History and background
Agricultural Engineering can play a key role in not only for efficient utilization of costly inputs but also help in timely operation and reduce physical drudgery with cost, time and labour saving. They can help to increase production, productivity and improve the quality to meet straight quality standards of both domestic as well as International Markets. They can help in bringing more area under cultivation with Agricultural machinery and mechanization, by efficient water management, irrigation and drainage facilities and conserve soil and water to give maximum production with increased efficiency. Appropriate post harvest technology, Agricultural Processing and Food Engineering activities will help for better handling, processing, scientific storage, by products utilization and value addition.
In this context, there is a need of Agricultural Engineering graduates to address the above said issues. The College of Agricultural Engineering was established on 6th November 2008 at Madakasira of Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh in the academic year 2008-09 with B.Tech(Ag.Engg) degree program. The geographical location of 13°56’25″N latitude and 77°18’42″E longitude with annual rain fall of selected location is 577 mm. The soils in the district are mostly light soils with less water holding capacity and sloppy in nature. College of Agricultural Engineering, Madakasira: The College Building has been constructed with a total out lay of Rs.5 crores . The building has total plinth area of about 51,559 sq.ft. with state of art facilities like library, Auditorium, laboratories, computer lab, workshops, hostels for boys and girls, play grounds etc.