The Department of Agricultural Botany is one of the major departments in the Faculty of Agriculture, established during 1980. In addition to teaching, the department is concentrating much on research by augmenting fund from various agencies. It shows concerted efforts in the development of new crop varieties in the name of Founder Pro-chancellor, Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad as ‘Annamalai”. Dr. C.N. Sambandam, Eminent Vegetable Breeder was the first Head of the Department followed by Dr. K.S.S.Eswaran and Dr. Capt. J. Ganesan. Presently the department is headed by Dr. M. Prakash, eminent Crop Physiologist. The department offers both post graduate and doctoral programme, apart from UG courses in the following disciplines.
=> M.Sc. (Ag.) in Genetics and Plant Breeding
=> M.Sc. (Ag.) in Seed Science and Technology
=> M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agricultural Biotechnology
=> Ph.D in Agricultural Botany
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