Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural Engineering

Degrees offered: B.E /B.Tech, B.Sc., B.Voc., Diploma, Dual Degree, M.B.A, M.E /M.Tech.

What is Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural engineering is one of the sub-fields of engineering. In simpler words, it is a fusion of agriculture and technology. India is an agro-based country which explains why the agricultural sector and its allied industries are so high in demand. This demand has led to the development of agricultural engineering courses where students learn about the Indian agricultural system and its encounter with technology. The growth prospects in the agricultural sector have increased the appeal of this course.

Given that Agriculture is regarded as the backbone of the Indian economy, this sector offers an aspirant a flourishing career. One can learn this branch of engineering through various technical courses such as Diploma, B.Tech, B.E. and M.Tech. Students are imparted expertise in these programs to succeed in the agricultural sector. Read on, read in depth about Agricultural Engineering, how to apply for it, required qualifications, and other details.

Agricultural Engineering Highlights




Doctoral Program

Agricultural Engineering Courses

B. Tech in Agricultural Engineering

M. Tech. in Agricultural and Food Engineering



PhD in Agricultural Engineering

B. E. in Agricultural Engineering

M. Tech. in Agricultural Engineering

Diploma in Agricultural Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture

Minimum Duration

3 Years

2 Years

3 Years

Maximum Duration

4 Years

2 Years

5 Years

Admission Criteria

Minimum 50% Aggregate Marks in Higher Senior Secondary

Minimum 50% Aggregate Marks in Undergraduate Course

Minimum 50% Aggregate Marks in Postgraduate Course

Minimum Fees

Rs. 40,000

Rs. 1,00,000

Rs. 50,000

Maximum Fees

Rs. 1,20,000

Rs. 3,20,000

Rs. 4,00,000

Minimum Salary (per month)

Rs. 15,000 per month

Rs. 40,000 per month

Rs. 60,000 per month

Maximum Salary (per month)

No upper limit for salary

No upper limit for salary

No upper limit for salary

Agricultural Engineering Jobs

Teacher, Assistant Supervisor, Tender Manager, Engineer Trainee, Junior Sales Manager

Lecturer/Professor, Farmland Designer, Senior Agricultural Supervisor, Senior Sales Manager

Agronomist, Researcher, Seed Specialist, Soil Specialist, Soil Inspector, Crop Inspector, Senior Supervisor

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Agricultural Engineering

Eligibility for Agricultural Engineering for Undergraduate courses

  • For B. Tech in Agricultural Engineering or B.E in Agricultural Engineering, students must have passed their 10+2 or equivalent level examination from a recognised education board in India. Students applying for this course must belong to the Science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) stream in their higher secondary level. Students with Physics, Chemistry and Biology at their 10+2 level can also apply.

  • The minimum marks required at the 10+2 level for applying to this course varies from one college to another. Generally, the minimum marks required for general category stands between 45 percent - 50 percent, while for SC/ST category, the minimum marks required is 40 percent -45 percent.

  • The final result for admission to this course is based on students’ 10+2 level results and entrance exam scores.

Eligibility for Agricultural Engineering at Postgraduate Level

  • In order to take admission in the PG level agricultural engineering course, a student must have passed B. Tech/B. E or its corresponding equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 55%.

  • Most colleges take entrance tests as well. GATE and Indian Council of Agricultural Research All India Entrance Examination-PG are two of the most common entrance exams for PG level agricultural engineering courses.

Eligibility for Diploma in Agricultural Engineering

  •  The basic requirement is that the student must have passed Class 10 exams from a recognised board in India with not less than 50% in total and a minimum of 35% in science, mathematics and English. Relaxation of about 5% is offered for reserved categories.

  •   Students may also need to appear for an entrance examination.

Eligibility for PhD in Agricultural Engineering

  • The basic requirement is an M. Tech/M. E degree in Agricultural Engineering with not less than 60% aggregate.

  • PhD entrance exams like NET should also be cleared.

Agricultural Engineering Entrance Exams

Most of the colleges in India conduct entrance exams for various levels of admission to agricultural engineering. Some entrance exams are held at the national level and some at state levels. Below is a list of some of the most common and popular entrance exams for agricultural engineering:

1. Indian Council of Agricultural Research All India Entrance ExaminationThe Indian Council of Agricultural Research conducts this entrance exam for UG, PG, and PhD courses available across 75 agricultural universities including various state universities, fisheries and horticultural universities, and many more.

2.  Engineering Agricultural & Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET): The states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana conduct AP EAMCET and TS EAMCET, respectively,  to admit students into various agricultural and medical courses.

3. Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test (OUATET): Orissa University of Agricultural and Technology is one of the oldest and most prestigious agricultural universities in India.  It conducts entrance exams for agricultural aspirants for UG, PG and PhD courses.

4. Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE): BCECE is a state-level examination conducted by the state of Bihar. Candidates seeking admission to agricultural engineering and pharmaceuticals in colleges of Bihar can register for this examination.

5. Karnataka Common Entrance Test: Karnataka Common Entrance Test is a state-level examination conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority. The entrance test is for students seeking admission into agricultural courses in undergraduate level colleges in Karnataka. 

Scope of Agricultural Engineering in India and Abroad

Advancement in technology has changed every field today, and agriculture is no exception. Agriculture and its allied industries play a very important role in the economic sector of India. In order to bring about development and technological advancement in the agricultural sector of India, agricultural engineers are in high demand. Government has been paying a lot of attention to bring the agricultural system of India at a global level, and this cannot be fulfilled without the contribution of agricultural engineers. New agricultural designs, methods and equipment have been emerging at domestic levels and international levels by the help of agricultural engineers who are changing the face of agriculture in the global market. The current demands of water and soil conservation, designing canals, storing food facilities, supervision of agricultural processes, designing farming equipment and farms are met by agricultural engineers only.

Course Fees Agricultural Engineering

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
90.00 K
B.E /B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering at Mangayarkarasi College of Engineering, Madurai
36.05 K
B.E /B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
12.40 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering at ITM University, Gwalior
10.58 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Agricultural Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
80.00 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Agricultural Engineering at Singhania University, Jhunjhunu
24.02 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Agricultural Engineering at Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University Samastipur
12.50 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Agricultural Engineering at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Shirpur
4.44 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
2.45 Lakhs
Ph.D in Agricultural Engineering at OPJS University, Rajgarh
45.75 K
Ph.D in Agricultural Engineering at College of Technology and Engineering, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur
2.45 Lakhs
Ph.D in Agricultural Engineering at OPJS University, Rajgarh
1.84 Lakhs
Ph.D in Agricultural Engineering at College of Technology and Engineering, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur
65.10 K
Diploma in Agricultural Engineering at Sri BalaKrishna Polytechnic College, Salem
4.05 K
Diploma in Agricultural Engineering at Murshidabad Institute of Technology, Murshidabad
1.55 Lakhs
Diploma in Agricultural Engineering at Raffles University, Neemrana
33.30 K
Diploma in Agricultural Engineering at Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad

Course Subjects

Agricultural engineering is no less than science- it involves the combination of chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and a lot more about the environment around us. In order to make the best agricultural engineer out of you, colleges have curated a very special curriculum with all the needs and specifics in mind. The course content of an agricultural engineering course consists of –

1.      Engineering Physics

2.      Engineering Mathematics

3.      Engineering Chemistry

4.      Engineering Mechanics

5.      Crop Production Technology

6.      Tractor System and Control

7.      Irrigation and Drainage System

8.      Farm Machinery and Equipment

9.      Dairy and Food Engineering

10.  Watershed Hydrology

11.  Environmental Studies

12.  Environmental Engineering

Careers in Agricultural Engineering

With the rapid integration of technology and adoption of environmentally-friendly practices, agricultural engineering promises excellent career opportunities. The demand for agricultural produce is on a steady rise with increase in the national population. But with limited land under cultivation, professionals are in high demand to maximize the output from the land resources. You can expect a rewarding career in a diverse range of profiles under agricultural engineering with various options for specialization available to be pursued. Moreover, you can also explore job opportunities in government departments, PSU’s and private companies after pursuing a professional degree in agricultural engineering.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

After completing the agricultural engineering program in college, one can find career opportunities in various avenues like agriculture-based industries, colleges and universities, training schools and programs, research centres, management, environmentalists and many more. Many of the recruitments are done through placement cells in various colleges.


Job Profile

Job Description


Agricultural Consultant

One can work as an agricultural consultant for various agro-based industries, private and public.


Seed Production Specialist

One can work as a seed specialist for various seed manufacturing companies.


Agriculture Officer

One can work as an agricultural officer, ensuring that agricultural activities are according to the state and centre’s regulations.


Production Manager

As a production manager, one has to make sure that the agricultural products are produced on time at low costs and are of high quality.


Farm Manager

As a farm manager, one has to ensure that production processes in a farm are done perfectly.


Food Researcher

Food Researcher has to research different varieties of food and see if they meet the quality standards.


Site Engineer

A site engineer has to maintain safety regulation for any on-going site work and has to make sure that all the technical and material needs are fulfilled for site development.


Crop Specialist

A crop specialist works on crops and researches on them. The main aim is to develop methods to yield more crops and of the highest quality.


