B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)

Bachelor of Techonology in Agricultural Engineering

Duration: 4 Years
Level: 10+2
Type: Degree
Eligibility: 10+2 or Equivalent

B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering or Bachelor of Technology in Agriculture Engineering is an undergraduate Agricultural Engineering course. Agricultural Engineering involves the study of agricultural engineering. It is the discipline that applies engineering science and technology to agricultural production and processing. The study of agricultural engineering combines the disciplines of animal biology, plant biology, and mechanical, civil, electrical and chemical engineering principles with knowledge of agricultural principles. The duration of Bachelor of Technology in Agricultural Engineering course is four years and comprises eight semesters. The course is also offered as B.E. Agricultural Engineering which is one and the same thing as B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering. The only difference lies in their terminologies. However, some institutes may offer it as B.Tech. or B.E.  

B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering Eligibility

  • Pass in higher Secondary (10+2) with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Higher
  • The admission is provided on the basis of an entrance test conducted by the respective institutes.

Some of B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering Entrance Tests

  • UPTU-SEE (Uttar Pradesh - State Entrance Examination)
  • MP PET (Madhya Pradesh Pre Engineering Test)

B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering Syllabus

The below mentioned syllabus is provided by AICTE:-

First Year (Sem. I)

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

 

(Theory)

1

Language (professional Comm. in English)

2

Engineering Chemistry

3

Engineering Physics I

4

Mathematics I

5

Engineering Mechanics

6

Basic Electrical Engineering

 

(Practical / Drawing / Design)

7

Chemistry / Physics Lab. (to be taken in alternate weeks)

8

Engineering Mechanics / Electrical Laboratory

9

Engineering Graphic I

10

Workshop Practice I

First Year (Sem. II)

 

(Theory)

1

Introduction to Computing

2

Environment and Ecology

3

Engineering Physics II

4

Mathematics II

5

Engineering Thermodynamics

6

Basic Electronics

 

(Practical / Drawing / Design)

7

Basic Electronics Lab

8

Computer Programming Lab

9

Engineering Graphics II (M/C Drawing)

10

Workshop Practice II

Second Year (Sem. III)

 

(Theory)

1

Numerical Analysis & Computer Programming (C, C++)

2

Material Science

3

Strength of Materials

4

Fluid Mechanics

5

Soil Science

6

Mathematics III

 

(Practical / Drawing / Design)

7

Fluid Mechanics

8

Strength of Materials / Material Science

9

Computer Programming

10

Soil Science Lab

Second Year (Sem. IV)

 

(Theory)

1

Hydrology

2

Soil Mechanics

3

I.C. Engines

4

Kinematics and Dynamics

5

Electrical Machines

6

Crop Production

 

(Practical / Drawing / Design)

7

Hydrology

8

I.C. Engines

9

Kinematics and Dynamics

10

Electrical Machines

Third Year (Sem. V)

 

(Theory)

1

Management Science

2

Surveying and Levelling

3

Agriculture Engineering Structures & Rural Engineering

4

Post Harvest Engineering

5

Soil and Water conservation Engineering

6

Building Materials and Structural Design

 

(Practical / Drawing / Design)

7

Surveying & Levelling

8

Agriculture Engineering Structures and Rural Engineering

9

Post Harvest Engineering

10

Building Materials and Structural Design

Third Year (Sem. VI)

 

(Theory)

1

Pumps Engineering & Hydraulic Control

2

Ground Water and Well Engineering

3

Irrigation Engineering

4

Farm Machinery

5

Refrigeration and Air-conditioning

6

Machine Design

 

(Practical / Drawing / Design)

7

Pumps Engineering & Hydraulic Control

8

Farm Machinery / Irrigation Engineering

9

Ground Water and Well Engineering

10

Refrigeration and Air-conditioning

Fourth Year (Sem. VII)

 

(Theory)

1

Agriculture and Environment Engineering

2

Tractors and Power Units

3

Dairy and Food Processing Operations

4

Open Elective

5

Profession Elective I

 

(Practical / Drawing / Design)

6

Agriculture and Environment Engineering

7

Tractors and Power Units

8

Dairy and Food Processing Operations

9

Project I

Fourth Year (Sem. VIII)

 

(Theory)

1

Drainage Engineering

2

Food Products and Process Technology

3

Instrumentation and Control Engineering in Agriculture

4

Professional Elective II

5

Professional Elective III

 

(Practical / Drawing / Design)

6

 Project I

 

B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering Institutes

B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering Course Suitability

  • Students who are good and interested in Bachelor of Technology in Agricultural Engineering degree are most suitable for this course.
  • Second, students who are thinking of doing Masters’ Degree after it also suitable for this.
  • They should have an organizational skills and the ability to manage projects. Project work and assignments also teach you about working in teams.
  • Other desired attributes are logical thinking, ability to deal with people diplomatically, and patience, ability to keep calm under pressure and in inevitable crises, creativity, and flexibility to understand and apply new technologies.

How is B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering Course Beneficial?

  • After having this degree course the students can go for various educational, industrial, agricultural, governmental and its related jobs.
  • Students can go for higher degree programs in respective subjects.
  • Self-employment is also a bright area for them after it.
  • Agricultural engineers can provide consultancy services to agricultural workers and farming and agro industries.

B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering Job Types

  • Agricultural Sales Engineer
  • Manager - Manufacturing (Agricultural Tractors)
  • Program Manager - Agriculture
  • Agriculture Portfolio Manager
  • Researcher / Fundamental Analyst - Agriculture commodities
  • Primary Production Managers - Expert Agriculture
  • Senior Agriculture Manager
  • Farming Consultant and Agronomist
  • Sales Manager - Agricultural Products
  • Subject Matter Specialist - Agriculture

Some of the Central Government Sectors where they can be recruited:

  • Directorate of Oil Palm Research
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • United India Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidypeeth
  • Natural Agricultural Innovative Project, Maharashtra
  • Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Food Corporation of India
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  • National Seeds Corporations
  • National Dairy Development Board

Advance Course in B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering

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