Department of Electrical Engineering
Message from Head of the Department
It gives me immense pleasure in welcoming, on behalf of the Department of Electrical Engineering, K. K. Wagh Institute of Engineering Education and Research, Nashik. Department was established in the year 1996, approved by AICTE, New Delhi and affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), Pune (formerly University of Pune) with a sanctioned intake of 40 for Undergraduate (UG). Later on, intake was increased to 60 in the academic year 1998-99. In the year 2003, the Department of Electrical Engineering was accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), AICTE, New Delhi for 3 years. To accelerate Research and Development (R&D) activities, the department started a Postgraduate programme in Electrical Engineering with Control System specialization with 18 intake in 2007-08 and a recognized Ph.D. Research Center in the year 2008-09. In the year 2011, the department started a second shift UG programme with increased strength of 60 students and started a new post-graduate programme in an Electrical Power System with a sanctioned intake of 18. In the year 2011, the UG programme of the Department of Electrical Engineering was again accredited by NBA, AICTE, New Delhi for 3 years. With the constant efforts and thrust for continuous improvement, the department (both the UG shifts, i.e. divisions) is once again accredited by NBA in 2019 for the next three years. Currently, the department is having two UG divisions, PG Power System and Ph.D. Research Centre.
Department is headed by Prof. Dr. B. E. Kushare with his graceful experience of 30 years in teaching. The department has a well-qualified and devoted team of 23 teaching faculty members. The faculty members of the department have presented and published papers in National and International journals, conferences, visited National and International Universities, exhibitions, etc. Faculty members also have received various awards and funds from the many professional societies and funding agencies. Four faculty members of the departments are currently pursuing Ph.D. in various areas in Electrical Engineering. Faculty members attend Continuing Education Programs, online courses regularly to keep them updated with changing technology in the respective electrical engineering fields. Faculty members are also on the governing body of the professional society and members of professional societies.
Department is very proactive in organizing workshops, seminars, conferences funded by various funding agencies as well as self-supported in the area of power quality, energy management and audit, condition monitoring of electrical equipment, recent trends in switchgear, MATLAB, ETAP, PSCAD, Robotics, Emerging Trends in Smart Grid and software training every year. One of the mega-events organized by the department is the National Level Working Model Contest and Project Exhibition ‘IET-KARMVEER EXPO’, supported by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET-UK). Around 500 to 600 students participate every year in this event.
The students of the department have also presented papers, participated in various National level events, and won the prizes. The academic results at various university examinations are excellent. Many students of the second year, third year, final year topped the university examination with rank 1 to 11. In the last three years, there are around 16 University rankers. The Department has the IET (UK) Young Member Section (IET On-Campus), IEEE student chapter and a student body ‘EFFECT’ through which various events are conducted for all-round development of students. These events include expert lectures, workshops, technical tours, industrial visits, Soft Skill workshops, poster and mini-project competitions, school seminars, etc. Many multinational companies come to conduct campus placement interviews and around 60 to 80% of the students get campus placements. The number of students going for higher studies also significant.
Department of Electrical Engineering offers testing, consultancy, and training services in the areas of electrical design, power quality, condition monitoring, energy management, and audit to many National and Multinational industrial organizations, such as Enercon India Pvt. Ltd., EnerconGmbh Germany, IIT Powai, Bosch Ltd. Nashik, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Nashik, Crompton Greaves Nashik, Crompton Greaves Mumbai, Glaxo SmithKline NashikInnova rubbers Nashik, Blue Cross Nashik, Samsonite Asia Ltd. Nashik, TKES, Gonde, Anil printers Gonde, Renfro India Gonde, TBI khardi, KalyaniLemmorz Ltd. Chakan, SAF Yeast Ltd. Chiplum, SAF Yeast Sandia, and many others. The major kits and equipment available for consultancy services are HIOKI 3198 power quality analyzer, IR Imager, combustion analyzer, flue gas analyzer, breaker timing kit, relay testing kit, and many other types of equipment.
Department has completed two MODROBs and several minor research projects, funded by AICTE, University Grant Commission, SERC Fellowship of Department of Science and Technology, BCUD Pune. Faculty members also work on industry projects and help to solve their problems. Department is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment and Laboratories with excellent computational facilities including professional software packages, such as ETAP, PSCAD, LABVIEW, MATLAB, ANSYS, DigSILENT, POWER FACTORY. In all, the conducive environment exists in the department for both faculties and students.
Department of Electrical Engineering aims to establish a center of excellence in various areas of electrical engineering such as power quality, energy management, audit, conditioning monitoring and to offer value-added services to industries as well as society.