TNAU Admission 2017 –  Tamil Nadu Agricultural University has published admission notification for UG & PG Admission 2017. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), a century old premier institution providing Agriculture education in India is ranked first among all State Agricultural Universities and 17 among all Indian Universities by NIRF of MHRD, GOI, India.

Latest – TNAU PG Admission Selection list and Schedule has been published. Kindly check it from the link below.

TNAU invites online applications for admission to the following undergraduate & postgraduates courses for the academic year 2017-2018.


  • B. Sc. (Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Sericulture)
  • B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering, Horticulture, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Food Process Engineering and Agricultural Information Technology)
  • B. S. (Agribusiness Management)

Post Graduates

  • Masters program in 33 disciplines
  • Regular Ph.D. program in 27 disciplines
  • Integrated Ph.D. in 4 disciplines
  • Part -Time Ph.D. by research in 28 disciplines

TNAU Admission 2017

Candidates seeking admission in various undergraduate & postgraduates courses for this year 2017. Application can be filled online from the official website.

Schedule TNAU Admission 2017 for UG & PG programmes is given below.

Event UG PG
Opening of online application 12 May 2017
Last date for online application 04 Jun 2017 14 Jul 2017 – Masters Courses
17 Jul 2017 – Doctoral Courses
Date of Entrance Test (tentative) 27 Jul 2017 – Masters Courses
02 Aug 2017 – Doctoral Courses
Publication of Rank List 10 Jun 2017 08 Aug 2017
Registration for I semester 24 Jul 2017
Closure of Admission 31 Aug 2017

Quick Links

Application Form

Online Application Form of TNAU Admission 2017 for UG & PG programmes is available online on the official website as per schedule date. The direct link to fill online application form is also hosted there. Candidates are advised must ensure their eligibility and other criteria before filling the online application.

Eligibility Criteria

For Undergraduates Programme

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 (Attach proof for recognition) are eligible for the following degree programs:

  • B. Sc. (Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Sericulture)
  • B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering, Horticulture, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Food Process Engineering and Agricultural Information Technology)
  • B. S. (Agribusiness Management)

Eligible Subjects of study in the Qualifying Examination

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 01.07.2017). However, for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Caste-Arunthathiars (SCA)and Scheduled Tribes (ST) there is no agelimit.

Physical fitness: A certificate regarding the physical standards prescribed shall be obtained from the Medical Officer of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore at the time of admission. Candidates, who aspire for Indian Forest Service (IFS) examination, please check the physical standard requirement with appropriate agency.

For Post Graduates Programmes

Masters programs: Graduates who have completed four year degree program in any one of the State Agricultural Universities / Colleges affiliated to State Agricultural Universities/ Institutes with ICAR accreditations alone are eligible to apply for Masters.

Regular Doctoral programs : Candidates who have studied four year degree program and two year masters program in any one of the State Agricultural Universities / Colleges affiliated to State Agricultural Universities/ Institutes with ICAR Accreditations alone are eligible to apply for the doctoral programs.

Integrated Doctoral programs: Candidates with four year Undergraduate degree program in any one of the State Agricultural Universities/Colleges affiliated to State Agricultural Universities/ Institutes with ICAR Accreditations with a minimum OGPA of 7.0 / 10.0 scale or its equivalent score alone are eligible to apply for the Integrated Doctoral programs.

Part-Time Doctoral programs: Candidates with four year degree program and two year masters program by regular stream in any one of the State Agricultural Universities / Colleges affiliated to State Agricultural Universities/ Institutes with ICAR accreditations are eligible to apply and they should have professional experience not less than two year in a Government or Private organization / Institution, where R&D facilities recognized by TNAU are available to conduct field and laboratory experiments leading to the award of Ph.D degree by TNAU. No objection certificate (NOC) and sponsorship certificate from the employer and statement of purpose (SOP) are mandatory (see APPENDIX 1, 2 & 3) to get admission in this program.

Minimum OGPA /Aggregate requirement:

Masters / Regular Doctoral Program / Part-Time Doctoral program: A candidate who has undergone course credit system with a minimum OGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 or 7.00 out of 10.00 or 70% aggregate alone is eligible to apply for the Masters and Doctoral programs. However, for SC/ST candidates a pass in the qualifying degree is sufficient for all programs.


For UG Programmes

The reservations will be followed as per the orders of the Government of Tamil Nadu in vogue at the time of admission.

Category Per cent Allotted
Open Competition (OC) 31
Backward Class (BC) 26.5
Backward Class Muslim (BCM) 3.5
Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities (MBC) 20*
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15.0**
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) (SCA) 3.0**
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 1

Ranking Procedure

Aggregate Mark is calculated as follows

Aggregate Mark = Sum of ((marks obtained in each subject /maximum mark for that subject) X 50) all the four subjects considered under Group I, II, II (A) & III.

In the case of qualifying examination other than Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary (HSC) Examination, normalization procedure as ordered in the Tamil Nadu Admission in Professional Educational Institutions Act, 2006 (Tamil Nadu Act 3 of 2007), G.O. M.S.190 Agriculture (AP.6) Department dt. 16.5.2007 and G.O. M.S.191 Agriculture (AP.6) Department dt. 16.5.2007 shall be adopted for computing minimum eligibility and ranking.

Determination of the inter se merit

In cases where more than one student have got the same aggregate marks in the common merit list, the inter se merit among such students shall be determined in the order of priority as specified below:

  • Marks out of 50 in Mathematics. If a student has not studied Mathematics marks out of 50 in Biology or (Botany + Zoology)
  • Marks out of 50 in Physics
  • Marks out of 50 in Chemistry
  • Date of Birth – Eldest first

Mode of Selection

For UG Admission – Application is common for all the degree programs and candidates can choose any eligible program against vacancy during counseling.

