Dept. of Applied Engg.

Home Applied Home Agricultural Course
  • Course Enquiry
  • Course Description
  • Course Structure
Program Name B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering
Level Under Graduation
Program Specific Enquiries: 0863-2344768
Admission Enrollment and General Enquiries: 0863-2344777, 1800-425-2529
HoD Contact Number 9700318995

Aim  of the course:

The course aims to provide agricultural engineering inputs and trained manpower to the State of Andhra Pradesh towardsmaking farming progressive through efficient use of natural resources like water, land and energy. Andhra Pradesh is basically an agriculture dependent economy having small, medium and large farming groups. The shortage of labour in peak farming operations has become a serious problem for most farmers of the State. Many a time, farmers have tried shifting to mechanized mode of cultivation,but often the implements available are suited for large farming land only. Majority of farmers in India are with small holdings and so cannot use the existing technologies which are more amenable to large scale farming. Hence, there is a requirement for developing small implements suited for small and medium farmers, so that even marginal farmers are able to think of mechanization at an affordable cost.

The course is floated with the objective of reaching out to the farming community of the country,as an endeavour towards increasing agricultural productivity and thereby boosting the economy. It will spread knowledge of latest developments in agricultural engineering and promote the use of the latest know-how for farmers and related agencies.

Programme  Overview:

The programme is designed to prepare graduate engineers to meet the challenges in the field of agricultural engineering.Unlike the State Agricultural Universities, Vignan University has well established Engineering Departments like Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Electronics. This gives it a distinct edge when it comes to taking up projects or offering consultancy related services to the community development schemes of the farming community. This programme is strongly supported by mentors from IIT Kharagpur. Most importantly, ours is the first and only private university to offer the course besides three State Government Institutions. The curriculum includes a semester long industry internship to prepare the students for industry.

Importance&growth statistics of sector:

Just like the automobile industry, India has become a global hub for the manufacturing of tractors and various other farm implements. Moreover, the non-availability of labour in peakfarming season is fast driving progressive farmers towards mechanization to sustain agriculture in a profitable way. This has created a high demand for qualified engineers to develop region suited implements and machinery along with newer techniques of irrigation and food processing. Besides, 20% of posts for Agricultural Officers arereserved for those possessing B Tech in Agriculture Engineering. To take up jobs in the State - run AP Agro, B Tech Agriculture Engineeringis the minimum qualification. Above all, the Universityis located in a rural area against an agricultural backdrop. The introduction of this course will enable the university to offer much needed service to the farmers of this region.

Career Prospects:

Given the acute shortage faced by both Government and Private sector for Agricultural Engineers, prospects for this branch of study look very bright. On securing Graduate or Post- Graduate degrees in Agriculture and allied sciences, the options and opportunities of a career will be many. State Department of Agriculture recruits Agricultural Engineers as agricultural officers for the development of agriculture in a district. Several corporate are investing huge amount of money for cultivation of medicinal and plantation crops. They generally recruit agricultural engineers. Recent data on campus placements from Government Agricultural Engineering College has revealed that Agricultural Engineering graduates are offered very attractive pay package in comparison with other branches of engineering by MNCís. Agricultural engineers can also look towards NGOs working in rural areas. The graduates of this course also have the opportunity to go for higher studies and make their careers in teaching and research. Enterprising engineers can also engage farmers in innovative farming practices.


I Year (R16 Regulation) I Semester
Code Subject L T P C
16HS103 Engineering Mathemetics-I 3 1 2 5
16HS102 Engineering Physics 3 - - 3
16HS105 Technical English Communication 3 - 2 4
16CS101 Basics of Computers and Internet 3 - 2 4
16CS102 Computer Programming 3 1 2 5
16EE101 Basics of Engineering Products 3 - 2 4
16HS104 English Proficiency and Communication Skills - - 2 1
16HS110 Engineering Physics Laboratory - - 3 2
Total 18 2 15 28
                  
I Year (R16 Regulation) II Semester
Code Subject L T P C
16HS108 Engineering Mathematics - II 3 1 2 5
16HS107 Engineering Chemistry 3 - - 3
16ME101 Engineering Graphics 1 - - 3
16EE102 Basics of Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3 - 2 4
16HS109 Environmental Science and Technology 2 - - 2
16ME102 Engineering Mechanics 3 1 - 4
16HS111 Engineering Chemistry Laboratory - - 3 2
16ME103 Workshop Practice - - 3 2
Total 15 1 15 25
                  
II Year (R16 Regulations)

