Department of Agricultural Process Engineering


 glass_43    About Department
 glass_43    Academic Programmes
 glass_43    Infrastructure
 glass_43    Mandate
 glass_43    Faculty
 glass_43    Research Activities and Achievements(including projects)
 glass_43    Extension Activities and Achievements
 glass_43    Research Recommendations (Approved in AGRESCO)
 glass_43    Publications
 glass_43    Contact Information


About Department

The department of Agril. Process Engineering has been established in 1982. The post graduate programmes (M. Tech. Agril. Engg.) started from the year 1984-85 in addition to teaching of all courses of B. Tech (Agril Engg) programme. Recently doctoral programme has been introduced from 2008-09. Till todate 40 M. Tech. student have been completed their degree and are well placed in various reputated organization like educational institutes, Food Processing Industries, Seed Processing Industries and Civil Services.


Academic Programmes

Department is imparting education at under graduate, post graduate and doctorate degree levels.

Degree Programme in Agricultural Process Engineering
Intake Capacity
Ph. D.
M. Tech.


Infrastructure Facilities

  1. Thermodynamics, Heat & Mass Transfer and, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning.
  2. Food Grain Process Engineering.
  3. Food Engineering.
  4. PG hall.
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Laboratory – 1   Laboratory – 2
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Food Engineering Lab.   P.G. Hall
Processing plant:

A soybean processing plant of 200 litres per day capacity is being used for imparting training for development of entrepreneurship in soy products.




  1. To teach the subjects related to Agril. Process Engg. to UG & PG degree programmes.

  2. To generate the human resource for Agro-Processing related industries and organizations through Under Graduate and Post Graduate Programme.
  3. To carry out the need based research through UG and PG projects.


Research Activities/Achievements

Adhoc research projects completed.

Sr. No Title of research project Sponsored by Amount Rs. in lakhs

Name of PI and CO-PI

Period years



Processing of soybean for diversified uses and its socioeconomic aspects (NATP MM)
New Delhi
10.16 Dr. A. B. Kubde
Prof. V.B.Kalmegh
Development of indigenous ethosorb technique for banana storage
NHB, Gurgaon 6.90 Prof. D. S. Kharche
Technology for banana packaging & transport
NHB, Gurgaon 10.70 Prof. D. S. Kharche
Survey on availability of cotton stalks in Vidarbha region
M/S Grasim Industries, Bombay 0.80 Prof. M. N. Kolase
Rheological properties of Nagpur orange and banana for improved packaging
New Delhi
2.61 Prof. D. S. Kharche


Extension Activities and Achievements

List of Trainings / Workshop, Demonstration Organized

  1. Coordinator for National level model training course on “Post harvest technology in horticulture and vegetable crops” organized by DEE, Dr. PDKV, Akola on dt. 7-14 Dec 2005.
  2. Coordinator for 12th Vsantrao Naik National Agricultural Seminar organized by Director of Research, Dr. PDKV, Akola during Oct 17-19, 2005.
  3. Two entrepreneur training programme and 12 one day training programme and 33 demonstrations at village level on processing of soybean and its utilization was organized under NATP project.
  4. Conducted two regional level trainings on post harvest technology of vegetable handling on March 4-6 and 18-20, 2004 for Agril. Assistants from Deptt. of Agriculture, GoM.
  5. Dal Millers meet of Akola District on February 21, 2001 was conducted to coordinate the interactions between the University Scientists and Agro Processing Entrepreneurs. One day workshop-cum-demonstration on the topic “Retrieving edible cotyledon materials from dal milling by-products” was organized.
  6. Organized two state level collaborative trainings on “Post Harvest Technology of Vegetables during November 26-30, 2001 sponsored by GOI.



Research Recommendations (Approved in AGRESCO)

  1. PDKV Evaporative cooled storage structure is recommended for on farm temporary storage of orange and other fruits and vegetable.
  2. Table purpose varieties of tomato can be transported to nearly, 350 km distance in wooden box of 45x18x45 cm (LxWxH) size with 1.5 cm thick cushion or in corrugated paper box of 45x18x45 cm (LxWxH) size/dimension.
  3. The process for preparation of ready to cook mung nuggets from cold prepared, using mini pasta machine, from blend of mung and wheat flour adding proportionate moisture followed by steaming and drying is recommended.



List of Books/ Folders/ Leaflets

  1. Phirke P.S. (2004) Processing and Conveying Equipment Design. Publisher Jain Brothers, New Delhi
  2. Kubde A.B., V.B.Kalmegh and Jyoti Pohare (2001) Soybean for health, APE/NATP/1/2001
  3. Kubde A.B., V. B. Kalmegh and Jyoti Pohare (2001) Live Healthy with Soy foods, APE/NATP/2/2001
  4. Kubde A.B., V.B.Kalmegh and Jyoti Pohare (2001) Nirogi Aayushasathi Soybean, APE/NATP/3/2001
  5. Kubde A.B., V.B.Kalmegh (2003) Arogyadayee Soykhadyanna. NATP/5/2003
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Contact Information

Dr. P.A. Borkar
Department of Agricultural Process Engineering,
Dr PDKV, Akola 444 104
Maharashtra State India
Phone No. 0724-2258266

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