Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

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Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry


The Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry is one of the oldest teaching and research departments established in the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore in 1907 to undertake research and teaching programme in the erstwhile Madras Presidency.

Facilities :

Soil Fertility Research :
=> Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
=> UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
=> Ion analyser
=> Mass spectrophotometer
=> Segmental flow analyser
=> Macro volume refrigerated centrifuge
=> Micro centrifuge
=> Gas chrootograph
=> Digitally controlled incubators
=> Chlorophyll meter
=> Kjelplus digerstion and distillation units
=> Gerhardt auto N analyser

Soil Physics :
=> Pressure plate and membrane apparatus
=> Soil moisture density gauge
=> Soil penetrometer
=> Tensiometer
=> Porosity apparaus
=> Wet aggregate analyser
=> Dry aggregate analyser
=> Soil thermometers

Radiation Research :
=> Geiger muller counter
=> Proportional counter
=> Gamma ray spectrophotometer
=> Liquid scintillation counter
=> Multi channel analyser

Post Graduate Laboratories (PG) :
The modernized Ph.D., lab of the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry has the facility to accommodate 10 Ph.D. scholars with individual cubicles furnished with tables , chairs and book shelves. The lab. is equipped with hot air ovens, muffle furnace, sand bath, water bath, mini Wiley mill, shaking machine, quartz distilled water still, electric weighing balance, Flame photometer, block digester and Auto nitrogen distillator.

Under Graduate Laboratories (UG) :
The under graduate laboratories of the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry are well equipped for carrying out routine soil, plant, water, manures and fertilizer analysis. The laboratories are also having a good collection of rocks and mineral specimens for educational purpose. The spacious and well furnished laboratories can accommodate 100 undergraduate students at a time.

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Coimbatore - 641 003
Tamil Nadu

Phone No : +91 422 6611235

Fax No : +91 422 6611435

Mobile : +91 9865406002

Email : [email protected]


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