SEMESTER WISE DISTRIBUTION OF COURSES FOR B.TECH.
ENGLISH-I Eng(E)-101 2 (1+2+0)
Grammar: Tenses, Voice-Change, Direct/Indirect narration, Prepositions and Determiners,
Word-formation with parts of Speech, Types of sentences, Elementary Knowledge of English Sound with Word-stress, intonation
Pattern. Composition: letter, Application, Summary and report writing.
MATHEMATICS-I Maths(E)-101 3 (2+2+0)
Differential Calculus: Indeterminate forms, curvature, Taylor's Series expansion,
Asymptotes -Partial differentiation: Euler's theorem, Taylor's series for Function of two variables, Maxima- Minima for Function
of two Variables, Lagrange's multiplier.
Integral Calculus: Application of intervals, Double, triple integrals, γ and
Infinite series: Convergence and Divergence of Series, tests of Convergence Alternating
Series, Absolutely and Conditionally Convergent Series, Uniform Convergence.
ENGINEERING PHYSICS-I PHY(E)-101 3 (2+0+2)
Elasticity: Introduction, Stress, Strain, Volume Strain, Shear Strain, Hooke's Law,
Poisson's ratio, Statistical Method of measuring modulus of Rigidity, Elasticity of gas, Strain energy of Elastic body, Relation
Between g, K, h , and s.
Rotational Motion: Introduction, Moment of inertia and radius of gyration, Theorem
of Parallel Axes, Theorem of Perpendicular Axis, Moment of inertia of thin rod, Moment of inertia of circular.
Heat: Introduction, Thermal Conduction, Convection and Radiation, Co-efficient of
Thermometric conductivity, Searle's method, Lee's method to Determine Co-efficient of Thermal Conductivity, Measurement of
Temperatures, platinum resistance Thermometer, Optical, polarizing Pyrometer.
Wave Motion: Introduction, Progressive Waves, Stationary Waves, and Velocity of Transverse
wave in a String, Laws of Sonometer, and Melde’s Experiment.
ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY-I Chem(E)-101 3 (2+0+2)
Water hardness, determination of hardness by compleximetric method (EDTA), Degree
of hardness, Chloride dissolved oxygen, dissolved carbon dioxide and Sulfate, Calorimetric method for the determination of
pH of water used in Industry.Chemical Kinetics, order and molecularity of Reaction, first and Second Order Reaction. Derivations
of Equation for first order and second order reaction determination of order of reaction energy of activation and Arrheneus
Equation. Numerical of first and second order reaction. Electrochemistry, Specific molecular and equivalent conductivity,
Effect of dilution on conductivity, determination of conductivity, `EMF and its measurements polarization and over voltage,
COMPUTER LITERACY APE-101 3 (1+0+6)
Details of computer organization and peripherals. Types of Computer, Hardware, Software
and working in DOS and Windows environment, Networking, computer viruses. Algorithms and flowchart, program development, Arithmetic
expression, program completion, debugging and testing, concept of structural programming, subroutine and function, file management,
solution of agricultural engineering problems in FORTRAN.
ENGINEERING DRAWING AND GRAPHICS FMP-101 3 (0+0+9)
Construction and use of scales, lettering, construction of plane geometrical figures,
parabola, hyperbola and ellipse, special plane curves, cycloid, epicycloid, hypocycloid, involutes and spirals, helix and
simple loci, orthographic projection of points, lines, their traces and inclination, projection of solids like prism, cylinder,
cone, pyramidimeter section and development of solids. Construction of isometric scales, isometric projections of simple objects,
selection of solids and developments of surfaces.Development of surfaces, section of solids, intersections of solids.
AGRONOMY Agron(E)-101 2(1+0+3)
Definition and Scope of Agronomy, Classification of Crop, effect of Weather Parameters
on Crop Growth and Development. Principles of Tillage tilth and its characteristics tillage Implements. Soil water Plant relationship.
Water requirement of crops and irrigation scheduling, weeds and their control Crop Rotation, Cropping Systems, and Irrigation
Scheduling, weeds and their Control, crop rotation, Cropping. Cultivation Practices of Important Field crops, Improved varieties.
Seed rate time and method of sowing, Manuring. Fertilization and Plant protection. Concept of dry farming rain water harvesting
and in-situ moisture conservation
MATHEMATICS-II Maths(E)-102 3(2+2+0)
Vector Calculus: Differentiation and integration of vector functions, Directional
Derivatives, Gauss, Green's and Stoke’s theorems and their applications.
Differential Equation: 1-st order 1-st degree differential equations, linear differential
equation with constant co-efficient and variable, coefficient and application Bissell’s and Legendre’s differential
equation, partial differential equation.
Matrices: basic properties, solution of a system of linear equation using rank and
elementary Transformations, Eigen Value and Eigen Vectors, Cayley-Hamitton theorem.
ENGINEERING PHYSICS-II PHY(E)-102
Electricity: Electrostatics, the electric potential, Electric Fields of moving Charges,
magnetic field, Electromagnetic induction and Maxwell's Equations.
Magnetism: Tangent law, deflection magnetometer, Gauss-a and b position of deflection
magnetometer, compressions of magnetic moments of two bar magnets by deflection magnetometer, vibration magnetometer, Molecular
theory of Magnetism.
Crystal structures: Seven Systems of crystals, Bravais Space, lattice, Crystal Crystal
structures (BCC, FCC and SC), lattice dimension, miller indices.
Quantum Theory: Wave-particle Dual Nature, uncertainty principle -Schorodiger equation
and its application to particle in a box and harmonic oscillator. Ultrasonics: production, application in ranging, cleaning
ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY-II Chem(E)-102 3(2+0+2)
Chemical Fuels Classification of Fuels, solid fuels, Coal origin and its classification,
proximate and Ultimate Analysis of coal significance of constituents, gross and net calorific values by bomb calorimeter,
liquid fuels, Advantages, petroleum origin, Classification, refining of petrol, Gasoline, knocking, octane number, Chemical
structure and knocking, anti knocking agents, Cracking, Gaseous fuels, Advantages, Manufacture, composition and calorific
value of coal gas and oil gas, determination of Calorific value of gas by junker Calorimeter, fuel gas analysis by orsat apparatus,
calculations based on combustion, corrosion, definition and its significance theories of corrosion galvanic cell and concentration
cell, pitting and stress corrosion, protection of corrosion, use of inhibitors alloying, protective, coatings, metallic and
organic. Cement manufacture of Portland cement, vertical shaft kiln Technology chemistry of setting and hardening refractories,
definition, properties, classification, properties of silica and fire clays, refractories, glass preparation, type of plastics,
compounding of plastics and their Fabrication rubber, natural rubber, vulcanization elastomer and their uses, fibers natural
and synthetic fiber, uses of nylon, terilene and rayon, lubricants, classification, type of lubrication, properties and tests.
WORKSHOP PRACTICE FMP-102 2(0+0+6)
The subject is completely based on practical. The theoretical topic will be discussed
in the practical classes before assigning the practical jobs of Carpentry shop, Smithy shop, Fitting shop, Welding and Sheet
ENGINEERING MECHANICS FMP-104 4(3+0+2)
Fundamentals of Engineering mechanics, vector and scalar quantity, condition of equilibrium,
application of principles of moments and couples, study of coplanar and non-coplanar force system using analytical, vector
and graphical approach. Application of laws of friction, wedge and blocks, screw jacks and brakes, machine, reversible machine
and non-reversible machine, laws of machine, velocity ratio, mechanical advantage and efficiency of simple lifting machines.
Linear motion, velocity, acceleration, projectile, angular and curvi-linear motion, laws of motion, relative velocity, rotational
and translation motion, centre of gravity, centroid, moment of inertia, radius of gyration, Newton’s laws of motion,
work, power and energy, laws of conservation of energy and momentum, collision of elastic bodies, loss of kinetic energy on
impact, centrifugal and centripetal forces, simple harmonic motion. Mechanical advantage and efficiency of simple lifting
mechanisms viz. wheel and axle, differential wheel and axle, worm and worm wheel, simple purchase crab, pulleys, principle
of virtual work in case of beams and framed structure.
ANIMAL SCIENCE AS(E)-102 2(1+0+2)
Importance of Livestock in agriculture. Basics of anatomy and physiology of ruminant
and non-ruminant domestic animals, poultry and fish and their important species and breeds. General principles of breeding.
Care and management of livestock and poultry. Artificial insemination, semen preservation. space and sheller layout and requirement
for farm animals. Poultry and fish. General principles of feeding. Processing. Preservation and storage of feed and fodder.
Milking clean milk production. Live stock products - handling, marketing, and economics. Ongoing efforts in the country and
recent trends livestock husbandry, poultry and fish production and processed products aspects needing engineering consideration.
Draft potential of various breeds of live stock for farm operations.
HORTICULTURE Hort(E)-102 2(1+0+3)
Scope of Horticulture and Vegetable crops. Soil and climatic requirement for fruits.
Vegetables and Floriculture crops improved varieties for site selection. Layout and planting methods. Nursery raising. Macro
and micro Propagation methods Plant growing Structure, pruning and training, Fertilizer application, Fertigation. Irrigation
Methods Traditional and modern methods. harvesting. Grading and Packaging, post Harvest Practices. Garden tools. Management
of Vegetable seeds. Layout of Lawns and kitchen Gardens. Preparation of different Fruits and Vegetable Products.
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND FARM MANAGEMENT
Basic terms and concepts in economics. Scope of economics. Laws of demand and Market
supply, factors governing supply, market and price determination under different Market Situation. Farm Produce marketing
systems in India. Place of agriculture in India economy. Depreciation and methods of Calculating depreciation, cost of Cultivation
per hectare, cost of production per Quintal. Economic size of Holding Government policies regarding economics incentives for
enhancing Productivity and production, Benefit cost ratio, Internal rate of return. Payback period, net present value. Farm
management. Meaning, Scope and Important of farm Management farm Planning and budgeting. Sources of farm finance, problems
relating to Mechanization, management of land labour, capital and farm machinery, irrigation systems etc. Measures of farm
Efficiencies, viz., production efficiency, crop yield index, and cropping intensity.
SEMESTER – III
MATHEMATICS-III Maths(E)-201 3(2+2+0)
Laplace transforms: Introduction, 1-st and 2-nd Shifting Theorems, Inverse-laplace
transforms, convolution theorem, and application to linear differential Equation with constant Co-efficient.Complex variables:
Analytic Function, C-R Equation complex Integration, Cauchy's Theorem and Lemma, Residue Theorem, Contour Integration Fourier
Series: Dirichlet's condition, Half range sine and cosine series, Harmonic analysis.
WORKSHOP TECHNOLOGY FMP-201 3(1+0+6)
Seasoning and preservation of timber, painting, anodizing electroplating, nature of
work done in foundry shop, preparation of sands like green sand, molasses sand, dry sand, hand tools and equipments used in
a foundry shop, molding and casting pattern materials and allowances casting defects, different types of arc welding and gas
welding processes like submerged arc, plasma arc, TIG and MIG metal spraying, machinery operations, lathe machine operations,
drilling operations, milling operations, grinding operations, introduction of computer in machine shop, necessity of numerical
controlled machine, parts of NC machine, advantages of NC machine over conventional milling machine.
