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Therefore the career of an Agricultural Engineer is quite interesting and has a lot of impact on our lives. It is a challenging career option and going forward there is a lot of scope and opportunities that are there for Agricultural Engineer.India being an agrigarian society needs a lot of growth and innovation in the field of agriculture, and the role of Agricultural Engineering becomes even more prominent here. The use of the latest technologies and facilitating them in the agricultural practices is essentially an important part of this career and the aspiring Agricultural Engineers should strive to work on these challenges.
The job opportunities are also growing both in the private and government sector as the scope is huge. The salaries are also hefty for agricultural engineers. But the main motivation for them is not money but to work for the betterment in the field of agriculture and hence help our society.
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Several career opportunities are available for agricultural engineers in both public and private sectors. One can find employment in manufacturing units , water resources management, forestry, food processing, rural development etc. Agricultural engineers also have an option to work with NGO's on various projects and schemes. Folowing are some of the opportunities available in public as well as private sector :-
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Agriculture engineering is the application of all the engineering branches in the field of agriculture to provide solutions to various problems related with farm mechanization, productivity and development. A discipline concerned with solving the engineering problems of providing food and fiber for the people of the world. These problems include designing improved tools to work the soil and and harvest the crops as well as developing water supplies for agriculture and systems for irrigating and draining the land where necessary. Agriculture engineers design farmsteads in which to house animals or store grains. They also work on processing , packaging , transporting and distributing the food and fiber products. Agricultural engineering combines the disciplines of mechanical , civil, electrical and chemical engineering with a basic understanding of biological sciences and agricultural practices. Some agricultural engineers work directly with farmers. Most however work with the companies that manufacture and supply equipment, feeds, fertilizers and pesticides. Others work for companies that provide services to farmers such as developing irrigation and drainage systems or erecting buildings and facilities. An agriculture engineer's job is to provide solutions for technical problems related to agriculture . Work in water supply and water irrigation fields is related to dam design , canal , pipeline, pump systems , micro irrigation systems and drainage systems etc whereas under agriculture mechanization, an engineer designs tractors and tests for machines and equipment, engineers working in the field of soil conservation research effective methods of flood water drainage etc.
Now it is very important to know about the course basket what a college or institute offers you that must be known in advance so that you can prepare for your entrnace and accordingly you will be compatable after admission. Failing to do this prior exercise you could be in uncomfortable situation as many cases are reported to us stating that I want to change my stream please suggest something exciting, it happens due to pre-matured step, lack of understanding and poor upbringing of academics at individual level.You must know the nature of agriculture engineer how they contribute to the society, as you know India has the agriculture based economy where goverment is supporting agriculture stream in many folds and investing huge fund to increase the high yield of cash crops, how to raise the disease resistance crops, making synergy with private companies, multinational corporate sectors, and other resources. Of course it is synergistic approach of scientist and technocrats -engineers where they work together and grow mutually. Hope you will be aquianted with my opinion.Rest you can discuss the other modules of agri-business in details, can call us directly.Best Dr. Manoj
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