Ph.D. Fruit Science


Why this programme?

Study Programme

The Masters programme in Fruit science has been designed following the UGC guidelines. The course imparts:

Application and Admission

Interested in taking part in the programme of Fruit 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.

Future Career

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Placement Details

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Abdul Latheef A


Assistant Director of Horticulture, Villupuram


Gopi V



Assistant Professor

Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Karunya Nagar, Coimbatore


Aiswarya Ravi



Agricultural Officer, Kerala State Cooperative Agrl. And Rural Development (KSCARD) Bank, Thrissur

Doctorate in Fruit science course

Doctorate Courses
After admission the students undergo a set of courses that help them understand the basics of Fruit Science as per the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with a total credit load of 100 credits, of which 75 credits are exclusively earmarked for their Thesis

Doctorate 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.

Research internship
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.

Student Experiences

Abdul Latheef.

A fruit science department ,did my research on “evaluation of Open Pollinated mango ( Mangifera indica ) seedling progenies for quantitative and qualitative characters”. I am very glad that I did my research with effective guidance from my chairman Dr. L. Pugalendhi, he just gave all the resources and ideas to complete my thesis in all the phases of my research work.

Dr. I. Muthuvel (Prof. and Head) Department of Fruit science, ensured in an effective way and gave full support to complete my thesis . Dr .C. Indhurani Professor (Horti) Coordinator of my department gave all her support, provided the needs , anchoring her role as coordinator in a better way.

I am very thankful for all the staff who guided me in different stages of my research. The department gives me freedom and complete support for the scholars to bring the ideas and implement our research.

The professors are student friendly where we had an easy approach to discuss things and to get our things done. I am Thank everyone again who supported me and lifted me in all odds.

I am a pass-out student of Ph.D. Program (2018-2022) in Fruit Science of the reputed Tamil Nadu Agriculture University.
I am glad to provide you with my feedback about the college. My overall experience to date has been amazing, and the college is having an amazing infrastructure. Our college has provided me with a number of opportunities to grow and explore my skills. The emphasis on research along with education always helped me a lot. It gave me the opportunity to develop my skills in Computer software and Statistical Analysis, and It also provided a chance to attend Four International conferences, Three National Conferences, Eight workshops, and Many webinars, These opportunities allowed me to develop my knowledge in broad spectrum. I have also Prepared for competitive examinations and Used the Knowledge and experience I gained from college to give consultancy services to many farmers. I have always found a positive and healthy environment with highly supportive teachers.
I would love to make a special mention on,
I. Respective Chairman, Dr.M.Ananthan Prof.(Hort.),TNAU who is a want’, compassionate person with a zest for life. His enthusiasm and hardworking nature is my major takeaway from this college. He stood as an inspiration of mine.
2. Dr.K.Sooryanathasundharam Prof.(Hort.),TNAU, Initially His expectations of me put me into a pressurized situation. Still, It is what taught me about the amount of pressure life will put on a person and ways to overcome it. This gave me confidence in facing and handling any sort of future situation.
3. Post Graduate Coordinators, Dr.C.lndurani Prof.(Hort.),TNAU, Dr.P.Vetrivelkalai Assoc.Prof.(Nema.),TNAU., Who stood as supporting pillars throughout my journey inside the campus and motivated me whenever I felt low about myself.
I am highly thankful to you for providing me with an opportunity to be a part of your college. It has added a number of values to my life.

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