Agricultural Engineering relates to the science and technology of producing food grains. It applies principles of engineering science and technology to production and processing in the field of agriculture. Here the knowledge of agriculture principles gets combined with the disciplines of animal biology, plant biology and also principles of Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Chemical Engineering. BE/B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering is a 4-year programme.In this programme, the students basically study design of agricultural machinery and equipment; agricultural structures, agricultural resource management, surveying and land profiling. Subjects like climatology and atmospheric science; soil management and conservation including erosion and erosion control, seeding, tillage etc., are part of Agricultural Engineering. Harvesting and processing of crops, livestock production, and waste management are some of the areas of study in this programme. You can pursue M.Tech in Agricultural Engineering after successful completion of BE/B.Tech.


UG: You should have passed 10+2 in science stream (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) from a recognised board.Independent entrance tests for Agricultural Engineering are also held by the various state, central, and private universities which mostly require 50% as the prerequisite to appear for the test.

PG: A Bachelor's degree (B.E or B. Tech) in Agricultural Engineering along with a good score in entrance tests held for PG programme held by the various state, central, and private universities are required.



  • Jobs in tractor-manufactures, irrigation companies, fertiliser and seed companies, and dairy firms.
  • State agriculture departments recruit Agriculture Engineers at district and sub-district levels for processing, farm mechanisation etc.
  • Postgraduates can appear for Agricultural Research Service Exam conducted by Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board to become scientists.
  • After qualifying NET one can pursue teaching at colleges and universities as a lecturer.

Jobs available to fresh agricultural engineering graduates and postgraduates are:

Agricultural Officer

Quality Assurance Officer

Farm Manager

Research Engineer

Process Manager

Purchase Manager



  • Animal Production and Care
  • Biofuel Production and Utilisation
  • Crop production-seedling, Tillage and Irrigation Practices
  • Design of Agricultural Machinery, Equipment, and Structures
  • Energy Conservation
  • Environmental control systems, Cooling and Ventilation
  • Farm Safety, Security and Ergonomics
  • Post-harvest Processing, Handling and Storage
  • Precision Farming Technologies, Machine Vision, GPS
  • Soil, Animal and Water Conservation


  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 9.12 Lakhs Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
    Minimum Fees 0.147 Lakhs Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
    Degree Offered in UG
    B.E /Btech
  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 12.5 Lakhs Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Shirpur
    Minimum Fees 0.11 Lakhs Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur
    Degree Offered in PG
    M.E /Mtech.