Institute Awards and Achievements 


  • Institute Achievements
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Architecture & Planning
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • VLSI and Nanotechnolgy
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical
  • Metallurgical and Materials
  • Mining
  • Physics

  • Institute has been ranked third, amongst all thirty one NIT’s and Eighteenth in India as per National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India.
  • Institute has been following ranked in various ranking surveys 2016:
  • 10th Best Engineering Institute in i3RC Times Engineering survey (First amongst all NITs).
  •  24th Top Engineering College in India as per Outlook magazine.
  • VNIT Director Dr. Narendra Chaudhari was a part of academic delegation with Hon. President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee during his excellencies visit to China during 24th May to 27th May, 2016 and signed MoU with Hunan University, Changsha, Hunan, China during the visit.
  • VNIT Director Dr. Narendra S Chaudhari, as a delegation to take part in proceedings at the First Conference of the BRICS  held at Ekaterinburg, Russia during 6th -9th April, 2016.
  • Parag Khanna, B.Tech. Student from Mechanical Engineering Department visited Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi for presenting their novel research ideas for meeting of Innovation Clubs held on 8th March, 2017.
  • Dr. Mikhail Myasnikovich, Speaker of Belarus Parliament (former Prime Minister of Belarus) and  Dr. Mikhail Batura, Rector BSUIR, Belarus visited at Institute on  April 12, 2016.
  • Dr. Wang Yong, Vice president and delegation of Southwest University for Nationalities (SWUN), Chengdu, China visited at Institute on 11th July, 2016.
  • Prof. Laurent George, ESIEE, Paris visited at institute and signed MoU with ESIEE Paris (France) on April 12, 2016
  • Four VNIT students received O.P. Jindal Scholarship (Bank Cheques of Rs. 80, 000 for each Engineering Students & Certificates) on October 2016. These scholarships are aimed at promoting academic and leadership excellence and are awarded to meritorious students and have the potential to become leaders in entrepreneurial excellence and innovation.

1.Edasri Bai Khavala, Department of Metallurgical & Material Engineering

2.B Sajida Sultana, Department of Civil engineering

3.Pratik Multani, Department of Metallurgical & Material Engineering

  • Ms. Karisma Loharkar, Student of Civil Engineering  selected for MITACS prestigious program to work at Dalhousie University, Halifax (May 2016 to September 2016).
  • Prof. Rahul V Ralegaonkar, Associate Professor, Civil Engg. Dept. received prestigious Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) fellowship for Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network (BHAVAN), University of Texas at Arlington, Texas. (1st July 2016- 31st December 2016).
  • Prof Mohan V. Aware, Professor, Electrical Engineering Department awarded IETE-Biman Bihari Sen Award-2016
  • Dr.Ritesh Keshri, Electrical Engineering Department awarded Best Paper Award of IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics-2016.
  • Prof. Rajesh Gupta, Professor, Civil Engineering Department nominated as “Vice-President” of Indian Water Works Association, (IWWA), 2016.
  • Institute got First prize for the Hindi magazine ‘Rajbhasha Prerana’ by Nagar Rajbhasha Karyanwayan samiti in 2016. Also got consolation prize for the implementation of  Hindi.

Best Paper Award for paper titled “Blast Resistance Analysis of Door Panel” during IC-ETSE-2017. (Dr. M. D. Goel)

  • Vinayak S. Adane has been a Key-note speaker, at 2nd Asian University Network forum on Advances in Research (ANFAIR), AGU Japan, December 21-23, 2016
  • Rajashree Kotharkar was invited as Scientific Committee Member for Fourth International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands (4th IC2UHI), 30th – 31st May, 2016 organized by National University of Singapore.

 

  • STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENTS
Sr. No. Name and roll no. of Student Year Event Venue Date
1 Anurag Rathi

Akshay Bhandarkar

2016 Archumen’16, ETHOS Pune Sept,16
2 Akshay Bhandarkar 2016 Autodesk 3D student design competition Bangalore 15 Nov,16
3 Shhrruti Jain

Vaishnav iFarkase

Tejaswini Deshmukh

2016 Smart city competition Jabalpur 20 July,16
4 Vrinda Tapadia

Eesha Ithadi

2016 Landscape  foundation India’ 2016 Delhi 19 Oct,16
5 AnuragRathi,

Abhay Agarwal, Akansha Chnadak,

Shrruti Jain,

TejaswiniDeshmukh

2017 Design Competition floated by, University of Westminster, UK Jaipur Jan 2017

Dr. J.D. Ekhe

  • The Department of Chemistry, got recommendation for Rs.1.38 crores funding from DST-FIST in year 2016 for 5 years. Claim is submitted -Grant yet to be released.
  • Delivered Lecture on Gas Chromatography at M.B patel College Sakoli, Dist Bhandara on 11 March  2017
  • Worked as Reviewer of International Journals ,including Green Chemistry journal of  Royal Society of Chemistry with impact factor  8  for  2  times  During April –Dec 2016

Dr. Anupama Kumar.

  • Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Chopra, Scientist at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, visited Dr. Anupama Kumar for training on the computational modeling for designing Molecular Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) for Atrazine , its synthesis and characterization  from 14 February to 4 March 2017.
  • Jury for the technical session “Green synthesis and cleaner production” on 11th December,2016 at  The India international Science Festival (IISF) 2016, held at NPL, New Delhi during 7-11 December,2016.
  • 10th Edition of the Hindi magazine of the Institute” Rajbhasha Prerna”  2014 won First Prize.
  • Society of Pesticide Science India (SPS India) with its Headquarters at IARI, New Delhi  organized a 3-day symposium entitled, “Agrochemicals Research and Education in India: Appraisal and Road Map for Future” from 15-17 Nov., 2016 . The SPS India has invited Dr. Anupama Kumar to deliver a lecture on “Synthesis of molecularly imprinted polymers for selective extraction of toxicants” in the technical session on “Fine tuning pesticide residue research and decontamination strategies to address sustainable ecosystem” on 17th November, 2016.
  • MoU signed with Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China during the visit of Honorable President of India along with the Academic Delegates during 26th May, 2016. Dr. Narendra S. Chaudhari, Director VNIT was one of the members of this Academic Delegation.

Dr. Sujit Kumar Ghosh

  • Published four SCI papers during the period of 1st July, 2016 to 20th March, 2017.
  • One DST-SERB National Postdoctoral Fellow, Ms. Sneha Wankar, has joined under the

supervision of Dr. Sujit Kumar Ghosh,  possibly as a first case in VNIT.

  • Himank Kumar, Ph.D. student of Dr. Sujit Kumar Ghosh has joined as a Post-doctoral Fellow in Dalhousie University, Canada.
  • One of master project student (Mr. Soham Mukherjee, Batch: 2014-2016) of Dr. Sujit Kumar Ghosh has received an offer for his   D. from University of Oxford, U.K.

Dr. Sangesh Zodape

  • Project associate-I student was appointed in UGC-DAE CSR project.
  • Obtained UGC DAE-CSR Project entitled Synthesis and Characterization of mixed ferrite and its applications.

 Dr. Sandipan Halder

 Presentation in International conference at IIT Bombay

  • Participation in a Short Term Training Program (STTP) course in VNIT.
  • Technical visit at IICB Kolkata for the initiation of collaborative research.

Dr. Abheeshek Banerjee

  • Presented an invited lecture at ‘Molecules and Materials Technology (MMT) – 2017’ organized by Department of Chemistry, NIT Kurukshetra, Kurukshetra, India

Dr. Kailas L. Wasewar

 Delivered Expert talks/ lectures:

  • ‘Hands on Review Paper’ in STTP on “Elements of Research & Hands-on Session on Selection of Research Area, Reading & Writing of Research Paper” (20-24 March 2017)  Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Raipur
  • ‘Sustainable Development in Process Industry through Process Intensification’ on 1st October 2016 in 2nd International Conference on ‘Harnessing Engineering Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Growth’ (HETIS-2016) 30th September – 1st October  SSB University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • ‘Insight of CFD Modeling’ on 27th June in Short Term Training Program on MODELING USING CFD & MATLAB, 27th June – 1st July 2016, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur C.G.
  • ‘Industrial Perspective of Reactive Separations for Process Intensification’ on 24th June 2016 in Two Week ISTE Short Term Training Program on Advances in Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering 20 – 30 June 2016Department of Chemical Engineering, Ujjain Engineering College, Ujjain
  • ‘Mass Transfer with Chemical Reaction’ on 25th June in Short Term Training Program on Computational Modeling with COMSOL Multi-Physics 21-25 May 2016 Department of Chemical Engineering, VNIT Nagpur
  • ‘Basics of Chemical Reaction Engineering’ on 24th June in Short Term Training Program on Computational Modeling with COMSOL Multi-Physics 21-25 May 2016 Department of Chemical Engineering, VNIT Nagpur
  • ‘How to Write Thesis and Review Paper’ on 5th April 2016, Dept. of Chemical Eng., PIET Nagpur.
  • Member of  Board  of  Studies:
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Ujjain College of Engineering, Ujjain
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, MITS Gwalior
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, IET, IPS Indore
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering & Technology, Nanded Maharashtra
  • Expert/Jurry Member in CG Young Congress, Bhilai CG Swami Vivekanad Technical University, Bhilai on 28th February 2017
  • D. Examiner at:
  • Sambhalpur University,ICT, NMU,
  • Jalgaon,SGB Amravati University
  • Tech. Examiner at:
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering Ujjain, Ujjain.
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Raipur
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, SGB Amravati University, Amravati

 

Dr. Sachin Mandavgane

  • Convener of Young Scientists’ Conclave at India International Science Festival, NPL Delhi
  • A new semester long course on “ Sustainable Engineering” was started

