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Oldest Institution of Tamil Nadu RAJA VEDA PATASALA - 1542 AD
@ Kumbakonam

Raja Veda patasala was found in the year 1542 AD by illustrious statesman and Chief Minister for 3 Nayak kings of Thanjavur - Advaitha Vidyacharya Maharaja SAheb Sri Givinda Deekshithar. It was a well known center of higher learning of vedas and allied subjects. In the year 1972 His Holiness and the then Kanchi Sage Jagadgur Sri Chandrasekarandra Saraswathi Swamigal formed a society to manage and nurture this ancient institution. The work was entrusted to Brahmastri Dr. V.R. Lakshmikantha Sarma an emient scholarand ayurveda sironmani. Under his guidance and able adminstration the Patasala regained its pristine glory. At Present there are above 250 students studying Rig, Krishna Yajur, Sukila Yajur and sama veda under eminet veda adhyapakas.








Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute
Aduthurai 612 101, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : 91-435-2472098 (O); 2472108
E.mail : dirtrri@tnau.ac.in


  • 1912 Started as Research Station at Manganallur
  • 1922 Shifted to Aduthurai as Agricultural Research Station
  • 1962 Upgraded as Regional Research Station
  • 1973 University Research Centre (TNAU) started
  • 1981 State Regional Research Station and University Research Centre merged and named as Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute and brought under TNAU .
  • 1985 Elevated as Directorate

Extent               :           64 hectares

Latitude                                   :           110 N
Longitude                                 :           790 E
Altitude                                    :           19.5 m MSL
Average Rainfall                       :           1139.0 mm
Soil                                          :           Alluvial clay
pH                                           :           About 7.5 (normal)
Irrigation                                   :           Borewells / filter points and Veera Chozhan channel


    To meet the research requirements of the region with the help of existing Agricultural Colleges and Research centres

    • To perform lead function for rice and rice based cropping system research
    •  Acts as Co-ordinating Research Centre for rice in Tamil Nadu State, Directorate of Rice Research (Hyderabad), CRRI (Cuttack) and IRRI (Philippines)
    • To coordinate the research programmes of all the stations of the state on rice and rice based cropping system research
    • To serve as testing and verification centre for the technologies developed at other stations and applicable to the region
    • Organizing need based training programmes for farmers, farm women, unemployed youth and women self help groups
    • Conducting front line demonstration (FLD) for popularizing improved varieties and technologies
    • Rendering farm advisory service
    • Attending to office call made by extension personnel, farmers etc.
    • Coordinating with other development departments like state department of agriculture, horticulture etc. in research and extension activities.



Tamil University Thanjavur

The Tamil University, Thanjavur, in Tamil Nadu, India, was established to provide higher research in the Tamil language and advanced study in allied branches such as linguistics, translation, lexicography, music, drama and manuscriptology. The well-designed and carefully planned Tamil University Art Gallery and Museum are not merely an assortment of museum pieces and artifacts but a unit systematically arranged to provide source material for original research work on socio-historic aspects of the Tamil people.he University is situated in a Sprawling campus of about 800 acres, generously granted by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Large buildings and blocks meant for the administrative and academic departments are located in the campus. The University Library, a replica of the Indian Parliament House in its structure is located prominently in the campus of the University

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