ROBUST RESEARCH CULTURE

Post Graduation department in Instrumentation & Control at PREC has a superlative research culture with faculty members publishing 97 papers in reputed journals till date.

About

Instrumentation and Control Engineering is a branch of an engineering that deals with measurement and control of process parameters, and the design and implementation of systems that incorporate them. Process parameters include pressure, temperature, humidity, flow, pH, force, speed etc. It is an interdisciplinary branch which is fusion of electrical, chemical, mechanical, electronics, communication and computer engineering. Study focus on the research, design and development of control devices and systems. Instrumentation and Control Engineers actively participate in designing, calibration and testing, operating and maintaining systems in the field of Instrumentation and Control Engineering and allied industries. They are trained to solve problems in the field of commercial, residential, biomedical, agriculture and industrial automation by applying the knowledge of Instrumentation and Control Engineering.

The department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering started with UG in 1985 and PG with specialization in Process Instrumentation in 2002, to fulfil burning requirement of technical manpower for industry. The department has well equipped laboratories and consists of highly qualified and eminent faculty members with vast experience. Faculty members and students have published and presented research papers in peer reviewed conference/ journals at national and international levels. The department have produce 19 university rankers in the Savitribai Phule Pune University examinations. Various activities such as seminars, quiz competitions, group discussions, technical paper presentations, invited industrial experts talks, value addition courses, mock interviews and sports activities are being carried out under the Student Association of Instrumentation Engineering (SAIE). Most of the students are placed in national and multinational industry.

Our Vision

Develop skillful graduate engineers in the field of Instrumentation and Control Engineering for the benefit of society and industry globally.

Our Mission

To offer a well-composed course of instructions, learning environment, hands on experience and problem solving skills for developing professionals to provide safe and efficient solutions in the field of Instrumentation, Control, Automation and allied sectors.

Long Term Goal:

  1. To establish center of excellence in emerging areas of Instrumentation and Control Engineering.
  2. To undertake projects in collaboration with the industry.
  3. To encourage students to become an entrepreneurs.
  4. To start the PhD research center.

Short Term Goal:

  1. To maintain state-of-the art learning environment.
  2. To impart quality technical education in the area of Instrumentation and Control Engineering in order to meet challenges of globalization.
  3. To provide better placement opportunities for the students.
  4. To organize short- term training programs, expert lectures, mock interviews, pre-placement activities to fulfil gap of program outcomes.
  5. Motivate students to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Graduates would demonstrate ability to,

  • Actively participate in designing, calibration and testing, operating and maintaining systems in the field of Instrumentation and Control Engineering and allied industries.
  • Solve problems in the field of commercial, residential and industrial automation by applying the knowledge of Instrumentation and Control Engineering.
  • Work as an individual and a team member/leader in multidisciplinary projects effectively and ethically.
  • Provide innovative, feasible, economical and socially relevant solutions to engineering problems, based on analysis, designing and development to maintain the standards using software and hardware platforms.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

  • PSO1: Analyze dynamics of process control systems, select/implement sensors/transducers and controllers to ensure the performance, safety and quality of the processes through measuring, monitoring and designing of automated systems.
  • PSO2: Develop mathematical model, validation of model, design and tuning of the controller for process control systems and its realization usingDCS, PLC, SCADA and MATLAB.

Program Outcomes

PO1

Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and instrumentation and control engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2

Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex instrumentation and control engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO3

Design solutions for complex instrumentation and control engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4

Use research based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5

Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex instrumentation and control engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6

Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess society, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the instrumentation and control engineering practice.

PO7

Understand the instrumentation and control engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8

Apply ethical principles and commit to instrumentation and control ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9

Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10

Communicate effectively on complex instrumentation and control engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of instrumentation and control engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12

Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in broadest context of technological change.

