STTP on “Recent trends in Mechanical Engineering” from 10th December to 14th December, 2018

Course content for the training program:

Technology is advancing in unprecedented pace in this world. As an institution providing technical education it is always important to upkeep the knowledge levels of the stake holders to match this pace. Mechanical Engineering is facing a rapid transition phase in terms of technology advancement. More often people associated with teaching careers are not often exposed to all such technological advancements owing to certain constraints. These training programs provide much needed knowledge advancement and motivation for a person to work further or do research in a particular domain of interest.

This training program has followed a timely theme namely “Recent trends in Mechanical Engineering”. The name itself is the manifestation of what has been discussed and delivered during the five day program. Some of the contents covered in this program are as below:

Deliberation of the course contents:

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Nature inspired Meta heuristics for optimization of Mechanical and Thermal systems.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Design fundamentals clubbed with enterpreneurship
  • Energy conservation
  • Industry 4.0 with special mention for investment casting industry
  • latest developments in the field of Solar Energy Technology

Resource Persons:

Current Organisation
Years of Experience
Domain of expertise
Dr. P.M. George BVM, Vidhyanagar 34 Manufacturing
Dr. Vivek Patel PDPU, Gandhinagar 18 Optimization
Dr. Vikas Lakhera Nirma University, A’bad 26 Fluid Dynamics
Mr. Bhavin Dabhi UDLAB design, Rajkot 18 Design
Dr. Amit Sata MEFGI, Rajkot 16 Foundry Technology
Prof. Kamlesh Sangani SRCET. Rajkot 20 Energy Conservation
Dr. Bharat Ramani LTIET, Rajkot 20 Solar energy Technology


A total of 39 participants had attended this training program. The pool of participants included the faculties from parent institute as well faculties from other engineering colleges and post graduate students.


Mechanical Engineering Department, VVP Engineering College extends sincere vote of thanks for the experts for providing their valuable time and sharing their knowledge. The Mechanical Engineering department is highly obliged for the support provided by the management of VVP Engineering College, henceforth extending their vote of thanks to the Chief Patron of the program Shri Lalitbhai Mehta, Managing trustee of VVP trust and Patron Dr. Jayesh Deskhar, Principal of VVP Engineering College. Special thanks to Gujarat Technological University for being affirmative to the program. Last but not the least sincere thanks to the convener, Co – convener and members (teaching and semi teaching faculties) of the program for their untiring efforts for making this program a huge success and memorable one for the stakeholders involved. We hope similar kind of support in all our future endeavours.



Convener-: Dr. Jignasa Mehta
Coordinator-: Prof. Pooja Ghodasara
Co-cordinator-: Prof. Jasmin Bhimani

No More Plastic

V.V.P. Engineering College has organized “NO MORE PLASTIC” Event on 30/06/2018 at PDC auditorium. The event has been organized under the guidance of Respected Principal Dr. Jayesh Deshkar, HOD Dr. J. P. Mehta, department coordinator Prof. P. M. Ghodasara and Prof. H. P. Hindocha. Bhautik Mali and Siddharth Dave students of Mechanical Department had crafted bags during this event.

Tree Plantation

Summary of Events in 2017-18

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Project Fair 2018 – “Sarjan – 2018”

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Skill Development Program on “AutoCAD,ProE,ANSYS,MATLAB” from 27th December to 30th December, 2017

AutoCAD,ProE,ANSYS,MATLAB are most versatile and most ubiquitous commercial Design, Modeling and simulation software tool developed and marketed by AutoDesk, PTC, ANSYS and MathWork. It is an essential tool for Mechanical, Automobile Engineers, and Researchers.

Skill Development Program was arranged by Prof. Jaykumar Joshi with co-operation of CADD centre, Gondal road, Rajkot and faculty members of

Mechanical Engineering Department. The venues of the Skill Development Program were PDC Auditorium, CAD-CAM Laboratory and it was arranged for 4th, 6th and 8th Semester students of Mechanical Engineering Department. All the 4th, 6th and 8th Semester students of Mechanical Engineering Department have successfully participated in this skill development program.

The session was started by Mr. Ronak Dhrangdharia, owner of CADD Centre with introduction and activities of AutoCad and CADD centre. He has also highlighted applications of CAD-CAM-CAE in various industries. Then he conducted a session with introduction and various drawing commands in AutoCad software.

