I want to become a professor of Agricultural Engineering. What is the eligibility criteria for that?

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RE: I want to become a professor of Agricultural Engineering. What is the eligibility criteria for that?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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An agricultural engineer's work is to provide solutions for technical problems related to agriculture. They are responsible for taking care of the engineering problems of providing food and fiberfor he people of the world. These problems include designing improved tools to work the soil, harvest the crops as well as developing water supplies for agriculture and systems for irrigating and draining the land when necessary. They design farmsteads in which to house animals or store grains. They also work on processing , packaging, transporting and distributing the food and fiber products. Agriculture engineers have bright prospects. To become professor in agriculture engineering one has to pursue BE / TECHin agriculture engineering followed by MTechand PhD.

Apart from being a professor agriculture engineer have an option to work in the public sector like agriculture department of state and central government, universities, agriculture cooperatives, agriculture equipment manufacturing units, fertilizers and irrigation companies Farming companies etc.

RE: I want to become a professor of Agricultural Engineering. What is the eligibility criteria for that?

Gomathi Venkat
Gomathi Venkat
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  • Bengaluru

Hello aspirant

Thank you very much for approaching counselors at Mera career guide and i am glad you took the right decision to reach us at the right time. May I know what is your current status so that i could better tailor my answer for this, else i should brief the overall process to become a professor.

To become a professor of agriculture engg, one needs to have an either masters degree or a doctorate degree like a phd. However, a PhD is more desirable to directly start career as an Assistant professor where as with a masters degree you can start initially only as a lecturer. So to study these degrees,

  • First pass 10th class with a minimum first class (+10)

  • Pass 12th class with a minimum first class (+2)

  • Pass a bachelors degree with a minimum first class. this bachelors degree could be either a three year degree like the BA/BSc/Bcom (+3) or the four year bachelors degree like BEng/ Btech degree (+4). As you desire a line in agriculture engineering, you are advised to study either a BSc Agriculture or BEng/ BTech Agricultural engineering. Studying a relevant degree is very important for PhD admissions and no university actually encourages admitting students from a non-relevant background. If you are from a SC/ST reserved category, it is essential to have a minimum of 55% through out and others require a minimum of 60% through out. It is mandatory for every student to follow this 10+2+3 pattern or the 10+2+4 pattern as this is the basic eligibility across the country for applying for a PhD. In case any one gets missed, applying to a PhD is not possible.

  • Completing the bachelors course, you are required to apply for a two year masters degree like the MSc Agriculture or MTech Agricultural engineering. After this masters, you can write UGC-LEC exam and upon pass you are qualified to work as a lecturer at colleges and universities. After a few years work experience as a lecturer, you can be promoted as an assistant professor and then a professor.

  • Else you can also study a phd after a masters degree. For this you need to write GATE/ UGC-NET exam for PhD admission and then a UGC-JRF for a monthly stipend. With these scores you can apply for a PhD admission and study. After completing it you are qualified to work as an Assistant professor initially and then get promoted as a professor after 2-3 years based on performance and experience.

RE: I want to become a professor of Agricultural Engineering. What is the eligibility criteria for that?

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