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Program Name M.Tech in Farm Power Machinery
Level Post Graduation
Program Specific Enquieries 0863-2118301
Admission Enrollment and General Enqueries 0863-2534645,0863-2534468
HoD Contact Number 8500719241

M.Tech in Farm Power Machinery:

Farm Power and Machinery as a field of specialization, imparts to students the analytical mind to apply the principles and knowledge gained from the study of biological, agricultural, and physical sciences in addressing real needs and concerns in agricultural production from land preparation to harvesting and threshing stage. The aim is to conceptualize and develop a better method or approach, an improved machine, or an upgraded system in terms of efficiency, more comfort to operator, capacity, ease of operation, and production profitability. With the incorporation of computer and electronic technologies, the designed machine or system will be more enhanced as some degree of automation can be implemented. For instance, digital image processing techniques and control methods can be explored to simplify an activity and increase precision and accuracy of component parts. These prepare the students for careers in design, innovation, construction, consultancy work and others, in both government and private companies or agencies with domestic or international scope.

The major objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • To acquaint and equip with the latest design procedures of farm power and machinery systems.
  • To acquaint and equip with the dynamic properties of soil, soil failure and design of tillage tools, prediction of traction performance and dimensional analysis of different variables related to soil- tyre system
  • To acquaint and equip with the procedure of testing & performance evaluation of farm power & machinery as per test standards and interpretation of results.
  • To acquaint and equip with the concept of instrumentation used in farm power and machinery and measuring devices for force, torque and other parameters.
  • To acquaint and equip with the conventional and non-conventional energy sources, energy from biomass, conversion of energy from biomass, development of biogas and bio fuels.

  • Potential students of the program may come from among the graduates of Agricultural Engineering/Automobile Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

    I Year

    I Semester

    Code Subject L T P To C
    AG501 Machinery Systems for Precision Agriculture 4 - - 4 4
    AG503 Design of Farm Machinery Systems 4 - - 4 4
    AG505 Soil Dynamics in Tillage and Traction 4 - - 4 4
      Elective-I 4 - - 4 4
      Elective-II 4 - - 4 4
      Elective-III 4 - - 4 4
                       Labs :
    AG525 Tractor Systems Laboratory - - 3 3 2
    AG527 Farm Machinery Design Laboratory - - 3 3 2
    Total 24 0 6 30 28
                      

    I Year

    II Semester

    Code Subject L T P To C
    AG502 Alternative Energy Sources 4 - - 4 4
    AG504 Tractor Systems Design 4 - - 4 4
    AG506 Computer Aided Analysis and Design of Farm Machinery 4 - - 4 4
      Elective-I 4 - - 4 4
      Elective-II 4 - - 4 4
      Elective-III 4 - - 4 4
                       Labs :
    AG526 CAD Design & Simulation Lab - - 3 3 2
    AG528 Farm Machinery Testing Laboratory - - 3 3 2
    Total 24 0 6 30 28
                      

    II Year

    III & IV Semester

    Code Subject L T P To C
      Seminar - - 1 1 1
      Project - - 20 20 20
    Total 0 0 42 42 42
                      

    List of subjects for electives I, II & III

     

    Code Subject L T P To C
    AG507 Land Grading and Earth Moving Machinery 4 - - 4 4
    AG509 Internal Combustion Engine 4 - - 4 4
    AG511 Production Technology of Automotive Components 4 - - 4 4
    AG513 Instrumentation and Research Techniques 4 - - 4 4
    AG515 System Engineering and Productivity 4 - - 4 4
    ME508 Optimization Techniques 4 - - 4 4
    AG519 Agro-Energy Audit and Management 4 - - 4 4
    AG521 Finite Element Methods in Engineering 4 - - 4 4
    AG523 Ergonomics and Safety in Farm Operations 4 - - 4 4
                      

    List of subjects for electives IV, V & VI

     

    Code Subject L T P To C
    AG508 Tractor Ergonomics 4 - - 4 4
    AG510 Research Methodology and Data Analysis 4 - - 4 4
    AG512 Simulation Modeling in Farm Machinery and Power Engineering 4 - - 4 4
    AG514 Energy Conservation and Management in Farm Machinery and Power Engineering 4 - - 4 4
    AG516 Advances in Hydraulics and Electro Pneumatic Controls 4 - - 4 4
    AG518 Introduction to Intellectual Property Law 4 - - 4 4
    AG520 Project Engineering and Management 4 - - 4 4
    ME504 Mechanical Vibrations 4 - - 4 4
    ME516 Experimental Stress Analysis 4 - - 4 4

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