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The Department of Seed Technology was started in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, in 1972, as First of its Kind in India with triple mandates of Education, Research and Extension. The M.Sc.,(Ag) programme was started in the year 1972 and Ph.D programme was initiated during 1978. The Department was renamed as Dept. of Seed Science & Technology in 1999. Many M.Sc.,(Ag) and Ph.D Scholars graduated from this Department, and have got placed in International, national and private organisations, as scientists, administrators, teaching faculty, seed testing officials, managers and entrepreneurs. They have contributed immensely to the farming community in particular and society in general.

Mandate
  • To develop human resources in Seed Science and Technology.
  • To undertake research to develop technologies for quality seed production.
  • To organize outreach and capacity building programmes to cater to the needs of stakeholders and extension functionaries.