DST-FIST and UGC-SAP Supported Department

1946 - Establishment of Plant Physiology Scheme at the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore
1963 - Starting of M.Sc.(Ag.) Degree Programme in Plant Physiology
1972 - Plant Physiology unit under the control of Department of Agricultural Botany
1976 - Plant Physiology a full-fledged Department headed by Prof. J. Sakharam Rao
1978 - Starting of Ph.D. Programme in Crop Physiology