Dr. A. S. Chaurasia

  • Convenor of National Conference on Inter and Intra-disciplinary Blend of Chemical Engineering (CHEMIX 2017), VNIT, Nagpur, India, March 25-26, 2017.
  • Expert/Jury Member for Evaluation Research Paper “32nd P. Young Scientist Congress” Bhopal, India, March 10-11, 2017.
  • Expert/Jury Member at India International Science Festival ( IISF) 2016 organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology (DST, DBT and DSIR/CSIR) and Ministry of Earth Sciences in collaboration with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) from 8th to 11th  of December, 2016 at CSIR-NPL, Delhi.
  • D. Examiner for evaluation and viva voce of thesis entitled ‘Design and Development of Multi-Effect Membrane Distillation Process for Waste Wate Treatment’ at Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, India, February 11, 2017.
  • Centre Superintendent for Pragya Examination conducted at Department of Chemical Enginering, VNIT, Nagpur, India, November 13, 2016
  • Delivered full one day Expert Lecture on “Comsol Multiphysics” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Priyadarshini Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur, India, October 22, 2016.
  • Delivered Expert Lecture on “Computation with Comsol Multiphysics” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Priyadarshini Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur, India, September 17, 2016.
  • Organized self sponsored short term training program on “Computational Modeling with Comsol Multiphysics” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India, May 21 – 25, 2016.
  • Expert of AICTE Expert Committee Visit for “Christian College of Engineering, Durg, Bhilai, India, April 27, 2016.

Dr. R. P. Vijayakumar

  • Received 7thNational Award for Technology Innovation in Polymer Waste Management & Recycling Technology (Institute category) for the research work entitled “Production of liquid hydrocarbons, carbon nanotubes and hydrogen rich gases in a multi-core reactor”.

Dr. Pradip B. Dhamole

  • Recipient of ‘Sir Ganga Ram Memorial Prize-2016’ for subject prize from ‘The Institution of Engineers India’ conferred at the 31st Indian Engineering Congress held at Kolkata.

 Dr. Ashwin Gaikwad

Early Career Research Award from SERB-DST in the year 2016.

Dr. Ajit P. Rathod 

  • Judge for Paper presentation 24th March 2017 “CHEMIX-17” a National Conference on inter-disciplinary areas of chemical engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, VNIT, Nagpur
  • Delivered Expert talks: ‘Membrane Technology and Transport Phenomenon’ on 9th September 2017 Department of Chemical Engineering, K.K. Wagh Institute of Engineering Education and Research, Nashik
  • Was M Tech Examiner at:Department of Chemical Engineering, LIT, Nagpur.

 Dr. Diwakar Z. Shende

  • Member of Board of Studies “ Utilization of Fly-ash: Cenosphere and its specific applications” at the National Workshop on Waste Valorization: New Horizons for sustainable Society (October 21-22, 2016) Department of Chemical Engineering, IET, IPS Indore.
  • Delivered Expert talks/ lectures on How to read a research paper and selection of specific area for research “at the self sponsored STTP on How to write a research paper? on February 22-26, 2017 at Department of Chemical Engg., VNIT Nagpur
  • Chemical Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal
  • Chemical Engineering, VNIT Napur.
  • Diwakar Z. Shende was M.Tech. Examiner at Department of Chemical Engineering LIT Nagpur.

was the Expert Panel Member  in academic review meeting at  Department of Chemical Engineering, IET, IPS Indore on October 22, 2016

  • V.A. Mhaisalkar nominated by CSIR, New Delhi as Member of the Research Council (RC) of CSIR-NEERI to advice in planning and monitoring R&D activities of the CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur.
  • V.A. Mhaisalkar nominated as Member of The Second State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) for construction projects in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Maharashtra by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India vide Gazette Notification dated 17th March 2017.
  • Rajesh Gupta installed as President of Indian Water Works Association on 19th January 2017.
  • Rajesh Gupta and Dr. Shilpa Dongre received I. H. Kanchraddy Best Paper Prize for Paper published in IWWA Journal.
  • Rajesh Gupta awarded First Prize for the paper presented in national conference of ISH at SVNIT, Surat.
  • Rajesh Gupta and Vishnu Sudan received Hindustan Dorr-Oliver First Prize for Best Paper in Annual Convention of IWWA at VNIT Nagpur.
  • Rajesh Gupta, Siddhant Dash and Ritesh Vijay received Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Second Prize for Best Paper in Annual Convention of IWWA at VNIT Nagpur.
  • Y.B. Katpatal nominated by Maharashtra Academy of Sciences as Honorary Fellow in December 2016 for outstanding achievements in Earth Sciences.
  • The paper published by Dr. Y.B. Katpatal (An innovative artificial recharge system to enhance groundwater storage in basaltic terrain: example from Maharashtra, India, Hydrogeol J Vol. 24 No 5 (2016) 24:1273–1286) has been selected as Editors’ Choice articles picked by the Hydrogeology Journal (HJ) Editors. Selections are made for on several good reasons including: outstanding science, innovative approach, potentially important conclusions, interesting field area or phenomenon, unusual topic, political/social/historical or philosophical interest (Springer has offered to make this article freely available to all readers for a limited period. This means that the full article has been granted free access worldwide, from around mid-January 2017 for approximately 2 months).
  • R.V. Ralegaonkar awarded Indo-US DST-BHAVAN Fellowship (July 2016- December 2016) & worked at University of Texas, Arlington, USA.
  • Anjan Patel nominated by the Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) to attend the 6thInternational Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Conference to be held at Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea during 16-17 September 2017.

