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Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
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Department of Mechanical Engineering started Ph.D. Research Centre from the academic year 2013-2014 with an intake of 10 students, affiliated to the University of Mumbai.


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Area of Specialization


Dr. Hari Vasudevan

Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Systems & Strategy, Market Orientation of Manufacturing Firms and World Class Manufacturing.


Dr. K. N. Vijayakumar

Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Engineering


Dr. G. T. Thampi

Technology Integration in Enterprises


Dr. Sanjay Kumar

Manufacturing & Optimization

5. Dr. Rajendra Khavekar Manufacturing, Forming, DOE, Machining Process, Shainin Systems, Casting Process, Additive Manufacturing
6. Dr. Atul Dhale

Design Engineering, Human Powered Machines

7. Dr. Vinayak Khatwate Solid Mechanics, Kinematics of machines, Design of Machines, Fracture Mechanics, Finite Element Methods


  • Mudita Dixit, Dr.Jayashree Patil Dake (April 2018) “Rreview of the Indian Auto and Auto  Component  Industry”, Research Matrix,Vol 2, Issue-9, ISSN 2321:7073, 2nd  International Conference on global transformations in business, culture and linguistics, organized by KPB Hinduja College of Commerce at Dubai.


  • Khavekar R. S., Vasudevan H., Desai Harshavardhan (2017), ‘Application of Shainin DoE Tool to Explore Unknown Variables causing ‘Ghost Noise’ in 5th Gear Cycle of Transaxles during NVH Testing’, Advances in Intelligent Systems Research, Vol. 137, pp: 271-276, Atlantis Press (Springer), AISR (ISSN 1951-6851), ISBN (online): 978-94-6252-305-0.


  • Vasudevan Hari, R. Ramesh, “Multi Characteristics Optimization in the Turning of GFRP Composites based on Grey-Taguchi method” in “Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering”, Published by Springer Singapore. DIO: 10.1007/978-981-13-2490-1.


  • Rajendra K., Vasudevan H., Modi Bhavik (2018), ‘Optimization of Injection Moulding Process Parameters using Taguchi DoE Methodology’, International Conference on Role of Industrial Engineering in Industry 4.0 Paradigm (ICIEIND-2018), organised by IIIE, Odisha Chapter, Bhubaneshwar, Sept; 27- 30, 2018.


  • Shaikh Ibrahim & Vasudevan Hari (2018) “Review and Analysis of issues related to the implementation of Knowledge Management practices in Indian Automotive SMEs”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 376, conference 1.


  • Gandhi M., Vijayakumar K. N., Sheikh M. A., “Green Supply Chain Management Practices in Automobile Industry”, Industrial Engineering Journal; Vol IX & Issue no 4 of April 2016, pp 11-16.


  • Khavekar R. S., Vasudevan H., Modi B. (2017), ‘A Comparative Study of Taguchi Methodology and Shainin System DoE in the Optimization of Injection Moulding Process Parameters’, IOP Conference series: Materials Science and Engineering, 225 (2017) 012183.


  • R. Ramesh, Kalpesh N. Tank, Mandar S. Rao, Rahil S. Sheth, “Optimization of turning parameters for Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GFRP/E) using Grey Relational Analysis coupled with Taguchi method” in ICAME2015 held during 15th & 16th of October 2015, UCEV, Villupuram, Vol 1.


  • Deshpande N. and Vasudevan H., “Machining Induced Surface Integrity Aspects of Stainless Steels: A Review”, 2nd International conference on Materials, Manufacturing and Modelling, ICMMM -2019, during 29th to 31st March 2019, organized by Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. (This paper would be published in Elsevier Journal, Materials Today, further details will be provided after publication).


  • Mudita Dixit, Dr. G. T. Thampi, Dr. Jayashree Patil Dake (Jan-March 2019) “Auto and Auto Component Industry in India- A study”, AJANTA,Vol –VIII, Issue 1, ISSN-2277-5730,Impact factor 5.5. International conference on “Dynamics of international environment” organized by KPB Hinduja College of Commerce in collaboration with Singapore Indian chamber of commerce & Industry at Singapore.


  • R. S. Khavekar, Vasudevan H., Deshpande G. (2016), ‘Improvement of Gear Quality in Machining Industry using Shainin System’, in the International Conference on Materials, Manufacturing and Design 2016, organised by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Maharashtra on 20th & 21st December, 2016.


  • R. Ramesh, Vasudevan Hari, “A Review and Analysis of the Machining Process involving Nickel Based Super Alloy” in “Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering”, Published by Springer Singapore, DIO: 10.1007/978-981-13-2490-1.


  • Chawan Anup and Vasudevan Hari, “Technological Innovativeness and Its Impact on Firm Performance in Indian Manufacturing SMEs” in the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Design organized by SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, held during 25th-26th April 2019.


  • Vasudevan H., Rajguru R. and Yadav Rajnarayan, “Predictive Modelling of Delamination Factor and Cutting Forces in the Machining of GFRP Composite Material using ANN” in “Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering”, Published by Springer Singapore. DIO: 10.1007/978-981-13-2490-1.


  • R. Ramesh, Punit Sanghavi, Chirag Pandya and Raj Hemani, “Solar Energy a Viable Alternative: A Review” in ICAME2015 held during 15th & 16th of October 2015, UCEV, Villupuram, Vol1.