Agricultural Engineering plays a very important role in increasing production and productivity of Agricultural crops, thereby, increasing the income of farmers. Also, timeliness of farm operation through efficient agricultural implements and machinery as well as appropriate land and water management activities along with efficient post-harvest technology and processing as well as efficient energy utilization are the important areas in which Agricultural Engineering profession has been playing major role.

Satpuda Education Society runs The “College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (CAE&T)” which is located in Jalgaon (Jamod) and affiliated to Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (Dr. PDKV), Akola. CAET is situated at Jalgaon (Jamod) at a distance of 32 km from National Highway No.6 and is 32 km from the Railway Station of Nandura and 2 km from the Bus Stand of Jalgaon (Jamod). Distance between Jalgaon (Jamod) and Shegaon (The popular Religious Place in Vidarbha Region, Samadhi of Saint Gajanan Maharaj) is 40 kms only. The College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology was established in 2006 with an intake of 40 students then in 2012 intake is increased by University and it becomes 80. We are Pioneer of Agricultural Engineers in Vidarbha Region as we are the only Private Institution for this Course in whole Vidarbha. The syllabi and the curricula were updated as per Fifth Deans’ Committee recommendations to address the future challenges and recent developments, more emphasis on basic course of agricultural Engineering for increased exposure of the student to the problems and practices of agricultural fields and inclusion of special courses on communication skills and personality development for increased employability of the graduating students. In the design of the course curriculum, a great emphasis is laid on the practical aspect, project work, practical training and learning by doing.

Graduate program leading to a degree in B.Tech. (Agri. Engg.). Duration of the program is 4 years.Academic Programs (Under Graduate Programme):

Common rules and regulations for admission to various degree programmes in State Agricultural Universities have been formulated by MCAER, Pune. B.Tech. (Agril. Engg.) degree course comprises 8 semesters with credit load of 183 including 25 credits for In-plant Training during 8th semester. In addition to these four non countable credits are also to be completed. Eligibility for the admission to this course is XII standard science passed in 10+2 pattern from Maharashtra State Board of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

B.Tech Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural engineering is the engineering discipline that studies agricultural production and processing. Agricultural engineering combines the disciplines of mechanical, civil, electrical and chemical engineering principles with knowledge of agricultural principles according to technological principles. A key goal of this discipline is to improve the efficacy and sustainability of agricultural practices.

  • The highly qualified Agricultural Scientists or Research professionals across the globe opt for the higher education which in Master of Technology [Agricultural Engineering].

 Placement Opportunities:

Some of the Central Government Sectors where Agricultural Engineers can be recruited:

  • Directorate of Oil Palm Research
  • ICAR, CIAE and other Central Govt. Institutions.
  • Directorate of Agriculture, State. Govt.
  • Directorate of Agril. Engg. (Especially in the States likes M.P.,Tamil Nadu, Orissa, etc.)
  • Agricultural Universities.
  • Command Area Development, DPAP schemes etc.
  • Irrigation Department.
  • National Seeds Corporation.
  • State Land Development Corporations.
  • Food Corporation of India.
  • State Agro Industries Corporations.
  • Water and Land Management Industries.
  • Forest Department.
  • Agricultural Finance Corporation, NABARD, etc.
  • Ground Water Boards/Corporations.
  • Rural Development Corporations.
  • Nationalized Banks.
  • Food Processing Industries.
  • Tractor Industries.
  • Public and Private Sector Industries.
  • Irrigation Equipment Industries.
  • Farm Implements Manufacturers.
  • Post-Harvest Equipment’s Manufacturing Industries, etc.
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • United India Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Natural Agricultural Innovative Project, Maharashtra
  • Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Food Corporation of India
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  • National Seeds Corporations
  • National Dairy Development Board
  • And many Private Sector Companies in Irrigation, Production, Tractors etc.

Job Types for Agricultural Engineering:

  • Agricultural Sales Engineer
  • Manager – Manufacturing (Agricultural Tractors)
  • Program Manager – Agriculture
  • Agriculture Portfolio Manager
  • Researcher/Fundamental Analyst – Agriculture commodities
  • Primary Production Manager – Expert Agriculture
  • Senior Agriculture Manager
  • Farming Consultant & Agronomist
  • Sales Manager – Agricultural Products
  • Subject Matter Specialist – Agriculture
  • Directorate of Agriculture, State. Govt.
  • Directorate of Agril. Engg. (Especially in the States likes M.P.,Tamil Nadu, Orissa, etc.)

Placement Opportunities for Agricultural Engineering:

  • After having this degree students can go for various educational, industrial, agricultural, governmental and related jobs.
  • Students can go for higher degree programs in respective subjects.
  • Self-employment is also a bright area for them after graduation.
  • Agricultural engineers can provide consultancy services to agricultural workers and farming and agro-industries.

Infrastructure Facilities

CAET laboratories have been mostly modernized as per the requirement of course to impart the practical knowledge to the students. The laboratories have been grouped in following subjects:

Farm Machinery and Power Engineering

  1. Work Shop
  2. Farm Implements Practical Shed
  3. Farm Power
  4. Engineering Drawing

Process Food Engineering

  1. Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  2. Refrigeration
  3. Food Grain Processing

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

  1. Surveying and Leveling
  2. Hydrology and Soil Mechanics

Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

  1. Irrigation laboratory
  2. Hydraulic laboratory
  3. Drainage laboratory

Renewable Energy Engineering

  1. Electrical Engineering
  2. Engineering Chemistry
  3. Solar Energy
  4. Improved Chulhas
  5. Biogas

Farm Structures Engineering

  1. Applied Mechanics
  2. Structural Engineering
  3. Foundation Engineering
  4. Material Testing

Basic Sciences

  1. Physics laboratory
  2. Computer Engineering laboratory
  3. Mathematics laboratory