The Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) was established on 29 December 1989 at the PAU Campus, Ludhiana, Punjab, India as a nodal institute to undertake lead researches in the area of the post-harvest engineering and technology appropriate to agricultural production catchment and agro-industries. The aim of the college is to create Higher profitability of agricultural production systems ensuring better income to farmers and increased employment opportunities in rural sector through efficient post-harvest engineering and technological interventions for loss reduction and value addition to agricultural produce and byproducts resulting in high quality and safe food and feed at competitive prices for domestic and export markets.
Workshop is well equipped with lathe, shape slotter, drill bending, cutting, hydraulic iron cutting, rolling and grilling machines. All types of post-harvest machines that can promote mechanization and user's friendly equipment’s can be fabricated at the workshop offers training to Bachelor of Technology (Agricultural Engineering) Students. It also adds as a catalyst in product development process. The workshop is equipped with full staff like wekder, machinist as well as turner to work on the siad machines.