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Engineers have always been problem solvers, but today’s emphasis is on breakthrough thinking that transcends traditional departmental boundaries brings together the best minds from across the disciplines to invent disruptive technologies: Robotic devices that can think, swim, play soccer; wireless sensor networks to monitor and control our environment; living machines small enough to navigate and repair human tissue or dispense drugs; strategies for curing Alzheimer’s and heart disease; chip-sized systems for rapid detection of deadly pathogens.

At Vidyalankar, intellectually rebellious students and faculty challenge accepted explanations and inherited habits of mind. Our engineering students, empowered by this atmosphere of discovery, learn from and work with faculty members who are pushing the limits of engineering and produces inspired individuals: critical thinkers and creative leaders to address the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow. At First Year Engineering, with a sanctioned intake of 540 students and five major engineering courses such as Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, the onus of creating an amicable and comfortable zone is important. The highly motivated, qualified and experienced faculty and the energetic students work together extensively to build interdisciplinary knowledge.

Current Intake

Under Graduate – 540

Ambadas Deshmukh

Assistant Professor and Head of the Department

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First Year Engineering has five major engineering programs namely, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. The highly motivated, qualified and experienced faculty provide a personalized approach towards understanding the problems of students and thereby, give them timely solutions. Our department faculties closely monitor every child’s aptitude for their overall academic growth. First year lays a strong mathematical foundation for the future engineering studies. It in turn, produces inspired individuals, critical thinkers and creative leaders to address the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.

Department of First Year Engineering - Faculty Profile


Name Designation Qualification Experience
UG PG PhD Teaching Industry R&D
Prof. Ambadas Deshmukh Assistant Professor B.SC (Maths,Chemistry, Physics) M.SC (Maths) /B.ED - 20    
Prof. Sampat Mali  Assistant Professor B.SC (Maths) M.SC/B.ED - 21    
Prof. Uday  Kashid Assistant Professor B.SC (Maths) M.SC/B.ED - 18    
Prof. Vishwas Patil Assistant Professor B.SC (Maths) M.SC - 20    
Prof. Nasir Ansari Assistant Professor B.SC (Maths) M.SC - 08    
Prof. Anahita Garrad Assistant Professor B.SC (Maths) M.SC - 5.5    
Prof. Jyoti Jadhav Assistant Professor B.SC (Maths) M.SC - 2    
Prof. Renu Mann Assistant Professor BSC (Physics) M.SC (Physics)/ B.ED - 24    
Prof. Pravin Gharge Assistant Professor BSC (Physics) M.SC(Electronics)/B.ED - 10 1.5 1.5
Prof. Sonaali Borkar Assistant Professor BSC (Chemistry) M.SC (Organic Chemistry) -- 22    
Prof. Nilima Main Assistant Professor BSC (Chemistry) MSC (Physical Chemistry) - 2.5    
Prof. Meenakshi Nandula Assistant Professor B.A M.A - 18    
Prof. Micky Barua Assistant Professor BA/BED (Hons) M.A (Hons) - 8.5 2 1.1
Prof. Suman Sarma Assistant Professor B.ED M.A - 18    
Prof. Mitalee Gangal Assistant Professor B.A (English Literature) MA (English Literature) - 6 5  
Prof. D N Krishna Associate Professor BE(Mechanical) - - 33 1  
Prof. Govind Mali Assistant Professor B.E M.E (CAD/CAM & Robotics)MECH - 24    
Prof. Ishan Upadhyay Assistant Professor BE (Mechanical) ME(Energy) - 4    
Prof. Manish Mishra Assistant Professor            
Prof. Rupesh Parthe Assistant Professor BE (Production) ME (Mechanical) - 9 0.6  
Prof. Bhanu Tekwani Assistant Professor BE (INFT) ME (CMPN) - 4 - -
Prof. Abhishek Barve Assistant Professor BE (ETRX) ME (ETRX) - 5 - -
Prof. Sanjeev Dwivedi Assistant Professor BE (INFT) ME (CMPN) - 10 - -
Prof. Swapnil Sonawane Assistant Professor BE (IT) ME (CMPN) - 6 - -

The laboratories of the First Year Engineering allows faculty and students to transcend traditional academic exploration and focus on the basic engineering concepts such as physics, chemistry, mechanics, engineering drawing and workshop. Students and faculty work in collaboration to study the link between the basic sciences and engineering.

