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.
Soil is the basic medium for Agriculture which needs to be fertile, productive and healthy for optimum crop production to feed the ever growing population. Basic understanding about the soil development, physico-chemical and biological properties and their optimum for best crop production is essential for successful and sustainable Agriculture. Providing teaching, research and extension leadership in applications of soil chemistry, soil physics, soil biology and pedology in the faculty of Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering and Forestry as holistic approach is dealt in Master’s programme of Soil Science.
The Masters programme in Soil Science has been designed following the UGC guidelines. The course imparts:
More details on the list of courses and research work experience to be gained is listed here.
The master programme in M.Sc. (Ag.) in Soil Science is offered by the Department of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, TNAU in Coimbatore campus and other constituents Colleges. The programme is offered at
Interested in taking part in the programme of Soil Science? 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 Soil Science as per the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with a total credit load of 61 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 extremely privileged to be the part of this prestigious institution. I got opportunity to pursue my post graduation during 2018-2020 and doctoral programme during 2020-2023. During the course of time TNAU thought not only syllabus and curriculum but also life time experience. All the professors have shown the sweetness of soil science through their exemplary teaching and hands on experience on advanced instruments. The practical experience gained during the course of time was extraordinary.
M.Sc (Ag.) SSAC
I’m pursuig Master’ programme in the Department of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry at TNAU.I had a very good experience with the education and the research facilities being provided by the college. Being one of the most reputed college in the field of agriculture, TNAU provides the best laboratory with well advanced equipments. The professors are also the best in the university who are dedicated and supportive. The Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry is blessed with the best professors who try their best to equip us with both subject and practical knowledge.