Mechanical Department

Mechanical Engineering Department is the oldest and largest department of the Institute both in terms of intake of students. The department had accreditated "Twice" by the N.B.A., A.I.C.T.E., New Delhi for its consistent quality-seeking approach towards dissemination of high-level technical knowledge. Now the department also received funds for its ongoing and future research projects from government institutions. The total intake capacity per year of the department is 60 students at UG level. Recently the department has been approved as "Research Centre" for pursuing Ph.D. by R.T.M. Nagpur University.

  • Year of Establishment: 1985
  • Courses offered: UG/Ph.D
  • Well qualified and experienced faculty
  • Fully equipped laboratories
  • Faculty with academic and industrial expertise
  • Faculty representation at various prestigious university and professional bodies
  • More choice amongst elective subjects during final year
  • 100% coverage of syllabus in each subject
  • Extra and co-curricular activities through various student platforms for overall personality development (MEA, ISTE)
  • Guidance for GATE Examination
  • Consistent performance of students at university exams and in campus recruitments
  • Professional courses offered: CREO (Pro-E), AMIE (facility provision for conducting subject practicals)
  • Strong Alumni base
  • Lab development activities under schemes : MODROB & RPS
  • Consultancy works undertaken of PSU / Government/Private organizations
  • Well developed computer center with latest softwares and internet connectivity
  • Interaction with nearby industries

LABORATORIES

The Department has well equipped laboratories, workshop bays and state-of-the-art CAD/CAM centre as detailed below.

1. Machine Processes lab: The shop has well-maintained production type machine tools such as capstan (turret lathe;) and all general head stock lathe machines. Other machines include shaper; double housing planer; radial drilling machine; planer machine; milling machine along with dividing heads; and grinding machines. It is used by all the students. The final year students used it for fabrication projects & fourth semester students for fabricating mini projects. Exposure to various operations on lathe; shaper; planer, milling & drilling machines is given.

2. Workshop: The Workshop complex has carpentry, fitting, smithy, foundry and welding shops with proper ventilation and illumination. Each shop is provided with proper workbenches with all the required tools. Modern equipments have been added to each shop, particularly the foundry shop. Foundry shop is facilitated with various types of sand testing equipments. This shop also facilitates casting of aluminium items, spot welding of items etc. First year students of all branches including B. Architecture are trained here to learn basic workshop practices.

3. Manufacturing Process Lab : The lab is well maintained and equipped with foundary tools. The various equipments are also avaiable for sand testing. Equipments like Rapid sand Moisture Tester, Universal Strength Testing Machine, Shieve Shaker and Permeability meter are available. Metal Melting and Casting can be done in lab.

4. Dynamics of Machines Lab: This laboratory has a good set-up for demonstrating various aspects of both kinematics and dynamics of mechanism and machines. Experiments on "Cam Mechanism", "Whirling of Shafts", "Gyroscope", "Balancing of Reciprocating Masses" etc. can be performed here. Excellent models for kinematics of machines are available for demonstration. Some models made by the staff and students are part of the Theory of Machines Laboratory.

5. Heat Transfer Lab: Almost all the experimental units on conduction, convection and radiation are available for study of students. The lab has "The Drop-Wise and Film-Wise Condensation", "Vertical Condenser", "Heat Transfer through Agitated Stirrer", Heat pipe demonstration.

6. Mechanical Measurements & Metrology Lab: The lab facilitates for measurement of important parameters such as temperature, pressure, strain, torque, linear and angular displacements etc. Strain measurements through strain gauges are also done apart from other routine measurements. Transducers for sensing temperatures, pressure and speed are available. Device to measure force, sound level has been added. In Metrological section measuring instruments like "Vernier gauges" along with surface plates, optical flats, profile projector, comparators etc. are available.

7. Engineering Metallurgy Lab: It has models of microscopes, specimen-making machines and all needed instruments to study microstructure under various changes due to loading and also heat treatment. Recent additions are the equipments for hardness testing and software based microstructure study. It consist of latest "Image Analysis System" which helps in complete microstructural analysis like grain size, phase determination ,module count estimation of metal alloys.

