(Agriculture Engineering)


The agriculture sector in India is no longer confined to production. But, it has now become a lucrative field with industrial needs and ample opportunities for candidates. The demand for skilled professionals in the agriculture sector is high in recent times. The career scope of an Agricultural graduate can range from farming methodologies to the production of agro-based products.

Agricultural courses are considered as one of the good degree programmes to opt for higher studies. There are many Indian students who are interested in Agriculture courses. However, many may not be aware of various degree programmes that are offered under the Agricultural stream. In India, there are many undergraduate degree programmes that a student can pursue after their intermediate studies. However, the two most popular courses that are offered are B.Sc Agriculture and B.Tech Agriculture.

Both B.Sc Agriculture and B.Tech Agriculture are important and sought after courses in India. Although both the courses may sound similar but they have different scope and require different skills and interests. While B.Sc. Agriculture degree deals with the various facets of agriculture, B.Tech Agriculture course is all about technology associated with agriculture and farming.

Before choosing any one of these courses, the candidates must figure out their interest, scope, eligibility of both the courses as well as the selection process. After reading this article, you can make a comparison of B.Sc Agriculture and B.Tech Agriculture Engineering which will help you choose the right degree programme after Class XII.

B.Tech Agriculture is an undergraduate degree programme that can be completed in 4 years. The course is designed to help students learn the use of automation and technology for agriculture practices and food processing. It is all about the use of technology in the field of agriculture. Technology-driven Agriculture process is the need of society to meet the needs of living beings. It is for this reason that B.Tech in Agriculture is offered in any agricultural colleges/ institutes in India.

Scope and Career Option:

B.Tech Agriculture candidates can pursue careers as an Agricultural Engineer, Environmental Controls Engineer, Survey Research Agricultural Engineer, Agricultural Specialist, Agricultural Crop Engineer, Agronomist, Microbiologist etc. The demand for B.Tech Agriculture is high in organisations like ITC, Nestle India, Pro agro Seed, Amul Dairy, PRADAN etc. Like other engineering students, B.Tech Agriculture engineering students can take the GATE examination for admission in IIT or NIT or apply for jobs at National Seed Corporation, Food Corporation of India, etc.

The average starting salary of either of the two graduates can range between INR 4 Lacs to 6 Lacs per Annum.

Career & Placement Opportunities:

Here is the list of top companies that hire B.Sc. Agriculture/ B.Tech Agriculture candidates:

  • Food Corporation of India
  • Nestle India
  • National Seed corporation
  • National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation Of India Ltd
  • Parle Agro Pvt Ltd
  • ITC Limited
  • AMUL Dairy
  • Godrej Agrovet Limited

If you wish to pursue this programme or have any further queries, please call Sandip University’s toll-free number 1800-212-2714.

B.Tech Agricultural Engineering Teaching Methodology and Techniques

Agricultural Engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the study of agricultural processes and technological practices in food processing and efficient food production. Teaching methodology should combine well-trained faculties, adequate study materials, and teaching new technologies, tools, and techniques. The curriculum includes a significant project of a minimum of 8 credits in the final year. An emphasis is given to industry-sponsored projects. Various components of evaluation suggested are Teachers Assessment (T.A.), Class Tests (C.T.) End Semester Examination (E.S.E.). Teachers' assessment is broken into various components like assignments, quizzes, attendance, group discussions, tutorials, etc. In short, the teaching methodology and techniques are:

  • Industry-sponsored projects
  • Practical Sessions
  • Group Discussion
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Tutorials
  • Workshop
  • Teachers Assessment
  • Class Tests
  • End Semester Examination

B.Tech Agricultural Engineering Projects

Agricultural Engineering projects can be taken up on different topics. The project motivates the students. They learn about the process and design of the equipment and machinery used in agriculture, energy, water and soil quality, conservation of material and energy, safety, and environmental quality. Team projects train students to work with team coordination and research paper surveys to learn something new that will enhance their creative ideas and innovations.

Popular B.Tech Agricultural Engineering Projects are:

  • Automatic bottle washing machine
  • Automatic Moisture and Light Controlling System for Garden
  • Automatic Packing control Machine
  • Automatic Vegetable (or) Lemon Cutting machine
  • Automatic Water level Sensing Crane
  • Automatic Water Tap Controlling System
  • Chisel Plough
  • Coconut Tree Sprayer
  • D & F of Gas Converted Power Sprayer
  • Electricity and Water Pumping System using Wind Mill
  • Fabrication of Agricultural Motor Pump Running using Solar Power
  • Fabrication of Hydraulic 3 axis Modern Trailer

B.Tech Agricultural Engineering Reference Books

B.Tech Agricultural Engineering is the branch of engineering which deals with the construction, design, and improvement of farming equipment and machinery. Agricultural engineering integrates technology into farming.

Listed below are essential books which can be used for reference in the course B.Tech Agricultural Engineering are:

B.Tech Agricultural Engineering Books



Soil Enzymology (Soil Biology)

Ajit Varma and Girish Shukla

Pulses and Vegetables (Underutilized Crop)

Jack Dongarra

Landscape Erosion and Evolution Modeling

Russell S. Harmon and William W. Doe III

Coastally Restricted Forests (Biological Resource Management Series)

Aimlee D. Laderman

High-Tech and Micropropagation V: 5 (Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry)

Y.P.S. Bajaj

Biotechnology and Its Applications in Agricultural Science

P.B. Bansal

Dangerous Properties of Industrial and Consumer Chemicals

Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff

Agricultural Water Management

Premjit Sharma

Biotech’s Dictionary of Agriculture Engineering

Dinesh Arora

Biofertilizers and Organic Farming

Himadri Panda

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Subject List B.Tech Agricultural Engineering :

B.Tech Agricultural Engineering subjects are classified as core and elective. Students can choose elective subjects based on their interests, career scopes, or future education goals.

Core Subjects:

  • Professional Communication & Technical Writing
  • Moral & Value Education
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Principles of Agriculture
  • Basic Electronics
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Computer and Languages

Elective Subjects:

  • Soil and Water Engineering
  • Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
  • Agricultural Process & Food
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    Programme Years Sem Eligibility Fees Per Year


    B.Tech - Agriculture Engineering 4 Years 8 A candidate shall be eligible for admission to B. Tech (Agril. Engg.), if he/she is physically fit to carry out field work related with agricultural engineering activities. Passed the (10+2)/Intermediate examination in Science (with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics + Biology) or any other equivalent examination recognized by the University. Obtained at least 50% marks in aggregate. For Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates, the eligibility will be as per University rules. Candidates appearing at the respective qualifying examinations shall be eligible to appear at the entrance examination but shall have to provide the proof of passing the said examination as and when called for, prior to their admission. Rs 88,000 /-

    Degree Programme

    for Admission

    Subjects which the candidate must

    have passed in 10+2 Examination

    Subjects to be attempted in

    the Entrance Examination

    B.Tech - Agriculture Engineering



    Note: P= Physics; C= Chemistry; M= Mathematics; B= Biology



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