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Established : 1920 | Accredited/Approved : AICTE | Affiliated : Madras University
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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University is the top agricultural University in India. ICAR approves it. It teaches about farming and related sciences. It does research to improve farming methods and help rural areas grow. TNAU-affiliated colleges are spread over districts such as Vellore, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruvallur, Madurai, Krishnagiri, Erode, Thanjavur, etc. TNAU offers UG, PG, and doctoral programs. They cover different subjects like farming, managing agricultural businesses, and agro-engineering. To get into their courses, you need good grades and to pass a test. Also, candidates who qualify must go to counseling sessions for admission.TNAU is the best agricultural University in India, chosen by ICAR for many years. It's also a top Center of Excellence in Agro-Informatics by the Government of India for its great work in agriculture.

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Courses offered

UG and PG

Admission Criteria

Entrance Exam and Academic Merit

Admission Help Desk

0422 6611200

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University B Tech Admission

B Tech Course is available in four disciplines. Students must ensure the eligibility norms before proceeding to apply for admission. The specializations under the B Tech Course are:

  1. TNAU Agricultural Engineering
  2. Food Technology
  3. Biotechnology
  4. Energy and Environmental Engineering

To join, you need to finish HSC with specific subjects like Math, Physics, Chemistry, and either Biology or Computer Science. They pick people by looking at their high school grades. If your name gets on the TNAU Rank list, you must join the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Counselling. They calculate your grades based on just four subjects.

Different groups need different scores:


The aggregate of four subjects

General Category


Backward Class & Backward Class Muslim


Most Backward Class and Denotified Communities: aggregate


A pass in the qualifying exam with the required subjects.

SC, ST, and SCA

A simple pass with the required subjects

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University BSc Admission

The candidates willing to be admitted into the B.Sc course should have passed the 10+2 examination with an aggregate of 55% from a recognized board. The aggregate for only four subjects is considered. Selection of the applicants is based on 10+2, followed by counseling. Candidates are required to register for counseling via TNAU Counselling Login. Soon after the admission process commences, TNAU Counselling Dates will be updated on the website.

The specializations offered under this course are:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Horticulture
  3. Forestry
  4. Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics
  5. Sericulture
  6. Agri-Business Management

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Diploma Courses

It offers diploma courses. There are two specializations: Agriculture and Horticulture. To apply, you must have passed the 10+2 exams from the Tamil Nadu State Board. The selection is based on merit and the counseling process. Students can apply by filling out the TNAU Online application.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University MSc Admission

TNAU offers two-year MSc courses in various specializationsInterested applicants must be aware of the eligibility criteria.

  • The 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.).
  • The selection to the M.Sc program is made based on the TNAU entrance test.
  • The students who qualified for the entrance are shortlisted for the group discussion round.
  • The final selection is made through a counseling procedure conducted by the University.
  • Thus, applicants must make a Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Registration for the exam as a primary step.

Specializations available in MSC Courses

  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Extension Education
  • Agronomy
  • Horticulture-Vegetable Science
  • Genetics And Plant Breeding
  • Fruit Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Agriculture Chemistry & Soil Science
  • Meteorology
  • Forest Resource Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Forest Ecology and Environment
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Silviculture And Agro-Forestry
  • Plant Physiology
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Crop Physiology
  • Home Science Extension and Communication Management
  • Seed Science & Technology
  • Wood Science & Technology
  • Nano Science & Technology [Biotechnology]
  • Nematology
  • Geoinformatics
  • Plant Genetic Resources
  • Horticulture-Floriculture and Landscaping
  • Human Development & Family Studies
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Sericulture
  • Wildlife And Management
  • Spices & Plantation Crops
  • Plant Pathology
  • Tree Breeding and Biotechnology
  • Apparel And Textiles
  • Molecular Plant Breeding
  • Land Resource Management
  • Family Resource Management

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University MBA Admission

The MBA program runs for two years at the institute, focusing solely on one specialization called Agri-Business Management. To join this course, candidates need a bachelor's degree with a minimum grade point average (OGPA) of 3.00 out of 4.00 or a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 6.6 out of 10 (6.50 for students from reserved categories).

Admission to the TNAU MBA Agri-Business program depends on a specific entrance test held by the University. Those who pass the entrance test get invited for a group discussion. The University uses the results from this entrance test to create a merit list. The final selection of students happens through a counseling process.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University PhD Admission

Candidates aiming for this course should hold a PG degree in a related field with a minimum grade point average (CGPA) of 7.00 out of 10.00. The selection process for this course relies entirely on how well applicants perform in the Internal Entrance Examination. Those who pass this examination will be called in for a personal interview session. The final selection for admission will be determined through a counseling procedure.

The specializations under this course are:

  1. Agricultural Economics
  2. Entomology
  3. Agricultural Extension and Communication
  4. Microbiology
  5. Agronomy
  6. Plant Physiology
  7. Genetics & Plant Breeding
  8. Nematology
  9. Plant Pathology
  10. Seed Science and Technology
  11. Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
  12. Biotechnology
  13. Environmental Science
  14. Agri. Business Management
  15. Sericulture
  16. Agrometeorology
  17. Nano Science & Technology
  18. Fruit Science
  19. Vegetable Science
  20. Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
  21. Floriculture and Landscape Architecture
  22. Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
  23. Renewable Energy Engineering
  24. Processing and Food Engineering
  25. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  26. Food Process Engineering
  27. Food Science and Technology
  28. Forestry
  29. Food Science and Nutrition

How to get admission to TNAU

Signing up for any of the courses offered happens online. Applicants need to follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website: TNAU application Login
  2. Click on the "Admission" tab to access the home page.
  3. Select the course that you are interested in applying for.
  4. Check the eligibility of the course.
  5. Fill in the online Tamilnadu Agriculture University application form with your personal and academic details.
  6. Upload the necessary documents per the specifications, such as mark sheets, certificates, and photographs.
  7. Pay the application fee online (debit card, credit card, or net banking).

The University will release the TNAU admission notification on Its website, and you need to keep track of the important dates related to the application, admission, and counseling process. You can also contact the University's admission office for application queries or assistance.

The self-attested documents required along with the application form are:

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


Asked Question

How can specializations be offered in the B.Sc. program at TNAU?
Asked by S.Swetha

replied on 12-Apr-2024 09:30:14

B.Sc. Hons at TNAU have different specializations, such as agriculture, horticulture, food nutrition, agribusiness & management, forestry, and sericulture.

How do I apply for the B.Sc. program at TNAU?
Asked by S.Swetha

replied on 12-Apr-2024 09:39:53

For UG admissions like B.Sc., applicants can send their applications online by visiting the official website. Students must pay the application fees to complete the process. 

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