The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has decided to put two of its courses of B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) on suspension for a year. The courses of Bioinformatics and Agri Information Technology are put in abeyance for a year in order to revamp the courses so that they are more employable and have an increased scope of helping graduates to take up courses of post-graduation later.
M Kalyanasundaram, the Dean of Agriculture, said that post a discussion in the academic council of the university, committees had been set up for assessing the courses. After conducting a thorough assessment, all the committees concluded in a report that the courses and programmes have to be modified so that they suit the current trends.
Changes had to be made in the curriculum so that the course could become more in line with the employability criteria. M Kalyanasundaram said that after making the alterations and reformations in the nomenclature, they would introduce the courses again in the next academic session of 2020-2021 after having received accreditation from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (abbreviated as ICAR).
The online registration process of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University for admission to the undergraduate (UG) courses in the constituent and affiliated colleges has already begun. The application process for UG courses at TNAU started on 8th May 2019, Wednesday. According to Kalyanasundaram, the demand for several courses has been good until now. The registration process began at 9:30 a.m. and by noon on the same day, they had received about 5,000 applications.
For the first time since its establishment, the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has modified its rules for allowing students who had studied Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Computer Science in class 12th to apply for the B.Sc Agriculture courses. Earlier, the university had stressed upon Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology to be the compulsory subjects for admission to the course.