Madurai Agricultural College was started on 17.08.1965 and upgraded to PG centre during 1969. It became a constituent college of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, after its formation in 1971 and came to be known as Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai in 1980. The campus celebrated its Golden Jubilee during 2015. It is the second largest Agricultural College Campus in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. The college, has the following departments’ viz., Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Entomology, Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Agricultural Microbiology, Agronomy, Biotechnology, Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Seed Science and Technology and Soils & Environment to provide Agricultural Education and also a Krishi Vigyan Kendra in the college campus to disseminate the findings among farmers.
The establishment of the Institute is an important landmark in expanding education as well as scientific research in Agriculture in Southern Tamil Nadu. This Institute has always been an enduring symbol of the best agricultural research and has assiduously maintained the highest standards of academic excellence matching the best in the world. This campus was adjudged as the Best College in TNAU three times during 2002, 2008 and 2017. Read more