B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering (B.Tech AE) is a 4-year undergraduate course in agricultural studies and processes. The minimum eligibility for this course requires passing class 12th/ Higher Secondary Examination in Biology, Maths, and Chemistry. The mode of admission is through State/ National/ University Joint Entrance Examination or Pre Engineering Test.
Top Institutes offering this course are:
The average tuition fee for this course ranges between INR 50,000 to 1.5 Lacs
B. Tech AE graduates can find various Career Options and Jobs in sectors such as Agri-business firms, food processing, agricultural research and development firms, government sectors etc. The job profiles for graduates of this course can be a research scientist, lecturer, microbiologist etc. A fresh graduate of this course can expect an annual salary of between INR 1.5 – 2.5 Lacs which would only increase with experience in the field.
Agricultural Engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with the study of agricultural process and technological practices in food processing and efficient production of food. Agriculture is the largest participant in the Indian Economy. It is needless to say that a career in Agriculture in India is nothing but bright and shining.
BE in Agricultural Engineering is similar to B.Tech Agricultural Engineering. Both have the same career prospects, value, and scope. Many colleges offer the Agricultural Engineering course by these two names. However, the meaning and course objectives and syllabus are similar.
Since B.Tech AE is an engineering course, the duration of the course is four years and eight semesters.
There are various B.Tech Agricultural Engineering Colleges in India. Few of top colleges for B.Tech Agricultural Engineering are as follows:
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri
Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur
Rama University, Kanpur
College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar
After this undergraduate course, students can apply for M.Tech Agricultural Engineering and also Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineer. Students can also opt for specialization within the fields of Agriculture in Agricultural Engineering when applying for M.Tech or Ph.D. course.
Admission to M.Tech is also through an Entrance Examination. Some colleges/ institutes like Indira Gandhi Agricultural University and Indian Agricultural Research Institute also take an Entrance Examination for Ph.D. program.
Many colleges have a Common Entrance Examination which leads to the admission to the B.Tech AE course.
If the candidate is eligible, students can follow the process given below.
Top entrance examinations for B.Tech AE are as follows:
ICAR AIEEA: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research conducts an All India Entrance Examination. The applications are made available online in the month of January.
OUAT CET: Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Common Entrance Test’s application forms are available in the month of April.
EAMCET: Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test application forms are available in month of May.
The entrance examinations have negative marking of 0 to 1 mark.
The number of questions ranges from 150 to 200. The time allotted for the exam is 3 hours.
The syllabus for the entrance exam is best described as follows:
The selection process varies in two ways from college to college either by accepting the candidate’s admission solely on the Entrance Examination Score
Declaring a merit list based on candidate’s performance in Entrance Exam as well as their qualifying score.
The eligibility for lateral entry is 10th+ 3yr Diploma in Engineering/Technology or BSc in any stream with subjects such as Mathematics.