Division of Agricultural Engineering
Division of Agricultural Engineering came into existence in 1952 with a couple of engineers and technicians. A workshop was established with prerequisites to undertake fabrication and machining work. Prime duty was to evolve tools and equipment to increase labour/energy-input use efficiency. It has now grown up. Activities of the division are also diversified.
- An efficient, globally competitive and vibrant sugarcane agriculture
- Engineering interventions for enhancement of production, productivity, sustainability of sugarcane and sugar crops
- To conduct basic and applied research on mechanization, water management and post harvest technology of sugarcane and sugar crops.
- To develop linkages with State Agricultural Universities, Research centres and other organizations for collaborative research, exchange of information and material.
- To provide training, consultancy and advisory services to farmers, industries and other users at regional, national and international levels.
- Design and development of machineries for emerging agro-techniques in sugarcane and sugar crops.
- Development/design refinement of existing machineries for emerging agro-techniques in sugarcane and sugar crops.
- Ergonomic evaluation of small hand tools /equipment for drudgery reduction in sugarcane cultivation
- Enhancing water use efficiency
Frontier areas for conducting Training courses
- ITI Apprentice training
- Operation, repair and maintenance of sugarcane and sugarbeet machineries
- Production technology for sugarcane and sugarbeet machineries.
- Summer training for UG & PG students of Agricultural Engineering
- Water management in sugarcane
Head of Division : Dr A K Singh (Officiating)
Staff of the division
Projects details of the division
Technologies developed by the division
List of farm equipments manufacturers
Cost of commercialised technologies