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About the Department

Department Information

Facilities
Department Location Building Ground Floor, Workshop, Autocare
Building Ground Floor Room No. 401,402,102
Year of Establishment 1983
Head of Department Dr. S. R. Kumbhar
Contact - Ph. no.  9970700911
Email ID sanjay.kumbhar@ritindia.edu
Under Graduate Programme B.Tech. (Automobile)      Intake: 60
Total number of Classrooms 03
Total number of Laboratories 09 + 06 Shared with Mechanical Dept.
Faculty-Student ratio 1:15
Number of Professor 01
Number of Associate Professor 02
Number of Asst. Professor 18
Total Faculty 21
Supporting Technical staff 04
Supporting Non Technical staff 06
 
Programs

Under Graduate Programme :

B. Tech. (Automobile) Duration: 4 years Intake: 60
Post Graduate Programme :
M. Tech. (Automobile) Duration: 2 years Intake: 18
 

This decade is witnessing a rapid growth in an Automobile industry due to liberalization, which demands for specialists in this field. This demand can be met by well qualified engineers who are well versed with design, development, manufacturing and maintenance of eco-friendly vehicles, alternative energy sources and modern transportation systems.

With a mission to create techno excellent engineers, the department is established in 1983 with intake capacity of 60 students. Automobile engineering department in our institute is one of the oldest and unique four years degree course affiliated to Shivaji University Kolhapur. The department has well qualified and dedicated faculty and is known for its high academic standard, well-maintained discipline and complete infrastructure facilities.

From academic year 2010-11 department has started M.E.(Automobile) with intake capacity. The Department has Center of Excellence in the field of (i) Automotive research and diagnosis Studies (ii) Engine Testing (iii) Alternative Energy Sources (iv) Modeling and simulation

The Department has maintained excellent interaction with Industry and R & D organizations. The Department has Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) student chapter. We have established Automobile Engineering Students Association (AESA).

 
Testing Facilities
Sr. No. Name of Test Facility Specifications Measuring Parameters Testing Capacity
1
Engine Dynamometers

Dynamometer

a) Hydraulic Dynamometer : Power rating : 169 hp @ 3600 - 7500 rpm
b) Eddy Current Dynamometer : Power Rating up-to 40 hp @ 4000- 10000 rpm c) Eddy Current Dynamometer : Power Rating up-to 10 - 15 hp up to 10000 rpm d) Eddy Current Dynamometer : Power Rating up-to 20 kW @ 2450 - 10000 rpm

