Agricultural Engineering

India is one of the leading agricultural countries in the world. Agriculture plays an important role in driving the state of Indian economy.
Mechanization of agricultural work, irrigation, drainage and post harvest technology are some of the main concepts dealt in Agricultural Engineering. The job of an agricultural engineer is to develop agricultural production by means of better engineering technologies, equipments, methods and inventions.

Eligibility:
Candidates must have passed intermediate with MPC group. The selection will be based on EAMCET rank. 60% of the seats will be filled through EAMCET rank and the Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University under farmers’ quota will fill remaining 40% seats. A separate notification will be released to fill farmers’ quota seats.

Higher Education:
Candidates can pursue M.Tech in IITs choosing farm machinery, agriculture process and food engineering or agro energy as specializations. The candidates qualified in All India Entrance Examination for Admission to Master’s (AIEEA-PG) Degree Programmes can avail JRF while pursuing M.Tech.

Specializations:

  • Farm Machinery and Power
  • Soil and Water Engineering
  • Agriculture Process and Food Engineering
  • Agro Energy
  • Crop Production
  • Dairy Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Post-Harvest Technology
  • Irrigation and Drainage Systems Engineering

Job Prospects:
India currently needs lot of Agricultural engineers and scientists. Agricultural engineers are in high demand in Irrigation and Micro irrigation companies, Tractor manufacturing, Agricultural accessories manufacturing, Pumps and Motors manufacturing industries and processing industries. Assistant and Executive engineers are required in Govt. departments like Irrigation, watershed management and rural development.

Top companies offering jobs

  • Mahindra and Mahindra
  • John Deer
  • TAFE
  • Pioneer Seeds
  • Eicher Motors Ltd.
  • Monsanto
  • Texmo
  • Netafim
  • Jain Irrigation
  • Plastro irrigation

Job profiles:

  • Product design engineers
  • Processing and sales executives
  • Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Farm Manager
  • Project coordinators
  • Faculty jobs

Remuneration:
The remuneration in government sectors for agricultural engineers is Rs. 15,000 – Rs 25,000 per month depending upon their positions. Graduates working in private sector can earn around Rs 25,000 – Rs 35,000 per month.

Colleges offering Agricultural Engineering in AP and Telengana

College Code
College Name
Branch
Place
Last Rank 
CABP
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
BAPATLA
13492
CAMS
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
MADAKASIRA
18395
CASR
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL ENGG
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
SANGAREDDY
23410
KLRT
K.L.R.COLLEGE OF ENGG AND TECHNOLOGY PALONCHA
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
PALONCHA
83927
KTSP
KAKINADA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
DIVILI
119648
VJYA
VIJAYA ENGINEERING COLLEGE
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
KHAMMAM
135367
MTEC
MOTHER THERESA COLLEGE OF ENGG. AND TECHNOLOGY
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
PEDDAPALLY
146960
SKEC
SREE KAVITHA ENGINEERING COLLEGE
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
KAREPALLY
191024
SAIS
SAI SPURTI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
SATHUPALLY
205528
SKIT
SREE KAVITHA INST OF SCI TECHNOLOGY
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
MADHIRA
212854
BOSE
ANU BOSE INSTT OF TECHNOLOGY
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
PALONCHA
214860

Other famous institutes offering Agricultural Engineering in India

  • Anna University
  • College of Agricultural Engineering & Post Harvest Technology, Central Agricultural University
  • Punjab Agricultural University
  • Tamilnadu Agricultural University
  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore