Was born in 1945, October 15, in Vayots Dzor region (former Eghegnadzor), village Elpin. In 1962 finished secondary school with medal. In 1963 entered Armenian Agricultural Institute, Faculty of Farm Mechanization, Department of Transportation. In October of 1968, after graduating the Institute with Honorary Diploma was appointed as engineer of Technical Department in Auto Transportation Ministry in Armenian SSR. In 1969 was enlisted in the army. After demobilizing from the army in May of 1970, continued working in the Ministry of Auto Transportation. In September of 1971 was transferred to the former Agricultural Institute and was appointed as head of laboratory in the Chair of Material Resistance. In 1977 was elected as an assistant in the same chair, in 1979 defended candidate dissertation and in 1983 received scientific degree of Docent. In 1997 defended doctoral dissertation and in 2002 received scientific degree of Professor. In 1980 was appointed as head of Preparatory Department in the former Agricultural Institute. In 1994, after Armenian Agricultural Academy was formed, was appointed as Dean of Distance Learning, and in 1997 was appointed as head of the Department with the status of Vice-rector. In June of 1998 was appointed as Rector of Armenian Agricultural Academy (now Armenian National Agrarian University), in July of 2007 was re-elected in the same position. On March 12, 2012 has been re-elected in the position of Rector of the “Armenian National Agrarian University” foundation. Since 2006 is corresponding member of National Academy of Sciences of the RA. In 2011 was awarded with Title of Honored Worker of Science of the Republic of Armenia. In December of 2014 was selected as Full Member of National Academy of Sciences of the RA. A. Tarverdyan is author of 33 patents for invention. Generally, the results of his researches are summarized in 185 scientific works, 8 of which are monographs, 2 are textbooks. In result hard work he founded his school of agricultural mechanics with different directions of research and prospects. Under his guidance 16 candidate and 6 doctorate dissertations have been defended.