Definition of soil, Rocks and minerals, Soil formation and Classification. Soil survey
Methods, Land use capacity and mapping, Major Soil Types of India. Soil Texture, classification of Soil Particles and Their
Determination, Bulk Density, Particle Density and porosity, Soil Structure, Types of Soil Structure and Management, Forms
of Soil water, retention and movement saturated and Unsaturated flow. Energy Concept of soil Water, soil Moisture Constants,
soil water Plant Atmosphere Centinum. Soil Moisture Measurement and Soil Moisture Characteristics Curves. Soil Temperature
and Soil Air. Soil colloids, Cation and Anion exchange in Soils. Soil Reactions and buffering Capacity. Soil Humus and Its
Formation, C: N ratio, saline and alkali Soils and their Reclamation. Soil Fertility Management, Important fertilizers. Soil
and Water testing.
SURVEYING LEVELLING RE-201 3(1+0+6)
Definition, Principles classification and basic concepts of surveying. Basic measurements
-plans and maps -types of scales. Principles of chain surveying, selection of surveying station and lines types of ranging
and Chaining. Recording the measurement, Offset measurements, Cross staff optical square, Prism square, Obstacles in Chaining
and ranging, Chain and tape Corrections, traversing, Plotting. Methods of traversing prismatic and surveyors Compass angle
and Bearings, Quadrantal system, local attraction magnetic declination, dip traversing plotting, Bowditch rule Transit rule,
errors in Compass survey limits of accuracy. Plane tabling, Instruments and accessories methods and principles two point,
three point problems errors in plain tabling minor instruments-hand level- Abney level clinometer Sextant, Planimeter, pentameter,
Computation of areas methods.
Leveling definition, Benchmarks, Types of levels, Optical principles, Uses of Telescopes,
Sensitivity of bubble tubes, leveling staves, basic principles of leveling, simple, differential and indirect methods- gradient,
uses-effect of Curvature and refraction Check leveling, reciprocal leveling precise leveling Permanent of levels, earth work
STRENGTH OF MATERIALS RE-203 3(2+0+3)
Elasticity Stress and Strain -Elastic limit - Hooke's law- Young’s modulus-
Stresses in bar due to its Own weight, Varying sections and uniformly tapering Circular bars - primary and secondary strain
- bulk and shear modulus and their relationship - Volumetric Strain in a body, Principle Stresses and strains, Mohr’s
Circle. Temperature Stresses, Resilience. Shear Force and bending Moment Diagram for Simply Supported beams and Over Hanging
beams- Centroid of Different Cross sectional Laminae, moment of inertia, parallel axis Theorem and Perpendicular axis Theorem-
moment of inertia of different Cross sectional laminae- Bending Stress in beams- Derivation of Bending Equation - Shearing
Stresses in beams - Derivation of shearing stresses equation -Derivation of double order Differential equation -Macanlay's
Method. Stresses in Thin cylinder and spherical Shells- Derivation of equations for Circumferential and Longitudinal Stresses
in Shells and Their applications- Combined bending and Direct Thrust- Middle Third rule-Eccentricity of load-Stability of
dam profile Columns and Struts- assumptions made in Euler’s Theory-Derivation of Buckling load equation for Both the
ends Hinged. One end of fixed and The other end free -Empirical Formulas for columns Derivation of torsion equation- Shaft
coupling and key design of helical and laminated spring - Analysis of Different Types of Propped Beam Subjected to different
types of loads- Fixed beam-Mohr’s Theorem- Derivation of equation-determination of Fixed end Moments for beam Subjected
to concentrated and Distributed loads.
FLUID MECHANICS SWE-201 3(2+0+3)
Ideal and real Fluids, Properties of Fluids, Pressure and its measurement, Pascal’s
law, pressure Force on plane and curved surface, Center of pressure, Buoyancy Metacentre, Kinematics of Fluid Flow, Liquids
in relative equilibrium, laminar and turbulent flows, velocity distribution, mean velocity, Continuity Equation, Stream line,
Equipotential line Flow net, Dynamics of Fluid flow, Bernoulli’s Theorem, pipe Flow, Hydraulic Gradient and Energy Gradient,
Fluid Friction, Darcy and weisbach equation. Minor and Major hydraulic losses, Flow Through Orifice, Notches and Open Channel
Siphon Power transmission Through pipes. Vortex motion, water hammer, Venturimeter, Orifice meter, Similar and Model studies,
Reynold’s number, Froude Number, Introduction to Fluid Machinery.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING-I APE-201 2(1+0+3)
Units and Dimensions, Electric Circuits, Electromagnetism, Electromagnetic induction,
Batteries, Electromotive force, D. C. Motor, Elements of alternating current, Electrical Instruments and measurements.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING-II APE-202 3(2+0+3)
A.C. Fundamentals principles, D.C. circuits, Poly phase circuits, Principles and operations
of transformer, use of instruments, transformer, alternator, synchronous machine, Single phase and three phase induction motors,
farm electrical motors, electrical control for farm use, rural and farm transmission systems, Farmstead distribution and utilization
of electricity on farm.
THERMODYNAMICS AND HEAT ENGINES FMP-202 3(3+0+0)
Systems and properties, concept of energy, temperature and heat, first law for closed
and open system, pure substance and properties, second law of thermodynamics and entropy, boiler mountings and accessories,
boiler efficiency, steam engines, rankine cycle, indicator diagram, turbines, I. C. engines, air standard Otto, diesel and
joule cycles, Two and Four stroke engines, air compressor.
KINEMATICS OF MACHINES
Types of motion, rigid body motion, conservation of linear and angular momentum, principle
of work and kinetic energy, gyroscopic motion, analysis of mechanisms and linkage, velocity and acceleration diagram, gear
train, governing mechanisms, balancing of rotating and reciprocating masses, cam follower system, introduction to vibrations,
belt, rope and chain drive, dynamometer and brakes.
HYDROLOGY SWE-202 3(2+0+3)
Hydrologic cycle and its component, Meteorological parameters and their measurement,
Interpretation of precipitation, interception, depression storage, Infiltration, evaporation, evapotranspiration and effective
Rainfall and their measurements, run-off, factors affecting, rainfall -run-off relationship, run-off measurement, Commutation
and analysis, hydrographic analysis, unit Hydrograph, S-curve Hydrograph and synthetic hydrograph, steam flow measurement,
flood routing, Probability analysis of Hydrological data.
SOIL MECHANICS SWE-204 3(2+0+3)
Engineering Properties of soils, Soil Hydraulics, Seepage and Flownet, Stress Distribution,
Compressibility, Pressure void Relationship, Consolidation, Shear Strength, mohr’s Circle of stresses, active and passive
earth pressure, Stability analysis of earthen Sloper, bearing capacity of soils, Foundations.
FOOD SCIENCE APE-204 3(2+0+3)
Major nutrients serving as food for living cells, brief study of carbohydrates, lipids,
proteins, enzymes, nucleic acid, vitamins, essentials oils, Biochemical separation methods. Enzymes and co-enzymes. Major
anabolic and catabolic pathways and their regulations. Biochemical changes during ripening and storage of fruits, storage
of grains, milk and milk products. Types of microorganisms, Alleger, fungi, bacteria and viruses. Multiplication of bacteria,
control of bacterial growth, pathogenic bacteria, food contamination, Industrial bacteriology.
SYSTEM ENGINEERING Maths(E)-202 3(3+0+0)
System concepts, System approach to Agricultural Engineering Linear programming problems,
Mathematical Formulation, Graphical Solution, Simplex method, Degeneracy and Duality in Linear programming, Transportation
problems, Assignment Problems, Decision analysis, waiting line problems, project Management by PERT/CPM, Inventory control,
Mathematical Models of physical Systems. Modeling of agricultural systems and Operations. Response of Systems. Simulation.
Computer as a tool in System analysis.
HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER
Introductory concepts on conduction, convection and radiation. Conduction; Fourier's
law, thermal conductivity dependence on temperature and pressure in fluids, general conduction equation under unsteady state,
heat conduction through composite walls, optimum thickness of insulation. Transient numerical method for unsteady state conduction
in simple geometrically shapes e.g. slab, cylinder and sphere.
Convection: Free and forced convection: Newton's law of cooling, film coefficient,
correlation of Nusselt number, Prandt number and Reynolds number, Empirical and practical relations for forced convention,
condensation and boiling. Relation of Nusselt number, Pradtl number and Grash off number in natural convection systems includes
other empirical relations. Combined free and forced convection.
Radiation: Stiffen-Boltzman law, emissivity, mechanism of radiation heat transfer
in systems including solar radiation collectors, heat transfer analysis involving conduction, convection and radiation by
Heat Exchangers: Overall heat transfer coefficient, fouling factors, log mean temperature
difference, heat exchange mechanism in various types of heat exchangers e.g. tubular, extended surface and plate heat exchangers,
effectiveness- NTU relationship.
Mass transfer: Steady-state molecular diffusion in fluids at rest and in laminar flow-Fick’s
law, mass transfer coefficients. Unsteady state diffusion. Diffusion in solids, Interface mass transfer.
AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ECO(E)-301 2(2+0+0)
Basics of agri-business management, Forms of Businesses, Planning, Organising, Controlling,
Leading, forecasting for Agri-Business, location and Layout of facilities, work force management, Quality management. Maintenance,
Management, Financial Analysis of Agri-Business, Process Strategy, Inventory Management.
Conceptual Development and Rationale for Enterpreneurship development, Dynamics of
Enterpreneurship, Characteristics of Enterpreneurs, Developing Enterpreneurial Motivation.
MACHINE DESIGN FMP-301 3(2+0+3)
Basic principles, materials & manufacturing consideration in design, marking stresses,
fatigue and endurance limit, ISI codes, design of basic machine parts like shafts, keys, spines, couplings, lever etc, design
of joints, design and selection of machine components like gears, bearings and belts, complete analysis. Design and drawing
of simple machine units, factor of safety, stress concentration, riveted joint, cotter and knuckle joint.
RENEWABLE ENERGY RE-301 3(2+0+3)
General: Introduction to Renewable Energy Sources and Technologies, Their importance
for Sustainable Development and Environmental protection, Production and potential.
Solar Energy: Solar Radiation: Types, Measurement and prediction, Instruments, Solar
Geometry, Determination of solartime and Problems Related to it.
Solar Thermal: Heat Transfer for Solar Energy Utilization, Solar Thermal collection
Devices such as flat plate, Concentrating and Evacuated tube collectors, their utilization for air heating, Water Heating,
Refrigeration, Distillation, Working power Generation etc. Solar Collector Characteristics and performance Analysis Solar
Collectors tracking Systems. Solar thermal Energy Storage.
Solar PV: Solar cells, Materials, Principles, I-V Characteristics, Equivalent Circuit,
Efficiency, fillfactor, Solar PV, Systems i.e.Lighting, Water pumping, Solar Batteries, Electronic regulator, DC/AC Converters.
Biomass: Classification, Conversion solid, liquid and gaseous fuels, pyrolysis, objectives
Principles and application of Improved Cook stoves. Their types and design. Briquetting and Densification methods, gasifications,
types of gasifiers and their Working principles.
Biogas: Principles of Bioconversion Source of wastes for bio-treatment, and Analysis
Materials, Properties and Use of Biogas, Selection of model and size.
