What is Agricultural Engineering? - Scope and Career opportunities

What is Agriculture Engineering and its scope


Agriculture is the very basis of civilization.

Agriculture is the science of arts and occupation of cultivating the soil, producing crops and rearing of animals to provide food, wool and other products.

It is very important for everyone to know about the agriculture. Our lives depend on the agricultural food to live. One must have to study / read / know about the agriculture.

Agriculture industry plays an important role in India as it provides employment to the major section of the Indian population. Earlier, farmers were using primitive methods in cultivation, irrigation and farming, but these methods were not giving fruitful results. The government of India then decided to use the experts' knowledge in order to improve the productivity of this industry.

What is Agricultural Engineering?
Agricultural engineering is the branch of engineering that applied engineering science disciplines and technology practices to the efficient production and processing of food, feed, fiber and fuels.

This course is made after merging the principles of animal biology, plant biology, mechanical, civil, electrical and chemical engineering.

What is the scope of Agricultural Engineering?
Agriculture Engineering is a technologically sophisticated field that offers bright career prospects and opportunity in any country around the world, and in various  sectors.

Some of the higher study options for the B.Tech graduates in agriculture are: M.Tech in Agricultural Engg, M.Tech in Farm Machinery and Power Engg, M.Tech in Renewable Energy, M.Tech in Crop Production, 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.

What are the career options for Agricultural Engineering:
Agricultural Engineers have bright career prospects. These graduates have been hired by NC Department of Transportation, NC Department of Agriculture.

What are the job roles for Agricultural Engineering?

  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Crop Engineer
  • Agricultural Inspector
  • Agricultural Specialist
  • Farm Shop Manager
  • Researcher
  • Environmental Controls Engineer
  • Food Supervisor
  • Plant Physiologist
  • Agronomist
  • Microbiologist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Survey Research Agricultural Engineer

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Who can study this course?
Candidates who passed 10+2 or diploma examination.

Industries / Companies / who hire these professionals:

  • Farming Industry Consultants
  • Agricultural Commodities Processors
  • AMUL Dairy
  • ITC
  • Escorts
  • Nestle India
  • Proagro Seed
  • Frigorifico Allana

Salary structure:
In the government organizations, a fresher can expect a salary between Rs 20,000/- to Rs 25,000/- per month depending on the efficiency and capability. In private organizations, MNC's and NGO's, an agriculture engineer is paid well. As for a lecturer in the filed of agricultural can earn an initial amount of Rs 15000/- per month plus other allowance.

Top Colleges / Universities in India offering Agricultural Engineering:

  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
  • Chaudary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar

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Top Colleges / Universities in abroad offering Agricultural Engineering:

  • University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Tennessee Tech University, USA
  • Iowa State University, USA
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Arizona

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