• Dryland Agricultural Research Station, Chettinad was Established in an area of 317 acres on 1.5.2008 as per the G.O. (MS) no.44 Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (AH4) department dated 20.03.2008
  • The new laboratory building was opened on 12.09.2012 for facilitating the dryland research
  • Food Processing Research and Training Centre was established on 02.08.2013 as per the G.O. Ms.145 Agriculture (AU) Department at Dryland Agricultural Research Station
  • Research station was upgraded as Centre of Excellence in Dry Farming from 07.04.2015 onwards to facilitate advanced research in Dry Farming
  • TANII project for Establishment of Integrated Organic Silvo-pastural models suitable for Alfisol tracts of Tamil Nadu has been implemented  at DARS,Chettinad in 2017