Department of Industrial & Production Engineering


Prof. (Dr.) Girish Narayan Kotwal

The Industrial Engineering Program was established at Vishwakarma Institute of Technology in year 1984 and was followed by the Production Engineering Program in 1999. Since then the Department has grown to offer Masters and PhD Program in Industrial Engineering.

One of the major landmarks in development of the Institute was conferment of Academic Autonomy by University Grants Commission and University of Pune in 2008. This enabled the department to adopt innovative practices such as online examinations, industry sponsored mini-projects, semester long industry internship, offer student exchange programs with foreign universities, participation of reputed industry persons and imminent academicians in the form of Board of Studies, Industrial Advisory Board, Department Mentor from IIT, etc.  

The Industrial and Production Engineering Department, apart from giving core competencies to its students, encourages them to have an all round personality development by encouraging them in co-curricular  activities like technical paper presentations, technical events like Baja, Supra, Prodigy,  research projects and extracurricular activities like cultural events (Firodiya, Puroshottam Karandak),  and so on. 

Our students are also given international exposure through various student exchange programs with universities in Canada and Germany, which helps them capitalize on international internship and job opportunities. Further, to bridge the industry institute gap our students are offered full semester internships in industry in their final year last semester so as to make them industry ready even before they graduate. 

The department is also rich in Research, Training and consultancy activities. Faculties are in constant interaction with funding agencies like ISRO, DST, RJSTC, and BCUD and as a result the department has currently got projects worth 90 Lakhs. The department also offers consultancy to industries in Lean Manufacturing, Productivity Improvement, Ergonomics and other areas in Industrial engineering. We also offer certificate training programs in areas of 6 Sigma for students and Industry.  We feel we have reached just a few milestones, as we stride ahead on our journey to excellence.