  • Dr. P.A. Sharma , Selected for the “Young Faculty Research Fellowship” Cost of Project :  Rs. 37,00000 /-
  • Dr. Praveen Kumar , Coordinator of the Research Project “Big Video Data Analytics for Surveillance and Security of Bank ATMs in a Smart City” Cost of Project :  Rs. 27,43,810 /-

M. Suryawanshi

  • Selected for Chair Professorship of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) for the period from 15th April 2017 to 14th April 2019
  • Special Session Organiser in Industrial Society conference (IECON 2016) at Florence Italy on “Emerging Applications of Resonant Power Converters” 2016
  • Special Session Organiser in IEEE 11th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering (IEEE CPE-POWERENG 2017), Cadiz, Spain Multilevel Inverters: Topologies, Modulation and Control Strategies, and their Applications
  • Guest Editor of Special Section for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS Z-Source Converters: Topologies, Modulation Techniques, and Applications.

M.V.Aware

  • IETE 2016-BIMAN BIHARI SEN AWARD” for Emerging Area of Electronics-FOPID for industrial Application, IETE, Delhi, 2016.
  • Expert on AICTE EVC committee Kolkata, Cochin, Hyderabad, Institute Evaluation, 2016-17
  • Jury for MP state young scientist, Bhopal, Research Project proposal evaluation,2017
  • Chaired Technical Session in IEEE Conference PEDES 2016, Trivandrum India

Dr. M. S. Ballal and Dr. B. S. Umre

  • Ph D student Prasad Venikar has got PPSA award. It is jointly organized  by POSOCO and IIT DELHI.

Doctoral Awardees- PPSA-2017

Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) awarded project “Diagnosis of Incipient Fault Development in Transformer by Condition Monitoring” (Amount of Rs  60,000/-)

 

  1. S. Kulkarni

Three UG Students from VNIT received OPJEMS Scholarship. Coordinator : P. S. Kulkarni

M.M.Lokhande

  • Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India awarded Early Carrrier Research Award project Title, “Design and Development of an Experimental Test Bench Setup of Electric Vehicle”
  • Designed a course website for the two B.Tech courses; signals & systems and Renewable energy systems, https://sanketan.wikispaces.com/https://newurja.wikispaces.com/

Course information is available on the website. Some course materials which in the form of pictures, presentation slides and vedios are made available on this websites. Also it is used to upload the assignments, weekly tutorial sheets, solutions of exam papers after the examination. Also, students can give their weekly feedback, which help me in improving the delivery of the course.

1. Dr. K. M. Bhurchandi

  • Select Author recobnition By Tata McGraw Hill in 2009 for the book ‘Advanced Microprocessors and Peripherals’
  • Students have so far won two national level prizes in 2013 and 2014 in Texas Design contests.

2.Dr. V. R. Satpute

  • Awarded with Young Faculty Research Fellowship from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, and DST Government of India.

3. Dr. Prabhat Kumar Sharma

  • Awarded with Young Faculty Research Fellowship from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, and DST Government of India.
  • The Early Career Research Award from Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.( July 2016)
  • Nominated as an Editor for Elsevier’s AEU Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering (SCI Indexed Journal).
  • Appointed as an Editor for Elsevier Heliyon Journal.
  • Received Honorary affiliation of Jinan University China.
  • Received the Best Paper Award (Poster Category) at IEEE COMSNETS 2018.
  • Technical Prgram Committee member for IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2019 (Call for papers), National Conference on Communications (NCC) 2019 (Call for paper),  IEEE ANTS 2018.
  • Session Convener (Commission C: Cognitive, Cooperative and Coordinated Communications) for 2019 URSI Asia Pacific Radio Science Conference.
  • International Travel Support from Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to participate in IEEE International Conference on Communications, 2015 held at London, U.K., from June 8 to June 12, 2015.
  • Travel grant from Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany in March 2014.
  • International Travel Support from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi to participate in IEEE International Conference on Communications, 2013 held at Budapest, Hungary, from June 9 to June 13, 2013.
  • The research paper titled ”Multiuser Multicell MIMO Systems in Nakagami-m Fading Environment” by Swapnaja Deshpande, Pooja Sabherwal and Prabhat Kumar Sharma has received the Best Paper Award at ICEIT Conference on Advances in Mobile Communication, Networking, and Computing held at New Delhi during 16-17 April 2015.
  • Recipient of the Conference Fellowship to participate in 22nd IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design 2009, New Delhi, India.

4. Dr. Saugata Sinha

  • Awarded with Young Faculty Research Fellowship from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, and DST Government of India.

5. Dr. Deep Gupta

  •  Seal of Excellence by European Commission for high quality proposal in Horizon 2020. (2017)
  •  Dr. S. Parthasarathy Award (2014), by Ultrasonic Society of India (NPL), India. (2016)
  •  Dr T K Saksena Memorial Award (2016), by Ultrasonic Society of India (NPL), India. (2014)
  •  A certificate of merit by IAENG society Hongkong. (2012)

6.  Mr. Khushdeep Singh a final year student  participated Innovation presentation at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

  • Best Paper Award to PhD scholar

Title of paper: Real Time Droplet Velocity Measurement using open source Computer Vision for EWOD Device.

Conference: Eighth ISSS National Conference on MEMS, Smart Materials, Structures and Systems

Dates: 28th-30th September 2016,

Venue:  IIT Kanpur

Authors: Vandana Jain, Rajendra M. Patrikar

  • Selected as Resource Center for Special Manpower Development Program by MEITY, for the Chip-to-System Design Project. Other associated institutions are, MNIT Jaipur, NIT Raipur, NIT Jamshedpur, IIIT Jabalpur.

