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Ph.D. Research Projects For Mechanical Engineering:

  • Friction Stir Welding and Laser welding of P19 and LAFM steels - Naval Material Research Lab, DRDO, Ambernath.
  • Friction stir Welding of AA7004 Material for defence application - L & T, Pune
  • Development of flux assisted Laser Beam Welding process - Magod Fusion Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (MFTPL), Pune
  • Super plasticity effect in friction welding blanks of cutting tools - Friction Welding Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Pune
  • Ultrasonic welding of dissimilar/similar metals for various surface conditions - Roop Telsonic Ultrasonix Ltd., Gandhinagar
  • Effect of Electroless nickel plating and hard chrome coating on life RSW electrode. -Apex Industries, Gandhinagar
  • Development of various Industrial coasting - Apex Industries, Gandhinagar
  • Application of Cold metal transfer for dissimilar metal joining and additive manufacturing - M/s Fronius India Pvt ltd, Pune
  • Development of full penetration CuOF to CuOF welding by GTAW for Neutral Beam Accelerator grid base plate to hydraulic piping connection - ITER INDIA
  • Assessment of wind and wave energy along Indian coastal religion using space based microwave radars - ISRO
  • Water desalinization techniques-DST
  • Bio-diesel production techniques-GEDA



2 days’ workshop on “ Finite element analysis, ANSYS” on 21st and 22nd February, 2015

(9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Venue: CAD Lab, 1st floor, E Block


About Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering deals with anything that moves, including the human body, a very complex machine. Mechanical engineers learn about materials, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design, and manufacturing to understand mechanical systems.

Mechanical engineering field can be divided in a variety of ways in terms of job functions. Some of the most common functions relate to these areas of technology, but not all do. Among these fields are: Product Design, Research and Development, Manufacturing, Systems management, energy.



Objectives of Mechanical engineering department are: Graduate will Cater to the needs of Indian as well as multinational industries.

   • Cater to the needs of Indian as well as multinational industries.
   • Be competent with strong technological background to analyze data, formulate and undertake industrial problems and obtain viable solutions
   • Make successful career in industry / research / higher Studies.
   • Be life-long learning and should be able to work on multi-disciplinary projects.
   • Be Competent for effective communication, in management and in professional skills and ethics



The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 2010. At present, the department offers Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctorate degree courses. It is highly reputed for producing eminent engineers as professionals, researchers and entrepreneurs. The department is proud to be collaborated with well-known industries in the sector.


Head of the department

Dr. Surendra Singh Kachhwaha
Professor & Head
Phone: +91- 079-23275442(O) | (M) +91-7567622800

Dr. Surendra Singh Kachhwaha completed his BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from M. B. M. Engineering College, Jodhpur in 1985. He did his (1988) in Heat Power from Institute of Technology, BHU Varanasi and Ph.D in Evaporative Cooling from IIT Delhi in 1996. Presently he is working as Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Technology, Pundit Deendayal Petroleum University since May 2011. He is also performing his duty as Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology.

Dr. Kachhwaha has a teaching experience of more than 23 years in the field of thermal engineering at undergraduate and post graduate level. He has worked 17 years at Engineering College Kota and successful completed the tenure of 6 years at Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi. Dr. Kachhwaha has contributed around 20 technical publications in reputed national and international journals and more than 50 publications in national/international conferences. Dr. Kachhwaha has guided 15 M. Tech. Dissertations in diversified areas of thermal Engineering. Presently he is guiding four research students pursuing Ph.D degree. Dr. Kacchawaha has awarded with 1st position in innovation in Refrigeration &Air-Conditioning category of the “7th Bry-Air Awards for Excellence in HVAC&R 2011-12” All  India Basis on “Development of Scraped Surface Ice Slurry Generator for Refrigeration &Air-Conditioning Industry”.

Dr. Kachhwaha has successfully completed various Research and consultancy projects sponsored by government agencies in last two decades. He is a recipient of young scientist award (1998), SERC visiting fellowship (1999), and INSA visiting Fellowship (2003) due to his applied research contribution. He is also a life member of various societies.




International Relations

The University has collaboration with universities of International repute such as University of Saskatchewan (Canada), University of Tulsa, University of Oklahoma, University of Houston, Ontario (Canada), American Jewish Committee, Texas A & M University (USA), Georgia Tech University, University of Regina (Canada), Georgia Tech Research Corporation.


Industrial Relation

Department of mechanical engineering has excellent relations with design, manufacturing and thermal industries. Mechanical engineering department believes in industry-academia relations which would provide mutual benefit to our students and also to industry. Our undergraduate and post-graduate students gets opportunity to do their academic projects under reputed organizations like Indian space research organization (ISRO), Institute of plasma research (IPR), International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), Gujarat energy research & management institute (GERMI), Larsen & toubro (L & T) technology, etc. Organizations like Electrical research & development association, vadodara and Rajiv machine tools, Ahmadabad helps students and research scholars by conducting some useful workshops for them.


Contact Us

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
School of Technology,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Raisen, Gandhinagar-392007
Phone No.: (+91-79) 23275406.


Course Curriculum

B.Tech. Course

Semester – III »

S. No Course Name Course code L T P C
1 Mathematics- III MA  201 3 1 0 7
2 Thermodynamics ME/IE 201 3 0 2 7
3 Electrical Technology EE 212 2 0 2 5
4 Mechanical Measurements & Metrology ME/IE  205 3 0 2 7
5 Strength of Materials ME/IE 203 3 0 2 7
6 Fluid Mechanics ME/IE  204 3 0 2 7
7 CSSI   0 0 0 3

Semester – IV »

S. No Course Name Course code L T P C
1 Numerical Techniques MA 202 3 1 0 7
2 Manufacturing Process I ME/IE 202 3 0 2 7
3 Design of Machine Elements ME/IE  206 3 0 4 8
4 Kinematics of Machines ME/IE  207 2 0 2 5
5 Engineering Metallurgy ME/IE  208 3 0 2 7
6 Fluid Machinery ME/IE 209 3 0 2 7

Semester – V »

S. No Course Name Course code L T P C
1 Manufacturing Process-II ME 301 3 1 0 7
2 Production and Operation Management ME 302 3 0 2 7
3 Power Plant Engineering ME 303 3 0 4 8
4 Dynamics of Machines ME 304 2 0 2 5
5 Control Systems ME 305 3 0 2 7
6 Heat Transfer ME 306 3 0 2 7
7 Industrial Orientation ME 312 0 0 0 3

Semester – VI »

S. No Course Name Course code L T P C
1 Design of Mechanical Systems ME 307 3 0 2 7
2 Non-Conventional Energy Sources ME 308 3 0 2 7
3 Refrigeration &  Air - Conditioning ME 309 3 0 2 7
4 Work Design And Measurement ME 310 3 0 0 6
5 Production Technology ME 311 3 0 2 7
6 Organizational Psychology HS 314 2 0 0 4

