Directorate of Extension Education

Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC)


Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC) was established by Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University under the financial assistance of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for developing co-ordination and intensive interaction between the researchers and technology users. This centre aims at developing linkage between the research institution and farmers. ATIC started functioning from 01.12.1999 at the Directorate of Extension Education, TANUVAS, Chennai-600 051.


ATIC, Kattupakkam is located at a distance of 15 kms from Tambaram towards Chengalpattu near SRM University, Potheri and opposite to PGRIAS campus, kattupakkam.


  • To provide a single window delivery system for the information, services and products developed from this University to the needy farmers
  • To facilitate easy access to the farmers to the Institutional resources available in terms of technology, products like different strains of livestock, poultry and fodder seeds, planting materials, animal clinic and other diagnostic services
  • Providing mechanism of feedback for the technologies disseminated and to serve as a link between the research institute and the end users


Technology Dissemination


The information on livestock farming, agriculture and fisheries required by the farmers/ entrepreneurs were made available by the centre through the sale of University published books, ICAR published books, pamphlets/leaflets/folders, etc., produced by the ATIC and other units of the University.

Information facility


This centre also has a library facility in which farm magazines, journals, books and News letters of various Universities are made available for the reference by the farmers, entrepreneurs and other stake holders.


  • Technical Advisory Services
    • Technical advises and consultancy in person, through letter, telephone and e-mail.
  • Diagnostic Services
    • Disease diagnostic services for livestock, poultry and agricultural crops were provided with assistance from the technical staff of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kattupakkam.
  • Demo Plots
    • Demo plots of fodder seeds namely Fodder Sorghum, Maize, Desmanthus, Stylosanthes, Guinea grass, Calopogonium were developed at ATIC for the benefit of farmers visiting ATIC.

Cumbu Napier Grass


Technological Inputs / Products

  • Fodder seeds like Fodder Sorghum, Desmanthus, Stylosanthes, Guinea Grass, Cow pea, Horticultural saplings, Fodder tree saplings and other planting materials are made available for the sale for the farmers.
  • Mineral salt lick for livestock were sold for the farmers and entrepreneurs.
  • Products of University Innovation and instrumentation center (UIIC) and TRPVP products of TANUVAS were sold to the farmers and entrepreneurs.

The following books and DVDs published by TANUVAS, in the local dialect, are available for sales:

    List of Books for Sale

    • Layer farming
    • Broiler farming
    • Dairy farming
    • Goat farming
    • Turkey farming
    • Rabbit farming
    • Pig farming
    • Mushroom cultivation
    • Animal welfare
    • Agro forestry products in livestock and poultry feeds
    • Meat and meat products
    • Milk and milk products
    • Green fodder for livestock
    • Etho-veterinary practices for livestock
    • Entrepreneurial avenues for livestock products
    • Brochure on admission procedure and carrier opportunities
    • Freshwater ornamental fish culture.

    Video DVDs for sale

    • Dairy farming
    • Infertility of cattle
    • Goat farming
    • Poultry farming
    • Integration of livestock
    • Turkey farming
    • Japanese Quail farming
    • Broiler farming
    • Backyard poultry farming
    • Commercial poultry farming

Agricultural Technology Information Centre
Kattupakkam – 603 203
Kancheepuram District
Phone : +91-9940542371