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The department of Agricultural Engineering offers following two programmes

Programmes offered Intake Capacity Eligibility
B.Tech.
(Agricultural Engineering)
30 1. First year B.Tech: A pass in 10+2 examination (with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
2. Direct second year: SSC with Diploma in Engineering or Technology or Bachelor of Science or its equivalent from a recognized institute.
M.Tech.
(Food Processing Technology)
24 1. Candidates passing with B. Tech. in Food Science/ Food Technology/ Food Engineering/ Agricultural Engineering/ Biotechnology/ Chemical Technology)
About Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural Engineering is basically an area of engineering concerned with the applications of knowledge and principles of all the engineering branches in the field of agriculture for the design, construction and improvement of farming equipment & machinery, structures, processes to mitigate the problems related with agriculture and food processing. Agricultural engineering combines the disciplines of mechanical, civil, electrical, electronics, computer science and chemical engineering with a basic understanding of biological sciences and agricultural practices. Agricultural Engineering has mandate to focus its research on development of technologies/precision equipment in the area of farm machinery and power engineering, precision farming, post-harvest engineering, protected cultivation and renewable energy. These researches include designing improved tools to work the soil and harvest the crops, design & development of water resources for agriculture and systems for irrigating and draining the land wherever necessary. This field has bright prospects of job opportunities across the globe where an agricultural engineer can work in the sectors of farm machinery, soil & water conservation, processing, packaging, transporting, and distributing the food and fiber products.

The Department of Agricultural Engineering was established way back in the year 2001 by G. S. Mandal’s Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad. The department is committed to focus on bringing excellence in teaching-learning and research-development activities through judicious utilization of vast infrastructural facilities in the form of laboratories, class rooms, research centre and computing facilities available. The department own a centre of excellence in the form of ISO and OHSAS certified ‘Centre for Analytical Research and Studies (CARS)’ which undertakes research and consultancy services in agriculture, food pharmaceuticals, environment and other allied sectors. The soil and water testing laboratory of this department in CARS has approval and recognition from Government of Maharashtra for testing soil and water samples. The Government sanctioned mobile soil and water testing laboratory of this department is known to offer its services at the doorstep of farmers through laboratory to land concept. At present department of Agricultural Engineering offers undergraduate course in Agricultural Engineering and postgraduate course in Food Processing Technology.

B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) is a four year degree course approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. In this four year degree programme the students go through following major divisions (modules) of this discipline :

  •   Farm Machinery & Power Engineering
  •   Agricultural Process Engineering
  •   Soil & Water Conservation Engineering
  •   Irrigation & Drainage Engineering

Besides, these major divisions, students also go through the following minor module of this disciplines :

  •   Renewable Energy Sources
  •   Basic Sciences & Computer Technology
  •   General Agriculture such as Agronomy, Horticulture, Soil Science and Animal Husbandry

Besides the advanced infrastructure and facilities available with the department to meet out the objectives of these disciplines, department always takes efforts to arrange study tours, field and industrial visits and training programmes for students so that they should become practical ‘Agroneers’ and ‘Agropreneurs’.

From HOD's Desk

On behalf of Department of Agricultural Engineering, I welcome you on our portal to get know-how of our department. Agricultural Engineering Department is striving hard towards goal to achieve excellence in agricultural engineering education in order to develop professionally competent and socially committed engineers to mitigate the continuously rising needs of agriculture and food fraternity. Agricultural Engineering Department of MIT is one of its kinds in Maharashtra State offering B. Tech. in Agricultural Engineering and M. Tech. in Food Processing Technology as AICTE and DTE approved courses. We have highly qualified, experienced and specialized faculty, spacious laboratories with high end modern instruments equipped for bringing excellence in research and innovation. We undertake rigorous and intensive integrated teaching methods, interaction with experts, industry and field visits and make students constantly aware about the present trends and future challenges in the field of agriculture and food processing. We are sure that our engineers will emerge as assets not only to this department and organization they belong but also to the country and society, at large.

I am confident that our efforts directed towards imparting quality education and training in the field of agricultural engineering and food processing will help to create ready to use engineers for tomorrow’s needs to take up emerging technological and social challenges. I applaud the ingenious and earnest efforts undertaken by my colleagues and students for their accomplishment and wish all them very success for future endeavors.

  •  hanuman.bobade@mit.asia
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  • Vision

    To achieve excellence in agricultural engineering education, by applying knowledge of agricultural and allied branches of engineering to develop professionally competent and socially committed engineers.

    Mission

    To impart quality education and training in the field of agricultural engineering by providing conducive environment for teaching-learning and innovation to face emerging technological and social challenges.

