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Center of Excellence (CoE)


Center of Excellence in Machine Learning and AI

Vision
To develop skills and knowledge in the domain of machine learning for creating talented and industry-ready Engineers.
Mission
  • To become a center of excellence in the domain of machine learning focusing on multi-disciplinary research.
  • To provide knowledge and skills of machine learning to faculty and students.
  • To collaborate with academic institutions and industries working in the domain of machine learning
    Objectives
  • To develop Center of Excellence in the area of machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • To encourage multi-disciplinary research and collaborative work with industries and institutes of repute
  • To identify employability skill-gap at the entry level and plan activities to bridge it
  • To collaborate with institutions and industries for knowledge generation, technology/knowledge transfer and consultancy
  • To identify potential job roles in the domain of machine learning
  • To provide research facilities and opportunities for quality improvement
  • To motivate faculty and students for research publications
  • To encourage students and faculty members for product development and applying for intellectual property rights
    Areas of Research (Not limited to ….)
  • Data mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Web Mining
  • Intelligent Image Processing
  • Deep Learning
  • Evolutionary Computations
    Roadmap

    Short Term Goals
    Sr. No. Activity Priority
    1. Self-Learning High
    2. Student Projects High
    3. Exhibitions High
    4. Participation in Competitions/ Workshops / STTPs Mid
    5. Faculty Development Program Low
    6. Student Development Program / Skill Development Program Mid
    7. Expert Talks Low
    8. Industry Visits / Tech-fest Visits Low
    9. Placements High
    10. Internships High

    Long Term Goals
    Sr. No. Activity Priority
    1. Patents and Commercial Product Development High
    2. Research Publications High
    3. Multi-disciplinary Projects High
    4. National and International Collaborations Mid
    5. Research Center Mid

    Activities
    Inauguration of the Center of Excellence in Machine Learning and AI

    The inauguration of the center was done by Dr. Nilesh J. Uke, Principal, K. J. College of Engineering, Pune and Dr. Vandana Joshi, Professor, College of Engineering (COEP), Pune on 16th January 2019.


  • Center of Excellence in Web Technologies

    About the Center
    Web technologies are a general term referring to the many languages and multimedia packages that are used in conjunction with one another, to produce dynamic web sites. Each separate technology is fairly limited on its own, and tends to require the dual use of at least one other such technology.

    Vision
    To provide an opportunity to learn skills required for creative, effective and professional web site design and development and enhance the knowledge of Web Technologies.
    Mission
  • Develop the skills required to create web applications.
  • To provide knowledge and skills of Web Technologies to students and other stockholders.
  • Gain insights into new trends and features in the web development marketplace.
    Activities
    Inauguration of the Center of Excellence in Web Technologies

    The Center was inaugurated on 11th October 2019 with an Activity conducted as Mini Project Exhibition Cum Competition. The inauguration was done by Mr. M. B. Sankeshwar, Chief Executive Officer and MD, Textile Park, MIDC, Baramati. At the time of Inauguration Hon. Principal Dr. R.S. Bichkar, Dean Academics Dr. Rajveer Shastri, HOD IT Dr. S.A. Takale and other Heads of the department, Dr. D.B. Hanchate along with Senior Faculties of the Department and Institute were present.
    The center was inaugurated with Mini Project Exhibition Cum Competition as a First Activity.


  • Centre of Excellence in Plastic Waste Management


    Coordinator: Dr. Aparna G. Sajjan

    Department: General Sciences and Engineering (Chemistry)

    Date of Establishment: 4th October 2019

    Vision
    To make students believe that, we can - and we will - help end plastic waste. At the same time focusing on developing new ways to reuse the waste plastic in building the green nation.
    Mission
  • To become the centre of excellence for managing the plastic waste and to train the students to make the most efficient use of waste plastic.
  • To impart knowledge about the hazards of single-use plastic and plastic pollution. (Single-use plastic is a disposable material that can be
          used only once before it is either thrown away or recycled, like plastic bags, water & soda bottles, straws, plastic plates, cups, food packaging, etc.)
  • To provide research facilities and to encourage the students and faculty for developing new approaches to eradicate the plastic waste
    Aims and Objectives:
    Reduced use of plastic: To encourage reduced use of non-degradable plastics in order to reduce waste plastic in streams and landfills.

    Beneficial management of plastic waste: To find alternative ways to use the plastic waste and also efficient transformation of plastic waste into energy or fuel.

    Substitution: To find alternative eco-friendly measures of substitution for the synthetic non-degradable polymers.

    Environmental Safety: To control (reduce) the impact of plastic waste on the ecosystem
    Focused areas of Research (Goals):
  • To use the waste plastic in the form of adhesives and after compressing and moulding as insulators.(Electrical and ENTC Engineering)
  • To use the polymer waste for making concrete blocks for buildings, interior decoration, furniture and in Highway (Civil Engineering).
  • To use the plastic waste in making fuels. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • To establish environment-friendly plastic waste disposal solutions(General)
    Activities Conducted:
    1. Inauguration of the Centre of Excellence in Plastic Waste Management

    The inauguration of the centre was done by Dr.Gulshan Relhan,Scientist (BARC, Mumbai),and Mrs. Relhanon 4th October 2019.


    2. During lockdown due to COVID19: arranged Online MOCK CETas a practice test for the students who are going to appear for MH-CET 2020, on 12th July 2020.E-certificates were given to all participated students. A total of 200 students appeared for this Mock Test.

    3. Successfully conducted ‘VPKBIET E-Olympiad Examinations’ for school students for the subjects Mathematics, Science and English during 3rd to 5th November 2020. Level–I Examinations were conducted for the classes VII and VIII. Level–II Examinations were conducted for the classes IX and X.

    Delivered a seminar on “SCAMPER Technique for Plastic Waste Management” on 6th November 2020 during 3.30pm to 4.30pm at VPKBIET Baramati.
    Activities Planned:
    1. To conduct a seminar on ‘Plastic waste management’ on 25th September 2020, for VPKBIET faculty.
    2. To organise a local level ‘Science Olympiad exam’ in the month of October 2020 for classes Vth, VIIth and IXth.
    3. To organise a ‘Poster presentation competition on Innovative Ideas of Managing the Plastic Waste generated’,
        in the month of November 2020 for the students of VPKBIET.
    Why Plastic Waste Management?
    Plastic Waste in India:
  • According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), India generates close to 26,000
         tonnes of plastic a day andover 10,000 tonnes a day of plastic waste remains uncollected.
  • According to a Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) study the plastic processing
          industry is estimated to grow to 22 million tonnes (MT) a year by 2020 from 13.4 MT in 2015
          and nearly half of this is single-use plastic.
  • India’s per capita plastic consumption of less than 11 kg, is nearly a tenth of the
          United States of America (109 kg).
    Global Plastic Waste:
  • Over 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced since 1950, and about 60% of that has ended up in landfills or in the natural environment.
  • Only 9% of all plastic waste ever produced has been recycled and about 12% has been incinerated, while the remaining 79% has accumulated in
         landfills, dumps or the natural environment.
  • Plastic waste, whether in a river, an ocean, or on land can persist in the environment for centuries, hence by 2050, the amount of plastic in seas and
         oceans across the world will weigh more than the fish.
    Impact of Plastic Waste:
  • Consequences for Animals: Plastic wastes have intensely affected animals in aquatic, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems.

    1. Plastic ingestion upsets or fills up the digestive systems of the animals thus contributing to their death due to intestinal blockage or starvation.

    2. Marine animals can also be trapped in plastic waste where they are exposed to predators or starve to death.

    3. The plastics may also contain toxic chemicals which can harm the animal’s vital organs or biological functions.

    4. Studies show that the chemicals affect the biological and reproduction process resulting in reduced numbers of offspring.

  • Consequences for Human Health:

    1. The chemicals leached from the plastics contain compounds, like polybrominated diphenyl ether (anti-androgen), bisphenol A (mimics the natural female hormone estrogen) and phthalates (also known as anti-androgens), impact human health leading to various hormonal and genetic disorders.

    2. These chemicals can interfere with the functioning of the endocrine system and thyroid hormones and can be very destructive to women of reproductive age and young children.

  • Land Pollution: Plastics leach hazardous chemicals on land, resulting in the destruction and decline in quality of the earth’s land surfaces in term of use, landscape and ability to support life forms.

  • Air Pollution: Plastic burning releases poisonous chemicals into the atmosphere impacting general well-being and causing respiratory disorders in living beings.

  • Water Pollution: Many lakes and oceans have reported alarming cases of plastic debris floating on water surfaces, affecting a great number of aquatic creatures. It leads to dreadful consequences to marine creatures that swallow the toxic chemicals.

  • Interference with the Food Chain: : When the smaller animals (planktons, molluscs, worms, fishes, insects, and amphibians) are intoxicated by ingesting plastic, they are passed on to the larger animals disrupting the interrelated connections within the food chain.

