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POLYTECHNIC IN AGRO-PROCESSING
JUNAGADH

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Overview
Gujarat is one of the highly progressive and development conscious states in the country. The agricultural and the industrial development of the state is taking place at a fast rate not only due to the keen interest of the State Government but also due to the progressive and enterprising nature of the people of the state.
The agro products and food processing industry sector is one of the largest in terms of production, consumption, export and growth prospects. The Government has accorded them a high priority, with a number of fiscal relief and incentives to encourage commercialization and value addition to agricultural produce, for minimizing pre/post harvest wastage, generating employment and export growth.
There is need to develop expertise in development of processes and processing equipments for producing value added products, particularly from agro-based sources. It is important that the technologies developed for this purpose must be economically viable so that they not only give additional income to the farmers but also generate additional avenues for generating employment in rural areas, contributing to rural economy.
Moreover, due to Government’s industrial friendly policy and potentiality of food processing industries, many new food units would come in the nearest future. To cater the demand of trained manpower especially in the food processing sector, an institute that prepares such human resource is an urgent need of the hour.
Sensing the importance of agro processing, the Government of Gujarat had sanctioned a Polytechnic in Agro-processing to Junagadh Agricultural University during the year 2008-09 with the intake of 25 students. Accordingly, a Polytechnic in Agro-Processing has started its academic activities from the academic year 2009-10 at Junagadh.
The medium of teaching of this course is English and 10th standard passed students are eligible for admission.
It offers various courses related to agro processing such as Post Harvest Processing of food grains, fruits and vegetables, Drying and Dehydration, Heat and Mass Transfer, Seed Technology, Storage Engineering, Environmental Control Engineering, Physical Properties of Biological Materials, Packaging, Mechanical Engineering, Application of Computer and Food Science etc. to the students. The unique feature of this diploma course is one semester (six months) industrial training. It is mandatory the every students have to under go six months industrial training, as a part of curriculum, preferably in food processing plant, which certainly develop their professional skill and also the entrepreneur outlook.
The primary objective of this three year (six semester) diploma course is to create and nourish a stimulating learning environment that ensures a globally relevant education based on Eternal human values and to provide trained man power to the educational institutes, various departments of Government, NGO and industries engaged in agro processing.
Besides this the institute is also to care the following objectives.
  1. To give exposure to the students in the area of food processing of Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds, Horticultural crops, Fisheries and Dairy Industries.
  2. To create awareness of post harvest technology and food processing in the Saurashtra region by imparting training to them.
  3. To create importance of value added products.
  4. To train students on assessment of quality and their management of various agricultural products such as Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds, Fruits and vegetable.
Our Mission 
  1. To be the premier institute providing quality education to the students in order to make them ideal citizens to serve the community, specially the farming community for its enrichment and advancement.
  2. To provide formal & non-formal quality education specially in the field of Processing and Food Engineering to make them better professionals.
  3. To provide best quality trained Technical Man Power to the field of Food Processing Sector of Gujarat State.
  4. To achieve excellence in technical education through continuous upgradation and improvement to contribute to the well being of human kind.
Our Vision
  1. Offering quality education in the Agricultural Process Engineering and related field to produce Technical Manpower as per requirement of Industry and other sectors of employment.
  2. Establishing linkages with industry and farming community for sharing resources for mutual growth and development.
  3. Promoting innovation and development for bringing improvement for technical learning processes and instructional resources development by making use of latest information technical and instructional delivery system.
  4. Promoting self employment and entrepreneurship amongst students.
Faculty Information : 
Name of Principal: Dr. N.K. Dhamsaniya
Qualification: Ph.D.
Specialization: Processing and Food Engineering
Contact: Office: (0285) 2672080-90 Ext 474

