Career in Agricultural Engineering - options and opportunities

Career in Agricultural Engineering - options and opportunities- Introduction, options, opportunities, courses, institutes, exams etc.
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  • RE: Career in Agricultural Engineering - options and opportunities -Rohit Sharma (11/29/11)
  • Introduction

    Agricultural engineering is a blend of principles of engineering and biological sciences. It is also known as biological engineering. It combines other fields such as animal biology, plant biology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and chemical engineering. It is one of the diverse field which focuses on creation and development of tools to modernize the agricultural aspects. It consists of mathematical and science principles to solve agricultural issues. It consists of several processes like production, processing, transportation, storage for agricultural elements and reconstruction methods for rural areas. This field also consists of different branches which deal with agricultural aspects such as farm equipments, rural structures, soil conservation, drainage, irrigation and rural electricity. Agricultural engineering is a diverse field and has good scope for candidates.

    Performance and growth of industry in India

    In India, agriculture is one of the most important sectors which contribute around 23% towards GDP (Gross Domestic Products). This field includes more than 70% of total work force. Indian economy is dependent on agricultural productions as it is one of the primary fields which is growing and developing rapidly. Rural areas are also dependent on agriculture and the fields related to it like diary, poultry, fisheries and livestock. Agriculture in India is one of the rapidly growing fields which is mainly popular for production of food and other goods by systematic and controlled way.

    Options and Opportunities

    The opportunities in this field are challenging and very interesting. This field is suitable for those who have keen interest in agriculture. Engineers of this field design and develop agricultural equipment and structures by using modern technologies and inventions. Agricultural Engineers can also do specialization in machine systems, designing power, plant production, animal production, environmentology, and bioprocess. They can also work as technical experts on engineering projects in banks and financial corporations. After becoming engineer they can set up their own small unit or consultancy.

    Courses Available

    -B.E/B.Tech in Bioinformatics
    - M.Tech in Bioinformatics
    - B.Sc in any one branch of engineering
    - M.Sc
    - BE in agriculture Engineering.
    - M.Tech in agricultural Engineering
    - Ph.D. degree

    Qualification required

    - For pursuing B.E/B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering, 10+2, with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics is required.
    - For Diploma courses in Agricultural Engineering/M.Tech in Agriculture the required qualification is B.E/B.Tech

    Some good institutes

    - Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi,
    - Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai,
    - Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
    - Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
    - Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
    - Indian Institute of Technology Chennai
    - Birla Institute of Technology (BITS) - (Pilani and Ranchi.)
    - Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi.
    - University of Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttar Pradesh.
    - Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)

    Entrance exams

    - JEE (Joint entrance exam) for the IIT's and separate state level
    - National level exams for other institutions
    - Competitive examinations on an all-India basis for admission to a B Tech / B E course are also conducted by private institutions
    - AMIE (Associate Membership Examination of the Institute of Engineers) exam is being conducted all over the India.