Semester – VII »

S. No Course Name Course code L T P C
1 Computer Aided Design ME 401 3 0 4 8
2 Internal combustion engines ME 402 3 0 2 7
3 Department Elective-I ME 4XX 3 0 0 6
4 Department Elective-II ME 4XX 3 0 0 6
5 Optimization Techniques ME 403 3 0 0 6
6 Industrial Economics HS 410 3 0 0 6
7 Seminar ME 404 0 0 6 3
8 Industrial Training ME 409 0 0 0 6

Department Elective – I:

(ME 411- Experimental Stress Analysis ME 412- Science and Technology of Welding ME 413- Lubrication ME 414- Computation Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer  ME 415- Fuels Combustion and Pollution ME 416- Advances in Measurement Techniques  ME 417- Solar  Photovoltaic Fundamental : Technologies & Application

Department Elective – II:
(ME 418- Vibration Engineering Design ME 419-Quality Engineering  ME 420- Neural Network, Fuzzy system & Application ME 421- Cryogenics ME 422- Flexible Manufacturing Systems ME 423- Industrial Design ME 424- Turbo Machinery Semester – VIII

Semester – VIII »

S. No Course Name Course code L T P C
1 Major project ME 405 0 0 12 6
2 Robotics Engineering ME 406 2 1 0 5
3 Thermal Engineering ME 407 2 0 2 5
4 Computer Aided Manufacturing ME 408 4 0 2 9
5 Department Elective-III ME 4XX 3 0 0 6
6 Project Management ME 410 3 0 0 6

Department Elective – III:
ME 425- Applications of FEM in Mechanical Engineering
ME 426- Rapid Product Development,
ME427- Automobile Engineering
ME 428- Micro- & Nano-Manufacturing
ME-429- Design for Manufacturing
ME-430- Ergonomics
ME-431/IE-403- Planning of Facilities and Materials Handling Systems
ME-432/IE-308- Procurement and Material management


M.Tech. Thermal Engineering


S.No Course Code Course Name L T P C


MA 503T

Advanced Numerical Techniques and Computer Programming






ME  501T

Advanced Fluid Mechanics






ME  502T

Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics






ME  503P

Thermal Lab-I







Elective I







Elective II





Elective I:
(i) ME 510: Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning (ii) ME 511: Advanced Gas Dynamics

Elective II:
(i) ME 512: Cryogenics (ii) ME 513: Renewable Energy and Energy Management (iii) Finite Element Methods


S.No Course Code Course Name L T P C


ME 504T

Experimental Methods






ME 505T

Advance Heat Transfer






ME  506T

Computational fluid Dynamics






ME  507T

Thermal Lab-II







Elective III







Elective IV







Course on Successful Research Development Program





Elective III:
(i) ME 514: Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems (ii) ME 515: Advanced Convective Heat Transfer

Elective IV:
(i) ME 516: Solar Thermal Systems (ii) ME 517: Turbo machinery (iii) ME 518: Finite Element Methods


S.No Course Code Course Name C
1 MT 611 Seminar 5
2 MT 612 Project 10
3 MT 613 Industrial Training 4


S.No Course Code Course Name C
1 MT 621 Seminar 5
2 MT 622 Project 12
3 MT 623 Dissertation 12


Flow Chart for Course

Flow Chart for UG Course

B.Tech Mechanical Engineering UG Course »


Flow Chart for PG Course

M.Tech Mechanical Engineering PG Course »


Department has developed a number of sector relevant engineering laboratories which are well equipped to facilitate the pedagogic and research programs. The practical classes are well integrated into the curriculum, but the school encourages even more extensive use of these facilities to nurture a research led environment. The labs are being continuously upgraded with new equipment, to strengthen the research work of the M.Tech and Ph.D students who rely extensively on experiments to validate their work.

e-Yantra Laboratory
We are in a process of development of e-Yantra Laboratory through e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) of IIT Bombay. eLSI supports infrastructure creation at colleges by providing a platform for training teachers in theory and applications of Robotics, in addition to providing guidance in setting up a Robotics lab at the college. eLSI enables colleges to teach Robotics and Embedded systems in an effective manner.

Tinkering Laboratory
We are in a process of development of Tinkering Laboratory. A Tinkerer is someone who enjoys experimenting. Tinkering Laboratory is open for such people with an aim to grow innovators and thinkers, converting their creative ideas into actual engineering products. For them to do whatever they love to do and have limitless hands-on experience as well as spend hours tinkering without any worries.

  • Workshop
  • Thermodynamics Laboratory
  • Strength of Materials Laboratory
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Laboratory
  • Production Technology Laboratory
  • Power Plant Engineering Laboratory
  • Non Conventional Energy Sources laboratory
  • Manufacturing Process –II Laboratory
  • Manufacturing Process –I Laboratory
  • Mechanical Measurement & Metrology Laboratory
  • Kinematics of Machines Laboratory
  • Internal Combustion Engine Laboratory
  • Heat And Mass Transfer Laboratory
  • Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
  • Fluid Machinery Laboratory
  • Elements of Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
  • Engineering Metallurgy Laboratory
  • Engineering Graphics Laboratory
  • Dynamics of Machines Laboratory
  • Design Of Machine Elements Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Design & Engineering Laboratory

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Projects / Seminar

M.Tech Project/Seminar
B.Tech Project/Seminar


M.Tech (Thermal engineering) Project / Seminar

  • Design and thermal analysis of cryostat base section
  • Design of cryo distribution for LN2 system and applicationn of cryocooler to test effectiveness of cold head integration of different configuration of cryopanel
  • Tokomak magnet structural integrity study and analysis for major loads
  • Study of Polygeneration Method of Energy Integration in Rural Area
  • Design and analysis of test set-up for accidental failure analysis of cryolines
  • Optimization of cooling layout in DSM using thermo-hydraulic analysis
  • Tokomak Vacuum vessel structural integrity study and analysis for major loads
  • Optimization of cross over pipe and efficiency improvement
  • Design of Cryogenic transfer lines for the NBI Cryogenics
  • Thermo hydraulic FEA analysis for various concepts of heat transfer elements for Neutral Beam Components
  • Efficiencies improvement and optimization of 250 MT forging furnaces.
  • Design and analysis of wave guide support structures and splitter box
  • CFD Analysis of beam Source Cooling Circuit and its experimental validation
  • ITER design of Diagnostics shielding module (DSM) supports in UPP and dynamic analysis DFW and DSM
  • Study of flow dynamics and corresponding equilibrium in large cryogenic distribution system for fusion application
  • Study of weld defect behavior under operation condition of heat transfer elements
  • Design, Manufacturing and testing of bellows and hoses
  • Experimental Investigations on solar powered parabolic trough collector.
  • Natural cooling of the room using geothermal low heat at shallow depth