  • Poor Drainage: Drainage system clogged with plastic bags, films, and other plastic items, causes flooding.

  • Impact on Habitats: Seafloor plastic waste sheets could act like a blanket, inhibiting gas exchange and leading to anoxia or hypoxia (low oxygen levels) in the aquatic system, which in turn can adversely affect the marine life.

  • Economic Losses: Plastic waste along shoreline has a negative impact on tourism revenue (creates an aesthetic issue). For example, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, are under the plastic threat and facing the aesthetic issue because of the international dumping of plastic waste at the island.
    Challenges:
  • Messed up Plastic Waste (plastic dumped openly): In the form of microplastics/microbeads when plastic enters the environment via inland waterways, wastewater outflows, and transport by wind or tides cannot all be filtered out once it enters the ocean.As plastics travel with ocean currents, an island of trash called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has been created.

  • Bogus Biodegradable Plastic: In the absence of robust testing and certification to verify claims made by producers, fake biodegradable and compostable plastics are entering the marketplace.

  • Online or E-Commerce Companies: Apart from the plastic we consume through traditional retail, the popularity of online retail and food delivery apps, though restricted to big cities, is contributing to the rise in plastic waste.

    Microplastics: After entering into the aquatic environment, microplastics can travel vast distances floating in seawater, or sediment to the seabed. A recent study has revealed that microplastics in the atmosphere are trapped by the clouds and the falling snow. Microplastic particles are commonly white or opaque in colour, which are commonly mistaken by many surface-feeding fishes as food (plankton) and can even move up the food chain to human consumers (from eating contaminated fish/seafood/shellfish).

    Solution: Plastic Waste Management:
  • Reduce: First step in reducing plastic waste is to minimize single use plastics by supporting a tax on plastic bags, restraint on manufacturing of plastics, and using alternatives of plastic or biodegradable plastic. For example Project REPLAN (stands for REducingPLastic in Nature) launched by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) aims to reduce consumption of plastic bags by providing a more sustainable alternative.
  • Reuse: Reusing plastics can reduce the demand for new plastics; hence it can act as the natural restrain on plastic manufacturing.
  • Recycle: Plastic recycling is the process of recovering waste or scrap plastic and reprocessing it into useful products. It offers several benefits like:
    1. Economic benefits due to value addition.
    2. Generates employment.
    3. Reduces depletion of fossil fuel reserves.
    4. Reduces landfill problems.
    5. Recycling of plastics requires less energy
  • Center of Excellence in PLC SCADA

    Vision
    To provide skills and knowledgerequired for Automation and Robotics Industry. To enhance the employability through Interdisciplinary research.
    Mission
  • To provide Industrial Training for students.
  • To strengthen Industry Institute Interaction.
  • To provide platform to students to interact with industry experts.
    Objectives:
  • To make the facilities of project building and consultancy.
  • Industry relevant features to be added in the existing lab for uplifting the academic environment.
  • To be utilized for training of students , staff and industry persons.
  • To train the staff and utilize them to train others by organizing the hands on trainings.
  • To facilitate research facility.
    Outcomes:
  • Ability to gain knowledge on Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Will understand different types of Devices to which PLC input and output modules are connected
  • To provide the knowledge about understand various types of PLC programming languages.
  • Able to create ladder diagrams from process control descriptions.
  • Ability to apply PLC timers and counters for the control of industrial processes
    Activities
    Inauguration of the Center of Excellence in PLC SCADA

    Inauguration of PLC SCADA center was done on 16th September, 2019 in the presence of Hon. Principal Dr. R.S. Bichkar and Dr. N.B. Wagh Head of Department Electrical Engineering.


  • Center of Excellence in Cloud Computing

    Activities
    1. AWS Innovate 2019 Online Conference under flagship of CoE in Cloud Computing

    42 students and faculty from Departments of Computer Engineering and Information Technology attended the "AWS Innovate 2019 Online Conference" which was held on 18th July 2019. Topics covered in AWS Innovate 2019 online conference were cloud computing with database services, IoT, Machine Learning, Security Services, billing in Cloud Computing industry and education sector. This conference focused on opportunity for cloud practice and an ideal platform for AWS cloud services and commercial applications.

    Inauguration for AWS Center for Cloud Computing.

    2. AWS OME Conference on

    AWS OME conference was organized in association with AWS on 30 May 2019.


    3. AWS Certification Session

    One-Day session organised on “AWS Global Certification” on 2 August 2019

    Dr. Chaitanya Kulkarni selected as AWS Faculty Cloud Ambassador 2020, In India Top 50 and Globally 400.


    Center For Adavanced Manufacturing AND Terotechnology [AMAT]

    Preamble :
    The sole objective of this center is to enhance skills in the manufacturing sector and enhance employability of students and provide a platform for faculty to explore and undertake R&D opportunities in this area. Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Terotechnology (AMAT) will be created to draw together resources of the VPKBIET Baramati, industries around and governmental funding agencies into a cooperative effort to be on the leading edge of the latest technological advances in manufacturing. The Center plans to draw upon expertise from throughout the Mechanical engineering and various other departments and the Vidya Pratishthan community as appropriate, as well as resources outside the campus. The Center also plans to involve dedicated faculty and staff that are responsible for enhancing and supporting our research progress.

    Why Manufacturing?
    According to India Brand Equity Foundation, The Gross Value Added (GVA) from the manufacturing sector is in India is estimated at US$ 395.89 billion in FY19. During April-December 2018, GVA from manufacturing at current prices grew 12.4 per cent year-on-year to Rs 288.56 trillion (US$ 395.89 billion). During 2017-18, Index of Industrial Production for manufacturing sector grew 4.50 per cent. India’s Index of Eight Core Industries advanced 4.3 per cent year-on-year during 2018-2019.

    The electronic goods industry is one of the fastest growing industries and is expected to be worth US$ 400 billion by 2020. Government is working on an export-oriented policy for Electronic products. The idea behind this policy is to promote greater exports of electronics and drive larger investments by setting up port-based electronic manufacturing clusters. Also, in October 2018, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had released a draft National Policy on Electronics.

    The Government of India has been supportive towards this growth. It set up Electronic Hardware Technology Parks (EHTPs), Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and brought about a favourable climate for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The government has also increased liberalisation and relaxed tariffs to promote growth in the sector. In addition, it has given the nod to Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (MSIPS) under which the central government will be offering up to US$ 1.7 billion in benefits to the electronics sector in next five years. Under the scheme, subsidy for investment in capital expenditure is provided to the extent of 20 per cent of investment in SEZs and 25 per cent of investment in non-SEZs.

    The growing customer base and the increased penetration in consumer durables segment have provided enough scope for the growth of the Indian electronics sector. Also, digitisation of cable could lead to increased broadband penetration in the country and open up new avenues for companies in the electronics industry.

    During April-January 2019, GVA from manufacturing at current prices grew 12.8 per cent year-on-year to Rs 28.54 trillion (US$ 395.56 billion).

    India’s merchandise exports grew 9.78 per cent year-on-year to US$ 302.84 billion in 2017-18. Merchandise exports recorded 9.06 per cent year-on-year growth to reach US$ 331.02 billion in FY19.

    In February 2019, the Union Cabinet passed the National Policy on Electronics (NPE) which has envisaged creation of a US$ 400 billion electronics manufacturing industry in the country by 2025. 32 per cent growth rate has been targeted globally in next five years.(Source www.ibef.org)

    Manufacturing engineers will be in demand with average salary of 7 LPA.

