PHD in Agricultural Engineering in IARI Eligibility, Syllabus and Admission.
PHD in Agricultural Engineering in IARI
Online Notification is Published on- March
Sub-discipline-Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Development and Policy; Agricultural Finance and Project Analysis; Agricultural Marketing and Trade; Farm Management and Resource Economics: and Agri-business Management
Number of Seats – Agricultural Engineering General 5 and SC-1 and OBC-1
Age Limit – The minimum age for admission shall be 21 years. No relaxation is admissible regarding
the minimum age limit.
Qualification for Admission to Agricultural Engineering- M.Sc./M.Sc.(Ag)/M.Tech./M.E. in Agricultural Engineering/Dairy Engineering/Water Science and Technology; M.Sc. in Dairy Engineering are eligible for Ph.D. in Agricultural Processing and Structures (Pre- requisite; B.Sc./ B.Tech./BE in Agricultural Engineering)
Syllabus PART-II AND III Agricultural Engineering- Basic concepts in calculus, trignometry, analytical geometry, linear algebra and algebra of real and complex numbers; instrumentation for measurement of forces, torque, temperature, moisture, fluid flow; basic principles of simulation; methods of statics, dynamics and mechanics of materials; common distributions of random variables and methods of statistical inference; energy sources – their utilisation and efficiencies on the farm; uses and application of computers.
In addition, attempt any one of the following three areas depending upon the major field of choice.
i. Agricultural Processing and Structures Application of engineering properties in designs; principle of heat transfer, boundary layer and turbulence; mass transfer operations, mechanisms of moisture movement; theory of drying, equilibrium moisture content; methods of storage and milling; design of material handling devices; mechanical separation; design consideration in farm structure and animal housing; seed processing equipments; plant layout.
ii. Farm Power and Equipment
State of farm mechanisation; testing of power units and tractor systems; performance capacities of power and machines on the farm; management of power and machinery and their use on the farm; dynamics of machine elements; tillage and tractor machines; design considerations in farm machinery and power units; tractor hydraulics, symbols and circuits; ergonomic consideration in machine design. iii. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering Principles of fluid mechanics; theory of ground water recharge, collection, analysis and interpretation of hydrological data; principles and practices of irrigation and drainage, soil erosion; types, measurement and control; stream gauging and sediment monitoring; soil conservation practices, command area development; watershed management; open channel flows; design and operation of water lifting devices; consumptive use of water; estimation of evapo-transpiration; irrigation water distribution methods; water harvesting; lining of waterways and canals; modelling of soil-plant-water relationships; stability of slopes and design of earthen dams.