Faculty Information along with Discipline, Staff Information

Sr. No
Name & Designation
Qualification
Specialized subject
E-mail
1.
Prof.  J.N. Nandasana
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Processing and Food Engineering.
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2.
Dr. D.K. Gojiya
Assistant Professor
Ph.D.
Processing and Food Engineering
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3.
Er. P. A. Damor
Technical Assistant
M.Tech.
Soil and Water Engineering
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4.
Er. P. P. Vora
Technical Assistant
B.Tech.(Agril. Engg.), MBA
Agri Business Management
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5.
Ms. B. K. Dekivadiya
Lab. Technician
B.Sc.
Home Science
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6.
Shri D. K. Bhatt
Senior Clerk
B.Com.
Commerce
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Associated Faculty
1.
Dr. S.P. Cholera
Assistant Professor
Ph.D.
Processing and Food Engineering
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2.
Prof. G.S. Kharadi
Assistant Professor
M.E.
Electrical Engineering
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3.
Prof. P. A. Pandya
Assistant  Professor
M.Tech.
Soil and Water Engineering
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4.
Prof. D. S. Thanki
Assistant Professor
M.E.
Civil Engineering
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5.
Prof. P. N. Vavaliya
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Farm Power Engineering
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6.
Prof. A.M. Joshi
Assistant Professor
M.Sc.
Microbiology
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7.
Prof. U.D. Dobariya
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Renewable Energy Engineering
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8.
Er. K. G. Vaja
Tech. Assistant
M.Tech.
Renewable Energy Management
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Academic : 
Courses Offered at Polytechnic in Agro-processing
FIRST SEMESTER                
Course No.
Subject
Credit Hour
Theory
Practical
AP101
Mathematics-I
3
3
-
AP102
Engineering Mechanics
3
2
1
AP103
Introduction to Food Engineering
3
2
1
AP104
Language and Communication Skill
2
2
-
AP105
Engineering Drawing and Graphics
2
1
1
AP106
Basic Civil Engineering
3
2
1
AP107
Basic Mechanical Engineering
2
1
1
AP108
General Chemistry
2
1
1
AP109
NCC/NSS/Physical Education*
-
-
-
Total
20
14
6
* Non credit course
SECOND SEMESTER
Course No.
Subject
Credit Hour
Theory
Practical
AP201
Mathematics-II
2
2
-
AP202
Fluid Mechanics
3
2
1
AP203
Food Chemistry
2
1
1
AP204
Basic Microbiology
2
1
1
AP205
Food Engineering & Thermodynamics
3
2
1
AP206
Computer Application
2
1
1
AP207
Food Nutrition and Biochemistry
3
2
1
AP208
Machine Design
3
1
2
AP209
NCC/NSS/ Physical Education*
-
-
-
Total
20
12
8
* Non credit course
THIRD SEMESTER
Course No.
Subject
Credit Hour
Theory
Practical
AP301
Food Engineering Unit Operation
3
2
1
AP302
Refrigeration and Air conditioning
3
2
1
AP303
Electronics and Instrumentation
2
1
1
AP304
Bio-waste Management & Renewable Energy
3
3
-
AP305
Process Equipment Design
3
3
-
AP306
Technology of Food Grains
3
2
1
AP307
Food Rheology and Sensory Evaluation
2
2
-
Total
19
15
4
FOURTH SEMESTER
Course No.
Subject
Credit Hour
Theory
Practical
AP401
Post Harvest Engineering of Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds
3
2
1
AP402
Seed Technology and Processing
3
2
1
AP403
Environmental Control Engineering
3
2
1
AP404
Post Harvest Engineering of Horticultural Crops
3
2
1
AP405
Statistics
2
2
-
AP406
Food Plant Management
3
2
1
AP407
Packaging Technology
2
2
-
Total
19
14
5
FIFTH SEMESTER
Course No.
Subject
Credit Hour
Theory
Practical
AP501
Dairy and Food Engineering
3
2
1
AP502
Bakery and Confectionary
3
2
1
AP503
Entrepreneurship
3
3
-
AP504
Food Standard and Quality Assurance
3
2
1
AP505
Technical Report Writing
2
2
-
AP506
Elective - I
3
2
1
AP507
Elective - II
3
2
1
Total
20
15
5
SIXTH SEMESTER
Course No.
Subject
Credit Hour
Theory
Practical
AP600
Industrial Training & Experience
20
-
20
Total
20
-

20

ELECTIVE
1.  MEAT AND POULTRY TECHNOLOGY
2.  FISH TECHNOLOGY
3.  SUGAR TECHNOLOGY
4.  GREN HOUSE TECHNOLOGY
5.  STORAGE TECHNOLOGY
TOTAL CREDIT  = 118
STATEMENT – B
SEMESTER AND SUBJECT WISE DISTRIBUTION OF CREDIT HOURS
Sr. No.
Subjects
Distribution of Credit  Hours in Various Semesters
1.
 Mathematics-I
3
 
-
-
-
-
2.
 Engineering Mechanics
3
 
-
-
-
-
3.
 Introduction to Food Engineering
3
-
-
-
-
-
4.
 Language and Communication Skill
2
-
-
-
-
-
5.
 Engineering Drawing and Graphics
2
-
-
-
-
-
6.
 Basic Civil Engineering
3
-
-
-
-
-
7.
 Basic Mechanical Engineering
2
 
