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TNAU 2020 admissions : Agri Science and Tech Programs

Published on : 20-Sep-2020 Powered by

Tami Nadu Agricultural University invites applications for admission in its Agricultural Science Programs as well as Agricultural Technology Programs for 2020-21 academic session in its Constituent Colleges as well as Affiliated Colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Agricultural Science Programs

1. B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

2. B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture

3. B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry

4. B.Sc. (Hons.) Food, Nutrition and Dietetics

5. B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)

6. B.Sc. (Hons.) Sericulture

Agricultural Technology Programs

1. B.Tech. (Food Technology)

2. B.Tech. (Biotechnology)

3. B.Tech. (Energy and Environmental Engineering)

4. B.Sc. (Hons.) Agri Business Management

About the University : Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) is rated as one of the best Agricultural Universities in India by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. TN AU is an institute of excellence for higher education in Agricultural and allied subjects. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), GOI ranked TNAU as the second among the State Agricultural Universities in India. TNAU ranks 44th among “All Universities” category, 68th among “Overall” category of academic institutions and 105th in QS-BRICS during 2019.

Participating colleges : The admission is being offered in 14 Constituent Colleges of TNAU and its 28 private affiliated colleges

Sixty-five per cent of total seats in the affiliated colleges are filled by TNAU in General Counseling. Please refer Section 2.1.6 of prospectus for Nativity requirement for these seats.

Thirty-five per cent of total seats in the affiliated colleges are filled by the respective Management. However, the candidate must have applied through TNAU online admission procedure. Nativity requirement does not arise for these seats.

For minority institutions, fifty per cent seats are filled in through TNAU counseling and fifty per cent by management.

All seats filled in under management quota are subject to TNAU approval..

Key dates

Last date for submission of online application : 5 Oct 2020

Publication of rank list : 15 Oct 2020

Selection criteria & Qualifying examination : Selection will be done on the basis of marks scored in the qualifying examination. Candidates should have passed ALL the subjects in Academic stream of the Qualifying Examination with 10+2 years of schooling under Board of Higher Secondary Education of Government of Tamil Nadu / Central Board of Secondary Education / Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations / other State Government Boards / other International Boards that are recognized are eligible.

Nativity : Candidates of Tamil Nadu Nativity only will be considered for admission.

However, candidates who have studied 10th, 11th & 12th Standards in Tamil Nadu will be considered for admission, on producing proof of having studied 10th, 11th & 12th Standards in Schools located at Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu candidates who have not studied 10th, 11th & 12th standards in Tamil Nadu should produce the Certificate of Permanent Residence in Tamil Nadu in the prescribed proforma (Appendix VII) issued by the competent authorities. Candidates possessing community certificate issued by Government of Tamil Nadu need not submit Appendix VII.

Age Limit : Candidates should not have completed the age of 21 years on the first day of July of the admission year (i.e. as on 01.07.2020). However, for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled CasteArunthathiars (SCA) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) there is NO AGE LIMIT.

ICAR (Indian Council Of Agricultural Research) quota : 15% seats are reserved for candidates selected by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi through the National Level Entrance Examination ICAR-AIEEA-UG for B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, B.Sc.(Hons.) Horticulture, B.Sc.(Hons.) Forestry, B.Sc. (Sericulture) and B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) at AEC&RI, Kumulur.

Application and Online Counselling

Applications need to be made online at

Application fee is Rs. 600/- (Rs. 300/- for SC / SCA / ST Candidates)

Candidates can choose the Degree and College, based on their rank during online counseling, as per the procedure given in section 2.1.1.a in the prospectus

After the release of rank list, candidates shortlisted will be informed through SMS and e-mail. The ratio of ‘number of vacant seats’: ‘number of candidates shortlisted for counseling’ will be normally 1:5.

Shortlisted candidates must pay a non-refundable counseling fee of Rs.2000/- (Rs. 1000/- for SC / SCA / ST categories) through online. Those who have not paid the counseling fee will not be considered for online counseling.

After online payment of counseling fee, candidates are eligible for the online counseling on the specified dates. During online counseling, the candidate is permitted to change the order of preference for Degree and College ONLY ONCE.

The candidates registered (Counseling fee paid) for online counseling and did not get any seat allotment, will be considered for subsequent sliding process, if vacancy arises.


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