Wind energy: Wind Energy Assessment, wind site selection, types of windmills and Their
Characteristics system Design for Electricity Generation and water pumping
Other renewable energy: Introduction and principles of Geo- thermal, Tidal, wave,
OTEC and mini and Micro Hydro Energy Systems.
FARM MACHINERY FMP-303 3(2+0+3)
Status and scope of farm mechanization, principle’s of construction, operation
and selection of farm machinery use for crop production, primary and secondary tillage equipment, sowing and planting equipment,
interculturing tool, different types of sprayers, dusters, aerosols, and nozzles with their working principles, characteristics
and performance, harvesting machines, chaff cutters, silage fillers, land development machinery, special machines for sugar
cane, cotton, potato and horticultural crops.
REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING FMP-305 2(1+0+3)
Principles of refrigeration effect, carnot cycle, bell column cycle, vapour compression
cycle, temperature, entropy diagram, pressure-enthalpy charts, effects of dry and wet compression under cooling, super heating,
actual vapour compression cycle, vapour absorption cycle, electrolux, centrifugal and steam jet refrigeration systems, thermoelectric
refrigeration systems, vortex tube and other refrigeration systems, ultra low temperature refrigeration.Type and functions
of air conditioning, physiological principles in air conditioning humidification and dehumidification, room dehumidifiers.
Calculation of cooling and heating loads. Air distribution and duct design methods, fundamentals of design of complete air
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION ENGINEERING SWE-301 3(2+0+3)
Soil erosion types, wind and water Erosion Effects and causes of soil erosion Factors,
effecting erosion, Classification of water erosion Splash, sheet, rill, gully and stream bank erosion, mechanics of erosion,
estimation of soil loss, wind erosion control wind break and shelter belts, Biological and engineering measures, contour farming,
strip cropping, contour bunds, Graded bunds and terraces. Design storm and design flood, intensity, frequency, duration analysis,
design principles of bunds and terraces, design of vegetative and grassed water ways, gully control structure temporary and
permanent gully control structure, drop spillway, chute spillway and drop inlet spillway, water harvesting structures, earthen
embankment, watershed and sediment transport.
STATISTICS Math(E)-301 3(2+0+3)
Statistics: Statics- population parameter, Arithmetic, Weighted, Geometric and Harmonic
means, mode and Median for ungrouped and grouped data. Frequency Distribution. Standard Deviation. Mean Deviation and co-efficient
of variation. Simple and Multiple Comulation Coefficients. Time series analysis and sampling.
Fitting Equations to data. Normal equation -Regression co-efficient. Curvilinear regression,
Tests of Significance's' test and 'x' test. Distribution- types, normal poison and binomial Distribution, Confidence levels.
TECHNICAL REPORT WRITING Eng(E)-302 2(1+2+0)
Grammar: Language in use in terms of synonyms, antonyms, acronyms etc., Word-blending,
Common-error and Correct English Usage’s, Types of Writing, -stress on technical/ scientific Writing, Dissertation or
Thesis Writing, Study of International Standard of Technical Report Writing, Review of literature models, reference-cards
Communication: Different Speech Acts, Public Speaking and Seminar Presentation.
Applied Topics: Guidance in particular Competitive Exams Such as GMAT, GRE, TOEFL,
and BSRB Etc.
BUILDING MATERIALS COSTING AND STRUCTURAL
DESIGN RE-302 4(3+0+3)
Building Materials: Properties and Classification of Conventional building materials,
like bricks, lime, cement, sand, course aggregates etc. Classification of seasoning and preservation of timbers, use of materials
like plywood, asbestos, plastic and PVC, glass, Aluminum etc. in building and sheds. Use of flash and flash Products in Construction
and water proofing materials for concrete.
Structure design: Concept of determinate and Indeterminate Structure, Moment of inertia
of sections, bending moment, and shear force diagram and design of steel and concrete beams, design of steel and R.C.C. Column
and Column Footings. Design of roof Slabs, roof trusses, portion and tracings for Sheds, concepts of Ferro- cement Structures
like grain containers used in agricultural work. Structural details of Underground and over head liquid containers, soils
cold Storage Structures and open web Structures. Concept of Detailed and abstract estimates, introduction to departmental
Schedules, estimation procedure for Buildings, Sheds and roads.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS APE-302 3(1+0+6)
Introduction to computer application packages, use of computer application software
packages like windows base word processing, FOXPRO, LOTUS, Hardware graphics, MSOFFICE etc.
Introduction to C, Information management such as DATA storage/ retrieval validation,
security, manipulation presentation and report generation. Email, Network connections.
POST HARVEST ENGINEERING OF CEREALS, PULSES
AND OILSEEDS APE-304 4(3+0+2)
Introduction to post harvest operation to process cereals, pulse, oilseeds moisture
content, cleaning and separation. Principle, methods of parboiling, physical- chemical change during parboiling. Nutritional
and cooking qualities. Grain milling operations. Rice milling, milling of wheat, corn, pulses and spices. Handling equipment
for a grain market. Indigenous and modern oil extraction process and machinery. Developments in oil extraction. Utilization
of by products of cereals, pulses, oil seeds and spices. Packaging of cereals, pulses and oil and their products.
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING EXTENSION EDUCATION
Definitions, philosophy and scope of agricultural extension. Basic principles and
their application to Agricultural Engineering. Extension program planning and its importance. Transfer of technology training
and visit system. Monitoring of extension activities and feed back. Agora industrial extension status need and scope. Role
and qualities of an extension worker.
FARM POWER FMP-302 3(2+0+3)
Power availability on the farms from animate and inanimate sources of energy their
capacities and efficiencies, tractor engine components and their construction, operating principle and function of engine
systems, valve and valve mechanism, fuel and air supply alongwith its characteristics, cooling, lubrication, ignition, starting
and electrical systems, engine governing, transmission systems of wheel and track type tractors, clutch and brake, gear box,
differential, PTO, belt pulley and draw bars and final drive mechanisms, power tillers and small engines for farm operations,
performance and cost analysis of farm tractors and power tillers.
WELLS AND PUMP ENGINEERING SWE-302 3(2+0+2)
Ground and water hydrology: Elementary Concept and Definition, role of geologic formations
and aquifers in ground water flow. Elementary theory of ground water movement, hydraulics, Types and Mechanics of well flow
for steady and unsteady states of flow. Analysis of aquifers.
Method of well Construction: Construction of dug, bored, driven, jetted, drilled and
tubes wells. Well drilling methods. Well logging, well screens and their types. Preparation of wells assembly and its lowering,
growing and gravel packing. well development methods. Well completion and maintenance. Testing of wells. cleaning of screens,
Boring and blasting for developing water resources. Fishing tools.
Pumps: Types of Pumps, theory of Reciprocating, Centrifugal and Turbine pumps, laws,
specific speed and N.P.S.H, Component of pumping System. Computation of system head curves, Selection of pump. Installation
of pumps. Pump troubles Causes and remedies rotary, submersible, propeller and airlift pumps. Wind mills and solar pumps.
Indigenous water lifting devices. Planning for a well irrigation system. Study of wells and well irrigation in Gujarat State.
Compression of lift irrigation and gravity irrigation system in respect to water management, irrigation efficiency and economics
of irrigation. Planning and design of lift and Minor irrigation systems. Status of lifting irrigation in Gujarat.
AND MAINTENANCE OF FARM MACHINERY , TRACTORS AND ENGINES FMP-304 1(0+0+3)
Assembling and dismantling of different systems of tractors and engine systems.
Acquittance with driving of tractors.Periodic. maintenance of plough, harrow, cultivator,
disc plough, disc harrow etc. Periodic maintenance of threshers and combine harvesters. Visit to farm machinery manufacturing
IRRIGATION ENGINEERING SWE-401 3(2+0+3)
Water Resource Development and Utilization in India, Major and Minor irrigation Schemes
of Gujarat, water Requirement of Crops, Measurement and Estimation of consumptive use and evapotranspiration, irrigation Efficiencies
and irrigation scheduling, Land Grading and land Preparation for Irrigation and Drainage, design and Maintenance of irrigation
Channels water conveyance and Control structures Design and evaluation of Irrigation water Application Methods, Flood, border,
Furrow, Check basin, Sprinkler and drip. Irrigation water Quality and irrigability Classification. Description Planning and
layout of irrigation canal System in command Area, Specific discharge for canal sections Canal scheduling, canal seepage measures
and regulation, cross-drainage and Outlets. Problems of command area, Operation Maintenance of minor Distribution and water
courses. Concepts of CAD and activities Under CADA.
POST HARVEST ENGINEERING OFHORTICULTURAL CROPS
Principles of drying mechanism of drying of solids, drying rate curves etc. Engineering
technology in food processing for rejected foods of commercial importance for plant and animal origin. Properties of food
and vegetables, process parameters and equipment for sorting, washing, handling, peeling, slicing, blanching, mixing and handling,
chilling: packages: transportation storage and preservation technology. Application of quality control techniques.
ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION APE-403 3(2+0+3)
Electronic devices and their characteristics, study of rectifiers, amplifier, oscillators,
operational amplifier, multivibrators, digital circuit, sequential and combination systems. A/D and D/A conversion, Thyristors
and their application. Modulation and inverters. Introduction to microprocessor, programming of microprocessor, using assembly
language, application of microprocessor in data acquisition and control of agricultural engineering processes. Introduction
to generalized instrumentation system, Absolute and secondary measurements, accuracy, precision, sensitivity and errors in
measurements. Primary sensors and transducer. An instrumentation and measurement of humidity, temperature, moisture contents,
fluid flow, pressure, force, strain, resistance strain gauges, torque.
ADVANCED FARM POWER FMP-401 2(2+0+0)
Tractor performance characteristics, torque, speed, power and specific fuel consumption,
traction theory, chassis mechanics, stability, steering and turning, Ackerman’s steering geometry, tractor hitches and
hydraulic systems, tractor testing and controls, human factors in tractor design and operational safety, introduction to other
non conventional power sources.
FARM MACHINE DESIGN FMP-403 2(2+0+0)
Materials of construction of farm machinery and their properties, design of transmission
of power components and system in agric. Machines, fits and tolerances, design parameters of agree. Implements, force analysis
of primary tillage tools and their hitching systems, design consideration of reapers, mowers, harvesters and threshing equipment,
application of design methods to the systems of selected farm machinery, bill of materials and construction cost in project
design, principle's of ergonomics and their applications to agriculture, ergonomic measurements and enthropomatrics.
AGRICULTURAL DRAINAGE ENGINEERING SWE-402 2(1+0+3)
Drainage problems, Courses and effects of water logging and Salinity and control,
Drainage Requirement for Various Crops, surface and subsurface Drainage Investigation, types of drainage Systems, planning,
design Layout of Surface and subsurface Drainage systems, drainage Water quality, Recycling of drainage water for Irrigation.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL ENGINEERING APE-402 3(2+0+3)
Engineering for rural living and development, Design, construction and cost estimation
of farm structures for rural housing. Animal shelters, Dairyfarm fertilizers, fodder produce, fencing and implement sheds,
planning for a rural communities center. House for cows, buffalo poultry, piggery and goatery etc. Rural roads, their construction
and cost, repair and maintenance. Rural water supply, sources of water supply, norms of water supply for human being and animals.
