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Department of Agricultural Engineering



Discipline Established: 2004
: Dr. Zahid Mahmood Khan (Chairman)
Contact Email: agriengg@bzu.edu.pk
zahidmk@bzu.edu.pk

Faculty Profile: Click Here for Detailed List of Teaching Faculty

News & Activities:

  1. Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has granted the re-accreditation to B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering for consecutive three years: Sessions 2012-16, 2013-2017 and 2014-2018
  2. Four newly appointed lecturers have joined the department
  3. Students of MNS-UAM visited for performing the practicals in the state of art laboratories of the Agricultural Engineering Department, BZU, Multan
  4. Engr. Faisal Baig rejoined the department after availing his study leave
  5. Dr. Muhammad Sultan rejoined the department after completing short Post-Doc from Japan
  6. Dr. Muhammad Hamid Mahmood rejoined the department after completing PhD from Japan
  7. Engr. Faizan Majeed left for Germany for pursuing PhD studies under Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani Scholarships
  8. Dr. Aamir Shakoor successfully completed his HEC_SRGP project entitled “Groundwater Vulnerability Mapping Using GIS based DRASTIC model”
  9. The increase in intake in B.Sc. Agri. Engg. and specialization of post-graduation has been approved by the Academic Council
  10. Agricultural Engineering Re-accredited by PEC for session 2004-08 to 2011-15
  11. Agri. Engg. Dept. has successfully organized one day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on Dec. 06, 2016.
  12.  Students of B.Sc. Agri.Engg. have successfully completed Survey Camp at Ghora Galli Murree Hills 
  13. Rs. 2.9 million for HEC Project on Waste Water Treatment received by Dr. Zahid Mehmood Khan
  14. Six Faculty members awarded BZU funded research projects on December 2016
  15. Annual Dinner 2017 organized by Pakistan Society of Agricultural Engineers, BZU, Multan
  16. Sports Gala-2017 organized by Pakistan Society of Agricultural Engineers, BZU, Multan
  17. 1st National Conference on Agri. Engg. and Sciences held on May 2016. The Worthy Vice Chancellor Dr. Tahir Amin was the chief guest. 
  18. Seminar on “Innovative Management, Engineering and Productivity Enhancement” held on 23rd Sept. 2016
  19. Dr. Zahid Mahmood Khan Won SATHA Innovation Award and Medal
  20. New Building Inaugurated by Worthy Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Tahir Amin on 18th Feb. 2016


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Agri. Engg. E-Board



Introduction
Focus Areas of Agricultural Engineering
Current Development & Future Goals
Programmes Offered
Admission Criteria
Research Projects
Ph.D. Students


Introduction

The Department of Agricultural Engineering applies the principals of Engineering Science and Technology for enhancement of Agricultural production and for advancement of Food processing technologies & Agricultural products. The Department of Agricultural Engineering was established in 2004 at the Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. The department is offering courses of engineering studies leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science (Hons.) and Ph.D in Agricultural Engineering Discipline. These degree programmes focus on the fundamental engineering courses as approved by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) with emphasis on Modern Mechanized Agriculture, associated issues and their solutions.


Focus Areas of Agricultural Engineering
  • Irrigation & Drainage Management:
    • Water Management, Conservation and Storage
    • Design and Operation of Irrigation and Drainage structures
    • Agricultural Resource Management
    • Climatology and Atmospheric Science
    • Soil Management and Conservation
  • Farm Mechanization & Energy Engineering:
    • Design of Agricultural Machinery
    • Internal Combustion Engines
    • Seeding, Tillage, Harvesting and Processing of Crops
    • Food Engineering and Agricultural Products Processing
    • Livestock Production
  • Structure & Environmental Engineering:
    • Surveying and Land Profiling
    • Waste Management
    • Basic Principles of Circuit Analysis
    • Physical and Chemical Properties of Materials
    • Bioresource Engineering
    • Design of Experiments Related to Crop
    Current Development & Future Goals
    A Developmental Project in the form of PC-1 for the department has already been approved by the HEC for additional buildings, laboratories and other infrastructure. The civil works of the New Building for Agricultural Engineering Department has started and will hopefully be completed by next year. The umbrella of Agricultural Engineering also includes the disciplines of Food Processing, Landscape & Forest Engineering, Precision Agriculture, Alternate Energy Resources Development etc.

