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.
The Directorate of Open and Distance Learning is also offering a Diploma programme in Agri-Inputs through Distance Learning Mode for those aspiring for knowledge updation, self-employment and entrepreneurship development. The primary target groups are Farmers, Rural Youth, Employees of Government / Private sectors, field service providers from local communities and unemployed youth, entrepreneurs, NGO’s and school dropouts. The primary objective of this programme is to benefit the stake holders acquire the very important “Fertilizer Dealership Licence” which is a mandate specified in the Fertilizer Control Order – 2015 for applying for the licence.
Eligibility : 10th Pass or Fail
Medium : Tamil
Duration : One year – 2 semester
Age Limit : 18 years completed but no upper age limit
Application fees : Rs. 100/-
Course Fee : Rs. 25,000/- per year
ODL-DAI-101 Agricultural Entomology
ODL-DAI-103 Soil and Seed
ODL-DAI-104 – Plant Pathology and Nematology
Agriculturl Technology – I
Farm Machinery, Crop Physiology, Agrl. Microbiology
Agricultural Technology – II
Horticulture, Agrl. Rural Mgt., Agrl.
Agricultural Extension, Water Technology