Drinking water standards and water treatment suitable to rural community. Food behavior and spoilage in storage, conditions
for storage of perishable products: Economics, aspects of fruit and vegetable storage, functional requirements, of storage,
control of temp-erature and relative humidities inside storage, calculation of refrigeration load; modified Atmospheric storage
and control of its environment, air movement inside, MAS, storage sanitation. Storage of grains: Destructive agents, respiration
of grains, moisture and temperature changes in stored grains; conditioning of environment inside storage through natural ventilation,
mechanical ventilation, artificial drying, grain storage structures such as Bukhari, Morai, Kothar, silo design, control of
environment inside silo. Introduction to green house and its application in agriculture.
DAIRY AND FOOD ENGINEERING APE-404 3(2+0+3)
Dairy development in India. Engineering properties of milk and milk products, preservation
and processing principles. Market milk and manufacturing of various dairy products. Unit processes and related equipment such
as clarifiers and separators. Homogenizers, Pasteurizer and processing of milk. Ice cream freezers. Butter churns and cheese
making equipments. Dairy of milk and milk products. Dairy plant design and layout; plant sanitation and hygiene. Dairy plant
management. Study of specifications, design and operation of sanitary pumps. Clarifiers, centrifuge, homogenizes, pasteurizers.
Milk chillers, butter churn. Evaporator and spray and drum, dryers, freeze dryer. Can washers, bottle washers and filters.
Composition and approximate analysis of food products. Deterioration in factory and their controls. Physical, chemical and
biological methods of food preservation. Water activity and its control changes undergone by the food components during processing.
Flow process chart of processing various agricultural produce like milk, meat, poultry, and fish. Identifications of common
unit operations in all these processes. Physical unit operations; freezing thermal processing, dehydration, humidification
and dehumidification. Properties of air, water, vapor, mixture, psychrometry.
STANDARDISATION AND QUALITY CONTROL FMP-402 2(2+0+0)
Familiarization with the process of formulation of Indian Standards in agricultural
Engineering, Standardization Agencies in the BIS, OECD, ISO, RNAM, US (ASAE, ASTM and NEBRASKA); testing standards for tractor
machinery, Equipment and Terminologies, Certification marking, testing agencies in the country. Planning for Quality. Quality
controls Measurement, Statistical methods in Quality Function, Computer application in Quality control.
PROJECT, STUDY TOUR AND SEMINAR
- 401 3(0+0+9) , PROJECT II AE - 402 3(0+0+9)
Study on a specific problem in Agricultural
Engineering Planning, design, development, fabrication, testing, evaluation and analysis of parameters. The study will vary
according to the type of the project. Each candidate is required to prepare and submit monthly progress reports and report
on the project work at the end of each semester.
At the end of the study in the 8th semester
a comprehensive final report of full study is to be prepared by each student and to be submitted by a specified date at the
end of the 8th semester.
Each student will be assigned a project.
He will be graded on the basis of the project report and viva-voce on the project work by internal and external examiners.
STUDY TOUR AND REPORT
AE - 403
After 6th semester i.e. in the final
year there will be a study tour for 3 weeks during which students will visit places of agricultural engineering interest such
as irrigation projects, manufacturing industries, agricultural processing and food industries and research institutions. On
return from the tour, the student has to submit a report.
SEMINAR AE - 404 1(0+0+3)
Each student is
required to prepare a comprehensive write up on a technical subject well in advance and submit it to the teacher incharge
for approval. He is required to give a talk for about ½ hour preferably with visual aids, with or without short notes before
the audience. At the end of the talk he is required to answer questions. He will be graded on the basis of quality of technical
write-up, presentation in the seminar, ability to answer the questions. Each student has to give one talk in the semester.
All senior teachers will participate in seminar.
AGRICULTURE PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT AE-421 3(3+0+0)
Characteristics of agriculture and agro-industrial project components. Project identification,
feasibility surveys and investigations. Analysis of natural resources, technical, social, Financial and economic data. Preparation
of bankable feasibility reports. Product financing project Implementing and Management, management objectives, management
techniques PERT and CPM use in Project management.
INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING IN AGRICULTURE AE-422 3(2+0+2)
Measurement Systems and error analysis, measurement of level, flow, temperature, strain,
pressure, vacuum, force, torque, power, displacement, vibration, acceleration, pH, colour, viscosity, Surface tension and
composition, indicating and recording instrument, digital displays, transmitting and telemetering devices. Introduction to
control system- feedback and feed forward control strategies, block diagram, laplace and inverse laplace transforms mathemetical
models of physical systems, transfer functions steady state analysis. Dynamics of first and second order systems. Mode of
control and generation of control action: PPI and PID controllers; Final control elements and valve positioners; Frequency
response and root locus analysis, stability and Quality of overall control systems, digital control. Electronic, pneumatic
and hydraulic control systems and their application in farm machinery, food processing industry, aquaculture and their applications,
milk processing plants.
PRINCIPLES OF BIOTECHNOLOGY APE-421 3(3+0+0)
Principle of Plant growth and reproduction; cellstructure, cell division and cell
cycle; structure of nucleic acids, transcription and translation; metabolic pathways; Respiration, photosynthesis, N2
fixation; plant tissue culture: cell tissue and organ culture, protoplast culture and somatic Hybridization, micropropagation,
mass production technology and automation; secondary metabolite production; recombinant DNA Technology and its applications;
Function of Packaging, Packaging materials, their structural Qualities, Effect of
these Materials on Packed commodities, Methods of Package testing and their Performance evaluation, scope of locally available
packing materials in industry. Economics of packaging indigenous methods of packaging food products their merits and demerits
scope for improvements, rent developments in packaging systems and equipment.
SEED TECHNOLOGY AND PROCESSING APE-423 3(3+0+0)
Seed Production technology: General Principles, Nucleus and seed Foundation and certified
seed hybrid seed testing: sampling for purity, germination, viability, vigour-procedure and standard techniques. Factors affecting
viability and vigour of seed. Heat and Moisture damage. Seed certification standards, Legislation and inspection. Basic seed
processing operations -Machines and plants for cleaning separating and Grading; seed treatment; seed packaging and Storage;
handling marketing and distribution. Seed industry in India and their role in agriculture development.
FOOD PLANT UTILITY AND SANITATION APE-424 3(3+0+0)
Boiler: Properties of steam, boiler types, accessories to boilers, pressure vessel
design, heat transfer in boiler, design of fire tube and water tube boilers, economizer, drought in boilers, performance of
boilers, flue gas analysis, water treatment for boilers. Water treatment for microbiological safety Cleaning of processing
plants: Chemistry, microbiology, CIP
Wastewater treatment: Analysis of oxygen demand, BOD, analysis of gas transfer, aerobic
and anaerobic decomposition of wastewater, biochemical reaction kinetics, analysis of biological, design of reactors, effects
of recycle, design of trickle filters.
PROCESS EQUIPMENT DESIGN APE-425 3(2+0+3)
Application of design Engineering for Processing equipment; Design parameters, Codes
and materials selection; Design of handling and milling equipments, dryers, Heat exchangers, Pressure vessels; Optimization
of Design with respect to process Efficiency, energy and cost; application of computer techniques in design optimization.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF FOOD AND BIOLOGICAL
MATERIALS APE-426 3(2+0+2)
Physical Characteristics like shape, size, density, porosity, surface area; rheological
properties of solid and liquid foods: Stress-strain relationship in static and dynamic condition, mechanical models; texture
evaluation by subjective and objective methods and texture profile analysis; mechanical damage- its causes, detection and
evaluation; aero and hydrodynamics Characteristics including estimation of drag coefficient, drag force, thermal velocity,
friction characteristics and measurements of solid friction; thermal properties: thermal conductivity, specific heat and diffusivity,
optical density, CIE colour index of liquid and solid foods; Electrical Properties; Dielectric constant, Capacitance and electrical
resistance; application of the physical Properties to processing, Storage and handling of foods and biomaterials.
TESTING OF AGRICULTURE MACHINERY AND TRACTOR FMP-421 3(2+0+3)
Testing of power units and other agriculture machinery field and laboratory tests.
Agricultural machinery testing. Its concepts, type International and Indian test codes and procedure testing equipments, machine
performance and data analysis. Test reports.
FARM MACHINERY PRODUCTION FMP-422 3(3+0+0)
Manufacturing process, workshop organization, and production techniques of agricultural
equipment, product knowledge, product promotion, Distribution and post-sales services. Study of management technique in production
plants. Design of Production plant for manufacturing agriculture equipment.
INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT FMP-423 3(3+0+0)
Plant location and layout of machinery, design of work systems. Production planning
and control. Quality control and Reliability. Inventory control labour time and motion Study in agro -industrial plant. Engineering
and incentives to increase productivity and production safety.
DESIGN OF AGRICULTURAL TRACTORS FMP-424 3(2+0+3)
Traction theory, design and functional requirement for tractor development, engineering
and field aspects of design and application of tractors for farm and industrial use, tractor engines, transmission, steering
front, suspension, chassis, wheels and types of hydraulic and hitching, systems, understanding of policy of government agencies
for pattern, manufacturing and road permission etc. Consideration of ergonomics in tractor design.
LAND DEVELOPMENT MACHINERY FMP-425 3(2+0+3)
Land development requirement techniques, study of the land development sites, selection
of land development machinery, method of clearing tropical forest, scrub jungle, reclamation of weed infested land, study
of different land development machinery like tractor, dozer, loader, scavator, ditcher, subsoiler, leveller, crawler, grader
etc. Calculation of cut and fill soil volume, technical know-how and repair and maintenance of land development machinery,
stocking of spares and handling of mechanical store, Cost of operation of selected machinery, details or information of the
manufacturers and specifications of the land development machinery.
EROGONOMICS PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE FMP-426 3(2+0+3)
Human factors in system development, energy liberation and transfer work, energy and
mechanical efficiency of human body. Anthropometry and its application, biomechanics of motions, controls, and related devices
and their design considerations. The man-machine system concept, human behaviour, models; thermal and non-thermal factors
and their influence on human performance, case studies on ergonomics.
BIO-CONVERSION ENGINEERING RE-421 3(3+0+0)
Identification of various forms of biomass, importance of biomass and its use in gasifiers,
briquetting, water pumping, power generation, cooking and furnaces, design of gasifier. Plantation for renewable energy, i.
e. wood as a fuel, charcoal, producer gas, different types of species for energy plantation. Concept of biogas, different
types of biogas plants, biochemical reactions, biogas from municipal and industrial wastes. Design operation, maintenance
and economics of biogas plants.
SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING RE-421 3(3+0+0)
Solar thermal Energy: Estimating of solar radiation on horizontal and inclined surfaces.
Principles of Heat transfer, theory, design and performance of flat plate collectors, testing of collectors, concentrative
collectors, optical and thermal efficiencies, composite reflectors, tracking and non-tracking systems. Selective coating,
mathematical modelling of solar air heater, solar still and solar cooker. Types of solar dryers its theory and design aspects.
