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Department of Agricultural Engineering

Department of Agricultural Engineering

The Department of Agricultural Engineering (established in 2006) offers the courses that deal with the application of engineering principles and scientific technologies for sustainable food production, and all along the food production to consumption chain. The course structure and syllabus for the UG and PG programmes have been designed to create skilled and technically sound human resources to cater the engineering needs of farm mechanization, irrigation and drainage, soil and water conservation, post harvest processing of crops, value addition, renewable energy, and appropriate design and utilization of aquaculture resources. The laboratory infrastructure has been developed to impart the essential practical knowledge including the application of computers and IT for the design, simulation, modeling, remote sensing etc. Two industrial trainings form a part of the UG programme that aims to provide the industrial exposure and enhancement of technical know-how and skills. The Department is actively involved in multi-disciplinary research with projects funded by DST, UGC, MoFPI and NHB.

The Thrust Areas of Research of the Department are

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering Water Resources Development and Management
Ground Water Hydrology Rainwater Harvesting
Watershed Management Remote Sensing and GIS
Farm Implements and Machinery Renewable Sources Energy and Utilization
Waste recycling and Bi-product Utilization Mechanization of Horticultural Crops
Bioprocess Engineering Food Engineering and Food Industry Management
Tea Processing Technology Climate Change and Climate Resilient Agriculture
Aquacultural Engineering

Course Offered

Courses Offered Duration Number of Seats Program Course Structure Timetable
B.Tech(by course work) Four Years 60 B.Tech(Syllabus) 2013-2014 batch
M.Tech (by course work) Two Years M.Tech(Syllabus) 2013-2014 batch
Ph.D. (by course work and research work)     IPP Coursework(Syllabus) 2013-2014 batch


Name Designation Area of Specialization Email & Contact
Prasanna Kumar G.V. Ph.D. Professor Farm Machinery and Power, Energy, Waste recycling
L.N. Sethi, Ph.D. Associate Professor Water Resources Development and Management
Sudipto Sarkar, Ph.D Associate Professor Irrigation and Drainage, Aquacultural Engg.
Ajita Tiwari, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Process and Food Engg.
M. Padhiary, M. Tech. Assistant Professor Farm Machinery and Power, Energy
Avinash Kumar Ph.D. Assistant Professor Aquacultural Engg., Water Resources Engg.
Chetan Khobragade M.E., Ph.D Assistant Professor Renewable Energy Sources, Farm Machinery and Power
Saikat Roy, M.Tech. Assistant Professor Water Resources & Hydraulic Engineering


The Department has the well equipped laboratories for conducting experiments and research in various aspects of Agricultural Engineering and inter-disciplinary areas. The library of the Department fulfils the needs of the UG and PG courses. The Department has the computing facilities with the softwares for the design, drafting, simulation, modelling, watershed management, GIS and RS

Head of the Department

Dr. Sudipto Sarkar,
Phone : (03842) 270989 (O)
E-mail :


The Agricultural Engineering graduates have the great demand in tractor, farm machinery, irrigation and food processing industries. Opportunities exist in Government, Non-Government and private sector in the areas of farm mechanization, energy management, automation, climate change, watershed management, irrigation and flood control, rain water harvesting, dairy and food engineering, food processing, value addition, aquaculture etc. There exists a huge scope for the entrepreneurship in the inter-disciplinary areas with agricultural engineering graduates playing a crucial role.