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
Many M.Sc.,(Ag) and Ph.D Scholars graduated from this Department,
and have got placed in International, national and private
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.
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.