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Amol Agarwal
Amol Agarwal • Jan 7, 2018

Courses or Jobs after B.Tech in agricultural engineering

Agriculture engineering is one of the less common branches of Engineering India with only a handful of colleges. Being from a top Agricultural University in Rajasthan, I can understand the dilemma in Agri students after B.tech as not much information is available about career options. Although I am from ECE, I have many friends and seniors in Agri. There are a number of options for students after B.tech in Agriculture engineering such as:

1.
M.tech from premier institutes like IITs- You need to clear GATE in order to get admission into M.tech Program. A stipend of Rs 12,500 per month is also given. Around 2500-3000 appear for GATE each year and it is pretty easy to get into IIT's with 3-4 months of preparation. One of my seniors scored 36/100 in GATE 2017 and got under 50 rank. He is in IIT Kharagpur. You can do M.tech in the following streams-
A. Renewable Energy
B. Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
C. Food Processing
D. Soil and Water Resources Engineering
E. Agriculture Machinery Engineering

2. Job in Private companies- Most students get placed on campus in companies like Sonalika, Mahindra, Jain Irrigation, TAFE - Tractors and Farm Equipment, Escorts Tractors, etc. They offer packages in the range 4-6 lacs/annum.

3. Government Jobs ( JE, AE, AO etc)- State government issues notifications for the post of junior engineers, assistant engineers and Agriculture Officers in government departments. You have to clear a written test. In 2015, 50 out of 55 students from our college got selected as JE's with a starting salary of Rs 40k plus.

4. Higher studies/ Research- India is an Agriculture based economy so research Agriculture in always needed. You may pursue Ph.D. and become a Scientist or researcher. Also, you might like to pursue your career as a Professor. ICAR is the top body regulating all activities regarding Agriculture development/research. You may find some really useful information on their website.

I am sure there are many other options besides these as well. Please share if you know something which may help Agriculture engineering students in making better decisions.

Thank you Sir

Agriculture engineering students are can  eligible for JE, AO and ae??????? 

Sir please clarify that on my questions 

Amol Agarwal
Amol Agarwal • Oct 20, 2018

As far as I know, state governments release vacancies for the post of AO(Agriculture Officer). I am not sure about JE and AE.

Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Oct 21, 2018

@Sharon Yes, agriculture engineers are eligible for several government job posts. You need to check the vacancies regularly.

You can also apply to jobs on our site, such as these:

https://www.crazyengineers.com/jobs/agriculture-engineer.13983

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