Solar photovoltaic: Review of semiconductor photovoltaic effect, silicon solar cell technology (single, crystal, poly-crystalline
amorphous). Design of PV systems. Array sizing, battery sizing, and photovoltaic power generation. Solar Green House: Introduction,
basics of plant growth green house design, performance prediction of thermal environment in green house. Solar refrigeration
and air conditioning: Types of solar cooling systems, solar operation of vapour absorption and refrigeration cycles and their
assessment. Solar desiccant cooling systems. Passive Solar architecture: Introduction cooling, types of passive heating and
cooling systems. Building orientation and design.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT RE-423 3(3+0+0)
Definition of rural development and its scope in India. Role of rural development
in socio- economic development in India. Central and state government policy concerning rural development. Status of rural
education, health and nutritional agriculture and rural industries. Role of voluntary agencies in rural development. Identification
of potential engineering inputs. Development of project formulation and availability of finance peoples. Perception in rural
development. Suitable laboratory should be planned on above topics.
ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION RE-424 3(3+0+0)
Biosphere concept; major ecosystem and sub-systems; biodiversity, conservation of
natural resources and techniques of maintaining the balance; environmental modification and its priority; environmental stress
and pollution: types and sources; Environmental quality; standards, measurement and monitoring; agricultural pollution and
WATERSHED MANAGEMENT SWE-421 3(3+0+0)
Concept of water management, land use classification, characteristics of small water
shed, water balance methodologies, national watershed management policy, hydrologic behaviour and monitoring of watersheds,
effect of conservation practices and vegetation on stream -flow and sedimentation, preparation of feasibility report, planning
of multi-purpose small scale projects, cost- benefit analysis of watershed programs, people participation in watershed program.
COMMAND AREA DEVELOPMENT SWE-422 3(3+0+0)
History of command area development in India. Identification of the problems leading
to inefficient use of water, use of earth moving machines for land development work. Problem soil lining materials land consolidation
and various socio-economic aspects. Benefit cost ratio of command area development projects water delivery systems-canal capacity,
water application and scheduling, performance indicators, Consumptive use of surface and ground water resources, case studies.
REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
SYSTEM SWE-423 3(3+0+0)
Basic principle of remote sensing, energy sources and radiation principles, energy
interaction in the atmosphere and with earth surface features. Active and passive remote sensing systems. Platform, sensors,
Photogrammetry, earth resource satellite, image interpretation, digital image processing, basic concepts of GIS, Remote Sensing
and application for land and water resources.
ADVANCED STRUCTURE FOR SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION
Design consideration, Hydraulic and structural designs, types of soil conservation
structures, different types of spillways, gully control structures, Detailed Planning of erosion control structures, Design
of small earth dams for agricultural uses and rural living, methods of construction, design details instrumentation in earthen
dam, selection of site and construction material, seepage analysis, stability analysis, slope protection treatment of rock
formation, case histories of earthen dam projection reservoir sedimentation reservoir losses.
OPEN CHANNAL HYDRAULICS SWE-425 3(2+0+3)
Open channels and their properties, energy and momentum in open channel flow, critical
flow computations and applications, uniform and its computation, boundary layer concepts, surface roughness, velocity distribution
and instability to uniform flow gradually varied flow theory and analysis, methods of computation, hydraulic jump, spatially
varied flow. Flow through channels of non-linear alignment unsteady flow.
IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE EQUIPMENT DESIGN SWE-426 3(3+0+0)
Design of centrifugal pump, Design of sprinkler irrigation- components, size of pipe,
nozzle and matching pumping systems; design of micro- irrigation system- microsprinklers, microjets, emitters, bi-wall, bubblers,
size of pipe, fertigation unit, filter and matching pumping system.
Automated irrigation equipment, drainage material, design of sub-surface drainage
system-tube diameter and perforation; filter outlet design and pumping unit. BIS specification for irrigation and drainage
COURSES FOR M. TECH. (AGRIL. ENGG.)
Engineering AE 901 2(1+1)
Definition and scope, history and development of irrigation in India, sources of irrigation, pumping irrigation
water, measurement of irrigation water, conveyance of water, planning, design, layout and cost estimate. Irrigation structures,
flumes, inverted, syphons, drops, head gates, diversion boxes, turnouts. Land levelling for irrigation, implements for preparation
of fields, design and evaluation of surface, over head and sub surface irrigation methods, water conservation techniques,
planning layout and cost estimate.
Engineering AE 902 2(1+1)
Definition and scope, problems of drainage in India and Gujarat, causes of drainage problems. Needs and benefits
of drainage, criteria of drainage preparation of drainage plans, surface and subsurface drainage investigations, design principles
of surface and sub surface drainage, cost estimate and execution of drainage works. Installation and maintenance of the drains,
control of alkalinity and salinity by drainage, leaching requirement.
Hydrology AE 903 2(1+1)
Elements of surface hydrology, hydrological cycle, characteristics and analysis of hydrological data. Estimation
and measurement of rainfall, distribution of rainfall in time & space, analysis of rainfall data. Estimation and measurement
of runoff, hydrograph analysis, steam flow measurement, measurement of silt in runoff water, principles of upstream flood
and Pump Engineering AE 903 3(2+1)
Surface and ground water, water bearing formations, ground water prospecting, hydraulics of wells, ground water
recharge, wells, their construction, deepening and boring, water lifting devices, selection, installation care and maintenance.
of Soil-Water-Plant Atmosphere System AE 905
Water and its properties, static water in soil, entry and distribution of water into soil, flow of water, water
transport through soil-plant-atmosphere system, evaporation, evapotranspiration and their measurement, distribution of important
meteorological parameters in boundary layer, water balance and energy balance in field measurement and calculation of terms
in water conservation equation.
and Water Conservation Engineering AE 906
Definition and scope, soil erosion problem in India, water erosion, gully control structures, design and cost
estimate, vegetated water ways and design, contour, bunds, terraces, their design, layout, construction and maintenance, cost
estimate, farm ponds planning, design construction and cost estimate, reduction of seepage and evaporation losses form farm
pond surface, wind erosion, its mechanics, sand dune formation and stabilization, its control measures, engineering techniques
of dry farming.
and Maintenance of Plant Protection Equipments AE 907 2(1+1)
Principals of spraying and dusting, sprayers their types, constructional details, pressure regulation, calibration
of nozzles, dusters, types, constructional details, details of hoppers, blowers, discharge outlets, selection and repair maintenance
of sprayers and dusters.
Machinery AE 908 3(2+1)
Principles of operation and selection of machinery used for production and processing of crops, study of ploughs,
harrows, clod crushers and pulverizers, cultivators, seed drills and planters, sprayers and dusters, mowers and reapers, threshers
and combines, cost analysis of typical farm machines, chaff cutter, silo-fillers, forage harvesters, land grading equipment.
Power AE 909 3(2+1)
Sources of farm power, IC engine cycles two and four stroke cycle engine operating characteristics, CI and SI
engine construction and various systems. Engine tests, clutch, transmission, differential final drive, brakes, hydraulic system,
traction devices, steering and controls, tractor maintenance and repair, tractor testing.
Structures AE 910 2(1+1)
Planning of farm stead, layouts, functional planning, building materials used in construction of farm building,
farm roads and their construction, fencing-types, erection, care and maintenance, construction of building like dairy, poultry
etc. storage for fruits, vegetables. Dampness and its prevention, fire proof construction, accountics of buildings, thermal
insulation of buildings.
Separation and Materials Handling AE 911
Mechanics of separation, separating machines, design consideration, materials handling systems and equipments
pneumatic conveying, feeding devices.
Reduction, Classification and Mixing AE 912
Mechanism of reduction, energy requirements, tillage operations as size reduction, size reduction of food and
feed, size reducing machines and their performance, size reduction of liquids, homogenizers, colloid mills and spray formers,
area and population, fineness modules and uniformity index, mixing, theory of mixers, rate and power consumption.
Engineering AE 913 3(2+1)
Processing of farm crops, hay and seeds, cereal grains and their products for food and feed, processing of animal
products, fruits and vegetables for food.
and Food Engineering AE 914 3(2+1)
Freezing of food mixes, design of steam systems, pasteurization and sterilization, evaporation and dehydration,
production of cream and butter, food plant sanitation and introduction to food plant design.
Engineering AE 915 3(2+1)
Storage systems and changes in stored products, storage of cereal grains and their products, storage of seeds,
hermetically sealed and air cooled storages-refrigerated, controlled atmosphere and frozen storages.
AND SUPPORTING COURSES
Mathematics MATH 500 3(3+0)
Tensor analysis: N dimensional space, summation, convention, contravariant and covariant vectors, invariants,
second and higher order tensor, addition, subtraction and multiplication of tensor. Quotient law, symmetric tensors of second
order, Christoffel symbols, transformation law of Christoffel symbols, covariant differentiation of tensors. Special functions:
Orthogonal set of functions hypergometric, Hermite and Laguere and Green's functions, Sturm-Licuville problem. Integral transforms:
Introduction, formal development of complex fourier transforms, cosine and sine transforms, transforms of derivatives, application
of transforms to LUP for differential equations. Conformal mapping: The geometrical representation of functions of Z, conformal
mapping, by-liner transformations, Schwars-Christoffel transformations. Calculus of variation: Introduction, Euler and Lagrange
equations constrained extremals, boundary conditions, Method of approximations
Mathematics I MATH 510 3(3+0)
Vector field, vector calculus, divergence and curl of a vector field, theorems of Gauss, Green and stokes in
vector notation complex variable, elementary theory of analytical function, complex integration (Cauchy's integral formula).
Power series expansions, Laurent expansion, singlularities, Residues, Schwars Christoffel transformation, Laplace transformations,
Mathematics II MATH 511 3(3+0)
Matrices, determinants, inner products, norms and orthogonality, orthogonal bases, eigen values, Gamma, Bessel
and Legendre's functions, Fourier integrals, ordinary and partial differential equations.
Analysis MATH 512 3(3+0)
Newton's formulas of interpolation, interpolation with unequal intervals of the argument, Central difference
interpolation formulas, inverse interpolation. Numerical differentiation and integration, quadratic formulas, Numerical solution
of ordinary and partial differential equations. Numerical solution of integral equations. One step and multi step methods
for initial and boundary value problems.
and System Analysis in Agricultural Engineering MATH 520 3(3+0)
Mathematical preliminaries, concept of optimization, methods of optimization, application of optimization techniques
in agricultural engineering, system, non linear system concept, classification of system, dynamic system, non linear system
and their analysis numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, time varying systems and their analysis.
Statistics STAT 530 3(2+1)
Basic concepts, simple problems and applications of the following topics. Probability: Sample spaces, simple
and compound events, mutually exclusive, equally likely and independent events, definition of probability, classical, statistical
and axiomatic approach, addition and multiplication laws of probability, conditional probability. Random variables, discrete
and continuous, probability density function (pfd), cumulative distribution function (cdf), mathematical expectation, mean
and variance of a random variable, joint pdf; cdf, marginal and conditional densities, independence of random variables. Binomial,
Poisson, hypergeometric, geometric, multinomial distribution, their means and variances, normal distribution, its properties
and simple problems, lognormal exponential and weibull distributions. Definitions and applications of t, F and X2 chi square distributions. Statistical Inference : Estimation
confidence intervals. Testing of hypothesis regarding means, variances, proportions. Regression and Correlation : Linear and
curvilinear regression with one independent variable, linear correlation, the test of significance of regression coefficient
and correlation coefficient. Applications : Applications to quality assurance, control charts X, R P and C charts, tolerance
limits, acceptance sampling. Applications to reliability and life testing; exponential and weibull distribution models.
Science COMP 540 3(2+1)
Introduction of C language, input-output statements, concept of integer variable, arithmetic expression. The
while, do while loops, the for loop, user defined functions, array, pointers, structures and file management in C language.
