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 Director of Extension Education is the Nodal Agency for Kisan Call Centre (KCC), Coimbatore and provides technical support. It provides services to farmers through a toll-free number 1551 or 1800-180-1551. The caller can interact in their local language with the experts. The centre functions on all working days between 7.00 am and 10.00 pm. Capacity building programme are also organized for Field Tele Advisors (FTA’s) to enhance their technical knowledge.