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Polytechnic in Agricultural Engineering

Targhadia

OVER VIEW

     Gujarat is one of the highly progressive and development conscious states in the country. The agricultural and the industrial development of the state are taking place at a fast rate not only due to the keen interest of the State Government but also due to the progressive and enterprising nature of the people of the state.

    Agricultural Engineering plays a very important role in increasing production and productivity of agricultural crops, thereby, increasing the income of farmers. Also, timeliness of farm operation through efficient agricultural implements and machinery as well as appropriate land and water management activities along with efficient post-harvest technology and processing as well as efficient energy utilization are the important areas in which Agricultural Engineering profession has been playing major role.

    Under the faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, the Government of Gujarat had sanctioned a Polytechnic in Agricultural Engineering to Junagadh Agricultural University during the year 2012-13 with the intake of 35 students. Accordingly, a Polytechnic in Agricultural Engineering has started its academic activities from the academic year 2013 at Targhadia which is about 15 km from Rajkot on N.H.27.

    It offers various courses related to Agricultural Engineeringsuch as Water Resources Engineering, Farm Machinery and Implements, Soil and water conservation, Post-Harvest Technology, Non-conventional Energy Sources, Agro Process Engineering, Entrepreneurship development & management, Watershed Management, Farm Power Engineering etc. to the students. The unique feature of this diploma course is industrial training of one semester (six months). It is mandatory to undergo six months industrial training for every student, as a part of curriculum which certainly develops their professional skill and also the entrepreneur outlook.

   The primary objective of this three year (six semesters) diploma course is to create and nourish a stimulating learning environment that ensures a globally relevant education based on Eternal human values and to provide trained man power to the educational institutes, various departments of Government, NGO and industries engaged in agro engineering. 

Besides this the institute is also to care the following objectives. 

  1. To develop human resources and give exposure to the students in the field of Agricultural Engineering.
  2. To assist farmers to increase the food production and to reduce the cost of cultivation.
  3. To assist extension activities in the field of Agricultural Engineering.

OUR MISSION:

  1. To be the premier institute providing quality education to the students in order to make them ideal citizens to serve the community, specially the farming community for its enrichment and advancement.
  2. To provide formal & non-formal quality education specially in the field of Agricultural Engineering to make them better professionals.
  3. To provide best quality trained Technical Man Power to the field of Agricultural Engineering Sector of Gujarat State.
  4. To achieve excellence in technical education through continuous up gradation and improvement to contribute to the well-being of human kind.

OUR VISION:

  1. Offering quality education in the Agricultural Engineering and related field to produce technical manpower as per requirement of Industry and other sectors of employment.
  2. Establishing linkage with industry and farming community for sharing resources for mutual growth and development. 
  3. Promoting innovation and development for bringing improvement for technical learning processes and instructional resources development by making use of latest information technical and instructional delivery system. 
  4. Promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship amongst students.
Faculty Information :
Name of Principal : Dr. R.M. Satasiya

Qualification : Ph.D.

Specialization : Soil and Water Engineering 

Contacts :   (Office) -, (Residence) 

Sr. No
Name & Designation
Qualification
Specialized subject
Contact Number/
E-mail
Faculty Staff
1.
Er. B.B. Limbasiya
Asstt. Professor
M.Tech.
Soil Water Engineering
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2.
Er. B.P. Patel
Asstt. Professor
M.Tech.
Farm Machinery and Power
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3.
Ms. Sonal V.  Baria
Sr. Technical Asstt.
M.Tech.
Soil Water Engineering
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4.
Ms. J.T. Patel
Sr. Technical Asstt.
B. Tech.
-
-
5
Mr. A. M. Paghadal
Sr. Technical Asstt.
M.Tech
Soil Water Engineering
-
6
Mrs. D.D. Dadhaniya
Lab Tech.
B.Sc.(Bio-chem.)
-
-
7.
Sh. N.G. Baraiya
Mechanic
ITI
-
-
8.
Sh. V. V. Sumera
Carpentar
ITI
-
-
9.
Sh. A.D. Upadhyay
Head clerk
M.B.A
-
-
10.
Sh. M.R. Sodha
Sr. Clerk
HSC
-
-
11.
Sh. Y.R. Thakar
Jr. Clerk
B.E. (Mech.)
-
-
ACADEMIC :

