Overview

Agricultural Engineering is about investigation of the science and innovation of creating nourishment grains. It applies ideas of Engineering science and innovation for assembling in the field of agriculture and nourishment preparing. Agricultural Engineering is also related with the Construction and Improvement of Farming Equipment, Design and Machinery.

Agricultural engineers incorporate technology with farming. for a case, they design new and upgraded farming equipment that may work all the more proficiently, or perform new assignments. they may likewise help engineer solutions for pollution control at large farms. Some agricultural engineers are developing new types of bio gas from non-food resources like green growth and agrarian waste. Such fills could financially occur of gas without jeopardizing the sustenance supply.

BE or B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering is a four-year course. subjects like Soil Management, Soil Erosion Control, Seeding and many others, are a part of Agricultural Engineering. Waste management is also studied in this course. A key purpose of this field is to increase the efficiency and sustainability of agricultural practices.

Agricultural engineers works in both:

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors



Courses & Eligibility

Eligibility To pursue a undergraduate degree in Agriculture Engineering a Student have to pass 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics as their major subject from a Recognized School Board. Entrance Exams for Agricultural Engineering are also held by the various State, Central, and Private Universities. 

The average tuition fee for this course fee between Rs. 50,000  to 1.5 Lacs. Course fee will be different for different colleges.

Course Curriculum

There are a lot of Subjects in Agricultural Engineering which one has to study. Below mentioned is the Prescribed Syllabus of the Agricultural Engineering by AICTE.

SEMESTER  I

1. Language (professional Comm. in English
2. Engineering Chemistry
3. Engineering Physics
4. Mathematics
5 Engineering Mechanics
6. Basic Electrical Engineering

(PRACTICAL/DRAWING/DESIGN)
7. Chemistry/Physics Lab.
8. Engineering Mechanics/ Electrical Laboratory
9. Engineering Graphic
10. Workshop Practice – I

SEMESTER  II

1. Introduction to Computing
2. Environment and Ecology
3. Engineering Physics II
4. Mathematics II
5  Engineering Thermodynamics
6. Basic Electronics

(PRACTICAL/DRAWING/DESIGN)
7. Basic Electronics Lab.
8. Computer Programming Lab.
9. Engineering Graphics II (M/C Drawing)
10. Workshop Practice II
SEMESTER III

1. Introduction to Computing
2. Environment and Ecology
3. Engineering Physics II
4. Mathematics II
5  Engineering Thermodynamics
6. Basic Electronics

(PRACTICAL/DRAWING/DESIGN)
7. Basic Electronics Lab.
8. Computer Programming Lab.
9. Engineering Graphics II (M/C Drawing)
10. Workshop Practice II


SEMESTER  IV

Hydrology
Soil   Mechanics
I.C. Engines
Kinematics   and Dynamics
Electrical   Machines
Crop   Production

(PRACTICAL/DRAWING/DESIGN)
Hydrology
I.C. Engines
Kinematics   and Dynamics
Electrical   Machines
SEMESTER V

Management   Science
Surveying and   Levelling
Agriculture   Engineering Structures & Rural Engineering
Post-Harvest   Engineering
Soil and   Water Conservation Engineering
Building   Materials and Structural Design

(PRACTICAL/DRAWING/DESIGN)
Surveying and   Levelling
Agriculture   Engineering Structures & Rural Engineering
Post-Harvest   Engineering
Building   Materials and Structural Design
SEMESTER VI

Pumps  Engineering & Hydraulic Control
Ground Water and Well Engineering
Irrigation Engineering
Farm   Machinery
Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
Machine  Design

(PRACTICAL/DRAWING/DESIGN)
Pumps   Engineering & Hydraulic Control
Farm  Machinery / Irrigation Engineering
Ground Water and Well Engineering
Refrigeration   and Air-conditioning


SEMESTER  IV

Agriculture   and Environment Engineering
Tractors and  Power Units
Dairy and  Food Processing Operations
Open Elective
Profession   Elective I


(PRACTICAL/DRAWING/DESIGN)
Agriculture   and Environment Engineering
Tractors and  Power Units
Dairy and  Food Processing Operations

SEMESTER V

Drainage   Engineering
Food   Products and Process Technology
Instrumentation   and Control Engineering in Agriculture
Professional   Elective II
Professional   Elective III


(PRACTICAL/DRAWING/DESIGN)
Project I


Career Prospect

A person who has done Agricultural Engineering can work in diverse fields. Some of the Main fields where they can work are:

  • Departments of Agricultural Engineering
  • Minor irrigation projects
  • Agricultural machinery manufacturing organizations
  • Tea gardens
  • Food Corporation of India
  • National Seeds Corporations
  • Dairy, food, agro industries
  • Agricultural finance corporations
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • National Dairy Development Board
  • NABARD and other banks
  • Agricultural Universities
  • Non-government voluntary organizations
  • Consultancies
  • Manufacturing agricultural implements
  • Processing agricultural products
  • Water management
  • Area development projects

Pay & Remuneration

An agricultural engineers can receive good pay package at the beginning itself. The pay amount depends on the status of the industry and experience, qualification and ability of the employee. Agricultural Engineers can find jobs both in India and abroad. 

A fresher Graduate Agricultural Engineer can easily  get pay between Rs.15,000 to Rs. 35,000 per Month, which keeps on growing along with the work experience

Famous Personalities

There are many Persons who have made a mark in the field of Agricultural Engineering. Some of the Famous Personalities are:

  • George Harrison Shull (April 15, 1874 - September 28, 1954)
  • Henry A. Wallace (October 7, 1888 - November 18, 1965)
  • Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907 - April 14, 1964)
  • Robert Fraley (birthdate: 1953)
  • John Deere (February 7, 1804 - May 17, 1886)
  • Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 - January 8, 1825)
  • Cyrus McCormick (February 15, 1809 - May 13, 1884)
  • George Washington Carver (January 1864 - January 5, 1943)
  • Norman Borlaug (March 25, 1914 - September 12, 2009)
  • Fritz Haber (9 December 1868 - 29 January 1934)

Top Colleges in India

There are some best colleges for agricultural engineering  is given here:

Top Colleges in India
1.National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal Haryana
2.Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi
3.Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana Punjab
4.Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar Haryana
5.Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, Bareilly

6.University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bengaluru
7.Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
8.G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUA&T), Pantnagar, Uttarakhand
9.Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana Punjab
10.Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TNV&ASU), Chennai Tamil Nadu