Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology

Faculty Objectives

Education
  • Production and training of Agri. Engineers with sound engineering knowledge and analytical skill to solve the problems of Pothohar Agriculture.
  • Research and Development Respective Departments of Faculty
  • Land and Water Conservation Engineering
    • Evaluation and optimization of various irrigation systems suitable for Pothohar region.
    • Development of computer programs and simulation models for optimum selection of irrigation methods and such other management operations.
    • Development and promotion of rain harvesting and its efficient utilization techniques.
  • Research work (completed/ ongoing)
    • Rain water harvesting ponds at University research farm Chakwal for proper storage and utilization of rain water for irrigation purpose.
    • Rainwater harvesting and roof water harvesting on campus at Rawalpindi
    • Efficient and judicious use of rain harvested water through drip irrigation system at Campus and Research Field at Knoot.
    • Development, evaluation, and optimization of high efficiency irrigation system
  • Farm Machinery and Power
    • Design, Evaluation, and Optimization of value addition/ processing machinery.
    • Evaluation and modification of the useful farm machinery according to local conditions.
    • Promotion and Adoption of mechanized farming in this region through research and development.
    • Development of processing industries for fruit and vegetable.
    • Development of machinery and techniques  for value addition and utilization of farm crop wastes and other biomass.
    • Development of computer programs and simulation models for optimum selection of farm machinery, irrigation methods, crop operations, chemical applications and such other management operations.
    • Develop methodology/techniques to reduce post harvest losses.
    • Automization of different crop production, processing and storage processes
  • Research work (completed/ ongoing)
    • Design and development of seed drill with water application
    • Design and development of indigenous hydroponic
  • Energy System Engineering
    • Investigation and Evaluation of different renewable energy resources that can be used for different farm operations, for Example, solar surface pumping, wind mills, solar dryer.
    • Design, Evaluation and optimization of value addition machinery using renewable energy resources, like solar dryers, solar and agricultural waste driven heating and cooling systems for controlled farming (i.e Hydriponic).
    • Modification of the renewable energy driven machinery according to local conditions
    • Design and development of solar heating and cooling system for different farm operations.
    • Technical facilitation for installing of Bio-gas plants
    • Research and Development for optimization of Bio-gas plants according to local environment.
  • Research work (completed/ ongoing)
    • Design and development of low cost heating system for hydroponic base on agricultural waste and sold water burning material.
    • Design of small size portable biogas plant.
    • Design of low cost biogas plant.
    • Evaluation of the  gas production from slurry from bio-gas plant
    • Design and development of portable solar dryer for fruits and vegetables
  • Farm Structures and Environmental Engineering
    • Design and development of Trellising.
  • Research Work (Completed/ Ongoing)
    • Rain water harvesting ponds at University research farm Chakwal for proper storage and utilization of rain water for irrigation purpose.
    • Rainwater harvesting and roof water harvesting on campus at Rawalpindi
    • Efficient and judicious use of rain harvested water through drip irrigation system at Campus and Research Field at Knoot.
    • Development and evaluation of high efficiency irrigation system
    • Design and development of seed drill with water application
    • Design and development of indigenous hydroponic
    • Design and development of low cost heating system for hydroponic base on agricultural waste and sold water burning material
    • Design and development of Trellising.  
    • Design of small size portable biogas plant
    • Design of low cost biogas plant
    • Evaluation of the  gas production from slurry from bio-gas plant
    • Design and development of portable solar dryer for fruits and vegetables.

 

Future Vision of Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology  

  • Production and training of Agri. Engineers with sound engineering knowledge and analytical skill to solve the problems of Pothwar Agriculture
  • Technical facilitation for installing of Bio-gas plants
  • Trainings on installation and maintenance of Bio-gas plants
  • Research and Development for optimization of Bio-gas plants according to local environment
  • Investigation and Evaluation of different renewable energy resources that can be used for different farm operations, for Example, solar surface pumping, wind mills, solar dryer.
  • Design, Evaluation and optimization of value addition/ processing machinery
  • Evaluation and modification of the useful farm machinery according to local conditions.
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  • Promotion and Adoption of mechanized farming in this region through research
  • Development of processing industries for fruit and vegetable
  • Quality improvement of Agriculture commodity and products for export purposes
  • Standardized of products for export under WTO regime
  • Optimization of inputs (irrigation, machination, energy use etc) for maximum yield/output.
  • Development of machinery and techniques  for value addition and utilization of farm crop wastes and other biomass
  • Development of computer programs and simulation models for optimum selection of farm machinery, irrigation methods, crop operations, chemical applications and such other management operations.
  • Develop methodology/techniques to reduce post harvest losses
  • Automization of different crop production, processing and storage processes
  • Designing of agricultural machinery according to the local requirement of Potohar region.