The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, began the admission process for its 12 undergraduate programmes on May 9.
According to a release from K. Vanangamudi, Dean (Agriculture), applications are being issued at the university and its constituent colleges in Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchi, Killikulam, Periyakulam, Kumulur and Mettupalayam. The Urban Horticulture Development Centre, Chennai, and affiliated colleges located in Pollachi, Elambalur and Kalavai, will also issue the forms.
The B. Sc. Agriculture programme will be offered at Coimbatore, Madurai, Killikulam and Tiruchi. B. Sc. Horticulture will be offered at Periyakulam, B. Sc. Forestry at Mettupalayam, and B. Sc. Home Science at Madurai. The B. Tech. programmes in Horticulture, Food Processing, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Agricultural Information Technology will be offered at Coimbatore.
B.S. in Agribusiness Management will also be offered at Coimbatore, while B. Tech. in Agricultural Engineering will be offered at Kumulur.
The eligibility is Plus-Two with physics, chemistry, mathematics and botany / zoology. The electives can be one of the following: computer science, zoology, statistics, microbiology, biochemistry, home science, nursing or nutritional dietetics.
Minimum qualifying mark for open competition is 55 per cent, for BC and BC Muslim it is 50 per cent, and 45 per cent for MBC and Denotified communities. A pass in Plus-Two is sufficient for SC / ST candidates.
Applications can be obtained from the Dean (Agriculture) and Chairman Admissions, TNAU, Coimbatore - 641003, or from any of the constituent colleges, either in person or by post. Applications can be obtained by paying Rs. 600 by cash or demand draft drawn in favour of ‘The Dean (Agriculture) and Chairman Admissions, Agricultural College and Research Institute, TNAU’.
They can also be downloaded from the university website www.tnau.ac.in. Sale of applications will be on for a month.