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.
Scientists seek to answer questions using rigorous methods and careful observations. These observations collected from field records, survey and experiments are the backbone of a statistical investigation and are called data. Statistics is the study of how best to collect, analyze and draw conclusions from data related to any Research. After Post Graduation, a student shall acquire in-depth knowledge in subject and expertise in Statistical Data Analytical skills which will help them in teaching and research.
The Masters programme in Agricultural Statistics has been designed following the ICAR BSMA guidelines. The course imparts:
More details on the list of courses and research work experience to be gained is listed here.
The two year Post Graduation programme in M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agricultural Statistics is offered by the Department of Physical Sciences and Information Technology, Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, TNAU, Coimbatore in the main campus.
Interested in joining M.Sc. (Ag.) in Statistics? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the Application procedures. If you have any doubt like whether I am eligible for admission, feel free to apply online. The Admission Committee will check your admissibility.
The students have opportunities in Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-NET, Indian Statistical Service (ISS), Reserve Bank Officer DESACS, Assistant Professor in Govt. and Affiliated Colleges, Scientist-B, Agricultural Officer, Bank Probationer, Data Analyst, Statistical Investigator, Staff Selection Commission and Higher Studies in Foreign countries / IASRI / Other SAUs.
After admission the students undergo a set of courses that help them understand the basics of Statistics 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 as a Chairman, 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 also exposed to several scientific events like Symposia, Seminar and Conferences.
Myself, Mr.Mano Bharathi S., pursuing M.Sc. (Agri.) in Agricultural Statistics in Department of Physical Sciences and Information Technology, AEC &RI, TNAU. I got interest in Statistics, since it has a wide scope on Data Analysis and Decision making, I am very much interested to study this course. So, I joined in this Degree Programme. Here I am learning about Statistical theoretical concepts as well as Data Analysis through various Software. Here I am gaining knowledge, skills, experience about the subject through well qualified faculty members. After graduating, I am enhancing my career through strong Data analysis and manipulation skills via analytical research methods in different areas viz. Agriculture, Social Sciences, Engineering, Management and other disciplines. The facilities which are available in the Department namely. Smart Board, E-Diksha, Training Hall and Computer Lab with Wi-fi and Statistical Softwares are very useful to any student of Agricultural Statistics. The periodical monthly Seminar also enhanced our knowledge and skills which will provide a learning platform for doing higher studies and research.
Mano Bharathi S
Myself Ms.Abinaya Rajam, was graduated B.Sc.(Agri.) from AC&RI, Killikulam, TNAU. I joined M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agricultural Statistics in 2018 at the Department of Physical Sciences & IT, AEC&RI, TNAU, Coimbatore. The two years of my stay in the University was a period for learning Statistical theory and Data analysis techniques. I gained Statistical knowledge and its applications in Agricultural and Allied Sciences.
The experienced faculty members always encouraged me and provided a guidance which helped me to pass the ARS NET examinations and also to join Ph.D. programme at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, UP. I am very proud to be part of this Degree programme at TNAU during 2018-2020.