Skill Development Program was split in three days and at the end of each day followed by practice in software with the example of Mechanical Components. Mr. Ronak has explained each modules of AutoCAD software to 4th Semester students with some examples, While Mechanical Engineering Department faculties explains ProE, ANSYS and MATLAB to 6th and 8th Semester student Participants. Participants have also done practice of each module with different examples and learnt basic steps to create design in AutoCAD,ProE,ANSYS,MATLAB softwares.

Team members of CADD centre were there to help participants during practice session. They have collected feedbacks from each participants about their experience of Skill Development Program and demanded if there any suggestions at the end of program. Skill Development Program was informative and useful for participants in the field of design and manufacturing. Participants have appreciated such kind of activities in future. Mechanical department is thankful to CADD centre for helping in conduction of this program and special thanks to Principal, Dr. Jayesh Deshkar for conducting such a program in Mechanical Engineering Department.

STTP on “RoboticTechnology and Advancement of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning” from 18th December to 22nd December, 2017

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Counseling Report

“ENGINEERING DARPAN 17” an exhibition was organized on 15th and 16th April 2017 by VVP Engineering college, Rajkot. The venue for this exhibition was at Rashtriya Shala, Rajkot. The basic objective behind the exhibition was to make the common individual aware about the importance of engineering and its impact on the society. Several kind of innovative projects prepared by the students of various departments of VVP Engineering college were displayed along with their requisite posters for better understanding.

Several projects were displayed by Mechanical Engineering department of VVP Engineering College in this exhibition. Some of these projects were “Desert Cooler”, “Single Valve Internal Combustion Engine”, Contact less Gear drive system” etc. All these projects were working models prepared by the students of MED.

Along with the display of projects, senior staff members of Mechanical Engineering department counseled the visitors of this exhibition. The visitors and guests were made aware about the teaching learning pedagogy implemented at Mechanical Engineering Department. Along with, the visitors were also made aware about the importance of Mechanical Engineering as a graduate course in engineering. The aspiring students were counseled about the prospects of graduation in Mechanical Engineering. They were also made familiar with the kind of laboratories and their equipments at MED, VVPEC, which helps them a lot in gaining practical knowledge in the subjects. Other than this the senior faculties also explained about the other pros like calling of expert faculties from industry and academia for further insight in the subjects, a dedicated industry institute interaction cell engaged for arranging summer internships for the students. A placement cell which organizes campus interviews by the elite private companies and further arranges job fair for all the eligible students.

The visitors were several in numbers and it was a great experience for them as well the aspiring students. They thoroughly enjoyed the display of innovative projects and their understanding and also were confident about the engineering graduation after counseling from our senior faculty members team comprising of Dr. D.D. Kundaliya, Dr. N.P. Maniar, Prof. M.C. Karia, Prof. G.P. Kakkad, Prof. A.D. Saparia and Prof. J.P. Joshi. Other faculty members of the department assisted in explaining the projects to the visitors. The entire coordination of the exhibition was done by respected HOD Dr. Jignasa Mehta and Prof. R.V. Ramani. The logistics were taken care by Prof. Hardik Khunt and Prof. Pooja Ghodasara. The video and presentation for the department was prepared by Prof. Nirav Meghpara and Prof. Jiten Makadia.

The department is highly thankful to the management and individuals (teaching and semi teaching staff members) of VVP Engineering college associated directly or indirectly in arranging this exhibition

Engineering Darpan 2017

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Project Fair-2017

Date                                :       24/03/2017
Convener                      :       Dr. J.P.Mehta

Prof. and Head of Department

Mechanical Engineering

Co-Convener         :       Prof. H.A.Khunt

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Department has organized project fair for GTU 8th semester Students on 24/3/2017 total 150 students have participated in the fair.  Total 44 teams had participated in the fair.  22 teams have worked on their IDP & 22 teams have worked on UDP.  They have performed project work with coverage of wide range of subjects related to the field of Mechanical Engineering.

Students have made posters for their teams for giving brief technical overview of their project.  Students have also given presentation on their project work in team wise.  Mechanical Engineering Department has conducted this fair on 4 different locations.  Group ID ME – 01 To 11 conducted in Fluid Mechanics Lab,  ME – 12 To 21 were in Automobile Lab, ME – 22 To 32 were in Dynamics of Machinery Lab & ME – 33 To 44 were in Thermodynamics Lab.

