About the College
The College of Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology (CAEPHT) was established on 20th May, 2006 as one of the constituent colleges of Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Manipur. Itis situated at Ranipool, Gangtok on National Highway 10 connecting Siliguri in West Bengal to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim State. The campus of college is spread over an area of 7.71 ha. The total campus is located in mostly hilly terrain and sloppy and valley land at an altitude of approximately 914.4 m. (3000 ft.) above the mean sea level. Two rivers, namely Rani-Khola and Basuk-Khola, touch the college boundary towards the east side while the national highway NH- 10 is towards the west side of college campus. The college building, situated in the terraces and valleys and surrounded by rivers, provide an ideal atmosphere for academic and research activities.
The CAEPHT, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim imparts education in different branches of Agricultural Engineering. The College started its first academic programme i.e., 4 year B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) programme from academic session 2006-07 with intake capacity of 20 students. B. Tech. (Food Technology) programme from academic session 2010-11 with intake capacity of 19 students
The course curriculum and syllabi of both the degree programme are based on the model academic regulations and syllabi as proposed by the 5th Dean Committee of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. While designing curriculum, outmost care has been taken to consider the global development in Science & Technology to equip graduates to meet new challenges thrown open as a result of economic globalization and climate changes and preparing farmers for emerging opportunities at national and international level.
At present 10+2+4 pattern which comprises Student READY programme (in summer break after semester IV: Skill Development training-I for 05 weeks; in summer break after semester VI Skill Development training-I for 05 weeks; in semester VII: Industrial attachment of 10 weeks, on campus Experience Learning for 10 weeks; in semester VIII: Project planning and Report Writing) is offered from the academic year 2016-17.
College started offering M.Tech.(FMPE) programme from 2013 in the department of FMPE with an intake capacity of 3 students. In 2015-2016 the M Tech programme has been introduced in two more discipline in the departments of Soil and Water Engineering and Food Engineering. In the year 2017-18 the nomenclature of both the programmes has been changed to M.Tech. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering and M.Tech. Process and Food Engineering.
In the year 2016-17 the department of FMPE started PhD programme with an intake capacity of 2 followed by the department of PFE and SWCE with intake capacity of 1 in each department in the year 2017-18.