The College of Agricultural Engineering 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 discipline of agricultural engineering besides issues pertaining to natural resource management, farm mechanization, post-harvest technology, processing & value addition, utilization of renewable sources of energy, creation of agro-industries in the region etc.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.
To produce world class professionals who are equipped to meet the demands of global competitiveness, help farmers to wear global outfit, have analytical abilities and entrepreneurship for taking career of self employment and become contributors to livelihood and food/nutritional security.
To be a centre of excellence in teaching, research, and extension education in the discipline of agricultural engineering and post-harvest technology so as to promote mechanization and reduce drudgery in agricultural operations, and losses in post harvest management and effectively utilize natural resources available in NEH region.