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Food Technology (SS)

www.a4n.in, gives you a detailed description of Agricultural Engineering course , career options available and the list of institutions offering Agricultural Engineering course in Tamilnadu.

Duration : 4 Years – Semester Pattern

All About Food Technology (SS)

Agriculture plays a vital role in India’s economy. More than 58 per cent of the rural people depends on agriculture as their basic means of livelihood. Agriculture is one of the largest contributors to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The private participation in the field of agriculture is increasing and use of new technologies are some of the important trends in the agriculture industry.

The agricultural industry in India is expected to result great development in the future years due to the implementation of irrigation facilities, warehousing and cold storage. Factors such as reduction in transaction cost and time, betterment in port gate management and fiscal incentives would involve in industries growth. Genetically modified crop will impact the yield for Indian farmers.

Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy. In India, more than 60% of population depends on agriculture. The development of agriculture will generate greater effect to the economic welfare of the country.

India is the largest producer, consumer and exporter of spice and spice products. Fruit production in India is more when compared to vegetable production. India makes the second position in the production of fruit in the world. India’s horticulture output in the year 2014-15 reveals a record of 283.5 million tonnes and ranks third in farm and agriculture outputs.

The agricultural industry in India is divided into sub segments such as canning, dairy, processing, frozen food to fisheries, meat, poultry, and food grains. The development of Agriculture is enormous as food is the basic need for any living being.

Course Curriculum

In agricultural engineering, the knowledge of agricultural principles are combined with the principles of food processing, animal and plant biology, horticulture etc. The following are the core fields in which the agricultural student should deal with :

Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics
Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
Productions Technology of Field Crops
Engineering Hydrology
Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
Farm Tractors and Sowing Equipment
Principles of Agricultural Economics
Unit Processing in Agricultural Processing
Basic Horticulture
Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Dairy and Food Engineering
Design of Farm Structures
Post Harvest Technology for Agricultural Crops
Agri - Business Management
GIS and Natural Resources Management
Watershed Planning and Management
Post Harvest Technology for Horticultural Crops

Career Opportunities

A career in the field of agricultural engineering is quite interesting, challenging as well as rewarding. Agricultural Engineer is a best career for those who have keen agricultural knowledge along with good engineering skills. The agricultural engineer should look after the functioning of agriculture to bring out efficient food production. Few of the fields in which agricultural engineer can make his career :

Agricultural Equipment Designing
Conservation of Soil and Water
Crop Production
Dairy Farms
Bio-renewable Product Manufacturing Sectors
Research and Development
Food Departments
Coir Board
Fertilizer Industry
Chemical Industry
Animal Breeding Centre
Seeds and Soil Testing firms

Find colleges offering Food Technology (SS) course

A4N Rank Rating Code Name Intake
002 AA+ 0002 University Departments of Anna University, Chennai ? ACT Campus 40

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