The Department of Basic Engineering was established in 1977 as one of the departments of Faculty of Agricultural Engineering. The department deals with various supporting courses like Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Computer Science and Engineering mechanics with special application in Agricultural Engineering. The supporting course of Functional Mathematics is offered to the faculties of Crop Production, Crop Protection, Agriculture Social Sciences and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences. The department also offers two courses of Mathematics to the Information Technology Centre and one course to Institute of Food Sciences Technology.

The mission of the department is to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, research and outreach in Engineering Mechanics and Computer Science with Applied Mathematics at the graduate and postgraduate levels. Engineering Mechanics and Applied Physics laboratory and Computer Lab are available for teaching to graduate and post graduate students.