Agricultural College was started at Madurai as the second largest college of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University during the year 1964 as desired by (Late) Th. Kakkan, then Agricultural Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu and was given a good shape and impetus by Dr. A. Mariakulandai, the first Principal of Agricultural College. It is carrying out the commendable job in imparting agricultural education and doing research as per the directions of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. It assumed the responsibilities of farm research activities to cater the needs of southern region of Tamil Nadu and became Agricultural College and Research Institute. It had the pride of celebrating the Silver Jubilee during the year 1990.
Students are being inculcated to be the future experts and managers who have to face the challenges of global agricultural resource management are the main task of Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai. Upon graduation, students are will equipped to work and contribute for the development of farming community through Government Departments or Agro based Organizations and Institutions. Postgraduate scholars specialized in different fields of agricultural sciences are joining in the State Agricultural Universities or Foreign Universities for their higher education, research and as a teaching faculty.
In this juncture, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai has reached the milestone of Golden Jubilee Year during this year. The glorious Golden Jubilee Celebration has been planned meticulously in a greater way with the support of alumni and other dignitaries attached with Agricultural College, Madurai. The Jubilee will be a great occasion for all alumni in University service, administrative service, and Government service and in banking sector to renew their contact with the almamater, meet old friends, recall the good old times, and familiarize themselves with the growth of the institution over the years. It will also give our ex-staff members the opportunity to met their past students and the present batches on the campus. It will be also an occasion for all the agricultural graduates to engage with members of the community around us and renew our mission to serve them. In addition to the official events organized by the management, the Alumni Association will also be organizing batch get-togethers, the Alumni Association General Body meeting, and meeting of the alumni with retired teaching staff. Further it is also planned to conduct National Seminars, International Conferences and Regional Agricultural Mela to make the Golden Jubilee Celebrations task oriented especially to address the problems and issued faced by the Farmers of Southern Region. Finally let us all join together to make the celebrations glorious and reverberating with initiatives like construction of statues, arches and commemorable buildings with your sustained interest and cooperation.