    Vision :
    To upkeep the rapid development of cross-industry R&D to build the awareness and know-how of manufacturing industry.
    Mission :
    Educating manufacturing leaders of tomorrow.
    Objectives :
  • To enhance skills in the manufacturing sector and enhance employability of students and provide a platform for faculty to explore and undertake R&D opportunities in
          this area.
  • To develop manufacturing facility coping with leading technologies in the sector.
  • To encourage research and collaborative work with industries andinstitutes of repute.
  • To identify employability skill-gap at the entry level and plan activities to bridge it.
  • To collaborate with institutions and industries for knowledge generation, technology/knowledge transfer and consultancy
  • To identify potential jobs for VPKBIET students in the domain of manufacturing
  • To provide research facilities and opportunities for quality improvement
  • To motivate faculty and students for research publications
  • To encourage students and faculty members for product development and applying for intellectual property rights.
    Focused Areas of Interest (Not limited to) :
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D printing / rapid prototyping technologies)
  • Non-conventional manufacturing processes
  • Process modelling and optimization
  • Product Development
  • Terotechnology Practices such as Total Productive Maintenance and related shop-floor philosophies..
  • UAVs & Robotics
  • Nanomaterial Synthesis & surface texturing (electrochemical anodization).
    Requirements :
    Software: Unigraphics NX, Catia, ProE, SolidEdge, SolidWorks, Ansys, Matlab etc.
    Hardware: 3D Printing facilities such as FDM, SLS, SLA, Non-conventional machining equipments such as Laser Beam Machining, EBM, LBW, PAC, WJM, EDM, Wire-cut EDM, FMS, Robotics Cell etc…
    Activities::
  • Activities Planned for Year 2019-20:
  • Sr. No. Type of Activity Title of Prog Tentative Schedule Target Audience Approx.Expenses
    1. In-house Summer Internship for students Summer Internship on Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) - 2019 10th – 15th June 2019 UG students 1,000/- (For prizes)
    2. Faculty Development Program Research & development towards future Manufacturing Technologies Jan 2020 - -
    3. Skill Development Program Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Dec. 2019 - -
    4. Seminar / Webinar Terotechnology Oct 2019 - -
    5. Participation in Project Competition - Feb 2020 - -
    6. Marketable Product Development competition In-house interdepartmental competition May -Dec 2019 - -
    7. Poster Presentation on Advanced Manufacturing Processes Poster Presentation Feb 2020 - -
    8. Industry Visits / Techfest Visits Industry Visits / Techfest Visits March 2020 - -
    9. Expert Talk Industry Experts / Acamedicians August 2019 - -
  • Target for Year 2019-20:
  • Sr. No. Activity Target Set
    1. Patents and commercial products development 05
    2. Research Publications 05
    3. National & International collaborations 05
    4. Multidisciplinary student projects 10
    5. Project exhibitions 02
    6. Participation in competitions / workshops / STTPs 10
    7. Faculty Development Program 02
    8. Student development Program / Skill development Prog 02
    9. Expert Talks 02
    10. Industry Visits / Tech-fest visits 01
    11. Placements 10
    12. Internships 10
  • Center of Excellence for Enhancement of English and Foreign Languages (CEEFL)


    Coordinator: Mr. Anil Patil

    Department: General Sciences and Engineering (English)

    Date of Establishment: 1st July 2019

    Vision
    To prepare students to face challenges in the outside world by providing useful material, guidance and training
    Mission
    To make students feel comfortable and confident to speak English and provide exposure in foreign languages to create communicative environment for themselves
    Purpose:
    The purpose of the Centre is to provide a platform to students to develop the necessary communicative skills in English as well as exposure in foreign languages.
    Outcomes: Students will be able—
  • To overcome fear about speaking English and start communicating in English.
  • To practice speaking English in their day-to-day communication.
  • To feel confident about self-improvement about English, communication skills and foreign languages.

  • Planned Activities to be conducted :
    1. To deliver a lecture on Significance of English to our students of all branches.
    2. To send motivational lectures to our students
    3. To organise a guest lecture on importance of foreign languages like German, French and Spanish
    4. To make students aware about useful Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) by NPTEL, udemy, Coursera and edX.
    5. To make e-books available on English Grammar and Fluency on English and send to students
    6. To counsel students on self-improvement about English and communication skills
    7. To organise a 15-Day Training for Technical Staff

    Center for Agricultural Technologies

    Vision
    To develop and implement technological solutions for challenges in agricultural and allied fields like dairy and food processing.
    Objectives:
  • To develop agricultural devices, sensors, and systems for Smart Agriculture, Precision Agriculture, Agro Robots etc.
  • To design and implement information and communication technology applications and promote effective use.
  • To establish Industrial tie ups with national organizations and agro companies.
  • To undertake projects from research organizations and agro and allied industries and employ technologies economically and with minimal
          disruption to existing practices.
  • To facilitate startups in agro and allied fields.

  • Methodology:
    Above objectives will be achieved by
  • Creating a workforce of students and faculties through experiential learning and self-paced courses like Swayam, NPTEL etc.
  • Developing prototypes though students projects in agricultural and allied fields by offering seed funding.
  • Facilitating for application of Patents with complete guidance and support.
  • Organizing workshops and seminars on current and relevant developments in agricultural sectors.

  • Outcomes Targeted (2019-20):
    Multidisciplinary Students Projects, Publications in Recognized Journals, Patents, Start Ups, Organization of Seminars and Workshops.
    Activities:
  • Centre for Agricultural Technologies was inaugurated by Director, Raisoni Dr. V. S. Hendre along with Principal, Dr. R. S. Bichkar on 18th Sept. 2019.
  • Dr. V. S. Hendre explaining need of technology applications in Agricultural Sector.
    Principal, Dr.Bichkar addressing students on Technology Challenges in Agricultural Sector.
    Volunteer Students and Faculty Members present for Inauguration.

  • Visit of Faculties to Infinity Drip, Baramati
  • Dr. Shastri and Dr. Bhosle visited Infinity Drip, Baramati Manufacturing setup for Drip irrigation pipes
    VPKBIET students volunteered for infinity drip during Krushik 2020
  • Students and faculties visited Sky Agro Baramati, Manufacturer in Drip Irrigation Systems at Katphal, Baramati
  • Students volunteered for Sky Agro Baramati during Krushik 2020
    Students volunteered for Sky Agro Baramati during Krushik 2020
  • Drone Demonstrations at Krushik 2020

    Team Presenting Drones to Pani Foundation Authorities
  • Faculties attended International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence Based Future Technologies in Agriculture
  • Dr. Lav Khot, WSU, Pullman
    Dr. Lav Khot, WSU, Pullman
    Dr. B. B. Gaikwad
    Inaugural Function

    AICTE Sponsored Prerana Center for SC-ST Students

    Preamble:
    The Center has been established upon receipt of Sanction letter and funds (Rs.5,53,000/-) from AICTE vide order no. 72-15/StDC/Prerna/Policy/2019-10 dated 12-03-2020 issued by Dr. Neeraj Saxena (Advisor StDC, AICTE New Delhi). The broad objective of the center is to encourage & facilitate aspiring SC/ST students seeking higher education through admission tests like GATE/ GPAT/ CAT/ CMAT/ TOEFL/ IELTS and GRE. Prerana scheme is implemented at the VPKBIET for next two years (2020-21 & 2021-22). At this Center, students are supported financially and facilitated to write exams pertaining to higher education at institutes of high-repute. We facilitate students by sponsoring their exam fees and provide training in related areas. We have kick-started the activities to gear-up students preparing these exams.

    With reference to the offer letter received in response to our online proposal submitted, we Vidya Pratishthan's Kamalnayan Bajaj Institute of Engineering & Technology, Baramati, has acknowledged the receipt of fund and acceptance of offer letter for implementation of Prerana scheme at our institute during 2020-21 & 2021-22. We assured that, the provisions related to maintenance of account, instructions for implementation of the scheme and submission of documents after completion of the scheme will be strictly followed as laid down in the scheme offer letter.
    Formation of Program Evaluation Committee :
    We are kickstarting the activities and as per the guidelines, a Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) is required to be constituted at Institutional level. The constitution of the PEC is done be as under :
  • Principal/Director of the Institution (Chairperson) - Dr. R. S. Bichkar
  • Coordinator of the scheme (Member Secretary) - Dr. S.M. Bhosle
  • Two HODs and - Dr. G.N.Narule & Dr. Nandakumar Wagh
  • One subject expert - Dr. Shirish Bali. The members of the said PEC shall not be below the rank of Associate Professor. The minutes of the meetings are to be submitted to the AICTE at the end of the scheme along with other mandatory ' documents'.

  • Guidelines for maintenance of accounts ::
    A set of formal guidelines for maintenance of accounts Specific to this scheme with reference to offer letter were communicated to accounts department:
    1. The institute shall strictly follow the provisions laid down in the scheme document and sanction order no. 72-15/StDc/Prerna/Policy/2019-20 dated 12/03/2020 issued by AICTE. All correspondences related to the scheme must contain this number along with year of sanction of the scheme; failing which correspondence will not be entertained.

    2. Funds covered by this grant shall be kept separately and would not be mixed with other funds, so as to know the amount of interest accrued on the grant.

    3. The institute shall maintain proper accounts of the expenditure out of the grants, which shall be utilized only on the scheme.

    4. The Council or its nominee shall have the right to check/verify the account to satisfy that the fund has been utilized for the purpose for it was sanctioned.

    5. The date of release of the grant by AICTE shall be taken as the date of commencement of the scheme". The Principal / Director / Registrar shall intimate about the receipt of the grant to AICTE. Any expenditure incurred prior to the issuance of the approval letter will not be allowed to be adjusted in the grant and if the Institution do not take the scheme work within six month of the receipt ofthe grant, the approval shall ipso facto lapse.

    6. The amount of interest accrued on the grant should be treated as part of the grant to be utilized for that particular scheme. However, the interest amount accrued along with grant disbursed should not exceed the total grant sanctioned for the scheme. The Institute receiving the grant should reflect the same in the audited statement of accounts/ utilization certificate and may either refund the interest amount to AICTE.

    7. After receipt of the grant from AICTE, the Institute shall send a confirmation to AICTE within 2 months of receipt of grant that the sanctioned scheme has been started/is in progress.

