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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 110 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.

 

Milestones

 

 

07.08.2014

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

25.08.2014

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 counseling

25.07.2015

Second Batch Students admitted

02.11.2015

College started functioning at Eachangkottai, Orathanad Block, Thanjavur district


Mandate

  • 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