Major Equipment

  • Distributed Control System Siemens PCS-7 (DCS)
  • Quadruple Tank Multivariable Control System.
  • Multiprocessor Trainer
  • Temperature Control System
  • NI PCI-6024E 200 ks/s DAQ
  • Digital Storage Oscilloscope
  • TMS 320 C320C 6711 and CPLD kit
  • Spectrum Analyzer

Software

  • MATLAB R2006b (1 user)
  • MATLAB R2010b (10 user)
  • Lab View

Grants Received

Department has received grant of Rs. 8.8 Lakhs under TAPTECH for Modernization of Process laboratory.

Achievements by the Students
  • A project on PLC Based Canal Automation and Ship Transportation of Mr. Ajinkya Kumthekar, Mr. Balraj Jadhav and Mr. Mangesh Tarte, final year students received sponsorship of Rs. 1 Lakh in National Level Automation Project Competition by Mitsubishi Electric Cup, Eco Imagination through Smart Manufacturing.
  • Miss Varsha Ghule of TE has received Scholarship from Cummins India.
  • Many students completed their higher studies from reputed universities.
  • Most of the alumni are working world wide in multinational industries.
  • 23 students are placed through campus interviews in Honeywell Automation Ind. Ltd, Emerson’s Process Ltd, i-PAC Automation, DVS Technosoft Pvt. Ltd, and RS Industech Pvt. Ltd. etc.
  • 45 students have participated in the national/international seminars, workshops, conferences, technical events and paper presentations.
  • 100% results in final year, 22 students secured distinction and 14 were placed in first class.
  • Value addition and soft skill courses
    • Department have developed and organized value addition courses on MATLAB, LaTex, PLC and SCADA.
    • SEED InfoTech, Pune has conducted one week personality development program for TE and BE students in college.
    Curriculum and extra curriculum activities
    • Student Association of Instrumentation Engineer (SAIE) organize different activities such as guest lectures, engineer’s day, teacher’s day , group discussion, debate and fare well to outgoing students for development of their interpersonal skills.
    • Department has organized one industrial visit per semester per class.
    Achievements of staff
    • Prof.C.B.Kadu, Prof.B.J.Parvat, Prof.N.N.Lokhande and Prof.S.M.Shirsath have received grant of Rs.7.05 Lakhs for different research projects from BCUD, Savitribai Phule Pune University.
    • Prof.C.B.Kadu, Prof. B.J.Parvat, Prof.S.M.Shirsath honored to be resource persons at International/National/State Level Workshops/ seminars/conferences.
    Other Grand

    FACULTY

    Name of staff

    Designation

    Qualification

    Experience in Yrs.

    Email id (Official)

    Contact No.

    Photo

    Research Profile Link

    Dr.C.B.Kadu

    Professor & Head

    ME, Ph.D

    23

    instru.hod@pravaraengg.org.in

    8208232381

    https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9021-1108
    https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/rid/J-6612-2019
    https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56229504000
    https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=hoN5BnEAAAAJ&hl=en

    Dr.P.S.Vikhe

    Associate Professor

    MM.Tech.Ph.D

    18

    pratap.vikhe@pravara.in

    9226271070

    https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=Yr1tQvsAAAAJ&hl=en
    https://orcid.org/my-orcid?orcid=0000-0002-3771-0386
    https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/record/ABZ-0664-2022
    https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/290260

    Mrs.V.S.Takate

    Assistant Professor

    ME,(Ph.D Pursuing)

    17

    vrushali.takate@pravara.in


    9960210069

    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Wt88M_wAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=1
    https://orcid.org/my-orcid?orcid=0000-0002-7632-5528
    https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/record/GRJ-0577-2022
    https://www.scopus.com/dashboard.uri?origin=&zone=TopNavBar
    https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/290260

    Mr.V.K.Jadhav

    Assistant Professor

    ME,(Ph.D Pursuing)

    16

    vilas.jadhav@pravara.in

    9890414426

    https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/record/GRJ-0546-2022
    https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57523896200
    https://orcid.org/my-orcid?orcid=0000-0002-0278-5759
    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=tM4kUpkAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=2

    Mr.N.N.Lokhande

    Assistant Professor

    ME,(Ph.D Pursuing)