Engine Brake Power, Torque,
Specific Fuel Consumption,
Air Consumption, Mechanical Efficiency, Thermal Efficiency, Friction Power, Indicated Power
Diesel Engine Performance, Petrol Engine Performance, Gear box Performance, Clutch Performance, Fluid Coupling Performance ,
2
Electronic Gravimetric Fuel Measurement system High speed & high accuracy load cell signal conditioning board, Digital timer display up to 4 digits, Overall accuracy ± 0.3 % (1500 gm), Microcontroller based RS232 Interface with computer interfacing along with software Fuel flow Measurement Three modes of operation
1. Time base
2. Quantity base
3. Revolution base
3
Hand held Smart Manometer with Air Box (Air Consumption Measurement Unit) Manometer with air-box, Air box size 450 X 900 mm Differential pressure transmitter / transducer Portable handheld smart manometer with 9 V battery Air box with three interchangeable orifice plates of different sizes Air flow measurement Diesel Engines, Petrol Engines,
4
Combustion Analyzer DEWE-RACK-4
DEWE-BOX-CA-EDUC
CA-OPT1
CA-ANGLE-SENSOR-0.2
CA-OPT3
On-line graphical display to measure
1. Crank angle based pressure diagram
2. Integrated pressure signal
3. Pressure / Volume diagram
4. Calculated heating process
5. On-line knocking recognition
6. Mathematic Setting 7. Statistical Display 8. Data storing & data export to ASCII (Also Excel)
5
Decelerometer GPS SENSOR 5Hz Built in 5Hz GPS receiver Digital accelerometers Compact flash memory Lap beacon input Serial input for ECU/OBDII data CORRSYS CDS DFL FLOWMETER 1. Brake Efficiency of vehicle (Deceleration) 2. Acceleration & Fuel Consumption measurement
3. Coast-down trial
4. Maximum speed test
5. Speedometer calibration
6. Odometer calibration
6
Data Acquisition System IMC German made data acquisition system, CRONOS-PL-2 CRPL-2, Personal Analyzer-Online FAMOS CRPL/OFA, Amplifiers, 3 8-channel all-purpose amplifier (350Ohm) Measurement of
a) Temperature b) Pressure c) Fluid flow d) Torque e) Speed f) Strain g) Acceleration
7
Two Wheeler Chassis Dynamometer Braked Type Chassis Dynamometer, Make - ATE, Maxi. 100 h.p. at 3000 / 6000 rpm Volumetric Fuel consumption Measurement Unit Vehicle Performance Tests -
1) Normal Mode Test (Performance Test)
2) Acceleration Test
3) Braking Test
4) Average Test
Plotting Performance Characteristics Curves-
a. Vehicle speed v/s h.p. in different gears
b. Vehicle speed v/s torques in different gears
c. Vehicle speed v/s tractive effort
8
Eddy Current Dynamometer Make : SAJ
Power rating : 80 kW @ 4800 - 9000 rpm
Engine Brake Power, Torque, Specific Fuel Consumption, Air Consumption, Mechanical Efficiency, Thermal Efficiency, Friction Power, Indicated Power
9
Software - ITI Simulation X
  • Engineering mechanics & control, power transmission / Electrical & Electronics
  • Library details - mechanics 1D linear, Mechanics 1D rotary, mechanics 3D, CAD Import via STL, Motors & Engines,
  • Coupling/clutches transmission components, general signal blocks,
  • Magnets, electronic analog, electronics (Spice Elements), Spice net list import, electrical motors
Capability to simulate Mechanical 1D, 3D, Thermal, Fluid systems for design, optimization & analysis
10
Exhaust Gas Analyzer Tecalmint T.D.2040 Exhaust Emission Measurement of CO & HC (Petrol Engine)
11
Microprocessor Based 4 Gas Auto. Exhaust Analyzer CO : 0-9.9 % resolution 0.1%
HC : 0-9990 ppm
Resolution 10 ppm CO2 : 0 - 19.9 Resolution 0.1 % O2 : 0 - 25 % Resolution 0.1 %
Response time : 10 second
Warm up time : 20 min.
Power Supply : 230 v AC
Exhaust Emission Measurement of
CO
HC
CO2
O2
(Petrol Engine)
12
CO/HC Gas Analyzer CO : 0-9.9 % resolution 0.1%
HC : 0-9990 ppm
Resolution 10 ppm
Response time : 10 second
Warm up time : 20 min.
Power Supply : 230 v AC
Exhaust Emission Measurement of Petrol engines
CO
HC
(Petrol Engine)
13
Smoke Meter Display indication : light absorption coefficient (k) /% Opacity Warm up time : 15 min. Power requirement : 230 V Display range : 0-9.9 per meter Exhaust Emission Measurement of Diesel engines
Smoke
(Diesel Engine)
14
Engine Scanner Computer controlled system engine analyzer with diesel interface, 80-column printer Engine diagnostics tool (Petrol Engine)
15
KAL Equipment A/F ratio 8 :1 to 16 : 1(Gasoline)
A/F ratio 12 :1 to 16 : 1 (Liquid Gas)
Air / Fuel ratio measurement & CO measurement (Petrol Engine)
 
STRENGTHS OF THE DEPARTMENT
  • Recruitment procedure is as per AICTE norms.
  • Faculty participates effectively for making decisions on academic issues.
  • Adequate recurring & non-recurring budget.
  • Qualified, competent and hard working faculty with a positive attitude.
  • Prescribed university syllabus is covered within the time.
  • Course files along with course outcomes and detailed course plans are maintained by the subject teacher.
  • Academic calendar is strictly followed.
  • Well-equipped laboratories ¢ Laboratory equipment are fully utilized.
  • 7 faculty members have registered for Ph.D. and are involved in research.
  • Good Number of Book Publications.
  • Faculty members have published papers in International Journals/ National Journals / conferences.
  • A good working atmosphere -Both teaching and non-teaching staff members go out of the way to cooperate. with each other while attending to different responsibilities.
  • Support from Director & Management for research activities and deputation of faculty for higher studies like PhD under QIP, seminars, workshops and other such events.
 
TEACHING-LEARNING : SUMMARY
  • Maximum emphasis on classroom teaching as well as experiential learning through practicals, seminars, projects etc.
  • Every faculty uses modern teaching aids such as LCD Projectors, OHP projectors etc.
  • Students visit nearby industry as well as Automotive Exhibitions like AUTO EXPO for better understanding.
  • Special coaching for failed students.
  • Students feedback is analyzed by every faculty and acted upon accordingly
  • Course Files & Weekly report on conduct of theory classes for each subject are maintained by all the faculty
  • Work progress reports are monitored by HOD and Director
  • Reports to parents are sent every month giving details of attendance and Internal Assessment marks of their wards
 
PROGRAMMES ORGANIZED BY DEPARTMENT

SN

Duration

Name of the Coordinator

Title of the Programme

Sponsored by (TEQIP/Lead Inst. )

1.