B.Tech Project / Seminar

  • Friction Welding of Dissimilar metals
  • Effect of crater current and welding current on GTA Weld bead profile
  • Experimental Investigation and Comparisons of Friction Stir Spot Welding (FSSW) and Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) for Dissimilar Aluminium Alloys
  • Experimental Investigation of Surface Properties for Aluminum Alloys Using Friction Stir Processing (FSP)
  • Investigation of tool design for dissimilar Cu-Al FSW
  • Development of Friction bit joining technology
  • FEA analysis of flow-forming process
  • Design development and investigations on solar powered forced convection solar dryer for vegetables and fruits.
  • Investigations on photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) solar hybrid collector system.
  • Effect of oxide fluxes on A-Tig welding of Carbon steels.
  • Development of floating photovoltaic system (experimental)
  • Effect of evaporative cooling on efficiency of photovoltaic modules (experimental).
  • The finite element analysis of isotropic plates containing an irregular shaped cut-outs
  • The finite element analysis of composite plates
  • Interface of Matlab with Creo-2
  • Design and development of rotary air powered engine.
  • Design and development of uni-wheel vehicle.
  • User-defined interface for optimization in Ansys
  • On the road ride measurement and analysis of a three wheeled scooter
  • Optimization of a biomechanical quarter car model for improved ride comfort
  • Theoretical analysis of the performance of  exhaust gas driven vapor absorption refrigeration system for automobile air conditioning
  • Design and fabrication of solar still for production of desalinated water
  • Design and fabrication of VAR (Vapour Absorption Refrigeration) system using low grade thermal energy
  • Experimental investigations on the wake interferences of multiple wind turbines subject to varying hub height of wind turbine (CFD Analysis).
  • Residual stresses in friction stir welding: numerical Simulation and Experimental verification (FEM Simulation)
  • Design, Installation and Analysis of Steam generator and quality of steam using Separating and throttling calorimeter
  • Design and development of electrostatic precipitator
  • Model making of different types of burners used in power plant
  • Hybrid solar-wind power generation system
  • Hybrid air-conditioning system, based on Li-Br absorption system and liquid Desiccant systems
  • Design & Development of articulation mechanisms of a humanoid hand for space-planetary mission
  • Iso-Static mount design for large space based camera
  • Design & Development of  Solar-electric hybrid vehicle prototype on a  carbon fiber monocoque platform.
  • Hybrid power train
  • Thermal energy Conservation & Savings in  a building - a case study



Activities Faculty
Expert Lecture-1 (MECHINERZO) Mr. Nirav Patel/Mr. Vivek Patel
1 day workshop on AC Units for commercial buildings and storage (ISHRAE)
2nd week November, 2014
Dr. Jatin Patel
2 Day workshop CREO (MECHINERZO)
Techfest 2014
Mr. Nirav Patel/Mr. Vivek Patel
Expert Lecture-1 Design of Industrial Heat Exchanger (ASME) 
22nd September, 2014
Dr. Vimal Savsani
2 Day workshop Pressure Vessel design as per ASME (ASME)
Dr. Vimal Savsani
Industrial Visit (ISHRAE)
4th week of September 2014
Dr. Jatin Patel
1 day workshop on Module of Siemens center of excellence (MECHINERZO)
2nd week January, 2015
Dr. Vimal Savsani/Mr. Jaydeep Patel
Expert Lecture-2 (MECHINERZO)
Mr. Nirav Patel/Mr. Vivek Patel
2 Day workshop FEA (MECHINERZO)
2nd week February, 2015
Mr. Nirav Patel/Mr. Vivek Patel
1 day workshop on Gas Pipe Design on natural gas (ASME)
November, 2014
Dr.Vimal Savsani
Industrial Visit (ASME)
Dr.Vimal Savsani
Expert Lecture-1 (ISHRAE)
Dr. Jatin Patel
1 day workshop on non conventional energy sources (ISHRAE)
3rd week February, 2015
Dr. Jatin Patel/Mr. Nagababu Garlapati
Industrial Visit (MECHINERZO)
Mr. Nirav Patel/Mr. Vivek Patel
BAHA Registration (Automobile related event) Dr. Rajesh Patel
Visit to Power Plant (Diesel, Thermal, Hydro and Nuclear)(MECHINERZO)
2 before mid and 2 after mid semester
Dr. Ajit Shukla (65*500+Bus convince)
Expert Lecture on “Project Management”(MECHINERZO)
1st week November, 2014
Mr. Shabbir Memon
One day workshop on “Computer Aided Thermal System Analysis" (MECHINERZO)
1st week November, 2014
Dr. Jatin Patel/Dr. Surendra S. Kachhwaha
Expert Lecture on “ Welding Technology – an industrial overview” (MECHINERZO)
Mr. Jay Vora
One day workshop on Wind resource assessment (MECHINERZO)
Mr. Nagababu Garlapati
1 day workshop opportunities and trends in applied energy (MECHINERZO)
1st week March, 2015
Dr. Surendra S. Kachhwaha
1 day workshop in Industrial applications of evaporative cooling (MECHINERZO)
Last week of January, 2015 
Dr. Surendra S. Kachhwaha
1 guest lecture (MECHINERZO)
Dr. Surendra S. Kachhwaha
Visit for research facilities (MECHINERZO)
2nd week March, 2015
Mr. Nirav Patel/Mr. Vivek Patel







Research Focus

Research is an integral and important part of any higher education system. Mechanical department actively promotes research among its staff and students. In addition to basic research, which is the backbone of any applied research, the institute also gives adequate importance and support to applied research. Students undertake research projects as a component of their education programme itself. Teachers conduct research as an integral part of their responsibilities since this enables them to assimilate and disseminate the knowledge as well as generate new knowledge. The students are encouraged to publish their findings in reputed journals and present papers at conferences. Department of Mechanical engineering aims at developing world class research in the field of thermal engineering, manufacturing, design. The broad area’s are like Mechanical Vibrations, Active Vibration Control, Finite Element Model Updating, Mechanical System Design, Computer Aided Mechanical, Vehicle Dynamics, Robotics, Multibody Dynamics, MEMS, Internal Combustions Engines, Alternate Fuels, Utilization of biogas, Biomass gasification, Computer Simulation and Design of Thermal Systems, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Systems, Waste Heat Utilization, Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy Sources, Heat Transfer, wind energy, Metal Cutting, Metal Forming, Welding, Material Characterization, Non-traditional Manufacturing Processes, Finite Element Applications in Manufacturing, CAD/CAM.


