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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Agricultural Engineering-SYLLABUS

Agricultural Engineering (Code No. 02)
Hydrologic cycle, Rainfall and Runoff measurement, measures to control Soil
Erosion and watershed management, Soil-Water-Plant relationship, Irrigation water
measurement, Surface irrigation methods, Drainage Principles, Surface and sub Surface
Drainage methods, Hydraulic Conductivity and Drainage Coefficient, Type of Aquifiers,
well log, Ground water prospects and water lifting Devices.
Types of Tractor drawn:- Primary and secondary tillage machinery, their
selection, operation, field capacity and efficiency. Types of Sprayers and Dusters, Power
operated-Harvesting and threshing machinery, Types of farm tractors, introduction to
different systems and their maintenance.
Principles of processing of agricultural crops:- Size reduction, material handling
and separation equipments. Principles of Drying and Drying Equipment. Use of
Pschrometric chart. Processing of milk, Dairy equipments. Storage of Grains and
Principles of food preservation. Requirement of Rural Electrification and construction
materials of Rural Housing.
Energy and types of Energy Sources:- Conventional and non-Conventional
energy sources viz-solar thermal, solar Photovoltaic, Bio-energy, Bio Gas, selection of
Bio gas plant (site, size and type), Wind Energy, Geothermal, Ocean Energy-present
status and potential of renewable energy sources in the Rajasthan State.
Fluid properties, flow through pipe and open channel, Notches and weirs,
culverts, anicuts, and checkdams, measurement of fluid pressure, friction in pipe flow and
its effect.
Survey instruments and their uses. Use of survey in watershed, Planning rural
roads and reservoir's constructions.
Rural housing and farm structures, Principles of rural electrification, safety
measures in farm operations.
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