III Semester

Code Subject L T P C
16AG201 Engineering Properties of Biological Materials and Food Quality 3 - 0 3
16AG202 Farm Power and Renewable Energy Sources 2 - 2 3
16HS202 Probability and Statistics 3 1 - 4
16CE202 Fluid Mechanics 2 1 2 4
16AG203 Principles of Thermodynamics 2 - 2 3
16AG204 Soil Mechanics 2 1 2 4
16EL102 Soft Skills 0 0 2 1
Employability and Life Skills Elective - - - 1-3
Total 10 1 11 23-25
                  
II Year (R16 Regulation)

IV Semester

Code Subject L T P C
16AG205 Crop Production Technology 3 - 0 3
16AG206 Strength of Materials 2 - 2 3
16AG207 Surveying and Leveling 3 1 - 4
16AG208 Theory of Machines 2 1 2 4
16AG425 Principles of Heat and Mass Transfer 2 - 2 3
16HS203 Professional Communication 2 1 2 4
Department Elective - - - 3-4
Department / Open Elective - - - 3-4
Employability and Life Skills Elective* - - - 1-3
Total 10 1 11 23-25
                  
III Year (R13 Regulation)

V Semester

Code Subject L T P To C
AG301 Machine Design 3 1 - 4 4
AG303 FarmMachinery and Equipment 3 1 - 4 4
AG305 Ground Water, Wells and Pumps 3 1 - 4 4
AG307 Watershed Hydrology 3 - 2 5 4
  Elective-I 4 - - 4 4
AG309 Food Packaging Technology
AG311 Farm Power and Machinery Management
AG313 Remote Sensing & GIS Applications
SR004 Seminar - III - - 1 1 1
  Minor - III 4 - - 4 4
  ECE Minor
  Humanities Minor
  Management Minor
  IT Minor
                   Labs :
AG315 Machine Drawing - - 3 3 2
AG317 Database Management and Internet - - 3 3 2
AG319 Farm Machinery and Equipment - - 3 3 2
Total 19 5 9 33 31
                  
III Year (R13 Regulation)

VI Semester

Code Subject L T P To C
AG302 Irrigation Engineering 3 1 - 4 4
AG304 Tractor Systems and Controls 3 1 - 4 4
AG306 Dairy and Food Engineering 3 1 - 4 4
AG308 Drainage Engineering 3 1 - 4 4
Elective - II 4 - - 4 4
AG310 Development of Processed Products and Equipments
AG312 Tractor Design and Testing
AG314 Watershed Planning and Management
  Minor - IV 3 1 - 4 4
  ECE Minor
  Humanities Minor
  Management Minor
  IT Minor
SR005 Seminar - IV - - 1 1 1
                   Labs :
AG316 Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Lab - - 3 3 2
AG318 Field Operation and Maintenance of Tractors and Farm Machinery - - 3 3 2
AG320 Mini Project - - 3 3 2
Total 19 5 9 33 31
                  
IV Year (R13 Regulation)

VII Semester

Code Subject L T P To C
AG401 Soil and Water Conservation and Structures 3 1 - 4 4
AG403 Electrical Machines and Power Utilization 3 1 - 4 4
ME425 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 3 1 - 4 4
MS310 Managerial Economics 4 0 - 4 4
Elective - III 3 1 - 4 4
AG405 Food Processing Plant Design and Layout
AG407 Hydraulic Drive & Controls
AG409 Minor Irrigation and Command area Development
Elective - IV 3 1 - 4 4
AG413 Mechanics of Tillage and Traction
AG415 Micro Irrigation System Design
AG417 System Engineering
AG411 Agricultural Structures and Environment Control 4 0 - 4 4
                   Labs :
AG419 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Lab - - 3 3 2
AG421 Soil & Water Conservation and Structures lab - - 3 3 2
AG423 Dairy and Food Engineering Lab - - 3 3 2
Total 19 5 9 33 30
                  
IV Year (R13 Regulation)

VIII Semester

Code Subject L T P To C
  Elective - V
AG406 Design and Maintenance of Greenhouse 3 1 - 4 4
AG408 Production Technology for Agril. Machinery 4 0 - 4 4
AG410 Gully and Ravine Control Structures 3 1 - 4 4
  Elective - VI
AG412 Biomass Management for Fodder and Energy 4 0 - 4 4
AG414 Reservoir and Farm Pond Design 3 1 - 4 4
AG416 Human Engineering and Safety 4 0 - 4 4
AG418 Environmental Engineering 4 0 - 4 4
  Minor - V 4 0 - 4 4
AG512 Project - - 20 20 10
Total 10 3 20 32 32
                  

The students opting for semester-long internship during eighth semester, carryout Minor-V in seventh semester itself as additional course. Eighteen credits are allotted to internship as given below:

Code Subject L T P To C
AG422 Internship - - 36 36 18
Total 0 0 36 36 18
                  
    L=Lecture;    T=Tutorial;    P=Practicals;    To=Total; C=Credits;

Created by: IT Services