14 July 2018

Prof. S.T.Satpute

Prof. R.M.Shinde

Half day workshop on "Effective Conduct of Laboratory Activities by using OBE Framework" is scheduled at dept. meeting room at 10.10 am. The schedule

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2.

12 May 2018

Dr.S.R.Desai

B.O.S.Meeting

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3.

10 – 11 March 2017

S.R.Kumbhar

National Level Workshop (Under TEQIP -II) on Effective Implementation of NAAC Criteria

Under TEQIP -II

4.

26 August 2017

Prof. S.R.Patil

Co-ordinator

Department Advisory Board (DAB) Meeting

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5.

08-10 October,

2016

Mr. Anil A. Shinde

Co- ordinator

Automobile Dept.

Institute Level

Three Days Workshop on Personality and Overall Development for

Non Teaching Staff

Under TEQIP – II

6.

27–28  August 2016

Prof. M.V.Kawade

Dr. A.P.Shah

Co- ordinator

Institute Level

RIT- Gurukul

Two days faculty Development Programme on promoting Active and Co – operative Learning in the Classroom

Under

TEQIP - II

7.

09 – 11 March 2016

Prof. S.R.Patil (H.O.D.)

Dr. A.P.Shah

(Coordinator)

Automobile Engg. Dept.

Three days workshop on  Computational Fluid Dynamics

Under Lead College Scheme of SUK

8.

05 March 2016

S.R.Patil Coordinated Auto.Engg. Dept.)

S.R.Kumbhar

Coordinated

One day workshop on Curriculum Development of Automobile Engineering – Perspective 2025

Under Lead College Scheme of SUK

9.

16 January 2016

A.U.Gaikwad

(Workshop Coordinator)

Automobile Engg. Dept.

One day workshop on Women’s Empowerment

Under Lead College Scheme of SUK

10.

11 -12 September 2015

S.R.Patil (H.O.D.)

Y.S.Patil

(Coordinator)

Automobile Engg. Dept.

 

KHYMERA -15 Two Days Technical Symposium

Under Lead College Scheme of SUK

11.

24/06/15 to 28/06/15.

 

One Week FDP on ‘Automotive Testing: Methodology & Instrumentation’

TEQIP-II

12.

5th March 2015

 

One day workshop on “Curriculum Development of Automobile Engineering : Perspective 2025”

TEQIP

13.

27 -29 January 2015

S.R.Patil

S.Y.Sawant (Workshop Coordinator)

Automobile Engg. Dept.

Three days workshop on “Modeling and Simulation of Automotive Systems Using MATLAB and SIMLINK”

F.Y.M.Tech (Auto)

RIT, Auto. Engg. Dept. Lead Institute Scheme Shivaji University

14.

 

 

Organization of SAE Western Region and University Level Technical Symposium (KHYMERA)

AESA & SAE

15.

15th -16th Feb.2013

S.T.Satpute  & S.R.Desai (Coordinator)

Two days Faculty Development Programme on “Automotive Testing: Methodology and Instrumentation”

RIT, Auto. Engg. Dept. Lead Institute Scheme Shivaji University

16.

04th -05th Jan.2013

S.T.Satpute  & S.R.Kumbhar (Coordinator)

Two day workshop on “Enhancing Skills for Laboratory Practicals in the Subject I.C.Engine”

RIT, Auto. Engg. Dept. Lead Institute Scheme Shivaji University

17.

18th June to 22nd June,2012

S.T.Satpute

S.R.Patil & S.R.Kumbhar

One week Faculty Development Programme under TEQIP  “Automotive Engineering: Advances and Research Opportunities”

TEQIP

18.

27th June to 01st July 2011

Prof. S.T. Satpute &

A.P. Shah

ISTE Approved National Level short term training Program on  “Effective Teaching –Outcome Based Learning in Engineering Education”

I.S.T.E., New Delhi

19.

28th  - 30th Jan 2011

Dr. S.M.Sawant

& R.M. Shinde

Short Term Training Programme on ‘Computational Fluid Dynamics’

RIT

Auto. &

Mech.

20.

16th -17th February , 2011

S.T.Satpute &

A.P. Shah

 

“Quantum 11” A National level technical paper presentation contest

RIT

Auto

21.

28 June to 02 July 2010

S.T.Satpute

&

D G Thombare

ISTE Approved one week Training Programme on “Advance in Engine and Vehicle Dynamics”

I.S.T.E., New Delhi & Shivaji University, Kolhapur

22.