Sales Representative in Agro-based Industries

The sales representative has to ensure that a certain number of agricultural products produced by a certain industry are sold in the market.


Agricultural Food Scientist

Agricultural food scientists have to research crops and food production and conduct experiments on them.


Agricultural Inspector

An agricultural inspector checks the quality of the crops and makes sure that the products meet the health standards.



An agronomist has to research and work on soil management and production of crops.



Horticulturist works on garden cultivation and management of crop production.


Engineer Trainee

In order to learn your role as an engineer and gain experience in successful engineering companies, you can enrol yourself as an engineer trainee.


Soil and Water Conservationist

Soil and water conservationists work towards saving water and soil by developing measures.


 Soil Engineer

A soil engineer works towards developing high-quality soil and maintaining the soil profile and so on.


Natural Resource Manager Engineer

As a Natural Resource Engineer, one will have to work towards sustainable use of natural resources like land, water, and soil.


Tender Management Engineer

As a tender management engineer, one has to maintain the proposal for supply and demand of various agricultural products.



As a lecturer/professor, one gets to teach agricultural engineering in colleges and schools.


Agricultural Project Engineer

One has to work on a variety of projects like establishment of a farm; implementation of soil conservation methods and so on.


Agricultural Engineering Top Recruiters

With the growing prospects in agriculture, there are many companies that recruit agricultural engineers in large numbers. Some of these companies are –

  • ITC Limited
  • Nestle
  • Parle
  • Amul Dairy
  • Britannia
  • Proagro Seeds
  • AgroTech Food
  • Farming Industry Consultants
  • Pradan

Required Skillset for Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural engineering deals with the development of the infrastructure to support the growth and advancement of the agricultural sector in India. Ranging from machinery to infrastructure, agricultural engineering requires students to be resourceful, imaginative, and extremely motivated. Here are a few skills that they must have:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Mathematical skills
  • Time Management
  • Communication skills
  • People Management
  • Quick in Visualizing

Course Curriculum for Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural engineering is a highly technical field that requires proper understanding of key concepts in physics, biology, geography, and mathematics. The curriculum for agricultural engineering courses at all levels is designed to offer the students a realistic perspective of the practical requirements of the field. While the exact course curriculum might vary across educational institutions and the level of the degree, the key components can be enumerated as follows: - 

  • Reservoir and pond designing

  • Soil and water engineering

  • Wasteland management

  • Environmental engineering

  • Farm machinery management

  • Power engineering

  • Integrated watershed management

  • Livestock management

  • Using latest technology for higher productivity 

Questions related to Agricultural Engineering

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namaste sir/mam mera nam kuldeep hai mene BHU PET MSC Ag in soil science soil water and conservation se entrance 2020 m diya hai hai jisme meri Genral rank 257 OBC rank 124 or open male rank 167 hai kya mujhe BHU me soil and water conservation me free ya paid seat mil skti hai

Reeyaa Saxena 28th Sep, 2020

Hello. Congrats on securing this ranks. You will definitely get a paid seat .

Just check out the main official site which can tell you the perfect cuttoff. So as to avail any kind of scholarship or maybe you can get a free seat.

Hope that helps!


I get 191 general rank and 91 obc rank in Msc Ag can i get even paid seat in bhu

Akansha 28th Sep, 2020

Telling about BHU Msc agriculture course general rank 191 and OBC rank 91 what is chance


will I get ag bsc seat if I get 50 marks in eamcet,and my caste is bc -d,do I get any reservation

shri.shantanu20 26th Sep, 2020


As your score is low for getting admission in college for Bachelor's of science, Agriculture. There are no such other reservations available for the caste you mentioned. You can check certain colleges and universities offering bachelor's of science in Agriculture at Careers360 portal and also compare colleges before taking admission in best one.

Thank You!


how much rank i get in icar to join in acharya Ng ranga agriculture University bapatla for ag bsc?


Hello Akurathi ,

I think there is no particular ranks and cut off needed to join in Bsc Agriculture at Acharya ng ranga  agriculture university . You have to secure good marks in (10+2) So here i am providing the college link please go through it for more information on this .

Here you can find College fee , Courses offered , Student reviews , Admission process , Eligibility , Ratings / Rankings e.t.c.

I think this answer will help you lot .

All the best !!!


sir I got 65 marks in Ap eamcet and 593/600 are my ipe marks. l am from EWS ocfemale non farmer category. can I get seat in ag bsc.

shri.shantanu20 27th Sep, 2020


According to your marks in AP EAMCET, you are eligible to get admission in the colleges offering Bsc Agriculture. visit the official website of exam conducting body for updates in rank card and counselling information. You can also check CAREERS360 portal to compare colleges before taking admission.

Thank You!

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