Applied Physics


The Physics Laboratory focuses on the usage of different electronics and electrical instruments and application of such instruments in a particular field.

Unique Feature

The experiments develop the problem solving ability and familiarize the students of various industrial applications.

Major Instruments

Travelling Microscope, Spectrometer, He-Ne Laser, Plane Diffraction Grating, C.R.O., Signal Generator.

Applied Chemistry


The Chemistry Laboratory develops the analytical skills of the students and educates them about the preventive measures to be taken which will help them in the industries.

Unique Feature

The experiments focus on the practical knowledge which is essential for industrial applications like PCB, microchips, and soldering.

Major Instruments

Demineralization Plant, Colorimeter, Redwood Viscometer, Pensky Marten Flash Point Apparatus, Oven, Heating Mantles.

Engineering Mechanics


Engineering Mechanics is an extension of physics and mathematics. It provides the "building blocks" of statics, dynamics, strength of materials, and fluid dynamics. It is extensively used in solving mechanics problems through the integrated application of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles. It is applied in civil engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering and aeronautical and aerospace engineering.

Unique feature

The instruments used in the mechanics lab are applied in the concept of understanding the effect of forces on the machine components such as screw jack and structures such as bridges.

Major Instruments

Simply supported beam, friction plane, screw jack, bell crank lever, compound pendulum.

Engineering Drawing


Computer Aided Design CAD is extensively used in many applications, including automotive, shipbuilding, and aerospace industries, industrial and architectural design, prosthetics, and many more. It enhances the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation, and to create a database for manufacturing. Engineering drawing is the language of the engineer to communicate designs and construction in detail to others. Drawings are based on the fundamental principles of projections. Applications are found in constructions, manufacturing and engineering.

Unique Feature

For AUTOCAD specific software is used to design and draw the isometric figures.

Major Instruments

AutoCAD Software, drawing instruments such as mini drafter.



The Basic workshop in engineering gives the basic working knowledge of the construction, function, use and application of different working tools, equipment, machines as well as the technique of manufacturing a product from its raw material. To understand the subject- workshop technology and to develop the skill, an engineering student has to practice the workshop processes, starting from simple models to complicated products.

Unique feature

The exposure to soldering, filing, PCB making, plumbing, carpentry and dismantling of computers in the workshop laboratory enhances the technical skills and basic engineering techniques. The basic knowledge and experience in workshop processes also facilitate a sound foundation for further advanced engineering studies.

Major Machines available

Wood turning lathe, power saw, vertical drilling machine, metal sheet cutter and welding machine.

Language Laboratory


To prepare students to be effective communicators in an individual capacity and in teams to enable them to match up to global industrial and corporate requirements

Unique Feature

The laboratory’s collection is designed to assist learners in the acquisition and maintenance of aural comprehension, oral and written proficiency, and cultural awareness.

Major Instruments

The language laboratory offers web-assisted materials for better opportunities to the students and video taped off-air recordings in the target language.


Expert Talk

  • Talk on ‘Emerging Disruptive Technologies of near Future’ was conducted by Dr. Anant Zaveri, Prof. and HOD Chemical Engineering and Chairperson of Technology Management at Mukesh Patel School Technology, Management and Engineering.
  • Talk on ‘Communication Skills – A reality Check’ was conducted by Mr. Ashish Sharma, Co-founder and Partner IWEETREE INC and Alumnus 2004 batch.
  • Talk on ‘Development of Nano Research Laboratory’ by Dr. Sonali Ambardekar, Assistant Professor at SIES College Sion.