Research Projects


Investigations of tool design on dissimilar copper-aluminium materials by energy efficient FSW technology
Project by Mr. Kush Mehta
The research project is on dissimilar materials Cu to Al welded by energy efficient FSW process. The aim of this project is to establish the effect of different tool designs and process parameters on properties of dissimilar Cu to Al friction stir welds. It involves study of properties such as tensile strength, fracture to elongation, tensile fracture mechanism, hardness, generation of intermetallic compounds and microstructures investigation by mechanical and metallurgical characterization through tensile test, hardness test, scattered electron microscopy, electro dispersive X-ray spectrographs and X-ray diffraction analysis.
Funding agency: ORSP cell, PDPU
Total grant received: 1,00,000

Estimating the profiles of speed bumps and potholes through experimental quarter car setup.
Project by Mr. Bhargav Gadhvi
The project aims at estimating the road profile information such as speed bump and pothole information which are considered as single obstacles to the ride of the vehicle. This is vital information for the vehicle dynamics engineers and Civil engineers of the country can use this information for monitoring the road network.
Funding agency: ORSP cell, PDPU
Total grant received: 75,000

Dissimilar material joining of SS316LN (UNS S31653) and XM-19 (UNS S20910) Stainless steel joints
Project by Mr. Jaykumar Vora
The main Objectives for the Project are establishment of welding parameters for Dissimilar SS316LN to XM-19 joint using Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process by experimental trials followed by Testing (Destructive and Non-Destructive) and characterization of the dissimilar joints according to applicable standards. The above objectives have been derived from fact that the fabrication of diverter component of ITER machine has need to join SS 316LN to XM-19 Stainless steels.
Funding agency: Board of research in fusion science and technology (BRFST)
Total grant Approved: 14, 00,000.


Assessment of offshore wind energy in Western coast of India
Project by Mr. Garlapati Nagababu
This research work carrying a feasibility study of site selection, technical aspects and economical evaluation for an offshore wind farm in shallow waters of Western coast of India. The purpose of this study is to collect and analyze the wind and bathymetry data of Western coast of India. Taking account recent legislation and a survey of the state of the art technology, used in such projects. This is to evaluate the every viable location and identify the best suitable areas to construct the wind farms.
Funding agency:
Total grant received:

Interdisciplinary Research

Department of Mechanical engineering is carrying out interdisciplinary research with department of Chemical engineering in the field of Centre for bio-fuels and bio-energy studies (CBBS).






Mr. Rakesh Prajapati

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Piyush Chaudhari
Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Mehulkumar Bhalu
Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Jayesh Panchal
Laboratory Assistant


Mr. Alpesh Rajput

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Ashok Chavada
Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Amit prajapati
Laboratory Assistant










American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME student Section of PDPU is active since 2012 conducting various events for the benefit of the members as well as others. We organise activities such as workshops, expert lectures and industrial visits.

  • Currently we are having a community with around 12 active members.
  • Previous activity
    • ASME has organized an expert talk on Product Design and its current industrial implementations on Wednesday, 30st August 2017. It was be delivered by Prof. Praveen Nahar, Senior Faculty, Faculty of Industrial Design, at National Institute of Design (NID). The students, from 4th year mechanical engineering, participated in the session, understanding another subdomain in the mechanical engineering spectrum. It developed a whole new perspective to think about products rather than its engineering aspects. It was an august gathering and the audience gained a lot from an eminent professor

  • Upcoming activity
    • Expert lecture -
      It will be organised on 28th January by kalyani kumar. He will be throwing light on “personality development and soft skills”.
    • Workshop -
      It will be conducted in second week of March. It will be regarding the “Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in Ansys software”. Professional from a private CAD institute will teach the same.

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Student Start-up & Innovation Policy

The Student Start-up & Innovation Policy, is an initiative by Education Dept., Govt. of Gujarat, with an aim to ensure that the students across all the educational institutes of Gujarat get a conductive environment to solve problems and create ideas and opportunities. The policy addresses the need of creating a strong pipeline of innovations out of research and allied efforts across institutes, helping students convert ideas into opportunities, which can be latter supported as start-ups through various existing institutional mechanisms. The Innovation & Pre-Incubation scheme, provides support for creation of support systems for student innovations and early stage students start-ups across the education sector of Gujarat. The scheme provisions funding support for capacity building initiatives, fund initiatives for sensitisation of students regarding innovation and entrepreneurship, prototyping of innovative ideas, IPR and allied efforts.

PDPU has been sanctioned grant-in-aid of Rs. 1 Crore under the Student Start-up & Innovation Policy from Education Dept., Govt. of Gujarat for the period of 05 years.

Key Achievements:

  • Established as a Section 8 company
  • Recognized as Nodal Institute by Govt. of Gujarat
  • In principle approval received for Technology Business Incubator by NSTEDB, Govt. of India
  • Recognized as Start-up India Incubator by DIPP, Govt. of India
  • Approved by Student Startup & Innovation Policy by Higher Education Department, Government of Gujarat
  • 21 Incubatees
  • 60+ Entrepreneurship Awareness Events, Boot Camps, Innovation Expeditions
  • 600+ Applicants
  • Recognized as “Incubation Centre of the Year for Prominent IP Culture” by Intellectual Property Protection Organization (IPPO) in IP Fest 2017
  • Approved by Higher & Secondary Education Department, GoG for Student Startup & Innovation Policy (SSIP)
  • IIC Incubatee FreeCopy launched their store “Free Copy Zero” in Ahmedabad, and associated with over 200 stores across 3 cities: Ahmedabad, Mumbai & Gandhinagar
  • IIC Incubatee successfully launched their product “Saarthi” (Smart Cane Device) at Blind People’s Association Ahmedabad on Oct 12, 2017.
  • IIC Incubatee Pin-O-Pen reached its breakeven point and has started making profit. This company expanded its base to Mumbai recently.


ISHARE Chapter

ISHRAE’s primary objective is the advancement of the art and sciences of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Engineering & other related Building Services. It conducts conferences, seminars, workshops and catalogue shows throughout the country with both national and international participation on the latest in terms of technologies, systems and services.

ISHRAE publications strive to help its members keep up to date with the happenings, learn new techniques, improve old designs and adopt the use of new devices to improve indoor air quality in our buildings. The ISHRAE standards, the guide books, the fundamentals booklets, the HVAC, refrigeration and ventilation handbooks and the ISHRAE Journal are a few such initiatives.

ISHRAE students chapters in more than 150 engineering colleges is promoting careers in the HVAC&R industry amongst the students through seminars, quizzes, plant and site visits.