-
-
-
-
8.
 General Chemistry
2
 
-
-
-
-
9.
 Mathematics-II
-
2
-
-
-
-
10.
 Fluid Mechanics
-
3
-
-
-
-
11.
 Food Chemistry
-
2
-
-
-
-
12.
 Basic Microbiology
-
2
 
-
-
-
13.
 Food Engineering & Thermodynamics
-
3
 
-
-
-
14.
 Computer Application
-
2
 
-
-
-
15.
 Food Nutrition and Biochemistry
-
3
 
 
-
-
16.
 Machine Design
-
3
 
-
-
-
17.
 Food Engineering unit operation
-
-
3
-
-
-
18.
 Refrigeration and Air conditioning
-
-
3
-
-
-
19.
 Electronics and Instrumentation
-
-
2
 
-
-
20.
 Bio-waste Management & Renewable Energy
-
-
3
 
-
-
21.
 Process Equipment Design
-
-
3
 
-
-
22.
 Technology of Food Grains
-
-
3
 
-
-
23.
 Food Rheology and Sensory Evaluation
-
-
2
 
-
-
24.
 Post Harvest Engineering of Cereals, Pulses &  Oilseeds
-
-
-
3
-
-
25.
 Seed Technology and Processing
-
-
-
3
 
-
26.
 Environmental Control Engineering
-
-
-
    3
 
-
27.
 Post Harvest Engineering of Horticultural  Crops
-
-
-
3
 
-
28.
 Statistics
-
-
-
2
 
-
29.
 Food Plant Management
-
-
-
3
 
-
30.
 Packaging Technology
-
-
-
2
 
-
31.
 Dairy and food Engineering
 
 
-
-
3
-
32.
 Bakery and Confectionary
 
 
 
 
3
 
33.
 Entrepreneurship
 
 
 
 
3
 
34.
 Food Standard and Quality  Assurance
 
 
 
 
3
 
35.
 Technical Report Writing
 
 
 
 
2
 
36.
 Elective -I
 
 
 
 
3
 
37.
 Elective-II
 
 
 
 
3
 
38.
 Industrial Training and Experience
 
 
 
 
 
20
39..
 NCC/NSS/Phy. Edu.
-
-
-
-
-
 
Total
20
20
19
19
20
20
EXAMINATIONSYSTEM :
Examination
Weightage
(%)
Duration
(hours)
A.   Courses having theory only
(i)
Internal examination (Two tests of equal weightage) 
50
1
(ii)
Semester end examination
50
2
B.   Courses having practical only
(i)
Internal examination
(Practical exam. after second hourly)
50
3*
(ii)
Semester end practical examination
50
3*
C.   Courses having theory and practical
(i)
Internal examination
 
 
(a)
Two tests of equal weightage
20
1
(ii)
One Practical examination (after second hourly)
40
3*
(iii)
Semester end examination
 
 
(a)
Theory examination
40
2
* Duration of examination may vary depending upon nature of practical
The sequence of internal and semester end examination is as follow:
(i)      Courses having theory only:
The sequence shall be first test, second test and semester end examination.
(ii)     Courses having practical only:
The sequence shall be internal practical examination after second hourly and semester end practical examination.
(iii)    Courses having theory and practical:
The sequence shall be first test, second test and one practical examination after second hourly and semester end theory examination.
Distribution of marks:
I. Theory (Internal and Semester End Examination)
(i) Objective type of questions         :   60%
(ii) Subjective type of questions       :   40%
II. Practical
(A) Practical Exam:
(i)   Specimen /Written                   :   60%
(ii)  Oral                                        :   20%
(iii) Journal                                    :   10%
(iv) Practical work                         :   10% 
Each of the courses shall be of 100 marks (Theory and practical combined). The score secured by candidate out of a total of 100 marks in a course shall be converted to equivalent grade under 10.00 point system, to represent the grade point for that course.
Grade
Significance
Remarks
4.50 and above
Pass
--
Below 4.50
Fail
--
Ab
Absent
For those who do not appear at semester end examination due to unforeseen circumstances as certified by the Dean/Principal (in very exceptional cases only).
I
Incomplete
Candidates not permitted to appear at the semester end examination.
W
Withdrawn
For those who do not appear at semester end examination due to unforeseen circumstances as certified by the Principal / Dean (in very exceptional cases only)
R
Repeat
To be shown by university in evaluation report and transcript in case of course repeated and cleared.
S
Satisfactory
For intensive, field work, plot work, non-credit courses and study tour.
US
Unsatisfactory

