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Department of Farm Machinery & Power Engineering

Name of Professor & Head
:
Dr. K. B. Jhala
Qualification
:
Ph. D.
Specialization
:
Farm Machinery & Power Engineering
Contact Us
:
Telephone Number With STD Code
 
 
Office :
0285-2671018
 
 
Mobile :
94272 12945
 
 
Fax  :
0285-2671842
 
 
PABX :
0285-2672080 to 89
 
 
Ext. :
390, 484 (RKVY)
 
 
E-Mail :
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Faculty Information :
Sr. No.
Name & Designation
Qualification
Specialized subject
Contact No. / E-mail
1
Dr. K. B. Jhala
Professor & Head (I/c)
Ph. D.
 
Farm Machinery & Power
94272 12945
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2
Dr. T. D. Mehta
Assoc. Professor
Ph. D.
Farm Machinery & Power
98244 81483
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3
Dr. P. P. Gajjar
Asstt. Proessor.
Ph.D.
Farm Machinery & Power
99252 45734
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4
Prof. A. L. Vadher
Asstt. Professor
M. Tech.
Farm Machinery & Power
99255 67828
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5
Prof. N. B. Parmar
Asstt. Professor
M. E.
Mech. Engg. (Cryogenic)
83470 10832
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6
Er. P. R. Mathukiya
Agril. Officer
B.Tech.
PG ABM
Agril. Engg.
80009 55599
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7
Er. R. D. Bandhiya
Agril. Asstt.
M.Tech.
Farm Machinery & Power
Engineering
94288 63266
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8
Er. K. H. Narola
Agril. Asstt.
B. Tech.
Agricultural Engg.
99791 72808
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9
Mr. H. R. Shekhada
Lab. Technician
Diploma in Mech.
Engg.
Mechanical. Engg.
96620 48248
10
Mr. J. M. Modhvadia
Asst. Instructor
Diploma in Mech.
Engg.
Mechanical. Engg.
99253 33450
11
Mr. V. M. Dhama
Engine Driver
I.T.I.
Mechanic (Diesel)
99045 29956
12
Mr. P. D. Devmurari
Welder
I.T.I.
Welding
99257 80364
13
Mr. S. N.  Pandya,
Lab. Boy
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99248 55589
Teaching Activities:-
The faculty of the department is engaged in teaching of the following UG and PG courses:
1.  At U.G. level (B.Tech. Agril. Engg.)              13 courses 
2.  At P.G. Level (M.Tech. Agril. Engg.)            12 courses 
Courses offered:
FMP Discipline B. Tech. (Agril. Engg.) as per 5th Dean Committee
Sr. No.
Sem.
Course Name
Course No.
1
1
Engineering Mechanics
CE-1.1.6
2
1
Engineering Drawing
ME-1.1.7
3
2
Workshop Technology and Practices
ME-1.2.6
4
2
Theory of Machines
ME-1.2.7
5
3
Machine Design
ME-2.3.7
6
3
Thermodynamics, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
ME-2.3.8
7
4
Tractor and Automotive Engines
FMPE-2.4.4
8
5
Tractor Systems and Controls
FMPE-3.5.2
9
5
Farm Machinery and Equipment-I
FMPE-3.5.1
10
6
Farm Machinery and Equipment-II
FMPE-3.6.2
11
6
Tractor and Farm Machinery Operation and Maintenance
FMPE-3.6.6
12
7
10- weeks Experiential Learning On campus  (Student READY)
 
13
8
Elective course
 
 
Elective
Mechanics of Tillage and Traction
FMPE-4.8.11
 
Farm Machinery Design and Production
FMPE-4.8.12
 
Human Engineering and Safety
FMPE-4.8.13
 
Tractor Design and Testing
FMPE-4.8.14
 
Hydraulic Drives and Controls
FMPE-4.8.15
 
Precision Agriculture and System Management
FMPE-4.8.16
FMP Discipline M. Tech. (Agril. Engg.) and Ph.D.
Minimum Credit Requirements
Sr.
Subject
Master’s programme
Doctoral programme
1
Major
20
15
2
Minor 
09
08
3
Supporting
05
05
4
Seminar
01
02
5
Research
20
45
 
Total Credits
55
75
6
Compulsory Non Credit Courses
5
A – Major (FARM MACHINERY AND POWER ENGINEERING)
Sr. No.
CODE
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT
Sem.
1
FMPE 501*
Design of farm  power and machinery systems
4(3+1)
II
2
FMPE 502*
Soil dynamics in tillage and traction
3(2+1)
I
3
FMPE 503*
Testing and evaluation of tractors and farm Equipment
3(2+1)
I
4
FMPE 504*
System simulation and computer aided problem Solving in engineering
2(1+1)
III
5
FMPE 508
Tractor design
3(2+1)
II
6
FMPE 510
Ergonomics and safety in farm operations
3(2+1)
II
7
FMPE 511/ PFE 502
Engineering properties of biological materials
3(2+1)
II
 
 
Total Credit
21
 
8
FMPE 595#
Industry /Institute Training (Minimum of Three Weeks Training)
NC
III
9
FMPE 601
Advances in Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
4(3+1)
Ph.D
10
FMPE 602
Simulation Modeling in Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
2(2+0)
Ph.D
11
FMPE 603
Energy Conservation and management in Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
2(2+0)
 