For All Masters / Doctoral Programme – Candidates are required to be present on the specified date for a written test conducted at TNAU, Coimbatore at their own expenses. Request for change in the date/time will not be entertained.

Counseling Schedule – UG Programmes

Candidates will be selected on MERIT, based on the marks in their qualifying examination and ranked as per the procedure given in Section II.(i). If the marks are to be updated or corrected, the candidates need to report to TNAU Admission Cell, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore in person with relevant mark sheet, well before the counseling date. Updation of marks will not be entertained at the time of counselling.

Date Counseling Session Time Counseling Rank
16.6.2017 S1 08:00 AM Eminent Sports Person Click here
16.6.2017 S2 10:00 AM Ex-Servicemen Click here
16.6.2017 S3 12:00 PM Differently Abled Click here
16.6.2017 S4 02:00 PM Freedom Fighter Click here
19.6.2017 C1 08:30 AM General 1 to 200*
19.6.2017 C2 11:30 AM General 201 to 400*
19.6.2017 C3 03:00 PM General 401 to 600*
20.6.2017 C4 08:30 AM General 601 to 800*
20.6.2017 C5 11:30 AM General 801 to 1000*
20.6.2017 C6 03:00 PM General 1001 to 1200*
21.6.2017 C7 08:30 AM General 1201 to 1400*
21.6.2017 C8 11:30 AM General 1401 to 1600*
21.6.2017 C9 03:00 PM General 1601 to 1800*
22.6.2017 C10 08:30 AM General 1801 to 2000*
22.6.2017 C11 11:30 AM General 2001 to 2200*
22.6.2017 C12 03:00 PM General 2201 to 2400*
23.6.2017 C13 08:30 AM General 2401 to 2600*
23.6.2017 C14 11:30 AM General 2601 to 2800*
23.6.2017 C15 03:00 PM General 2801 to 3000*
24.6.2017 C16 08:30 AM General 3001 to 3200*
24.6.2017 C17 11:30 AM General SC – 3201 to 6932*
24.6.2017 C18 03:00 PM General BCM – 3201 to 4181*
SCA – 3201 to 7947*
ST – 3201 to 18353*

Single window counseling system is being followed for all degree programs and campus allotment. Separate counseling will be held for academic and vocational streams.

Candidates are called for counseling in the order of merit. Based on the merit and communal reservation, allotment of the degree and college chosen by the candidate will be made. Candidates have to opt for a degree and college available at the time of counseling. Degree and college choice once made is final and cannot be changed.

The date, time and venue for counseling will be intimated through registered e-mail ID and mobile number. The information will be made available at Request for change in date/time of attending counseling is not permitted. Authorities are not responsible for any communication delay or non-receipt of intimation for counseling. All candidates called for counseling must pay a non-refundable counseling fee of Rs. 2000/- (Rs.1000/- for SC/SCA/ST categories) online to generate and download Counseling Letter.

Counseling letter should be signed by the candidate and produced for entering counseling hall. Without the counseling letter, candidate will not be entertained for counseling. The ratio of ‘number of vacant seats’ : ‘number of candidates invited for counseling’ will be normally 1:3 and revised during counseling period depending uponthe response for the earlier session(s). Calling for counseling is not a guarantee for admission. No TA and DA will be given for attending counseling.

Candidates who fail to attend the counseling at the specified date and time will forfeit their right to admission. However, due to unforeseen and unavoidable reasons, if a candidate is unable to attend the counseling on the specified date and time, the candidate can authorize their parent / guardian on their behalf and the parent’s / guardian’s decision will be binding and final. Such authorization letter should bear photo of the person (candidate’s parent / guardian) and signed by both thecandidate and parent/guardian. The authorized person attending the counseling on behalf of the candidate should carry the counseling letter and photo ID proof.

Candidates who joined in other institutions and unable to bring the originals at the time of counseling, should produce a bonafide certificate from the institution where they have joined already and attested photocopies of the original certificates. Candidates those who carry downloaded 12th marksheet should get it attested by the Head Master of the School studied.

An Admit Card will be issued to the candidates duly mentioning the degree and campus selected by the candidates. All original certificates and documents as mentioned in the Admit Card should be submitted to TNAU Admission Cell, Coimbatore within the stipulated date. The required fee (as mentioned in Section VI) should be paid before the stipulated date mentioned in the admit card. Any delay in submission of certificates / documents and payment of fees will result in cancellation of seat. The Admit Card has to be produced at the time of joining in the respective colleges.

Admission Process for Post Graduates Programme

The candidate will be informed of their selection for admission to PG program by email only. List of selected candidates will be hosted in the website also. University will not hold any responsibility for failure in delivery of e-mails. The selected candidate should pay the prescribed fees on or before the date specified by the Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies, failing which their names will be deleted from the selection list and the resultant vacancies will be filled up from the wait list.

The following original documents must be surrendered at the time of admission and failure to surrender any of the documents will make the candidates ineligible for admission.

  • Provisional / Degree certificate of Bachelor’s / Master’s degree.
  • Transfer /Migration certificate
  • Conduct certificates: one from the Head of the Institution and two from the Professors of the Institution where the candidate last studied.
  • Mark list/transcript card of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree.
  • The original community certificate issued by the competent Revenue authorities should be produced for verification. An attested copy of original community certificate should be submitted for record.
  • A copy of the online fee payment receipt.

Seat Matrix

Fee Structure

Information Brochure

Candidates can download their Information Brochure for UG and PG courses from below links.

Tamil Nadu Admission

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