Agricultural engineering is the engineering discipline that applies engineering science and technology to agricultural production and processing. Agricultural engineering combines the disciplines of animal biology, plant biology; and mechanical, civil, electrical and chemical engineering principles with the knowledge of agricultural principles.
Agricultural engineers may perform tasks such as planning, supervising and managing the building of dairy effluent schemes, irrigation, drainage, flood and water control systems. AG Engineers perform environmental impact assessments, agricultural product processing and interpret research results and implement the relevant practices.
All Labs of Agriculture Department are well equipped to gauge a curious mind. Few prominent Labs are Fluid Mechanics Lab, Farm Machinary Lab, Basic Electronics and Instrumentation Lab,Theory of Machine Lab , Electrical Circuits & Machines Lab , Soil Mechanics Lab Farm Power Lab, Strength of Material Lab , etc. Lab work and problem solving form a vital part of the curriculum. We take adequate steps to ensure site visits to ensure students are abreast of all construction technologies & methods.
With over 70% population involved directly or indirectly in Agriculture, and with over 1.30 billion mouths to feed, Agriculture Engineers are definitely most sought after Engineers in developing economy like India. Enhancement in agricultural productivity is imperative to meet the ever increasing food demand despite shrinking natural resources and impending climate change. Agricultural Engineering has critical role in higher agricultural production, post harvest management and rural employment generation. A large percentage of agricultural engineers work in academia or for government agencies such as the Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Department of Agriculture or state agricultural extension services. Some are consultants, employed by private engineering firms, while others work in industry, for manufacturers of agricultural machinery, equipment, processing technology, and structures for housing livestock and storing crops. Agricultural engineers work in production, sales, management, research and development, or applied science.
Influential Persons In Field Of Agriculture
Agriculturalist Scientist investigate plants, Animals & Soil in ordered to research & improve the quality of food, farming & the environment. The main role of Agriculture Scientist in Agriculture has been to help or generate novelties that allow us to produce more with less land & less effort.
As far as the chronology of events of agriculture, there were sporadic references. However, western scholars had unearthed a lot of information on the Agricultural history of west Asia, China etc.
Future Prospects In Agriculture
As per estimates by the United Nations, by 2050 approximately 10 Billion people will inhabit the world. To address this pressing issue, Agriculture requires new approaches, which can not only increase productivity but also ensure environmental protection & conservation of limited natural resources. If we work to take a look at the future, there are already a few trends that are transforming Agriculture globally.
Exciting History Of Combines
Combine Harvesters or simply “combine” is a machine that combines the task of Harvesting, Threshing & Cleaning grain crops.
History Of Tillage & Tillage Equipments
For many farms across the world today, tilling soil is an essential part of farm practices. Without tillage they would struggle to grow crops with as much success or so they thing. With the rise of no-tillage farming we thought it be great idea to take a look back over history at how tilling has developed and evolved over time.