There is ample opportunity for the scholars to avail the numerous facilities being provided by the department. This includes a computer lab parallel to the college' having all the multimedia and interfacing devices, farm machinery lab, farm power lab, two workshops, a fully computerized bio-diesel lab, traction lab, farms for testing on mechanization, advanced audio-visual teaching aids etc.
Farm Implement Design Unit was established by Govt. of Odisha and is operating in the college since 1982 . Besides, development of new machines, this centre has procured many improved implements and machines from other states and made their feasibility study in our local condition and on the basis of their performances, some of them were recommended for adoption in the state. Notable of them are tractor mounted rotavator, tractor drawn seed-cum-fertiliser drill, self propelled rice transplanter, self propelled reaper and combine harvester. This Unit has a close liaison with the line department of Govt. of Odisha (DA&FP) and assisting the Govt. officials for implementing various farm mechanization programmes in the state. So far this unit has developed many small and power driven implements and machines. Notable of them are :
Farm Machinery Testing Centre has been established in the Department of Farm Machinery & Power, College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, OUAT, vide F.No. 8-1/2004-My (I&P), Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, (M&T Division), Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi-110001, dated 14th September, 2010.
Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India has designated 22 SAUs, 3 GOI institutes (IIT, Kharagpur, IARI, New Delhi and CIAE, Bhopal) and 4 State department of Agriculture for testing and certifying agricultural implements and machines for ensuring quality supply of agricultural machinery & equipment under Government programmes and our Farm Machinery Testing Centre in CAET is one of the designated testing centre of Govt. of India.
|Sl No||Items||Testing charges
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|3||Power operated thresher, decorticator,sheller, winnower etc||48,824.00|
|4||Animal drawn equipments||26,044.00|
|5||Tractor drawn/operated implements/equipments/power weeder||83,006.00|
|6||Manually operated equipment||23,599.00|
|7||Power tiller driven/self propelled reaper etc||48,824.00|
|8||Tractor drawn/operated seed cum fertiliser drill/planter, straw reaper, mini rice mill, power seed cleaner/grader||87,070.00|
|9||Animal drawn multi toolbar||69,163.00|
|10||Self propelled paddy transplanter||1,18,804.00|
|11||Power operated multi crop thresher||89,515.00|
Testing charges should be deposited in shape of Bank Draft drawn in any Nationalised Bank in favour of “Comptroller, OUAT, Bhubaneswar” and payable at SBI, Bhubaneswar
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Apart from conventional classroom teaching, advanced audio-visual aids are used to build innovative outlook and research inclination among the scholars and ease the conceptualization of technological aspects. The advance audio-visual tools comprises classroom studies on LCD projector and through internet which not only produces a conducive environment for learning but also aids in better understanding of the basic concepts of the subject.