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Study Agriculture at IIT Kharagpur: Check Eligibility, Fee, Admission Process & Other Details

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
IIT Kharagpur campus

IIT Kharagpur is the first Indian Institute of Technology established in India. Among all 23 IITs, IIT KGP has sole distinction of having an Agriculture and Food Engineering department, which comprises of six disciplines such as Farm Machinery and power, Land and Water resources, Agricultural Biotechnology, Food Process Engineering, Agricultural Systems Management and Aquacultural Engineering. 

B.Tech. Agriculture and Food Engineering at IIT Kharagpur: Advantages 

It is a very unique course; no other IIT offers any such course. Hence, with the right type of education and training, you can be in great demand in the job market. Agriculture engineering companies might have special interest in you. 

You get to learn basics of chemical, mechanical and civil engineering and put them all to use for agriculture purposes. 

Professionals get to work in laboratories which might be an attractive work environment for some. 

Career opportunities after Agriculture Engineering: 

  • Agriculture Consultants 

  • Farm Managers

  • Rural practice surveyor

  • Floriculturist

  • Government Sector jobs

  • Private sector jobs

Highlights about the program: 

  • The program follows flexible academic system aiming at capability – based learning where students would get wider options to exercise and brighter students would be able to achieve more.

  • At the end of 1styear students can avail the option of switching over to any of the 3 interdisciplinary programs in financial Engineering and Engineering entrepreneurship. 

  • At the end of the 3rdyear students can switch over to the dual degree program. 

  • The institute has recently launched a semester away program which  enables the students to spend one or two semesters. 

 Admission process:  

  • Admission is through counseling conducted by JOSAA based on the rank obtained in JEE advanced.

  • Admission to Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in IIT kharagpur is conducted through written entrance examinations.

  • Admission to undergraduate programmes in all IITs is tied to the IIT – JEE. The candidates who qualify for admission through IIT JEE can apply for admission in any Undergraduate program offered at IIT KGP.


Qualifying Examination: JEE mains & JEE advanced 

  • The candidate should be able to clear the JEE mains cut off for that year

  • Candidate should be born on or after October 1, 1996 (5 year relaxation is given to SC, ST & PWD candidates)

  • Aspirants should have cleared 10+2 examination for the first time either in 2020 or 2021 with Physics, Chemistry and mathematics.

Total fee:

8- 8.5 lakhs 

IIT KGP Placements: 

Median salary for B.tech programs – 15 lakhs 

Top recruiters: Accenture, American express, IBM, VISA, KPMG, Deloitte and many more. 

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