About ISHARE – PDPU Student Chapter
ISHRAE – PDPU Student chapter was installed on 18th April, 2014. This chapter has been working under ISHRAE Ahmedabad chapter and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. Various activities like expert lecture, industrial visits, workshop, competitions, etc have been conducted under this chapter. The students of this chapter are exposed to the various HVAC industries to explore the research gap needed to be resolved through industrial visits. The number of students of department is taking benefits of various activities under this chapter. Every year, the student committee of this chapter is re-formed. The students involved in the committee learn the role of leader, treasurer and executer.


Inaugration of IIW-PDPU Student Chapter

The inauguration of the Student Chapter of Indian Institute of Welding (IIW-India) for Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, School of Technology, and Department of Mechanical Engineering was held on 19th January 2018. The chief dignitary of the day was Padma Shri, Professor Chaitanyamoy Ganguly, Distinguished Professor, Department of Nuclear Energy. Prof. T.P Singh, Director School of Technology (SOT) also addressed PDPU and IIW for the inauguration of Student Chapter.

The ceremony commenced with a welcoming as well as felicitating of all dignitaries which was then followed by the ceremonious lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. Prayer of Saraswati Vandana was recited for the event to be enhanced as prayerful ambience.

Then it was then followed by Prof. Vishvesh Badheka, Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering Department, SOT, PDPU addressing along with the student body, with an elaborative and effective presentation and managing it in a memorable and successful event.

The dignitaries present from IIW-India were Mr Deepak Acharya, Chief Operation Officer (COO), INOXCVA and Chairman of IIW-Baroda Branch. Other dignitaries were IIW Baroda Branch, Mr R R Vishwakarma, Mr B S Kandpal and Mr R R Chari graced the occasion with their valuable presence.

The Chief Guest Prof. Ganguly delivered a speech on the importance of welding in Energy Sector for field of research and application based on his experience dealing with the welding metallurgy as well as the latest welding testing methodology.

Prof. T.P Singh and Mr. Deepak Acharya delivered a motivational speech to the students encouraging their interest in the field of Welding by favourable activities to be carried out among the student members at Industry-Oriented level for their Hands-on-experience to be more practical and knowledgeable relating it with their theoretical concepts. IIW-Baroda Branch dignitaries Prof. S.K Agarwal, Founding Chairman IIW Baroda Branch, Mr R R Vishwakarma and Mr R R Chari also shared and motivated the student members with the interaction and by inaugurating the student chapter.

All other Industrialist dignitaries from Mr. B S Kandpal,GM Veritas, Mr. Virmal Thanki from Thanki engineering, Mr. Parag Panchal, Fronius, Mr. Kamlesh Barot, Production Head, Kalpataru Power Transmission,Mr Ranjal Belani from BHEL, Chennai shared their industrial experience correlating with the welding technology challenges faced in day to day life. They also answered many student member queries regarding the research based on welding technology.

With 30 Student members from Final year 14 studnets, Pre Final year 15 students and Second year 1 student of Mechanical Department showed their interest and support by their presence and interaction with all dignitaries present.

The student formation of IIW-PDPU chapter comprised of designated members as tabulated :-

No. Name of the Member Designation Contact Details


The inaugural ceremony came to an end with Vote of Thanks by Akshay Nair, Secretary IIW-PDPU Student Chapter, PDPU University, Gandhinagar. He thanked the dignitaries for sparing their valuable precious time and gracing the occasion by their presence. He also thanked the students, HODs and faculty members who left no stone unturned to make the inauguration of IIW-PDPU Student chapter.

Program Schedule -
Venue: E 105, SOT, PDPU

Date: 19th January, 2018 | Time: 11am-1pm

Time Program Speaker
11am Welcome address Lighting the lamp/ saraswati vandana Dr Vishvesh J Badheka, Head & Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dept, SoT, PDPU
11.15am Address by DG,PDPU/ Director SOT Prof. T. Kishen Kumar Reddy, DG PDPU
Prof. T. P. Singh, I/c- Director SOT, PDPU
11.30am Inauguration Address by Chairman - IIW Baroda Branch Mr Deepak Acharya, Chief Operation Officer (India), INOXCVA. Inox India Pvt Ltd. Chairman IIW Baroda Branch
12.00pm Key note address by the Chief Guest- Welding for Energy sector. Padma Shri, Professor Chaitanyamoy Ganguly, Adviser to Director General & Distinguished Professor,Dept of Nuclear Science & Technology, PDPU
12.30pm Interaction with IIW student members.
Introduction of student chapter committee members-self
Prof S K Agarwal, Founding Chairman IIW Baroda
Mr R R Vishwakarma,IIW Baroda
Mr R R Chari, IIW Baroda
Mr B S Kandpal, GM, Bureau Veritas Pvt Ltd
12.45pm Vote of Thanks AKSHAY NAIR,
Secretary, IIW-PDPU student chapter.
2.00-3pm Visit to Welding Research Lab AKSHAY NAIR,
Secretary, IIW-PDPU student chapter.



The “MECHINERZO”, a forum for the students and faculties of the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering department established to organize and launch various technical programs/ activities to sharpen their professional and academics skills, and recognize personal lives, while engaging in activities with a societal relevance.

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M-BAJA is an intercollegiate design competition started in 2007 sponsored by Mahindra & Mahindra and SAEINDIA and hosted by NATRiP, Indore and IIT Ropar. The main objective of the BAJASAEINDIA is to make engineering students’ design and fabricate a prototype of a rugged single seated off-road vehicle intended for sale to a non-professional, weekend off-road enthusiast considering the terrain across INDIA. The evaluation process for the BAJA SAEINDIA is a twofold process and students have to clear the Virtual Baja preliminary round before they start manufacturing their buggy’s for the main events.

The teams are judged on six main parameters in the Virtual BAJA event which are – their knowledge of the rule book, the design of the vehicle, the project plan, the design methodology and the design evaluation plan.

The evaluation process in the main event is a different ball game altogether and the students finally got to showcase their finished buggy’s to the judges. In the static tests the buggy’s are evaluation on various factors such as cost, aesthetics and the quality of the fabrication. There are also many dynamic tests such as acceleration. Braking, maneuverability over all terrain and a hill climb test. But none of these tests are more gruelling than the endurance race where the drivers and buggy’s are pushed to their limits till a winner emerges.

PDPU participated in the M-BAJA event for the sixth time for the year 2018. This team was comprised of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering undergraduate students. A total of 24 students took part in the team and worked for a year to design, manufacture and test the ATV under the mentorship of Mr. Rahul Deharkar and Dr. Vivek Patel.

