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B.Tech - Agriculture Engineering

Department of Agriculture Engineering

Department Profile

The department of Agricultural Engineering was started in MANGAYARKARASI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (MCE), MADURAI, in 2020. The department offers B. E/B.Tech. Agriculture Engineering, focussing on widening the practical knowledge of the students thus encouraging them to solve different practical difficulties in large-land holdings. Well-qualified faculty members are the strength of the department. The department constitutes experienced and dedicated faculty and supporting staff members with excellent academic research and industrial work experience to promote research and intervention in the existing methods. Presently, the faculty consists of experts from Irrigation Engineering and agricultural processing, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, food technology and agriculture. Further, the practical knowledge gained by them during practical field works and industrial visits has been added advantage for new technology and innovations. The department is new in offering the degree program in the institute. At present there are 120 students are admitted in the degree program, and the department is envisage more students in the future. The Department of Agriculture Engineering have an agriculture Field of 10 Acres (MAA FARMS) inside the campus with the specialization of Mushroom cultivation.

Vision and Mission

VISION

Educating and empowering the students to become successful agricultural engineers and entrepreneurs to elicit research capability that applies science and technology to enhance agricultural productivity, farm mechanization, irrigation engineering, conservation of water, energy and post-harvest handling and value addition with a sound knowledge of agricultural principles.

MISSION

  • To train and prepare the students with general knowledge and expertise in the fields of agricultural sciences, soil and water conservation, post-harvest technology and agro energy.
  • To set up the required facilities in the laboratories to satisfy the needs of industry and R&D.
  • To build expertise on the different facets of agricultural engineering to make graduates grow as entrepreneurs, scientists, educators and sustainable food production technologists which meet the food needs of the ever-increasing population of our country.

PSO - PEO - PO

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES (PSOs)

  • PSO1: Professional skills : To ensure education necessary to understand agriculture engineering solutions in global and social context to improve agriculture.
  • PSO2: Problem solving skills : To have the ability to solve complex problems related to farm mechanization, soil and water conservation, post harvest technology, renewable and non-renewable resource technologies, landscape architecture and modern irrigation techniques.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

  • PEO1: Acquire basic knowledge required for the industries connected with micro irrigation, tractor manufacture, agricultural machinery manufacture, food processing and water management.
  • PEO2: Attain and practice technical skills to pursue higher studies in India and abroad in different disciplines of Agricultural Engineering.

  • PEO3: Imbibe practical skills and real time problem solving capabilities to enable them to become entrepreneurs.
  • PEO4: Gain sound knowledge in the emerging trends such as IT, IoT, ICT so as to enable them to apply their knowledge in robotics, automation and smart farming systems to achieve higher crop productivity.
  • PEO5: Develop confidence for appearing in various competitive examinations such as UPSC, TNPSC and banks examinations so that the students become technocrats and administrators.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES POs

PROGRAM OUTCOMES (POs) Graduates of Agriculture Engineering will have

  1. Ability to apply the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering in agriculture.

  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data to prepare farmspecific report c) Ability to design an irrigation system to meet the desired needs within realistic Constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, and sustainability.

  3. Ability to think creatively, to formulate problem statements, to communicate effectively, to synthesize information, and to evaluate agricultural systems.

  4. Ability to function in interdisciplinary teams within the Institute and also with other organizations at National/ International level while planning the research projects.

  5. Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for Agricultural engineering practice.

  6. Will develop competencies in computer and automatic control systems, information systems, mechanical systems, natural resource systems to solve engineering problems.

  7. Graduates will be able to express themselves clearly in oral and verbal communication needs.

  8. Ability to devise a strategy or action plan to utilize the acquired knowledge in increasing water- use efficiency, farm mechanization and Post harvest technology etc.

  9. Graduates will be capable of self-education in emerging problems and understand the value of lifelong learning in Food Technology, Farm Machinery and Food Processing.

Faculty

Name : Mr.G.Jeyaveerapandiyan

Qualification:   B.E.,M.E., (STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING)

Designation: Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Structural Engineering

Email: jeyam.civil@gmail.com

Experience: 5 Years

Name : Ms.S.Divya Devi

Qualification:   B.Tech.,M.E., (STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING)

Designation: Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Structural Engineering

Email: divyasundaravadivel28@gmail.com

Experience: 1 Years

Name : Ms.Nithya Dharashini

Qualification:    B.Sc,M.Sc (Agriculture Entamology)

Designation: Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Agricultural Entomology

Email: nithiksha02sona@gmail.com

Experience: Fresher

Name : Ms.Dhivya Dharshini

Qualification:    B.Sc,M.Sc (Agriculture Entamology)

Designation: Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Agrometeorology

Email: divyadharshinistnau@gmail.co

Experience: Fresher

Name : Mrs. Nivethitha

Qualification:    B.E.,M.E., (ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING)

Designation: Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Environmental Engineering

Email: nivethidha1994@gmail.com

Experience: Fresher

Name : Dr.J.Niranjanadevi

Qualification: B.Sc, M.Sc, ph.D, PDF

Designation:  Professor

Research Interest: Agricultural Entomology

Email: j.niranjana105@gmail.com

Experience: 3 Year

PROGRAMS ORGANISED

2022

Our second year students visited AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE Pallapuram Post, Kumulur, Tiruchirappalli, (DATE – 5/5/2022)

SO FAR  600 KGS OF TOMATOS AND  100 KGS OF CHILLIES YIELDED AT MAA FARMS BY OUR STUDENTS (DATE-08-04-2022)

MUSHROOM CULTIVATED AND YILEDED BY OUR AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS @MAA FARMS (DATE-07/03/2022)

ONION SEEDING DONE BY OUR AGRICULTURAL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS AT MAA FARMS (DATE-20-02-2022)

Our students planted Cauliflower seeding, Moringa plant seeding AT MAA FARMS (DATE-06-02-2022)

OUR STUDENTS INVOLVED IN PLUCKING OF LADIES FINGER (OKRA)AT MAA FARMS (DATE-06-02-2022)

LAB FACILITIES

The Department is well equipped  Crop Husbandry Laboratory, Surveying and Levelling Laboratory, Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, Soil Science Laboratory, Strength of Materials Laboratory, Operation and Maintenance of Farm Machinery Lab, Post Harvest Engineering Laboratory, Irrigation Field Laboratory, CAD for Agricultural Engineering, Drawing of Farm Structures, Food Process Engineering Laboratory, GIS Laboratory for Agricultural Engineers, Renewable Energy Laboratory

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