Department of Agricultural Engineering

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.

Agricultural engineers typically work in offices, but may spend time at a variety of worksites, both indoors and outdoors. They may travel to agricultural settings to see that equipment and machinery are functioning according to both the manufacturers' specifications and federal and state regulations. Some agricultural engineers occasionally work in laboratories to test the quality of processing equipment. They may work onsite when they supervise livestock facility upgrades or water resource management projects.

Agricultural engineers work with others in designing solutions to problems or applying technological advances. They work with people from a variety of backgrounds, such as business, agronomy, animal sciences, and public policy.

The vision of the department is to establish itself as a Centre of Excellence in terms of research and teaching in its chosen Areas. Our undergraduate program is based on the pedagogy of learning by doing. The Aim is to invoke in our students a sense of inquisitiveness to question and to motivate them to think about the theoretical and applied problems in technology for the benefit of society. Each faculty is given adequate time to the students and are encouraged to take up project work in the area of Post Harvest, Irrigation, and Soil water Conservation & Farm Machinery.

The Department has Qualified and Experienced Faculty Members, all holding degrees from Renowned Institutes. Over the years the Department has developed excellent facilities to impart training in the areas of Farm Machinery & Tractors, Irrigation & Drainage Engg., Soil & Water conservation and Agro processing and also the department has organised many faculty development programmes to enhance the knowledge of faculties. We also Undertake research projects sponsored by the industry.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS

Agricultural engineers work in farming, including aquaculture (farming of seafood), forestry, and food processing. They work on a wide variety of projects. For example, some agricultural engineers work to develop climate control systems that increase the comfort and productivity of livestock whereas others work to increase the storage capacity and efficiency of refrigeration. Many agricultural engineers attempt to develop better solutions for animal waste disposal. Those with computer programming skills work to integrate artificial intelligence and geospatial systems into agriculture. For example, they work to improve efficiency in fertilizer application or to automate harvesting systems.

Agricultural engineers typically do the following

  • Use computer software to design equipment, systems, or structures
  • Modify environmental factors that affect animal or crop production, such as airflow in a barn or runoff patterns on a field
  • Test equipment to ensure its safety and reliability
  • Oversee construction and production operations
  • Plan and work together with clients, contractors, consultants, and other engineers to ensure effective and desirable outcomes

Industries in which agricultural engineers can make career

  • Departments of Agricultural Engineering
  • Water management
  • Area development projects
  • Minor irrigation projects
  • Agricultural machinery manufacturing organizations
  • Tea gardens
  • Food Corporation of India
  • National Seeds Corporations
  • Dairy, food, agro industries
  • National Dairy Development Board
  • NABARD and other banks
  • Agricultural finance corporations
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Agricultural Universities
  • Non-government voluntary organizations
  • Consultancies
  • Manufacturing agricultural implements
  • Processing agricultural product

AGRICULTRAL ENGINEERING LABS

Farm Machinery and Power Engineering

Farm Machinery Laboratory

In this lab, students learn about various equipments for seed bed preparation, Planters, Combine, Threshers, Weeder, Sprayers and Dusters etc.

Tractor Power Laboratory

In this lab, students learn about cut models of two stroke and four stroke engine, Fuel system, Cooling system, Differential, Power steering and Power transmission etc.

Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Laboratory

In this lab, students learn about soil core sampler, Measurement of discharge in open channel through V-notch, Weirs, Parshall flume, Study of pumps like centrifugal pump, Reciprocating pump, Submersible pump, Study of MIS (Micro Irrigation System) sprinklers and drip irrigation system, Hydraulic ram, Moisture meter and TDS meter etc.

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering and Watershed Hydrology Laboratory

In this lab, students learn about measurement of rain depth by rain gauge, Measurement of wind velocity Anemometer, Soil moisture meter, Pan Evaparimeter, Soil consolidation and compaction test, Dam models etc.

Post Harvest Process and Food Engineering Laboratory

In this lab, students learn about vacuum oven, Water bath, BOD (Biochemical oxygen demand) Incubator, Fluid bed dryer, Lab water purification system, Tray dryer, Solar dryer, Hot air oven, Freeze dryer, Rice milling etc.

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

In this lab, students learn about equipped with closed circuit Pelton wheel and Francis turbines, Hydraulic ram, Different pumps and Flow measuring equipment.

Thermodynamics and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Laboratory

In these labs, students learn about major equipment multi-cylinder engine test rig with facility to conduct the Morse test, working models of engine components, Exhaust Gas Analyzers for both SI and CI engines. In Air Conditioning system with facilities of both, winter and summer air conditioning, Vapour compression systems and Vapour absorption system.

Surveying Laboratory

In this lab, students study about Chain survey, Conventional instruments like dumpy level, auto level, Theodolite, Plane table, Prismatic compass and GPS system etc.

Computer Laboratory

In this lab, students learn about equipped with 40+ Computers, AUTO CAD, C and C++ programming, DBMS, etc.

AGRICULTURAL FACULTY

Mr. Rajeev Patel
Incharge-Agriculture Engineering
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Specialization –Drying & Storage
Experience: 5+ years

Mr. Nitish Sinha
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor
Specialization – Irrigation & Drainage Engg.
Experience:4+ years

Mr. Prashant Kumar
Assistant Professor
M. Tech.
Specialization –Farm Machinery & Power Engg.
Experience: 2+ years




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