    Program Educational Objectives
    • PEO 1: Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of innovative technologies needed for the practice of agricultural engineering
    • PEO 2: Graduates will develop skills necessary to design the process to evaluate and implement problem solutions of agriculture.
    • PEO 3: Graduates will develop continuous professional and technical growth so as to be licensed as a professional engineer and successful leader
    • PEO 4: Graduates will be capable of addressing issues of ethical and social impact of engineering practice.
    Program Specific Outcomes
    • PSO 1 : Use his/her expertise in planning the judicious utilization of natural recourses and their management through advanced soil and water conservation techniques and various irrigation methods with the skill of data interpretation.
    • PSO 2 : Design and develop of farm implement and stead with economically feasible, agro and energy technologies for sustainable agriculture.
    • PSO 3 : Apply the comprehensive knowledge of engineering properties of agricultural produce for upgrading the unit operation resulting in effective value addition and quality control.
    Program Outcomes
    • PO 1 : Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
    • PO 2 : Identify, formulate and analyze engineering problems.
    • PO 3 : Design the system components or processes to meet desired needs such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and      safety.
    • PO 4 : Use research based knowledge and research methods to provide valid conclusions.
    • PO 5 : Use the techniques and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practices.
    • PO 6 : Apply contextual knowledge to access societal health and safety issues.
    • PO 7 : Understand impact of agricultural engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts
    • PO 8 : Apply professional ethics and responsibilities.
    • PO 9 : Function effectively as an individual and as a leader.
    • PO 10 : Communicate effectively on agricultural engineering activities with engineering community and society at large.
    • PO 11 : Understand and apply engineering and management principles to manage projects
    • PO 12 : Engage in lifelong learning process with the context of technological change
    Career Prospects

    Agricultural Engineers have bright career prospects and upon becoming graduate or post-graduate in Agricultural Engineering, the options and opportunities of a career are many, some of which are indicated below :

    • Agricultural Officers (A.O.) in state Department of Agriculture
    • Agricultural Extension Officers in District & Tehsil Public Board
    • Food Safety Officer in State & Central Department governed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    • Faculty/teaching staff in SAU’s & Colleges/Institutions
    • Design Engineer in Irrigation Industries like Jain irrigation, Paras Irrigation, Netafim Irrigation, Premier Irrigation, Kothari Agro Tech and others
    • Processing Engineer in Seed Industries like Syngenta, Mahabeej, Mahyco, Nath Seeds, Monsanto India Ltd., Nuziveedu Seeds and many more
    • Technical experts/agricultural engineers in state/central government sponsored projects/schemes of soil and water conservation and micro irrigation like IWMP, PMKSY and others

    Gallery

    National Conference on Agricultural and Food Processing


    Industrial and Farm visits


    Statistical Data Analysis 2016


    IDE Laboratory


    NSS Camp


    Tree Plantation-14Feb


    Educational Visit


    Faculty Details


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    HANUMAN BOBADE
    HOD
    DEEPAK BORNARE
    Assistant Professor
    DR. KALYAN BABAR
    Assistant Professor
    DR. VAIBHAVKUMAR SHINDE
    Assistant Professor
    NANDINI JOSHI
    Assistant Professor
    SACHIN PATIL
    Assistant Professor
    SHABIEER RATHER
    Assistant Professor
    SUREKHA DABHADE
    Assistant Professor
    VAIBHAV PATIL
    Assistant Professor
    VIKAS JADHAO
    Assistant Professor
    SANDEEP SATISH NALWADE
    Lecturer
    DHANANJAYA ADHIKARI
    Adjunct Faculty
    DR. BALAJI PANCHAL
    Research Scientist
    DR. MANOHAR SONANIS
    Adjunct Faculty
    RATNAMALA CHAVADE
    Research Asst.
    Employee ID
    101161
    Full Name
    Hanuman Bobade
    Designation
    HOD
    Date of Joining
    04/08/2015

    Education Details

    DegreeStreamOrganizationUniversityYear Of PassingGradeLocationState / Country
    B.TechFood SciencesCollege of Food Technology, MKVMarathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, ParbhaniJuly-2007First Division with DistinctionParbhaniMaharashtra - India
    M.TechFood SciencesCollege of Food Technology, MKVMarathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, ParbhaniNovember-2009First Division with DistinctionParbhaniMaharashtra - India
    Ph.DFood TechnologyDepartment of Food Science and Technology, PAUPunjab Agricultural University, LudhianaApril-2015First Division with DistinctionLudhianaPunjab - India

    List of Paper Published in National / International Journals

    International

    1. Hanuman Bobade and Savita Sharma (2017) Effect of extrusion on color characteristics of honey enriched whole grain cereal flour extrudates. International Journal of Agricultural Engineering 10(1): 37-42.
    2. Bobade HP, Sharma S, Nanda V and Singh B (2017) Quality Characteristics of honey enriched brown rice flour extrudates. Oryza-An International Journal on Rice. 53(4): 428-438
    3. Pooja Vanarase, Hanuman Bobade, Vikas Jadhao, VR Wankhade (2016) Optimization and evaluation of frozen puranpoli. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, 1(6): 52-56.
    4. Satwadhar P N, Deshpande H W, Biradar A D and Bobade H P (2010) Effect of different pretreatments on the sensory quality and drying kinetics of Fig (Ficus carica L.) fruits. International Journal of Agricultural Engineering 3: 27-30.
    5. Biradar A D, Bharadia P S, Bobade H P and Morkhande B A (2010) Effect of Intermittent drying technique on effective drying time for preparation of Anardana. International Journal of Agricultural Engineering. 3: 11-13.

