses is done online. Candidates need to follow these steps to fill the application form:

  • Visit the official website of the University.
  • Click on “Undergraduate” and then “UG Admission”
  • Click on “New Registration” and the application form will be opened.
  • Fill all the important details correctly.
  • It will generate a user ID and password on your registered email and mobile phone.
  • Click on the “Proceed to Application” button.
  • The application fee for general category students is INR 600 (INR 300 for SC/ST/SCA candidates) which is to be paid to the University through a payment gateway in the form of Debit/Credit/Net Banking facility.
  • You can login again with your user ID and password to download and print Joint Declaration Form and Appendices / Checklist.

For PG and Doctoral courses:

  • Click on the official website.
  • Click on Postgraduate and then “PG Admission”
  • Click on “New Registration and application form will be opened.
  • Fill the application form with all required details and download the application form.
  • The application fee for general category students is INR 1000 (INR 500 for SC/ST) per subject. The mode of fee payment is online.
  • Send the hard copy of the application form along with the relevant documents and super scribe the envelope as “Application for Masters/Doctoral Degree programme” at the following address:


School of Postgraduate Studies,

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

641 003, Tamil Nadu, India

Documents Required:

The students are required to submit the following self-attested documents along with the application form:

  • Marksheet of Class 10th
  • Marksheet of Class 12th
  • Graduation mark sheet (for PG courses)
  • Post-Graduation Marksheets (for PhD courses)
  • 2 passport size photograph
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Character Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • SC / ST/ OBC/ Certificate (in the name of the candidate)

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TNAU Placements

  • Campus Interviews are regularly conducted in relation to employers’ indent.
  • About 60 companies and other organizations participate annually in Campus Interviews.
  • About 450-500 graduates get placed every year.
  • Selection process includes written test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • Job Fair benefits 300-350 students to get placed at once.
  • Job Fair is conducted in March / April coinciding with closure of academic programmes.
  • Job seekers are introduced to plethora of industries.
  • Some of the top recruiters of the institute included : Zifo Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Dow Agro, ITC Ltd., Rasi Seeds, Sathyam Bio, Green Earth Fresh, Sinochem, Associate Decor, Syngenta.

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TNAU Scholarships

The college provides various scholarship schemes for meritorious and reserved categories to support them financially.

  • Fee Waiver Scheme: The State Government has started a fee waiver scheme to help the economically poor but meritorious students.
  • Education Loans: Education loans are available to the needy and deserving students from the Nationalized Banks at reasonable rates of interest. Thesis loans are repayable after the completion of the degree/ diploma.
  • Financial Help: Relaxation in tuition fee is given to merit position holders in the qualifying examinations/ competitive examinations and position holders in the University examinations.

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TNAU Facilities

Following facilities are offered to the students:

Sports - Tamil Nadu Agricultural University recognizes physical activity and sports as integral parts of curriculum for first and second year UG Students to increase awareness among students about the significant benefits of physical activity and the practice of sports.

Hostels – The institute has 14 Hostels for around 2052 UG, PG and PhD students for both boys and girls. There is a Hostel Management Committee and Hostel Administration effective and efficient functioning of hostels.

Library - The TNAU Library System comprises of a University Library and 10 constitutional college libraries that collectively support the teaching, research and extension programmes of the University. The University Library houses a total collection of over Two lakh documents comprising of books, theses, journals, and compact discs in the fields of Agricultural science. All in-house operations in the library are fully computerized using the Koha software it provides web-based access to the online catalogue of Library. The benefit of consortia-based subscription to electronic resources is confined to its core members and also extended to all Constitutional Colleges, Research stations &KVKs through Remote access.

NCC - The NCC Unit of Agricultural College & Research Institute of TNAU, Coimbatore, consists of 104 cadets, comprising of first, second and third year NCC cadets in various degree programs.52 boys are present under 4 Tamil Nadu Battalion NCC and 52 girls are under 5 Tamil Nadu Battalion NCC, Coimbatore coming under Kovai NCC Group Head Quarters at Singanallur, Coimbatore.

The Training and Placement Cell of the College conducts mock personal interviews and group discussions, industrial visits & industry oriented training programmes, summer industrial training, internship and final placement of students. The institute also invites Professional Guest Speakers for the same.

TNAU Faculty

TNAU has a very good faculty and many research facilities for the candidates interested in the same field and can provide great practical learning experience to all the candidates. TNAU is one of the best Universities for agriculture in India. It has produced many scientists, government officials and many professionals. With the presence of technology-oriented courses, the university provides good potential for future growth in the same field

Vice Chancellor: Prof. N. Kumar

Registrar: Dr.A.S.Krishnamoorthy

Dean: Dr. D. Balaguravaiah, Dr.M.Kalyanasundaram, Dr.F.John Samuel Kennedy, Dr.V.K.Paulpandi, Dr.Eraivan Arutkani Aiyanathan, Dr.P.Masilamani, Dr.R.Rajendran, Dr.K.Sivasubramaniam, Dr.L.Pugalendhi, Dr.T.Arumugam, Dr.P.Masilamani, Dr.B.Shridar, Dr.V.Thirupathi, Dr.K.T.Parthiban, Dr.S.Amutha, Dr.T.Raguchander

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Ques. Is TNAU a good college rank wise ?

Ans. As per the rankings by Nirf,Tamil Nadu Agricultural University is ranked 15th in Tamil Nadu and has secured a rank of 44 out of the 100 top universities in India in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Ques. Does TNAU provide hostel facilities?

Ans. Yes TNAU provides students with hostel facilities. There are a total of 13 hostels at TNAU out of which 4 are for girls, 6 for boys and the remaining are family hostels.

Ques. Does TNAU have a placement cell?

Ans. The university conducts a job fair system for job recruitments and tie ups with companies for placements. Every year 300-350 students are placed in different companies through the placement cell.

Ques. Since the college is situated in southern India will it provide a good environment for the students of north India?

Ans. TNAU treats every student in the same way. Finding friends and a likeable peer group is a task that is common to every college and hence should not change your opinion about its selection. TNAU has students not only from varied states but also from different parts of the world.

Ques. What is the admission procedure? Are there any reservations or relaxations provided to students of different classes?

Ans. The selection is done on the basis of merit and the counselling process, the students with highest scores are shortlisted for the admission at TNAU.However, it releases multiple cut offs. Yes it offers reservations and relaxations to SC,ST,SCA and OBCs.

Ques. Apart from academics does TNAU have societies for its students?

Ans. TNAU has a student club which comprises various societies in order to bring out the inner talents of students,it is managed and guided by the staff adviser and staff associates. It includes societies like dramatics society,debating society, fine arts, hiking society ets.

Ques. Who can apply to TNAU?

Ans. Students that have passed exams in the science field with its related subjects like mathematics, biology, physics and chemistry from a recognised board or its equivalent can apply for admissions if their marks fit in the cut off criteria released by TNAU.

Ques. Does TNAU conduct entrance exams?

Ans. TNAU admissions are both entrance and merit based. Admissions for undergraduate courses is done through merit which is further accompanied by counselling programmes and for MSc and MBA the admissions are done on entrance basis. 

Ques. Does TNAU offer scholarships to its students?

Ans. TNAU offers relaxation in tuition fees to the merit holders, it also came up with a fee waiver scheme to assist the merit and economically disadvantaged students. Student loans from a financial institution can also be considered.