Department of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr. Narhar Krishnaji Patil
H.O.D. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dear future engineers and their parents,
Hello! As the Programme Head, myself, Dr. Narhar Patil welcome you to the prestigious and evergreen department of MIT-WPU School of Polytechnic & Skill Development – The Mechanical Engineering Department! Our department was established in the year 2003 and now with a legacy of 17 years, it is just unstoppable in shaping the careers of students who now work in reputed industries or as entrepreneurs. It has been continuously adapting itself to imbibe the latest industry-driven knowledge and skills in our students. The industry-based curriculum of our Integrated B. Tech program equips our students to face challenges in core areas such as material science, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, instrumentation and control, product design, system design, manufacturing and many more.
Our department features state-of-the-art infrastructure including well-developed laboratories for core courses like Fluid Mechanics & Machinery, Industrial Fluid Power, Automobile Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Power Engineering, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, etc. It also features a full-fledged workshop which can hone to students’ knowledge and hands-on skills related to manufacturing. Students can learn modern software related to drafting, modelling and analysis, which are nowadays a pre-requisite in industry through our CAD laboratory. Additionally, considering the current demand of skilled engineers in industry and Government of India’s skill development mission, we have a recently set-up a fully-equipped Two-wheeler Repair and Maintenance Laboratory which develops students’ hands-on skills.
We have excellent faculty with a blend of academics and industry. Almost everyone has completed their post-graduation. They continuously update themselves to the latest trends by attending faculty development programmes, industrial trainings and workshops. They have published research papers in national and international journals and conferences. Prof. Ketan Karandikar has recently won the Best Research Paper award at an international conference held in Thailand. Our faculty have published their own books with leading publishers. Under my guidance, our students have won the Best Project Award at the prestigious Dipex Project Exhibition twice. Students are regularly exposed to industry culture through industrial visits, expert lectures and seminars, thanks to our MoUs with leading industries in Mechanical Engineering. Maintaining outstanding track records in academics, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, technical competitions, sports, social activities, active participation in prestigious events like Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad, National Teachers Congress, etc. every year has been a very consistent habit of our students! We care for our students like their parents and have an effective mentoring system to counsel them regularly. Practicing Yoga and Meditation every week keeps our students fit and spiritually elevated. Every year, our department organizes technical and non-technical competitions for our students which includes application-based tasks, technical quizzes, mini-projects, fun-fair and many more. We have an excellent track record of campus placements with our students being placed at Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Laval, Bajaj Auto, Sandvik Asia, Thermax, John Deere, to name a few. Lastly, I feel proud of our department and University to have continued education through successful implementation of online teaching and webinars for our students in this tough time of COVID-19 pandemic.
I would like to take this opportunity and appeal to all students to start their bright engineering career right after 10th standard by joining the Integrated B. Tech course! Wish you all the very best!
Dr Narhar Patil
Tel No. : (+91) 020-25703529