Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering was established on Feb. 15, 1976 during the Fifth Five Year Plan to address research issues related to Agricultural Engineering. The vision of the institute includes “To modernize Indian agriculture by improvement in crop productivity through agricultural mechanization, harnessing energy from renewable sources, efficient management of irrigation water, reduction in post-harvest losses and promote agri-business with a view to enhance income and generate employment in rural sector”. The infrastructure created at the Institute caters to various research & development and technology transfer activities. The regional centre at Coimbatore addresses the engineering intervention needs of southern states of the country. The institute provides international leadership in the agricultural mechanization domain through its prominent activities in the programmes like UN-ESCAP – CSAM, AARDO, SAARC, etc.