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.
Weather is an important earth phenomenon that, depending on its magnitude, either helps or destroys living things. Since agriculture is weather dependent enterprises, weather has a significant role on productivity of agriculture and allied sectors, directly contributing 50% yield variations and indirectly contributing 30% by changing the dynamics of pests and diseases. Agricultural meteorology is an applied branch of meteorology that deals with interrelationship between weather and agricultural production. It is an interdisciplinary science includes agronomy, physiology, environmental science and plant protection. Crop response to weather parameters differs greatly from crop, season and location. Microclimate, weather forecasting, crop weather modelling, and climate change research are all subfields of Agricultural Meteorology.
The Masters programme in Agricultural Meteorology has been designed following the UGC guidelines. The course imparts skill and knowledge in
More details on the list of courses and research work experience to be gained is listed here.
Interested in taking part in the programme of Agricultural Meteorology? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures. If you doubt whether admission is possible, feel welcome to apply online. The Admission Committee will check your admissibility.
Requirement for the TNAU’s Master’s in Agricultural Meteorology are high in agriculture and energy industries. Few examples are
Subject Matter Specialist of IMD – DAMU schemes in ICAR – KVK
Research Fellows in SAUs, ICAR, IMD, ICRISAT, CRIDA etc.,
Climate Manager in NGOs, Agricultural Insurance, Energy and plantation industries
After admission the students undergo a set of courses that help them understand the basics of agricultural meteorology as per the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with a total credit load of 55 credits, of which 20 credits are exclusively earmarked for their Thesis Research.
Master’s thesis research
After completing the courses in the first year, the students start their thesis research. Each student is assigned to an experienced faculty, approved by the Dean of School of Post-Graduate Studies, who would guide the student on his/ her choice of research topic
The students are exposed to several scientific events like symposia and conferences. Many are encouraged to have internship training at other institutes for a couple of months, either in India or abroad.
I am having a great journey at Tamilnadu Agriculture University’s Agro meteorology Department. The professors are very knowledgeable in the field of meteorology, and each is an expert in their area, which makes it easier for us to approach them when we have questions about a particular subject. The classroom infrastructure is pleasant with cutting-edge systems and technology for creative learning. Our department has a well-maintained observatory with all of the necessary meteorological instruments. They give us hands-on instruction on meteorological models, which helps us to increase our solid understanding. Organizing national and international conferences, training programmes, and guest lectures on a recurring basis to enhance our inter and intra – personal skills. They encourage us to participate in meteorology activities hosted outside of the campus. With their extensive knowledge and assistance, they act as a mentor for us to attain a successful profession. Being a student in the Agrometeorology department is a big privilege for me.
AGRO CLIMATE RESEARCH CENTER,
TAMILNADU AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY,
I completed my post-graduate studies at the Agro Climate Research Centre (ACRC) between 2018 and 2020. I’m hoping that this time will be looked upon on as a significant period in my life. The faculty members have diverse areas of expertise, are extremely helpful, and constantly go above and beyond to teach and guide the students. In addition to academics, the students are personally guided and mentored toward their life goals and accomplishments. The department never failed to respond to the feedback provided, which I feel is one of ACRC’s best qualities. Climate control chambers, SPAR unit are offered for climate-related studies, various instruments, equipment, and lab facilities are updated and easily available to students whenever necessary. The research topics are selected based on the student’s areas of interest, the resources available, and the importance of the study in supporting and enlightening the farmer community, including temperature studies, crop simulation modelling, and climate modelling. I conducted a study on the impact of temperature stress on the black gram. I am quite thankful to the department for all of the support and direction they provided for the completion and justification of the research.