  • Patil Hemangi, Dr. Ghosal, M., paper entitled, Hypocrisy of Marriage’- In the Novels of Anita Desai, published in the Thomson Reuters indexed “International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (IJHSS) – Volume -5, Issue- 4, Jun- July- 2016; ISSN (Online): 2319-3948; ISSN (Print): 2316-393 X; Impact factor (JCC) – 2015: 3.1936; Index Copernicus Value (ICV) – 2015: 3.0; NAAS Rating: 3.19 (Awarded as Best Paper Award).
  • Umesh Guramwar, Dr. M. Ghosal, Reading Cultural Traits in Manju Kapur’s Novel, Immigrant, received Best Paper Award from International Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology in March 2017. ; ISSN (Online): 2319-3964; ISSN (Print): 2319-3956  Impact factor (JCC) – 2015: 3.8727; Index Copernicus Value (ICV) – 2015: 30.92; NAAS Rating: 2.67

D. Murthy, Madhavilatha, Dr. M. Ghosal, A Study of Rhetorical Approach to Effective Communication to Resolve Conflicts at Industries, has accepted for the presentation in 14th International Conference on Linguistics and Language Research (ICLLR) to be held at Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Executive Centre, Singapore on June 15-16, 2017,

Prof. G.P. Singh

  •   Elected as council member of  Indian Mathematical Society  for three years (2017-2020).
  •   Nominated as member of Board of studies for first year engineering at SRKNEC, Nagpur, GHREC, Nagpur and GHRIET, Pune  for two years (2016-2018).
  •   Citation index in Google scholar is more than 1200.
  •   Delivered a expert lecture entitled ‘Development of Mathematics’ at Sardar Patel P G College Chandrapur , on 17th September, 2016.
  •   Delivered a invited talk entitled ‘Historical Development of Mathematics & Its Applications’ at GH Raisoni Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur on 27th September, 2016.
  • Delivered a invited talk entitled  ‘100 years of general relativity and its role in cosmology’ in 82nd Annual Conference of Indian Mathematical Society held at Kalyani University, Kalyani (WB) during December 27-30, 2016.
  • Delivered a Key note invited talk entitled ‘Relativistic cosmological models and role of gravitational energy in evolution of the universe’ in the National conference on mathematical sciences for development of science and technology on 26th February, 2017.

P. Pramod Chakravarthy 

  • Reviewer for Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, International Journal of Numerical methods in fluids, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Non linear Analysis: Modeling & Control.
  • Associate Dean (Student Activities and Sport) from May 2016 onwards.

 Pallavi Mahale

  • Member of VNIT Committee of  MHRD Rashtriya  Avishkar Abhiyan.  Under this Abhiyaan,  organized the following activities as a part of   organizing Committee
  1. a) Pradya Shodh competition for School Children.
  2. b) Workshop on National Science day for school teachers.

Rajendra Pant 

  • Selected as an Editor for the a proceeding/book “Recent Advances in fixed point theory and applications” to be published by Nova Science Publisher USA.

Dr. M. Devakar

  • Chairman, M.Sc. Admissions – 2017 at VNIT Nagpur
  • Co-Chairperson, M.Sc Admissions – 2016 at VNIT Nagpur
  • Faculty in-Charge, The annual technical festival of VNIT, AXIS-2016.
  • Member, Vigilance cum Disciplinary Action Committee for the Academic Year 2016-17.
  • Member, Committee for Review of contents of the new VNIT webpage, 2016.

Prof. G.P. Singh

  •   Elected as council member of  Indian Mathematical Society  for three years (2017-2020).
  •   Nominated as member of Board of studies for first year engineering at SRKNEC, Nagpur, GHREC, Nagpur and GHRIET, Pune  for two years (2016-2018).
  •   Citation index in Google scholar is more than 1200.
  •   Delivered a expert lecture entitled ‘Development of Mathematics’ at Sardar Patel P G College Chandrapur , on 17th September, 2016.
  •   Delivered a invited talk entitled ‘Historical Development of Mathematics & Its Applications’ at GH Raisoni Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur on 27th September, 2016.
  • Delivered a invited talk entitled  ‘100 years of general relativity and its role in cosmology’ in 82nd Annual Conference of Indian Mathematical Society held at Kalyani University, Kalyani (WB) during December 27-30, 2016.
  • Delivered a Key note invited talk entitled ‘Relativistic cosmological models and role of gravitational energy in evolution of the universe’ in the National conference on mathematical sciences for development of science and technology on 26th February, 2017.

P. Pramod Chakravarthy 

  • Reviewer for Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, International Journal of Numerical methods in fluids, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Non linear Analysis: Modeling & Control.
  • Associate Dean (Student Activities and Sport) from May 2016 onwards.

 Pallavi Mahale

  • Member of VNIT Committee of  MHRD Rashtriya  Avishkar Abhiyan.  Under this Abhiyaan,  organized the following activities as a part of   organizing Committee
  1. a) Pradya Shodh competition for School Children.
  2. b) Workshop on National Science day for school teachers.

Rajendra Pant 

  • Selected as an Editor for the a proceeding/book “Recent Advances in fixed point theory and applications” to be published by Nova Science Publisher USA.

