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Agricultural Engineering

Overview 

Agricultural engineers are professionals who design and develop innovative agricultural operations and products techniques, systems, and tools. They are obliged to visit work sites in order to inspect whether the equipment or processes are functioning properly. Agricultural engineers combine farming with technology. They are developing new types of biofuels from non-food sources such as agricultural waste and algae. Some of the intriguing sectors they operate in include bioenergy production and conservation, farm mechanization, and water and soil conservation strategies.

- Career Scope in Agricultural Engineering

  • Agricultural Consultants

Agricultural consultants or advisers provide support, solutions, and guidance to their clients in order to guarantee that their enterprise or business runs as smoothly as possible.

  • Farm Managers

Dairy, crop, and animal producers are the most common types of farm management. Planning methods for maximum produce, farm administration, running machinery, organization of connected enterprises, and personnel management are all part of their responsibilities.

  • Free Lancers

As as entrepreneur you can work in agricultural firms, agriculture product shops and the agro-base industry.

  • Rural practice surveyor

A rural practice surveyor involved in rural land and property provides strategic and practical knowledge to a variety of clients.

  • Floriculturist

Floriculturists research how to develop leafy flowers and plants, as well as how to market them. Their area of expertise is interior/exterior landscape planning and design for recreational spaces, parks, industrial sites, retail malls, and other projects.

  • Government Sector Jobs

Agricultural engineers with specializations in sectors like as agricultural mechanization, food processing, soil conservation, and so on can find work in both state and federal government agencies.

  • Private Sector Jobs

Agribusiness, Agricultural Research, Agro Industry, Agricultural Journalism, Agricultural Education, floriculture, Agricultural Management, and Horticulture are all possible careers for agricultural engineering graduates.

 

- How to Opt a Career in Agricultural Engineering

Options Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
1 Clear Class XII in Science Stream with PCB/PCM (Mathematics is recommended) Pursue B. Tech in Agricultural Engineering for 4 years Pursue M. Tech in Agricultural Engineering for 2 years Pursue Ph.D for 2-3 years/Job

 

- Quick Facts

  • Math is a required subject at some colleges for students in Class XII.
  • Must have received at least 50% in all subjects, including English, in class 12th or senior high school.
  • For B. Sc. courses, the minimum age requirement is 17 years old.

- Top Agricultural Engineering Colleges in India

College Location
IIT, Kharagpur Uttar Pradesh
Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad Hyderabad
Anand Agricultural University Gujarat
Indira Gandhi Agricultural University Chhattisgarh
Junagadh Agricultural University Gujarat
Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology Udaipur, Rajasthan
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Pune Pune, Maharashtra
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Rajendra Agricultural University Pusa, Bihar
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Uttarakhand
Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, Punjab
Dr. DY Patil College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology Maharastra
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela Odisha
Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology Kerala
Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara (Kerala) Kerala

 

- Entrance Exams For Agricultural Engineering

Undergraduate - 

College Tentative Date Important Elements
JEE Main April Physics, Chemistry, Maths
KEAM April Physics, Chemistry, Maths
EAMCET April Biology, Physics, Chemistry
ICAR-AIEEA May Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology, Agriculture
GUJCET May Physics, Chemistry, Biology
GBPUAT June Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology, Agriculture
JET May Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Agriculture, Biology
CET GADVASU June Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Maths
SHIATS June-July General Aptitude, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Maths
WBJEE May Physics, Chemistry, Maths

Postgraduate - 

ICAR-AIEEA

 

- Job Description

  • Design agricultural and horticultural machinery components and equipment using computer-aided design (CAD) technology.
  • Plan and manage the construction of food-processing factories.
  • To guarantee that agricultural gear and equipment are performing properly, they are put to the test.
  • To tackle practical difficulties in the agricultural field, use statistical methods and ideas.
  • Work with and collaborate with agricultural and food scientists.
  • Examine the influence of intensive agricultural production systems on the environment.
  • Provide water quality consulting and advice, as well as concerns linked to pollution management and the protection and use of other water resources.
  • Design and monitor agricultural environmental and land reclamation programs.

- Pros & Cons of a Career in Agricultural Engineering

Pros -

  • Because the number of people pursuing this course is still restricted, you might be in high demand in the job market with the correct education and training.
  • Professionals in the field have the opportunity to work in laboratories, which may be appealing to some.

Cons - 

  • Agricultural technologists' employment also include farm field work, which can be tiresome and tough for some.
  • Salary levels are average.