Academic Regulations are common for Diploma courses in polytechnic Programme

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Semester-wise Subjects Offered to the Students :
Course No.
Course Title
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code
Course Title
Credits (T+P=T)
HBS-1.1.1
English
1+1*=02
HBS-1.1.2
Applied Mathematics
4+0=04
HBS-1.1.3
Applied Physics
2+1=03
HBS-1.1.4
Applied  Chemistry
1+1=02
AGS-1.1.5
Soil Science & Agriculture For Engineers
2+1=03
FMP-1.1.6
Workshop Technology and Practice
1+2=03
FMP-1.1.7
Engineering Drawing
0+2=02
PE-1.1.8
NSS/NCC/Phy. Edu. (Non-Credit)
 
 
Total Credits
    11+8=19
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Code
Course Title
Credits (T+P=T)
HBS-1.2.1
Communication Skills
2+0=02
HBS-1.2.2
Engineering Mathematics – I
2+1*=03
HBS-1.2.3
Engineering Chemistry
2+1=03
HBS-1.2.4
Engineering Physics
2+1=03
SWE-1.2.5
Surveying and Leveling
1+2=03
FMP-1.2.6
Engineering Mechanics
2+1=03
REE-1.2.7
Basics of Electrical Engineering and Electric circuits
3+1=04
PE-1.2.8
NSS/NCC/Phy. Edu. (Non-Credit)
 
 
Total Credits
14+7=21
* Tutorial
** Summer training at the end of 2nd  & 4th  Semester is proposed for skill development
in handling, minor repairs and maintenance of different equipment
THIRD SEMESTER
HBS-2.1.1
Engineering Mathematics - II
      2+1*=03
HBS -2.1.2
Introduction to computer Web Designing and Internet Applications
1+1=02
SWE -2.1.3
Fluid Mechanics and Open Channel Hydraulics
2+1=03
SWE -2.1.4
Hydrology & Soil and Water Conservation Engg.
2+1=03
FMP -2.1.5
Thermodynamics, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
2+1=03
FMP -2.1.6
Farm Power Engineering
2+1=03
FMP-2.1.7
Heat and Mass Transfer
2+0=02
PE-2.1.8
NSS/NCC/Phy. Edu. (Non-Credit)
 
SDT-1.2.9
Skill Development Training –I (Non- Credit)**
 
 
Total Credits
13+6=19
FOURTH SEMESTER
HBS -2.2.1
Environmental Science & Disaster Management
2+1=03
SWE-2.2.2
Strength of Materials
1+1=02
SWE-2.2.3
Irrigation Technology
2+1=03
SWE-2.2.4
Ground Water and Drainage Engineering
2+1=03
FMP-2.2.5
Theory of Machines
2+0=02
FMP-2.2.6
Farm Machinery and Implements
2+1=03
PFE-2.27
Post-Harvest Technology
2+1=03
REE-2.2.8
Non-Conventional Energy Sources
2+1=03
 
                                                                          Total Credits
15+7=22
FIFTH SEMESTER
HBS-3.1.1
Entrepreneurship Development & Business Management
2+1=03
SWE -3.1.2
Watershed Management
2+1=03
FMP-3.1.3
Farm Tractor Systems and Controls
2+1=03
PFE -3.1.4
Agricultural Process Engineering
2+1=03
PFE -3.1.5
Agricultural Structures
2+1=03
SDT-3.1.14
**Skill Development Training –II (Non-Credit)
 
 
Elective - I
2+1=03
 
Elective - II
2+1=03
 
                                                                                Total Credits
14+7=21
* Study tour  at the end of fifth Semester is proposed 
 
SIXTH SEMESTER
ITP-3.2.1
Industrial Training cum Project Work
(0+18)=18
ST-3.2.2
Study tour (Non-Credit)
 
 
                                                                           Total Credits
18
 
                                                                        Total
120
STUDENTS’ WELFARE ACTIVITIES:

The brief details about the students’ amenities, Gymkhana, NSS and co-curricular activities carried out during 2021-22 have been reported:

Hostel facilities:

Total 50 students were accommodated in the hostel. The hostel has R.O. water cooler, solar water heating system and mess facilities.

