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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Agri-Informatics) - Course Overview

  • STREAM

    ENGINEERING

  • DURATION

    4 YEARS

  • COURSE

    Agricultural Engineering

  • COURSE TYPE

    Graduation

Updated On - January 24th 2019

B.Tech in Agri-Informatics Engineering Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

B.Tech in Agri-Informatics Engineering is a 4-year undergraduate course consisting of 8 semesters which comprise an even distribution of theoretical and practical subjects in the specialization of agriculture.   

Agri-Informatics engineers interested in post- graduation in the subject can pursue courses of higher study such as M. Tech and Ph.D. Successful graduates of the course may also go for employment in fields such as public sector, research, industry- based career, educational sector, agricultural sector etc.     

Lucrative career opportunities can be found in Food Corporation of India Ltd, Oil Palm Research, Natural Agricultural Innovative Project, and industries involved in the production of agricultural equipment. They are placed in capacities such as Agricultural Scientist, Farming Consultant, Sales Manager of Agricultural Product etc.

Average entry- level salary offered to Agri-Informatics engineers is INR 2.5 lacs per annum.

B.Tech in Agri-Informatics Engineering: Course Highlights Table

Course LevelGraduate
Duration4 years
Examination TypeSemester System
Eligibility10+2 with science subjects
Admission ProcessBased on counselling after clearing Entrance Tests (JEE Main, JEE Advanced etc.)
Course FeeINR 1.7 lakh p.a.
Average Starting salaryINR 2 to 5 Lacs
Top recruiting companiesLarsen & Toubro, BPL, Wipro Medical and Siemens
Job RolesClinical Engineer, Biomaterials Engineer, Biomechanics Engineer, Bioinstrumentation Engineer and Researcher

Eligibility for B.Tech in Agri-Informatics Engineering
Aspiring candidates who have completed 10+2 qualification from a recognized educational Board with a minimum aggregate score of 55% with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as the main subjects are eligible for admission to B. Tech in Agri-Informatics engineering. Criterion regarding the minimum eligible score may vary across different colleges holding the entrance exam.
Additionally, candidates are required to qualify the relevant entrance exam for selection. Average annual tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 1.5 lacs and 3.9 lacs.

B.Tech in Agri-Informatics Engineering: What is it About?

Agri-Informatics engineering involves lessons in conservation of agricultural resources such as soil and water and also covers the field of dairy engineering. The course involves the study of manufacturing of agricultural and allied equipment for advanced application of engineering and technology to agricultural production. Graduation in the course opens doors to job prospects in agricultural, educational, industrial and government sectors.

B.Tech in Agri-Informatics Engineering: Who Should Opt?

Ideal candidates would have rich logical thinking ability, inter- personal skills, ability to operate in high- pressure situations. The course is also suited for candidates interested in pursuing research in the course.

Course Duration and Distance Learning

This is a 4-year course spread over 8 semesters with 2 semesters in each year. The course is also offered via the distance learning mode of 4- year duration.

Top Institutes Offering B.Tech in Agri-Informatics Engineering

Listed in the table below are some of the top institutes in India offering Agri-Informatics engineering. Also listed are the corresponding locations and the fees charged by each.

Name of the InstituteCityAverage Tuition fees in INR
Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University: College of Agricultural EngineeringBapatla1,16,800
Agricultural Engineering College and Research InstituteCoimbatore95, 000
Aligarh Muslim UniversityAligarh63, 900
Allahabad Agricultural InstituteAllahabad3, 30, 000
Andhra University (A.U.) College of EngineeringVishakapatnam1,21,000
Anna University: College of EngineeringChennai1,45,000
Haryana Agricultural University, HissarHissar1,01,000
Indian Institute of TechnologyKharagpur3,90,000
Institute of Engineering and TechnologyLucknow4, 11, 000
Gujarat Agricultural University: College of Agricultural Engineering and TechnologyJunagadh96, 000

B.Tech in Agri-Informatics Engineering: Admission Process

Based on performance in the entrance exam and marks scored at the 10+2 level, candidates are selected for admission to B.Tech in Agri-Informatics Engineering. On an average, 1.5 lakh candidates appear for the JEE Advanced. Some States conduct their own entrance tests such as COMEDK-UGET, TNPCEE, UPSEAT etc.
Aspiring students are required to appear for and qualify the relevant entrance exam such as JEE Main, JEE Advanced and other State- level exams. On the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance exam, the merit list is prepared. Based on merit obtained by the candidate in the entrance exam, admission is made possible.

Entrance Exams for B.Tech in Agri-Informatics Engineering

Admission to the course is based on certain State and national level exams. JEE Main and JEE Advanced are the popular national- level exams for the course. JEE Advanced is held for admission to the IITs. The exam pattern of almost all entrance exams for engineering colleges is similar with the same 3 sections, namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

For candidates’ reference, given below is a list of the various entrance exams held in the country for admission to B. Tech in Agri-informatics.