Team Information
Sr. No. Roll. No. Name Department Worked
1 14BME079 Jigar Patel Design
2 14BME107 Mitt Siddhpura Brakes
3 15BME121 Dhruv Variya Analysis
4 15BME033 Naitik Ghutla Steering
5 15BME023 Ashish Dani Suspension
6 15BME092 Priya Patel Powertrain
7 15BME095 Sandip Patel Design
8 15BME081 Jay Patel Suspension
9 15BME146D Rohan Lodaya Analysis
10 15BME136D Jigar Upadhayay Powertrain
11 15BME046 Dhara Joshi Brakes
12 15BME014 Krishna Bhuva Steering
13 16BME078 Donald Rachhadiya Steering
14 16BME021 Devam Patel Design
15 16BME038 Raj Jobanputra Brakes
16 16BME036 Urjit Hudka Suspension
17 16BME039 Maulik Khanakara Brakes
18 16BME041 Kirtesh Patel Suspension
19 16BME085 Rohit Iyer Analysis
20 16BME055 Neemish Tejaswi Analysis
21 16BME145 Sachin Shah Powertrain
22 16BIE010 Arrown Dalsaniya Steering
23 16BME019 Deep Morzaria Design
24 16BME150 Mayank Hotchandani Powertrain


Vehicle Information
Sr. No. Type Details
1 Roll Cage Made from AISI 4130, Total weight 162kgs
2 Suspension Fox Air Shock Absorbers used
3 Steering Anti-Ackerman Geometry with Rack and Pinion Arrangemnt
4 Wheels 23 X 7 X 10 inches with 56mm offset
5 Power Train CVTech CVT(Continuous Variable Transmission)
6 Engine Briggs & Stratton Engine
7 ATV Dimensions 82 X 55 X 57 inches (length, width, and height resp.)


Event Information
Sr. No. Type Details & Ranking
1 Virtual Cleared
2 Technical Inspection Cleared
3 Dynamic event Attempted
4 Static event Cleared
5 Endurance Attempted




E-BAJA is an intercollegiate design competition. Teams of students need to design and build electric powered ATV that has Traction motor of 48V with fully automatic transmission having 10.83 Gear Ratios and 160 ah of battery pack. Considering the vision and road-map of automobile 2020, E BAJA SAEINDIA is a step ahead in gradual liberalization of the automobile sector in India. It is the strong approach towards shaping the future direction of auto industry so as to promote and achieve sustainable growth. This was a new initiative introduced in 2014 on the counsel of former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, in order to promote greener mobility. All entries in this category run on rechargeable lithium ion batteries. While there isn’t any specification on where students must source their powertrains from for this competition, most teams usually use a Mahindra Reva (now Mahindra Electric) engine for their cars. eBAJA is amongst the most significant inventive in India. It is the first of its kind competition throughout the world. Taking up the initiative Mahindra Reva is providing strong upfront and proactive support to all teams in means of providing power train kits and onsite technical assistance. They will provide the kit to the teams with some subsidized rates.

Team Sovereign
PDPU participated in the E BAJA event for the first time in year 2018. This team was comprised of Mechanical and Electrical undergraduate students. A total of 24 students took part in the team and worked for an year to design, manufacture and test the electrical ATV. Dr. Venkata Rama Raju and Mr Rahul Deharkar were the advisor for the team.

Team Information
Sr. No. Roll. No. Name Department Worked
1 15BEE042 Abhinav Kumar BMS
2 15BEE063 Abhishek Kishor Patel Motor Controller
3 15BEE066 Dhwani Pravinbhai Patel Motor
4 15BEE032 Nitik Gupta BMS
5 15BEE084 Priyank Yogeshbhai Rajvir Motor
6 15BEE081 Shishir Raghava Motor Controller
7 15BEE091 Shyam Sakaria Battery
8 15BEE096 Yash Archin Shah Battery
9 16BEE096 Saptarshi Pan Motor Controller
10 16BEE017 Smit Nainesh Dalal Battery
11 16BEE106 Vaikunth Ashwinbhai Patel BMS
12 15BME051 Bhargavi Abheraj Korot Brakes, Analysis
13 15BME027 Divyen Rajendrakumar Gajjar Steering
14 15BME080 Jalp Mukeshbhai Patel Suspension
15 15BME062 Nisit Mukeshkumar Modi Steering
16 15BME075 Ravi Shashikantbhai Parmar Brakes
17 15BME135D Romil Rajesh Jhaveri Suspension
18 15BME096 Sanketkumar Vishnubhai Patel Design
19 15BME125D Veer Sharad Bheda Steering, Analysis
20 16BME134 Ishaan Rakesh Patwari Design
21 16BME097 Kaushal Jashwantlal Shah Suspension
22 16BME135 Kirtipalsinh Pradipsinh Parmar Design
23 16BME137 Nikhil Johny Paravila Steering
24 16BME086 Sagar Premchand Mulani Suspension


Vehicle Information
Sr. No. Type Details
1 Roll Cage Made from AISI 4130, Total weight 235kgs
2 Suspension Endurance Air Shock Absorbers used
3 Steering Anti-Ackerman Geometry with Rack and Pinion Arrangemnt
4 Wheels 23 X 7 X 10 inches with 56mm offset
5 Power Train Tractive System coupled with Motor Controller and 48V DC Battery
6 Engine BLDC Motor with inbuilt gearbox
7 ATV Dimensions 84 X 55 X 59 inches (length, width, and height resp.)


Event Information
Sr. No. Type Details & Ranking
1 Virtual 19
2 Pre-Event Technical Inspection Cleared
3 Electrical Technical Inspection Cleared
4 Mechanical Technical Inspection Cleared
5 Endurance AMONG TOP 20




Event Name: Workshop on Vehicle Dynamics (Basics)

Student Chapter : SAE Students’ Chapter
Date : 3/12/2016 to 4/12/2016
Organizer’s name :Mr. Krunal Mehta
Expert :Mr. Tushar Joshi, a representative from M/s Monkfox, Bangalore

About The Event -
Initially students were given a theoretical understanding of the various components of an automobile, their working and their role in vehicle mobility. Hands-on demo on ‘Engine Simulation’ software was also provided during the workshop. The topics covered during the workshop are listed below:

  • Introduction to ‘Vehicle Dynamics’
  • Tyre Dynamics
  • Acceleration Performance
  • Braking Performance
  • Suspension and Steering Systems.


Event Name: Winter Short Term Training Program-2016

Siemens Center of Excellence
Date : 19/12/2016 to 30/12/2016
Organizer’s name :Dr. Vimal Savsani, Nodal Officer, Mr. Jaydeep Patel, Mechanical Course Coordinator, Dr. Amit Sant, Electrical Course Coordinator
Expert :Mr. Tushar Joshi, a representative from M/s Monkfox, Bangalore

About The Event -
In winter 2016, Siemens CoE-PDPU arranged the short term training program for the other college students, academicians and industry professionals for their skill development in specific domain from 19th December to 30th December, 2016. They have trained 83 trainees under these program which have been participated by different college students and faculties. The different courses those were conducted during the training are: Basics of CNC Programming and CIM Laboratory, Essentials for NX Designers, Low Voltage Switch Gear, Basics of PLC, Intermediate For NX Designers, Basics course on AC-DC drives.

