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Department of Farm Machinery & Power Engineering (FMPE)

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Farm Machinery & Power Engineering is one of the major areas of Agricultural Engineering discipline.The department offers 16 core courses and 8 elective courses for B.Tech (Agrl. Engg.) with a total credits of 35 and 24 respectively, 7 core courses for M.Tech with total credit of 20 and 6 core courses for Ph. D. with a total credit of 15. Relevant mechanical and electrical engineering subjects are included among 16 core courses. At present 14 M. Tech. and 7 Ph. D. students are undergoing degree programmes. The department has six research projects funded by State and Central Government. The department is also engaged in different extension activities.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • To provide education to the students to build solid foundation of farm power & machinery principles to expand their reasoning, communication and problems solving skills and enable them to contribute and work for the upliftment of farming community. 
  • To conduct research in a best class manner that the outcome of the research projects would benefit the farmers and the agricultural machinery manufacturing groups.
  • To become a bridge between the technology and the farming community.

 

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

  1. AICRP on Farm implements (AICRP on FIM) funded by ICAR-Principal Investigator :- Er. Sindhu Bhaskar
  2. Farm Machinery Testing Centre – Principal Investigator :- Er. Sindhu Bhaskar
  3. Sub Centre of excellence in Agrl. Mechanization-Extension Services, Research and Development – Principal Investigator :- Dr. Jayan P R
  4. Development of light weight climbers and household extractors for coconut milk and oil – Principal Investigator :- Dr. Jayan P R
  5. Development and testing of tractor operated tuber/rhizome harvester for homestead cultivation – Principal Investigator :- Dr. Jayan P R
  6. Knowledge and skill development on coconut based secondary agriculture – Co-Principal Investigator : - Er.Shivaji K P

PERMANENT FACULTY

 

  1. Dr. Jayan P R, Professor & Head
  2. Er. Sindhu Bhaskar, Assistant Professor
  3. Er. Shivaji K P, Assistant Professor
  4. Er. Sanchu Sukumaran, Assistant Professor

ADHOC FACULTY

  1. Er. Younus A, Assistant Professor (Contract) – FPM
  2. Er. Athira Prasad, Assistant Professor (Contract) – FPM
  3. Er.Shamin M K, Assistant Professor (Contract)– Mechanical
  4. Er.Avish A C, Assistant Professor (Contract) – Mechanical
  5. Er. Princy U, Assistant Professor (Contract) – Electrical

TECHNICAL & SUPPORTING STAFF

  1.  Mr. Sudheer V  (Fitter)
  2.  Mr. PrasoonM (Carpentry)
  3.  Mr. LikeshM (Mechanic - Agri. Machinery)
  4.  Mr. ShobithP V (Mechanic - Agri. Machinery)
  5.  Mr. Dhanesh T (Welder)

PROJECTS

  1. FIM
  1. Mr. Shajith Lal  (Mechanic - Diesel)
  2. Mr. Deepak P Ashok (Mechanic - Agri. Machinery)
  1. FMTC
  1. Er.Gopikrishnan (Mechanical)
  2. Mr. Sarathkumar S (Mechanic - Agri. Machinery)
  1. Development of light weight climbers and household extractors for coconut milk and oil
  1. Mr. Lithin M K (Welder)
  1. Development and testing of tractor operated tuber/rhizome harvester   for homestead cultivation
  1. Mr. Kannan Mohan (Welder)

(v) Knowledge and skill development on coconut based secondary agriculture

  1. Dr. Dipak S. Khatawkar – FPM

INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITY

  1. Workshop
  1. Carpentry
  2. Smithy
  3. Fitting
  4. Welding
  5. Machine shop
  1. Heat engine lab
  2. Ergonomics lab
  3. Farm implements and machinery Yard
  4. Farm machinery lab
  5. Electrical lab
  6. Research workshop
  7. Farmers training hall
  8. FIM lab
  9. Plant protection lab
  10. FMTC lab
  11. CAD/CAM Lab

PATENTS GRANTED

  1. 192670 of 25.08.1995-Coconut Husking Tool (Keramithra) (2005)
  2. An attachment to a power tiller formaking basins for tree plants (2001)

PATENT APPLICATIONS FILED

  1. 1458/CHE/2015 -Herbicide applicator as an attachment to paddy transplanter.
  2. 1459/CHE/2015- A power operated floating paddy harvester
  3. 1461/CHE/2015-A power operated rotary coleus peeling machine
  4. 1463/CHE/2015-A power operated rotary coconut husking machine
  5. 1464/CHE/2015-Banana Sucker Uprooting machine
  6. 1462/CHE/2015- Cut, hold, and convey mechanismfor harvesting fruits
  7. 1460/CHE/2015-A power operated continuous nutmeg sheller
TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPEDTECHNOLOGIES TRANSFERRED
1. Kaippad Bed former1. KAU Coconut palm climber
2. Coconut de-husker2. KAU Bed formersuitable to mini tractors
3. Banana sucker uprooter3. KAU Manure pulverizer
4. Tractor operated mulching machine4. Coleus peeler
5. KAU Puddler5. Helical blade puddler
6. Herbicide attachment for transplanter 6. Banana bunch covering device
7. Tender coconut punch7. Arecanut de-husker
8. Axial flow propeller pump8. Dhenumithra
9. Coleus peeler
10. KAU Manure pulverizer
11. KAU Coconut palm climber
12. Keramitra
13. Arecanut dehusker
14. Jack fruit plucker
15. Kopra Separator
16. Udyanamitra
17. Power tiller attachment for making basins
18. Battery powered backpack type air assisted electrostatic sprayer

 

AWARDS/ RECOGNITION

  • All India Design Competition for engineering students-2018
  • Best thesis Award -Agricultural Technology Development Society
  • ISAE- Jain Irrigation Award
  • INAE award for best Ph. D. thesis.
  • National Research and Development Corporation Award

Ph. D. / M. Tech. degree awarded

  1. Ph. D. – 2
  2. M. Tech. – 35

SKILL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

  1. 2016 Admission B. Tech. – Agricultural Engineering

UNIVERSAL IMPLEMENTS, Kolappully, Shornur, Palakkad

SOUTH INDIAN METAL COMPANY, Shornur, Palakkad

  1. 2017 Admission B. Tech. – Agricultural Engineering

UNIVERSAL IMPLEMENTS, Kolappully, Shornur, Palakkad

SOUTH INDIAN METAL COMPANY, Shornur, Palakkad

 

Contact

Dr. Jayan P R, Prof. & Head,

Department of Farm Machinery & Power Engineering,

Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology,

Tavanur, Malappuram (Dist.) 679573.

Phone: 04942687990 / +91 9447301928

E-mail: hodfmpe.kcaet@kau.in / jayan.pr@kau.in

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Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology
Kerala Agricultural University
Tavanur P.O
Malappuram District Kerala 679573
:+91-494-2686009
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