    8. The grant is intended to cover items of expenditure connected with the Prerana Scheme such as Honorarium to the eminent faculty members invited for conducting sessions @ Rs.2000/- per class of minimum 2 Hours. No TA/DA will be paid. Students will be paid the application fee for such exams through this scheme. With the kind permission from Principal, the confirmation email has already been sent to AICTE.

    Requested Permission from AICTE for Conducting Online classes ::
    Due to COVID-19 pandemic situation, we requested AICTE officials for permission to organize & conduct related 'online-training sessions' for students to attain timely implementation of Prerana scheme at our institute during 2020-21 & 2021-22.
    Proposed Tentative Budget for expenditure from funds received to be submitted for approval from Management:


    Enrollment Statistics:
    Based on this enrollment data, above budget provisioning from funds received are proposed for sponsoring student’s exams fees & training component.
    Total enrollment till date is 86 students from all departments.
    Class-wise students:
  • Final Year students : 31
  • Pre-final year : 55
  • Category wise students:
  • SC Category Students : 83
  • ST Category students : 03
    How many students have opted for NPTEL courses & earned certificates?
  • No course taken: 57 students
  • One course taken : 18 students
  • Two courses taken: 04 students
  • More than two courses taken: 05 students
    Which exam students are willing to write this year?
  • TOEFL: 02 students
  • GRE: 05 students
  • GATE: 78 students
  • CMAT : 01 student
    Department-wise enrollment:
  • Civil Engg - 12 out of 13
  • Comp Engg - 17 out of 17 (100%)
  • Electrical Engg - 17 out of 19
  • E&TC - 13 out of 15
  • IT - 17 out of 17 (100%)
  • Mech - 09 enrolled out of 13
  • Center of Excellence for Internet of Things (IoT)

    Vision:
    To provide quality training environment to the future engineers to make them industry ready and support innovation and research activities
    Mission:
  • To train students to meet the requirements of industry and make them job ready
  • To contribute to innovation and research in the area IoT
  • To collaborate with academic institutions and industries to become Center of Excellence in the domain of IoT.

  • Objectives:
  • To develop expertise in the field of IoT.
  • To conduct trainings for school and college students/faculties to create awareness about technology.
  • To provide students with industrial training and platform for interaction with industry experts to strengthen industry institute interaction.
  • To design and develop prototypes for commercial products.
  • To encourage research publications and patents.
  • To facilitate consultancy and funded projects.

  • Areas of Research(Not Limited to..):
  • Embedded systems
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Cloud computing
  • IOT operating Systems
  • Data security
  • Wireless communication
  • Big data analysis
    Activities:
    Inauguration of the Center of Excellence for IoT

    Centre for IOT was inaugurated by Director, Raisoni, Dr. V. S. Hendre along with Principal, Dr. R. S. Bichkar on 18th Sept. 2019.

    Two publications by final year project groups in International journal of research in engineering, science and management volume- 3,issue-4,April 2020 ..
       www.ijresm.com | ISSN (Online): 2581-5792 :
    1) “An IOT cloud based ECG monitoring system”.

    2) “Development of environment monitoring and controlling system in greenhouse using IOT”.

    One Day Arduino workshop at Vidya Pratishthan’s commerce and science college Vidyanagari, Indapur, dist-Pune
  • Center of Excellence for MATLAB for Research Via Enhanced Learnings(MARVEL)

    Vision:
    Inform, educate, and inspire the students for the use of MATLAB in quality projects, publications, research, and development and to create a work environment that both challenges and supports students.

    Mission:
    Train-innovate-contribute through collaborative learning teaching-training experience for the students by the students faculty-experts to create MATLAB experts to achieve the vision.

    Objectives:
  • Inculcate R&D environment for rapid prototyping with quality outcomes for various projects.
  • Facilitate R&D, consultancy, and funded projects through Centres of Excellences.
  • Encourage for quality publications, showcasing at SIH & Expos, and Patents.

  • Benefits:
  • Enhanced competencies and growth in R&D-technical-professional leadership.
  • Chance to showcase yourself in MATLAB Expo.
  • Recognition & rewards directly from MathWorks & our Institution.
  • Placement assistance and guidance from MathWorks and VPKBIET-T&P

  • Activities:
    MATLAB Ability Test

    As a part of MATLAB Competition fair, we have initiated MATLAB Ability Test – 2019 as a “Pilot Test” to test fundamental knowledge of MATLAB & Simulink and for showcasing MATLAB Skills. The test was scheduled on Monday, July 22nd, 2019.

    Session on Machine learning & IoT

    Mr. Suraj Gawande (Engineer (Technical Support-Mathworks) DesignTech Systems Ltd.) visited VPKBIET on July 26th, 2019 for the Interaction and awareness session on Machine Learning and Internet of things using MATLAB. The purpose of this visit was special interaction in the view of support, questionsanswers, troubleshooting the queries and spreading awareness of Machine Learning and Internet of things using MATLAB at VPKBIET. This time we have focused the interaction for students and faculty of all departments .


    Interaction with faculties of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering on MATLAB Utilization

    Mr. Pawankumar Fakatkar (Education Technical Evangelist, MathWorks, India) visited VPKBIET on July 30th, 2019 for the Interaction and awareness session on MATLAB. The purpose of this visit was special interaction in the view of support, questionsanswers, troubleshooting the queries and spreading awareness of MATLAB usage at VPKBIET. This time we have focused the interaction for Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Departments (students and faculties).


    One Day Workshop on MATLAB & Simulink with Hardware Interface.

    Arranged one-day workshop on MATLAB & Simulink with hardware interface on 23rd Aug 2019 at VPKBIET, Baramati
    Workshop Organizer: Shashank Biradar,
    CoE-MARVEL Coordinator & MATLAB Admin, VPKBIET, Baramati.

    Resource Person: Mr. Pawankumar Fakatkar,
    Education Technical Evangelist, MathWorks, India.


    One Day Workshop on MATLAB & Simulink with Hardware Interface.

    Arranged one-day workshop on MATLAB & Simulink with hardware interface on 23rd Aug 2019 at VPKBIET, Baramati
    Workshop Organizer: Shashank Biradar,
    CoE-MARVEL Coordinator & MATLAB Admin, VPKBIET, Baramati.

    Resource Person: Mr. Pawankumar Fakatkar,
    Education Technical Evangelist, MathWorks, India.


    Testimonial for User Success Story on MATLAB Cover Page!!

    The session was arranged on MATLAB R2019b: Installation, Awareness and Features is arranged for all faculty. Regarding new release of MATLAB 2019b, speaker has covered basics of installations, new updates and enhanced features of the toolboxes and MAOTS and incorporation of MATLAB is regular curriculum and teaching-learning process. Details of the program are as follows:
    Speaker: Mr. Suraj Gawande, DesignTechsys, Pune.


    MATLAB Toolbox for Workshop (15th Dec 2019.)

    As per the directives of Principal sir, all the faculty were informed to give the choices of the MATLAB toolboxes of their interest. Out of the selected toolboxes, one toolbox (preferably 1st Priority), they need to study thoroughly, and they need to conduct full day workshop on toolbox (6-7 Hrs.) for faculty and students in the next semester for 2-3 times.


    MATLAB Toolbox workshop action plan and Self-paced courses certification schedule. (15th Dec 2019)

    After allocation of MATLAB Toolbox/es to faculty members as per their choices. With reference to the allotment, the respective faculty were expected to conduct workshops on these MATLAB Toolbox/es for faculty and students in the vacations and next semester.


    Curriculum-MATLAB Mapping (February 21st, 2020)

    As per the directives of Hon. Principal sir, all faculty requested to work on the Curriculum-MATLAB Mapping for better utilization of MATLAB for easement to understand the concepts for the students through day to day teaching for their respective courses. All faculty are requested to find the correlation of the MATLAB-Simulink Toolboxes with the curricular subjects, for the subjects that you taught last semester and teaching this semester, with reference to MATLAB Details (used & Proposed), Use of MATLAB (Implemented & Proposed) & Outcomes (Achieved & Proposed).


    Online lecture on “Introduction to Deep Learning using MATLAB”

    In view of the pandemic situation and nationwide lockdown due to COVID 19, we have arranged Online lecture on Introduction to deep learning using MATLAB exclusively for faculty and Students of VPKBIET on April 1st, 2020 through Cisco WebEx application. Interested students and faculty have attended the session. The overall feedback from participants for the said meeting was great.


    Online lecture on “Audio Toolbox using MATLAB”

    In view of the pandemic situation and nationwide lockdown due to COVID 19, we have arranged Online lecture on Audio Toolbox using MATLAB exclusively for faculty and Students of VPKBIET on April 10th, 2020 through gotowebinar application. Interested students and faculty have attended the session. The overall feedback from participants for the said meeting was great.


