DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
About the Course
The Department of Agricultural Engineering was established in the year 2019 with an intake of 60 students. The Department of Agricultural Engineering was formed with the primary focuses on different aspects of the agricultural and farming sectors. Right from its wellspring, the department has been offering excellent infrastructural facilities with a variety of computing platforms for enthusiastic professional students to meet the growing demands. The department exposes world class training, research and provides state of the art facilities to the students. The department offers excellent academic environment with a team of highly qualified faculty members to hearten the students to develop their technical skills and inculcate the spirit of team work in them. The strength of the department lies in the highly incitement students who understand the motility of the industry and tune their skills under the circumstances.
Program Outcomes (POs):
PO 1: Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems
PO 2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
PO 3: Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PO 4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions
PO 5: Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
PO 6: The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
PO 7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
PO 8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
PO 9: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO 10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
PO 11: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
PO 12: Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability o engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Department:
PEO 1:Develop diverse capability to work with tractor and implement manufacturing industries, seed processing industries, irrigation and drainage companies and also to run self-entrepreneurship like dairy farming and custom hiring centers.
PEO 2:Take up higher studies in reputed institutes and motive towards innovative research by applying their skills in agricultural water management, farm machinery and power, processing and energy management systems in agriculture.
PEO 3:Understand the issues of ethics, safety, professionalism, cultural diversity, globalization, environmental impact and responsibility of serving the society and the environmental issues.
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs) of the Department:
PSO 1: Utilize adequate knowledge in different disciplines of Agriculture engineering to gain better employment in various industries of Agriculture engineering.
PSO 2: Use their expertise in planning judicious utilization of natural recourses and their management through advanced soil and water conservation techniques and various irrigation and drainage methods with the skill of data interpretation.
PSO 3: Develop skills necessary to design the process and evaluate and come out with problem solutions of farm implements through adequate farm power for sustainable agriculture.
PSO 4: Apply the comprehensive knowledge of engineering properties of agricultural produce for upgrading the unit operation and further develop effective value added technologies and become strong in quality control.
AI8201 - PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF CROP PRODUCTION
The Principles of agricultural and horticultural crop production and to introduce the production practices of crops and delineate the role of agricultural and irrigation engineers in relation to various crop production practices.
CE8312 - SURVEYING AND LEVELLING LABORATORY
The student to acquire skill in operation various surveying and levelling instruments.
AI8311 - FLUID MECHANICS LABORATORY
Students should be able to verify the principles studied in theory by performing the experiments in lab, to measure flow in pipes and determine frictional losses and able to develop characteristics of pumps and turbines.
AI8411 - SOIL SCIENCE LABORATORY
Students should be able to verify various quality aspects of soil and water studied in theory by performing experiments in lab and the techniques to determine various physical and chemical properties of soil that are applicable for agriculture and irrigation by conducting appropriate tests.
CE8481- STRENGTH OF MATERIALS LABORATORY
The students to the testing of different materials under the action of various forces and determination of their characteristics experimentally and students will have the required knowledge in the area of testing of materials and components of structural elements experimentally.
AI8511 - OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FARM MACHINERY LAB
The students will be introduced to the practice of different farm machinery in the field on tillage, sowing, plant protection, harvesting and threshing, care and maintenance, lubrication, fits and tolerances and replacements, adjustments of farm machines, dismantling and reassembling of a disc harrow, seed-cum fertilizer drill and sprayer, engine pumps. Identification of major systems of a tractor and general guidelines on preliminary check measures before starting a tractor procedure for starting, running and stopping the tractor and Identification of components of power tiller, their maintenance and study on preliminary check measures and safety aspects before starting a power tiller procedure for starting, running and stopping the power tiller.
AI8512 - POST HARVEST ENGINEERING LABORATORY
The students will be able to determine various engineering propertiesof grains, test and evaluate different post harvesting machineries.
AI8513 - IRRIGATION FIELD LABORATORY
The student will have the knowledge on various meteorological instruments and understanding the concept of different irrigational systems in the laboratory tests.
AI8611 - CAD FOR AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
Draft the agricultural engineering related machineries and structures manually and also by computer aided methods. Student will be able to understand the plan and layout of underground pipes, post harvesting units and check dams, design and draw the components using computer aided methods.
AI8612 - DRAWING OF FARM STRUCTURES
Conceive and design various farm structures related to agricultural engineering and design and draw all farm structures connected to agricultural engineering including animal housing, grain storage, and small civil structures.
AI8614 - FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING LABORATORY
The students will be able to get experience on various aspects of food processing, preservation and experience on various aspects of food science and food process engineering.
AI8711 - GIS LABORATORY FOR AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS
Introduce the principles and basic concepts of Remote Sensing and GIS through hands on training the students will have adequate knowledge in application of RS and GIS in various fields of agricultural engineering.
AI8712 - RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY
Gain the practical knowledge on various renewable energy gadgets and be exposed to renewable energy sources and their applications.
AI8713 - ICT IN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING LAB EXERCISES
Gain practical knowledge on various technologies in information and communication for agriculture.
VISION OF DEPARTMENT
To train and produce an Agricultural Engineer with a wealth of knowledge and function effectively for helping the country to attain greater heights in agricultural research.
MISSION OF DEPARTMENT
M1: To excel in teaching by offering professional education imbibing ethical and moral values.
M2: To produce technically strong engineers who could excel in research, development and Agriculture related fields.