Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute

Coimbatore - 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India

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The departments of the college are

Agricultural Processing  

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This department has following facility

  • Unit Operations Lab

  • Properties of Biological Materials Lab

  • Post Harvest Technology Lab

  • Crop Process Engineering Lab

  • Heat and Mass Transfer Lab

  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Lab

  • Food Engineering Lab

  • Dairy Engineering Lab

  • Food Processing Pilot Plant

  • Pilot Paper Plant

  • CAD / CAM Lab

 The major areas of research activities are

  • Design and development of processing equipments
  • Processing and preservation of fruits and vegetables
  • Packaging technology - vacuum, modified and controlled atmosphere
  • Membrane concentration technology
  • Extrusion cooking and food product development
  • Extraction of oleoresins and essential oils
  • Utilization of agricultural wastes and byproducts

 

FARM POWER AND MACHINERY 

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 This department is equipped with following facility

        Traction lab

        Tillage lab

        Crop protection lab

        Soil dynamics lab

        Ergonomics lab

        Electrical engineering lab

        Electronics and Instrumentation lab

        Machine shop

        Farm implements and machinery cafeteria. 

The department has a range of research interest in the areas of development of farm implements and machinery suitable for different agro-climatic zones of Tamil Nadu and for different cropping systems.

 

BIO ENERGY

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This department has well developed laboratories like

  • Fuel cell lab
  • Biochemical Engineering lab
  • Biomass Gasification lab
  • Solar Energy lab
  • Wind Energy lab
  • Biogas technology lab
  • Biomass combustion lab
  • Energy park
  • Bio-diesel pilot plant

Areas of research include utilization of solar energy systems, fuel cell power plants, biomass gasification, alcohol and bio-diesel production technology, windmills, biogas and smokeless stoves.

SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION ENGINEERING

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This department is equipped with

  • Soil and water conservation lab
  • Soil mechanics lab
  • Hydraulic machinery lab
  • Fluid mechanics lab
  • Surveying lab
  • Strength of materials lab 
  • Hydrology lab
  • Irrigation engineering lab

This department has research activities in the areas of sprinkler and micro irrigation, on farm irrigation methods, water management and plastics in agriculture

 

ZONAL RESEARCH CENTRE

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  This department has the following facilities :

  • Laboratory for Computer Aided Design of Farm Implements

  • Quality Control and Instrumentation Laboratory

  • Farm Implements Research Laboratory

  • Shop floor for mass production

  • Training unit for rural artisans and small scale machinery manufacturers

  • Prototypes manufacturing workshop

  • Laboratory for prototype feasibility testing activity

  • Technology delivery system to motivate manufacturers

Areas of research include design and development of farm implements and machinery to bridge the mechanization gap in Tamil Nadu.

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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This department has the following facilities :

  • Computer Lab with more than 50 computers

  • Video Conferencing Hall

  • 24x7 Internet Connectivity

  • CD Writing facility

 The Computer Lab is open from 9.00 a.m to 9.00 p.m on all working days.

 The broad areas of interest of the faculty are

  • Information Technology

  • Mathematical Modeling

  • Applied Statistics

  • Soil Physics

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