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’.
Approved by AICTE, New Delhi and DTE, Mumbai, Maharashtra State (Govt. of Maharashtra).
Affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU), Aurangabad (MS).
DTE Code: EN 2113
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