Studies of engineering and statistical packages. A concept of data base management.
Computing Methods COMP 541 3(1+2)
Numerical Methods: Simultaneous solution of linear equations, numerical integration, numerical solution of ordinary
differential equations, roots of equations, sorting, searching. Statistical Methods: Use of any of standard statistical package.
Programmes on linear regression, multiple regression and polynomial regression, analysis of variance (ANOVA). Word processing,
documentation/presentation tools and graphics software. Project management software (Harvard project manager). Networking
and Communication : Basics of Analog and digital communication. Modems, multiplexures, networking topology, LAN, WAN and electronic
Graphics and Data Processing COMP 542 3(1+2)
Introduction to graphic, Basic principles of computer graphics such as transformation, modelling, segmentation
and graphical input/output. Graphic devices, graphic standards, popular algorithms in computer graphics. Software-Auto CAD.
Database Management: Data manipulation with software like dBASE. Data - Data processing - Informaiton - Data collection -Recording
- Sorting - Classifying -Calculating -Storing -Collating - Retrieving -Summarising -Communicating, Hierarchy of data as a
description of relations among the data base and its files/ records/ fields. Elements concepts concerning relational databases.
Creating files -Adding records - Deleting/Editing records - Modifying file structure - Selecting searching of records data
- Data manipulation and calculations within and across files - Report generation. Data analysis software - Spreadsheet software
like EXCEL/LOTUS 1-2-3. Analysis of data for future planning and projections - Ease of analysis with tabular formats - Spreadsheets.
"Modelling" for analysis/Forecast/Projections/Scheduling with electronic spreadsheets.
AND WATER ENGINEERING COURSES :
Dimensional Analysis and Similitude 2(2+0)
(Same as SWE 900, FMP 900, APE 900, EN 900, RE 900
and AEE 900)
Dimensional and units, dimensional and similarity analysis, dimensional homogeneity, complete set of dimensionless
products, Buckingham's theorem, determinants, transformation of dimensionless products, theory of models, true, distorted,
and dissimilar models, application to structural and fluid flow systems, differential equations and similarities.
(Same as SWE 901, FMP 901, APE 901, EN 901, RE 901 and AEE 901)
Basic concepts of research, History and development of research in Agricultural Engineering, planning and organization
of experiments for data acquisition and analysis. Type of research methods, experimental designs, equipment and principles
under lying their uses. Scientific periodicals and literature related to the subject. Form and style of writing research papers,
review articles, research reports and thesis. Selection of research problem and preparation and submission of research projects.
Interpretation and evaluation of research data considerations and requirements for setting up a research laboratory research
organization, supervision and administration. Recent trends of research in Agril. Engineering.
(Same as SWE 902, FMP 902, APE 902, EN 902, RE 902 and AEE 902)
Fundamental methods of measurement, Indi-cating instruments, transducer, potentiometers, PH meters, measurements
of temperature, pressure, flow, speed, frequency, velocity, liquid level, water purity, force, torque, shaft power, heat flow,
humidity, multi variate analysis of problems, hand-ling of variables as sub system or as integral system, maximization of
functions, algorithmic and dynamic programming, digital computer organization, problem formulations, programming languages
different statements, solution of linear equations, statistical problems, principles of blong computers and use.
Fluid Mechanics 3(2+1)
(Same as SWE 920, APE 920)
Fluid flow concepts and basic equations, kinematics and dynamics of fluid flow, methods of describing motion,
velocity, acceleration, Euler'sequation, stress and deformation components for general cases, fundamental equations derived
from principles of mass transfer and conservation of mass, momentum and energy, ideal fluid flow vortex, irrotational and
rotational flow, velocity potential, stream function, flownet, two and three dimensional flow, boundary layer theory velocity
(Same as SWE 921, FMP 921)
Physical and Engineering properties of soils, stress, deformation, shear strength, consolidation and comp-action,
embank-ments, pilea, potential and stream functions, flownets, pressure distribution diagram, earth pressure theory, retaining
walls, Coulomb's earth pressure theory, stability of slopes, stability of foundations, soil loading tests, settlement of buildings,
Through Porous Media SWE 922 2(2+0)
Physical and chemical properties of the fluid and medium fundamental concepts of water diffusivity, gas diffusivity
mathematical concepts applicable to diffusion, solution to some unsaturated flow problems, theories of saturated flow, confined
and unconfined flow phenomena and analysis, steady and unsteady flow phenomenon and analysis of different types of flow models.
Evapotranspiration SWE 923 2(1+1)
Definition, solar radiation and its distribution in time and space and its utilization by crops, turbulent transfer
of heat and momentum, radiation exchange and heat transfer in a low plant cover, measurement of radiation, leaf and air temperature,
humidity and wind profiles within plant cover, theory evaporation and evapotranspiration, their estimation and measurement,
thermodynamics of flow through plant cells, dynamics of water movement through soil-plant-atmosphere system, stomatal aperature,
photosynthesis and actual evapotranspiration relationship, evapo transpiration in mathematical modeling and optimization of
design and regulation of irrigation systems and for utilization of limited resources in agriculture, production functions
Soil Mechanics and Earthen Dams SWE 924
Soil Mechanics: Soil structure, theory of elector osmotic flow, mechanics of expensive soils, compaction and
consolidation of soils, strength theories, stress-strain theory, settlement analysis of soils. Earthen Dams : Design criteria
for small earthen dams for erosion control and for farm irrigation. Seepage through and beneath the earthen dams, and its
control for a different embarkment and foundations, free board requirement, stability of dam. Construction of pore pressure
and their influence. Conducts through earthen dams, protection of upstream and downstream slopes, Typical design for different
conditions, field compaction and control, construction, planning and plant for an earthen dam.
and Water Engineering SWE 940 3(3+0)
Introduction, models and simulations, review of different models, production function, simulation of system response,
micro and macro level optimization, competition for water for different uses, systems approach to allocation of water use
for maximum economic efficiency in development of a region legislation of water rights, technical and legal operation, method
of distribution, measurement, regulation of flows conservation and reuse of water, financing water resource development work
and laws of tenancy, land use, ownership, reforms and its scope, other systems of ownership tenancy and working of land for
Water Engineering SWE 941 2(2+0)
Hydrological and engineering consideration of ground water developments, properties affecting storage and movement,
ground water investigation, theories of ground water movement, analysis of flow under various boundary conditions, image well
theory, ground water recharge and model studies, well drilling and construction methods, selection, and installation of well
screens, developing and completing water wells, quality of ground water, salt water encrcachment, well specifications and
Channel Hydraulics SWE 942 2(1+1)
Open channels and their properties, energy and momentum in open channel flow, critical flow computations and
applications, uniform flow and its computation, boundary layer concepts, surface roughness, velocity distribution and instability
to uniform flow, gradually varied flow theory and analysis, methods of computation, hydraulic jump, spatially varied flow,
flow through channels of non linear alignment, unsteady flow.
Irrigation Systems Design SWE 943 3(2+1)
Irrigation water needs, study of design and application of farm irrigation systems including conveyance, distribution,
control structures, selection and classification of land for irrigation, advanced study of the fundamentals and concepts of
overland flow as applied to the design of surface irrigation systems hydraulics and economics of sprinkler irrigation design,
sub surface irrigation, hydraulics and design of trickle irrigation, choice of irrigation method-management.
Drainage Systems Design SWE 944 3(2+1)
Surface and subsurface drainage-investigations, hydrological basis for drainage design, occurrence of peck flows
subsurface drains into homogeneous isotropic soils and anisotropic heterogeneous soils. DF theory & ditch drainage, design
of sub surface drains, improvement of land through drainage, leaching requirement, drainage requirement, drainage structures,
layout and construction of farm drainage system, outlets and legislation involved.
Runoff Modelling SWE 945 3(3+0)
Philosophy of modelling and classification of models, design of hydrological network, techniques of estimating
mean areal rainfall, techniques of estimating rainfall excess, rainfall-runoff-relationship, linear and non linear theory
of hydrologic systems, linear and non linear models, dynamic and kinematic wave models, numerical methods, convergence, stability,
choice of an objective function, optimization techniques, parameter sensitivity and error analysis.
and Mechanics of Erosion SWE 946 2(2+0)
Recent advances in analysis of rainfall data and recasting for water management planning. Statistical parameter,
evaporation, evapotranspiration, and estimate of excess and deficit periods. Flow problems from inter connected bonded plots.
Erosion : Various types of Erosion and the detailed study of their mechanics, sediment transport from watersheds, relation
of sedimentation of reservoir functioning measurement of sediment yields. Control of erosion by land and crop management practices,
watershed management, erosion control on non aerable lands. Control of stream bank erosion.
Development Engineering 2(1+1)
(Same as SWE 960, FMP 960)
Job planning and management, consideration in engineering planning of developing land for agricultural purposes,
principles of operation, analysis of production rates, performance cost and selection of land development machinery, land
development techniques, calculations, land development with reference to Gujarat, ravine land development, kharland development,
economics of land development.
Structures for Soil and Water Conservation SWE 980 3(2+1)
Design considerations, hydraulic and structural designs, types of soil conservation structures, different types
of spill ways, gully control structures, detailed planning of erosion control structures, design of small earth dams for agricultural
uses and rural living, methods of construction, design details instrumentation in earthen dams, selection of site and construction
material, seepage analysis, stability analysis, slope protection treatment of rock formation, case histories of earthen dam
projection, reservoir sedimentation reservoir losses.
in Drainage Research SWE 981 3(2+1)
Hydrodynamic equations, different boundary conditions for steady and unsteady state systems, analytical approach
to solve boundary alue problems, approximate methods of solutions, analogy between heat flow, electric flow, and flow through
porous media, applications to drainage investigations, numerical and relaxation methods, Heleshaw model, electric analog,
resistance analog, and electronic computer, laboratory and field experimental design.
Agricultural Hydrology SWE 982 3(2+1)
Advanced study and analysis of hydrology of agricultural water sheds, theory of measurement of hydrological data
and its analysis applying mathematical, statistical and graphical techniques, run-off hydrographs for complex storms, synthetic
and instantaneous hydrographs, rainfall relations, stream flow routing, yields from basins under different agricultural uses,
instrumentation and hydrometeorology.
Area Development SWE 983 3(2+1)
Definition and scope, resource study, limits of soil, water and climatic resources and its judicious use in crop
production. Project planning and multidisciplinary approach in command area development cost- benefit estimates, follow-up
action, applicability of the principles for on-farm development programs and sub-catchment areas.
Water Management SWE 984 2(2+0)
Integrated approach to irrigation and drainage problems. Application of mathematical models-linear, dynamic programming
of water resource development, allocation, distribution, utilization and development of cropping system. Conjunctive use of
surface and ground water. Technology for increasing the efficiency of agricultural water use, planning under risk and constraints
of energy and other inputs.
Resources Planning and Management SWE 985 2(2+0)
Probability concepts in water resources development, engineering economy in water resources planning, water requirements
distribution system and purification methods for municipal and industrial use, water quality for irrigation sewage disposal
and treatment methods.