    16

    nitin.lokhande@pravara.in

    9960450850

    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Wzkec9wAAAAJ&hl=en
    https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/record/GRE-8570-2022https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3800-5432

    Mrs.M.D.Balsaraf


    Assistant Professor

    ME,(Ph.D Pursuing)

    15

    manisha.balsaraf@pravara.in

    9975702697

    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qEg7Nz0AAAAJ&hl=en
    https://orcid.org/my-orcid?orcid=0000-0003-1839-9227
    https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/record/GRJ-0568-2022

    Mr.S.M.Shirsath

    Assistant Professor

    ME,(Ph.D Pursuing)

    13

    satish.shirsath@pavara.in

    9850603010

    https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3449-0867

    Mrs.V.P.Bhosale

    Assistant Professor

    Assistant Professor ME,(Ph.D Pursuing)

    11

    varsha.bhosale@pravara.in

    7066565667

    https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?hl=en&user=3UxOrvcAAAAJ
    https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2585-3950
    https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/search
    https://www.scopus.com/sources.uri?zone=TopNavBar&origin=userDashboard

    Mrs.A.S.Jondhale

    Assistant Professor

    ME

    11

    amruta.jondhale@pravara.in

    8600877600

    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=v0GMAqgAAAAJ&hl=en
    https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7215-2818
    https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/record/GRJ-0508-2022
    https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57192714354

    Department of Instrumentation & Control
    Labs

    Sr. No.

    Name of the Lab

    Lab Incharge

    1

    Process Instrumentation

    Dr.Pratap S.Vikhe

    2

    Industrial Automation

    Mr.Vilas .K.Jadhav

    3

    Analog & Digital Electronics

    Mrs.Amruta.S.Jondhale

    4

    Microcontroller & Signal Processing

    Mr.Satish S.Shirsath

    5

    Electrical & Electronics Instrumentation

    Mrs.Vrushali S.Takate

    6

    PG Laboratory

    Mr.Nitin N.Lokhande

    7

    Project Facility

    Mrs.Manisha D.Balsaraf

    Placement

    Student Co-curricular Achievements
    • Varsha Ghule
      Cummins Scholarship
      Selected 2016
      Cummins India Pvt. Ltd.
    • Meghraj Palwe
      Social topic “Helping hands for handicapped
      First Prize March 2014
      I to I Bhau Institute & EATON
    Student Academic Achievements
    • Yogita Pimpale
      University Level
      8.29 CGPA, 30 Oct 2018
      SPPU, Pune
    • Arti Kale
      University Level
      1st in Instrumentation & Control at SPPU, Pune 2015-16
      Savitaribai Phule Pune University, Pune
    • Varsha Ghule
      University Level
      3rd in Instrumentation & Control at SPPU, Pune 2016-17
      Savitaribai Phule Pune University, Pune
    Student Sports Achievements
    • Ajinkya Kadate
      PravaraKrida Mohostav’15
      First prize in Badminton - March 2015
      SVIT, Sinnar
    • Atikesh Yelpokande
      PravaraKrida Mohostav’15
      Second prize in Table Tennis - March 2015
      SVIT, Sinnar

    Distinguished Alumni

    Deepak Satpute

    2017-18 Batch
    Founder and CEO
    DVS Technosoft Inc., Pune

    Anjali Ashtekar

    2012-13 Batch
    Junior Telecom officer
    BSNL, Nashik.

    Pritam Kanherkar

    2006-07 Batch
    Technical Head
    Expert Instruments Pvt. Ltd, Pune

    Anil Patil

    2006-07 Batch
    Process & Automation Manager
    Olam International, Singapore.

    Mohini Deshpande

    2005-06 Batch
    Project Manager
    ThyssenKrupp Industries Pvt. Ltd., Pune

    Top Alumi

    Recruiters

    • Honeywell Automation India Limited, Pune
    • Emerson Process Management, Pune
    • ThyssenKrupp Industries Pvt. Ltd., Pune
    • ICT Solutions Private Limited, Pune
    • Cotmac Electronics Pvt. Ltd.

    SAIE Activity

    Industrial Visits

    NPTEL Topper