Dr. M. Devakar

  • Chairman, M.Sc. Admissions – 2017 at VNIT Nagpur
  • Co-Chairperson, M.Sc Admissions – 2016 at VNIT Nagpur
  • Faculty in-Charge, The annual technical festival of VNIT, AXIS-2016.
  • Member, Vigilance cum Disciplinary Action Committee for the Academic Year 2016-17.
  • Member, Committee for Review of contents of the new VNIT webpage, 2016.

MECHANICAL  ENGINEERING

Dr. A. M. Kuthe

  • Delivered guest lecture on Rapid Prototyping at  G H Raisoni Academy of Engineering & Technology on 26-09-2016.
  • Delivered expert lecture on Sustanable Materials and its engineering applications at College of engineering and technology, Akola on  27-04-2016
  • Delivered keynote lecture on Rapid Prototyping at Dr Bhausaheb Nandurkar College of Engineering and Technology, Yavatmal on 28-03-2016

Dr. P. M. Padole

  • Delivered expert lecture on Collaboration and Team Work: Engineering Applications in Inter-Disciplinary Fields at VNIT, Nagpur on 11-08-2016
  • Delivered expert lecture on Application of FEM in biomedical at VNIT on 01-09-2016

Dr. S. B. Thombre

  • Delivered expert lecture on Introduction to fuel cell systems in A STTP on Advancement in Renewable Energy sources and Storage devices, Dept of Electrical Engg, VNIT Nagpur on 31-01-2017

Dr. Y. M. Puri

  • Delivered expert lecture on CAM TOOLS at · Priyadarshini College of Engineering, Nagpur on 02-02-2017

Dr. V. R. Kalamkar

  • Delivered expert lecture on Computational fluid dynamics and its applications at SSGMCE, Shegaon, Maharastra on 11-08-2016
  • Delivered invited lecture on Computational fluid dynamics at Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Engineering, Management and Research, Akurdi, Pune, India
  • Delivered expert lecture on Introduction to CFD and CFX solver at S.S.G.M. College of engineering, Shegaon on 11th August 2016.
  • Delivered expert lecture in Five Day State Level Workshop on CFD at D.Y. Patil COE, Pune during 6-10 December 2016.
  • Delivered expert lecture in STTP on CFD at Government College of Engineering, Jalgaon on 27th January 2017.

Dr. R.V. Uddanwadiker

  • Delivered expert lecture on Energy efficiency in motors and compressor at MSME, Seminary Hills, Nagpur 17-02-2017
  • Delivered expert lecture on Osteotomy forceps at MEDIC event at VNIT, Nagpur 23-09-2016
  • Delivered guest lecture on Energy Efficient Technologies at MSME, Seminary Hills, Nagpur on 17-02-2017
  • Delivered guest lecture on Balancing of Rotating and reciprocating masses at Nagpur Institute of Technology, Nagpur on 09-02-2017
  • Delivered expert lecture on Surgical Forcep for rhinoplasty at VNIT, Nagpur on 22-09-2016
  • Delivered expert lecture on Quest for Best at VNIT, Nagpur 12-08-2016
  • Delivered expert lecture on Energy Conservation Oppurtunities at MSME Seminary Hills on 25-08-2016
  • Delivered guest lecture on FEM and its application at VNIT, Nagpur on 16-06-2016

Dr. Sheetal  S. Chiddarwar

  • Delivered guest lecture on Velocity and Acceleration analysis of an industrial robot at Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur on 22-04-2016
  • Delivered guest lecture on DH algorithm and forward kinematics of a fixed base robot at Anjuman college of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur on 29-04-2016
  • Delivered guest lecture on Tool for innovative design (Summer Design School) at VNIT Nagpur on 17-05-2016
  • Delivered guest lecture on Machine vision: application for manufacturing (MAM-2016) at VNIT Nagpur on 01-07-2016
  • Delivered guest lecture on Robotics @ VNIT : Gen-Next (Quest for Best) at VNIT Nagpur on 12-08-2016
  • Delivered invited lecture on Robotics for Manufcaturing at National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology Ranchi on 17-03-2017

Dr. M. S. Kotambkar

·         Delivered expert lecture on Finite Element Method: Research & Industrial Applications at VNIT, Nagpur on 01-06-2016

·         Delivered guest lecture on Introduction to Structural Analysis Using Ansys at KDK College of Engineering, Nagpur on 24-02-2017

·         Delivered guest lecture on Introduction to Free and Forced Vibration of SDF at Nagpur Institute of Engineering And Research, Nagpur on 16-03-2017

·         Delivered expert lecture on Structural Analysis Using Ansys at Gurunanak College of Engineering, Nagpur on 29-12-2016.

