Choosing a right career to pursue is not everyones’ cup of tea. It’s not just getting enrolled in any program with high placement promise. But actually, it is finding the right industry that matches your skill set. The most hotshot under graduate programme followed by Indian students is Engineering. The broad spectrum of courses available in Engineering give students a fair chance to choose any desired stream. But 90% of students are unaware of a special UG Programme that gives you better future in comparison to other conventional engineering streams.
Engineering & Scope in India?
Agricultural engineering basically teaches students to use engineering principles toward problem-solving and improvement in agricultural systems. Agricultural Engineering helps to make agriculture sustainable, profitable and a very competitive business venture through various engineering inventions. The purpose of agricultural engineering programme is to provide an educational experience based on the fundamentals of engineering.
The basic eligibility criteria for getting enrolled in agricultural engineering programme across India is following:
- Combination of Phy-Chem and Maths (PCM) or Phy-Chem and Biology (PCB) is compulsory in 12th standard.
- Passing the entrance exam of Indian Council of Agricultural Research or JEE-M open the gates of big colleges.
- On the basis of marks obtained in Entrance examination student are eligible to be a part of counselling process that further leads to final admission. In this stage students opt different colleges offering this course.
- After getting admission, student have to attend 4 years of regular programme which is further segregated into 8 semesters.
The syllabus of agricultural engineering has a different flair as compared to regular B.Tech programme. The course of first 2 semesters of Ag. Engg. have some common subjects with B.E/B.Tech. But after first year, this course totally emphasize on core agriculture subjects. The intention of introducing these kind of subjects is to increase the in-depth study of agriculture. The Course has focus on solving real time problems faced by farmers. So to achieve this goal the curriculum of course is designed in a very proactive & interactive manner.
Jobs offered after Ag. Engg. :
Once a student completes this course, he/she can easily get a job in Govt. or Private sector. Students can go for these job opportunities.
Each state has separate Agricultural Engineering department. Students can get better jobs in different agricultural department.
In banking sector there is special post for agriculture graduate as an Agriculture Field Officer.
After cracking ASRB (Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board) students can join as a Scientist.
After completing Post Graduation in Agricultural Engineering, students have options of joining any state university as well as some deemed universities as an Assistant Professor.
The starting average salary in private sector after completion of this course is 2.5 Lakhs per annum to 4.5 Lakhs per annum. This amount is not less than any average package offered in different engineering colleges in India. So the Return of investment of this course is fair & great. Students can really think to pursue their career in this field.