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Horticultural College and Research Institute - Periyakulam

Address: Periyakulam, Tamil Nadu, Periyakulam, Tamil Nadu, 625604
04546231726,
04546234661
04546231726
www.tnau.ac.in/pkm/index.html

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Horticultural College and Research Institute-HC and RI Periyakulam is affiliated to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. Horticultural College and Research Institute-HC and RI Periyakulam is...
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Horticultural College and Research Institute - Periyakulam Details

Horticultural College and Research Institute-HC and RI Periyakulam is affiliated to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.

Horticultural College and Research Institute-HC and RI Periyakulam is established in 1990. The college is located at Periyakulam, in the National High Way in Tamil Nadu. The famous Upper Pulney hill ranges featuring nearby offers natural beauty and scenic frontage to this unique institute. Geographically, the college campus is situated at 10 N latitude with an elevation of 300m MSL. The edaphoclimatic conditions are quite congenial for the cultivation of an array of horticultural crops. Horticultural College and Research Institute-HC and RI Periyakulam provides both teaching and research opportunities and technology transfer of high order in an exceptionally pleasant environment. Over 90.15 hectares of college farm lands cater to the needs of teaching, research, training, seed production and plant propagation activities. This is one of the leading full-fledged institutes providing horticultural education in Peninsular India.

A Fruit Research Station was set up in 1957 at Periyakulam, with a view to meet the needs and aspirations of the fruit crops growing farmers of the erstwhile Madurai district. In the year 1971, Horticultural Research Station, Periyakulam, was developed which marked the expansion of the research mandate to all major horticultural crops. Horticultural College and Research Institute-HC and RI Periyakulam has made a commendable progress in fruits and vegetable research consequently the centre was upgraded in 1990 as a full-fledged teaching and research institute. This formed the basis for the blossoming of the present multi-faceted renowned campus.

Horticultural College and Research Institute-HC and RI Periyakulam provides Laboratory, Sports, Library, and Computer.

Horticultural College and Research Institute-HC and RI Periyakulam offers Under-graduate teaching program has sprung up since then and the college included post-graduate programs in 1993. The student’s intake at present is 75 in the UG program as against 40 at the time of inception. This Institute was accredited in 1999 by the National Accreditation Board as per the advice of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.

Horticultural College and Research Institute-HC and RI Periyakulam imparts state-of-the-art in education in horticulture and allied sciences to equip students properly for a life which is rewarding in all senses. To serve as a centre of academic excellence in the area of under-graduate and post-graduate education in horticultural sciences, and to develop innovative concepts, hypotheses, and production technologies. To undertake basic and scientific research to gain insights in complex mechanisms that will lead to the evolution of new crop varieties, enhanced horticultural production, and preservation of environmental quality. To offer training and consultancy to farmers, entrepreneurs, and departmental functionaries.

Horticultural College and Research Institute-HC and RI Periyakulam is one of the recognized centres for breeder seed production of vegetable crops under ICAR's National Seed Project. The following vegetable crops are being undertaken as per the indent of Government of India, State Department of Agriculture and Horticulture, Research Stations and Private Seed Companies.

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