Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
Biotech Public Schools No 7
Since its inception, the MSc Biotechnology course at TNAU has been a much sought after, course, with students from every nook and corner of the country choosing to attend it. One of the most positive things at TNAU is the almost equal split of urban and rural students. This is possible, since the admissions to the M.Sc program are through the national level JNU entrance exam. The majority of students are enrolled through this entrance exam and a few through a statewide entrance exam conducted at Coimbatore. The admissions for the PhD program, however, are through a separate entrance exam.
For the sandwhich program, MTech in biotechnology and business management, with Cornell University, students obtain dual degrees from Cornell University as well as TNAU. This course would allow students to study at Cornell for a duration of two semesters.
The university receives 8,000 applications for its 14 undergraduate programs, of which the BTech in biotechnology is one of the most preferred courses.
The faculty at TNAU brings a rich experience, with 90 percent of them having more than five years of work experience after their PhDs. This has allowed for research collaborations with prestigious institutes such as International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Virginia Tech and Cornell University.