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Agricultural Engineering- Career Scope, Colleges, Recruiters and Pay Scale

Agriculture is one of the most ancient occupations since the evolution of civilization. With the ever increasing population, there will be millions of hungry mouths to feed in the coming years. Agricultural Engineering can prove as a remedy. It is the application of engineering to agriculture, as in land use, agricultural machinery, product processing, etc.

If you wish to pursue a career in Agricultural Engineering, below are helpful elements of the course.

Agricultural Engineering

                                                                              Agricultural Engineering

Under Graduation Course: Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering (B.E.) or Bachelor of Technology in Agricultural Engineering (B.Tech)

Eligibility: Aspirants completed age 17 having passed the required Engineering Entrance Exam and STD 12 with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) OR Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) and English. The percentile criterion may vary as per entrance exam and college/institution/university, most likely within the bracket of 40% to 50%.

Course Duration:  4 Years

Number of Semesters:  8 Semesters

Post Graduation Course: M.Tech Agricultural Engineering

Eligibility: B.E./B.Tech Agricultural Engineering

Course Duration: 2 Years

Important Subjects

Below are the top most important subjects in the syllabus of Agricultural Engineering.

  1. Agriculture Business and Marketing
  2. Agriculture Machinery
  3. Biological Materials
  4. Computer Programming and Utilization
  5. Drainage Engineering
  6. Electrical Machines
  7. Elements of Electrical Engineering
  8. Energy and Sources
  9. Fluid Mechanics
  10. Food Processing and Quality
  11. Food storage
  12. Irrigation Engineering
  13. Land Surveying and Leveling
  14. Mechanics of Solids
  15. Product Preservation
  16. Renewable Energy sources
  17. Soil Mechanics
  18. Strength of Materials
  19. Thermodynamics
  20. Water Resource Management
  21. Water resources and Working of Pumps

Top Colleges

Below are some of the top Agricultural Engineering colleges in India. 

  1. Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat
  2. Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
  3. Forest Research Institute, Dehradun
  4. Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar
  5. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  6. National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
  7. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  8. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  9. University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

Top Job Profiles

Below are some of the most respected job profiles for Agricultural Engineering students.

  1. Agricultural Crop Engineer
  2. Agricultural Engineer
  3. Agricultural Inspector
  4. Agricultural Specialist
  5. Agronomist
  6. Environmental Controls Engineer
  7. Farm Shop Manager
  8. Food Supervisor
  9. Microbiologist
  10. Officer Process Manager
  11. Plant Physiologist
  12. Purchase Manager
  13. Quality Assurance
  14. Researcher
  15. Soil Scientist
  16. Survey Research Agricultural Engineer

Top Recruitment Areas

Below mentioned are some of the reputed fields that absorb students of Agricultural Engineering.

  1. Agricultural Commodities Processors
  2. Allana
  3. AMUL Dairy
  4. Escorts
  5. Farming Industry Consultants
  6. ITC
  7. Nestle India
  8. PRADAN
  9. Proagro Seed

Package 

Know the pay scale offered to professionals.

Just started: Up to Rs 300,000 per annum

Have some experience and/or is a M.Tech: Rs 600,000+ per annum (sky is the limit)

 

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Vinny Ahluwalia

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Miss Vinny Ahluwalia is a versatile professional content writer having worked in the field of entertainment and culinary arts. She is now working with StudMonk as Senior Content Writer and writes about Education. She believes in providing up-to-date information to students preparing for Engineering and Medical entrance examinations in India.
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