COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

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The Agricultural Engineering discipline aims to support the agriculture section in developing its agricultural production in a wider prospective.  The College of Agricultural Engineering (CAE) came into existence under the Rajendra Agricultural University on 7th Dec. 1983 to give the much needed impetus for agricultural development in the state through education, research and transfer of technologies related to agricultural engineering. The College of Agricultural Engineering is producing good number of trained agricultural engineers to support and maintain the pace of agricultural development in the state.

The college has three main functions : teaching, research and extension and thus the College has a good set up for teaching and research.

DEPARTMENTS

The major area of teaching and research in the field of agricultural engineering discipline has taken the shape of department in the College of Agricultural Engineering, Pusa.  The college has following five departments.

  • Farm Machinery
  • Irrigation & Drainage Engineering
  • Processing & Food Engineering
  • Farm Power & Renewable Energy
  • Soil & Water Conservation Engineering

PROGRAMMES

The College of Agricultural Engineering, Pusa offers B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) degree programme of four years duration and M. Tech. degree programme of two years duration in three disciplines viz; Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, Soil and Water Engineering and Processing & Food Engineering.  The college follows a nationally accepted syllabus approved by ICAR both at UG and PG levels.

The students get opportunity to develop skill on software development through Spoken-Tutorial (an initiative of IIT Bombay as part of National Mission on Education through Information & Communication Technology).

 ADMISSION

Admission in B. Tech(Ag. Engg) programme is done through competitive examination conducted by BCECEB, Patna; whereas for admission in M. Tech programme, competitive examination is conducted by university itself. For details related to admission procedure, availability of seats, eligibility criteria and reservation policy click here.

STIPEND All the B.Tech. (Ag. Engg) students receive stipend @ Rs. 2000/= per month and book grant @ Rs. 6000/= per year subject to meeting certain conditions.

RESEARCH PROJECTS The College has operated and successfully completed several externally and internally funded research projects.  At present following projects are operative.

  • AICRP on Irrigation Water Management (inter disciplinary)
  • AICRP on Post Harvest Technology
  • GOI funded Precision Farming Development Centre.
  • AICRP on Farm Implements & Machinery
  • Farm Machinery Testing
  • Farm Machinery Bank

Training on post harvest primary processing and value addition

The Department of Processing & Food Engineering under AICRP on Post Harvest Technology conducted one day training-cum-awareness program on post harvest primary processing and value addition on 04.09.2014 and 11.10.2014. The participants were educated through lectures and live demonstration in Mini Dal Mill, Mini Dal cleaner machine and all equipment of Agro Processing Center of the department.

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All the departments are well equipped with modern laboratories.  In addition the college has computer center with free access to internet, Students workshop, Library, GIS Lab. and a Training Cell.

Computer LabComputer Laboratory Well equipped computer laboratory with Latest Desktop Computers (Windows 10) and internet access are available for the students.

farmmachcaeFarm Machinery Laboratory The Farm Machinery laboratory of the college is well equipped with modern energy-efficient farm machines like combine harvester, reapers, reaper binder, bed planting machine, rice-transplanter, drum seeder, Zero till drill, Straw harvester and all kinds of machines required for different farm operations.

Farm Power Lab The lab has facility for exposing the students to tractors, engines and their systems.  The lab contains cut sections and models for various tractors and engine and their system such as crank arrangement, valve system, lubrication system, fuel system, gear system, hydraulic system etc.

 energyparkcaeEnergy Park An Energy Park, in collaboration with the Ministry of New Energy sources, Govt. of India has been established at the college with the objectives to demonstrate and provide technical know-how to the local people and students about renewable energy gadgets.

Material_TestingMaterial Testing Lab This lab is well equipped with equipment like Universal Testing Machine, Fatigue, Impact, Torsion & Hardness testing machines to evaluate the strength & properties of different materials.

 Soil Mechanics Lab Soil mechanics lab is one of the oldest lab of the college.  This lab is essential as soil possess a variety of physical properties most of which are not constant.  Soil mechanics lab is well equipped with all equipments required for identification and classification of soils.

