Course Name: Farm Machinery

Course abstract

The course on Farm Machinery is designed for undergraduate students of Agricultural Engineering, Practicing Engineers, Machinery Manufacturers and Research Scientists. The contents comprises of basic principles and the use of modern technology, viz, Image Processing, Microcontrollers, Sensors and Embedded Systems. Design of horticultural machines and equipment are specially included considering the need of the hour. Suitable examples in the form of problems and their solutions are included for the students to get clarity about the various concepts discussed on each topic. Use of machines Custom hiring and mechanization of small farms are also discussed under each level of mechanization for the readership to appreciate the importance of the machines used.

Course Instructor

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V.K. Tewari

Prof. V.K. Tewari, B.Tech.(Hons.), M.Tech. (FMP) and Ph.D(Engg.) has been in the IIT system as a student and faculty. He has been teaching Farm Machinery Design, Farm Power, Engineering Ergonomics, Precision Agriculture at UG/PG levels in IIT, Kharagpur for the last 35 yrs. He was IIT JEE Chairman (2003-2006) He has served as Head of the Agricultural & Food Engineering Department and Rural Development Centre IIT, Kharagpur. He is a long standing member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, USA.
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Teaching Assistant(s)

Prateek Shrivastava

M. Tech (Farm Machinery and Power)



M.Tech (Farm machinery and power )


 Course Duration : Jul-Oct 2018

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 Enrollment : 18-Apr-2018 to 30-Jul-2018