The Department of Seed Technology was started in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University during 1972 as first of its kind in India with triple mandates of Education, Research and Extension. The M.Sc. (Ag) programme in seed technology was started in the year 1972 and Ph.D programme was initiated during 1978. The Department was renamed as Department of Seed Science and Technology in 1999 to other master’s and Doctoral programmes in Seed Science and Technology. Many M.Sc. (Ag) and Ph.D Scholars graduated from this Department, have got placed in International, National and Private organizations, as scientists, administrators, teaching faculty, seed testing officials, managers and entrepreneurs. They have contributed immensely to the farming community in particular and the society in general.
- Offering quality education and promoting research in the field of Seed Science and Technology commensurate with advancements.
- Educate students and development of human resources in Seed Science and Technology to meet the national and global demands.
- Undertake advanced and innovative research to develop new technologies in the field of seed science.