Automobile Department


Automobile department at the Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil Institute of Technology & Engineering Polytechnic, Loni was awarded the “Excellent” grade by MSBTE’s External Monitoring Committee in 2017.

Starting from 60 students and 4 teachers in 2007-08, we have expanded to 6 teachers and 124 students in 2018-19.

Our project, “Helmet Assisted Ignition System” was selected for research at the Design Innovation Centre at Loni in 2017.

As many as 16 of our students are placed through campus interviews in 2018-19 and the figure jumps to 104 over the past 5 years. Impressed by our efforts, Bajaj Auto, Chakan awarded us 2 equipment pieces under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Our Vision

To train technicians in the field of Automobile Engineering for the empowerment of rural society and ever-growing industrial needs.

Our Mission

To provide quality education to the students by developing skills through competent faculty and infrastructure.
To educate students for creative thinking.
To enhance career opportunities for students through exposure to higher education, industry and entrepreneurship.


The goals of the Automobile Engineering Department are to provide the opportunity for students to develop:
Awareness of the safety and environmental concerns related to the industry.
Critical thinking skills in technical problem solving.
To broad exposure in the design, development and testing of automobiles.
To provide an experiential learning environment for outcome based teaching-learning process.


Name Qualification Area of
Designation Currently
E.R.Ghogare M. E. Manufacturing
Process Engg.
R.M.Kanse M. E. Design  Lecturer Auto YES
M.B.Thorat M. E. Design Lecturer Auto YES
A.V.Gavhane B.E. Mechanical Lecturer Auto YES
R.G.Janunkar M. E. Design Lecturer Auto NO
D.V.Pathare M. Sc. Mathematics Lecturer Science YES
B..R.Durgude M.Sc. Physics Lecturer Science YES
B.P.Kale M. Sc. Chemistry Lecturer Science YES


The department has well equipped and well-furnished following laboratories with all latest Equipments necessary for conducting practical’s as per curriculum.

  • Automobile Engine System
  • Vehicle Layout & Transmission Systems
  • Automobile Systems
  • Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems
  • Computer aided Drafting

Co-curricular Achievements
  • Mahesh Ponde
    Second Prize for “Helmet Assisted Ignition system,”
    State Level Project Competition March 2017
    SND COE, Yeola
  • Gaurav Gore
    Second Prize for “Clutch Brake Dwell Operating Mechanism,”
    State Level Project Competition March 2018
    Pravara Polytechnic, Loni
Sports Achievements
  • Akshada Shinde
    Gold Medal for Karate at Indo Bhutan Championship 2017-18
  • Kaushik Maralikar
    Member of Winning team for Basketball at IDESSA 2017

Papers Published

  • Prof. R. M. Kanse (2017).
    “An Investigation on Effect of welding Speed on Strength of Welded joint using Tig Welding Process.” (IJRET, Volume-4 Issue11).

  • Prof. M. B. Thorat (2017).
    “Study Tribological properties of mineral oil with addition of NIO Additives.” (IJSRD, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp. 1425-29)

Sr.No. Name of faculty Name of journal Title of paper
1 Prof. E.R. Ghogare IJESRT An investigation of TribologicalBehavior of Lubricatingoil with the addition of Nanoparticle Additives
2 Prof.R.M.Kanase IJA-ERA Tribological Behavior on nano-coating piston ring.
3 Prof. M.B.Thorat IJESRD An investigation of TribologicalBehaviorOf Lubricatingoil with the addition of Hbn  Nanoparticle Additives
4 Prof. M.B.Thorat IJRASET A Review on  investigation of TribologicalBehaviorOf Lubricatingoil with the addition of Nio  Nanoparticle Additives
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Mr. Maruti Morade

Senior Manager, Tata Motors, Pune

“Good Change and improvements, my best regards to this institute.”
Mr. Padmakar Bhalekar

Asst, RTO

“Ambitious students, neat and clean campus, disciplined students and staff. My best regards to this institute.”

Distinguished Alumni

Mahesh Gagare

2010 Batch
Asst. Manager, Volkswagen, Pune

Avinash Bhor

2010 Batch
Junior Engineer, John Deere, Pune

Atul Waghchaure

2010 Batch
Tooling Incharge, Right Tight Fastener Pvt. Ltd. Nashik


104 students placed in last 5 years.
16 students placed in 2018-19


Career Partners

  • Tata Motors
  • Bajaj Auto Ltd, Chakan
  • Spaco Carburettors, Chakan
  • Eaton , Ahmednagar
  • Jai Hind Industries Ltd, Pune