India is one of the top agricultural countries in the globe. An agricultural sector plays a vital role in the economic growth of the country. It contributes 29.4% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). A graduate who specializes in this field is known as an agriculturist. Not only production of fruits, vegetables and food grains is impacted by agriculture, the industries dependent on the agricultural sector for raw material are also affected. Agricultural engineers use engineering laws to all activities related to agriculture and horticulture. The job of an agricultural engineer is to develop agricultural production by means of better engineering technologies, equipments, methods and inventions. Enhancement in farm structures, bio-gas, agricultural farm machinery, rural electrification, new technologies in the design and production of agricultural products and also conservation of soil and water are some of the jobs of an agricultural engineer.

List of Courses: -


  • Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Agricultural Engineering    
  • Bachelor of Technology in Agricultural Engineering    
  • Master of Technology in Agricultural Engineering    
  • Master of Technology in Agricultural Process and Food Engineering    
  • Master of Technology in Farm Machinery and Power Engineering    
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agri-Informatics    
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Technology   

Basic Eligibility



For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).  The duration for the course is 4 years.



The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for the course is 2 years.


Some of its specialized fields are: -


  • Crop Production
  • Dairy Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Post-Harvest Technology
  • Soil and Water Engineering
  • Poultry and Fish Processing
  • Agricultural Waste Management
  • Agricultural Machinery Design
  • Food Engineering / Process Control
  • Irrigation and Drainage Systems Engineering

Job Prospects

Agriculture is one of the top career choices made by students in India.  Agriculture in simple words, deals with study of plant breeding that is consumed by human beings. Agriculture has lot of scope in terms of career opportunities. With the commercialization of horticulture and agriculture there are wide-ranging opportunities for paid jobs as well as private enterprise. State Department of Agriculture employs agricultural engineers as agricultural officers for the improvement of agriculture in a district.

There are also private firms investing money in medicinal crops and plantation crops who normally hire agricultural engineers. Postgraduate students can work as supervisors, distributors and engineer; or they can also start his/her own business. Skilled professionals can opt for research activities. They can join IARI as junior fellow researcher and become agricultural scientists. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.

Some job profiles: -


  • Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Farm Manager
  • Horticulturist
  • Head Green keeper
  • Project Directors
  • Project Coordinators
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Directors of Institutes

Remuneration: -

Agricultural engineering is one of the lucrative field. The remuneration in government sectors for agricultural engineers is Rs. 15,000 - Rs 25,000 every month depending upon their positions. Graduates working in private sector can earn around Rs 25,000 - Rs 35,000 every month. They can earn more than what he/she earns in government sector. Those who are working with NGOs can earn handsome salary.  Besides those who opt to open their own farm can earn good returns depending upon the size of farm and crops grown.

Engineering Colleges for Agricultural Engineering

A.M. Reddy Memorial College of Engineering & Technology

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

A.M. Reddy Memorial College of Engineering & Technology, Guntur was established in 2007 with an aim of promoting the advancement of engineering knowledge both in creation and dissemination, by providing successful graduates. The...

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Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Hyderabad was established in 1964 and formerly known as Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University. The University was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University in 1996 in...

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ACN College of Engineering & Management Studies

Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

ACN College of Engineering & Management Studies (ACNCEMS), Aligarh an autonomous non-profit making body and is a premier engineering institution of northern India. The college is approved by All India Council for Technical Education...

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Agricultural Engineering College & Research Institute

Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute (AEC&RI), Trichy was established in 1972, as a constituent educational institution of the prestigious Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore. The college was shifted...

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Aligarh College of Engineering & Technology

Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Aligarh College of Engineering & Technology (ACET), Aligarh established in 2001, is one of the premier Institutions in the field of Technical and Management Education. It has been formed by Jawahar Vidyalay Society. It has been...

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Anand Agricultural University

Anand, Gujarat, India

Anand Agricultural University (AAU), Anand was established in 2004 by Government of Gujarat. AAU was set up to provide support to the farming community in three facets namely education, research and extension activities in Agriculture,...

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Anna University, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna University, Chennai was established in 1978 as a unitary type of University. The Anna University, which is of the affiliated type, is a member of the Association of Indian Universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities...

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AnuBose Institute of Technology

Khammam, Telangana, India

AnuBose Institute of Technology (ABIT), Khammam was established in 2008 under the National Educational Trust, Paloncha. The institute has been approved by AICTE, New Delhi and affiliated to the premier and world renowned Jawaharlal...

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Assam University

Silchar, Assam, India

Assam University, Silchar established in 1994, is a Central University under an Act of Parliament. It has been recognized by UGC. Assam University is a teaching-cum-affiliating University and it has sixteen schools on major disciplines...

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Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College (BBSBEC), Fatehgarh Sahib was established in 1993 and was one of the few engineering colleges present at that time in Punjab. BBSBEC was the first college in the University to earn the honor...

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