TNEA
Code

2755

DEPARTMENT OF

Agricultural Engineering

About The Department

Established in 2019, the Department of Agricultural Engineering of Nehru Institute of Technology is committed to academic excellence in undergraduate education and research programmes across a broad spectrum of disciplines in Agricultural Engineering. The study programme emphasizes basic knowledge as well as its application. All the programmes offered covers the fundamentals and current frontiers of technology to meet the educational objectives and prepare students for future challenges in Agricultural sector . The Institute has a broad spectrum of disciplines such as soil and water engineering, farm machinery and power engineering, food process engineering, renewable energy.
The knowledge and skills acquired from NIT, help students to play positive academic and professional roles in solving natural resource management problems. The three-fold mission of teaching, research and extension ensures social, cultural and economic benefits to India and beyond. Overall, the department is a regionally prominent offering unmatched comprehensiveness, diversity and quality. Excellence, innovativeness, interdisciplinary approach and responsiveness remain the core values of the Department.

Vision

Teaching and empowering the students to become fruitful agricultural engineers and entrepreneurs to bring out research competence and innovation to enhance the agricultural sector thereby meeting societal needs.

Mission

  • To mould and develop the students with sound technical knowledge in the fields of farm mechanization, post harvest technology, irrigation, renewable energy and water management
  • To reinforce the research activities and employability skills in agricultural engineering to cultivate graduates as entrepreneurs, scientists and Agriculture Experts.
  • To strengthen and expand extension services for livelihood security of farming community.

Prof.Gulja S Nair

“ENSURING THE EXISTENCE OF EARTH”

With More pleasure and Privilege, I welcome you all to the Department of Agricultural Engineering. The Department of Agricultural Engineering incepted in the academic year 2019- 2020 with an intake of 60 students. The course duration is four years. The Department has been equipped with state of the art laboratory facilities such as Crop husbandry, Soil science, Operation and maintenance of farm machinery, Post harvest engineering and Irrigation Field lab for equipping students with desired practical skills which are high in demand. The Department is provided with 5 acres of farm land for the research and extension activity of both faculty and students.

The Department has Faculty members specialized in the areas of farm machinery, post harvesting engineering, soil and water conservation engineering and renewable energy and are technically sound in their specialized areas which is the backbone for the skill development of student community. The department regularly organizes skill enriching activities for making students for meeting the current industrial requirements and also conducts workshops, seminars , conferences to keep the faculty and student community abreast about the latest developments in the field. The department is committed for developing Future Entrepreneurs and Globally Competitive Technocrats through outcome based education

Beyond the classroom hours students have been provided with technical exposure about the latest techniques through value added courses such as Precision farming, Waste management, Internet of Things and Vermi composting. The Department has signed MoU with leading agricultural industries for knowledge and skill up gradation of students for making them highly dominant in submitting project proposals to TNSTC, MSME and TNSI. Expert talks on special areas of agricultural engineering have been done on regular frequency through faculty exchange programme with neighboring institutes.

Agricultural Engineers are observed as Field officer, R& D specialist, Micro irrigation specialist, farm equipment design and maintenance engineer post to their graduation. B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering is a gateway for a better life to the aspirants and Post graduation opportunities are wider in our country.

I Welcome and wish everyone who Joins B.Tech Agricultural Engineering at NIT to foresee prosperous changes in their life and career.

PEO 1: To train and educate students with general knowledge and skills in agricultural water management, agricultural production process, farm machinery and farm management.   

PEO 2:  To provide a sound theoretical knowledge in engineering principles applied to agriculture.

PEO 3:  To prepare students for a successful agricultural engineering career integrating all aspects of engineering in agriculture.

PEO 4:  To develop innovative capacity of students for increasing agricultural production with scarce water resources available.

PEO 5:  To impart positive and responsive out-reach attitudes, initiative and creative thinking in their mission as engineers

PEO 6:  To understand ethical issues and responsibility of serving the society and the environment at large.

PSO 1   Professional Skill :  To provide necessary education to understand the concepts of Agricultural Engineering problems in worldwide and to provide valuable solutions to improve Agricultural sector.

PSO 2   Problem solving skill :   To impart the ability to solve complicated problems related to Agricultural Engineering sectors like Soil and water conservation, Post harvest Engineering, Renewable Energy and Farm Mechanization.

PSO 3   Creativity and Design :  To gain sound knowledge in technical aspects of crop production for optimum management and utilization of available natural resources with managerial skills as well as professional ethics for developing creative and innovative solutions for various agro engineering problems of farming community.

PO1. Engineering Knowledge: Ability to apply the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering in agriculture

PO2. Problem analysis: Ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data to prepare farm specific report

PO3. Design/development of solutions: Ability to design an irrigation system to meet the desired needs within realistic  Constraints such as economic, environmental, social,political, ethical, and sustainability

PO4. Conduct investigations of complex problems : Ability to function in interdisciplinary teams within the Institute and also with other organizations at National/ International level while planning the research projects.

PO5.Modern tool usage: Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for Agricultural engineering practice.

PO6The engineer and society: Ability to think creatively, to formulate problem statements, to communicate effectively, to synthesize information, and to evaluate agricultural systems

PO7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice

PO9. Individual and team work: Will develop competencies in computer and automatic control systems, information systems, mechanical systems, natural resource systems to solve engineering problems

PO10 Communication: Graduates will be able to express themselves clearly in oral and verbal communication needs.

PO11. Project management and finance: Ability to devise a strategy or action plan to utilize the acquired knowledge in increasing water- use efficiency, farm mechanization and Post harvest technology etc.

PO12.Life-long learning: Graduates will be capable of self-education in emerging problems and understand the value of lifelong learning in Food Technology, Farm Machinery and Food Processing.

A student pursuing a degree at Agricultural Engineering has a sea of employment and career opportunities under his/her wing. Students can take career paths such as a job as an Agriculture engineer at agro-based industries, Agriculture crop engineers, Agriculture specialists, Agriculture inspectors, farm shop managers, Agriculture researchers, environmental controls engineers, agronomists, food supervisors, microbiologist or plant physiologist, etc. These are just the tip of the iceberg.

Agricultural Engineering is an up-and-coming profession that is expected to achieve new heights in the coming years. As the technological advancement in relation to agriculture is the need of the hour in the Indian landscape, the country's scope of Agricultural engineering is bright. The course also provides a variety of employment opportunities to the students and a unique perspective to improve the country's Agriculture production.

Sl.No Name of the Faculty Designation
1 Mrs.Gulja S Nair Assistant Professor/HODi/c
2 Dr.C.Madhusudan Nayak Assistant Professor
3 Dr.Shrikrishna Shrinivas Nishani Assistant Professor
4 Mr.M.Amithkumar  
5 Mr.S.Satheesh Kumar Assistant Professor
6 Mr.R.Bharathikanna Assistant Professor
7 Mr. P. Siva Assistant Professor