WHAT IS AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ?

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.
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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.

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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:

Agricultural Officer

Quality Assurance Officer

Farm Manager

Research Engineer

Process Manager

Purchase Manager

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COURSE SUBJECTS

  • 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 LEVEL DETAILS

  • 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
    B.Sc.
  • 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.
    M.Sc.

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Akash ds 1 day ago

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Akash DsLast Seen: 1 day 1 hour agoJoined on: 10-Jul-2019Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: Class 12

Can pcmc students can take bsc ag

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Ayush Tyagi 1 day ago

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Hello dear aspirant

Yes,  a PCB student can definitely opt for B.Sc Agriculture.

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shubham 1 day ago

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ShubhamLast Seen: 1 hour 41 min agoJoined on: 11-Jun-2019Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 12

Sir gate ke alaba or kon kon si exam hai jiske jariye agricultural engineering me m.tech kar saku example 1.gate 2. jrf or kon kon si hai

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Ritab sinha 1 day ago

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Ritab SinhaLast Seen: 1 day 1 hour agoJoined on: 30-May-2019Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation
Hi ! There are several exams. JRF-NET, NET, JEFET Are all the exams through which you can do m.tech in agricultural engineering or any other higher degree in agricultural. But generally gate exam is m...Read More
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ABDUL NAZAR PVLast Seen: 1 hour 57 min agoJoined on: 07-Jul-2019Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: In Graduation

What are the procedures to get admission for B.TECH AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING IN KERALA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

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Sanjeet SachdevaLast Seen: 8 hours 54 min agoJoined on: 03-Jun-2019Education Interest: LawEducation Level: In Graduation
Hello aspirant, B. Tech agricultural engineering is a 4 years course in Kerala agricultural university with 60 seats intake. To get admission you should clear and secure a good rank in entrance t...Read More

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Emrys MorningstarLast Seen: 3 days 3 hours agoJoined on: 11-Jun-2019Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: In Graduation

Is B.Sc. Ag a subject to get scholarship through KVPY?

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RUCHI RAJ 3 days ago

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RUCHI RAJLast Seen: 11 hours 33 min agoJoined on: 26-May-2018Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: In Graduation
Hello aspirant.KVPY offers a wide variety of courses in Science stream (Biology/Maths) on which you can get a scholarship in graduation if you clear the KVPY exam and I am sorry to disappoint you but ...Read More
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Is keralite can't join for b.tech agricultural engineering in TNAU

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satyam saran 4 days ago

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Satyam SaranLast Seen: 11 hours 6 min agoJoined on: 26-May-2017Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation
Going through the information brochure, I found your answer. I am quoting it exactly,Nativity:-Candidates of Tamil Nadu Nativity only will be considered for admission. However, candidates who have stu...Read More