Agriculture is regarded as the backbone of the Indian economy; this sector offers an aspirant a flourishing career. B.Tech Agricultural Engineering is the engineering discipline that imparts engineering, science, and technology to improve and maintain agricultural production. Agricultural engineering consists of two words as 'Agricultural' and 'engineering'. 'Agricultural' stands for harvesting and husbandry. It is the cultivation of plants for foods, medicine and bio fuel and other substance that is useful for the human life. 'Engineering' is the application that involves practical and scientific knowledge in terms of the machine, process, invent, design, maintain, material, system, device, built and improve. Agricultural engineering is the discipline of engineering that imparts engineering, science and technology to improve and maintain the agricultural process and production.
B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering course subjects include principles of agriculture, soil science, horticultural and field crops, and surveying and leveling. There are many job opportunities and career options available for B.Tech graduates of this field. Some of these include agri-business firms, food processing companies, research firms, and more.
Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/Technical Vocational subject/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Informatics Practices/ Agriculture/ Engineering Graphics/ Business Studies with 45% marks
Passed Diploma (in Engineering and Technology) examination with at least 45% marks (40% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) subject to vacancies in the First Year, in case the vacancies at lateral entry are exhausted.
**For Agriculture Engineering eligibility is PCM / PCB
After completing the agricultural engineering program, one can find career opportunities in various avenues like agriculture-based industries, colleges and universities, training schools and programs, research centres, management, environmentalists and many more. An agriculture engineer can be Agricultural Consultant, Seed Production Specialist, Agriculture Officer, Production Manager, Farm Manager, Food Researcher, Site Engineer, Crop Specialist, Sales Representative in Agro-based Industries, Agricultural Food Scientist, Agricultural Inspector, Agronomist, Horticulturist, Engineer Trainee, Soil and Water Conservationist, Soil Engineer, Natural Resource Manager Engineer, Tender Management Engineer, Lecturer/Professor, Agricultural Project Engineer.