The KCAET, Tavanur is the seat of the erstwhile Rural Institute established by the Government of India in the year 1963. This institute was taken over by the University in 1975 and renamed as Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT). The IAT offered Diploma in Agrl. Science (DASC), Diploma in Agrl. & Rural Engineering (DARE) and Agrl. Mechanic Course (AMC). The Kerala Agricultural University established the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology in the year 1985 by upgrading the IAT and renamed it as "Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology".
The college is having infrastructural facilities like Laboratories, workshop, hostels, guest house and trainees hostel etc. The main mandates are teaching, research and extension. Besides teaching, research schemes like All India Co-ordinate Research Projects, Development of Innovative Farm Mechanization package for Kerala, Precision Farming Development Centre, Centre Sector Schemes, RashrityaKrishiVikasYojana scheme etc are functioning in this college. The Institute is giving training to farmers, agricultural officers, students, youth and entrepreneurs,in the subjects like farm mechanization, precision farming, agricultural processing etc.
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