Department of Mechanical/Automobile Engineering

About the Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 2010 to accomplish the necessity of competent Mechanical engineers in the current phase of infrastructure development in the state as well as nation. To realize, the curriculum has been designed with close interaction of faculty members with the experts from the industries.

To have hands-on experience, laboratories are developed indigenously. The department owns laboratories in the area of Fluid engineering, Thermal engineering, Mechanical Measurement, Manufacturing engineering, Automobile engines, Automobile systems etc.

In favor of the overall development of students, the department follows holistic approach that incorporates career counseling, industrial tour and professional society related exercises along with academic activities. Faculty members are well qualified and acquainted with industrial practices. Industrial affiliations are established by signing MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) with some industries in the areas like fabrication, process, automobile and manufacturing.

The department aims to be comprehensive of all segments of the society by providing educational courses of ITI, B. Tech., M. Tech. and Ph. D.

Head of Department

Dr. Chinmay K. Desai
HoD, Mechanical/Automobile Engineering Department, CGPIT.

Message for Students

Dear Students,

Welcome to mechanical engineering at Uka Tarsadia University. Our graduates can work in almost every technology-based industry: automotive, electric power, space and aerospace, steel and materials, bioengineering, chemical and petro-chemical, robotics and manufacturing, pulp and paper, and textiles.

Our goal for undergraduate students is to give them a high-quality engineering education that includes hands-on experience. Each of our faculty members is ready and willing to work in their research specialty with capable students on individual projects. Our faculties have two major areas of research: thermal systems and mechanical systems. Both areas strongly support the growing automotive and manufacturing economy in the state and the region. In the last 4 years, more than 50 small, medium and large scale industries have been approached for industrial visits, tour and training. As can be seen, we genuinely care about our students and their future.

There are numerous opportunities for our students to participate in student organizations. The American Society of Mechanical Engineering and the Society of Automotive Engineers' student sections have been among the most active in the country during the past few years. We strive to ensure that all our undergraduate students have a strong education with teaming and leadership skills, involvement in student activities, and the practical background of co-op and internship experience. We believe that emphasizing these areas will make our students well qualified to take leadership roles in the future.

We also deliver a short term module training programme in fabrication sector. The institute has recognized as Vocational Training Provider in 9 treads of fabrication sector by government of India as well as Gujarat. So far 450 students of nearby village have been trained in last 4 years.

Whether you are a current or former student, a potential student, or a visitor, please feel free to contact or visit us. Again, welcome to the CGPIT.

Committee Members

The department is divided in five Boards (Committees):

Academic Cell Student Monitoring & Development Cell Training & Placement Cell Industry Liaisoning Cell Student Outreach Cell
1 Ankit Desai 1 Ramakant Panchal 1 Hiren Shah 1 Harshit Desai 1 Darshan Kapadiya
2 Palak Desai 2 Lalaji Godhani 2 Sunny Desai 2 Brijesh Naik 2 Keyur Patel
3 Vinod Patel 3 Vikesh Patel 3 Dharti Parmar 3 Piyush Patel 3 Sachin Patel
4 Vishal Mehta 4 Mary Florence 4 Krunal A Patel 4 Krunal Gaywala 4 Soyeb Multani
5 Seema lad 5 Gaurav Gadhesaria 5 Kapil Gohil 5 Sachin Gupta 5 Pratik Umrigar
6 Mohammad Husain 6 Krishna Patel 6 Sandip Parmar 6 Haresh Ghoniya 6 Ajay Kumar
7 Darshan Shah 7 Urvin Patel 7 Jainish Topiwala 7 Umang Patel 7 Gaurav Singh
8 Manish Maisuriya 8 Sweta jha 8 Mayur N Patel 8 Keyur Surti
9 Dhaval R Patel 9 Jignesh Sohaliya 9 Deep Parekh 9 Sandip G Patel
10 Krunal P Parmar 10 Jignesh Gadhiya 10 Bhrugesh Radadiya 10 Viral Nagar
11 Naitik Patel 11 Kapil Shah 11 Akash Chovatiya 11 Viren Bagadiya
12 Jayesh Parekh 12 Bhargav Patel 12 Jayesh Jariwala 12 Ashish Patel
13 Jenish Patel 13 Sajan Joshi 13 Vikram Rajai
14 Kamlesh Ghava 14 Shahrukh Beg
15 Chirag Patel 15 Killi Sai Dhruti
16 Paresh Rajodiya 16 Haresh Jani
17 Dr.Afzal Bhatt 17 Parth Parmar
18 Pankaj Pambhar