    Online lecture on “MATLAB/Simulink in Mechanical Engineering”

    In view of the pandemic situation and nationwide lockdown due to COVID19, we have arranged Online lecture on MATLAB/Simulink in Mechanical Engineering for Mechanical Engineering faculty of VPKBIET on April 23rd, 2020 through Cisco WebEx application. Interested faculty have attended the session.


    Center of Excellence for Biomedical Image Processing (Proposed)

    Vision:
    To develop into a center of merit in Biomedical Image Processing, providing quality education, with orientation towards research and innovative development of health care products that will significantly enhance the quality of life.
    Mission:
  • To achieve academic distinction in applying engineering methods to confront health science challenges.
  • To endorse research to address grand challenges in biomedical image processing in a manner that supports education, employment and entrepreneurship for
          the benefit of the community.
  • To enable students to be sensitive to the ethical issues pertinent to the biomedical image processing.
    Objectives:
  • Accomplish professional success with promise to their social responsibilities, both as individuals and in team environments.
  • Work resourcefully in core areas of Biomedical Engineering.
  • Productively opine Biomedical image processing to cosset Industries, Hospitals and Government Agencies and as Entrepreneurs.
  • Espouse and look up their technical competence through lifelong learning, that comprise entering and succeeding in the fields such as engineering, science, business,     
          or medicine for sustainable development of Self, Society and Environment.
    Aim:
  • To provide a platform for the University and its partners to forge mutually beneficial linkages to initiate and assist innovation activities and act
         as a catalyst and facilitator.
  • To create an ecosystem that connects and facilitates various stakeholders on all aspects of the innovation process including training and support
  • To promote innovations, channel various incentives that benefit the cluster and act as an incubating body managing the growth of innovation in the ecosystem.

    Roadmap

    Short Term Goals
    Sr. No. Activity Priority
    1. Self-Learning High
    2. Student Projects High
    3. Exhibitions High
    4. Participation in Competitions/ Workshops / STTPs High
    5. Faculty Development Program High
    6. Student Development Program / Skill Development Program High
    7. Expert Talks Mid
    8. Industry Visits / Tech-fest Visits Low
    9. Placements High
    10. Internships High

    Short Term Goals
    Sr. No. Activity Priority
    1. Patents High
    2. Commercial Product Development High
    3. Research Publications High
    4. Multi-disciplinary Projects High
    5. National and International Collaborations Mid Mid
    6. Research Center Mid Mid

  • Center of Excellence for Microwave and Communication Systems

    Vision:
    To provide quality training environment to the future engineers to make them industry ready and support innovation and research activities
    Mission:
  • To train students to meet the requirements of industry and make them job ready.
  • To contribute to innovation and research in the area of Microwave and Communication Systems.
  • To collaborate with academic institutions and industries to become Center of Excellence in the
          domain of Microwave and Communication System.
    Objectives:
  • To develop expertize in the field of and Microwave and Communication system.
  • To provide students with industrial training and platform for interaction with industry experts to
          strengthen industry institute interaction
  • To design and develop prototypes for commercial products
  • To encourage research publications and patents
  • To facilitate consultancy and funded projects
    Avaliable Microwave and Communication Systems platforms:

  • Center of Excellence for VLSI Design


    Vision:
    To develop skills and knowledge in the domain of VLSI learning for creating talented and industry-ready Engineers.
    Mission:
  • To provide a center of excellence in the domain of VLSI and focusing on multi-disciplinary research.
  • To provide knowledge and skills of VLSI to faculty and students.
  • To collaborate with academic institutions and industries working in the domain of VLSI.
    Objectives:
  • To introduce the basics of VHDL & VERILOG language
  • Simulation of electronic design
  • To provide platform for students to enhance interactions with industry experts
  • To resize importance of feasibility in logic circuit design
  • To identify potential job roles in the domain of VLSI
  • To provide research facilities and opportunities for quality improvement
  • To motivate faculty and students for research publications
  • To encourage students and faculty members for product development and applying for intellectual property rights
    Outcomes:
  • Develop expertise in the field of VHDL & VERILOG.
  • Students will be able to write effective HDL coding for digital design.
  • Students will be able to apply knowledge of real time issues in digital design.
  • Students will enhance resume which will help them to grab a dream job.
  • Evolutionary Computations
    Activities:

    Inauguration of the Center of Excellence in VLSI Design done by Major Rishikesh Kadam on 31/01/2020, Friday.


  • Center for Excellence in Enhancement of Technical Skills


    Vision:
    To improve logical and programming skills of budding Engineers in view of enhancing their technical expertise
    Mission:
  • To make learners competent in technical skills
  • To enhance logical skills and thinking capabilities of budding Engineers
  • To improve learners in various programming languages viz. C, C++, Java programming etc.
  • To help learners in preparation of technical interviews
    Activities:

    Under this center, we are continuously trying to enhance students’ technical skills by conducting various in-house training programs. These programs are conducted for final year students from all branches before their interview process. These programs help to groom budding Engineers with logical thinking and programming skills which makes them ready for interviews.



    Following is the list of in-house training programs conducted:
  • Java Training Program
  • In-house Technical Skill Development Program under ISTE
  • Java and Advanced Java Training Program
  • Technical Mock Interviews for shortlisted students
  • Mock Quizzes under Eklavya Test Series

    Such training programs are continuously organized in association with T&P Department with a goal of maximum student placements per year.

    05 Days In-house Technical Skill Development Program under ISTE


  • Center of Enhancing Teaching-Learning


    Coordinator: Dr. Anil P. Hiwarekar

    Department: General Sciences and Engineering (Mathematics)


    Vision:
    To develop positive culture required for enhancing teaching-learning among the students and faculty.
    Mission:
  • To help students for better learning which is required for exploring their talent.
  • To develop team culture among teachers for sharing knowledge, skills and experiences for effective teaching.
  • To provide research platform for faculties, students.
    Objectives:
    To achieve excellence in teaching and learning for better
  • Learning skills
  • Effective teaching techniques
  • Research in teaching and learning
    Activities and Roadmap :
    Short Term Goals :
  • To improve teaching-learning process for better results through positive approach, interactions and group culture.
    Long Term Goals :
  • To inculcate self-learning and research culture among students and teachers.
    Activities:
  • Quality improvement activities for teachers.
  • Guidance and encouragement programs for students.
  • Interactive meetings for better teaching-learning culture.
  • Mahalanobis Center for Statistical Computing


    Coordinator: Mr. Deepak Sonawane

    Department: General Sciences and Engineering (Mathematics)

    Date of Establishment: 18th July 2020

    Vision:
    To develop awareness, required skills and fluency among the students and faculty in the field of Statistical Computing.
    Mission:
  • To help the students for exploring their excellence in the field of Statistics.
  • To percolate the significance and skills required for Statistical Computing among the faculty and the students.
  • To develop relations with academic institutions in the domain of Statistics.
    Objectives:
  • To develop Center of Excellence in the area of Statistics.
  • To collaborate with institutions for knowledge generation/transfer.
  • To help students and faculty for solving technical problems using Statistical methods.
  • To help faculty and students for statistical analysis required for teaching, learning and research.
  • To guide the GATE aspiring students.
    Areas of Interest:
  • Data mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • DeepLearning
    Roadmap :
    Short Term Goals :
  • To improve the involvements of students through self learning, organization of various activities like poster presentation, expert talks and surveys.
    Long Term Goals :
  • To inculcate the culture required for self learning and research.
  • Centre of Excellence in Models of Physics Concepts for Engineers


    Coordinator: Tejas Chimbalkar

    Department: General Sciences and Engineering (Physics)

    Date of Establishment: 9th Sept. 2020

    Vision:
    To develop models based of physics’ principle so that in the making process of the model we will learn many skills like carpentry, electrical, data collection and much more.
    Mission:
    To develop different models based on physics concepts which can be used as exhibits.
    Goals:
  • To develop Problem solving, critical thinking, fabricationskills in the students.
  • To make models based on the concepts of Physics.
    Specifications:
  • Under this center students will develop some models based on concept of physics.
  • From the formulation of the different areas require in making or developing the physical model to building of the model will be done under this center.
  • In this whole process students will learn from basics to advance levels of some skills required for building the model.
    Examples :
    I.Wa ve Pendulum :
    The Pendulum Wave is a physical phenomenon based on a number of independent pendulums that are very accurately adjusted concerning swinging period (or frequency). On a steady frame 15 pendulums are mounted. Each pendulum can swing independently from each other. Due to the different length of each pendulum the swinging frequency is different for each pendulum.

    Outcome:Once the frequencies are very accurately adjusted according to a mathematical sequence, the pendulums produce a dance of standing and running waves and quasi chaos.
    II.Tubulum :
    The Tubulum is a tuned-percussion instrument based on the resonances in a length of pipe. This model can be used to demonstrate generation of sound waves of different tones by resonating the air within the length of a pipe.