12
FMPE 605
Machinery fro natural resource management and precesion farming
4(3+1)

 

Farm / Lab Facilities:-
The department has – 14 ha Mechanization Farm
                                 - Tractor drawn implement testing plot
                                 - Animal drawn implement testing plot 
The department has the following well established laboratory / facilities for UG / PG studies :

1.      Implement and Engine System Models laboratory

2.      Tillage and Traction laboratory

3.      Post Tillage equipments laboratory

4.      Plant protection equipments laboratory

5.      Engineering Drawing laboratory

6.      Computer Cell

7.      Seminar Hall

8.      Departmental Library / Training Hall

9.      Thermodynamics and Air Conditioning laboratory

10.    Engineering Mechanics laboratory

11.    Black-smithy / Welding / Moulding shop

12.    Machine Shop

13.    Fitting Shop

14.   Carpentry Shop  

Award/Medal
Faculty
Name of award
Dr. T. D. Mehta
 
Sardar Patel Agril. Research Award by Govt. of Gujarat.
Bronze Medal (3rd Prize), National Design Research Forum, Institute of Engineers (India), Calcutta.
Dr. R.K. Kathiria Chancellor Gold Medal for the best P.G. student among the faculties of Agril. Engg. Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Dairy Science, Horticulture & Forestry by GAU.
Dr. K. K. Jain Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P G research
Dr. R. A. Gupta Merit certificate form Indian institute of Agricultural Engineering for best technical paper
Dr. M. S. Dulawat Silver medal in “International Young Scientist award” in the section of Energy, Engineering on May, 2017 held at Ganpat University, Mehsana.
Sponsored Research Projects:
1.   Rastriya Krushi Vikas Yojana Scheme – “Testing & Training Center on Farm Machinery” (started from 2008).
2.   AICRP Project –“ Farm Implements and Machinery” (started from 2014)
Presently the following projects are running under the Department:
Sr. No.
Type of project
Name of the Project
1
Research & Development
1.    Modification of the existing onion planter for pelleted seeds.
2.    Design, development and performance evaluation of battery operated light weight interculture tool/weeder.
3.  Design, development and performance evaluation of battery operated pruner for horticultural crops.
4.    Design and development of a groundnut pod (left over) collecting device.
2
Prototype Feasibility Testing
1.      Cotton shredder
2.      Cumin seed sowing/broadcasting device in broad bands
3.      Mobile groundnut thresher.
4.      Stubble shaver cum fertilizer applicator for sugarcane.
3
Front Line Demonstrations
1.        Cultivator cum pulverizing roller
2.        Vertical rotavator
3.        Aeroblast sprayer  

Pass out Master Students  :  85

Passed out Ph.D. Students :  06
Sr. No.
Name of Student
Title of Thesis
Name of Guide
Year of Passing
1
Kathiria Ramesh K.
Development and Evaluation of Knapsack Power Driven Cotton Picker
Prof. J. B. Savani
2011
2
Mehta Tarun D.
Development and Performance Evaluation of Tractor Operated Onion Harvester
Dr. R. Yadav
2011
3
Saumya Shukla
Design, Development and Performance Evaluation of Groundnut Pod Collector
Dr. R.A. Gupta
2017
4
Khole Priyanka R.
Development and Performance Evaluation of Mini Tractor Operated Garlic Harvester
Dr. K. K. Jain
2018
5 Jakasaniya Ronak G.  Development of Tractor Operated Automated Inter and Intra Row Weeder Dr. R. Yadav 2019
6 Gujjar Punil P.  Development and Performance Evaluation of Tractor Mounted Precision Planter for Onion Dr. R. Yadav 2019
Research Recommendations by the Department:

1.      Design and development of low cost manually drawn rural transporter.

2.      Design and development of multipurpose tool / implement for groundnut cultivation for small tractor (Mitsubishi 18.5 HP).

3.      Design and development of tractor operated plant puller for cotton, castor and pigeon pea crop.

4.      Enhancing the tool life of agricultural tools and equipments by hard surfacing.

5.      Design and development of engine operated portable post hole digger.

6.      Modification and evaluation of agricultural residues shredder.

7.      Design and development of tractor operated hay rack cum loader.

8.      Development of Tractor operated plant thinning device.

9.      Design and development of a tractor drawn rural transporter.

10.   Vibration study and its attenuation through coating on mini tractor seat.

11.   Development and performance evaluation of a low cost plastic mulch cum drip lateral laying machine.

12.   Development of manually operated drum type seeder for small seed.

13.   Development of device for dug collection from cattle shed.

14.   Development of Manually Operated Jamun Harvesting Device

Extension Activities:
1.   Participation in Krushi Mahotsav, krushi fairs
2.  Demonstration of departmental activities to the visitors
3.  Delivering invited lectures & talks in different trainings, seminars, radio & TV talk
Photos of Laboratories of FMPE :
Implement and Engine System Models laboratory
Tillage and Traction laboratory
Post Tillage equipments laboratory
Plant protection equipments laboratory
Engineering Drawing laboratory
Computer Cell
Seminar Hall
Departmental Library / Training Hall
Thermodynamics and Air Conditioning laboratory
Engineering Mechanics laboratory
Black-smithy / Welding / Moulding shop
Machine Shop
Fitting Shop
Carpentry Shop
Robot for Welding