    Programmes Offered
    Currently, following programmes are being offered at department of Agricultural Engineering;
    1. B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering
    2. M.Sc. (Hons.) Agricultural Engineering
    3. Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering
    All these programs are offered subject to the conditions and criteria dully approved by the Higher Education Commission, the Board of Advanced Studies and Research, Academic Council, the Syndicate and the Senate.



    Admission Criteria

    1. B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering
    Eligibility:
    An applicant seeking admission to B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering (under all admission categories must fulfill the following eligibility requirements;

    He/she should have passed the Intermediate (F.Sc. Pre-Engineering) Examination with Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics from a Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education of Punjab, or an equivalent examination recognized by the University. However, Intermediate with Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science will not be eligible for admission to B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering.

    a. He/she should have obtained at least 60% (i.e. 660/1100) marks in F.Sc. (Pre-Engineering) excluding of 20 marks for Hafiz-e-Quran.
    b. He/she should have appeared in the entry test for session 2014 arranged by the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.

    Seats for Diploma Holder:
    For admission against seats for the holder of Three (3) Years Diploma of Associate Engineer, the candidate should have passed the examination of Board of Technical Education in Agricultural, Civil, Mechanical or Automobile and Farm Machinery Technology with minimum of 60% aggregates marks excluding of 20 marks for Hafiz-e-Quran. He/she should have appeared in the entry test for session 2014 arranged by the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.
    However, the three year Diploma qualification equivalent to F.Sc. (Pre- Engineering) will not be considered for admission on any other category (open merit or reserved seat) except explained/notified otherwise by a competent authority.

    Equivalent Examinations:
    The University recognizes the following examinations equivalent to the Intermediate (Pre-Engineering) Examination of the Pakistani Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education:

    a. Cambridge Overseas Higher School certificate with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
    b. British General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics;
    c. F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) with Mathematics as an additional subject.
    d. American High School Graduation Diploma (12th Grade) or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Both male and female are eligible to apply for admission to B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering.

    Computation of Merit:
    The merit of applicants will be determined on the basis of admission marks obtained by them in the following examinations:

    A. For Application with H.S.S.C. (Pre-Engineering) as Highest qualification

    a. H.S.S.C. (Pre-Engineering) or equivalent plus 20 marks for Hafiz-e-Quran = 70%
    b. Entry test marks = 30%

    B. For Seats Against Diploma of Associate Engineering as highest qualification

    a. Three year Diploma of Associate Engineering plus 20 marks for Hafiz-e-Quran = 70%
    b. Entry test marks = 30%

    2. M.Sc. (Hons.) Agricultural Engineering:

    Two year degree programme of M.Sc. (Hons.) is offered in the discipline of Agricultural Engineering with specialization in following disciplines:

    a. Irrigation and Drainage
    b. Farm Machinery and Power
    c. Structure and Environmental Engineering

    This is an Evening and Self-Supporting Program and the conditions regarding financial liabilities laid by the University (BZU) will apply. A separate advertisement will appear in national press for admission to M.Sc. (Hons.) Agricultural Engineering. There is also provision for M.Sc. (Hons.) leading to Ph.D after fulfilling certain conditions laid by the University and HEC. The detailed rule for these programs is available with the University and department.

    Eligibility:

    As prescribed by the university in line with HEC.

    3. Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering

    Department is offering Ph.D in the subject of Agricultural Engineering with following specialization observing all criteria duly approved and notify by HEC.

    a. Irrigation and Drainage
    b. Farm Machinery and Power
    c. Structure and Environmental Engineering

    Eligibility:
    As prescribed by the university in line with HEC.

    Research Projects:

    1. Adoption of low cost Wastewater treatment technologies and associated solid waste reuse in agriculture.
    2. Development and Evaluation of Design Procedure for Gravity fed Drip Irrigation Systems for Small Farmers.
    3. Design, development and modeling of a parabolic solar concentrator for the post harvest processing of agri products.
    4. Design, development of fish oil extractor

    Ph.D. Students:
    Muhammad Waqar Ghous Qureshi
    Engr. Muhammad Ikhlaq Ahmed
    Engr. Haris Abdullah
    Engr. Nasir Gardazi
    Engr. Muhammad Arsalan
    Engr. Muhammad Irfan
    Engr. Muhammad Tariq
    Engr. Imran Ali
    Engr. Mirza Zohaib

    Agri Engineering Alumni:

    • Course Name
    • Eligibility Criteria

 
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