MACHINERY AND POWER COURSES :
Advanced Strength of Materials FMP 920 3(2+1)
Plane stresses, metal failure theories, Mohre's circle, determination of stress and strains under compound loading
in shafts, beams etc. Torsion & buckling of columns, elastic strain energy, theory of failures, stresses in the plates,
shafts and thick cylinders, stress concentration, mechanical properties of material, fatigue, creep and stress relaxation,
shear centre, unsymetrical bending curved flexural members, non circular shafts, stress analysis and measurements, agricultural
machine design with strain gauge and photoelastic techniques.
of Vibrations FMP 922 3(2+1)
Analysis of single and multiple degree of freedom, system using Newton's law of motion, the energy method, Rayleigh's
method, Lagrange's equation, the mechanical impedance method, influence coefficient and matrices method, introduction to transient
vibration in a system using a place transform and vibration of continuous media, vibration measuring instruments, application
Machinery Dynamics FMP 923 3(3+0)
Analysis of displacement, velocities, acceleration and forces in machine parts having reciprocating, rotating
and combined motions, balancing, fly wheels and vibration in machines, systems involving design of farm machine elements with
analytical, empirical and simulation principles, digital and analogue simulation of machinery elements, research reviews on
design and analysis of farm machinery and machine components.
Engineering FMP 924 2(2+0)
Engineering principles of accident prevention, economic hazards of accidents, design of machinery for safety
and comfort of operations, and power tool hazard, arc welding, flame welding hazards, toxic materials, health engineering,
probability of accidents in farming operations and their prevention.
Principles and Practices FMP 925 2(2+0)
Concepts and design criteria to achieve optimum mutual adjustments of man and his work measurements of the physical
and mental capacities and limitation of human beings in relation to the stresses and demands of working environment
Dynamics FMP 940 3(2+1)
Soil environmental requirement of plants, dynamic properties of soil influencing plant behaviour, relationship
of soil parameters to force acting on tillage tools-conventional rotary, oscillating, stress strain relationship in soils,
failure patterns and pulverizations effect of speed on energy requirements, similitude approach to the study of tillage tools
in indoor and outdoor bins.
Machinery Design and Production FMP 941
Design procedures, factors influencing design, problem analysis in design of important farm machines, development
of machine prototypes, design application for bullock drawn implements, production procedure, development of farm machinery
industries, process planning and manufacture of components in batch and in mass, problem of special interest, inventory control
and process design.
and Design of I.C. Engines FMP 942 3(2+1)
Analysis of reciprocating engine cycle, thermo-dynamics and combustion, effects of fuel air mixture, variable
specific heats, chemical equilibrium and dissociation and heat losses, characteristics of fuel combustion and knocking phenomena,
carburation and injection, cooling and lubrication theory, testing of IC engines, performance characteristics with reference
to farm tractors. Design of IC engines for farm power and allied needs.
Farm Power FMP 961 3(2+1)
Present and future needs of farm power, Indian Farming construction, design features and performance characteristics
and scope of utilization of conventional and alternative sources of power and power units, performance test of IC engines,
Tractor test codes and testing, electric motors, new trends in farm tractors, engines, electric motor and its control, designs,
comparative design features of farm and industrial engines with specific treatment to intermediate source of power.
Machinery and Power Management FMP 962 3(2+1)
Draft and power requirement, field capacities, elements of cost of use, analysis and methods of estimating repair
cost pattern, relationship of field capacity and timeliness of field operations, estimation of returns from farm machinery
systems approach in farm machinery management and application, maintenance scheduling of operation, equipment replacement,
and inventory control of spare parts.
Equipments Testing and Evaluation FMP 963 3(2+1)
Various standards of tractors and agricultural machinery, tractor test and tests codes, standard procedure for
testing of different agricultural machines and equipment, evaluation of the field performance of different machines.
and Post Harvest Machinery 3(2+1)
(Same as FMP 964, APE 964)
Study of conventional methods and machines and recent advances in harvest and post harvest equipment for soils
planted and row crops. Critical appraisal and analysis of interaction between operation, machines and materials as met within
multiple cropping systems.
Topics in Design FMP 980 2(1+1)
Discussions on selected Topics in Agricultural Machinery Design.
Fluid Transport Machinery 2(1+1)
(Same as FMP 981, APE 981)
Advanced topics in the design of fluid transportation machinery turbo blowers for diesel engines, torque convertors
and fluid couplers for heavy earth moving machinery, fans and blowers used in the threshers and combines, design of different
elements of centrifugal pumps, testing of turbo machinery, performance characteristics and analysis of losses, analysis of
fluid transportation systems with applications in Agricultural Engineering.
Design and Analysis FMP 982 3(2+1)
Engineering aspects of design and application of tractors for farm, industrial and military use, tractor engines,
transmission, steering front, suspension, chassis, wheels, and tyres, hydraulic and hitching systems.
PROCESS AND FOOD ENGINEERING COURSES :
Heat Transfer in Process Engineering 3(3+0)
(Same as APE 921, EN 921)
Heat transfer problem of agricultural product processing involving conduction, convection and radiation with
main emphasis on conduction. Different approaches to their solution including finite difference and finite element techniques.
Transfer in Biological Materials APE 922
Molecular transport in gases, solids and liquids, Multicomponent
diffusion, molecular diffusion coefficients, unsteady diffusion, turbulent transport, interphase mass transfer, diffusion
in porous solids, diffusion in biological solutions.
(Same as APE 923, EN 923)
Mass, momentum and energy balances, interphase transport in isothermal and non isothermal systems, macroscopic
balances in isothermal and non isothermal systems, analogies between momentum, heat and mass transfer.
Thermodynamics APE 924 2(2+0)
Water activity, free energy, closed and open system, Clausius-Clapeyron equation, phase equilibria. One and multi
Properties of Biological Materials APE 925
Biological materials, uniqueness in relation to other materials, physical characteristics, shape, size, volume,
density, surface area. Mechanical properties, stress, strain time effects, rheological models and equations, aerodynamic characteristics
and frictional properties, application of engineering properties in handling, processing machines and storage structures.
Rheology APE 926 3(3+0)
Rheology, kinematics of deformation and flow, empirical models of non-newtonian fluid behaviour, determination
of fundamental consistency constants for food materials, problems of processing and manufacture.
and Dehydration APE 940 3(2+1)
Theories of drying, Drying models, Advanced topics in drying and dehydration of food, feed and seed products.
Farm Structures 2(2+0)
(Same as APE 941, RE 941)
Heat flow in farm building, heating and cooling load, determination of water vapour transmission in farm building,
ventilation, physiological reaction of live stock and human beings to environment, environmental control on farms, live stock
buildings and storage structures, selection of material and equipments, design of farm buildings to suit locally available
materials and equipment for optimum production and handling.
of Packaging APE 942 3(2+1)
Chemical and Physical properties of packaging material, testing methods and procedures, legal aspects of packaging,
packaging machines, economics of packaging.
Process Engineering I APE 960 3(2+1)
Process Engineering II APE 961 3(2+1)
Application of engineering unit operation to various phases of processing, processes considered would include
advanced topics in size-reduction, mixing, and mechanical separation along with those involving heat and mass transfer.
Instrumentation and Controls APE 962 3(2+1)
Control loop, time leg, speed of corrective action, stability, accuracy, calibration, errors, resolution, sensitivity,
deadband, linearity, hysteresis, regulation, gain response rate. Single speed floating action, proportional speed and position
action, frequency response. Principles and operation of mechanical and electrical components in automatic controls, instruments
for measuring and control of temperature, flow, pressure and level. Control system for HTST pasteurizers, hot water tank,
vacuum pump, double effect evaporator and spray dryer, speed control A.C. motor, protective device for motor.
Control in Agricultural Processing APE 963 3(2+1)
Control of temperature and humidity, methods of odour control, design of an environmental control system, heating,
ventilation and exhaust system, air distribution and air cleaning, combustion of fuels and fuel burning equipment, air water
contact operation, evaporation, process and product air conditioning, instruments and measurement codes and standards.
of Food and Feed APE 965 3(2+1)
Milling processes of wheat, pulses, rice other cereal grains and spices, design considerations for milling equipment,
chaffing and dehydration of forage crops and feed preparation and design of feed manufacturing equipment.
of Pulses and Spices APE 966 2(2+0)
Pulses and spices, their physical and biochemical characteristics, drying and processing of different pulses
and spices, familiarization with handling, processing, packaging and storage equipment, their constructional features, operations
and maintenance, processing and utilization of pulses and spices wastes, economics of processing.
Seed Processing APE 967 2(2+0)
Sources of fats and oils, cleaning and storage of oilseed, methods and equipments for extraction, refining and
hydrogenation of oils, storage stability, use in food and other industries, manufacture of margarines shortenings, salad oils
and dressing etc., quality control of products.
of Fruits and Vegetables APE 968 2(2+0)
Harvesting, handling, storage, processing operation and equipments. Cold storage, freezing, thawings, canning
and dehydration, manufacture of important fruits and vegetables products, Quality control, By-product utilization.
Equipment Design APE 980 3(2+1)
Design of selected unit operation machinery for specific processing operations. A complete design of an equipment
is required for each student.
of Processing Plant APE 982 3(2+1)
Salient features of processing plants for cereals, horticultural crops, poultry and meat products, selection
of processes controls and handling equipments, plant layout, plant elevation, location of plants, sanitation, plant installation,
power and power transmission, project design, flow diagrams, cost analysis.
Economy and Plant Management APE 983 3(2+1)
Analysis of comprehensive process engng problems in production planning, material handling in procurement, production
and marketing, time study, industrial organization and plant lay out, general discussion strategies, discussion under risk
and uncertainty, inventory and control, purchase and sale management, marketing and research, data processing.
Topics in Storage Engineering APE 984 3(2+1)
Interaction of storage environment with stored products, heat and mass transfer in product and across storage
boundaries, design of cold, controlled atmosphere and frozen storages.
Waste and Byproduct Industries APE 985 2(2+0)
Engineering and bio-chemical properties of cereals, legumes, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, plantation crop,
livestock and aquatic waste utilization in various industries, formation of byproducts and waste, furnaces and boilers run
on Agricultural wastes and byproducts, briquetting of biomass as fuel, production of briquetted charcoal, generation of electricity
using surplus biomass, producer gas generation and utilization, waste treatment and disposal, design, construction, operation
and management of institutional community and family size biogas plants.
ENERGY MANAGEMENT COURSES :
Solar Energy System EN 920 3(2+1)
Importance of solar energy and its application in crops drying,
air and water heating, cooking, lighting, seed treatment and preservation. Principles and design criteria of solar water heaters,
solar crop dryers, solar cookers and solar absorption refrigeration systems, storage of energy by rock, water and phase exchange
medium. Measurement of solar radiation, reflectivity, absorptivity, transmissivity and thermal conductivity. Design of photovolatic
cells. Economics of various solar energy systems. Operation and maintenance of solar operated appliances systems and equipments.
Mill Engineering and Management EN 922 3(2+1)
Concept of wind power and its use in water lifting and power generation. Principles and design criteria of different
types of mill, operation and maintenance of wind mills, Economics of operation of wind mills. Recent advances in wind mill
engineering at National and International levels. Management of project run on wind mill energy. Management of crops irrigated
by wind mills. Management of power generated by wind mill for lighting, water pumping industries and various operations in
Engineering EN 924 3(2+1)
Identification of various forms of biomass. Importance of biomass and its use in gasifiers, briquetting, water
pumping, power generation , cooking and furnaces. Plantation for renewable energy i.e. wood as a fuel charcoal, producer gas.
