Vishwakarma Institute of Technology is a well-recognized and highly appreciated Institute imparting quality technical education since last three decades. For accomplishment of the Vision & Mission of the Institute laying foundation for high quality research and inculcating research culture among all the stake holders of the institute is necessary. The objective of Research & development initiatives undertaken by Vishwakarma Institute of Technology is to establish research culture and facilitate development of faculty and students.

Improving high-quality scientific research is a necessary requirement for creating successful applications for society needs. All research and innovation of this Institute should aim to be of a high standard. The goal of creating technological and social innovations has emerged alongside R&D-based activities. Our relentless effort is always to foster research to contribute towards societal benefits. Following are some initiatives undertaken by the institute for strengthening research culture

  • As part of local management committee Dean (Research and Development), Dean (Industry Relations) and Dean (Faculty Development) have been appointed for policy making and initiating various research and development related activities. To percolate the policies and vision related to research in every department of the institute, Assistant Head, Research has also been appointed.
  • For development of the faculty, efforts such as deputing faculty for internship in industry, deputing for collaborative research, encouragement for PhD, facilitating for knowledge creation, trainings, organizing various faculty competitions are undertaken. Based on individual expertise every faculty is encouraged to generate funds through consultancy/research projects/training/patents.
  • Faculty contributing in research is appreciated by the institute through awards and recognition.
  • To bring out research potential of the students, institute is doing significant innovations in the Teaching – Learning process such as project centric learning, student conferences, technical activities, semester long internships to industry/research organizations.

The various components and processes of the research culture of the institute are described below

Establishment of Research Forum:

The Research Forum implements wide ranging activities such as promoting applied and basic research, technology development, establishing centers of excellence, honing and cultivating appropriate research skills within faculty by deputing for Ph.D. studies, Conferences, Workshops and Short Term Training Programs (STTPs), promoting faculties to submit research proposals for different funding agencies viz. Savitribai Phule Pune University, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), University Grants Commission (UGC), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Council for scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission (RGSTC), etc.

Establishment of research forum for various activities such as

  • Sharing of research by internal faculty members
  • Arranging expert lectures by outside eminent personalities
  • Developing training modules
  • Arranging conferences and workshops
  • Submitting research proposals for government and non-government funding agencies
  • Pursuing consultancy work, developing incubation centers.
  • Writing patents
  • Established research steering committee to coordinate the activities of the research forum.
  • Arranging Training/ Discussion Sessions for the research forum:
  • Having a mentor from IIT for every department
  • Formalizing the procedure for Departmental research data collection
  • Formalizing Training need Identification, Deputation and Feedback Process
  • Formalizing the Research Appraisal Scheme for faculty members
  • Developing a policy for VIT Research Grant
  • Developing Conference and Workshop Deputation Policy
  • Conferences and workshops organized by research forum


Research Forum

S.N. Name of the Member Category Designation
1) Prof. (Dr.) R. M. Jalnekar Director Chairman
2) Prof.(Dr.) Ganesh Dongre Dean- Research & Development Vice-Chairman
3) Prof.(Dr.) G. D. Bhuthkar Assistant Head _ Research (Computer Engineering Dept.) Member
3) Prof.(Dr.) S. P. Chippa Assistant Head _ Research (Mechanical Engineering Dept.) Member
4) Prof. (Dr.) Sangeeta Kurundkar

Assistant Head _ Research

(SY Common)

5) Prof. P. S. Dhabe

Assistant Head _ Research

(IT and MCA Engineering Dept.)

6) Prof. (Dr.) Sachhitanand Satpute Assistant Head _ Research (Chemical Engineering Dept.) Member
7) Prof.(Dr.) MedhaWyawahare

Assistant Head _ Research

(E&TC Engineering Dept.)

8) Prof.(Dr.) V. N. Karandikar Assistant Head _ Research (Industrial and Production Engineering Dept.) Member
9) Prof.(Dr.) Sachin Sawant

Assistant Head _ Research


10) Prof.(Dr.) Mrs. Archana Chaudhari Assistant Head _ Research (Instrumentation Engineering Dept.) Member

























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