DEPARTMENT OF E & TC Engineering


Faculty Development Program on Emerging Technological Trends in Industry

Duration: 11 - 15 March, 2024 Speakers- 

Distinguished Industry Personnel 

Coverage of Topics -  Use of AI & ML in Self Driving Cars, LiDAR Sensor and it’s Applications,  Explo

IEEE International Conference- IEEE Punecon2020- 16th - 18th December 2020

Department of E&TC has organized an IEEE international conference “IEEE PuneCon 2020” from 18-20 December, 2020. The conference was organized by Vishwakarm Institute of Technology, Pune, in association with IEEE Pune Section.


Dignitaries at national and international level graced the conference. Dr. Toshio Fukuda, IEEE President, Dr. Ananad Deshpande, Chairman, Persistent Systems, Dr. Deepak Mathur, and Dr, Suresh Nair graced inaugural function. Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman AICTE, was the chief guest for valedictory function.


Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay,Professor, IIT Kharagpur, Mr. Mahesh Kshirsagar, Chief Technology Officer – Analyst & Insights, Tata Consultancy Services, Dr. Takako Hoshimoto, IEEE, Linda Uslaner, Program Director, IEEE CollabratecTM , Newyork, Tiffany Mckerhan, IEEE – Manager, Author Engagement & Support, New Jersey, Dr. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay and Dr. Sudip Misra, Professor, IIT Kharagpur delivered keynote speeches.


He authors presented and published paper in research fields such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Big Data, IoT, Advoc Network and Automation.

AICTE Sponsored One Week STTP on “Academic Innovations in Industry 4.0”

The Department of E&TC  Engineering had organized an AICTE Sponsored One Week Online STTP  on “Academic Innovations in Industry 4.0”  coordinated by Prof. Dr. Shripad Bhatlawande in three phases.

Conducted in Online Mode: 

Phase1- 19-24 Oct.2020

Phase2- 2-7 Nov.2020

Phase3- 14-19 Dec.2020

Total participants of STTP - 200

 This AICTE Sponsored Short Term Training Program (STTP) provides a Multidisciplinary understanding of Industry 4.0 andallied Technologies. It ensures your comprehensive understanding from Sensor Technologies to advanced topics in Artificial Intelligence. This STTP provides you A to Z understanding of Sensor Selection and Integration, Statistical Methods, MachineLearning, Reinforcement Learning, Deep Learning Models, Additive Manufacturing, and Industrial Internet of Things.  STTP highlighted the Academic Challenges to cope up with technological advancements. Academic Innovations to be made in Curriculum, Teaching Learning Methodology, Evaluation schemes and Research initiatives in terms of Projects, proposals, patents, publications and consultancies.

 Course Highlights:

  • Sensor Technologies
  • Internet of Things
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Data Science
  • Data Visualization
  • Deep Learning Models
  • Business Innovation
  • Real-World Case Studies
  • Academia Industry

AICTE Sponsored One Week Online STTP on “GPU Computing”

The Department of E&TC  Engineering had organized an AICTE Sponsored One Week Online STTP  on “GPU Computing”  coordinated by Prof. Dr. Shripad Bhatlawande in three phases.

Phase 1: 26th October to 31st October 2020

Phase 2: 23 rd. Nov. -28 th Nov 2020

Phase 3:26th July to 31st July 2021


This STTP was organized to provide an indepth understanding of GPU Architecture and Programming. It major contents covered in STTP were A to Z understanding of Parallel Processing, Multiprocessor Environment, GPU Architecture, Memory Organization, CUDA Programming, PyCUDA, Image Processing, Computer Vision and Deep Learning Applications of GPU.  

During all three phases of STTP there had been three-panel discussions conducted on three most promising academic industry-relevant topics. 18 members from Industry had participated in these panel discussions and provided their valuable suggestions and insights on the topics. 135 participants from academia and industry had participated in these STTPS

AICTE Sponsored FDP on “Machine Learning and Data Analytics”, 9th to 20th December 2019

E&TC Department organised an AICTE Sponsored FDP on “Machine Learning and Data Analytics” from 9th to 20th December 2019, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Shripad Bhatlawande. Total number of participants was 34.

Dr. Aditya Gokhale, Director, R&D, VMware, was the key note speaker. Dr. Aditya Abhyankar, Dean, DOT, SPPU, Pune, Dr. Biswajit Biswas, Media Labs, MIT, USA & Chief Data Scientist, Tata Elxsi, Bengaluru, Mr. Shripad Pandit, Project Manager, TCS, Pune, Dr. Manasi Patwardhan, Research Scientist, Tata Research Ltd., Pune, Mrs. Manjiri Bhindwale, Data Scientist and Mr. Ravindra Chougule, Renishaw some of the eminent speakers from Industry and Academia. The FDP covered topics on Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Learning, Computer Visin, Autonomous Vehicles and GPU Computing.



AICTE Sponsored STTP on “Medical Image Processing and Image Analysis”, 2nd - 7th December 2019

E&TC Department organised an AICTE Sponsored STTP on “Medical Image Processing and Image Analysis” from 2nd - 7th December 2019, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Swati Shilaskar.

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay, IIT Kharagpur, Dr. Debdoot Sheet, IIT Kharagpur, Dr. Mukul Sutaone, College of Engineering, Pune and various other experts from Industry, Academia and Medical Practitioners led the participants into interactive lectures and hands-on sessions on Medical imaging, pathological image analysis, MRI image modalities and processing, machine learning for medical diagnostics, USG image analysis, fundus imaging, imaging for vision assistance, X-Ray imaging and deep learning & machine learing techniques for disease diagnosis.

Workshop on “Engineering Applications in Astronomy"


Department of E&TC Engineering organised a Workshop on “Engineering Applications in Astronomy " from 19th to 24th August 2019 at VIT, Pune in association with Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) and Infosys Foundation, coordinated by Prof. Shital Pawar. The workshop aimed to provide a platform for engineering students to get ready for the upcoming astronomical mega projects through some hands-on approach and perceive how astronomical instrumentation challenges are being taken up for the next-generation technology. The experiments conducted here were new and different from the UG PG lab experiments, thereby giving an insight into Astronomical application and understanding of the engineering concepts. A visit to Giant Meterwave Radio Telecsope (GMRT) and IUCAA Garawali Observatory (IGO) was also carried out during the workshop. The workshop was inaugurated by Hon. Bharatji Agarwal, Executive Director and Managing Trustee, VIT Pune. Inaugural function was graced by the presence of Dr. Somak Raychaudhury, Director, IUCAA, Dr. A.N.Ramprakash, Professor and Head of Instrumentation Laboratory, IUCAA, Mr. Jameer Manur, Research Electronics Engineer, IUCAA, Prof. Dr. Swati Shilaskar, Dean SCCG, VIT and Prof. Dr. Shripad Bhatlawande, Head E&TC Engineering, VIT. Total number of participants for this workshop was 38.