Upcoming Agricultural Engineering branch…. Admission, Skills required, Job Profiles and Salary

September 7th, 2010| Jobs.

Upcoming Agricultural Engineering branch…. Admission, Skills required, Job Profiles and Salary

Using Engineering techniques to improve agricultural production and processing is Agricultural Engineering.  Increasing food production, improving agricultural farm machinery, farm structure, Rural electrification, biogas, soil, water conservation etc come under Agricultural Engineering.  Most of the Agricultural Engineers work in State Agricultural Extension Services.

Admission: 90 seats are available in Agricultural Engineering in Andhra Pradesh.  Admissions are given based on the rank secured in EAMCET.

Higher Education: After finishing BE/BTech in Agricultural Engineering, one can go for MTech/MS in various specializations.  Form Machinery and Soil and Water conservation, Dairy and Food Engineering, Applied Botany, Post harvesting Engineering are the available specializations.

Core Subjects:  Crop production technology, Soil science, Farm implements and machinery, Principles of food engineering and Irrigation Engineering are the core subjects.

Job Profiles: Planning, Supervising, Managing Irrigation, Drainage, Water control systems, processing of agricultural products and the effect of atmosphere on agriculture are the responsibilities looked after by the Agricultural Engineers.  Food processing, Food Machinery, Packaging, Ingredient manufacturing, Pharmaceutical companies, processing technology, healthcare companies offer jobs to Agricultural Engineers.

Top Companies: Amul Diary, ITC, Escorts, Sriram Honda, Nestle India, Pro Agro seeds are the various companies that offer job opportunities.

Salary:  The starting salary of Agricultural Engineers in Government and private sectors is Rs. 15,000 – 20,000.

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