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Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam, Tamil Nadu
Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam, Tamil Nadu
Address:constituent colleges of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Periyakulam (District Periyakulam)
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPin Code : 625604
Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam Tamil Nadu is Dr. V. Ponnuswami.
Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam Tamil Nadu is situated in Periyakulam of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Periyakulam comes under Periyakulam Tehsil, Periyakulam District.
Fax # of Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam Tamil Nadu is +91-4546-231726.
Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam Tamil Nadu is (are) : +91-4546-231319, 231422.
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Contact Details of Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-4546-234661, 231422
Direct: Telephone: +91-4546-233225
Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Horticultural, Misc stream(s).
Horticultural College and Research Institute is affiliated with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
Profile of Horticultural College and Research InstituteGENESIS
The Horticultural College & Research Institute (HC & RI), one of the constituent colleges of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, is located at Periyakulam, on the Theni-Dindigul high way in Tamil Nadu State (NH). The famous upper Pulney hill ranges featuring nearby offer natural beauty and scenic frontage to this unique Institute. Geographically, the College campus is situated at 10?N latitude with an elevation of 300m above MSL. The climatic conditions are quite congenial for cultivation of a wide array of horticultural crops. This Institute provides both teaching and research opportunities of high order in an exceptionally pleasant environment. The College Campus encompasses over 100 hectares of farm lands to cater to? the needs of teaching, research, training, seed production and plant propagation activities. This is the only full-fledged Institute providing horticulture education in Southern Peninsular India.
Genesis and Growth
A Fruit Research Station was set up in 1957 at Periyakulam, with a view to meet the needs and aspirations of the fruit growers of the erstwhile Madurai district. In the year 1971, Horticultural Research Station (HRS), Periyakulam, was developed which marked the expansion of the research mandate to all major horticultural crops. Commendable progress in fruit and vegetable research is achieved. The centre was upgraded in 1990 as a full-fledged teaching and research institute.
The Horticultural College and Research Institute (HC&RI), a constituent college of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, is located at Periyakulam, in the National High Way (45 B) 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. This institute 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.
Low cost polyhouse is available at HC & RI, Periyakulam. The climate is not fully controlled which is made of GI pipe and U.V. stabilized 200-micron thick plastic film is normally used for coverage.
Shadenet house of different percent shades are available for reducing the temperature. Under this structure planting materials especially in fruit crops are produced and hardened.
It is a propagation structure provided with mist system and covered with high-density polyethylene sheets. Intermittent mist systems are widely used for rooting of soft wood, semi hardwood, hardwood and herbaceous cuttings.
Green house available at HC &RI Periyakulam is a fully automatic environmental controlled structure to get optimum growth and productivity. It is meant for variety of applications, the majority being, off-season growing of vegetables, floriculture, planting material acclimatization and varietals improvement.
Modern Nursery Complex
One of the most modern nursery complex in India was established in the campus during the year 2001 with the financial assistance of Tamil Nadu Government. The complex consisted of a shade net house, mist chamber and close planting of sapota
The issue culture laboratory established in 1999-2000 is well equipped and has all the facilities for carrying out basic work on plant tissue culture. Currently wok on micropropagation of Banana, Plamyrah and Amla are in Progress.
Post Harvest Technology Lab is available to handle the classes and research for enhancing the post harvest shelf life of horticultural crops and also have the facility to import the hands on training to the farmers, entrepreneurs and self help groups (SHGs)
. There are 25 computers in practical lab and 30 computers in browsing centre.
. Students are allowed to browse from 7.30 am to 8 pm.
. Computers in the browsing centre were equiped with Linux server,WIFI connectivity and MS-Office, Visual Basic, oracle, C,C++, Open-Office softwares were installed.
. All the students hostels, examination hall were provided with wireless internet connectivity.
. Video conference lab has been established for the students.
. Regularly theory classes were video recorded to facilitate the students with virtual class mode.
. Library is the hub place of our college. Our library has a huge good collection of Textbooks, Reference books, Journals, Magazines, Backvolumes and Thesis in the Field of Horticulture and Allied Subjects.
. There are six thousand six hundred and forty nine books in the library.
. The goal of the library is the extend all support for outstanding performance in education, Research and other academic and scientific activities carried out in the college.
The mission of the library is to acquire information , process , organize, disseminate and preserve the information to the users.
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