Agricultural College and Research Institute

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University was started in 1876 as Madras Agricultural College in Saidapet. The initiative was started at 1863 by Sir William Denisan, the then governor of Madras Presidency. He presented a note to his council emphasizing the need for generating accurate knowledge and statistics in agriculture. His vision took shape first as Madras Agricultural College in 1876 that later got shifted to Coimbatore 1905. With the striving focus and finesse of the laurels in agriculture, the university has grown as premiere university marching towards



TNAU is a leading agro-technology provider in the country with several initiatives in education, research and technology delivery.

In the past several years of its existence, TNAU has developed varieties in a wide array of crops, production technologies;farm implements and machineries besides GIS based precision farming and nano-technologies to minimize post-harvest losses in fruits and vegetables. The technologies emerged from the university has helped the State of Tamil Nadu to augment and achieve its food grain production regardless of vagaries of monsoon and changing scenarios in agriculture. TNAU’s research and extension activities enabled Tamil Nadu in securing Krishi Karman.