About Directorate

The Directorate of Agribusiness Development (DABD) was established in 2007 with the major mandate of supporting startup companies in agriculture and also commercializing the technologies developed by the University. The DABD strives to serve as a one stop solution to all the business needs of agribusiness firms and entrepreneurs who are interested in agriculture and allied activities.

Institutional Development Plan

The Institutional Development Plan (IDP) is funded by ICAR under National Agricultural Higher Education Project(NAHEP). The Project is for three years with an overall budget of RS.3000 lakhs, of which, RS.2500 lakhs is under NAHEP and RS.500 lakhs is from state government. The outcome of the IDP is to improve the national and international outlook of agriculture graduates, the cognitive, conceptual, analytical, people, communication and organizing skills of students and to motivate them to become entrepreneurs. DABD is the nodal office for implementing IDP. Read More


IDP Leader
Principal Investigator
Co-Principal Investigator
Nodal Officer
Cooperating Centre & Co-Principal Investigator (s)
IDP Technical Team


ABD News Letter

Technology Commercialization

Technologies / machineries developed by TNAU are commercialized by this Directorate. License for technologies are issued on non- exclusive basis for which license fee and royalty on annual sales is also collected from the firms. As on June 2020, 25 technologies developed by TNAU have been commercialized to 38 firms. Read More

Seed Sector Consortium

TNAU has evolved many high yielding hybrids in agricultural and horticultural crops. In order to make the hybrids reach the farmers in large scale throughout Tamil Nadu and India and in less time, TNAU is involved in commercializing the promising high yielding hybrids to public and private seed producing agencies. To facilitate the commercialization, TNAU has created Private Seed Sector Research and Technology Consortium with public and private seed companies as members. As on June 2020, Seven TNAU hybrids covering Rice, Maize and Okra have been commercialized to 10 seed companies throughout India through this consortium. License has been given for the varieties Melia dubia MTP 2 (ten firms) and Casuarina MTP 2 (Two firms) and their multiplication. Read More