Agriculture, even called farming, refers to the cultivation of plants, animals and different other forms of life like fiber, food and various products, which are solely used for staying alive. Since time immemorial, agriculture has always been the backbone of every society. With the passage of time, people have started introducing many new technologies that have improved the quality and quantity of agricultural products. This in turn has necessitated the introduction of varied courses on agriculture.
The main objective with which the agriculture courses are designed is to make a student gather sound knowledge about the different aspects of this field and how to effectively carry out the activities related to this.
Agriculture education in the Republic of India, like other professional courses, has not yet been featured with a middle level educational system. The varied courses offered by the agricultural institutions in India ranges from under graduate level to post graduate level of study. However, mostly, this kind of vocational course is opted by the students at their graduation degree level of education. Such courses provide an in-depth knowledge and a better insight about the field and make one capable of prospering in agriculture.
Apart from the diploma courses, one can even do a B. Sc. or Bachelor of Science and B. Tech or Bachelor of Technology in agricultural studies. After graduating in agricultural science, a student can even do a post graduation in this field. The degree of M. Sc. or Master of Science can be followed by the degree of Ph. D. or Doctor of Philosophy as well. Following are some of the specialized branches, which one can pursue a post graduation or a doctoral degree in:
The different institutes located all over the Indian Republic conducts a number of examinations related to this field. The most popular among them are the entrance level examinations, which are conducted by the agricultural colleges in India during the time of admission of students to any of their courses. The nature and type of the examinations vary from one course to another though. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research or the I.C.A.R that is based in the city of New Delhi is responsible for conducting the A.I.A.E.E or the All India Agriculture Entrance Examination for agriculture courses. To name a few other important admission tests for such courses are:
The names and locations of some of the renowned institutions in India, which impart education on this branch of applied science, are provided in the below mentioned table:
|S. No.||Name of the institution||Courses offered||Contact Address||Contact Number||E Mail Address|
|1||A.C.E.T or Aligarh College of Engineering and Technology||B. Tech or Bachelor of Technology in Agriculture Engineering||Sasni Gate, Mathura Road, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.||--||--|
|2||A.C.N.C.E.M.S. or A.C.N. College of Engineering and Management Studies||B. Tech in Agricultural Engineering||A.C.N. City, Kasimpur Power House Road, Aligarh - 202 002, Uttar Pradesh, India.||+ 91 - 0571 - 240 4029/ + 91 - 093680 92741||--|
|3||A.E.C.R.I. or Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute||B. Tech in Agricultural Engineering||Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India.||+ 91 - 0422 - 551 1255||[email protected]|
|4||College of Science and Technology, Visakhapatnam||M. Sc. or Master of Science in Agriculture Biotechnology||Andhra University, Visakhapatnam - 530 003, Andhra Pradesh, India.||+ 91 - 0891 - 0284 4518||[email protected]
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|5||Baba Saheb Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedker College of Agriculture Engineering and Technology||B. Tech in Agricultural Engineering||Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India.||+ 91 - 05688 - 254 720||[email protected] and [email protected]|
|6||C.I.A.E. or Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering||M. Tech or Master of Technology in Agriculture Engineering||Nabi Bagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal - 462 038, Madhya Pradesh, India.||--||--|
|7||Chandauli Polytechnic||Diploma in Agriculture Engineering||National Highway -2 and Moughal Sarai -Gay Rail, Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh, India.||+ 91 - 05412 - 262 224||[email protected]|
|8||College of Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology||B. Tech in Agriculture||Central Agricultural University, Ranipool, Gangtok - 737 135 Sikkim, India.||+ 91 - 0359 - 225 1359||[email protected]|
|9||C.A.E. or College of Agricultural Engineering, Jabalpur||B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering and M. Tech in Agricultural Engineering||Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.||--||--|
|10||C.A.E.T. or College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Hissar||B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering||C.C.S. or Choudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar - 125 004, Haryana, India.||+ 91 - 01662 - 34 613/ 952||[email protected]|