Mechanical Engineering Department has also invited experts from industry and college.  Shri Atulbhai Patel from Atul Machine tools, Shri Nileshbhai Gajjar from Gajjar and company, Shri Dineshbhai Jadvani from Divine Industries & Prof. K. C. Agola from Darshan Inst. of Engg. and Tech.  They appreciated student’s effort for project work.  They have given suggestion to make more working models as project that will be helpful to them for real field application of technology & engineering. Prof. J.P.Mehta, HOD Mechanical Engineering Department had given guidance to their team members for organizing the fair.  Prof. D.D.Kundaliya, Prof. N.P.Maniar, Prof. M.C.Karia, Prof. R.V.Ramani, & Other senior faculty members were involved for the co-ordination & evaluation of the projects in the fair.  Area of the projects covered as following Low cost Nano TiO2 based coolant for Automobile, Gray water harvesting, Comparison of Efficiency of heat exchanger, Process optimization for grinding of crank shaft, Boiler Maintenance,  Design of jig & Fixture, Power generation in four wheel vehicle, Threading mechanism in automatic machine, Design and fabrication of gasifier, Mechanical pesticide sprayer, Electro magnetic braking system, contactless gear transmission, manufacturing of low cost desert cooler, Exergy analysis of thermal power plant, material handling machine, Thermal analysis of pump and rework, wide angle solar concentrator, Duel lifting vehicle, defect analysis of investment casting, performance investigation of plate fin heat exchanger, single valve four stroke diesel engine, Design and synthesis of human powered vehicle, ground nut crops harvester machine, utilization of machine and increase productivity, optimization process for drilling, Automatic reverse braking system, Quality improvement of diesel engine, Defects reduction in oil engine, Modification and redesign of white board marker to evaluate problem, Improvement methodology of hydraulic braking system, Automation in loading and unloading of bobbing over armouring machine, Bomb detecter diffuser robot.

Following faculty members are involved as interanl guide for their project work Dr. J.P.Mehta, Dr. D. D. Kundalia, Dr. N. P. Maniar, Prof. M.C.Karia, Prof. R.V.Ramani, Prof. G.P.Kakkad, Prof. A.D.Saparia, Prof. J.P.Joshi, Prof. J.K.Dhulia, Prof. A.M.Lakhani, Prof. S.A.Pandya, Prof. H.A.Khunt, Prof. P.M.Ghodasara, Prof. N.K.Meghpara, Prof. V.V.Mehta, Prof. J.J.Makadiya, Prof. N.R.Shingala, Prof. T.S.Parsana, Prof. J.P.Bhimani, Prof. P.B.Kondhiya, Prof. P.V.Delvadiya

Students of  IV & VI Semester have visited the fair and  they impressed by the work done from seniors.  Following Students from VI & IV Semester Mechanical were volunteers for the fair Vekariya Nikunj, Oza Ujjaval, Vyas Vishal, Singh Vinay, Parmar Tejas, Jadeja Rutvikraj, Thummar Bhargav, Padariya Rajan.

Skill Development Program

Mechanical Engineering Department

Mechanical department of V. V. P. is equipped with modern laboratories and equipment such as Computer Aided Design & Computer Aided Manufacturing laboratory, automobile engineering laboratory, workshop, refrigeration & air-condition laboratory, thermal engineering laboratory, hydraulics and fluid mechanics laboratory etc. Mechanical department is well equipped with CNC, electro discharge machine, single cylinder four stroke diesel engine, four cylinder four stroke petrol engine, compressor, pump, turbine, vibration apparatus, window air conditioning test rig etc.

Objectives and Duration of Program

Under the mission of Skill India and Make in India, Skill development program was organized by Mechanical Engineering department during 07th July, 2016 to 22nd July, 2016. The objective of program was to enhance skill of Carpentry and Machine shop for the non-technical person. There were total 8 peons who have trained under this program.

  1. D. Ravat, M. T. Pithva and R. R. Boraniya were the instructor of this program.

Activities done during Skill Development Program
Carpentry Shop:

Under this program, the brief introduction of all the instruments, application of various instruments, demonstrations on various operations in carpentry shop were given by instructors.

