Madurai, an ancient city of Tamil Nadu, India famous for Tamil literature and culture is located at the southern part of Tamil Nadu and the Agriculture College and Research Institute is situated in this historical temple city. The famous temples of Goddess Meenakshi and the two of the six houses (‘Arupadai Veedu’) of Lord Muruga (Thirupparankundram) and Pazhamuthirsolai are the religious landmarks of Madurai.

Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai (AC & RI) is a constituent college of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and is situated at twelve kilometers away from the Madurai City on Madurai-Trichy National Highway and just 5km away from Mattuthavani Integrated Bus Station. This campus is the second biggest campus of TNAU accommodating 650 under-graduate, post-graduate students and Ph.D. scholars, an is placed at the foothill of historical monument Yanamalai, a small rocky mountain on the western side. The green and idyllic atmosphere has made the campus a favorite picnic spot for the pupils of schools and colleges in and around Madurai and they say the spirit of beauty and the quest for knowledge reign supreme in the campus. The campus also has a watertank which attracts birds and has been referred as undeclared sanctuary for peacock. The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University was selected as the best university in India for the year 2000 and Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai was adjudged as the best College in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University twice during 2002 and 2008.

The Architect of the college was the founder Dean Dr. A. Mariakulandai. His incisiveness and long – sightedness played a great role in establishing the College.

The almanac of the Deans of the College

The almanac of the Deans of the College

Dr. A. Maria Kulandai, Ph.D

June 1965 – Dec- 68

Dr. C.V. Govindaswamy Ph. D.

21.11.69 – 16.02.78

Dr. K.K. Krishnamoorthy Ph. D

17.02.78 – 15.05.84

Dr. T. Kumarsami Ph. D

08.06.84 – 03.04.87

Dr. T.S. Manickam, Ph.D.,

06.08.87- 29.10.90

Dr. S. Sankaran Ph.D.

30.10.90 – 13.02.92

Dr. G.Soundarapandian Ph.D.,

14.02.92 – 17.01.94

Dr. S. Purushothaman, Ph. D.,

18.01.94 – 11.03.97

Dr. A. Ragupathy, Ph.D.,

12.03.97 – 11.03.2000

Dr. P.Rangasamy, Ph.D.


Dr. N. Kembuchetty, Ph.D



10.03.2006 -03.07.2009


04.07.2009 - 05.10.2012


06.10.2012  - 31.7.2013


1.8.2013  - 23.3.2015

Dr.K.Velayudham Ph.D., FISA

23.3.2015 - 30.4.2016                                

Dr.I.Muthuchamy Ph.D. 1.5.2015 - 25.9.2016

Dr.N.Ragupathi Ph.D. 26.9.2015 - till date


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Agricultural College and Research Institute
Madurai - 625 104
Tamil Nadu, India

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