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Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU): Courses, Fees, Eligibility, Placements, Scholarships

Last updated on May 28th, 2021 by Arunima

TNAU Coimbatore is one of the best institutions for students who wish to choose agriculture as their field of study. The university was ranked 8th by ICAR in 2020 amongst the 67 agricultural institutions in India, and it was given the 2nd position by NIRF among the State Agricultural Universities.

The university comprises four reputed colleges namely:

Agricultural College and Research Institute, Horticultural College and area search Institute, Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute and School of Postgraduate Studies.

A total of 59 courses(UG, PG and PhD) are offered by the University. The university has a fine network with the deemed national and international colleges providing a good opportunity of Student Exchange Programs to the students.

The University offers UG specializations in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Horticulture, Floriculture and Biotechnology.

TNAU Quick Facts

  • TNAU is the first institution to be accredited by ICAR.
  • The college has excellent research centres where students are provided with a conducive environment for indulging in agricultural activities.
  • About 60 recruiters (companies and other organisations) conduct campus interviews per year.
  • The college has revised UG online procedure for the academic year 2022 and dates have been extended till March 2021.

TNAU Rankings

Ranking System Rank
ICAR 2020 #8
BRICS 2019 #130
NIRF #44

TNAU Course, Fees, Selection Criteria

Course Name Eligibility and Selection Criteria Fees (per semester)
  • Eligibility: Candidates should have passed all the subjects in the 10+2 examination with an aggregate of 55% from a recognized board.
  • Selection Criteria: Selection will be done on merit basis and TNAU Counseling process
INR 20,600
  • Eligibility: Candidates should have passed all the subjects in the 10+2 examination with an aggregate of 55% from a recognized board, in the science stream.
  • Selection Criteria: Selection will be done on merit basis and TNAU Counseling process
INR 60,600
M.Sc/ M.Tech
  • Eligibility: Minimum CGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 or 6.60 out of 10.00 in Bachelor’s Degree
  • Selection Criteria: TNAU
INR 56,792
  • Eligibility: A minimum CGPA of 7.00 out of 10.00 in Masters Programs.
  • Selection criteria: TNAU
INR 80,416

TNAU Placements

Every year, about 60 companies organise recruitment drives at TNAU Coimbatore. Screening tests and interviews are conducted in these drives. Mahindra and Mahindra, Cadbury, Texmo Industries, Karur Vysya bank are some of the top recruiters.

No. of companies visited per year 60 plus
No. of students placed per year 450-500 students

Top- Recruiters

Federal Bank B & B Developers, Vellore Mahindra Agri Solutions Ltd, Mumbai
HDFC Bank Cadbury India Ltd, Mumbai Akay Flavours & Aromatics Pvt Ltd, Kerala
ITC Ltd, Coimbatore Bannari Amman Sugars Ltd, Sathyamangalam MTR Foods Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

TNAU Scholarships

For students seeking to apply for UG courses, the following options are available to get scholarships:

  • Adi Dravida welfare scholarships
  • Central Government scholarships
  • State Government free education for student from a non-graduate family
  • Periyar Endowment scholarships and fellowships
  • Scholarships from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi and other agencies are available for the benefit of deserving enrolled candidates.

These scholarships may differ according to the degree/college to which candidates are admitted and respective funding agencies.

For PG and doctoral courses, The university supports the students by offering TNAU Merit Scholarship, TNAU research assistantship for PhD students, Vice chancellor’s Fellowship for excellence in research for PhD students and Dr A.P.J.Abdul Kalam Fellowship for PDF are available.


Ques. When will TNAU conduct entrance exams for Masters?

Last updated on May 28th, 2021

Ans: The college generally conducts entrance exams in the month of June for admission in the Masters degree, but this year due to the pandemic the process might get delayedand is expected to be conducted sometime around July/August.

Ques. Is the sports quota available for admission in TNAU?

Last updated on May 28th, 2021

Ans: Yes, the college releases a set of sports categories every year for students willing to take admissions on the basis of sports quota A separate rank list for applicants having sports quota is released by the university. For example this year the college will take sports categories such as: Cricket, Badminton, table tennis, etc.

Ques. If I’m not a native of Tamil Nadu, will I get admission in any UG course in TNAU?

Last updated on May 28th, 2021

Ans: Unfortunately the college does not accept admissions of students who are not native students of Tamil Nadu and are therefore not eligible to get admission in the UG courses. However, if you are not a resident of Tamil Nadu you apply to TNAU Coimbatore for masters courses.

If you have been staying in Tamil Nadu, please manage to get a domicile certificate before the admission process starts.

Ques. How to get selection in the University after passing 12th?

Last updated on May 28th, 2021

Ans: As you know, it is one among the best universities in India; you must have to score a good mark in your 12th as well as engineering entrance for under-graduate degree.

Ques. Which documents I have to send or upload to apply for the under-graduate courses?

Last updated on May 28th, 2021

Ans: The required documents are- 10th and 12th Mark sheet and Certificate, Character Certificate, Caste certificate, domicile certificate, Photograph.