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TNAU Diploma Agriculture and Horticulture admissions 2017 application, dates

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore announces Diploma in Agriculture and Diploma in Horticulture 2017


Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore invites applications for admission to Diploma in Agriculture and Diploma in Horticulture for the academic year 2017-18


TNAU Coimbatore

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), a global pioneer in agricultural education, research and extension had begun as an Agricultural School at Saidapet in Chennai in 1876


TNAU conducts basic and applied research on different crops in 37 research stations. TNAU spreads knowledge to farmers through 14 Krishi Vigyan Kendras spread all over Tamil Nadu


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In the academic year 2017-18, the TNAU will offer the Diploma in Agriculture and Horticulture programs, each of two years (4 semesters) duration



The Diploma in Agriculture and Horticulture Programs, each of two years (4 semesters) duration


Eligibility Criteria

A pass in the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) or any other examination recognized as equivalent there to and fulfilling the following requirements


a) HSC/Equivalent - Academic Stream: Candidates should have studied and passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology (or) Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology in the qualifying examinations


b) HSC - Vocational Stream: Candidates who passed HSC under vocational stream and studied Biology and Vocational subject Agricultural Practices (theory and practical) are eligible to apply


c) Number of Attempts to Pass: For the purpose of admission to the Diploma courses, the maximum number of attempts to pass qualifying examination is as follows:
SC/Scheduled Caste Arunthathiyar (SCA)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) - 03
All other Communities - 02


Age Limit

Candidates should not have completed the age of 21 years on the first day of July of the admission year (as on 01st July 2017)
However, for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Caste Arunthathiyar/Scheduled Tribes there is no age limit


Selection Procedure

Candidates will be selected on the basis of the marks in their qualifying examination and common ranking procedure with marks as calculated below. Single window counseling system is being followed for admission to all diploma programs and for campus allotment


Ranking Procedure:

a. Academic Stream

Biology or Botany and Zoology taken together - 100

Physics and Chemistry taken together - 100

Total - 200


b. Vocational Stream

Biology -100

Agricultural Practices (Theory and Practicals) taken together - 100

Total - 200



The reservation categories are mutually exclusive and a candidate can opt for only one reservation category though the candidate may be eligible under more than one category. The reservation will be followed as per the orders of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu in vogue at the time of admission


Category wise Reservation:

Open Competition (OC) - 31.00%

Backward Class (BC) - 26.50%

Backward Class Muslim (BCM) - 3.50%

Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities (MBC) - 20.00%

Scheduled Caste (SC) - 15.00%

Scheduled Caste Arunthathiyars (SCA) - 3.00%

Scheduled Tribes (ST) - 1.00%



The Online Application Form is available in the Website https://tnauonline.in the Candidates should fill the Application form through Online. Fill the application (complete all columns carefully)


After submission, your Registration Number and Password will be displayed and also sent to you by SMS (to your Mobile phone) and by e-mail


The mobile phone number and e-Mail ID must be accessible by the candidate at all times for receiving further communications related to admission


Download & Print the Application & send the Application along with the required Application Fee Rs.200/- for General Category/Rs.100/- for SC/SCA & ST Category, through DD drawn in favour of the Dean (Agriculture) "Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore" and copies of Certificates to "The Dean (Agriculture) and Chairman (Admissions), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641003" on or before19th September 2017 (05.00 PM)


Original certificates and documents must be produced for verification during counseling


Important Dates


Opening of online Application: 25th August 2017


Last Date for Online Application: 14th September 2017


Last Date for receiving Printed Application (By post): 19th September 2017


Publication of Rank List: 21st September 2017


Counseling: 27th and 28th September2017


Registration for I Semester & Commencement of Courses: 03rd October 2017


Closure of Admission: 13th October 2017


For more details, visit the university website www.tnau.ac.in/admissions.html


TNAU Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore–641003, Phone No.: 0422 6611345 or 0422 6611346, Email: ugadmissions@tnau.ac.in, Website www.tnau.ac.in


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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