ExamLevel/ Conducted ByColleges
JEE MainNational level/ CBSENITs, IIITs, most institutes accept JEE Main Scores
JEE advancedNational/ IITsIITs
COMEDKState Level examKarnataka colleges
UPSEATState Level examUttar Pradesh colleges
Punjab University Common Entrance TestState Level ExamPunjab Universities colleges

B.Tech in Agri-Informatics Engineering: Career Prospects

Agri-Informatics engineers can find lucrative career opportunities in educational, agricultural, public, and private sector enterprises. They are hired in positions such as Agricultural Scientist, Agricultural Sales Manager, Farming Consultant etc. Manufacturing industries both in India and abroad hire such graduates. They can also take up jobs in teaching and research sectors.

Some of the popular career opportunities offered to Agri-Informatics engineers are listed below along with the job descriptions and salaries offered for each profile.

annual salary graph
Job RoleJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary in INR
Agriculture sales managerAgriculture Sales Manager facilitates the sales of farm products by demonstrating them to farmers. With thorough insight into the agriculture industry, they aid in the sale of farming equipment, fertilizers and seeds.9.9 lacs
Senior Agriculture ManagerAgricultural Managers look after commercial agricultural operations such as nurseries and large farms. They focus on the business of an agricultural facility. In agricultural areas, those with small businesses and few workers have greater responsibility. They guide farmers to plan crops in a way that maximizes profit and minimizes loss.2.16 to 5.2 Lacs
Farming ConsultantAgricultural Consultants guide farmers regarding use and management of agricultural land. They also give technical advice to agricultural landowners. Agricultural landowners get information on financial issues from farming consultants and to make the most effective use of land.4.00 to 10 Lacs
Agriculture ScientistAgricultural Scientists develop ways to improve quality and quantity of crops. They study soil composition as crop growth depends on the quality of soil. They also conduct experiments and research related to crops.5.9 to 16 Lacs

Listed below are the various public sector enterprises which hire Agri-Informatics engineers.

  • Food Corporation of India Ltd.
  • Universities
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Laboratory
  • Research Institution
  • United India Insurance Company
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • National Dairy Development Board
  • National Seeds corporation
  • Indian Agriculture Institute

Mentioned below are the different private sector enterprises which hire Agri-Informatics engineers.

  • Agricultural co-operatives
  • Farming companies
  • Fertilizer and irrigation companies
  • Industry service organizations such as the sugar industry
  • Manufacturers of agricultural equipment
  • NGOs

B.Tech in Agri-Informatics Engineering: Syllabus and Course Structure

The course structure for most B.Tech programs is similar, with 8 semesters in all. Subjects taught in the 1st and 2nd semesters are common across all programs. In the remaining semesters, students are taught the topics related to their field of specialization.  

The scheme of assessment for B.Tech in Agri-Informatics Engineering is tabulated below.

Scheme of AssessmentWeightage (%)
Theory75
Practical25

A semester- wise breakup of B.Tech in Agri-Informatics Engineering’s syllabus is given below.

SemesterSubjectsPractical Lab and Selective Subjects
  • Semester I
  • Language (professional Communication in English)
  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Engineering Physics I
  • Mathematics I
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Chemistry/Physics Lab
  • Engineering Mechanics/ Electrical Laboratory
  • Engineering Graphic I
  • Workshop Practice ± I
  • Semester II
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Environment and Ecology
  • Engineering Physics II
  • Mathematics II
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Basic Electronics
  • Basic Electronics Lab
  • Computer Programming Lab
  • Engineering Graphics II
  • Workshop Practice II
  • Semester III
  • Numerical Analysis & Computer Programming (C, C++)
  • Material Science
  • Strength of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Soil Science
  • Mathematics-III
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials/ Material Science
  • Computer Programming
  • Soil Science Lab
  • Semester IV
  • Hydrology
  • Soil Mechanics
  • I.C. Engines
  • Kinematics and Dynamics
  • Electrical Machines
  • Crop Production
  • Hydrology
  • I.C. Engines
  • Kinematics and Dynamics
  • Electrical Machines
  • Semester V
  • Management Science
  • Surveying and Leveling
  • Agriculture Engineering Structures & Rural Engineering
  • Post Harvest Engineering
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  • Building Materials and Structural Design
  • Surveying and Leveling
  • Agriculture Engineering Structures and Rural Engineering
  • Post Harvest Engineering
  • Building Materials and Structural Design
  • Semester VI
  • Pumps Engineering & Hydraulic Control
  • Ground Water and Well Engineering
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • Farm Machinery
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
  • Machine Design
  • Pumps Engineering & Hydraulic Control
  • Farm Machinery/Irrigation Engineering
  • Ground Water and Well Engineering
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
  • Semester VII
  • Agriculture and Environment Engineering
  • Tractors and Power Units
  • Dairy and Food Processing Operations
  • Open Elective
  • Profession Elective - I
  • Agriculture and Environment Engineering
  • Tractors and Power Units
  • Dairy and Food Processing Operations
  • Project I
  • Semester VIII
  • Drainage Engineering
  • Food Products and Process Technology
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering in Agriculture
  • Professional Elective ±II
  • Professional Elective ± I
  • Project Work

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