This station was started in 1969 by the Department of Agriculture as “Banana Research Station” with the main objective of “Kulla vazhai” disease management and evaluation of new varieties of banana under irrigated conditions besides maintenance of banana germplasm.   
In 1981 it was transferred to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. 
In 1990 the station was upgraded as “Agricultural Research Station” to conduct research in all agricultural crops.
The Agricultural research station is situated in the river banks of Palar (24.15 ha) Vada Virinjipuram in Vellore district which is located in 12o5’ and 13o5’ N latitude and 78o02’ and 79o5’E longitudes at 226 m above MSL which is 15 km away from  Vellore to Bangalore  National highway  NH46 and diverted to 3 km  from Sethuvazhai    to  Vadugundangal road .