Agricultural engineering:

Create better ways to farm…
Agricultural Engineering involves creating and improving machineries for  agricultural production and processing. Their work revolves around developing equipment for agricultural industries, working on irrigation projects and conserving the resources.
Agricultural engineers work off and on-site depending upon the tasks involved. It also provides platform for designing and researching new technology for farming. For example, such fuels that could economically and sustainabily replace gasoline without jeopardizing the food supply.
They design and build agricultural infrastructure such as dams, water reservoirs, warehouses, and other structures.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Agriculture Engineering is a technologically sophisticated field that offers bright career prospects and opportunity in any country around the world. Some of the higher study options for the B.Tech graduates in agriculture are:
M.Tech in Agricultural Engineering, M.Tech in Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, M.Tech in Renewable Energy, M.Sc in Rural Technology, PhD in Agri Informatics, PhD in Rural Technology.
Well-paid careers are available for qualified agricultural engineers in Government and public sector organizations, agribusiness firms, food processing and retail industry, research organizations and laboratories, banks and financial corporations, central and state government organizations and private firms.
The graduates also get hired by NC Department of Transportation and NC Department of Agriculture.

ROLE OF AN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEER

  • Design agricultural machinery components and equipment, using computer-aided design (CAD) technology

  • Test agricultural machinery and equipment to ensure that they perform properly

  • Design food-processing plants and supervise manufacturing operations

  • Plan and direct construction of rural electric-power distribution systems

  • Design structures to store and process crops

  • Design housing and environments to maximize animals’ comfort, health, and productivity

  • Provide advice on water quality and issues related to managing pollution, controlling rivers, and protecting and using other water resources

  • Design and supervise environmental and land reclamation projects in agriculture and related industries

  • Discuss plans with clients, contractors, consultants, and other engineers so that the plans can be evaluated and any necessary changes made

EMPLOYERS OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS
  • Farming Industry Consultants

  • Agricultural Commodities Processors

  • AMUL Dairy

  • ITC

  • Escorts

  • Nestle India

  • Proagro Seed

  • PRADAN

  • Frigorifico Allana

TOP UNIVERSITIES FOR AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

  • TamilNadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

  • Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

  • National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal

  • Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar

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