Achievement -

  • Review research article of Dr. Kush Mehta and Dr. Vishvesh Badheka titled “A Review on Dissimilar Friction Stir Welding of Copper to Aluminum: Process, Properties, and Variants” is in the list of Most read articles of journal “Materials and Manufacturing Processes”. Editor in chief has selected this article as Free Access article, considering its great impact. Refer link:
  • Dr. Kush Mehta, faculty of Mechanical Engineering Department, has obtained his doctorate degree (PhD) in January 2017 from School of Technology (SOT), Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar.
  • Mr. Jaykumar Vora received the best paper award at the Young professional seminar organized by IIW (Indian institute of welding) at Ahmedabad on 1st October. The seminar included papers from industries and universities such as L&T, IGCAR, IPR and IIT Gandhinagar. The Paper was adjudged the best paper across all sessions.


Event Name and Date: Guest lecture under MECHINERZO on 13th may 2016 on Recent advances in control biped robots

Organizer’s name-Mr. Jaydeep Patel
Expert-Dr. Harshal Oza, Professor- Ahmedabad University

About The Event -
The event Titled “Recent advances in control biped robots” was all about bringing attendees information on the state of the art related to the Advances in robotics engineering. Robotics is a multi-disciplinary area attracting interest from various branches of science such as electrical, mechanical, computer science engineering and bio-medical sciences. The talk will cover basic concepts of control systems engineering and attempt to show its application to robotics. Joint space and the so-called task space control of robots will be discussed where simulation of a walking biped robot will be presented as an example. Biped robotics as a test bed for advanced control will also be briefly discussed.


Event Name and Date: Guest lecture under ISHRAE on 11th August 2016 on "Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems for Pharmaceutical Industries"

Organizer’s name- Dr. Jatin Patel
Expert- Mr. Sanjay Adhvaryu (President - ISHRAE Ahmedabad Chapter)

About The Event -
There was a expert lecture on "Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems for Pharmaceutical Industries" by Mr. Sanjay Adhvaryu. The lecture presented was about necessity and importance of HVAC in Pharmaceutical Industries. Also presented about AHU (Air Handling Unit) and various sized filters such as HEPA Filters which can fine particles upto 10 microns. The lecture was attended by the B.Tech 3rd year students and M.Tech 1st year students of Mechanical Department.



Date: 16/03/2017 to 18/03/2017
Organizer’s name: Dr. Anurag Mudgal and Dr. Jatin Patel

About the Event -
The overall aim of the workshop was to provide an opportunity to initiate and facilitate knowledge transfer between various stakeholders like entrepreneurs, R&D and technical organizations, scientists, academicians and researchers in the field of renewable energy. In addition, the focus was to identify opportunities to strengthen enterprise development and, through a collaborative program, assist in the improvement of regulations, access to finance, facilitation of technology, business model delivery on innovative approaches, and enhancement of skills of energy access entrepreneurs. The key objectives of the workshop were to

  • Share the worldwide experience in the Renewable Energy Technologies with special focus on India
  • Foster more cooperation among all participants and agencies working in this area

The workshop had in attendance, 52 participants from various organizations Gujarat, representing a diverse spectrum of functions, sectors and capacities


Event Name: Workshop on Non Destructive Testing: Basics & Training

Date : 24/03/2017 to 25/03/2017
Organizer’s name : Dr. Vivek V. Patel, Dr. Amit Sant, Electrical Course Coordinator
Expert : Mr. Tushar Joshi, a representative from M/s Monkfox, Bangalore.

About the Event -
During 24-25/03/2017, 2-days Non Destructive testing workshop was held by the Mechanical Engineering Department of PDPU. It was organized by Dr. Vivek V. Patel, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Department, PDPU. It was a workshop for the second year students of mechanical department, PDPU. The workshop started at 10:00 a.m. on March 24, 2017. In the beginning of the workshop, a lecture to briefly teach the students about the theoretical knowledge and practical applications of NDT was held. It was taken by Mr. Nilesh Dabgar. It was a very interactive and informative session. Total students participated in this workshop was of 100 and all of them from the 4th semester.


Event Name: Expert talk on “Fuel Cell Systems”

Student chapter : MECHINARZO
Date : 21/02/2017
Organizer’s name : Dr. Nishit Desai
Expert name : Dr. Atul Bhargav, IIT Gandhinagar

About the Event -
An expert talk on “Fuel Cell Systems” was conducted on 21.02.2017 at E- 302 as a part of MECHINARZO Student Chapter. The talk was attended by sixty B.Tech., M.Tech and Ph.D students from Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Technology, PDPU. Prof. Atul Bhargav, a distinguish speaker from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT-Gandhinagar, had delivered the talk and discussed principle of fuel cell, applications of fuel cell for power generation, cogeneration, electrical vehicle. Further, he has discussed about various research areas and activities in which his department is involved and concluded with the opportunities for PDPU students to work with IIT-Gandhinagar. Finally, with knowledge networking session the workshop was ended. The glimpse of the talk are shown in photographs as following


Event Name: Workshop on ANSYS and FEAST

Student chapter : ASME
Date : 28/01/2017 and 29/01/2017
Organizer’s name : Dr. Pavan Gurrala
Expert : R_CAD Solutions, Ahmedabad

About the Event -
The main aim of the workshop was to introduce the audience to two widely used solid analysis packages in the industry, ANSYS and FEAST, and to explain how industries make use of these softwares. The event was organized on 28th and 29th January, 2017 from 9am to 6pm. There was a participation of around 40 students from mechanical and industrial engineering departments. The workshop was conducted by R_CAD Solutions, Ahmedabad, a reputed training institute delivers Training and Services of industrial Design Software for CAD-CAM-CAE on advanced automated design softwares. The event commenced by introduction to ANSYS, an analysis software which enables people to solve complex structural, thermal, and fluid engineering problems and make better, faster design decisions. As it progressed, the students were familiarized with the GUI and introduced to ANSYS workbench. An example of iron hook was taken to work upon for the class. Dynamic problems were also solved during the workshop. Further, the significance and effects of mesh size on the results were discussed. Thermal analysis was also a part of this workshop. Students were given hands on experience on the software thereby giving them a taste of how it feels in the industry. Finally, students were introduced to another software, FEAST(Finite Element Analysis of Structures), which is ISRO's structural analysis software based on Finite Element Method (FEM) realized by Structural Engineering Entity of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC).


