Topic – Education
State – National
Sector – Agriculture

Agricultural Engineering is an area of engineering which integrates technology with farming through design and development of farming machinery, systems and equipments for agricultural operations and products. In simpler words, it is a fusion of agriculture and technology.  

An agricultural engineer is an engineer with an agriculture background. Agricultural engineers make the engineering designs and plans in an agricultural project, usually in partnership with an agriculturist who is more proficient in farming and agricultural science.     

Available Job Roles: Agricultural Consultant, Farm Manager, Rural Practice Surveyor, Agricultural Engineer, Irrigation Engineer,  Seed Production Specialist,  Agriculture Officer.    

Key Skills Required: Analytical skills, Domain Knowledge, Demography Knowledge, Communication skills, Coordination, Technical Knowledge, People Management.

What to study?

Students interested in pursuing a career in Agricultural Engineering  can explore the following pathways:

  • Path 1: Class XII in Science Stream; B.Tech (Agricultural Engineering); M.Tech (Agricultural Engineering); Ph.D (2-3 years)/Job.

Where to study?

Colleges and universities offering the best programs in Agricultural Engineering  in India & abroad are given below:

India Abroad
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • National Institute of Technology, Rourkela       
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore  
  • Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata   
  • Wageningen University, Netherlands
  •  Iowa State University, United States
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln, United States    
  • University of Tehran, Iran 
  • Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

  Pros & Cons

    • Pros: Laboratory as well as the field work, Attractive work environment, Immense career opportunities.
  • Cons: Collecting Resources, Working in Fields, Coping with failure models.

Top Recruiters

Some of the top recruiters of Agricultural Engineers are: National Seed Corporation, State Farm Corporation and Warehousing corporations, Govt Irrigation farms, Indian Forest Services, ICAR, National/State Agricultural Universities, Private agricultural/agri-business firms etc. Can also work independently with their own Agricultural firms, Agriculture product shops and Agro-based industries.