Overall Grade Point Average
Class
7.50 and above
First Class with Distinction
6.50 to 7.49
First Class
6.00 to 6.49
Second Class
4.50 to 5.99
Pass class
Less than 4.50
Fail
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Details regarding status of Pass Out students
Batch
Starting Year
Completion Year
Intake Capacity
Outgoing Student
Private Sector
Higher Studies
Govet. Sector
Self Entrepreneurs
Boys
Girls
Total
Boys
Girls
Total
Boys
Girls
Total
Boys
Girls
Total
Boys
Girls
Total
I
2009-10
2011-12
30
15
4
19
1
1
2
14
2
16
0
0
0
0
1
1
II
2010-11
2012-13
30
18
6
24
9
4
13
7
2
9
0
0
0
2
0
2
III
2011-12
2013-14
30
18
14
32
12
5
17
3
5
8
0
0
0
3
4
7
IV
2012-13
2014-15
30
16
10
26
1
6
7
12
2
14
0
0
0
3
2
5
V
2013-14
2015-16
35
19
11
30
3
3
6
13
4
17
0
0
0
3
4
7
VI
2014-15
2016-17
35
13
11
24
3
3
6
5
5
10
0
0
0
5
3
8
VII
2015-16
2017-18
35
10
8
18
1
4
5
7
2
9
0
0
0
2
2
4
VIII
2016-17
2018-19
35
11
10
21
4
4
8
7
5
12
0
0
0
0
1
1
IX
2017-18
2019-20
35
9
6
15
2
2
4
6
4
10
0
0
0
1
0
1
Total
295
129
80
209
36
32
68
74
31
105
0
0
0
19
17
36

Infrastructure Facilities and Major Equipments Available

Infrastructure :
(1) College Building : Polytechnic in Agro-Processing has its separate college building compromising of following laboratories and other amenities.
Amenities
Girls room
Library
Museum
Well Designed Class rooms
Seminar Hall
Placement cell
Examination Hall
Laboratories
Work shop
Machine Shop
Food Engineering Laboratory
Quality Testing Laboratory
Processing Laboratory
Computer cell
Drawing Hall
(2) Hostel :
The polytechnic is having a separate hostel named (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hostel) for boys of 105 capacity consists three seated rooms with required facilities, mess, water cooler with RO system, recreation room  and guest room. The hostel is well designed and CCTV equipped. A beautiful landscaping and peaceful surrounding provides positive atmosphere to the hostellers. 
(3) Laboratory Equipments :
For imparting better and effective practical knowledge to the students, the polytechnic college is having required laboratory equipments. Some of the major equipments are listed below. 
Sr. No
Name equipment
Purchase Price
Application
1.
Seed Germinator
128205=00
Seed Processing Practical
2.
Seed/Grain Divider
15609=00
Seed Processing Practical
3.
Seed Precision Divider
28617=00
Seed Processing Practical
4.
Seed Blower
48806=00
Seed Processing Practical
5.
Laboratory Aspirator
42666=00
Seed Processing Practical
6.
Computerized Seed Counter
113428=00
Seed Processing Practical
7.
Water Distillation Apparatus
13608=00
Biochemical practical
8.
Muffle Furnace(300x200x200mm)
19530=00
Biochemical practical
9.
Magnetic Stirrer With Hot Plate
6678=00
Biochemical practical
10.
Soxhlet Extraction Heater (500 ml)
4599=00
Biochemical practical
11.
Soxhlet Extraction Heater (1000 ml)
5166 =00
Biochemical practical
12.
Low Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge
154560=00
Biochemical practical
13.
Polarimeter with Sodium Lamp
55547=00
Biochemical experiment (Isomer)
14.
Refractometer with Electric Illumination
44297=00
Refractive index practical
15.
Precision Calculating Water Bath
35860=00
Biochemical experiment
16.
Bomb Calorimeter with Printer
114609=00
Calorific value measurement
17.
Colony Counter
6300=00
Microbial Practical
18.
Autoclave
138375=00
Microbial Practical
19.
Fiber Estimation System
237376=00
Proximate analysis of food
20.
Fat Estimation System
83742=00
Proximate analysis of food
21.
Drum Dryer ( 90 kg/h)
1720000=00
Drying Practical
22.
Lyophilizer (3 kg)
352350=00
Drying Practical
23.
Mini Tray Oven (50-150 0C, 60x60x90 cm)
71820=00
Drying Practical
24.
Laboratory Scale Pulse Mill
63720=00
Pulse milling practical
25.
Sieve Shaker
16002=00
Powder size analysis
26.
High Speed Laboratory Emulsifier
21378=00
Mixing practical
27.
Rotary Vacuum Evaporator
90720=00
Evaporation practical
28.
Pouch Packing Machine(50-100 g)
299180=00
Packaging practical
29.
Shrink Wrapping Machine
71390=00
Packaging practical
30.
Humidity and Temperature Control Cabinet
163666=00
Storage practical
31.
Universal Data Logging Moisture Meter
28097=00
Measurement of m. c.
32.
Hot Air Oven (5-250 0C, 60x60x90 cm)
60375=00
M.C. Measurement
33.
Bulk Density Apparatus
20538=00
Engineering Properties practical
34.
Table Hardness Tester
23310=00
Engineering Properties practical
35.
Digital Vernier Caliper
65195=00
Dimension measurement
36.
Fruit Pressure Tester
34692=00
Firmness measurement
37.
Inclined Plane
2124=00
Friction measurement
38.
Friction Apparatus
2360=00
Friction measurement