Workshops/STTPs/Guest lectures/Industrial visits/Seminars

CGPIT often conducts workshops and expert lectures for students. Faculties from various Engineering Colleges are invited to impart the knowledge and to enhance the technical skills of our students in core Engineering and Science subjects. Participating students attend live lectures delivered by experienced and proficient faculty in their own college, and also attend tutorial and lab sessions conducted in the laboratory. Faculty coordinators are appointed in order to take care of the quality of education that is imparted to the new budding technocrats.

Guest lectures

Date Title of Guest Lecture Name of Lecturer
Nov,2012Energy Analysis Prof. B.K.Murli
Nov,2012Hydro Turbines (Kaplan turbine) Prof.A.V.Doshi
Oct,2012Hydro Pumps (jet pump, gear pump, vane pump) Prof.A.V.Doshi
Aug,2012Society of Automotive Engineering (vehicle dynamics, baja/supra/efficycle competition) Prof.V.Kumar
Sep,2012Non Destructive Testing (dy penetrant testing, radiographic testing & ultrasonic testing) Prof.Hemant Desai
Sep,2012Machine Drawing and Industrial Drafting (geometric dimensioning and tolerencing)Prof.Ashish Pidhe
Oct,2012Fluid Power Engineering (pelton wheel turbine)Prof.A.V.Doshi
Oct,2012Fluid Power Engineering (impact of jet) Prof.A.V.Doshi
Oct,2012Fluid Power Engineering (centrifugal pump)Prof.A.V.Doshi
Oct,2012Fluid Power Engineering (reciprocating pump)Prof.A.V.Doshi
Oct,2012Fluid Power Engineering(francis turbine)Prof.A.V.Doshi
Feb,2013Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD) (basics and finite difference equation) Prof.R.D.Shah
Feb,2013Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD) (non trival problems with discrete equation)Prof.R.D.Shah
Mar,2013Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD) (upwind and downwind method)Prof.R.D.Shah
March,2013Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD) (implicit method) Prof.R.D.Shah
March,2013Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD) (explicit method & error) Prof.R.D.Shah
Feb,2013Energy Audit (performance perameter of different system)Prof.A.V.Doshi
Feb,2013Energy Audit (selection of pump)Prof.A.V.Doshi
March,2013Energy Conservation (overall energy consumption data, system approach)GEDA
March,2013Energy Conservation (energy audit and monitoring in different system, pump, fan and variable speed drives)GEDA
Feb,2013Design of heat transfer equipment (Pressure Vessel Design)Prof.Rajiv.Mistry
March,2013Americal Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME ) Code understaning Prof.Rajiv.Mistry
Sep,2013Finite Element Analyasis (direct method, min potential method, galerkin method) Prof.R.D.Shah
Sep,2013Project Management (communication, critical part method, performance evaluation and review technique) Prof. Ashwin shah
April,2015Artificial Intelligence Techniques and their Applications in Engineering Dr.Chinmay Desai
23rd Aug, 2016 Guest lecture on “What is Industries’ Need?” Mr. Ishwarbhai Patel

Industrial visits

Date Industry/Organization
24th Aug, 2016 Industrial Visit at Fairdeal Textile park, Kosamba, Surat
23rd Sep, 2016 Industrial Visit at Batliboy, Udhna, Surat
20th Sep, 2016 Industrial Visit at Ukai Hydro Power Plant, Tapi
March 29 & 30, 2016 Industrial Visit at SARDAR SAROVAR HYDRO POWER PLANT, Kevadia colony, Rajpipala
March 29, 2016 Industrail Visit at MUNI SEVA ASHRAM (SOLAR SYSTEMS), Goraj, Vadodara
October 15, 2015 Industrial Visit to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Kakrapar
January 8 & 9, 2015 Industrial Visit to Rajkot
February 5 & 8, 2014 Industrial Visits of 2014
January 5 & 6, 2013 Industrial Visit to Rajkot
January 12 & 13, 2012 Industrial Visits of 2012