    Outcome:A working Tubulum set-up with pipes of different lengths to produce different tones.
  • Center of Excellence in Srinivas Ramanujan Centre for Enhancement of Mathematical Abilities (COEMA)


    Coordinator: Mrs. Gauri Bhoite

    Department: General Sciences and Engineering (Mathematics)

    Date of Establishment: 1st July 2019

    About the Center:
    This Centre has been established to enhance students’ mathematical abilities. It will help students improve their aptitude skills, problem solving skill and also to prepare for various Competitive examinations like GATE,GRE.
    Vision:
  • To develops problem solving abilities and enhance knowledge of mathematics of students.
    Mission:
  • Improve logical and analytical thinking of students.
  • Create awareness among students about importance of Mathematics in competitive examination.
  • Acquire high level of confidence,reduce phobia and change attitude towards Mathematics
    Plan:
  • Organize lecture series, webinars training program to improve problem solving abilities.
  • Arrange various competitions, ability tests, practice test to create interest among students.
  • Provide e- content to enhance their fundamental knowledge of Mathematics andencourage them to do related online courses for increase their confidence.
    Activities Conducted:

    The Inauguration of the center was done by Dr.GulshanRelhan, Scientist (BARC, Mumbai) and Mrs. Relhan on 4th October 2019.


    After Inauguration Dr.Gulshan Relhan, address all faculties. We receive very good feedback of this session. For this program, Hon. Principal Dr. R.S. Bichkar, Dean Academic, all Heads of the department and many faculties of Institute were present.


  • Center for Enhancing of Communication Skills and Personality (CECSP)


    Coordinator: Mr. Nilesh Pandhare

    Department: General Sciences and Engineering (English)

    Date of Establishment: 9th Sept. 2020

    Vision:
    We believe that students of the 21st Century should meet strong communication skills and personality traitsto develop responsible, self-motivated aspirants.
    Mission:
    We strive to teach meaningful and real communication and personality development skills to students for their academics, career advancement and everyday purposes in a supportive teaching environment.
    Purpose:
    The purpose of the Centre is to enable students to communicate clearly and with impact, by improving their verbal and non-verbal communication style, as well as enhancing interpersonal and personality development skills using teaching and providing exposures of it.

    Outcomes: Students will be able—
  • To provide an overview of Prerequisites to Communication and personality development skills.
  • To provide an outline of effective Communication and personality development skills.
  • To underline the nuances of communication and personality development skills.
  • To impart the correct practices of the strategies of Effective Communication and personality development skills.
    Planned Activities to be conducted under (CECSP) [2020-2021]:
  • To arrange orientation programme on Communication and personality development skills for the students of allbranches.
  • To arrange a lecture on Significance and Prerequisites to Communication and personality development skills for the students of allbranches.
  • To arrange the classes for introducing and teaching Communication and personality development skills for the students of allbranches.
  • To arrange guest lectures of the experts to provide them real time exposure of it to the students of allbranches.
  • To make students aware about useful Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) by NPTEL, Udemy, Coursera andedX.
  • To make e-books available on Communication and personality development skills andprovide the soft copies of it to the students.
  • To counsel students on self-improvement and self-motivationabout Communication and personality development skills
  • To organise a 15-Day Training programme for TechnicalStaff.
  • Centre of Layered Nanomaterials for Optoelectronics


    Coordinator: Dr. Nitin Shelke

    Department: General Sciences and Engineering (Physics)

    Date of Establishment: 18th July 2020

    Introduction:
    The discovery of transistor (in 1947) prompted the birth of modern electronics. Since their invention; continuous efforts have been made in miniaturizing and improving their performance. These efforts led to the microelectronics age of silicon based integrated circuits and microprocessors. This gave rise to the emergence of personal computers. Further, the performance of the first supercomputer exceed by the today’s modern nanoelectronics era. However, today’s silicon-based transistors have almost reached their size limitation, and therefore their performance boundaries. To overcome the current performance limitations of silicon-based transistors, the efforts are in search of alternatives. In this regard, the two-dimensional (2D) layered nanomaterials may offer a possible solution and fulfil the requirements for the next generation of electronics. The layered nanomaterials are planar structures with thicknesses less than several nanometers containing only one to just several atoms. Recently, the layered semiconductor nanomaterials are of great attention due to their novel physical and chemical properties.The focus is widening to other two-dimensional layered nanomaterials with interesting structural and electronic properties.Semiconducting layered nanomaterials are of special interest since the gap present in both single-layer and multi-layer samples. The band structure changes from single-layer to multi-layer, involving a transition from a direct gap for single-layer to an indirect gap for multi-layer samples. The electronic properties are highly sensitive to external conditions such as temperature, pressure or strain. An insulator/metal transition induced under particular conditions. This tunability of the gap is very interesting for optoelectronic applications.Hence, the layered semiconducting nanomaterials with tunable properties should be investigated as alternatives for the next generation of electronics.

    Why Layered Nanomaterials?
  • Semiconducting Layered nanomaterials have narrow/wide band gap.
  • Layered ultrathin crystal structure.
  • More surface area and active sites.
  • Faster transport of electron and hole to the surface of the catalyst.
  • Extraordinary electronic, optical, and catalytic properties.
  • High Photo-stability.
    Vision :
    To develop a centre of excellence in the domain of layered nanomaterials in the College for evolving, enhancing and sustaining excellence in its academic and research practices.
    Mission:
    1. To become the centre of excellence for layered nanomaterials focusing on multi-disciplinary research.

    2. To develop a conscious, compatible and catalytic quality improvement system that encourages the pursuits of the students of the College.

    3. To encourage innovative practices to continually improve the effectiveness of the teaching-learning and research experiences of the students.
    Objectives:
    1. To develop a Centre of Excellence in the field of Layered Nanomaterials for Optoelectronics.

    2. To make students aware about significance of layered nanomaterials.

    3. To make collaboration with academic and research institutions in India.

    4. To develop capacity in layered nanomaterials for optoelectronics through Research, Training Programmes, Conferences, Workshops and Seminars.

    5. To design and development of layered nanomaterials synthesis andexperimental prototype.

    6. To encourage the students for research publications and patents.
    Outcomes:
  • Ability to procure the knowledge of layered nanomaterials and optoelectronic devices.
  • To impart the knowledge about the synthesis methods and characterization tools of layered nanomaterials.
  • Expertise to synthesize the layered nanomaterials and fabricate optoelectronic devices.
  • Capable to study the optoelectronic properties of as-synthesized nanomaterials.
  • Center for Soil and Water Testing


    Coordinator: Mr. Anil S. Disale

    Department: General Sciences and Engineering (Physics)

    Date of Establishment: 18th July 2020

    Vision:
    Provide knowledge and science-based solutions for addressing health, purity and quality of soil and water, and protection of natural resources and environment.
    Mission:
  • Creating awareness among the students and farmers regarding importance of soil and water health, purity and quality.
  • Improving understanding of physical, chemical, and biological processes related to water and soil.
  • Monitoring the quality of water after identification of problems, tackling the same by the application of science and technology to
         ensure that the water available is of acceptable quality.
  • To engage with farming community with superior quality of Agri Inputs and Services.
    Objectives:
  • Help farmers make effective use of fertilizer to increase their financial returns.
  • Benefit society with improved environment and water quality through efficient use of fertilizer on farms, lawns and gardens.
  • Maintain a soil analysis database for research that will improve soil testing and fertilizer application
  • Ensure public and private labs are providing reliable and quality soil test results to the farmers.
    Roadmap and Activities :

    Short Term Goals
  • To demonstrate the simple and economical methods of soil and water testing to students.
  • Arrange seminars of expertise in the field of agricultural for students, staff and nearby farmers.
  • To promote framers for soil and water testing.
  • To arrange poster presentation competitions among students.
  • To arrange field visits to the farmers who have done extraordinary in the area of agricultural.
    Long Term Goals :
  • To inculcate awareness and importance of soil and water testing amongstudents and farmers in and aroundBaramati.
  • To help farmers to achieve economical optimum yields while protecting the environment.
    Activities conducted till date:
    Center is established recently so till date no any activities conducted under this center, but planned various activities in coming few days.
    Activities planned: :
    Planned to arrange webinar for staff on Electronic Record Management (ERM).

    Planned to demonstrate the simple and economical methods of soil and water testing to staff and students.

    Planned to arrange poster presentation competitions among the students.

    Planned to arrange online seminar of Mr. Nimbalkar from Someshwar soil testing lab for students and staff.

    Planned to arrange students field visits to the farmers who have done extraordinary in the area of agricultural.

    Planned to arrange elocution competition of students on topics like‘Technical Transformation in Agriculture’, ‘Organic Farming and Organic Food’, ‘India: The Country of Agriculture’, ‘Disposal of Waste Water Sludge’, ‘Government Policies on Agriculture’, ‘Agriculture and Growth of Economy’, ‘Artificial Intelligence in Farming’, ‘Green Farm a new way of Farming’ etc.
  • Center for Excellence for Applications of Mathematics in Engineering and Science.