 

Mr. D.A. Jolhe

  • Delivered guest lecture onImportance of graphical communication in engineering at Government College of Engineering Nagpur on 03-03-2017

Dr. N. K. Lautre

  • Delivered expert lecture on COMSOL perspective at VNIT Nagpur on 17-06-2016
  • Delivered expert lecture on Emerging Microwave Technology at VNIT Nagpur on 29-06-2016
  • Delivered invited lecture on Gyroscope engineering research at Government Engineering College, Bikaner, Rajasthan on 13-10-2016
  • Delivered invited lecture on Acceptance sampling research at Government Engineering College, Bikaner, Rajasthan on 14-10-2016
  • Delivered keynote lecture on Microwave Research in Engineering at K.K. Wagh Polytehnic , Nashik on 04-02-2017
  • Delivered expert lecture on Microwave drilling: An emerging engineering at Malanad College of Engineering, Hassan on 18-03-2017

Dr. A. K. Singh

  • Delivered invited lecture on Rate and State Friction at IISc, Bangalore on 10-02-2017

Dr. T.V.K. Gupta

  • Delivered keynote lecture on Make in India- Challenges and apportunities for Aluminium Alloys at JNARDDC, Nagpur on 29-04-2016
  • Delivered invited lecture on Milling of Inconel 718 Alloy-A research perspective at MLRIT, Hyderabad on 09-07-2016
  • Delivered expert lecture on Milling of Inconel 718 by Unconventional Machining Process at VNIT Nagpur on 27-06-2016
  • Delivered invited lecture on Repair Technologies for IAF at 3 BRD, Chandigarh, IAF on 01-08-2016
  • Delivered invited lecture on Repair Technologies for Missile and Radar Systems, IAF at 7 BRD, IAF Delhi on 17-08-2016

Dr. Trushar B. Gohil

  • Delivered expert lecture in TEQIP II Sponsored STTP on Recent advances in thermal-fluid science and engineering at NIT Durgapur on 29-09-2016

Dr. Ravikumar Dumpala

  • Delivered expert lecture on Research Methodology (FEMRIA-2016) at VNIT Nagpur on 16-06-2016
  • Delivered expert lecture on Composite CVD Diamond Coatings for Machining Alm-SiCp MMC (MAM-2016) at VNIT Nagpur on 29-06-2016
  • Delivered expert lecture on Nanocrystalline CVD Diamond Coatings for High Performance Mechanical Applications (Chemical Department) at VNIT Nagpur on 09-07-2016
  • Delivered expert lecture on Coatings for the Machining of Advanced Materials: A Case Study at JNTU Kakinada (A.P.) on 30-09-2016
  • Delivered guest lecture on Introduction to PVD and CVD processes – Case study: CVD Diamond at RGUKT Nuzvid (IIIT A.P.) on 09-04-2016
  • Delivered expert lecture on Coatings for the Machining of Advanced Materials: CVD Diamond at GNIT Nagpur on 28-12-2016
  • Delivered expert lecture on Session on Literature Survey and Reference Manager – EndNote (Phd Scholars) at VNIT Nagpur on 06-08-2016
  • Delivered expert lecture on Session on Improving Your Technical Presentation Skills (PhD Scholars) at VNIT Nagpur on 10-09-2016
  • Delivered expert lecture on How to read a paper? (SRP-2016) at VNIT Nagpur on 23-05-2016.

Dr. Gaurav Tiwari

  • Delivered expert lecture on CRASHWORTHINESS at VNIT, Nagpur on 17-06-2016.

  • NBA – UG/PG  –   Five years of accreditation by NBA
  • Department is awarded an Aluminum chair professor by ministry of mines in collaboration with JNRDDC.
  • Golden Jubilee Year celebration of the Department.
  • DrAjeetSrivastav received a project under Early Career Research Award: SERB-DST (Sep/2016)
  • Ajeet K. Srivastav was awarded INAE Fellowship under the mentorship programme of faculties by INAE Fellows (May/2016)
  • Best Paper Award: Ritesh Kumar, Praveen, Azmeera Maibu, Vikram Hastak, Saurabh Kumar Rai, D.R. Peshwe and Ajeet K. Srivastav, “TiO2 nanoparticles for photocatalytic applications”, CHEMIX’17, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, March,2017.

Best Oral Presentation Award:  K.S.N. SatishIdury,K. Guruvidyathri, Kaivalya Deo, B.S. Murty and Jatin Bhatt “On high entropy bulk metallic glass formation in Zr-Ti-Cu-Ni-Al system based on binary eutectic cluster model and CALPHAD”, 54nd National Metallurgists day & 70th Annual Technical meeting (NMD ATM 2016), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India, Nov 2016.

Dr. R R Yerpude

  • Visit to University Colorado School of Mines (USA): The visit was paid to Colorado School of Mines during the stay at Denver.  In Mining Engineering, various labs are visited including Tunneling and  earth mechanics Centre Discussions were held with  Faculty Prof. Kadri of Mining Engg.
  • Visit to Illinois Institute of Technology (IITC), Chicago: The visit of I ITC, Chicago was undertaken while returning. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Computer Science were visited.  Discussions were held with Dean, Prof. R. Russell Belts and had a discussion regarding academic collaboration with VNIT.
  • R.R. Yerpude is working as an expert member in Board of Studies & Faculty, Mining Engg. of RTM Nagpur University and Gondwana University , Chandrapur
  • Working as a Dean(P&D), VNIT, Nagpur and Advisor of  IIIT, Nagpur

 

