Front View of AC & RI, Eachankottai

The Agricultural College and Research Institute (AC & RI), a constituent college of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University was established in 2014. It is located at a distance of 18 km from Thanjavur with an area of 123.5 acres. This is one of the institutes providing Under-Graduate Agricultural Education in TNAU. This institute is mainly to strengthen agricultural research and education makes it possible to serve the farming community and rural youth in the Cauvery Delta Zone of Tamil Nadu.






The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu announced the start of three new Agricultural College and Research Institutes in the TN floor of assembly with one at Cauvery Delta Zone  (Eachangkottai, Thanjavur).


College commenced functioning temporarily from Soil and Water Management Research Institute, Kattuthottam, Thanjavur with 60 students (First batch) admitted on 12.08.2014 through the 3rd phase of TNAU counselling


Second Batch Students admitted


College started functioning at Eachangkottai, Orathanad Block, Thanjavur district


  • To function as an educational institute to offer undergraduate B.Sc.(Ag.) degree programme.
  • To organize inter disciplinary research for solving the location specific problems in the Cauvery Delta Zone
  • To evolve crop varieties and technologies best suited for Cauvery Delta Zone
  • To meet the demand for technological manpower of the State and Private entrepreneurs.
  • To provide technical know-how for the development of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro-based industries in this region.
  • To organize technology transfer through training of farmers and in collaboration with the State Agricultural Department