Three different jobs were prepared in carpentry shop, i.e. Stool, Toy (Sparrow) and Window.
Machine Shop

In machine shop, brief introduction about cutting tool, various parts of lathe machine, different lathe attachments were given.Demonstration on various lathe operations like facing, turning, taper turning, threading, etc. were given by the instructor.

Software Training

Date: 06/02/2017 to 11/02/2017

Name of Academy: Shree Academy

Address:  University Road, Rajkot.

Name of contact person: Samrat Patel

Phone no.: 9913137755

E mail

Conveyor: (1) Dr. J.P. Mehta

                   (2) Dr. D.D. Kundaliya

Co-Conveyor: Mr. Pankit B. Kondhiya

Division: 6th Semester (AX+AY)






1 06/02/2017 AUTO CAD
  •   RANA SIR
12:00 TO 1:50
2 07/02/2017 SOLIDWORKS
12:00 TO 1:50
3 08/02/2017 CRE-O
12:00 TO 1:50
4 10/02/2017 CATIA
  •   RANA SIR
12:00 TO 1:50
5 11/02/2017 (1)  NX(CAM)

(2)  ANSYS

(1)9:50 TO 11:30

(2)12:00 TO 1:50

STTP on Computational Fluid Mechanics using ANSYS

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DATE OF CONTEST -23/11/2016 TO 25/11/2016






TOI has organized public speaking  contest on 23rd November 2016 open for all colleges of Rajkot including science, arts, commerce streams.In first round there was contest of video presentation in which 3 students of our mechanical department were selected. They were Maulik Ruparel (7th sem ),Devang Sheth( 3rd sem ) and Chintan (1st sem ).In the second round of group discussion Chintan of 1st sem secured 7th position and brought pride to our department.Chintan was given topic like who is best among Khan and his prompt debate on this topic made him winner. In final round he was given on the spot topic “Fake in India is easy”. There were 20 students who got selected for the second round. Among them Chintan secured 9th Rank which is quite appreciable.

Congratulation to all the participants and winner of the mechanical department.

Job – Fair 2016

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Udisha Club Program

 Mechanical Engineering Department has organized UDISHA CLUB presentation for 8th semester and 6th semester students.Students of final and pre-final year were given overview of various GTU activities under GIC for enhancing skill development apart from curriculum. Students were also made aware about present scenario of entrepreneurship development various input requirements for the same.
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 Expert Lectures

Speaker:Mr.Hardikbhai and Mr.Javedbhai – Technical Test and How to appear in PI – 9 February, 2015  Seminar Report
Speaker: Mr. Ajesh Kamania – Placement Awareness seminar – January, 2014
Speaker: Nishit Shah – Working and Manufacturing of PV Technology – NOV,2012
Speaker: Priyam A. Parikh – Pick n place Robotics. Aug,2012
Speaker: Veljibhai Desai – Gandhiji’s Vision about Industries. – JULY, 2012


SEMINAR ON 3D Printer for Mechanical Engineers


Women Empowerment Week

Industrial Visit


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Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on “MATLAB Fundamentals and Applications for Mechanical Engineers”

The Short Term Training Programme was successfully organized by Dr. Jignasa P. Mehta (Convener) and Dipesh D. Kundaliya (Co-Convener) of Mechanical Engineering Department, VVP Engineering College, Rajkot. Our College has been recently awarded as “Best Engineering College”, by ISTE. This time the STTP was based on the topic of MATLAB Fundamentals and Applications for Mechanical Engineers. There were participants from the different regions of Gujarat state. Click Here for Detailed Report

Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on “Recent Trends & Advances in Press Tool Design with Software Application”

The STTP was successfully organized by Mechanical Department, VVP Engineering College, Rajkot which has been recently awarded as “Best Engineering College”, by ISTE. This time the STTP was conducted in collaboration with Indo German Tool Room (IGTR), Vatva Ahmedabad.  There were participants from the different regions of Gujarat state.

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Project Fair Report 2015

STTP on “ProE and ANSYS for  Mechanical EngineeringApplications

Date: 9-12-2013 to 13-12-2013
Convenor: Dr. J.P. Mehta
Coordinator : Prof. J.P. Joshi
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