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The College of Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology (CAEPHT) was established by CAU in the year 2006 to address the issue of shortage of trained manpower (human resource) in the disciplines of agricultural engineering and post harvest technology besides other issues, pertaining to natural resource management, farm mechanization, post-harvest technology, processing & value addition, utilization of renewable sources of energy, creation of agro-industries etc. in the region.

The Govt. of Sikkim, through the Department of Food Security and Agricultural Development (FSADD) transferred the land of its Marchak Farm, Ranipool, East Sikkim to CAU, Imphal. Dr. N.L. Maurya, the then Director of Instruction, CAU, Imphal was appointed by university as Officer on Special Duty for establishment of CAEPHT and after his assuming this new assignment on May 20, 2006, the college started functioning with the admission of first batch of students in B. Tech. Agricultural Engineering programme. Prof. P.K. Srivastava, the present Dean, joined this college on Feb. 15, 2008.