About the Department

The School of Agriculture under Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology (PRIST) was established at Vallam, Thanjavur in the year 2016.


  • To provide facilities for imparting quality education in agriculture
  • To carry out Cauvery delta region specific research to overcome the challenges faced by farmers in agriculture and allied sciences
  • To disseminate appropriate technologies to farming community in order to enhance productivity and profitability

  • Committed to produce high quality, globally competent agriculture graduates with sense of service and dedications
  • Strive to develop innovative technologies to meet the challenges in agriculture and conserve the environment.
  • To develop research and collaborative research with leading organizations
Course Offered
1 B.Sc 4 YEARS
Eligibility Criteria for Candidates
  • Candidates seeking admission to the first semester of the four year B.Sc. (Ag) Degree Programme should have passed in the Higher Secondary Examination of 10+2 Curriculum (Academic Stream) prescribed by the Government of Tamil Nadu with Botany, Zoology, Physics and Chemistry / Biology, Physics and Chemistry or any stream of examination of any other University or authority accepted by the Board of Management of University as equivalent thereto.
  • Canditates who passed Higher Secondary Course (HSC) under Vocational stream and studied, Biology and Agricultural Practices as vocational subject including theory and practical are eligible to apply for the degree B.Sc. (Agriculture).
  • A student who has passed +2 with subject requirements as mentioned in the following table and undergone diploma agriculture is also eligible to get himself admitted in the first year of B.Sc. (Agriculture).
  • The eligibility criteria such as marks, number of attempts and physical fitness and the mode of admission shall be as prescribed by the Board of Management of the University from time to time.
  • Eligible Subjects of study in the Qualifying Examination
    Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
    Physics, Chemistry, Biology with a fourth (elective) subject viz. Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Home Science
    Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology