This is the sixteenth Farm University in Independent India. Though it came into existence on June 1, 1971 its ancestry is much older to that of the earliest started Agricultural University in the country. The nucleus was an Agricultural Demonstration Farm started in 1868 in Saidapet, Madras, which was later shifted to Coimbatore in 1907 and became one of the internationally reputed Agricultural colleges in course of time. It is this Agricultural college that has been converted into the present Tamilnadu agricultural university. It is 5 km away from Coimbatore.