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.
KVKs have been recognized as effective institutional links between agricultural research and extension system in the country. KVK are one of the effective and well-tested frontline extension system at the district level which functions with the mandate of Technology assessment, refinement and demonstration of technology / products.
Tamil Nadu has a total of ICAR – KVKs of which 15 KVKs are under the administrative control of TNAU
To implement the mandate effectively, the following activities are envisaged for each KVK,