Mechanical Engineering


Program 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.

Program 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

Sr. No. Name of the Guide Designation Area of Research Interest
1 Dr. Sandeep T. Chavan Professor Design Engineering, Tribology, Manufacturing Engineering
2 Dr. Shivprakash B. Barve Professor Manufacturing, Optimization Techniques, Internal Combustion Engines
3 Dr. Ganesh M. Kakandikar Professor CAD/CAM/CAE, PLM,   Nature Inspired Optimization In Manufacturing Processes And Systems
4 Dr. Suhasini Desai Professor Design Engineering, Tribology, Composite Materials, Education
5 Dr. B. S. Kothavale Professor Design Optimization, Reliability, Vibration And Noise
6 Dr. Mandar Lele Professor Heat Transfer, HVAC, Cryogenic Engineering, Energy Saving Applications
7 Dr. S. N. Havaldar Professor Aerodynamics, Two Phase Flows, Alternative Energy Engineering, CFD
8 Dr. Mahesh R. Chpopade Professor Refrigeration And Air Conditioning, Heat Transfer, CFD
9 Dr. Kundlik V. Mali Associate Professor Refrigeration And Air Conditioning, Heat Transfer, CFD
10 Dr. Ratnakar R. Ghorpade Associate Professor Design Engineering, Composite Materials, Biomedical Applications (Dental & Orthopaedic Technologies)
11 Dr. Dnyaneshwar R. Waghole Associate Professor Heat Transfer Equipments, Nanomaterials, Optimization Techniques, Energy Engineering, Nanofluidic Application  In Healthcare
Sr. No. Name of the candidate Name of guide
1. Pratik Joshi Dr. S. B. Barve
2. Vishal Shitole Dr. M. M. Lele
3. Shailendra Girase Dr. B. S. Kothawale
4 Saurabh Joshi Dr. D. R. Waghole
5 Alimoddin Shaikh Dr. S. N. Havaldar
6 Pralhad Pesode Dr. S. B. Desai
7 Kaustubh Kulkarni  Dr. S. N. Havaldar
8. Ravindra Kumar Dr. S. T. Chavan
9. Chetan Patil Dr. R. R. Ghorpade
10. Nitin Patil Dr. D. R. Waghole
11. Omkar Kulkarni Dr. G. M. Kakandikar
12. Sagar Atre Dr. M. R. Chopade
13. Shrihari Bondar Dr. S. B. Barve
14. Heramb Phadake Dr. K. V. Mali
Sr. No. Research Scholars Name of supervisor


Samidha  A. Jawade

Dr. S. B. Desai


Omkar Madan Kaulgud

Dr. S. T. Chavan


Abhimanyu K Chandgude

Dr. S. B. Barve


Pankaj Awate

Dr. S. B. Barve


Ganesh D Shrigandhi

Dr. B. S. Kothavale


Pankaj Gharde

Dr. S. V. Dingare


Radhe Shyam Jha

Dr. M. M. Lele


Surendra H. Barhatte

Dr. M. M. Lele


Ganesh Dhumal

Dr. S. N. Havaldar


Vikram Suryawanshi

Dr. K. V. Mali


Ashish Utage

Dr. K. V. Mali