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About Career as an Agriculture Engineer

Agriculture is the most important sector in the Indian economy which contributes around 23% to the Gross Domestic products and more than 70% of the total work force is employed in this sector. Almost all rural India is dependent on agriculture and allied activities like animal husbandry, diary, poultry and fisheries. Being primarily an agricultural country the growth and development of Indian economy particularly depend upon steady growth of agriculture and other allied activities. The task of an agricultural engineer is to improve agricultural production by means of better engineering methods, inventions, technology and equipment which also require a good intellect and a desire to make a difference to the future of farming. Improvement in agricultural farm machinery, farm structures, rural electrification, bio-gas, new technologies in the design and manufacture of agricultural products and also conservation of soil and water are some of the jobs handled by an agricultural engineer.

Career Prospects of Career as an Agriculture Engineer

Agricultural Engineers have bright career prospects. Upon graduating or post-graduating in Agriculture and allied sciences, the options and opportunities of a career are many. State Department of Agriculture recruits Agricultural Engineers as agricultural officers for the development of agriculture in a district. There are also private firms investing money in medicinal crops and plantation crops who generally recruit agricultural engineers. Some agricultural engineers can look towards NGOs working in rural areas. Those interested in research activities can join IARI as junior fellow researcher and become agricultural scientists. Now banks giving advance credit and loans to agriculture and agri-based projects are also employing agriculture experts for evaluation of crops. Teaching agriculture and allied subjects is also an option available to these students. Moreover some down to earth agricultural engineer can also engage them in innovative farming.

Skills & Education Required for Career as an Agriculture Engineer

The basic eligibility criteria for a candidate aspiring to do a BE in Agricultural Engineering is 10+2, with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and preferably Biology. To become a qualified Agricultural Engineer one must have a graduate degree (B.E / B.Tech) or at least a diploma in Agricultural Engineering. BE / B.Tech Agriculture courses are of 4 years' duration while the diploma courses are of 2-3 years' duration. Selection to all Agricultural Engineering courses is on the basis of joint entrance exam (JEE) for the IIT's and separate state level and national level exams for other institutions. After completion of BE/B.Tech one can pursue M.Tech in Agriculture which includes study like crop process engineering, firm machinery and power, soil and water conservation etc. A Ph.D. degree of three years is also offered at IIT kharagpur, and Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as an Agriculture Engineer

  • i have completed B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering, have i any job possibilities in Infosys...plz rply me... Thank you Posted By : Nilesh Shinde, on 24-02-2012 18:54:52 Report Abuse

  • i want a one yar technical course .. i have done 3 years diploma in electronics. what course will be best for me .?? Posted By : majid khan, on 21-01-2012 11:25:37 Report Abuse

  • (1)Is there an Intitute,which gives a professional degree/diploma in agriculture ? (2) What are the facilities/support provded bythe govt to start farming? Posted By : Naveen Pratap Singh, on 28-10-2011 13:22:51 Report Abuse

  • i am a plus 2 student and i came to know that we can have good carer option in agriculter , so please sugest me what to do after my plus 2, to get a good job in future Posted By : sahu.oshin, on 04-10-2011 08:56:14 Report Abuse

  • sir, can i complete 4 months plant training in ongc. i am b.tech (agril engg) final year student. Posted By : rahul ranjan, on 26-07-2011 16:22:16 Report Abuse

  • sir, can i complete 4 months plant training in ongc. i am b.tech (agril engg) final year student. Posted By : rahul ranjan, on 26-07-2011 16:21:07 Report Abuse

  • i want to take addmission Posted By : abhirna, on 28-06-2011 12:54:49 Report Abuse

  • i like the agricultural field.so,i completed 10+2,give me your suggection. Posted By : krish, on 30-05-2011 10:30:08 Report Abuse

  • I like it Posted By : Bhalerao abhinav, on 20-04-2011 14:05:44 Report Abuse

  • i doing b.tech III year from s c r i e t meerut. plaese told me after do the b.tech what to do Posted By : vivek kumar, on 26-11-2010 07:06:50 Report Abuse

  • i have completed m.tech from uas banglore. plaese give me the information of job opportunities.............. Posted By : bipin .g, on 16-08-2010 13:32:24 Report Abuse

  • now i completed B.tech agri engineering from uas raichur . i want to do m.tech.please can i know the list of colleges available in india . Posted By : jayraj, on 16-08-2010 13:30:07 Report Abuse

  • i want add. in B.tech(ag) so, pls contact me i am Manish Kumar Pandey from delhi Posted By : Manish Kumar Pandey, on 21-07-2010 12:46:42 Report Abuse

  • I am a btech biotechnology graduate from vit university, can i do my master degree in agricultural engineering/ biotechnology in TNAU. If possible, what should i do for that ? Posted By : yuvashree, on 03-06-2010 11:39:35 Report Abuse

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