There was a long felt need to establish an Agricultural college at Theni district as it is a progressive agricultural tract with production of wide varieties of crops ranging from rice to cardamom. Cumbum basin which is the command area of periyar river and Vaigai dam is the main source of water for the irrigation of crops of this tract. As Theni district is at the base of western ghat, the soil and climate are conducive for agricultural crops.
The establishment of an agricultural college will create awareness among the farmers to adopt modern agro technology which will generate more yield of crops and will benefit the farmers of this district.
Agricultural education creates more avenue for employment both in public and corporate and banking sectors and self employment as entrepreneurs may inspire the youth to choose agriculture as their career. Many of the brilliant youth prefer agriculture to pursue IAS and IPS and top posts in public and private sector.
CAT provides an excellent career growth to the students to improve their academic achievements, develop their extracurricular skill and preparation for service examinations and ICAR junior fellowship coaching to pursue their higher studies.
CAT is a serene ,calm and free from distraction for the youth to concentrate in their studies. An ounce of hard work in CAT elevates a person to top level in social life.