8. Energy Conversion Lab: It comprises of two different laboratories viz. Internal combustion engines and Energy conversion. This lab have heat engines, compressor, models of boilers, steam engines, rotary engines, multistage turbines, two-stroke and four-stroke engines used in vehicles. This has been modernized with the addition of a computerized I.C. engine test rig.

9. Mechatronics Lab: Mechatronics lab is a newly developed lab in the MED. Lab is equipped with advance instruments including a "HMI interfaced PLC trainer kit", "High End Oscilloscope", "Digital Trainer Kit" etc. This research oriented lab have paved way for various innovative projects in the department, namely "Automatic Drilling Machine", "Robotic Arm", "Coin Sorting Machine", "E-Bike", "Automatic Tap", "Auto Lights" etc.

10. CAD/CAM Lab: CAD/CAM Lab is equipped with a good and latest collection of systems and assorted software like "Creo"(Pro-E), "IDEAS", "Autocad", "NISA" (Numerical Integrated Software for Analysis) and "Virtual Engineering" to provide hands on training to the students. A CNC milling machine with automatic tool changer, CNC lathe machine and Robotic manipulator are also available to demonstrate concept of "Computer Aided Manufacturing". Recently a "Modular Automated Production System (MAPS)" has been installed in the lab which includes SCARA robot and weighing & palletizing module. This system demonstrates the latest automation practices used in the industries. The project has been funded by AICTE, New Delhi under MODROBS scheme.

11. Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Lab: This lab have "Vapour Compression Refrigeration Cycle Test rig" ,"Mini Air Conditioning Test Rig", and "Water Chilling Plant".

12. Research and Development Lab: This laboratory has set up of "Variable Compression Ratio Test Rig" for petrol engines to carry investigation of different alternative fuels. The laboratory is also equipped with, "Exhaust Gas Analyzer" to test emission levels and facility to determine calorific value of volatile fuels. Additional accessories are attached to the engine to change gas mode like LPG and CNG. Experimental set ups of student projects are also preserved in this lab.

PROJECT WORK

Final year students, normally in a group of five , are assigned project work under the guidance of one faculty member. This works are done in the fields of solar energy, bio-gas, cryogenics, computerized solutions of mechanisms, Robotics etc. These projects involve both investigation, analysis and design with fabrication of designed components. Now, as per the revised syllabus "Mini projects" are also fabricated at second year level.

Projects fabricated
  • Sugarcane harvesting Machine
  • Universal seed sowing machine
  • Four stroke carbureted engine using alternate fuel
  • Multicrop reaper
  • Tracking mechanism for parabolic dish collector
  • Vertical windmill for irrigation system
  • Refrigerator with two stage evaporator
  • Air conditioner driven by exhaust gas from I.C. Engine
 
INDUSTRIAL VISIT AND CASE STUDY.

To have exposure to the industrial environment, the Department organizes visits regularly for third year students and also undertake case studies in a near by industries as an essential part of their curriculum

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Sr.No Name Designation
10 Dr.Y.M.Jibhakate Associate Professor & Head
02 Dr.Pravin S. Pachpor Professor
03 Dr.S.P.Chincholkar Associate Professor
04 Dr.Prashant P.Parhad Associate Professor
05 Dr.Satish K.Bhele Associate Professor
06 Dr.Ajay V.Kolhe Associate Professor
07 Dr.Mahesh R.Shukla Associate Professor
08 Dr.Mahesh B.Mawale Associate Professor
09 Mr.Yogesh R. Suple Assistant Professor
10 Dr.D.C.Katapatal Assistant Professor
11 Mr.Mangesh K.Jaiswal Assistant Professor
12 Mr.Vijay P. Ate Assistant Professor
13 Mr.Sanjay A. Borikar Assistant Professor
14 Mr.Anand B.Rahate Assistant Professor
15 Mr.Pramod G.Pokley Assistant Professor
16 Mr.Nilesh N. Suraskar Assistant Professor
 

 

Dr. Y.M.Jibhakate, Associate Professor and Head

  1. Qualification : B.E. from R.T.M.Nagpur University, Nagpur and M.Tech.(Heat Power Engineering) from VNIT, Nagpur. Ph.D. from R.T.M.Nagpur Univeristy, Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 1997. He has 22 years experience and one year Industrial experience.