    National

    1. Hanuman Bobade and Savita Sharma (2017) Utilization of whole grain cereal flours and honey in preparation of extruded products. Food Science Research Journal 8(1):14-20
    2. Savita Sharma, H Kaur, Hanuman Bobade, Aasima Rafiq and Arshdeep Singh (2016) Cooking behavior and acceptability of noodles from multigrain flour blends. Agricultural Research Journal 53 (4):557-561.
    3. Savita Sharma, M A Mansour, Hanuman Bobade, Gurkirat Kaur and Baljit Singh (2015) Product characteristics and storage stability of millet-cowpea extruded snacks. Agricultural Research Journal 52:68-72.
    4. Singh Tejinder, Bobade Hanuman, Sharma Savita and Singh Baljit (2015) Formulation and Standardization of Self Rising Flour as a Convenience Food Article for Preparation of High Quality Cookies. Research Journal of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences 32: 5-9
    5. Savita Sharma, B Kaur, N S Sharma B Singh and H P Bobade (2014) Effectiveness of processing treatments on Aflatoxins in wheat. Bioinfolet 11:1201-04.

     

    List of Paper Published in National / International Conference

    1. Waghchaure R. S., Khojare A. S., Jadhav A. B. and Bobade H. P. (2017). Uses of chitosan in Indian dairy foods. National Conference on Advanced Trends in Agricultural and Food Engineering held at Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad, Maharashtra India, April 7-8, pp. 64-68

    Professional Membership

    1. Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education

    2. Life Member of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers

     

    Achievements and Awards

    1. Awarded with Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India

    Teaching Subjects

    1. Engineering Properties of Biological Materials (TY B. Tech. Agril. Engg.)
    2. Food Engineering (TY B. Tech. Agril. Engg.)
    3. Unit Operations in Agricultural Processing (SY B. Tech. Agril. Engg.)
    4. Food from Animal Sources (FY M. Tech. Food Processing Technology)
    5. Bakery and Confectionery Technology (FY M. Tech. Food Processing Technology)
    6. Utilization of Food Industry Wastes (FY M. Tech. Food Processing Technology)
    7. Food Standards and Regulations (FY M. Tech. Food Processing Technology)
    8. Food Analysis Laboratory (FY M. Tech. Food Processing Technology)
    9. Food Processing Laboratory (FY M. Tech. Food Processing Technology)

    Others

    1. Chairman of Board of studies of B. Tech. (Agril. Engg.) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad
    2. Convener of two days National Seminar on Advanced trends in Agricultural and Food Engineering held at Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad
    3. Committee member in one day state level seminar on Recent trends in dairy and food processing held at Aurangabad
    4. Reviewer of Journal of (1) Food Preservation and Processing (2) Journal of Bioscience and Biotechnology Discovery
    5. Published abstract and presented posters in National (8) and International (5) conferences

