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Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural Engineering is the area of engineering concerned with the design, construction and improvement of farming equipment and machinery.  Agricultural engineers integrate technology with farming. For example, they design new and improved farming equipment that may work more efficiently or perform new tasks. They design and build agricultural infrastructures such as dams, water reservoirs, warehouses, and other structures. They may also help engineer solutions for pollution control at large farms. Some agricultural engineers are developing new forms of biofuels from non-food resources like algae and agricultural waste. Such fuels could economically and sustainably replace gasoline without jeopardising the food supply.


Area of Study

It covers a wide range of areas dealing with Farm Machinery and Power,  Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Agricultural process Engineering,  Post-Harvest Technology.


Areas of interest to Agricultural Engineers

  • The design of agricultural machinery, equipment, and structures
  • Environmental control systems, cooling and ventilation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Crop production-seeding, tillage and irrigation practices
  • Soil & water conservation
  • Animal production and care
  • Biofuel production and utilisation on the farm
  • Post-harvest processing, handling and storage
  • Precision farming technologies, machine vision, GPS
  • Farm operations and management
  • Farm safety, security and ergonomics

Agricultural engineers are employed as:

  • Machinery Designers
  • Precision Agriculture Applications Engineers
  • Researchers (ARS)
  • Extension Specialists
  • Land Development Engineers
  • Structure Designers
  • Electrification and Power Systems Designers
  • Environmental Controls Engineers

Institutes – Agricultural Engineering


Agricultural Engineering UG Courses

1 Agribusiness Management and Trade 3(3+0)
2 Agricultural Structures and Environmental Control 3(2+1)
3 Agriculture for Engineers 4 (3+1)
4 Applied Electronics and Instrumentation 3(2+1)
5 CAD-CAM Machine Drawing and Computer Graphics 3(1+2)
6 Computer programming and Data Structures 3(1+2)
7 Crop Process Engineering 3(2+1)
8 Dairy and Food Engineering 3(2+1)
9 Design and maintenance of greenhouse 3(2+1)
10 Design of Structures 3(2+1)
11 Development of Processed Products & Equipments3(2+1)
12 Drainage Engg.2(1+1)
13 Drying and Storage Engineering 4(3+1)
14 Electrical Circuits 3(2+1)
15 Electrical MC’s and Power Utilization 3(2+1)
16 Engineering Chemistry 3 (2+1)
17 Engineering Mathematics – I 3(3+0)
18 Engineering Mathematics – III 3(3+0)
19 Engineering Mathematics-II 3(3+0)
20 Engineering Mechanics 3(2+1)
21 Engineering Physics
22 Engineering Properties of Biological Materials and Food Quality 3(2+1)
23 Entrepreneurship Development and Com. Skill 3(2+1)
24 Environmental Engineering 3(2+1)
25 Environmental Science 3(3+0)
26 Farm Machinery and Equipment II
27 Farm Machinery and Equipment-I 3(2+1)
28 Farm Power
29 Farm Power & Machinery Management 3(2+1)
30 Field Operation and Maintenance of Tractors and Farm Machinery-II 2(1+1)
31 Fluid Mechanics 3(2+1)
32 Food Packaging Technology 3(2+1)
33 Food Processing Plant Design & Layout 2(1+1)
34 Ground Water Wells and Pumps 3(2+1)
35 Gulley & Ravine Control Structures 3(2+1)
36 Heat and Mass Transfer 2(2+0)
37 Human Engg. & Safety 2(1+1)
38 Irrigation Engineering 4(3+1)
39 Machine Design 3(2+1)
40 Mechanics of Tillage and Traction 3(2+1)
41 Micro Irrigation Systems Design 3(2+1)
42 Production Technology of Agricultural Machinery 3(2+1)
43 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 3(2+1)
44 Renewable Energy Sources 3(2+1)
45 Renewable Energy Technology 3(2+1)
46 Soil Mechanics 3(2+1)
47 Strength of Material 3(2+1)
48 Surveying and Levelling 3(1+2)
49 System Engineering 3(3+0)
50 Theory of Machines 3(2+1)
51 Thermodynamics and Heat Engine 4(3+1)
52 Tractor System and Control
53 Waste and by Product Utilisation
54 Watershed Hydrology 3(2+1)
55 Watershed Planning and Management 3(2+1)
56 Workshop Technology

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Naresh Bishnoi