  3. Publications : Published 17 technical papers in National and International conferences and 05 papers in International Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE.

  5. Fields of Interest : Alternative fuels for I.C.Engines, Solar Energy.

  6. Other :  NIL

 

Dr. Pravin S. Pachpor, Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from Shivaji University, Kolhapur,  and M.E (Production) from MNNIT, Allahabad, Ph.D. from R.T.M.Nagpur Univeristy, Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 1991. He has 28 years experience and 2 years of Industrial experience.

  3. Publications : Published 20 technical papers in National and International conferences / Journals

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE.

  5. Fields of Interest : Solving production related problems of industry

  6. Other :  NIL

 

Dr.S.P. Chincholkar, Associate Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, M.Tech. in Thermal Engineering from MANIT, Bhopal. Ph.D. from VNIT Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 1997. He has 22 years of Teaching experience.

  3. Publications : Published 08 technical papers in National & International conferences & Journals .

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE, Life Member of ISHARE.

  5. Fields of Interest : Heat Transfer,  I.C.Engines, Bio-fuels.

  6. Other :  Imparting training to Sunil Hi-Tech Pvt. Ltd.

 

Dr. Prashant P.Parhad, Associate Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from VNIT, Nagpur and M.Tech. in Process Metallurgy from VNIT, Nagpur, Ph.D. from VNIT, Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 1998. He has 21 years teaching experience and 7 years Industrial experience.

  3. Publications : Published 08 technical papers in National & International conferences & Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE, Faculty Adviser, SAE.

  5. Fields of Interest : Foundry, Welding, Forming Processes, Steel and Cast Iron Production, Ductile Iron, Physical Metallurgy.

  6. Other : Participated in QIP Courses, Conference and Workshops, Consultancy worked out Sunflag Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. and Sunil HitechEngg. Pvt. Ltd. Topper during 1st & 2nd Sem. M.Tech., VNIT, Nagpur. Venue and Technical committee incharge- Int. Conf. on Research for Resurgance, VNIT, Nagpur., Member, Board of studies, Metallurgical Engg., RTM Nagpur University. Nominated as Faculty on Science and Technology RTM Nagpur University.

 

Dr. Satish K. Bhele, Associate Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur and M.Tech. in Design and Production of I.C. Engines and Gas Trubine from NIT, Warangal and Ph.D. from VNIT, Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 1998. He has 21 years experience and 1 year Industrial Experience.

  3. Publications : Published 12 technical papers in International Conference and 05 technical paper in National conferences and 5 Papers in International Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE, SAE, Associate Member of Institute Engineers.

  5. Fields of Interest : Biodiesel, CFD, I.C.Engine, Heat Transfer, Combustion.

  6. Other : Participated various QIP at IIT's; GATE Club Incharge.

 

Dr. Ajay V. Kolhe, Associate Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur and M.Tech. (Heat Power) from VNIT, Nagpur, Ph.D from R.T.M. Nagpur University.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in  2000. He has 19 years experience.

  3. Publications : Published 35 technical papers in National & International conferences & Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE, Associate Member of Institute of Engineers.

  5. Fields of Interest : Renewable Energy, I.C.Enginees, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Combustion Analysis, Turbulence Model flow

  6. Other : Participated in QIP courses, attended International and National conferences in India, Staff In-charge of ISTE.

 

Dr. Mahesh R.Shukla, Associate Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur and M.Tech., M.B.A., P.G.D.I.M.& Ph.D from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 2000.  He is having total 22 years experience in Academics, production , sales and marketing fields.

  3. Publications : Published 62 technical papers in National and International conferences & 05 papers in International Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE and MIE , IIIE.