Theory of Machines Lab The lab is eqmachinecae1uipped with working models of Gyroscope, Governors, Creep Testing, Gear Train, Vibration apparatus, Cam Apparatus etc.

processing caeProcessing and Food Engineering Lab The Processing and food Engineering laboratory is well equipped with various kinds of modern equipments for the training of UG and PG students. Some of the equipments are Hunter Colour Lab, Textural Analyzer, Fruit Grader etc.

irrigationlabIrrigation Laboratory A laboratory with models of almost all the irrigation, drainage, sewage disposal structures is available which provides a means for effective training of the students.
Hydraulics labHydraulics Lab It is one of the important labs for UG and PG practicals.  This lab is well equipped with a number of experimental setups for understanding the theory of hydraulics.

Wells and Pumps Lab This laboratory is one of the oldest lab of the college.  Different parts of pumps and cut models of different pumps are displayed for practicals.

workshopWorkshop:  There is a students’ workshop in the college for Under Graduate student teaching.  It is well equipped with latest hand and machine tools like lathe, Drilling machine, Milling machine, shaper, grinder etc.

More than 426 students have been honoured with B. Tech. degree and about 50 students have been awarded M.Tech. degrees in Agricultural Engineering by this college.  Our students have made history in several fields.  Most of our alumni are well placed in government as well as private sector organizations within India and abroad.

The students of this college are getting high ranks in all India level competitive examinations like GATE, IIM, IRMA, ICAR-JRF, IFS & leading financial institutions and Banks.  Many times the students have secured 1st rank on all India basis in GATE.

  The students of this college are holding the flag of the college up and high in several institutions.  Some of them are :

  • Various top rated universities of USA, Japan, Germany, Thailand & other countries.
  • Indian Institutes of Technology
  • Indian Institutes of Management
  • Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal
  • Indian Rural Management Institute, Anand
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  • State Agricultural Universities

Placement

On campus interviews are arranged as far as possible for the final year graduating students. The students graduating from this college are holding responsible positions in academics, manufacturing concerns, government organizations, public sector undertakings, NGOs and other agro related industries.

The college has highly qualified and well versed faculty (most of them are from top rated institutions of the country) in all the disciplines.  A balanced mix of academicians & professionals constitutes to excellence and character of this institute.

Name  Position Discipline Email
Dr. A.K.P. Singh, Ph.D. DEAN Irrigation & Drainage Engg. dean_cae@rediffmail.com
Dr. M. Shrivastava, Ph.D. Chief Scientist Processing & Food Engg. mukesh_pusa@yahoo.com
Dr. R. Suresh, Ph.D. University Professor Soil & Water Conservation r_sureshverma@yahoomail.com
Dr.(Mrs.) P.D. Sharma, Ph.D. University Professor Processing & Food Engg. pratibha_pusa@yahoo.com
Dr. S.K. Jain, Ph.D. Senior Scientist Irrigation & Drainage Engg. skjainpusa@gmail.com
Dr. S.P. Gupta, Ph.D. Senior Scientist Irrigation & Drainage Engg. spg.spgupta@gmail.com
Er. Kranti Kumar, M.Tech. Asstt. Professor (SG) Farm Power & Ren. Energy kumar.kranti@yahoo.com
Er. S.K. Nirala, M.Tech. Asstt. Professor Soil & Water Conservation sanjayaiit@yahoo.co.in
Er. Sudarshan Prasad, M.Tech. Asstt. Professor Irrigation & Drainage Engg. sp_28783@yahoo.com
Er. Subhash Chandra, M.Tech. Asstt. Professor Farm Machinery subhash_rau@yahoo.com
Er. Manoranjan Kumar, M.Tech. Junior Scientist Farm Machinery manoranjan63@gmail.com
Er. Sanjay Kumar, M.Tech. Asstt. Professor Farm Power & Ren. Energy skpower@rediffmail.com
Dr. R.K. Sahu, Ph.D. Asstt. Professor Soil & Water Conservation rksahu77@gmail.com
Er. I.B. Bhagat, M. Tech. Asstt. Professor Irrigation & Drainage Engg. bhagatibpa@gmail.com
Dr. Ravish Chandra, Ph. D. Junior Scientist Irrigation & Drainage Engg. ravish.cae@gmail.com
Er. Dinesh Rajak, M.Tech. Junior Scientist Processing & Food Engg. dinesh_rajak@yahoo.com
Er. Vishal Kumar, M.Tech. Asstt. Professor Processing & Food Engg. vishal.cae@gmail.com

Besides above faculty members, teachers of Basic Sciences & Agriculture Science also contribute to enrich the quality of teaching.