22 June to 24 June 2010

S.M.Sawant

“Heat & Mass Transfer Laboratory Methodology”

Lead Institute Scheme of Shivaji University, Kolhapur

23.

8 Oct. 2009

S.R.Patil

Workshop On “Microcontrollers For Automotives Engineers”

RIT

Auto.

24.

20 Sept.2008

S.R.Patil

Workshop On “Microcontrollers For Automotives Engineers”

RIT

Auto

25.

14 to

19/12/2008

D G Thombare

&

R. M. Shinde

Workshop on Finite Element Analysis

TEQIP

Finite to Infinite

26.

 

D G Thombare

Workshop on outcomes Based Curriculum  Design

RIT

27.

25-27 March 2009

 

Pedagogy

TEQIP

28.

16/02 to 19/02/06

D G Thombare

&

M. V. Pisal

Short Term Training Programme (STTP) Entrepreneurship development for faculty

Maharashtra Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Sangli

29.

29/06/2006-30/06/2006

D G Thombare &

L M Jugulkar

Workshop on Automotive Emission Control Technologies

Networking program under TEQIP

30.

26/06/2006 – 27/06/2006

R.G.Desavale

Laxmi Nardah Abhay,

Sr. Marketing Engineer

Training on “ITI Simulation Software”

Trident Techlabs Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, at RIT

31.

24/01to 25/01/2006

D.G.Thombare

“Quantum 06” A National level technical paper presentation contest

ISTE Student chapter, SAE INDIA

32.

30/09 to

01/10/2004

S. M. Sawant

Workshop on “Curriculum Development of Automobile Engineering”

Shivaji University, Kolhapur

33.

3/09/2004

S. M. Sawant

A Seminar on “Recent Advances in Engineering Technology”

Shivaji University, Kolhapur

34.

3/02/2004

S. M. Sawant

National Seminar on “Alternative fuels for Automobiles”

 

 

I.S.T.E., New Delhi & Shivaji University, Kolhapur

35.

02/01 to

03/01/2004

S. M. Sawant

Workshop on “Curriculum Development of Automobile Engineering”

Shivaji University, Kolhapur

36.

18th Oct., 2003

 

A seminar on “Fuel Cells”

SAE India Student Chapter

37.

23/06 to

04/07/2003

S. M. Sawant

Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on “Modern Trends in Automobiles”

A.I.C.T.E. – I.S.T.E., New Delhi

38.

15/03/2003

S. M. Sawant

One Day National Workshop on “Road Safety & Security”, on 

I.S.T.E., New Delhi and Shivaji University Kolhapur

39.

01/08 to 02/08/2002

S. M. Sawant

National Seminar on “Modern Trends in Automobiles” (NSMTA-2002)

A.I.C.T.E. New Delhi

SU, Kop

RBP, Bank

Dynalec Control, Pune

40.        

15th March, 2003

S. M. Sawant

National Workshop on “Road Safety & Security”

ISTE, New Delhi and Shivaji University Kolhapur

41.

28/06 to 10/07/1999

S. M. Sawant

Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on "Computer - aided Graphics & Auto LISP Programming"

I.S.T.E., New Delhi

 
Departmental Library

Separate departmental library, Total Books = 1245

SAE Published books with Handbooks

E-learning Resources = 158

Prof. S. K. Som, CET IIT, Kharagpur - 1) Fluid Mechanics (49) 2) Thermodynamics (32)

National Education & Information Films Ltd., Mumbai 1) Automobile Engineering = (61)

  • Thesis reports of Undergraduate projects/ Seminars, Research Literature
  • A few books have been donated by Faculty members and outgoing students of the department

Automotive Magazines: Overdrive, Automotive Abstracts, Automotive Engineer and Traders, Auto India, Auto Car

 
List of Licensed Softwares

Sr. No.

Name of software

Quantity

Cost of software

Remark

1

HYPER WORKS

05

9,22,400 = 00

License Softwares

2

CARSIM

10

1,15,610 = 00

3

GT - POWER

02

6,88,296 = 00

4

ANSYS

10

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Shared with Mechanical Engg. Dept.

5

MATLAB

02

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Shared with Electrical Engg. Dept.

6

AUTO CAD

93

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Using Free Version

7

CATIA

93

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Centrally Purchased

Wind Tunnel Consultancy Available

Wind Tunnel Test Set up

Specifications:

  • Open Circuit Wind Tunnel with sonic speed of 30 m/s.
  • Test section with 300mm X 300mm X 1000mm.

Motor Specifications:

  • 5 HP, D.C. Shunt Motor, 1500 rpm, 230/460 V

Controller Specifications:

  • 3-φ, Variable speed Controller (Motor Controller)

For More Information Contact:

Prof. Aniket T. Suryawanshi

9405435353