Agriculture Science and Technology

Overview

Agricultural Engineering is the branch of engineering with the integration of Mechanical, Chemical, Civil Engineering and Basic Science with the approaches of design, development of system, machinery, product, process and theories pertaining to the agriculture production & processing technology. Agricultural Engineers are veteran professionals who integrate technology with farming and apply the modern science for the growth and development of agriculture.

Vision

To provide responsive and qualitative education for development of agriculture and strengthen the farm mechanization, soil conservation practices and food processing technology. 

Mission

To become India's leading institute in the field of Agricultural Science and encourage students to learn various aspects of Agricultural Engineering.  

Scopes

The scope and extent of Agriculture Engineering is very wide and play pivotal role in the nation’s economy by improving the yield and production per unit land area with the intervention of precision farming equipment 

 

Career opportunities

The scope of Agricultural Engineering is both wide and varied covering diverse items such as farm machinery & power, agricultural processing & diary machinery, soil & water conservation along with farm irrigation & drainage, farm building and structures

 

Objectives

To provide relevant education to the students in the field of farm machinery, food processing and soil water conservation. To promote research, agricultural productivity, cost reduction in farming and farm mechanization.

 

Course offered

 

GRADUATION  - Duration 4 Yrs.

Courses

Eligibility

B.Tech. Agriculture Engg.

Passed 10+2 with PCM/ PCBM or equivalent examination with Minimum 50% (45% for Reserved categories)

B.Tech. Food Technology

Passed 10+2 with PCM/ PCB/ PCBM or equivalent examination with Minimum 50% (45% for Reserved categories)

B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture

Passed 10+2 with Agriculture /PCM / PCB/ Biotech or equivalent examination with Minimum 50% (45% for Reserved categories)

 

MASTER IN AGRICULTURE SCIENCE

Duration: 2 Yrs.

Course with Specialization

Eligibility

M.Sc. (Ag.)  in Agronomy / Horticulture / Genetics and Plant Breeding / Soil Science / Plant Pathology / Entomology / Agriculture Economics

Graduation in Agriculture or applied stream or equivalent examination with Minimum 60% (55% for Reserved categories)

 

Eminent faculty

 

Prof. R.S. Pathak

Dean, Agriculture Engineering & Food Technology

Qualification

B.Sc (Agriculture Engineering)

Former Senior Officer, World Bank (UNO), Farm mechanization Project.

Specialization: Farm Machinery

Experience:

42 Years (18 years teaching research

Dr. Ajeet Sarathe

Head, Agricultural Engineering

Qualifications:

B.Tech (Agricultural Engineering)

M.Tech (Post harvest process and Food Engineering)

Ph. D (Food & Agril Engineering)

Specialization: Food Process Engineering

Experience: 11 Year

 

Laboratory
  1. Soil and water conservation lab
  2. Farm power lab
  3. Farm machinery lab
  4. Processing and food engineering lab
  5. Surveying and leveling lab
  6. Irrigation lab
  7. Basic civil engineering lab
  8. Mechanical engineer lab
  9. Renewable energy sources lab
Infrastructures
  1. ICT class room
  2. Tractor and agricultural machinery training and repairing center
  3. Poly house
  4. Experimental learning field
  5. Computer lab
  6. CAD/CAM design lab
  7. Remote sensing lab
  8. Collaboration with Foreign universities
  9. MOU with industries
  10. Incubation centre for food processing preservation
  11. Micro irrigation training set up
Industrial Visit

 

Department of Agricultural Engineering conducts the Industrial Visit program to enhance and instil practical experience in the students where they can experience the practical working of industry.

  1. Deendayal Research Institute, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Satna(M.P.)
  2. Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal
  3. Bhalla Dairy Farm in Badkhar, Satna
  4. Sahakari Dugdh Sangh Maryadit, Jabalpur (M.P.
  5. Bansagar Dam, Shahdol
  6. Krishi AbhiyantrikiSambhag, Satna. M.P.
Research activities

 

Economic analysis of production marketing and value addition of wheat in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh, academic year 2012-16

Study on existing method of paddy threshing in Satna district for enacting suitable mechanical intervention, academic year 2013-17

Design Development and Performance evaluation of manually operated modified soil conditioner, academic year 2014-18

Development and Performance Evaluation of single man operated paddy thresher, academic year 2014-18

Design fabrication and performance evaluation of paddle operated modified groundnut decorticator, academic year 2015-19

 

Placement cell

 

AKS University, Satna is committed to provide vast opportunities to the students. Recruiters recruit the students through campus placements and also via open campus placements. Students of AKS University have made the benchmark as they are working in different industries of India. Figure depicts the pattern of placements of students in terms of academic years.

 

RECRUITERS

 

Trainings offered

 

Department of Agriculture Engineering conducts the academic training program for the students in India’s Esteemed Institutes such as:

  1. Central Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute, Budni, M.P.
  2. North Eastern Region Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institute, Biswanath Chariali, Assam.
  3. Southern Region Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute, Anantapur, A.P.
  4. Northern Region Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institute, Hisar, Haryana.
  5. CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Ludhiana, Punjab.
  6. Sahakari Dugdh Sangh Maryadit, Jabalpur. M.P.
  7. Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Thanjavur, T.N
  8. National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana
  9. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
  10. Mahindra and Mahindra, Nagpur, M.H
  11. Eicher Tractors, Bhopal( M.P.)
  12. Jain Irrigation, Jalgaon, M.H
  13. NETAFIM, Bhopal, M.P.
  14. Sadhguru Foundation, Gujarat

 

Achievements

 

AKS University, Satna gets some of the best students from all over India and Faculty of Agricultural Engineering is committed to nourish them in such a way that they can accomplish their goals. Many exemplary students have successfully achieved milestone by qualifying toughest examinations such as GATE and JRF conducted by IIT and ICAR respectively.