M. Tech. Agricultural Engineering is 2 year post-graduate programwhich is a study of various applications, techniques and theories used in Agricultural sector for better productivity of crops through design and innovation.
The program focusses on using and bringing new engineering methods in use for making farming easy, more efficient and more profitable. Improving lifestyle of rural people, is also one of the crucial part of M. Tech Agricultural Engineering.
Agricultural Engineers work on new inventions that are useful in irrigation systems and power systems, which help reduction in fuel consumption.
The minimum eligibility for admission to this course is a B.Tech. degree in Agricultural Engineering or similar discipline. Approximate Tuition fee of the course varies from30,000 INR to 75000 INR per annum.
M. Tech Agricultural Engineering equips students with immense knowledge to work in various sectors like fertilizer firms, Research and Development Firms, Food product firms etc. The average entry level salary for M.Tech. Agricultural Engineering graduates ranges from 1.5 Lakh INR to 3 INR Lakh.
M. Tech Agricultural Engineering has core subjects that include concepts of Engineering and Science that focusses on producing crops in a systematic and coherent manner so as to make it cost effective.
Students learn the principles, theories, fundamentals required to design new machinery for agricultural purposes in ways that are easy to use for farmers and other laymen in rural areas.
The program aims at imparting knowledge of how to be able to perform skills like planning, supervising and managing areas like floods, drainage and irrigation systems. Students are taught to study researched data and perform relevant practices.
Students also learn to understand the nature and impact of farming practices on environment, which helps them create new schemes for reducing pollution and enrich the natural resources provided to us by nature.
Students who have knowledge of product engineering, equipment research and designing along with good communication skillsand can work under unfavorable conditions with pressure are most apt for M. Tech Agricultural Engineering.
Those who have fast understanding and can grasp concepts of new technologies may opt for this course.
The duration of M. Tech Agricultural Engineering is 2 years which has 4 semesters that end 6 months long.
Duration for distance learning mode of the course is 2 years as well.
Students after completing M. Tech Agricultural Engineering can go for Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering.
Agricultural engineering is a field that is expanding these days as many Engineering colleges in India offer M. Tech Agricultural Engineering. Some of the top colleges are:
Name of the college
Indian Institute of Technology
Birsa Institute of Technolody
College of Technology
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
Rajendra Agricultural university
Some of the universities that offer M. Tech Agricultural Engineering in Distance mode are Singhania University, JhunjunuandDayitwa Education, Delhi.
The minimum eligibility requirement for admission to the M.Tech. Agricultural Engineering is a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology degree in Agricultural Engineering or similar discipline.
Admission to M. Tech Agricultural programs is followed in a systematic manner, which involves 3 stages:
Students have to clear GATE to seek admission in M. Tech Agricultural Engineering.
GATE is the Graduate Aptitude Testin Engineering which is mainly conducted for admission to M. Tech programs. The skills tested in GATE are as follows:
After a candidate clears GATE, he has to clear group discussion round and personal interview round as well. All these stages determine the selection of a candidate.
A handful of universities such as College of Technology and Engineering affiliated with the MaharanaPratap University of Agriculture and Engineering offers direct admission to students based on marks scored by them in B.Tech./BE and their performance in a Personal Interview.