DEPARTMENT of AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Historical Beginning

Keeping in view the role and scope of the farm mechanization in Indian Agriculture and the technical personnel required for the same, the Department in Agricultural Engineering was established in this institute with the start of the 3 -year Diploma course in Agricultural Engineering in 1985 with an intake of 20 students.

Agricultural Engg. is concerned with the practical applications of scientific knowledge in the production & utilization of agricultural machinery and application of engineering principles in the development of the agriculture and related fields for the overall development of the nation and society with special emphasis on the rural development.e. It is truly a multi-disciplinary course.

The main objective of this department is to impart training in the field of Agricultural Engineering to prepare the competent & skilled personnel to face the present challenges in this field.

At present, Govt. Polytechnic, Sirsa is the only institute in Haryana offering three years diploma course in Agricultural Engg.

Main Areas/Fields of Agricultural Engg.

In addition to the subjects relating to Basic Sciences, Basic Engg. & Agricultural Sciences, the main subjects of Agricultural Engg are:

1. Farm Power & Machinery

2. Soil & water Conservation

3. Agricultural Processing & Post Harvest Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

FACILITIES

Agriculture Engg. Deptt. has the following laboratories well equipped with tractors, agricultural machines and other scientific & modern apparatus to impart the proper training.

1 Farm Power & Machinery

2 Irrigation & Drainage

3 Agro. Processing Lab.

4 Non -Conventional Energy Sources

 In addition visits to different industries/institutions/ fields e.g. tractor industries, processing plants, agricultural universities soil & water conservation projects are arranged time to time, so as to give the students a sufficient exposure to the latest developments in the field of agriculture and update their knowledge.

The students are also sent to N.R.F.M.T. & T.I. Hisar for one-month practical training after examinations of 4th semester.

In final year, the students have to undergo one-semester in-plant training in the related industries during the sixth semester of their study. It plays an important role in the overall personality development of the students and enhances the scope of wage employment and motivates the students to opt for the self-employment by developing and generating entrepreneurial traits in the students besides promoting technical skills.

The Diploma holders in Agricultural Engineering have good employment opportunities in private sectors/self employment are better than the public sectors.