Different types of species for Energy plantation. Design of different gasifiers, furnaces, stores, briquetting plants. Economics
of various systems of biomass run plants, equipments, operation and maintenance. Design of rural base industries run on biomass.
Concept of biogas, different types of biogas plants. Bio-chemical reactions in biogas from municipal and industrial wastes.
Operation and maintenance of biogas plants. Economics of biogas plants.
Energy Conversion System 2(2+0)
(Same as EN 940, RE 940)
Solar energy and its utilization, solar cell, thermo-electric and thermonic devices, wind energy, fuel cell,
magneto hydrodynamic energy conversion, biogas theory, design of energy converters with special reference to rural living.
Energy Survey 2(2+0)
(Same as EN 945, RE 945)
Identification of different sources of energy in rural areas, development of techniques for carrying out effective,
meaningful and data base survey. Collection of data on different sources of energy in different areas. Present energy use
in all the operation of day to day life and Agricultural operations. Estimate the future energy demand and suggest the measures
for meeting the requirements.
Rural Energy Planning and Organization 2(2+0)
(Same as EN 984, RE 984)
Importance and scope of rural energy planning and organisation present status and future thrusts. Objectives
of integrated rural energy planning, conventional and non-conventional sources of energy, biomass, photosynthesis, efficiency
of energy conversion by different plant species, plantation for energy, wood as a fuel, charcoal, producer gas, biogas, their
production, equipment required and application, design of integrated systems using solar, biomass, biogas and wind for lighting,
cooking, water pumping, power generation for various uses in Agriculture both for renewable sources of energy, development
of pilot villages, industries run solely on integrated sources of renewable energy. Operation and maintenance of industries
ENGINEERING COURSES :
Rural Planning and Management
Importance and scope of rural planning, present status, objectives of Rural planning, location and layout of
rural houses, public buildings, livestock building and roads, rural infrastructural facilities, their location, development
and integration, planning for rural water supply, public health and sanitation. System approach to rural planning. Management
of rural development projects. Management of rural roads, public building, water supply and sanitation education, public health
and pollution control.
Structural Analysis RE 921 3(2+1)
Theory of plasticity, ultimate load theory, moments at failure of beams, Whitney's theory of ultimate strength,
yield theory and their application, structural behaviour of shell type, structures, specific shear design of shell roof, membranes
theory, edge disturbance, experimental stress analysis, design of steel structure, plate girder, built up beams, etc.
Reinforced Cement Concrete Design RE 922 3(2+1)
Reinssener's method of design of R.C.C tanks, supporting tower for circular tanks, underground tank, stress under
own weight, water earth pressure and external loads, advantages of prestressing types, freyssinets systems, Magnel system,
Lee-Maacall system, electrical pre-stressing, precast unit, fire resistance, design of beams, bending of cables and blocks,
testing a pretensioned beam, shear and bond stress, ultimate strength.
Housing RE 923 2(2+0)
Requirements and problems. Material of construction, alternatives for economizing design of different components,
detailed cost estimates, water supply and sanitation, utilization of solar energy in the control of house environment, temperature
and humidity control, illumination standardization in structural components, low cost housing design advocated by different
agencies, rural community centres and utilities rural roads, wells, community biogas plants, composting, construction of modern
houses with provision of smokeless chullahs, stores, solar cookers, ventilation, sanitation storage, animal shelter, passage
and solar hot water system.
Technologies Development RE 924 2(2+0)
Status of technologies in rural areas, identification of processes, industries, programmes and projects requiring
the technologies development of appropriate technologies for oilseed and fat processing, spices, grains, pulses, power generation,
biogas production, low cost housing, production of value added products, development of flow process diagrams and technologies
for rural based agro-industries relating to the pre and post harvest farming operation, and construction of roads, houses,
manufacturing of farm equipment and machines. Economics of operation of developed technologies.
Power Utilization on Farm RE 960 3(2+1)
Principles of application of single phase and three phase A.C. circuits, transformer and D.C. machines, switch
gear and control equipment, types of motor available, starting and running characteristics, speed control, electric braking,
temperature rise, rating speed time relation, load equalization methods, application of electrical drives with reference to
farm roads, principles of selection, installation and maintenance of electrical motors and controllers, supply and distribution
of electric power for farm utilization, heating resistance, induction and dielectric, electric arc welding, electrolytic processes
illumination engineering reduction of energy costs, power factor improvement, safety measures in rural electrification.
Pollution and its Control RE 961 3(2+1)
Sources of pollution, Pollution in agriculture, sanitation system, surface and subsurface drainage, microbiology
of sewage, disposal, treatment, environmental anitation and control, rural health organization and administration.
Water Supply and Waste Disposal RE 962 3(2+1)
Estimation of water requirement for human consumption, animals, kitchen gardens, etc. source of water supply,
pumping storage, conveyance, treatment of water, purification, filtration, design of storage reservoirs, their construction
and maintenance, drought frequency, water supply during drought, disposal of human and animal waste, manurial value of wastes,
collections, storage and transport of liquid and solid wastes, economics of waste, management, biogas, design and construction
of biogas plants, disposal of animal carcass, processing of byproducts, litter, bonemeal, poultry feed, poultry waste management.
Control for Animal Production RE 980 3(2+1)
Environmental factors, effects of environment upon animals, solar radiation, energy transmission in structures
from solar radiation effects, shading of structures from direct solar radiation, effects of heat and moisture produced by
animals on the internal environment, control of temperature and humidity, methods of odour and dust control, complete design
on an environmental control system for specific animal production facility.
for Fish Culture RE 981 3(2+1)
Fish farm engineering relation to construction of various types of fish tanks, construction of different types
of surplus escapes for fish farming with screening arrangements, mechanical means of controlling weeds in fish tanks, mechanical
aspects of deep sea fishing and fish preservation, mechanical means of desilting of tanks to maintain proper depth of fish
pond, mechanized fishing.
Stead Planning and Management RE 982 2(2+0)
Principles of farmstead planning, planning of livestock farms, crop farms and mixed farms linear programming
applications in farmstead planning, recycling of animal waste and agricultural waste as manure, fuel and feed, design of equipments
for feed and waste handling on the farm.
Industries Development and Management RE 983 2(2+0)
Background and history of rural based industries in the country, Present status and scope of development of rural
based industries. Identification of location specific rural industries on the crops and other infrastructural facilities.
Development of the rural based industries for food, fibre, spices, feed, seed, oil, manufacturing of farm equipments and machines,
service centres, management of rural projects, management of power resources and organisation of management programmes for
rural youths, farmers, extension workers. Layout of rural based industries, Management of capita required for rural industries
and planning for earning profit to the rural people and repayment of loans. Operation and maintenance of industries. Economics
of the operation of industries. Incentives for bringing the rural industries back to village from urban areas.
Rural Development RE 985 2(2+0)
Status of rural education, health, nutrition, agriculture, rural industries and rural economy, rural sociology
ongoing efforts of Central and State Governments and voluntary agencies. Identification of potential Engineering inputs, bank
loans and other various developmental programmes.
ENGINEERING EXTENSION EDUCATION COURSES :
Programme Planning AEE 920 3(2+1)
Nature and importance of programme planning. Principles and philosophy of programme planning. Study of growth
of planning process. Steps in planning strategies of different plans. Developing a sound extension programme. Annual plan,
rolling plan, perspective plan, role and function, and interrelation of national development council, planning commission
and State level bodies. Role of various institution statutory and non-statutory bodies. Usa of local leaders in planning implementation.
Programmes and Strategies for Agricultural Engineering Development in India AEE 921 3(3+0)
Historical development of Agricultural Engineering. Present programmes of Agricultural Engineering Education,
Agricultural Mechanization: R&D, manufacturing, and extension programmes for farmers and agro-industrial extension soil
conservation, irrigation and drainage engineering developments in India. Advances in agricultural process and food industries.
Government policies and programmes. Role of ICAR and ISAE.
of Agricultural Mechanization Extension Programme AEE 922 2(2+0)
Definition of Agricultural Mechanization, its role in development of agriculture, scope for agricultural mechanization
in India. Government policies and programmes linkages among R&D organizations, small scale manufacturing industry extension
workers and farmers. Various methods for organizing extension programmes for demonstration on agricultural implements, machines
and equipment for production and processing, preparation, technique and aids required.
of Soil and Water Engineering Extension Programmes AEE 940 2(2+0)
Role of soil conservation, irrigation and drainage water management in development of agriculture in India. Various
agencies involved in execution of various programmes on S & W Engineering projects. Various methods for organizing extension
programmes for soil and water engineering programmes.
of Rural Technologies Extension Programmes AEE 941 2(2+0)
Definition of Rural Technology. Survey of traditional and new rural technologies. Role of rural technologies
in agricultural development. Agencies and organizations dealing with development of rural technologies. Need for extension
of rural technologies for techno-economic development. Methods of demonstration of rural technologies for extension. Preparation
and aids required for extension. Monitoring and feed back.
Process in Extension AEE 960 3(2+1)
Meaning, nature and importance of communication, functions of communication, communica-tion as a process. Communication
and learning, models and theories of communication, key elements in communication. Communication fidelity, factors affecting
fidelity, loss and distortion in communication, feed back-nature and effects. Types of communication media. Communication
and social changes. Different agencies of agriculture, communication in India and Gujarat. Communication strategy for agricultural
development. Effective public speaking. Problems of communication & reviews of significant researches in area of agril.
Industrial Extension Programme AEE 961 2(2+0)
Present status of industry manufacturing tool, implements machines and equipments for agricultural production
and processing. Role of small scale manufacturing units, and their problems regarding raw materials, production technology,
finance, marketing and service after sales. Linkages between R&D organizations and small scale manufacturers. Laboratory
prototypes and their testing and evaluation of performance commercial prototypes and their field testing. Arranging field
demonstrations. Government policies for small scale manufacturing sector and organizations assisting small scale manufacturers.
Teaching Methods AEE 962 2(2+0)
Concept and characteristics of teaching and learning processes in extension education. Steps in extension educational
process. Setting up the learning situation. Extension teaching methods, classification, merits and demerits. Principles of
selection, combination and effective use of various methods. Audio-visual aids-meaning, types, role, merits and demerits,
Psychological principles involved. Characteristics, use and care of different audio-visual aids. Identification of low cost
A.V. aids. Principle and process of production of audio-visual aids. Salient research on extension teaching methods and audio-visual
Media Communication AEE 980 2(2+0)
Meaning and nature of mass communication. History of mass communication in India and abroad. Role of mass media
in rural development. Theories of mass communication. Mass communication and public relations. Impact of mass communication.
Relative importance of radio, television and printed media in mass communication. Organization of rural radio and TV programmes,
operational aspects of radio and TV scripts. Evaluation of farm broadcasts. Research in mass media communications.
Community Organization AEE 981 2(2+0)
Principles of community organizations. Village institutions Panchayat, Co-operative society and school. Voluntary
organizations-structures, functions and relationship of these institutions to village development. Methods and procedures
involved in community organizations. Problems and analysis of factors relating to community organizations.
(Same as SWE 999, FMP 999, APE 999, EN 999, RE 999, AEE 999)
(Same as SWE 996, FMP 996, APE 996, EN 996, RE 996, AEE 996)