    Coordinator: Mr. Amol Jadhav

    Department: General Sciences and Engineering (Mathematics)

    Date of Establishment: 9th Sept. 2020

    Vision:
    Department of Mathematics strives to be internationally recognized for academic excellence through the depth of its teaching and research, and to be locally relevant through its role in the development of the community it serves.
    Mission:
    Making Engineers to develop mathematical thinking and applying it to solve complex engineering problems, designing mathematicalmodelling for systems involving global level technology.
    Objectives:
  • To emphasize the importance of applications of mathematics in engineering&science.
  • To develop mathematical and complex problem solving skill.
  • To relate mathematicsandengineering problems.
  • To explore the connections of mathematical analysis with the mathematics in engineering subjects.
    Roadmap:

    Short Term Goals
  • To provide the best mathematics education required to strengthen the backbone of all Engineering Departments.
  • To attract and retain faculty of highest caliber.
  • Continue to give facilities to the students to do their research.
  • To provide opportunities for students to participate in various competitive examinations.
  • To conduct National Conferences and Workshops for the benefit of students and faculty.
    Long Term Goals :
  • To help students for their academic excellence to reach global standards.
  • To establish Research Centre in Applied Mathematics.
  • To create an environment that supports outstanding research.
  • To gain overall development in academic and student domains.
  • Center of Excellence in Study of Biopolymers and their Industrial Application


    Coordinator: Farzana Shaikh

    Department: General Sciences and Engineering (Chemistry)

    Date of Establishment: 9th Sept. 2020

    Vision:
    To make students understand the importance of biopolymers and their impacts on the environment as compared to Non-degradable polymers, as well as applications of biopolymers in various industries.
    Mission:
  • To become center of excellence in study of biopolymers and training the students about efficient application of the same.
  • To create awareness among the students about the importance of the biopolymers in maintaining pollution free environment.
  • To provide appropriate research facilities to the students for developing new approaches toward the synthesis of the efficient biopolymers.
    Aims and Objectives:
  • Substitution of the non-degrading plastic polymers by bio-degradable biopolymers.
  • Producing the biopolymers using materials arising from biological and renewable resource.
  • Maintaining clean, pollution and plastic free environment via application of biopolymers.
    Focused Area of Research & Goals:
  • Application of biopolymers in making of non-hazardous adhesives and insulators. (Electrical and ENTC)
  • Substitution of plastic based materials by biopolymer-based materials.
  • Synthesize biopolymer using naturally available resources.
  • Application of biopolymers in Nano pesticides (AGRO-CHEMICAL)
    Why Biopolymers?
    In recent years, there has been growing demand for clean and pollution free environment, which is not possible with current scenario about the use of plastic in various fields.

    But environmental safety can be achieved by replacing Plastic based polymers with degradable polymers which are non-hazardous...

    Biopolymers are bio nanocompositesand are advantageous for wide range of industrial applications.

    Biopolymers have some outstanding properties like good barrier performance, biodegradation ability andlow weight as compared to plastic based polymers.
    Challenges :
  • Enhancing poor mechanical stability properties of the biodegradable polymers.
  • Application of fillers and nanofillers to increase the low chemical resistance of the synthesized biodegradable biopolymers.
  • Research methodologies for increasing long term durability of the biopolymers.
  • Center of Excellence in Modern methods in Mathematics


    Coordinator: Ms. Supriya Ghadage

    Department: General Sciences and Engineering (Mathematics)

    Date of Establishment: 18th July 2020

    Vision:
    To develop skills and knowledge of students in the domain of advanced mathematical methods and various software’s like Mathematica, MATLAB, Maple, Scilab etc. for mathematical modeling.
    Mission:
  • To develop awareness about advanced Mathematical Software’s.
  • To enhance problem solving and programming skills among the faculty and the students.
  • To become Center of Excellence in the area of computing mathematical methods using various software’s.
    Short Term Goals:
  • To organize guest lectures for students to create interest about mathematical software.
  • Organizing workshops and seminars on software of mathematics.
  • Centre for Advanced Functional Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology


    Coordinator: Dr. Nitin A. Jadhav

    Department: General Sciences and Engineering (Chemistry)

    Date of Establishment: 4th October 2019

    Vision:
    To train the students for developing different technologically important advanced functional nanomaterials and to fabricate different devices which are beneficial for mankind and society.
    Mission:
    To be a well-known research center in and around SPPU territory by creating state-of-the-art research facilities through different funding agencies, engaging outstanding students from different branches of science and engineering, encouraging them to carry out technologically important research leading to re published in the best journals along with their mandate to jointly work on interdisciplinary research publication in best internationally reputed journals / Patents / Technology transfer to industry / development of different prototypes and devices based on nanotechnology.
    Activities Planned:
    Through our center we have planned following Activities

    1) To train the students of different domains for synthesis of different technologically important nanomaterials. The broad area is as follow:

    a) Electrical Engineering: Narrow and wide band gap semiconductors Solar Cells
    b) Mechanical Engineering: Polymer composite, Materials with improved mechanical properties
    c) Civil Engineering: Cementitious Nanomaterials
    d) Agrochemicals: As it is well known that in this modern era every country needs to focus on increase in crop production with keeping in mind that excess use of pesticide insecticide and fertilizer are causing serious effects on human health.

    2) To arrange training program for student about different instruments used in characterization of nanomaterials and nanotechnology.

    3) To arrange In-house training for students on synthesis of nanomaterials and fabrication of different technologically important devices

    4) To arrange different webinars of National and International experts in the field of nanotechnology.

    5) Through our centre initially we are focusing on preparation of different products of societal importance like Hand Sanitizer and different agrochemicals nanomaterials: e.g.

    1. Potassium Bi-carbonate - To control Fungus
    2. Potassium Nitrate (N:P:K 13:00:45) - Fertilizer
    3. Calcium EDTA (10% Ca) - Micronutrient
    4. Potassium Dihydrogen Orthophosphate- Micronutrient
    5. CabFert (Ca-6% B-5% as aminochelate) – Micronutrient
    6. Borocrop (Disodium Octaborate (B- 20%)) Micronutrient
    7. Iorn EDTA (12% Fe) - Micronutrient

    Activities Conducted:
    1. Inauguration of Center :

    The Centre was Inaugurated by Distinguished Scientist Dr.Gulshan Relhan, Scientist (BARC, Mumbai) In Auspicious Presence of Mrs. Relhan a Renowned Social Worker under the presidency of Prof. (Dr.) R. S. Bichkar Principal of VPKBIET on 4th October 2019.


    2. Lecture on Introduction to Research:

    A lecture on Introduction to Research was delivered by Dr. Nitin A. Jadhav for the faculties teaching to first year engineering Course. The moto behind the lecture was to inculcate the culture of Research among the faculty to Promote Research and Development activity in VPKBIET.


    Expected Outcomes:
    1) It is expected that the students will basic knowledge of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
    2) Students will get trained for synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials.
    3) The work carried out in under this centre will leads to publication of good quality Research publication in internationally reputed peer reviewed journals.
    4) It also may lead to filing of Indian and foreign Patents
    5) It may lead to the establishment of collaborative Research linkage with Indian and foreign institute.

    Center of Excellence for Waste to Value


    Vision:
    To provide platform for acquiring knowledge, develop new ideas by reusing , rescale and recycling some components and improvements of skills such as testing and model based designing
    Mission:
  • To contribute to innovation and research in different areas
  • To apply fundamental knowledge of electronics to develop real life application
  • To develop budget management skill
  • To collaborate with academic institutions, industries, agriculture, and commercial
    Objectives:
  • To raise personal and public awareness of environmental issues, including the benefit of reducing, reusing and recycling of materials .
  • To increase the number of students involve in recycling
  • To provide nice platform to everyone to develop skills for waste to value
  • To encourage students and research publication and patent
  • To develop expertise in testing, fault finding, budgeting, debugging and marketing
  • To facilitate consultancy and funded projects
  • Generation of less waste, recycle of waste and recovery of valuable resources from waste are considered as good practices.
    Sources of E waste :

  • Center of Excellence for Embedded Systems

    Vision:
    To provide quality training environment to the future engineers to make them industry ready and support innovation and research activities
    Mission:
  • To train students to meet the requirements of industry and make them job ready
  • To contribute to innovation & research in the area of Embedded Systems
  • To collaborate with academic institutions & industries to become CoE in the domain of Embedded Systems
    Objectives:
  • To develop expertise in the field of Embedded Systems
  • To provide students with industrial training and platform for interaction with industry experts to strengthen industry institute interaction
  • To design and develop prototypes for commercial products
  • To encourage research publications and patents
  • To facilitate consultancy and funded projects
    Available Embedded System Platforms:

