Monday, May 28, 2012

Careers in Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural Engineering solve problems relating to sustainable agricultural production. An Agricultural Engineer may perform functions like planning, supervising and managing the building of dairy effluent schemes, drainage, flood and water control systems, irrigation,  perform environmental impact assessments and interpret research results and implement relevant practices.
Some other specialization available to agricultural engineers are system and machinery design; food and bioprocess engineering and structures and environmental science. Agricultural Engineers discover the ways to conserve soil and water and to improve the processing of agricultural products.

A candidate aspiring for admission in agricultural engineering must complete his/her 10+2 Science with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and/or Biology.
For in agricultural engineering a person should be graduate (, BE) in same discipline.

Career Prospects
Agricultural Engineering  has excellent career opportunities for engineering graduates in India. Agricultural Engineers can join manufacturing industries and also opt for water resource management, forestry, mining and rehabilitation, food processing, urban and rural development, machine development and many more. Agricultural engineers can also work in NGOs under various schemes and projects.
There are good opportunities in private sector too. Other than this an agricultural engineer can start his own business.
Sectors where agricultural engineers find employment :
Public Sector :
·         Department of Agriculture (State as well as central government)
·         Universities/Institutions/Labs
Private Sector :
·         Agricultural co-operatives
·         Manufacturers of agricultural equipment
·         Fertiliser and irrigation companies
·         Farming companies
·         Industry service organisations such as the sugar industry

Here is a list of agricultural universities in various states which are offering BE/B.Tech and ME/M.Tech programs in agricultural engineering.
·    Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar Hyderabad - 500 030 Andhra Pradesh
·         Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Uttar Pradesh
·         Assam Agricultural University
·         Birsa Agricultural University, Jharkhand
·         Central Agricultural University, Manipur
·         Ch. Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Hisar, Haryana
·   Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh
·   Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agricluture & Technology, Distt Udham Singh Nagar Uttaranchal
·         Gujarat Agricultural Uiversity, Gujarat
·         Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
·         Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Raipur, Madhya Pradesh
·         Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Chhattisgarh
·         Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Krishi Nagar Adhartal, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
·         Kerala Agricultural Univesity, Kerala
·         Maharana Pratap University of Agrilcuture & Technology, Udaipur
·         Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Seminary Hills Nagpur Maharashtra
·         Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Distt. Ahmednagar Maharashtra
·         Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani Maharashtra
·         Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Orissa
·         Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana - Punjab
·         Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner
·         Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar
·         Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology, Uttar Pradesh
·         Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences And Technology, Srinagar
·         Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tamil Nadu
·         Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai
·         University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
·         University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka
·         Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Cooch Behar, West Bengal
·         West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences

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