The Agricultural Engineering Department started its B. Tech program in Agricultural Engineering in the year 1986. The department adopts modular pattern of education leading to the degree of B. Tech. in Agricultural Engineering, in three modules viz., Base (in two separate trades of (i) Food Processing and (ii) Tractor Mechanic), Diploma and Degree. After B. Tech students can join postgraduate programmes and Ph.D. The B. Tech. programme is accredated by National Board of Accreditation (NBA).
At present department has 14 faculty members. The department runs sponsored research projects on emerging areas of Agricultural Engineering and presently two All India Coordinated Research Projects viz.; AICRP on Human Engineering and Safety in Agriculture, ICAR, New Delhi and NAIP, project on Livelihood Improvement and Empowerment of Rural Poor through Sustainable Farming Systems in North Eastern Region operated at Upper Subansiri District in Arunachal Pradesh, ICAR, New Delhi are operative under the Department.