Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India.

The Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies (CARDS) was established in 1978 as the first multi – disciplinary centre in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. This centre carries out research in socio–economic issues concerning agricultural and rural development. Initially, CARDS was constituted with two departments namely Department of Agricultural Economics and Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology. Later during the year 2000, the Department of Agricultural and Rural Management and in 2010, the Department of Trade and Intellectual Property were newly founded.  CARDS has always been playing a proactive role in academics, economic planning and policy making and believes in gaining confidence and appreciation from farming community through its various research and extension activities.