    Events

    • Arranged one day visit of UG students to WALMI, Aurangabad on August 19, 2017 by Prof. S. A. Rather and Prof. S. B. Dabhade
    • Arranged one day visit of UG students to Ralegan Siddhi on July 19, 2017
    • Organized two day National conference on Advanced Trends in Agricultural and Food Engineering dated 7-8 April, 2017
    • Arranged a second year student visit to Godavari Dairy plant, Kopargaon, Distt. Ahemadnagar on April 04, 2017 by Prof. S. B. Dabhade
    • Arranged a second year & third year student visit to Ankita Agro Engineering equipments, Waluj, Aurangabad on April 01, 2017 by Prof. S. A. Rather & Prof. S. R. Patil
    • Arranged a second year student visit to Mahananda Dairy plant, Aurangabad on March 25, 2017 by Dr. H. P. Bobade & Prof. S. B. Dabhade
    • Organized expert lecture for S.Y. & T.Y. B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) students on “Principal Stresses & Strain” by Dr. A. J. Dahake, HOD, Department of Civil Engineering, MIT, Aurangabad on 08/03/17
    • Organized guest lecture for B. Tech. & M. Tech. students on “Entrepreneurship development” Dr. W. A. Khan, Head, Deptt. Food Processing and Post Harvest Technology, TC College, Baramati on March 07, 2017
    • Organized guest lecture for B. Tech. & M.Tech. students on “Air quality testing” by Dr. Awakash Kumar, CEO, SAGE, Mumbai, India on February 24, 2017
    • Organized guest lecture for B. Tech. & M. Tech. students on “Environment awareness & Energy conservation” by Dr. J. H. Godihal, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, MIT, Aurangabad on February 17, 2017
    • Organized parents’ meet of Agricultural Engineering department students on February 25, 2017
    • Department of Agricultural Engineering arranged a Second year and Third year student field demonstration visit to Takali farm January 24, 2017
    • Arranged Visit of SY and TY B. Tech students to Krushik Exhibition at Baramati on January 21, 2017
    • Guest Lecture for B. Tech. & M.Tech. students on “Probiotic Food” by Dr. M. Talib UDCT, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon on October 07, 2016
    • Arranged of Second year and Third year students visit to Kubota Tractors, Aurangabad on October 5, 2016 - Prof. S. R. Patil
    • Arranged visit of TY B. Tech students to Mahananda Dairy plant, Aurangabad on September 19, 2017 by Prof. S. R. Patil & Dr. V. S. Patil
    • Organized three day training programme about GC-MS in Soil and Water Testing Laboratory (Resource Person: Mr. Prashant Huse, Shimadzu) of Agricultural Engineering Department during 24-26 August, 2016.
    • Organized one day workshop on Soil Fertility (Resource Person: Mr. Prasad Chipalunkar) dated August 25, 2016

    Training & Placements

    Department of Agricultural Engineering takes efforts to impart training to the students in industries and organizations in order to gain the actual experience of working in the field of agricultural and food processing.

    Our Major In-plant recruiters are :
    • Central Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute
    • Escorts Agri Machinery
    • Hi-Field
    • Jain Irrigation
    • Krushidhan Seeds
    • LEMKEN India Agro Equipment Pvt. Ltd.
    • Mahabeej
    • Mahanand Dairy
    • Mahindra Agro Solutions
    • Nath Seeds
    • Netafim: Drip Irrigation and Irrigation Systems
    • New Holland Fiat (India) Pvt. Ltd.
    • Paras Irrigation
    • Skymet Weather services Pvt. Ltd
    Our Major In-plant recruiters are :
    • Allanna Foods
    • Bank of India
    • Hi-Field AG Chem India Pvt. Ltd.
    • Jain Irrigation System Ltd.
    • John Deere Tractors
    • Mahindra Tractors
    • Mapro Foods
    • Netafim: Drip Irrigation and Irrigation Systems
    • Sonalika Tractors
    • State Bank of India
    • Union Bank of India
    • New Holland Fiat (India) Pvt. Ltd.

    Downloads

    Syllabus (with effect from July, 2017)
    UG (B. Tech. in Agricultural Engineering)
    PG (M. Tech. in Food Processing Technology)
    Question Papers

    CARS

    Centre for Analytical Research and Studies is a section of Agricultural Engineering Department equipped with advanced high end modern instruments for bringing excellence in research and development activities.

    Click here to open website of MIT CARS

    Alumni Testimonials

    Following are some of our distinguished Alumni

    • Mr. Surjit Singh, Executive Engineer, Department of Agriculture, Assam Govt.
    • Mr. Prashant Jadhav, Sales Engineer, Jain Irrigation
    • Mr. Anand Rode, Territory Executive, John Deere Tractors
    • Mr. Prashant Kangune, Agriculture Field Officer, Union Bank of India
    • Mr. Rameshwar Dhole, Sales Engineer, Netafim Irrigation
    • Mr. Sunil Barhate, Junior Agricultural Associate, Sate Bank of India
    • Mr. Rakshak Raut, Agriculture Field Officer, Bank of India
    • Mr. Tushar Salunke, Assistant Manager, HDFC Bank
    • Mr. Kiran Khot, Sales Engineer, Jain Irrigation
    • Mr. Nitin Ambat, Jr. Agril. Associate, State Bank of India
    • Mr. Bhushan Aware, Assistant Professor, MGM College of Food Technology
    • Mr. Ramesh Chavan, Sr. Research Fellow, UDCT, Dr. BAMU Aurangabad
    • Mr. Amol Dhakane, Production Executive, Global Gourmet, Mumbai
    • Ms. Priyanka Valgade, Research Scholar, University College of Dublin, Ireland
    • Mr. Ajit Kure, Asst. Prof., GM College of Food Technology, Latur
    • Mr. Syed Jafri, Asst. Production Manager, Allanna Foods, Aurangabad
    • Kunal Hallale, Owner, Gayatri Food Product
    • Ms. Pooja Vanarase, Quality Analyst, Mapro Foods, Pachgani