About Directorate

A path breaking success of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in evolution of new varieties and production of  Breeder, Foundation, Certified and TFL seeds to meet out the quality seed requirements and to ensure high Seed Replacement Rate and Varietal Replacement Rate, formed the basis for establishment of a separate Directorate of Seed Centre. In 2006, a major initiative was made by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University to take up large scale seed production programmes in various college campuses and Research Stations of the University and to implement Single Window System of seed production. Ultimately, following the guidelines of the ICAR, the “Seed Centre” was established in TNAU on 27.10.2006 under the control of Special Officer (Seeds). Then the Seed Centre was upgraded into Directorate of Seed Centre and Special Officer (Seeds) was redesignated as Director from 01.07.2018. The Director, Seed Centre is vested with the responsibility of managing and strengthening the seed production chain of the TNAU released varieties to cater the needs of the farmers and to ensure food security of the State.