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Department of Farm Machinery & Power Engineering

Name of Professor & Head
:
Dr. T. D. Mehta
Qualification
:
Ph. D.
Specialization
:
Farm Machinery & Power Engineering
Contact Us
:
Telephone Number With STD Code
 
 
Office :
0285-2671018
 
 
Fax  :
0285-2671842
 
 
PABX :
0285-2672080 to 89
 
 
Ext. :
390, 484 (RKVY)
 
 
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Faculty Information :
Sr. No.
Name & Designation
Qualification
Specialized subject
Contact No. / E-mail
1
Dr. T. D. Mehta
Assoc. Professor
Ph. D.
Farm Machinery & Power
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2
Dr. P. P. Gajjar
Asstt. Proessor.
Ph.D.
Farm Machinery & Power
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3
Prof. A. L. Vadher
Asstt. Professor
M. Tech.
Farm Machinery & Power
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4
Prof. N. B. Parmar
Asstt. Professor
M. E.
Mech. Engg. (Cryogenic)
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5
Prof. D. B. Chavda
Asstt. Professor
M.Tech.
Farm Machinery & Power
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6
Dr. S. K. Gaadhe
Sr. Research. Asstt.
Ph.D.
 
Farm Machinery & Power
Enginnering
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7
Er. R. D. Bandhiya
Agril. Asstt.
M.Tech.
Farm Machinery & Power
Engineering
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7
Er. K. H. Narola
Agril. Asstt.
B. Tech.
Agricultural Engg.
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8
Mr. H. R. Shekhada
Lab. Technician
Diploma in Mech.
Engg.
Mechanical. Engg.
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9
Mr. J. M. Modhvadia
Asst. Instructor
Diploma in Mech.
Engg.
Mechanical. Engg.
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10
Mr. V. M. Dhama
Engine Driver
I.T.I.
Mechanic (Diesel)
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11
Mr. S. N.  Pandya,
Lab. Boy
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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 
3.  As per ICAR-BSMA (PG Courses)               23 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)

 

B – As per the Common ICAR-BSMA Major Course (FARM MACHINERY AND POWER ENGINEERING)
Sr. No.
CODE
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT
For M.Tech.
 
1
FMPE 501*
Soil dynamics in tillage and traction
3(2+1)
2
FMPE 502*
Testing and evaluation of tractors and farm Equipment
3(2+1)
3
FMPE 503*
Ergonomics and safety in farm operations
3(2+1)
4
FMPE 504
Design of Tractor system
3(2+1)
5
FMPE 505
Design of Farm machinery-I
3(2+1)
6
FMPE 506
Design of Farm machinery-II
2(1+1)
7
FMPE 507*
Management of Farm Power and machinery system
3(2+1)
8
FMPE 511
Principles of Automation and Control
3(2+1)
9
FMPE 512
Principles of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
3(2+1)
10
FMPE 513
Applied Instrumentation in Farm Machinery
3(2+1)
11
FMPE 514
System simulation and computer aided problem Solving in engineering
2(1+1)
12
FMPE 515
Computer Aided Design of Machinery
2(0+2)
13
FMPE 516
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
3(2+1)
14
FMPE 517
Machinery for Precision Agriculture

 3(2+1)

15
FMPE 518
Machinery for Horticulture and Protected Agriculture
2(2+0)
For Ph.D.
 
16
FMPE 601*
Advances in Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
3(2+1)
17
FMPE 602
Advances in Machinery for Precision Agriculture
3(2+1)
18
FMPE 603
Energy Conservation and Management in Production Agriculture
3(3+0)
19
FMPE 604
Mechanics of Tillage in Relation to Soil and Crop
3(2+1)
20
FMPE 611
Mechanics of Traction and its Application
3(2+1)
21
FMPE 612*
Farm Machinery Management and Systems Engineering
3(2+1)
22
FMPE 613
Machinery for Special Farm Operations
2(2+0)
23
FMPE 614
Ergonomics in Working Environment
3(2+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

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.  Development of groundnut plant inversion attachment to the existing groundnut digger shaker
2
Prototype Feasibility Testing

1.  Application of Agricultural Drone for spraying

2.  Tractor hydraulic operated Pigeon Pea Harvester (CIAE)
3
Front Line Demonstrations

1.  Knapsack type power driven Cotton picker

2.  Pneumatic Precision Planter
 
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  

Pass out Master Students  :  98

Passed out Ph.D. Students :  10
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
7
Makwana Ajay D.
Development of remote operated sprayer for field crop
Dr. P. mahnot
2022
8
Vala Vimalsinh S.
Development and performance evaluation of remote controlled mechatronics precision planter
Dr. R. Yadav
2022
9
Gaadhe Sarmanbhai K
Design and Development of Tractor drawn Carrot Crop Harvesting Machine
Dr. V. K. Tiwari
2022
10
Chavda Shaktisinh K.
Design and Development of Hydraulics Motor operated Bush Cutter
Dr. K. B. Jhala
2022
11
Sudhir Kumar Singh
Development and Performance evaluation of walking type Battery operated Boom sprayer cum weeder
Dr. R. K. Kathiria
2022
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

15.   Design, development and performance evaluation of Battery operated pruner for horticultural crops

 

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 Meri 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.
Dr. P. P. Gajjar “Best Debutant Team Award”  TIFAN – 2022 award “Agricultural Machine Development Students Competition” organized by SAEINDIA

 

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