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       Department of Agronomy is one among the nine Departments in the Faculty of Agriculture. It was started as division in 1958 to offer courses in B.Sc., (Ag.). Later it was upgraded as Department in the year 1980. Post graduate programme in M.Sc., (Ag.) Agronomy was started in the year 1978 – 1979. So far the department has produced 464 Post Graduates. The Department has so far produced 74 Ph.D’s and one D.Sc.
The department has successfully completed research projects in advanced science frontiers and received funding from UGC- SAP, DST- FIST, DBT, Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Ministry of coal, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Environment and Forests, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Tamil Nadu State council for Science & Technology and also from various private companies generating research funds so far to a tune of Rs.1334.348 lakhs.

The Department have linkage  and MOU’s with industrial partners for curriculum design, internship, industrial tie-up, student projects, training programme, campus placement and collaborative R&D with International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, NRCWS (Jabalpur), DBT – Govt. of India, IIBAT, Padappai, NIT-Trichy, Imtrade Commodities (India), Pvt. Ltd.,  Nagarjuna Fertilizer and Chemicals Pvt., Ltd., Hyderabad, Netafim, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, M/s. Dow Agro Science, Mumbai, M/s. Bayer crop Sciences, Mumbai,              M/s. BASF, Mumbai,  M/s. Coromandel International Ltd., Secunderabad, M/s. Sumitomo Chemicals India Pvt., Ltd., New Delhi, M/s. Ramicides Crop Science, M/s.Syngenta India Ltd., Coimbatore, M/s. Privi life Science Pvt., Ltd., Mumbai, Pioneer Miyagi Ltd., and JK Pharma chemical Ltd., Tamil Nadu and T- stanes and Co. Ltd, Coimbatore.

The department had collaboration with FAO, United Nations, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, Institute for Arable Crops Research, Rothamsted Experimental Station, U.K., Natural Product Research Centre, United States Department of Agriculture, USA. Cash prizes and certificates are given to meritorious students through several endowments.


Programmes Offered
  • M.Sc. (Ag.) Agronomy
  • Ph.D. Agronomy
  • D.Sc. Agronomy