Department of Mechanical Engineering

About Department

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering Pune offers a world-class education that is a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge. It offers a B. Tech. programme in Mechanical Engineering and M. Tech. CAD/CAM programme, which is unique in the Pune region. The department also offers a Ph.D. programme in Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering has vast applications in a wide range of industries including automobile, oil and gas, aeronautics, cement, design, chemical, heavy machinery, information technology, and defense. The Mechanical Engineering Students Association (MESA) organizes student visits to various industries and also guest lecturers for the benefit of the students.

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Our Vision

To develop, high quality Mechanical Engineers through dynamic education to meet social and global challenges.

Our Mission

  • To provide extensive theoretical and practical knowledge to the students with well-equipped laboratories and ICT tools through motivated faculty members.
  • To inculcate aptitude for research, innovation and entrepreneurial qualities in students.
  • To acquaint students with ethical, social and professional responsibilities to adapt to the demands of working environment.

Highlights of the department

  • Highly qualified faculty members
  • Excellent Placement Records
  • Students’ activities through Mechanical Engineering Students Association (MESA)
  • Laboratories with latest equipments, modelling & simulation software
  • Excellent academic practices
  • Highly successful alumni

Awards/Achievements of Faculty

Department faculty always have enthusiasm in participating various events. Here is the list of some highlighted achievements of the faculty members

  • Dr. S. S. Chavan published a patent entitled “Disinfectant nano fibers and a process for their preparation” on 7th January 2022
  • Dr. S. S. Chavan published a patent on “Probe for measuring semiconductor device characteristics on 11th February 2022
  • Dr. P.V. Jadhav awarded certificate of excellence from KTK outstanding achievers and education foundation for outstanding achievements and remarkable contribution in the field of education at New Delhi at 20th February, 2022
  • Dr. P. V. Jadhav received “Best Research Award” from GEH Research, Japan on 18th March, 2022
  • Dr. P. V. Jadhav is appointed as a RRC member by Sholapur University 16th April, 2022
  • Dr. D. B. Jadhav published a patent entitled: “Enhancement in material removal rate and hole quality of titanium aluminide light weight high strength temperature resistance material using hybrid ultrasonic assisted pulse electrochemical machining process for industrial application" on 15th April, 2022
  • Dr. S. S. Chavan and Prof. Y. V. Thorat received “Best Paper Award” in an International Conference on trends in Engineering, Applied Sciences and Management organized by St. John College of engineering and management Palghar, Maharashtra on 8th April 2022
  • Dr. S. S. Chavan delivered invited talk in 9th International Symposium on Material Science and Surface at Kanto Gakuin University, Japan on 27th April, 2021
  • Dr. S. S. Chavan selected as associate of Maharashtra academy of science on 13th November 2021.
  • Team Mavericks of the department of Mechanical Engineering got the prize for “Best Aesthetic and Ergonomic Design” of Go-Kart in Indian Karting Championship 2020 held on 6th to 9th March, 2020. The team was guided by Prof. R. S. Lavate, Dr. D. G. Kumbhar and Mr. S. T. Shinde
  • Dr. P. V. Jadhav Published a book on Advanced Manufacturing Processes in Techno-Neo Publication for B. Tech. Semester VIII students of Mechanical engineering in April, 2020
  • Dr. S. S. Chavan published a book chapter on Nano-bio Interface of Wound Bed and Wound Dressing In book: Smart Nanotechnology with Applications (pp.243-259) on 15thDecember 2020
  • Dr. V. K. Kurkute, published a book chapter on Modelling and Pareto Optimization of Burnishing Process for Surface Roughness and Micro hardness on 25th May, 2019 in Nature-Inspired Optimization in Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Systems, (pp.193-210) CRC Press, Taylor and Francis
  • Dr. K. B. Sutar was awarded with Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership by CMI (Chartered management institute) UK on 26th November, 2019
  • Dr. K. B. Sutar was selected for Technical Leadership Development Programme under AICTE –UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) in academic year 2018-19
  • Dr. K. B. Sutar published a patent on 26th January 2018, Title of the invention: An airfoil for a blade of a wind turbine
  • Dr S. S. Chavan received a research grant of Rs. 33,72,000/- for project entitled “Charged graphite nanoplateletes anchored ultra filtration membranes for separation of heavy metals” on 4th January 2018
  • Prof. V. K. Kurkute was awarded with Ph. D. by Savitribai Phule Pune University in September, 2018.
  • Prof. D. G. Kumbhar and Prof. K. A. Rade were awarded with Ph. D. in by Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed To Be University) Pune, India in September 2017

Events/ Awards/Achievements of the Department

The department had organised following Faculty Development Programmes and competitions through online mode:

  • One week online faculty development programme on Future Materials:- Nanocomposites on 15th June 2020 to 21th June 2020, 750 participants attended the session.
  • Research opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing Processes on 22th June 2022 to 28th June 2020, around 650 participants from India were registered for this FDP. Eminent speakers in the field of manufacturing processes in India as well as abroad shared their views during this seven days FDP
  • Research Opportunities in Robotics and Automation on 24th November to 28th November 2020, around 300 participants from India were registered for this FDP. Eminent speakers from India shared their views during this one week FDP
  • Research In Energy Technology on 6th July 2020 to 11th July 2020, Total 350 participants from India as well as abroad have registered for this FDP. Eminent speakers in the field of manufacturing processes in India as well as abroad shared their views during the FDP
  • One Week Online Program on Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering Design on 20th July to 26th July 2021. Total 200 participants attended the programme
  • For encouraging student’s skills and ideas, Project competition was held by department of mechanical engineering on 21st May 2022. Students registered from various states such as Jaipur- Rajasthan, Bharuche -Gujarat, Valsad Vadodara, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Thane, Nasik, Solapur, Pandhrpur, Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli and Dhule. Total number of participating students: 544, Total team registration = 187, Total registration from Degree = 117, Total registration for Diploma = 70.

Awards/Achievements of Students

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering always encourage students in various curricular and extracurricular activities to accelerate student’s skills in various fields. Following are some of the achievements of the students from the department.

  • Ms. Urvi Girish and Vaishanavi Mohite, students of B. Tech. Mechanical Sem. II were selected as a winner of “Toycathon: 2021 among 117 groups. The competition was organised by Ministry of Education, Government of India on 24th June, 2021. The team was guided by Dr. K. B. Sutar, HoD Mechanical Engineering.
  • Team Mavericks of the department of Mechanical Engineering got the prize for “Best Aesthetic and Ergonomic Design” of Go-Kart in Indian Karting Championship 2020 held on 6th to 9th March, 2020. The team was guided by Prof. R. S. Lavate, Dr. D. G. Kumbhar and Mr. S. T. Shinde.
  • Yogesh Kurathe, student of department of Mechanical Engineering won the award as a “Best Outgoing Player of the year”, in volleyball. The competition of west zone was held on 6th March 2018 at Ahmadabad.
  • Kapil Agarwal, Aditiya Manethia students of department of Mechanical Engineering won the third prize at “India International Science Festival” held at Lucknow from 5th to 8th October, 2018.
  • Akshit Dhall, a student of department of Mechanical Engineering Secured 1st position in “Battle of Bands Category” in National Level Singing Competition held at MIT, Pune on 24th February, 2018.