Career In Potential In Agricultural Engineering In India

Shiza Sana
Post Category : Agriculture

5/15/2019 4:24:49 PM

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Career In Potential In Agricultural Engineering In India

INTRODUCTION

Agricultural Engineering is rapid fast growing Branch of engineering. This discipline of engineering focus on the development of different farming tools and machineries to improve farming methods and techniques. It works towards the improvement and advancement of agriculture industry. The key role of an agricultural engineer is to improve efficiency and sustainability of agricultural practices.

Agricultural engineering comprises the use of various other engineering branches such as animal and plant biology, mechanical engineering, civil and Chemical engineering as well.

Agriculture engineers plan, supervise and manage different farm and agriculture related activities ranging from developing water control systems, irrigation to building dairy effluent schemes and assessing and interpreting research results.

Agricultural Engineering as an industry carries out multifarious activities like production, processing, transportation and storage of different agricultural commodities. Their main area of work is; farm equipment’s, soil and water conservation, drainage, irrigation, electricity and power conservation, rural structures.

Agriculture engineer’s work towards finding solutions to problems related to water management, livestock, food processing and other agriculture units.

 

ELIGIBILITY

To become an agricultural engineer the students require a Bachelor’s Degree (BE/B.Tech) degree or Master’s Degree (M.E. / M.Tech)

To pursue the degree students are required to meet the basic eligibility criteria i.e.:

10+2 or equivalent exam, with subjects Physics, Chemistry, maths and Preferably Biology.

 

ENTRANCE EXAMS

  • The Bachelor’s Degree it is a 4 year course. With the basic eligibility the students have to appear in various NATIONAL, STATE and UNIVERSITY LEVEL ENTRANCE EXAMS.
  • (ICAR) Indian Council of Agricultural Research Conducts a National Level exam for admission to B.Tech courses.
  • Apart from these exams there are separate State level exams/University exams conducted by various states for e.g. Uttar Pradesh (UPTU), Andhra Pradesh (EAMCET), and Karnataka (KCET) etc.
  • E. or M.Tech are 2 year course. Admission in these courses is through an Aptitude test i.e. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering).
  • To pursue a Master’s degree the student must have a minimum qualification of Bachelor’s in Engineering/ B.Tech/ B.E in Horticulture or its equivalent.
  • Whereas some institutes conduct their individual entrance exams.
  • After the master’s degree students can also opt for a 3 year Ph.D. degree.
  • Apart from Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes this course also offers Diploma Programmes with a duration of 2 years. With minimum Qualification of 10+2.

 

COURSES/FIELDS

  • B.E. Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering
  • M.Tech. Agricultural Water Engineering
  • B.E. Agricultural Engineering
  • Soil Conservation
  • B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering
  • Agriculture Sciences
  • B.Tech. Water Resource Engineering
  • Drainage
  • M.E. Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • Irrigation
  • M.E. Hydrology and water Resources engineering
 
  • M.Tech agricultural Engineering
 

 

SPECIALISATIONS

  • Agricultural equipment designing
  • Power and Energy Conservation
  • Dairy Management
  • Farm safety , security and Ergonomics
  • Processing of Agricultural products
  • Biofuel production and Utilization
  • Crop Production
  • Soil, Animal and water Conservation

 

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Research Organisation
  • Food Processing and Retail Industries
  • Educational Institutes
  • Sales and Management
  • Agrochemical Companies
  • Banks and Financial Organisations
  • Forestry Companies
  • NGO’s

 

COLLEGES

 

SALARY

An Agriculture Engineering Graduate gets an average salary of INR 20,000 – 25,000 per month at entry level.