Vishvakarma Hostel for boys of 150 capacity and Gargi Girl’s Hostel of 50 capacity consists of three seated rooms. The hostels are equipped with other common facilities like has R.O. water cooler, solar water heating system, recreation room and mess facilities.

Mr. N.G. Baraiya and Ms. J.T. Patel are working as Assistant Rector for boys and girls hostel respectively. Mess is run on contact basis. Principal and Assistant Rector supervise the functioning of mess, quality of food and mess dues occasionally.

Students Representative Council:

To carry out sports, cultural and other extracurricular activities smoothly and efficiently SRC (Students Representative Council) comprising student secretaries and staff were formed. In-charge of various sports, cultural and other extracurricular activities is given below:

Sr.No
Name
Designation
Activities
1.
Er. B.P.Patel
Asstt. Professor
Chairman, Gymkhana
2
Er. S.V. Baria
Sr. Research Assistant
NSS officer, Training & Placement
3.
Sh. N.G. Baraiya
Mechanic
Assistant Rector (Boys’ hostel)
4.
Er. Janisha Patel
Sr. Research Assistant
Assistant Rector (Girls’ hostel),  
Advisor- Scholarship
Prevention of Ragging in the Polytechnic :

The Anti-Ragging committee has been formed for prohibition of ragging in the Polytechnic. It works as per the guidelines and directions of Hon’ble Supreme court. During the reporting period, no incident of ragging was observed in this Polytechnic.

Training and Placement :

Er. S.V. Baria, Senior Technical Assistants is working as In-charge, Training and Placement cell. The details about the industrial training given to the students by different public and private organizations as well as placement of outgoing students are given in this section.

Detail of six month training during 2022

Sr. No.
Name of organization offered training
No. of students
1.
Bhagvati Agricultural Engineering,
5
2.
Patson Food (India) Pvt. Ltd.
3
3.
Panchnath Auto,Rajkot
9
4.
Capaton Polyplast,Rajkot
7
5.
Ashwamegh Rotavetor,Halwad
2
6.
Capatin Tractors, Rajkot
3
7.
Adani Food Products, Rajkot
4
8.
Kalariya Forge, Metoda
1
9.
Amidhara Drip Irrigation, Anand
1
10.
Ashapura Tractors (John deere Tractors dealership)
2
11.
Ashapura Tractors (MITRA  dealership)
2
12.
Jaysomnath Mamara-Gondal
1
13.
Bhoomi Agro Industries, Rajkot
1
                                                                  Total
41

Placement:-

Number of students passed out and their placement 2021 :

Sr. No.
No. of students passed
Name of organization/ university
No. of students
1
26
Students selected for higher study
11
2
Exam Preparation -
1
3
Off campus placed
3
4
Self employed
2

List of Admitted Students for the Year 2021-22

 

News

College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, JAU, Junagadh improved its ranking at National Level. In National Ranking of CSR-GHRDC Engineering Colleges Survey 2022.
One day Farmers Training programme on “Use of Solar Energy in Agriculture” was organized by All India Co-ordinated Res.Project on Plastic Engg. and Agril. Structure and Environment Management, Dept. of REE, CAET, JAU, Junagadh on November 5, 2022.
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AICRP on PEASEM, ICAR, Dept. of Renewable Energy Engg., CAET, JAU, Junagadh received the Patent on Foldable Container for Storage and Transportation of Agricultural Produce
The students of the PGIABM, JAU had Secured 1st runners up - 2nd Prize trophy and cash prize in the 9th International B-Plan Championship 2022 at IIM, Indore.
BSc.(Agriculture ) degree course of Junagadh Agricultural University received 8th rank in BSc. Agriculture Colleges of India by EducationWorld India Higher Education Rankings 2022-23
Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh received 7th rank in Government Agricultural University in India and 2nd rank in Gujarat by EducationWorld India Higher Education Rankings 2022-23
CAET, JAU, Junagadh ranked 5th for Outstanding Engineering Colleges of Excellence in India as per CSR-GHRDC Engineering Colleges Survey 2021.
In Gujarat State Institutional Rating Framework (GSIRF) 2021-22 Junagadh Agricultural University got 5th position

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