Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) is a leading agro technology provider of India and its graduate are recognized throughout the world. TNAU had its genesis from establishment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India as early as 1868 which was later relocated at Coimbatore during 1906. In 1920, the college was affiliated to the University of Madras with the introduction of a three-year degree programme. Till 1946, the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore was the only institute for agricultural education for the whole of South India. In 1958, it was recognized as a Postgraduate Centre for offering Masters and Doctoral degrees. It is a non-profit public higher education institution.
TNAU is one of the leading Agricultural Universities, ranked first among the State Agricultural Universities (SAU) in India. It has the pride of being the first SAU to be accredited by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Recognizing the merits, the ICAR awarded The Best Institution and The Best Performing University to this institute.
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) ranked TNAU as the first among the State Agricultural Universities in India. TNAU ranks 25th among “All Universities” category, 40th among “Overall” category of academic institutions and 105th in QS-BRICS.