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.
Crop Protection is the backbone of sustained crop production. Entomologists play an important role in identifying and managing the crop pests. Hence, a separate discipline of Entomology is essential to facilitate the students to acquire knowledge and skills on crop pests management.
The Masters programme in Plant Protection – Entomology has been designed following the ICAR guidelines. The course imparts:
The master programme in M.Sc. (Ag.) in Plant Protection- Entomology is offered at
Interested in taking part in the programme of Entomology? 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.
Want to know about the job opportunities after completing the Master’s in Agricultural Entomology Course. See where our alumni are placed
Monica S S – Ph.D scholar, PJTSAU, Hyderabad
Ph. D scholars in TNAU
2017 batch: P Aishwarya, G. Arul, S.M.Preethi, K. Venkatesh, R. Divya
2018 batch: P. Arunkumar, K. Ashok, S. Pavithran, R. Surya Raj
2019 batch: S V Dharini, C. Gargi, S. Paripoorani V. P. Abarna S. Aisvarya,
P. Sabatina, V.Sadhana, N.Vijayakumari
After admission the students undergo a set of courses that help them understand the basics of entomology 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.
Being a student of this prestigious university, I feel honored and privileged to be a part of this crowned department of TNAU – Entomology. During the Ist year of our academic time, we learnt many theoretical and practical aspects of entomology and opened up to different fields and gained knowledge through all our enlightening faculties. In upcoming year, we assure that we will excel in our research work and we will contribute to the pride of our university.
Miss. S. V. Sangeetha I M.Sc.,
My journey in the Department of Agricultural Entomology, TNAU was constructive. The faculty members of the department are student friendly. Their outstanding conceptual teaching, technical guidance, motivating words and constructive criticism moulded me, a better scholar. The laboratories of the department are equipped with modern instruments which made the scholars stand unique.
Miss. S. Sathyapritha