Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola

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Department of Agricultural Process Engineering


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.

Courses Offered

=> Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D)
=> Master Of Technology (M.Tech)

Research & Development / Topic

Research Project

=> Processing of soybean for diversified uses and its socioeconomic aspects (NATP MM)
=> Development of indigenous ethosorb technique for banana storage
=> Technology for banana packaging & transport
=> Survey on availability of cotton stalks in Vidarbha region
=> Rheological properties of Nagpur orange and banana for improved packaging

Extension Activities and Achievements

List of Trainings / Workshop, Demonstration Organized

=> 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.

=> Coordinator for 12th Vsantrao Naik National Agricultural Seminar organized by Director of Research, Dr. PDKV, Akola during Oct 17-19, 2005.

=> 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.

=> 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.

=> 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.

=> Organized two state level collaborative trainings on “Post Harvest Technology of Vegetables during November 26-30, 2001 sponsored by GOI.


=> Thermodynamics, Heat & Mass Transfer and, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning.
=> Food Grain Process Engineering.
=> Food Engineering.
=> PG hall.


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