  5. Fields of Interest : Production Engg, Management Studies.

  6. Other : Consultant for Quality and Process Improvement in Organizations/Companies etc.

 

Dr. Mahesh B.Mawale, Associate Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from Shri Sant Gadge Mahraj University, Amravati and M.Tech. (CAD/CAM). Ph.D from VNIT, Nagpur

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 1999. He has 20 years experience.

  3. Publications : Published 3 technical papers in National & 10 Technical papers in International Conference & Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE.

  5. Fields of Interest : CAD/CAM, Bio medical Engg.

  6. Other :  04 Patent applied on bio-medical device.

 

Mr. Yogesh R.Suple, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from Amravati University, Amravati and M.Tech. in Heat Power Engineering from VNIT, Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 1998. He has 21 years experience.

  3. Publications : Published 11 technical papers in National and International conferences & Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE, Associate Member of Institute of Engineers.

  5. Fields of Interest : Thermal Engineering

 

Dr. D.C.Katpatal, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur and M.Tech. (CAD/CAM) from MNIT, Allahabad. Ph.D from VNIT,Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 1999. He has 20 years experience.

  3. Publications : Published 03 papers in SCI Index Journal and 07 technical papers in National and International conferences.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE.

  5. Fields of Interest : Optimization of process Techniques use of solid lubricants & Nanofluid for machining.

  6. Other :  Attended seminars, workshops related to Teaching Methodology.

 

Mr. Mangesh.K.Jaiswal, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur and M.E. from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 1997. He has 22 years experience and 2 years Industrial experience.

  3. Publications : Published 11 technical papers in National and  08 technical papers in International conferences & Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE.

  5. Fields of Interest : Thermal Engineering (Unconventional Energy Sources).

  6. Other :  Installation of Biogas plant based on kitchen waste at various places, Co-ordinator of Renewable Energy Club also attended 5 STTP's in IIT & NIT.

 

Mr.Vijay P. Ate, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur and M.Tech. (Heat Power) from G.H.Raisoni Collge of Engg., Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 1999. He has 20 years experience.

  3. Publications : Published 06 technical papers in National and International conferences.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE, AMIE, and Institute of Engineers (India).

  5. Fields of Interest : Heat Transfer, Solar Energy

  6. Other : Attended 07 weeks STTP.

 

Mr. Sanjay A.Borikar, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur and M.Tech. (HPE) from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur and pursuing Ph.D. from RTM Nagpur Univeristy, Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in June 2007.  He has 12 years experience.

  3. Publications : Published 31 international technical papers in National & International conferences & Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE

  5. Fields of Interest : Heat Transfer, Refrigeration, Solar energy,Combustion.

  6. Other :  One paper is published in Spanish Magazine in 2010-11 also attended several STTPs in various institutes. Reviewer of Heat and Mass Transfer (Springer Journal) and IJMIE.

 

Mr. Anand B. Rahate, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur and M.Tech. in Mechanical Engg. Design from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 2007. He has 18 years experience.

  3. Publications :Published 02 papers in International conferences 01 in International Journal.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE.

  5. Fields of Interest : Mechanical Design, Manufacturing Processes

  6. Other :  Attended 05 workshops.

 

Mr. Pramod G. Pokley, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur and M.Tech. in Mech. Engg. Design from PCEA, Nagpur

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 2007. He has 25 years experience.

  3. Publications : 04 Papers in National & International conferences & Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE

  5. Fields of Interest : Machine Design,Machine Drawing, Engg Drawing.

  6. Other :  Attended 05 Faculty Development Workshops.

 

Mr. Nilesh N. Suraskar, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. (Mech. Engg.) and M.Tech. (CAD/CAM) from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 2011. He is having 10 years teaching experience.

  3. Publications :   Published 03 papers in International Journals and Conferences.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE.

  5. Fields of Interest : CAD/CAM.

  6. Other :  Attended several Workhops and STTP programme, Conclave and have various software expertise.

 

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