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Other Activities
STUDENT COUNSELLING AND PLACEMENT :
A separate student counseling and Placement cell with a convener to look after the counseling activities is created. The cell is offering the guidance to the students on various aspects like preparation for examinations, employment, entrepreneurship, their day to day problems etc. Presently, Principal is looking the activities of the cell. Talks and lectures on the related topics are arranged for the benefits of students.
NSS ACTIVITIES :
From the academic year 2010-11, a NSS unit with the 25 swayam Sevak for Special Activities and 50 for Regular Activities is sanctioned. Presently, the NSS unit has 50 swayam Sevak for Special Activities and 100 for Regular Activities. Under the Regular Activities various programmes like Cleanliness drive around hostel and campus, painting competition, Celebration of various days Thalassamia Test, Blood Donation, Tree plantation etc. is being carried out. While under the Special Activities a seven day is organized at village. During the camp farmers discussion meeting, Home Science camp and demonstration for making bakery, fruits product preservation, environment awareness, rally on save girls, village street sanitation under Swachha Bharat Mission, painting on conservation of earth, Leadership Development, Agricultural information to farmers during field visit, Cultural Programme to highlight social evil, illiteracy etc. are organized.
SPORTS AND EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
A well developed Gymkhana Ground including Indoor stadium is situated on the campus. A separate gymkhana unit of the college is having sports facilities of various outdoor and indoor games. The students are allowed to play the game of their interest with these facilities during the non teaching hours. The Inter polytechnics (of JAU) games is also organised once during the year.
CREATION OF STDB (STUDENTS TALENT DISPLAY BOARD) :
For the overall development of the students, a notice board is spared which serves as a platform to display the inherent talent of the students in the form of writing poem, jokes, drawings posters, cartoon, presentation of the compilation of good works or quotations of well known authors, etc. A competition is also oraganised every year in different categories of the displayed material to select first three displayed entries, judged by relevant personalities in each category.
CREATION OF INTERACTIVE CLUB:
A club to undertake various activities leading to personality development of the students is established. The intra semester followed by inter semester General Knowledge Quiz Contest are organized. The response from the students was encouraging. Attractive prizes to the winners are also distributed. The Group Discussion amongst the student on Moral value and spirituality are held regularly 
 
 
 

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Five day vocational training programme on Commercial Plant Tissue Culture as Business Entrepreneurship will be organize by College of Agriculture, Junagadh during October 26-30, 2021 under IDP.
વિસ્તરણ શિક્ષણ નિયામકશ્રીની કચેરી અને કીટકશાસ્ત્ર વિભાગ દ્વારા મધમાખી પાલન વિષય પર તા. ૨૧-૨૨/૧૦/૨૦૨૧ ના રોજ તાલીમનું આયોજન.
વિસ્તરણ શિક્ષણ નિયામકશ્રી, જુ.કૃ.યુ., જૂનાગઢની કચેરી દ્વારા તા. ૨૫-૧૦-૨૦૨૧ ના રોજ મુ. નંદાણા, તા. કલ્યાણપુર ખાતે ખેડૂત શિબિરનું આયોજન.
વિસ્તરણ શિક્ષણ નિયામકશ્રીની કચેરી, જુ.કૃ.યુ., જુનાગઢ દ્વારા તા. ૧૮/૧૦/૨૦૨૧ થી ૦૨/૧૧/૨૦૨૧ , ઈન્ટીગ્રેટેડ ન્યુટ્રીઅન્ટ મેનેજમેન્ટ ફોર ફર્ટીલાઈઝર ડીલર્સનું આયોજન.
CAET, JAU, Junagadh ranked 5th for Outstanding Engineering Colleges of Excellence in India as per CSR-GHRDC Engineering Colleges Survey 2021.
In Gujarat State Institutional Rating Framework (GSIRF) 2021-22 Junagadh Agricultural University got 5th position

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