  • Center of Excellence for Antenna Design

    Preamble :
    Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Antenna Design at Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, VPKBIET, Baramati is established under the guidance of our Hon. Principal sir in the year July 2020. The purpose of this centre is to provide the training in industrial software design tools for carrying out the research in RF & Antenna domain. Antenna domain has grown steadfastly since its inception, expanding into the area of Telecommunication.
    Vision:
    To develop skills and knowledge in the domain of Antenna design for creating talented and industry-ready Engineers.
    Mission:
  • To develop center of excellence in the domain of Antenna design focusing on multi-disciplinary research.
  • To provide knowledge and skills ofAntenna design to faculty and students.
  • To collaborate with academic institutions and industries working in the domain of Antenna design.
    Objectives:
  • To develop Center of Excellence in the area of Antenna design
  • To encourage multi-disciplinary research and collaborative work with industries and institutes of repute.
  • To identify employability skill-gap at the entry level and plan activities to bridge it.
  • To collaborate with institutions and industries for knowledge generation, technology/knowledge transfer and consultancy.
  • To identify potential job roles in the domain of Antenna design.
  • To provide research facilities and opportunities for quality improvement.
  • To motivate faculty and students for research publications.
  • To encourage students and faculty members for product development and applying for intellectual property rights.
    Long Term Goals:
  • Patents and Commercial Product Development
  • Research Publications
  • Multi-disciplinary Projects
  • National and International Collaborations
  • Research Center
  • Center of Excellence for VLSI Design

    Centre of Excellence (CoE) on VLSI Designs at Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, VPKBIET, Baramati is established under the guidance of our Hon. Principal sir in the year Nov. 2018. The purpose of this centre is to provide the training in industrial software design tools for carrying out the research in analogue, digital and mixed-mode domain. Micro-electronics (VLSI) has grown steadfastly since its inception, expanding into the area of nano-electronics.

    Objectives:
    VPKBIET is committed to providing the state-of-art Lab facilities which are primarily developed to enhance the quality of Technical Education and research.

    Dedicated Team of Lab Engineers is working on research projects, Industry projects, testing and prototype development.

    Eminent experts from various industries and academic institutions of repute of national and international level contribute as resource persons for conducting Guest Lectures/Workshops/ Training Programs/Seminars.

    CoE, VPKBIET supports UG / PG students /PhD Scholars and faculties by extending financial assistance for research publications, research projects and prototype development.

    CoE on VLSI Design is committed to play a significant role in central India as a source of skilled manpower, technical know-how and high-end lab facilities in the thematic area.
    Activities:
    1. Orientation program in Mentor Graphics tools (1 day).

    2. IETE Hands-On Workshop on VLSI Mentor Graphics Tools for Higher Education Program (2).

    3. MoU signed with Teckschool, Pune.

    Center of Excellence for Smart Innovation Center

    Vision:
    To promote innovation and entrepreneurial learning across the students and faculty by leveraging VPKBIET strengths in multi-disciplinary and experiential learning
    Mission:
  • To support application-oriented research to solve real-world problems.
  • To focus on developing affordable innovations that can benefit a large number of people and at the same time commercially
          viable and sustainable.
  • To provide a platform for the University and its partners to forge mutually beneficial linkages to initiate and assist innovation
          activities and act as a catalyst and facilitator.
  • To create an ecosystem that connects and facilitates various stakeholders on all aspects of the innovation process
          including training and support
  • To promote innovations, channel various incentives that benefit the cluster and act as an incubating body
           managing the growth of innovation in the ecosystem.
  • Connecting research with the application for the benefit of society.

  • Objectives:
  • Select innovative ideas with potential by conducting training/orientation programs/modules on innovation and researches.
  • Develop ideas into innovative applications.
  • Facilitate collaborations and partnerships (industry, academia, Institutions).
  • Commercialize innovations and take them to the end-users.
  • Develop meaningful linkage with various segments of society.

  • Areas of Research(Not Limited to..):
  • Applied Electromagnetic and RF Circuits
  • Computer Vision
  • Control Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • ECE Education Research
  • Integrated Circuits and VLSI
  • Network, Communication, and Information Systems
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Power and Energy
  • Signal & Image Processing and Machine Learning
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
    Activities:
    Inauguration of the Center of Excellence for Smart Innovation Center

    Smart Innovation Center was inaugurated by Hon. Mrs. Sunetra Ajit Pawar, in the presence of trustees of Vidya Pratishthan Baramati including Hon. Adv. Ashok Prabhune, Hon. Shri. Dattatray R. Unde, Hon. Shri. Shrikant M. Sikachi, Hon. Adv Neelima V. Gujar, Hon. Shri. Rajiv M. Shah and Registrar Hon. Shri. Shrish Kamboj on 18 February 2020.

    Dr. Vinay J. Nagalkar, Dr. Sudhir B. Lande, and Prof. J.S.Rangole filed 12 patents on different innovative projects along with 15 students of Electronics and Telecommunication which were appreciated by Hon. Shri. Sharad Pawar Saheb and Hon. Shri. Rahul Bajaj.
    Students of Electronics and Telecommunication and faculty Prof. J.S.Rangole Assistant Professor presented agriculture products to Hon. CM and Deputy CM, Maharashtra state during Krushik 2020.
    Dr.V.J.Nagalkar Faculty of E&TC Department was felicitated by the hands of Hon. Dr. Vijay Bhatkar (Father of Indian Super Computer) for being the best research scholar in the Amravati University.
    Mr. Paigambar Shaikh, Ms. Shanno Sayyad, Ms. Uzma Shaikh students of final year ENTC filed a patent under the guidance of Prof.J.S.Rangole
    Nashik Engineering Cluster Innovation Challenge 2019:

    NEC & MSInS’s joint initiative to promote Startup & Innovation ecosystem launched "Innovation Challenge" for shortlisting and supporting High potential, High Impact Innovations. This Innovation competition was organized at NEC Sahastrarashmi, C-10 MIDC AMBAD Nashik on 15/12/2019. NEC called the ideas from all over Maharashtra through the online application of which 50 most potential projects were selected for final idea pitching at NEC Center. In this competition from the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication 8 Projects were filed out of which 2 projects were selected in the top 50 and were called at NEC Center Nashik.

    The two project teams are as follows: Team 1: Leader: Dr. S.B. Lande Member:1) Ms. Pratiksha Gaikwad (B.E E&TC)
    2) Mr. Aniket Hole (B.E E&TC)
    3)Mr. Saurabh Kalebare(B.E E&TC)


    Team 2: Leader: Dr.Vinay J Nagalkar
    Member:1) Ms. Shivpriya Yadav (T.E E&TC)
    2) Ms. Payal Yadav (T.E E&TC)
    3)Mr. Swanand Khaladkar (T.E E&TC)
    4)Mr.Vaijnath Khomane (B.E E&TC)

    Two teams pitched their idea in front of the different panels in the first round from which one team was selected among the top 10 teams from 50 teams. The second round was conducted in front of a panel of more than 10 judges which includes some of the renowned CEOs of different companies. After pitching the idea team, Ms. Shivpriya Yadav. Ms. Payal Yadav. Mr.Swanand Khaladkar and Mr.Vaijnath Khomane Students and faculty Dr. Vinay J. Nagalkar of ENTC Dept. won 3rd Prize at Nashik Engineering Cluster Innovation Challenge 2019 and got seed funding for the patented project.

    The project titled, Sugarcane Bud Detection and Cutting Machine developed by the Ms. Aishwarya Fulari, Mr. Anuj Fulari students of E&TC Department and faculties Prof. Jyoti Rangole and Dr.Vinay J Nagalkar won Second Prize at Navonmesh 2020, organized by, Atal Incubation Center, ADT, Baramati.
    Dr. V.J.Nagalkar Faculty of ENTC Department won 1st Prize for the best research at AVISHKAR-2020 Research Convention held at S.G.B.A.University Amravati under Medicine and Pharmacy Research category. Felicitated by the Hon'ble Dr.J.S.Pandey (Chief Scientist CSIR-NEERI)
    Dr. V.J.Nagalkar Faculty of ENTC Department won 1st prize in the Medicine and Pharmacy category for best research from all the University of Maharashtra at 14th Maharashtra State Inter-University Research Festival Avishkar hosted by University of Mumbai, Mumbai and organized by Government of Maharashtra from 27/02/2020 to 31/02/2020.
    The Best Mentor award from the Ministry of Human Resource Department (Central Government of India)was awarded to Dr. V.J.Nagalkar faculty of ENTC Department for the Exceptional Contribution given in Smart India Hackathon 2019 Hardware Edition.
    Students of Electronics and Tele. Department won first prize in Smart India Hackathon 2019 held at DSU Banglore Nodal Center. They received incubation and cash prize of Rs. 50000/- from Mahyco MNC. During SIH 2019 students interacted with ISRO Scientist and Directors of MNC and got exposure to current cutting edge technologies.