Dr. N R Thote

  • Professor N. R. Thote visited Mineral Resource  Engineering  Centre,  Aachen RWTH University , Aachen, Germany. During his visit,  bilateral  discussions was held  with Director of MRE   Professor Bernd Rosermosser regarding possibilities of academic link.
  • Professor N. R. Thote and Professor N. S. Choudhari, Director VNIT were invited on World forum  of Universities of  Resources on Sustainably to be held at Mining University Saints Petersburg, Russia during 28 Sept. to 2nd Oct. 2016. This forum was organized under the auspicious of UNESCO  and more than 60 countries has participated the event. The proposal of setting up a new ” International Competency Centre for Mining” discussed and VNIT is also invited as member on International Council   for this centre. Discussions  were also held with  China, Germany, Russia & Brazil University representatives whereas MISIS National Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow  responded for MOU with VNIT  which is presently ongoing.
  • Department of Mining  Engineering has  started  UG program way back in  1982 in VNIT  in view of    increasing demand of   mining  engineers in the country. But due to provision in Mines  Act,  female candidate were not allowed to work in mine particularly female mining engineer. As a result, girls were not allowed to take admission in graduate courses of mining  engineering in India.  Chandrani Prasad Verma is the first  female mining diploma holder as well as Mining  graduate in India and later on done M. Tech also from Mining Department of  Now She has been awarded Ph. D. in Convocation 2016 from Mining  Engineering  discipline  under supervision of  Dr. N. R. Thote. Mining department feel proud of the record and breakthrough by her and his supervisor  under gender restrictive  discipline of  mining perhaps  in India.
  • N. Thote was Member, Organizing Committee of  Int . Conference RARE2017(16-18 Nov. 20160  held at Bangalore and  session Chairman  during the conference as well as Session chairman for the prestigious Int. conference NxGnMiFu2017 held at Vighan Bhavan, New Delhi (15-17 Feb. 2017).

Dr. I L Muthreja

  • Dr I L Muthreja presented a paper entitled “Feasibility Study of Overburden Material for Hydraulic Stowing in Mines ” in Mining With Backfill, organised by Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Colorado, USA , 19-22 February 2017
  • Dr I L Muthreja and Dr R R Yerpude visited Dept. of Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, USA, a premier Mining Institute worldwide, during  the stay at Denver.  In Mining Engineering, various labs were visited. Tunneling and  Earth mechanics Centre was very interesting. During the visit, the discussions were held with  Faculty Prof. Kadri of Mining The visit was also undertaken to different facilities of Colorado school of mines. Discussions were held for establishing academic collaboration.
  • Dr I L Muthreja is a Nominating Member of Prestigious Infosys Award 2016. Dr Muthreja is member for the last eight years.

Dr. S. S. Gupte

  • Delivered an expert lecture on “Elements of Slope Stability ” organized by Mining Engineering Department VNIT Nagpur from 21-22 Jan 2017

Dr. A K Agarwal

  • Elected as convener of Mining Engg. Division for Institution of Engineer’s, Maharashtra State Centre for the session 2016 – 17 & 2017-18.
  • Delivered an expert lecture on “Slope Stability Fundamentals” organized by Mining Engineering Department VNIT Nagpur from 21-22 Jan 2017.
  • Delivered an expert lecture on “Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for Competitive Exams” on 5th July 2016 at RCOEM, Nagpur.

Name of Student Ph D Supervisor Achievement
Mr Bidhan Pandit Dr B. R. Sankapal Scientific Reports-Nature

Journal Publication-srep43430

A P Raut Prof V. K. Deshpande First Prize, ICARBM-2017
Ms G Swapna Mary Dr G. Hemachandra SJC Poster presentation Award

 

Dr. V. K. Deshpande

  • Delivered an invited talk on “Development of lead titanate based glass ceramic for high temperature transducer applications” in the XIX National Seminar on Ferroelectrics and Dielectrics held at M. A. N. I. T., Bhopal during 19th – 21st 2016
  • Delivered an invited talk on “Lithium conducting glassy solid electrolytes for solid state battery” in the International Conference on Advanced Rechargeable Batteries and Allied Materials (ICARBM-2017) organized by C-MET Pune during 8th – 10th March 2017.

Dr. Poorva Singh :

  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Density Functional Theory : Basic Idea’ in Department of Physics, Nagpur university on 20 August 2016.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Introduction to Density Functional Theory and VASP‘ in ‘Instruction Enhancement Program’ under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology organized by Centre for VLSI and Nanotechnology, VNIT Nagpur, 9th Dec 2016
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘The Mystery of Quantum Mechanics’ in ”Tankhiwale Memorial Lecture series’ in Department of Physics, Nagpur university on 22nd Feb 2017.

Mrs.Vijaya S.Deshmukh

  • Received appreciation award in the Medical Device Innovation Conclave MEDIC 2016 Organised in collaboraton with BETic VNIT, COE Pune & IIT Bombay at VNIT, Nagpur.

M.Sc. (Physics) students have qualified examinations as follows:

Batch 2014-16

Examination Name of the student AIR
JEST 1. Tusharadri Mohapatra AIR   351
2. Sanghmitra Gautam AIR  418
3. Pratibha Dwivedi AIR    533
4. Omeshwari Bisen AIR    438
JRF 1. Sanghmitra Gautam AIR-222
2. Pushpendra Gupta AIR-110
GATE 1. Shallu Rani AIR    171
2. Pratibha Dwivedi AIR    519
3. Tusharadri Mohapatra AIR   1202
4. Pushpendra Gupta AIR  1323

 

Batch 2015-17

Examination Name of the student AIR
GATE Shirish Raj AIR  1385