Agriculture is the basic root of the living of the human being, where the cultivation not only needs for the results for the production of the crops but also for the animals too. Into the verses of today's technology, the technological advancements that took part in the agricultural sector, food engineering has gained importance. Courses under this Agricultural and Food Engineering, the study is based on the technology to develop in this sector. This study is based on the application of technology to improve in land resource planning, the production of crops, irrigation, dairy engineering. The food engineers will analyze, govern, and maintain for the production, processing, and packing for the respective fields. And today this field has opportunities for food refrigeration, it's freezing, the thermal processing, it's drying, and other food operations.
These are the top most colleges which help the student to develop their knowledge and skills in the academic area. These colleges are provided BTech, MTech, and Diploma Courses. In these colleges, BTech and MTech admission is on the basis of JEE MAIN, JEE Advanced, GATE, SRMJEE. The top institutes for the Agricultural and Food Engineering are:
- National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
- Central Food Technology Research Institute, Mysore
- University of Delhi, Delhi
- Karunya University, Coimbatore
- SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
- Anand Agricultural University, Gujarat
- University of Mysore, Mysore
- Anna University, Chennai
- Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
- Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
- Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam
- Kerela Agricultural University, Thrissur
- Chandigarh University, Ajitgarh, Punjab
- Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)
- GIET University
There are three fields to join in this course. Every field has a separate duration and also the eligibility criteria of these fields are different. The exam type of this course is semester base and admission is on the basis of the Merit and Entrance test.
|Passed 10+2 with minimum physics, chemistry, and mathematics as main subjects.
Courses and Eligibility:
In the Agricultural and Food Engineering stream, candidates can join in BTech, MTech, and Diploma courses. Candidates must have some basic eligibility criteria to join these courses. The admission in these fields is on the basis of some entrance exams. The basic details about courses and eligibility are given below.
|Average Course Fees.
|must have passed 10+2 class with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics with minimum 50% of marks
|1.60lacs - 6.63laacs
JEE Main, JEE Advanced, SRMJEE, COMEDK(Karnataka)
|complete B. Tech with minimum 50 % of marks
|passed 10th class with a minimum pass mark
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|No such entrances
After completing study it is necessary for candidates to get hired by top companies or industry. In India like places job opportunities are more.Here these are the various multinational company and some national organization who recruit Agricultural and Food Engineers. Nowadays there is a great demand for these organizations in this field.
The top recruiters of Agricultural and Food Engineering are:
- Food and Agriculture Organization
- Agro Tech Food
- ITC Limited
- PepsiCo India
- Perfetti India Ltd
- Britannia India Ltd
- Nestle India Pvt. Ltd.
- Cadbury India Ltd.
- Food Corporation of India
- National Seeds Corporation
The topics here would be,
- Food Authenticity
- Food Safety
- Preservatives and Preservation Methods
Its main objective for this year that the students gain knowledge of microbiology and its application in the field of food industry.
Kinematics of Machinery:
The basic topics here are,
- Kinematic Notation and Analysis
- Incomplete Kinematic Chains
- Kinematic Synthesis
The main objective here is that students understand the concepts of the kinetics of respective machinery in the field of Agricultural and Food Engineering.
The basic topics here include which are,
- Basic concepts of the Engineering
- The Technical Design Approach
- Economical design approach
- Economical Optimization
The main objective of this subject and the relevant topics are basics of food technology, food transport technology and food packing technology.
Food Packing Technology:
The basic topics over the Food packing technology are:
- Introduction to food technology
- Food Safety & Public Health
- Packaging Machines
- Shell Life of Packing Material
Here the course discloses the study of various methods, machines and materials used for packaging of a different variety of food products.
Entrance is an exam that tested the aspirant’s knowledge for the course which candidates applied for. As Agricultural and Food Engineering is a professional course, hence various universities and institutions organized their own entrance exam for selection.
These are the topmost career option in Agriculture and Food Engineering. Here are the details about some various job post, description of the job and there salary
|responsible for rearing farm animals, tending crops, maximizing total yield, managing farm equipment supply, overall budget activities, on-field staff, and administrating the farm activities.
|2.5 lacs to 4.5 lacs
|Provides professional advice on the selection, ordering, planting, and maintenance of trees, shrubs, ground covers, and turf grasses on campus, Prepares fertilizer programs for various types of plants.
|1.2 lacs to 2.4 lacs
|Maintaining and monitoring project plans, project schedules, work hours, budgets, and expenditures
|2.5 lacs to 3.5 lacs
Product Design Engineers
|responsible for the process of creating and developing new products. They research and develop ideas and processes for new products, improve the performance and design of existing products and overseeing the production and packaging of final products.
|2.7 lacs to 4.5 lacs
Research and Development
|manager performs a number of highly important roles within an organization, responsible for research, planning, and implementing new programs and protocols into their company or organization and overseeing the development of new products.
|5.5 lacs to 8.5 lacs
Agricultural Crop Engineer
|help agricultural and food scientists create biological applications for developing crops with new, sturdier traits.
|2 lacs to 4.5 lacs
|responsible for ensuring the best customer service is received by staff and clients. ... Assisting with the preparation of and the serving of all meals and beverages to customers.
|2.5 lacs to 4.5 lacs
|study soil, plants, seeds, and products to better understand crop needs and develop more effective and efficient farming practices. They conduct research, take and test samples, and solve complex problems.
|3.5 lacs to 5 lacs
|Investigate the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.
|1.5 lacs to 3 lacs
Q: What is the work of an agricultural engineer?
A: Agricultural Engineers typically has the roles as Design Agricultural machinery its components and types of equipment, using CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Technology. Also, they play a vital role in agricultural machinery and equipment, which is to ensure that they perform properly. Designing of food processing plants and supervise the respective manufacturing operations.
Q: What is the work of an agricultural engineer?
- Agricultural Machinery & Structural Design
- Waste Management
- Agricultural Resource Management
- Agricultural Technology