• 6 August 2009
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Rank 15 - Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Rank 15 - Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University is one of the leading agrotechnology provider in India established on June 1, 1971, in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The university offers 10 undergraduate degree programs and 29 postgraduate programs in 10 colleges. Besides, the university has 32 research stations for agrotechnology development. In the life sciences stream the university offers  BTech in biotechnology and bioinformatics, MSc in biotechnology and PhD in biotechnology. BTech in biotechnology was started in the year 2002 and has an intake capacity of 43 students; BTech in bioinformatics was started in 2006 and has an intake capacity of 31 students; MSc in biotechnology was started in 1989 with an intake capacity of 18 students; and PhD in biotechnology was started in 1991 with an intake capacity of three students.
All the above courses are affiliated to  Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and recognized by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT). The university has four dedicated biotech laboratories that are furnished with modern equipments to enhance the research-based activities. Each lab has the capacity to accommodate 40 students at a time. The research centers like the Center for Plant Breeding and Genetics (CPBG), Center for Plant Molecular Biology (CPMB) that focus on agricultural microbiology, biochemistry and biotechnology researches; Center for Soil and Crop Management Studies (SCMS); and Center of Plant Protection Studies (CPPS) that are located within the university campus provides a wealth of knowledge to the budding researchers and aspiring biotech students.
The university has allotted 35 computers with broadband internet facilities for biotech students. Faculties of the university have experience and expertise in their own field and had published several research papers in both national and international journals.

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