New college at Nagapattinam, new course in sericulture from this year
The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) will begin the admission process for its 13 undergraduate programmes on May 6 with the issue of applications, Vice-Chancellor of the University P. Murugesa Boopathi told a press conference here on Friday.
There is an addition of a new college and a new course this year. The new constituent college will function from Kelzvelur, Nagapattinam. The new course is a four-year B.Sc. in Sericulture.
Pointing out that there were 1,365 seats this year as against the 1,224 last year, Mr. Boopathi said the university and its 11 constituent colleges in Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchi, Killikulam, Periyakulam, Kumulur, Nagapattinam and Mettupalayam would follow the single window system for admission. “There are six basic courses and seven technology courses. The fee for the basic courses is Rs.7,310 a semester and for the self-supporting courses it is around Rs.33,000.”
The B.Sc. Agriculture programme would be offered at Coimbatore, Madurai, Killikulam, Tiruchi, and Nagapattinam campuses. B.Sc. Horticulture would be offered at Periyakulam, B.Sc. Forestry at Mettupalayam, B.Sc. Home Science at Madurai, while B.Tech. in Agricultural Engineering would be offered at Kumular. The new B.Sc. Sericulture would be offered at the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore. These were the basic courses.
The agriculture course was also offered in the five affiliated colleges of the university at Karaikal, Kalavai, Perambalur, Pollachi, and Theni.
The B.Tech. programmes in Horticulture, Food Processing, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, and Agricultural Information Technology, and B.S. in Agribusiness Management, would be offered in Coimbatore. These were the self-supporting courses.
The eligibility was Plus-Two with four science subjects, viz., physics, chemistry, mathematics and botany/zoology. The electives could be one of the following: computer science, microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology or home science.
Five seats were available under the Non-Resident Indians and industrial sponsorship quota for all the programmes.
Five per cent of seats are reserved for candidates from the vocational stream and they would not be considered under general category.
Reservation for ex-servicemen wards, differently-abled, dependents of freedom fighters and sports personnel are also available.
Applications could be obtained from the Dean (Agriculture), and Chairman Admissions, TNAU, or from any of the constituent colleges. The cost of applications is Rs.600 for general candidates and Rs.300 for SC/ST candidates. They can also be downloaded from the university website www.tnau.ac.in.
Referring to the modified infrastructure in the university, Mr. Boopathi said it had incorporated the modern learning environment with the introduction of personal laptops, ICT-enabled lecture halls, Wi-Fi connectivity, e-learning, online examinations, etc.
As regards the Horticultural University to come up in the State, the Vice-Chancellor said once an announcement was made after the Assembly elections, admissions to courses would be finalised. For details regarding admissions contact 0422-6611210 / 6611322 / 6611328.