Department Profile



The department has mandate to develop cost effective and appropriate production technology for efficient and optimal use of resources in a sustainable manner. The Department of Agronomy provides graduate, teaching and develop human resources, to undertake agronomic research by developing new concepts and approaches of sustainable crop production and to augment the process of capacity building of different stake holders in crop production technologies. This department is the fore runner in evolving soil and crop management prescriptions for doubling the farmers income and improving the standard of living of farming community.


1. Dr. V. Sridhar Professor and Head
2. Dr. Marudhupandi Associate Professor
3. Dr. P. Sangameshwari Assistant Professor
4. Mr. R. Azhagumurugan Assistant Professor
5. Dr. Y. Nandhini Assistant Professor
6. Mr. A. Kaviarasan Assistant Professor
7. V. Karpagam Lab Assistant
8. Inbaraj Field Assistant

Courses offered

S.No CourseCode Course Title Semester Year
1. AGR 101 Fundamentals of Agronomy and Agricultural Heritage (1+1) I 1
2. AGR 102 Introductory Agro-meteorology & Climate Change (1+1) II 1
3. AGR 201 Crop production technology -I (Kharif Crops) (1+1) III 2
4. AGR 202 Study Tour (0+1) III 2
5. AGR 203 Crop Production Technology – II (Rabicrops) (1+1) IV 2
6. AGR 204 Farming System & Sustainable Agriculture(1+1) IV 2
7. AGR 301 Practical Crop Production – I (Kharif crops) (0+2) V 3
8. AGR 302 Rainfed Agriculture & Watershed Management V 3
9. AGR 303 Practical Crop Production – II (Rabi crops) (0+2) VI 3
10. AGR 304 Organic farming (1+1) VI 3
11. AGR 351 Weed and water management (1+1) VI 3
12. APW 401 Project (0+3) VII 4
13. AGR 401 Organic farming (1+1) VIII 4
14. AGR 451 Weed and water management (1+1) VIII 4
15. AGR 452 Development of Integrated Farming system Model (0+10) VIII 4

Facilities available

1. Crop cafeteria (1 ac land for cereals, millets etc) (100%)
2. Exhibition hall for identification of seeds, fertilizers, weeds commonly used agro- chemical and medicinal and aromatic plants etc. (Storage bottle, herbarium posting material)
3. Field for establishment of demonstration plots on various good agricultural practices (small equipment/implement) 10- 20 crop plots and sufficient implements (100%)
4. Gadgets for irrigation water measurement bulk density etc (100% availability) Equipments
5. Grinding machine
6. Hot air oven
7. Moisture box
8. Moisture meter
9. Tube auger
10. Bucket auger
11. Conductivity meter
12. Water bath
13. Shaker
14. Chlorophyll meter
15. Drip and Sprinkler system
16. Sprayer
17. Weighing balance (Electronic 1 gm)
18. Spring balance 50 kg
19. Spring balance 10 kg
20. Top pan balance 1 kg
21. Top pan balance 2 kg
22. Meter scale
23. Tape
24. Brix meter
25. pH meter
28. Nitrogen analysis digestion unit
29. Grinding machine
30. Shaking machine
31. Soil thermometer
32. Automatic nitrogen analyzer
33. Water measuring devices (Parshall fume Rectangular weirs V notch Trapizoidal weir)

Observatory: B-Type Observatories: The B-type observatories or Ordinary Agro-meteorological Observatories provide, on routine basis, meteorological and biological information. The meteorological elements observed at these stations include:

  • Rainfall.
  • Air and soil temperature.
  • Humidity.
  • Soil moisture.
  • Wind.
  • Pan evaporation.
  • Sunshine.
  • Occurrence of weather phenomena (storms, frost, high wind etc.).

The observations are recorded at 0700 and 1400 hrs LMT. However, rainfall and evaporation observations are recorded at 0830 hrs IST and 1400 hrs LMT.


In wetland situation poultry, fish culture and mushroom cultivation were integrated with crop cultivation. Cropping was undertaken in 0.50 ha and 0.04 ha was allotted for fish pond, the poultry shed was placed above the pond.

Crop Cafeteria:

In Crop Cafeteria we are maintaining 36 field crops both kharif and rabi crop for the students to gain more knowledge about crop production technology.

Farm Management:

We have six new advanced technologies for the demonstration trail plot, as well as Wetland and Dry land IFS models.

2017 Organic Farming 11
2018 Development of Integrated Farming System Model 11
2019 Organic Farming 12


Year Title Place No. of farmers & Students
2022 Integrated Farming System PAC Farm 40
2022 Training programme on “raising of “Red gram In Polybag Nursery And Transplanting” PAC farm 20
2022 Training programme on “Nitrogen Management Through LCC (Leaf Colour Chat) in rice cultivation” PAC farm 35
2023 Training programme on “ Weed management in Groundnut” Melmutukur 30
2022 Training programme on “ Azolla production PAC farm 58
2023 Training programme on “Automated Agro Advisory Services, Uzhavan App and MAUSAM App” Karkoor 46
2023 Training programme on “ Integrated Farming System” Kothamarikuppam 32
2021 Training programme on “ Rice Pest Management Through Pheromone Trap” PAC farm 59
2021 Training programme on “To Boost Pulse Productivity Through Pulse Wonder” PAC farm 44

  Hands on training for students

  • Sett treatment for sugarcane setts
  • Seed treatment for pulses
  • Spraying of herbicides to field crops
  • Azolla production
  • Application of manures and fertilizers