Agricultural and Plantation Engineering


The Department of Agricultural and Plantation Engineering offers courses to individuals who intend to choose Agriculture as their career in the future and enhance working capacity of those who are already working in the field, targeting high levels of productivity and sustainability

The department offers a Bachelor of Industrial Studies Honours in Agriculture and Bachelor of Technology Honours in Engineering in the field of Agricultural Engineering.

Under the Bachelor of Industrial Studies Honours in Agriculture a wide array of courses are offered, including Crop Production, Plant and Soil Science, Plant protection, Biotechnology, Fisheries and aquaculture, Animal Husbandry, Food Processing, Agricultural Extension, Economics and Management, Agricultural Farm Machinery, Post-harvest technology, Water resources management and Irrigation.

Bachelor of Technology Honours in Engineering in the field of Agricultural Engineering started in 2020/2021 academic year  targeting to full fill a gap in between the Agriculture and the Engineering disciplines giving highest priority to the Engineering Mechanics, Crop Technology, Postharvest Engineering and Technology, Designing Agricultural Machine Elements, Design and Management of Irrigation and Drainage, Surveying, Workshop Practice, Economics and Marketing for Engineers, Soil Management Tillage and Traction, Crop Processing, Farm Power and Mechanization, Horticultural Landscaping Technology, Sustainable Agricultural Technology, Agricultural Hydrology, Precision Agriculture, Remote Sensing and GIS and Food Engineering.

Both these undergraduate programme is having a compulsory research course where the students are exposed to the problems in the field of Agriculture and find solutions to such problems by collarbrating with national agricultural research institute, private companies and universities. At the end of the project students are expected to submit a thesis and publish their findings in the journals and conference proceedings.

Further opportunities are provided to undertake research leading to the award of M.Phil and PhD degrees under the supervision of competent staff.

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