WHAT IS AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ?
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.
SCOPE OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
- 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:
Quality Assurance Officer
- 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