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.
Seed play a vital role in sustained growth and development of agriculture sector. Availability of quality seed in adequate quantities is of utmost importance to reap the dividends of modern crop varieties. Since, the inception of Seed Science and Technology as a separate department in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, ample progress has been made for quality seed production and to address the problems of seed growers and seed industry, through technological backstopping in areas viz., seed production technologies, seed quality enhancement, seed testing and certification, seed processing, seed storage, seed health etc., As a result, the demand for quality seed of improved varieties is growing fast and adaptability of new technologies by the farmers are happening at an astounding pace.
The Masters programme in Seed Science and Technology has been designed following the UGC guidelines. The course imparts:
The master programme in M.Sc. (Ag.) in Seed Science and Technology is offered at
Interested in taking part in the programme of Seed Science and Technology? 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.
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After admission the students undergo a set of courses that help them understand the basics of Seed Science and Technology 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 feel privileged to pursue my masters in Department of Seed Science and Technology, TNAU which is a pioneer institute for seed science. Since, we have all laboratory facilities pertaining to the research in this department, it helps me a lot to move forward by working with various advanced techniques and instruments. Now I am developing my skill with the support of this department to meet the demand of current society to get placement opportunities in various pioneer seed companies.
I feel privileged to pursue my Masters in Department of Seed Science and Technology, TNAU which in a pioneer institute for seed science related aspects. Since we have all laboratory facilities pertaining to the research in the department, it helps me a lot move forward by working with various advanced techniques in instruments. Now I am moulding myself with the support of this department to meet the demand of current society to get placement opportunities for various pioneer seed companies.
It is my pleasure to take this change as a alumni of Department of Seed Science and Technology, TNAU to share my experience. At present, I have been given with position of Agricultural Officer at Paramakudi, Ramanathapuram district. Because of the various practical exposure and knowledge gained during my academic and research period, it facilitate me to move easily with my job career.