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OPSC Pre Syllabus Agricultural Engineering

Updated on: Apr 18, 2013
Part - A

   1. Surveying: Chain Survey, Compass Survey, Plane Table Survey, Contour Survey,Estimation Of Area And Volume Of Earth Work.
   2. Fluid Mechanics: Fluid Properties, Types Of Flow And Their Properties, Forces On PlaneAnd Curved Surfaces, Stability Of Floating And Submerged Bodies, Importance Of Reynold’sNumber, Froude Number In Fluid Flow Phenomena, Chezy’s And Manning Formula InDesign Of Flow Channels.
   3. Irrigation: Importance Of Irrigation In Agriculture, Soil-Water-Plant Relationship,Estimation Of Irrigation Requirement Of Crops, Irrigation Efficiencies, Types Of Irrigation,Irrigation Scheduling And On-Farm-Water Management, Types Of Pumps For Irrigation AndTheir Criteria For Selection, Concept Of Participatory Irrigation Management And ItsAdvantages Over Traditional System.
   4. Drainage: Drainage Needs For Crop Production, Types Of Drainage Systems - SurfaceDrainage, Subsurface Drainage, Vertical Drainage And Bio-Drainage, Laying Of DrainageSystem In Cropped Field, Hydraulic Conductivity And Its Measurement For DrainagePlanning.
   5. Surface Hydrology : Hydrologic Cycle, Measurements Of Rainfall, Evaporation And Infiltration, Estimation Of Runoff And Factors Affecting Runoff. Basic, Unit And ComplexHydrograph And Their Properties.
   6. Ground Water Hydrology: Occurrence Of Ground Water And Its Movement, GeologicFormations And Their Properties In Relation To Availability Of Ground Water, Ground WaterInvestigation, Ground Water Estimation And Artificial Recharge, Types Of Wells And TheirHydraulics, Method Of Construction Of Different Types Of Wells Including WellDevelopment, Augmentation Of Well Yield, Factors Affecting Drawdown In Wells, Quality OfGround Water For Irrigation.
   7. Soil Erosion And Biological Control Measures: Importance Of Soil Conservation InCrop Production, Problems Of Soil Erosion In Orissa, Types Of Soil Erosion And Their Control- Biological Control Like Contour Farming, Strip Cropping, Buffer Strip Cropping, InterCropping, Mulching.
   8. Soil Erosion By Mechanical Control Measures: Mechanical Control Measures Like Contour Bunding, Graded Bunding, Bench Terracing Under Different Land Situation. Gully Control Measures, Vegetated Water Ways.
   9. Watershed Management: Importance Of Watershed Management In Rainfed And Dry Land Areas, Prioritization Of Watershed For Treatment, Land Capability Classification AndCrop Planning In Watersheds, Water Harvesting And Recycling For Crop Production.
  10. Farm Structures : Planning Of Farmstead, Farm House, Farm Road, Farm Fencing, Farm Gate, Dairy Farm, Poultry House.

Part - B

   1. Different Sources Of Farm Power:- Human And Animal Power, Mechanical Power, Electrical Power, Power From Water. Different Types Of Engines And Engine Parts.
   2. Renewable Sources Of Energy:- Energy From Biomass, Wind Energy, Types Of Wind Mills & Rotors, Solar Energy, Geothermal, Ocean Thermal, Tidal And Wave Energy,Photovoltaic Cells, Solar Cookers, Solar Collectors And Solar Dryers.
   3. Non Renewable Sources Of Energy :- Energy From Petroleum Fuels, Coal, Natural Gas Etc.
   4. Land Preparation Equipments :- Tillage & Tilth, Primary Tillage And Primary Tillage Tools, Secondary, Tillage And Secondary Tillage Tools, Land Levellers And Graders,Earth Moving Equipment And Bulldozers.
   5. Puddling :- Definition Of Puddling, Objectives Of Puddling, Puddling Index,Methods Of Puddling And Types Of Puddlers.
   6. Seed Drills And Planters :- Difference Between Broad Casting, Seed Drilling And Planting Types Of Seed Drills And Planters. Planting Methods, Calibration Of Seed Drills And  Planters. Types Of Metering Devices.
   7. Manure And Fertilizer Application: Types And Methods Of Application Of Manures And Fertilizers. Types Of Manure And Fertilizer Application, Metering Devices.
   8. Plant Protection Equipments : Different Types Of Sprayers And Dusters, Spray Patterm, Mmd And Vmd. Different Types Of Dusters.
   9. Harvesting : Different Types Of Sickles, Mowers, Reapers And Combines, Different Losses In Combine, Root Crop And Fruit Crop Harvesting Equipments, Threshing And Winnowing Methods, Different Types Of Threshers And Winnowers.
  10. Grading And Transportation : Purpose Of Grading, Different Types Of Graders,Grading Methods, Value Addition, Bullock Cart, Tractor And Power Tillers With Trolley.

Part - C

   1. Psychometrics : Different Terminology In Psychometrics And Its Relevance To Agricultural Products And Its Processing.
   2. Moisture Content: Importance Of Moisture Content. Various Methods Of Determination Of Moisture Contents In Cereals, Pulses, Oil Seeds.
   3. Drying : Drying Of Cereals, Pulses, Oil Seeds, Methods Of Drying And Types Of DryersAnd Fuels Used For Dryers. Design Of Dryer.
   4. Grain Processing: Unit Operations, Processing Of Cereals, Oil Seeds And Pulses,Working Principles Of Equipments For Milling, Mixing, Cleaning And Grading.
   5. Storage Of Grains: Storage Parameters For Grains. Different Types Of Storage Structures And Material Used For Same.
   6. Processing Of Fruits & Vegetables: Properties Of Fruits And Vegetables, Process Parameters And Equipments For Sorting, Washing, Handling, Pealing, Slicing, Blanching,Mixing And Handling, Chilling, Packaging, Transportation, Storage And Preservation.
   7. Dairy Engineering :Various Dairy And Food Processing Systems, Working Principle Of Equipments For Receiving Milk, Pasteurization, Sterilization, Homogenization, Bottle Filling, Butter Manufacturing. Evaporation, Drying, Freezing.
   8. By-Product Utilization : Properties Of Husk From Rice And Its Utilization For Fuel And Manufacturing Of Other Items. Utilization Of Other By-Products From Coconut, Groundnut,Cashew Nut, Sugarcane And Fruits And Vegetables Etc.
   9. Process Equipment Design : Design Parameters, Codes And Material Selection. Design Of Handling And Milling Equipments, Dryers, Heat Exchangers, Pressure Vessels.
  10. Food Science: Major Nutrients Serving As Food For Living Cells, Biochemical Changes During Ripening And Storage Of Fruits, Grains, Milk And Milk Products. Types Of Micro Organisms - Algae, Fungi, Bacteria And Viruses. Multiplication Of Bacteria, Control Of Bacterial Growth, Pathogenic Bacteria, Food Contaminations.
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