TNAU Admission 2020 Application Form, Eligibility Criteria & Dates

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) annually invites the applicants for admission in various UG, PG, Doctorate and diploma courses provided by it. To be eligible for admission, candidates must apply for TNAU admission 2020 by filling the concerned application form in the online mode only. The details on the admission will also be provided on the official website of the TNAU. Candidates will be selected based on the counselling conducted by the University where they will be allotted a seat in the college.

For PG and Doctorate admission, candidates will have to take the entrance test conducted by the university. Those wishing to pursue UG course and diploma course will be given admission based on the marks secured by them in the qualifying examination. For more information on TNAU admission 2020, candidates can go through the complete article.

Avialable Application Form 2020

Programs offered by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Undergraduate programs:

  • Sc (Hons) in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Food, nutrition and dietetics, and Sericulture.
  • Tech in Agriculture Engineering, Food Technology, Biotechnology, Energy and environmental engineering, Bioinformatics, Agriculture information technology.
  • S in Agribusiness management.

Postgraduate programs:

  • Masters programme in 33 disciplines
  • Regular Ph.D programme in 27 disciplines
  • Integrated Ph.D in 4 disciplines
  • External Ph.D by research in 28 disciplines

Diploma programs: Diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture

Important Dates for TNAU Admission 2020

For Undergraduate programs

EventsDates (Tentative)
Availability of online application form2nd week of May 2020
Last date to submit the form2nd week of June 2020
Document verification for special reservations2nd week of June 2020
Rank list publication3rd week of June 2020
Counselling for sports, ex-servicemen, and decedents of freedom fighters and differently-abled1st week of July 2020
Online counselling (Phase-I)2nd week of July 2020
Counselling for vocational stream2nd week of July 2020
Counselling for NRI and industry sponsored quota2nd week of July 2020
Online counselling (Phase-II)3rd week of July 2020
Registration for 1st semester1st week of August 2020
Admission closureLast week of August 2020

For PG and Doctorate programs

EventsDates (Tentative)
MastersDoctorate
Online application form availability2nd week of June 20202nd week of June 2020
Last date to fill and submit the form2nd week of July 20202nd week of July 2020
Last date to send the printout copy of the application form2nd week of July 20202nd week of July 2020
Entrance exam date4th week of July 20201st week of August 2020
Commencement of classes for 1st trimester3rd week of August 2020 (for both the courses)

For Diploma program

EventsDates (Tentative)
Online application form availabilityLast week of August 2020
Last date to submit the application form2nd week of September 2020
Last date for receipt of filled-in form by post2nd week of September 2020
Rank list announcement3rd week of September 2020
Commencement of counselling3rd week September 2020
Course registration begins1st week of October 2020
Closure of admission2nd week of October 2020

TNAU Admission 2020- How to Apply/Application Form

Candidates need to fill the online application for admission in different UG, PG and diploma programs offered by the colleges under the university. The application form for TNAU admission 2020 will only be made available to the candidates through the official website. Candidates first need to register themselves for the admission before proceeding for the form. They must to fill the form very carefully as once they submit the form, no correction facility will be provided to them for editing the particulars mentioned in the application form.

Candidates must pay the required application fee without which the authority will reject their applications. They should also keep the scanned copy of photograph and signature handy as they will be asked to upload it in the form. Candidates need not send the hard copy of the application form to the authority except for those opting for diploma course. Those wishing to enroll in diploma program must send the hard copy of the application form to the authority on or before the due date mentioned in the post.

Note: Candidates seeking admission in masters program can apply for only two subjects whereas, for Ph.D program, candidates can apply for only one subject.

Application Fee

For UG admission: The application fee to be paid is Rs. 600/- for General category candidates and Rs. 300/- for those belonging to SC/ST/SCA categories. The payment can be made via online mode.

For PG & Doctorate admission: Candidates must pay Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 500/- for SC/ST candidates) per subject as the application fee. The fee should be paid online by E-Payment.

For Diploma admission: Candidates need to pay Rs. 200/- as the application fee. Those from the SC/ST/SCA categories should pay Rs. 100/-. This fee can be paid through demand draft i.e. DD to be made in favour of-

The Dean (Agriculture) and Chairman (Admissions)

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,

Coimbatore-641003

Eligibility Criteria for TNAU Admission 2020

For UG admission: Candidates must have passed class 12th from a recognized board with Science subjects and have secured minimum 55% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam. Those from the reserved category will be given relaxation in percentage obtained in class 12th. The age of the candidates must not exceed 21 years as on 1st July 2020. Only those native to Tamil Nadu will be considered for admission in different undergraduate programs.

For Diploma admission: Candidates should have passed class 12th (HSC) or its equivalent from a recognized board and have studied science subjects (PCB or Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany). Those who have passed class 12th with vocational with biology and agricultural practices can also apply. The candidate mustn’t have completed 21 years of age as on 1st July 2020. No age limit specified for reserved category candidates.

For PG and Doctorate admission: For admission in PG and Doctorate course, only those candidates can apply who have completed their graduation from SAU’s/Institutes with ICAR accreditations only.

ProgramEducational qualification
MastersCandidates should have completed four-year degree programme in any one of the State Agricultural Universities / Colleges affiliated to State Agricultural Universities/ Institutes
Regular Doctoral ProgramCandidates should have completed four-year degree programme and two-year masters programme in any one of the State Agricultural Universities / Colleges affiliated to State Agricultural Universities/Institutes.
Integrated Doctoral ProgramCandidates should possess a four-year UG degree in any one of the State Agricultural Universities/Colleges affiliated to State Agricultural Universities/ Institutes with a minimum OGPA of 7.0 / 10.0 scale or its equivalent score.

Exam Pattern for TNAU Admission 2020

The candidates wishing to pursue PG and Doctorate course from the Tamil Nadu agricultural university (TNAU) need to take the written test in order to be eligible for the admission. Here’s the exam pattern for the entrance test-

  • Exam Mode: Offline (Pen and Paper-based)
  • Medium: English
  • Type of Questions: Objective types (MCQs)
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes for one subject and 2 hours 30 minutes for two subjects.
CompartmentSubjectMaximum Marks
IGeneral Agriculture15
IIAptitude10
IIISpecific Subject75
Total100

TNAU Admission 2020 – Admit Card

Candidates need to bring the admit card for the written test. They also need to carry a copy of the application form and valid ID proof in the examination hall. Without these documents, candidates won’t be permitted to appear for the test. The admit card can be downloaded from the official website of TNAU.

Result and Counselling

The result of the TNAU admission 2020 can be seen on the official website only. A merit list will be made as per the performance of the candidates in the qualifying exam. For candidates seeking admission in UG program, their selection will be based on the marks secured by them in class 12th. Those selected as per the merit list will be invited for the counselling process where they need to indicate their preference of college and branch. A seat will be allotted by the authority for candidates as per the choice given by them during the counselling, and the merit rank secured by them. For PG and Doctorate admission, candidates will be informed about their result by email or SMS only.

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