The Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam is contributing towards the generation of human resources in the field of agriculture. Besides offering quality education, the College serves the farming community of Southern districts of Tamil Nadu through dedicated research in all frontier areas of agriculture and extension activities. It also provides a variety of expert services to the stake holders of this region.

The College was established in 1984 – 85 as the third constituent college of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. It was then upgraded as Agricultural College and Research Institute in 1989 and as Post-graduate institute in 1990. The college became a co-education campus in 1990-91.The institute has secured the best college award during 2002, 2005 and 2009 in TNAU.

Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam is one of the state’s premier institute for Generating human resource in the field of Agriculture. Spanning across an area of 461 Ha and set in the foothills of Vallanad which also a sanctuary for Blackbuck deer , it offers quality education and also plays a major role in the field of agriculture for Southern Tamil Nadu under the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.

The Institute in well developed with modern infrastructure facilities such as smart classroom; Conference Halls, seminar halls, digital library, Auditorium; Examination Halls and well equipped UG & PG Laboratories under Various department. The Students are provided Homely accommodation in the Hostel premises with Both Indoor & outdoor physical fitness center with Gym facility for its residents. This Institute hosts to research in Palmyra and other palm & forest crops apart for Agricultural or horticultural Crops for long term research.