About M.Tech Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Course
Master of Technology in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering is a two year post graduation course which covers all topics related to irrigation, drainage engineering and hydrology. It also focus on subjects of water management such as weather modification, watershed management, surface water, ground water and water quality. This course also provides the knowledge of relationship between soil, water and plant, techniques for avoiding water related diseases, sedimentation and weed control, salinity maintenance and control of water logging.
Minimum eligibility required to apply for admission to the M.Tech Irrigation and Drainage Engineering course is to qualify in Bachelor's Degree (B.E/ B.Tech) from a recognized university with minimum aggregate score of 50% or equivalent CGPA.
Admission procedure may differ form one college to another, as every college follow different admission criteria and procedure. Most of the colleges offer admission to the M.Tech Irrigation and Drainage Engineering course, based on candidates performance in GATE entrance examination. Few colleges may conduct their own entrance examination, followed by the personal interview.
More about the courese
Water required for agriculture is fulfilled by the rain, but for some dry areas irrigation is the only process by which water is supplied to crops. Irrigation is a artificial process through which water is applied to soil to maintain the landscapes or to grow agricultural crops. Irrigation engineer should have a through knowledge of irrigation systems and farming processes. Irrigation engineering deals with the analysis and design of irrigation systems such as canals, drains, dams etc. To design irrigation system, a good knowledge of hydraulics, fluid mechanics is required which can be gained through this M.Tech Irrigation and Drainage Engineering course. This course includes the study of new developments in the field, results of the research, case studies and also pracitcal applications of engineering.
Some of the subjects covered in the syllabus of the M.Tech Irrigation and Drainage Engineering course are statistics, computer programming, applied hydrology, soil water plant relationship, fluid mechanics and open channel hydraulics, irrigation management, hydraulic structure and machinery, drainage of agricultural land, irrigation system design, crop environmental engineering, soil salinity and water quality, ground water development, air photo interpretation and remote sensing, irrigation management under controlled environment, irrigated crops, management of irrigation & drainage projects and minor irrigation & well hydraulics.
Successful postgraduates of the M.Tech Irrigation and Drainage Engineering course can find employment in the areas such as agricultural sector, horticulture centers, medicinal and plantation crops, colleges, universities, daily farms, farm equipment manufacturing industries, state government organizations, private firms etc. Some of the job positions offered for these postgraduates are listed below:
- Section Manager
- Research Associate
- Personal Assistant
- Product Manager
- Laboratory Assistant
- Executive Manager
- Regional Sales Manager
- Business Development Manager
- Engineering Project Manager
Further Higher Studies
Candidates willing to pursue higher studies after completion of this course, can opt for Ph.D in Irrigation and Water Management Engineering course.
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