Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

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Department of Crop Physiology


1946 Establishment of Plant Physiology Scheme at the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore.
1963 Starting of M.Sc.(Ag.) Degree Programme in Plant Physiology.
1972 Plant Physiology unit under the control of Department of Agricultural Botany.
1976 Plant Physiology a full-fledged Department headed by Prof.J.Sakharam Rao.
1978 Starting of Ph.D. Programme in Crop Physiology.

Courses Offered :

=> M.Sc Agriculture
=> Ph.D Crop Physiology

Research :

The Department of Crop Physiology is collaborating with many national and international institutes for research on stress physiology, plant growth regulation, mineral nutrition and post harvest physiology. The scientists of this Department have obtained research projects from agencies such as DBT, DST, UGC, CSIR, CMPDI- Government of India, Foreign Agencies (IWMI, National Institute for Agro- Environmental Sciences, Japan),The Department has strong linkage with National and International Agrochemical companies such as BASF, Bayer, Novozymes South Asia, Sri Ramcides, Sumitomo Chemicals, TAC, SPIC, Coromandel Fertilisers, Biostadt etc.

Infrastructure :

=> Glass House
=> Growth Chamber
=> Tissue culture laboratory
=> UV Spectrophotometer
=> Portable Photosynthetic system
=> Atomic absorption spectrometer
=> Pressure Bomb apparatus
=> Leaf Area Meter
=> Chlorophyll SPAD meter
=> Osmometer
=> Chlorophyll Fluorescence meter
=> Rain Out Shelter
=> Real time PCR
=> Refrigerated centrifuge
=> Gel documentation system
=> Thermocycler
=> Deep freezer
=> Nitrogen analyser
=> Block digester
=> Soxhlet apparatus
=> Water purification system

Department of Crop Physiology
Directorate of Crop Management
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Tamil Nadu
India - 641 003

Contact No : +91 422 6611 243

Fax No : +91 422 6611 416

Email : [email protected]


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