Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

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Department of Agricultural Economics


The Department of Agricultural Economics has a mandate to carryout teaching and research in socio-economic issues concerning Agriculture and Rural Development. It has focussed on complex issues associated with Production Economics, Development Planning, Agricultural Marketing, Farm Enterprises and Business Management, Natural Resources and Environmental problems and International Trade. Accordingly the Department has tailored teaching and research programmes to meet the challenges of post economic liberalization era. This Department has been playing very vital role in enlightening the policy makers in the new areas of international trade and globalization. The Department of Agricultural Economics has twelve teaching faculties with multi-fields of specialization. The average enrolment of students in master's level is 20 per year and the Ph.D level five per year.

Courses Offered :

=> B.Sc. Agriculture
=> M.Sc. Agriculture
=> Ph.D. Agriculture

Research :

The Department of Agricultural Economics has completed a number of research projects in the field of natural resource economics, food policy, poverty, and various aspects of rural development. So far more than 250 research projects have been carried out by the Department. The Department has also carried out a number of consultancy projects on various policy issues such as temple lands, land use planning, concealed tenancy, feasibility for the establishment of processing units in regulated markets and rural credit to assist the state government in formulating agricultural and rural development policies in these areas.

Infrastructural Facilities :

Recently, Department of Agricultural Economics has established a computer laboratory for students, an air-conditioned lecture-cum-seminar hall with LCD projector and television and VCR to facilitate teaching and presentation of seminars with modern equipments. All these facilities have been created with financial assistance from the World Bank aided Agricultural Human Resource Development Project. Staff rooms have been partitioned with separate rooms for individual scientists using the funds provided by the Winrock International Agency for Agricultural development. The computer facilities are being upgraded and all the individual scientists are provided with individual computers with intercom facilities


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