Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Coimbatore is one of the constituent colleges of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. This is the first college started in South India for providing agricultural engineering education. The first batch of students was admitted in July 1972. Masters degree programmes in Agricultural Engineering were started during the year 1977 and Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering was started in the year 1987, B.Tech (Food Process Engineering) was started in the year 1998 and B.Tech. (Energy and Environmental Engineering) was started as first of its kind in the entire country in 2004. The departments of the college are
To help the farming community in improving their levels of living, by developing and disseminating Agricultural Engineering technologies through quality research, education and training.
To provide scientific basis for enhancing and sustaining productivity in the farming sector with modern agricultural engineering technologies, to improve food security, safety and quality by quality education, research, information dissemination and industrial liaison.
The campus is situated in Coimbatore, South India. The city enjoys lovable weather throughout the year except in April. The average maximum and minimum temperatures are 17-23°C in winter and 29-35°C during summer. The city is well connected by air, rail and road with all major cities of India.
The college offers four-year degree programme in B.Tech. (Food Process Engineering), B.Tech. (Energy and Environmental Engineering) and Masters and Doctoral programmes in the field of Farm Power and Machinery, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Food and Agricultural Processing and Bio Energy. These courses are offered with well-balanced curriculum under erudite and interactive faculty with multi-disciplinary approach. The college provides state of art laboratory and library facilities for hands on training to the students to keep them abreast with the latest trends in technical development.
The college was accredited by Accreditation Board of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the supreme body of Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.
Facilities surpass the needs in our campus with classrooms equipped with modern facilitating aids for learning, labs, fabrication shops and seminar halls. Our strength depends on the research and laboratory facilities of the college. The multidisciplinary approach in fine-tuning the student clients make them to achieve their career goals in all dimensions of their life.