Event Name: Expert lecture on Micro Electro Mechanical System

Student chapter : ASME
Date : 21/02/2017
Organizer’s name : Dr. Pavan Gurrala
Expert : Dr Niti Nipun Sharma, Professor and Director, School of Automobile, Mechanical & Mechatronics, Manipal University, Jaipur

About the Event -
The main aim of the workshop was to introduce the 4th year mechanical engineering students to the basics of MEMS which is a growing discipline and is not taught as a part of the regular course curriculum. The lecture was taken by Dr Niti Nipun Sharma a Professor and Director School of Automobile, Mechanical & Mechatronics, in Faculty of Engineering at Manipal University Jaipur. He is an expert in the field of MEMS. With over 30 papers in the field and international tie-up’s with leaders in the research discipline of MEMS. Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, or MEMS, is a technology that in its most general form can be defined as miniaturized mechanical and electro-mechanical elements (i.e., devices and structures) that are made using the techniques of microfabrication. The critical physical dimensions of MEMS devices can vary from well below one micron on the lower end of the dimensional spectrum, all the way to several millimeters. The event commenced by on time at 10:30 am. Dr. N. N. Sharma started off with introducing the topic to the audience as they were unaware about it. The discussion started with what range of dimensions does MEMS deal with. The discussion furthered with the inquisitiveness from the audience about why militarization of components is needed. It was explicitly explained by a series of examples like the small acceleration sensors in cars used for airbag actuation. Then the need for dimension reduction was explained. The discussion furthered with sir explaining the research aspect of MEMS and its applicability in the biomedical field. An amazing example of cancer cell separator was also shared with the audience. At the end a video about facilities producing MEMS components was shared to better explain the lectures point. The students, from 4th year mechanical engineering, participated in the session, understanding another sub domain in the mechanical engineering spectrum. The students got to know things out of scope of a bachelor’s degree. It was an august gathering and the audience gained a lot from the imminent professor


Event Name : Expert Lecture on “Industrial Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems”

Date : 10/04/2017
Expert name : Mr. Nitin Sapre, Senior Manager, Bosch Rexroth, Sanand,
Ms. Chittrangi Bhatt, Engineer, Bosch Rexroth, Sanand Organizer’s name : Dr. Anurag Mudgal and Dr. Jatin Patel

About the Event -
As a part of Industrial Orientation Programme, a technical lecture was conducted by experts from Bosch Rexroth, Sanand on Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems and their applications in industries on 10th April 2017. Mr. Nitin Sapre commenced his lecture on pneumatic systems by giving brief introduction about the working principles of the major components of system. His lecture covered learning topics like manual/pneumatic valves, followed by electric valves and the use of a PLC in a control circuit or in a pneumatic handling system. A detailed explanation of control systems of pneumatic valves, circuit diagrams and their operations was given. Technical difference between pneumatic and hydraulic system explained with perspective from industrial application with working parameters and technical numbers was great and it gave idea of industrial environment and industries which work on accuracy and not on precision. There was also discussion on Industry 4.0 model which is widely used model and how it is different from other model and its advantages. Post lunch Ms. Chittrangi Bhatt took over the session and started with basics of hydraulic systems. She further explained the importance of device sets with industrial standard components used on the hydraulic workstations which are the same ones, which students will find later in their careers in plant and machinery. The training systems cover the following industrial topics: manual operated hydraulic, electro-hydraulics, proportional and closed loop technology. Later learning topics such as manual switching valve technology, electric switching valves or on/off valve technology were covered along with their circuit diagrams. Lecture was well presented as it gave basic idea and essential starter for mechanical engineering students.


Campus Recruitment

Cairn India E Y ESSAR GACL GIFT City
GNFC Gujarat Gas Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. Infosys L&T
L&T IES Nauvata Engineering Quanta Process Reliance Industries Ltd. Shell
Tata power Toyo Engineering India Ltd      




Industrial visit

As a part of better exposure to industry practices we recommend our students to visit reputed organizations and interact with people to understand the real world problems and prepare themselves accordingly. Students of 4th semester visit different industries and get a better outlook of the practical scenario of the subjects taught to them in classroom. Industries like Bosch Rexroth, Johnson Controls-Hitachi, Kalpataru Power Transmission, Flowchem Industries and many more are visited every year.

Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd., GANDHINAGAR.

Industrial visit was carried on 11/02/2018 (Saturday) which was organised under PDPU IIW student chapter at Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited, Gandhinagar. Around 20 students participated in the visit. The whole visit was guided by Mr. Kamlesh Barot (Production Head, KPTL). Our chairman Dr Vishvesh Badheka also accompanied us.

Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited (KPTL) is amongst the largest players firmly entrenched in the global power transmission and infrastructure.It footprints in over 40 countries, executing marquee project that deliver complete solutions covering design, testing, fabrication, erection and construction of transmission lines, oil and gas infrastructure and railways projects .The Company has an annual production capacity of over 180,000 MT of transmission towers at its three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in India and an ultra-modern tower testing facility, making it amongst the global largest power transmission EPC Company. KPTL’s wide reach and presence includes international geographies like Africa, CIS countries, the Middle East, SAARC, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.

The visit comprised of students visiting the plate section and the angle section .The students were introduced to many industrial machines like CNC,VMC ,the operations like drilling ,punching ,stamping and their applications in making components for the power transmission line .28 grades of mild steel are used in the industry. Cutting operation is performed on plates by plasma cutting machine. In plate section there is a punching section in which holes of particular dimensions are punched on plates. There are CNC as well as PLC manual punching machines which are used for punching plates. According to customers demand drilling is also performed on some plates.

Bending is performed according to design by bending machine. On time checking of bending angle is done by workers through visual inspection. In inspection section all dimensions and quality of final components are checked by manual measuring. If there is any repairable defect then it is moved to weld zone or punching zone.After inspection the plates are galvanized in a separate section where the plates are immersed in a bath for a certain time depending upon the amount of thickness of the layer which is required.

It is rightly said that “See & know’ is better than ‘read & learn’. Students have got real feel of company’s working after this visit. They got a chance to transfer their theoretical knowledge to practical implication. The 2.5 hrs long visit was very fruitful for the students as it exposed them to a lot of industrial learning. This will even help students to understand subject matter clearly in future.

All Student members would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the company for permission and support they gave to make our visit a success with accomplishment of objective and our Head of Department as well as Chairman (IIW-PDPU) Prof. Vishvesh Badheka for arranging this visit for student members.

  • To expose students to various operations of oil and gas industry for enhancing their understanding about application of science and engineering principles studied in first two years of B. Tech programme.
  • To develop students’ understating about oil and gas industry operations to facilitate their academic and research learning for the 3rd and 4th year B. Tech programme.
  • To create border understanding of oil and gas value chain.
  • To expose students to upstream, midstream and downstream operations of oil and gas sector.