Saturday, 2 July 2011

CAREER IN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING



There is much scope for a good career in Agricultural engineering as most of the students run behind Computer science, Electrical, Mechanical and other engineering courses. So there is shortage of Agricultural engineers in the public as well as private sectors.

After B-tech:

In most of the universities students gets placed on campus as many companies (mostly farm machinery related) are visiting the campus. Tractor related companies generally recruit students as graduate engineer trainee in sales and marketing department, others gives jobs in R & D sector.

One can become an Agricultural officer in any recognized bank after clearing the concerned examination conducted by respective bank. Some banks also recruit students on campus. Obviously on-campus placement is much easier than off campus.

One can opt for higher studies M-Tech or A B M (Agri business management). For pursuing M-Tech in India one has to qualify GATE while students have to score a good GRE score for doing M-tech (M.S) in foreign countries. One has to score a good percentile in various MBA entrance examinations (CAT, IRMA) for pursuing a career in ABM.

One can apply for JRF examination in ICAR and become Agricultural scientist.

There are govt. jobs for Agricultural engineers like IFS (Indian Forest Services), state PCS, FCI ect.

One can join NGOs and work in rural sectors.

After M-tech:

Campus recruitment (R & D sector)

After clearing NET one can apply for assistant professor in any agricultural university.

Opt for PhD in respective specialization

Various government jobs like ARS, PCS ect.

4 comments:

  1. I am studying in btech(agri) in private college. On campus selection facility is not available in my college. Is it possible to get a job in r and d sectors in off campus. If you have any idea then please share with me at yogendrasulakhe @gmail.com

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