The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) had its genesis from establishment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Madras, Tamil Nadu, as early as 1868 and it was later relocated at Coimbatore.
Postgraduate study in TNAU is a very special experience. The courses are offered in the university campus and in its constituent colleges. The students on completion of the course requirements can take up their research in any institute / industry in India. As an established research-intensive university, TNAU has excellent link with reputed national and international institutes for student exchange programme.
Post Graduate Education started when the Agricultural College, Coimbatore was recognized as a Centre for Masters and Doctoral Degree Programme.
Regional Post-Graduate Center was established to offer programs leading to Master’s degree in Agriculture & Horticulture.
Doctoral program in Agriculture was started.
Third Agricultural College was started at Madurai, Tamil Nadu and the Master’s program at Madurai was introduced during 1969.
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University came into existence with Coimbatore as its Head Quarters.
A separate Faculty of Horticulture was established, and College of Agricultural Engineering was established at Coimbatore.
Doctoral program was introduced in Horticultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore.
Faculty of Post Graduate Education was established in TNAU, Coimbatore and master’s and Doctoral (1978) programs were started in Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology.
Masters and Doctoral programs in Agricultural Engineering were introduced.
Master’s program was introduced in Home Science College & Research Institute, Madurai and Doctoral program in 1988.
Doctoral program in Agriculture was introduced in Agricultural college & Research Institute, Madurai; Master’s program introduced in Forest College & Research Institute, Mettupalayam and Horticultural College & Research Institute, Periyakulam.
Master’s program in Agriculture was introduced in Agricultural College & Research Institute, Killikulam, Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu, and Doctoral program in Forest College & Research Institute, Mettupalayam.
M.Tech. (Ag.) in Nanotechnology and M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering was introduced.
Master’s program introduced in Plant Genetic Resource and Remote Sensing.
Introduced Ph.D. in Nano Science and Technology
Re-Introduced Semester System of Education in Post Graduate Education
Granted Affiliation to M. Tech (Food Safety and Quality Assurance) and Ph.D. (Food Science & Technology) offered by IIFPT, Thanjavur/ NIFTEM Thanjavur.
Introduced M.Sc. (Forestry) in Forest Products and Utilization at FC & RI, Mettupalayam
Re-introduced M.Tech. (Agrl. Engg.) and Ph.D. (Agrl. Engg.) programmes in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering and Farm Machinery and Power Engineering at AEC & RI, Coimbatore Campus
School of Post Graduate Studies, TNAU has taken the first step to implement Remote Teaching among the State Agricultural Universities in the country during COVID 19 pandemic
Introduced Doctoral program in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System
Introduced M.Sc. (Hort.) in Fruit Science at HC & RI (W), Trichy
Introduced M.Sc. (Hort.) in Vegetable Science at AC & RI, Killikulam;