Programme Overview


With an with an objective of achieving high standards of research that result in quality contribution to the knowledge base of the Mechanical Engineering, the School of Mechanical Engineering renders the best of technical expertise coupled with research competence.

Salient features


  • Following courses shall be part of the Ph.D. program : 
    Research Methodology, Research Proposal, Review Seminar, and Mathematics for Engineering Research and Advances in Mechanical Engineering.

  • After admission, each Ph.D. student shall be required to undertake course work for a minimum period of one semester. The course work shall be shall be offered with credit system and shall be treated as pre- Ph.D. preparation. The total credit requirement for entire course work shall be 20 credits. Students are required to earn these 20 credits in maximum three semesters.

  • Contents of the course- Mathematics for Engineering Research will be based on the advance topics from engineering mathematics. It will consist of minimum 15 units of 2 credits each.

  • Contents for the Branch Specific Topics will be based on the advance topics/technology pertaining to the branch. It will consist of minimum of 10 units with 2 credits each.

  • The students shall require to appear to earn the credit for 2 units from Mathematics for Engineering Research and 3 units from Branch Specific Topics, related to their area of research, selected in consultation with the Guide and approved by the Head of research centre.

Programme Structure


  • Evaluation pattern: Continuous evaluation, End semester examination, End Sem Presentation.

  • The continuous assessment of all the courses of Ph.D. course work shall consist of assignments /case study / tests/presentations.

  • The continuous assessment of theory course shall be evaluated on the basis of the class tests/assignments/case studies/quizzes. There shall be minimum two class tests/assignments/case studies/quizzes for each theory course. It shall be of minimum 25 marks.

  • End Semester Examination (ESE):
    The End Semester Examination for the theory course shall be of 100 marks and three hours duration.

  • End Semester Presentation:
    The Research Progress Monitoring Committee; duly constituted by the head of Research centre, shall review the End semester presentation and assign the marks based on the following heads

List of Ph.D. Guides

Sr. No. Name of the faculty Area of Research Interest
1 Dr. S. B. Desai Design Engineering, Tribology, Composite Materials, Education
2 Dr. S. T. Chavan Design Engineering, Tribology, Manufacturing Engineering
3 Dr. S. B. Barve Manufacturing, Optimization Techniques, Non-conventional Energy
4 Dr. B. S. Kothavale Design Optimization, Reliability, Vibration and Noise
5 Dr. S. V. Dingare Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, I. C. Engines
6 Dr. M. M. Lele Heat Transfer, HVAC, Cryogenic Engineering, Energy Saving Applications
7 Dr. S. N. Havaldar Aerodynamics, Two Phase flows, PIV, Fluid Mechanics
8 Dr. K. V. Mali Refrigeration and Air conditioning, Heat Transfer, CFD

Research Scholar

Sr. No. Research Scholars Name of supervisor
1. Samidha  A. Jawade Dr. S. B. Desai
2. Omkar Madan Kaulgud Dr. S. T. Chavan
3. Abhimanyu K Chandgude Dr. S. B. Barve
4. Pankaj Awate Dr. S. B. Barve
5. Ganesh D Shrigandhi Dr. B. S. Kothavale
6. Pankaj Gharde Dr. S. V. Dingare
7. Radhe Shyam Jha Dr. M. M. Lele
8. Surendra H. Barhatte Dr. M. M. Lele
9. Ganesh Dhumal Dr. S. N. Havaldar
10. Vikram Suryawanshi Dr. K. V. Mali
11. Ashish Utage Dr. K. V. Mali