Principal - Dr. Y. D. Venkatesh - Ph. D. (Prod. Tech.) 






Dr. Y.D. Venkatesh 

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1.     B.E., in Mech. Engg, passed in first class with distinction, during the year 1979, from one of the reputed Govt-Aided Engg College, i.e., NIE, Mysore, Situated in Karnataka.

 2.     M.Des, in Industrial Design, passed the same in the year 1983, in first class with distinction, from IIT, Mumbai.  

3.     Ph.D. in the field of “Production Technology” from University of Mumbai. 

Work Experience


1.     Worked as Lecturer in the department of Mechanical Engineering, at NIE Mysore, from Aug 1979 to July 1980.

 2.     Worked as Lecturer in the department of Mech. Engg., at GNDEC Bidar, Karnataka from Aug 1980 to May 1981

3.     Worked as an Assistant Professor (AP) in the department of Mech. Engg. At GNDEC Bidar from July 1983 to Dec. 1987 

4.     Worked as an Asst. Prof., in the department of Prod. Engg. at Fr. CRCE, Bandra, Mumbai from Dec. 1987 to June 1998. 

5.     Worked as an Asst. Prof. in the department of Prod. Engg. at VJTI, Matunga, Mumbai, from June 1998-2009(Totaling 2 years as Lecturer and approximately 26 years as an Assistant Professor, at various Institutes)

Various Posts held & Duties performed


1.     Was Paper setter and moderator at University of Mumbai. 

2.     Was responsible in preparing the Mumbai University syllabi of Production Engineering Course Twice. 

3.     Approved and recognized Guide for P.G., course in Production Engineering, Vide Mumbai University Letter No. PG/2/896 of 2002, dated 27th March 2002. 

4.     Member, Board of studies, Mechanical Engineering Stream at University of Mumbai for 2 1/2 years. 

5.     Guided several UG, and PG projects. 

6.     Was involved in the preparation of accreditation document of the Production Engineering Department of VJTI for NBA.

 7.     Expert Committee Member of AICTE accreditation (Zone: Western Region). 

8.     Member of the Library Committee,  at VJTI. 

9.     Conducted seminars on TQM and allied subjects. 

10.   Worked as Chairman of VJTI-PESA Committee.  

11.   Conducted successfully Friday Forum programs under PESA, on all Fridays for one complete semester by calling experts from industries. 

12.   Expert Member of staff selection committee in various Engineering Colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai. 

Papers published


1.     Implementation of Kaizen concept- A Case Study. Aug 2002, Journal of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering. Mumbai Division, Vol.  XXXI, No. 8, pp 11-13. 

2.     Process Failure Mode and Criticality Analysis- A Case Study. March 2006, Journal of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering. Mumbai Division, Vol. XXXV, No.3, pp 2-10. 

3.     Exploiting the Principles of Industrial Design and Ergonomics in Product Design and Development. Accepted for Presentation in the Industrial Design Society of America, Eastman National Education

4.     conference. Aug 21st -23rd 2005. Alexandria, Virginia, USA

5.     Use of Reverse Engineering for Product Design and Development. Published in The Proceedings of National Conference on Advances in Manufacturing Technology in the Era of Globalization (AMTEG-2005). Held at Pune Institute of Engineering & Technology, (PIET), Pune, 21st & 22nd Jan 05. Maharashtra, India.

6.     An Expert system for Aluminium arc welding process parameter selection. Published in the Proceedings of National Conference on Computer Applications in Mechanical Engineering (CAME-2005),  (organized by the Dept of Mech Engg) held at JNTU College of Engineering, Anathapur, Andrapradesh, India, pp 100-104. 

7.     Modification of Bending Die profile using CAD/CAM for Improving Quality of Tube Bending. Published in the Proceeding of International Conference on advances in Materials, Product Design & Manufacturing Systems (ICMPM 2005), held at Banneri Amman Institute of Technology, Satyamangalam, on 12th to 14th Dec 2005, (which was organized by BAIT in collaboration with North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, USA), pp 332-339. ( 

8.     “An expert system in welding” An overview. “An international Exhibition and conference on Advancements in Material and Processes for the Transportation Sector ” Nov. 8th to 10th 2004. (Organized   by Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, FICCI, and ASM International. The Material Information Society Chapter) held at Hotel Grand Hyatt, (NSE Comlex) Goregaon(E), Mumbai, India. 

9.     “Design, Development & Analysis of coil tilting Mechanism using IDEAS”,  International conference on recent trends in Automation & its Adaptation to Industries, July 11th to 14th 2006, (organized by PCE and International Federation for Promotion of Mechanisms and Machine Science), held at Priyadarshini College of Engineering, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, (URL:

Contributions made to the Society, as invited Speaker and/or Sessions-Chairman


1.     Delivered a Lecture on “Product design and Development ”, conducted by Fr. CRCE Bandra, under National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) programme. 

2.     Delivered a Lecture on “Triz a new technique of Creativity”, conducted by at Fr. CRCE, Bandra, Under

3.      Staff Development Programme. 

4.     Delivered a Lecture on “Creativity inProduct Design & Development” conducted at GNDEC, Bidar, by the Dept. of Mech. Engg. under ISITE Programme.  

5.     Delivered a Lecture on “Statistical Quality Control and its use in Manufacturing”, conducted at VJTI Mumbai, in a Two day workshop held by the Dept. of Prod. Engg. 

6.     Chaired a Sessions of National Conference on “Recent Trends in Product Design”, Organized by the Dept. of Mech. Engineering, at DKTES Textiles and Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji. 

7.     Was also a member of the “Advisory Committee panel” of the above programme “Recent Trends in Product Design”. 

International/National Conferences and workshop/Symposium attended


1.     International conference on “Advanced Manufacturing Technology (ADMATECH-2003)” held at VJTI, Matunga, Mumbai, conducted by the Dept. of Production Engineering on 29th -31st January 2003. 

2.     National conference on “Recent Trends in Product Design” held at DKTES Textiles and Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji on 15th and 16th September 2006. 

3.     A two day work shop on “Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement”, held at VJTI, Matunga, Mumbai, conducted by the Dept. of Production Engineering on 29th -30th October 2003. 

4.     A three day Symposium on “Value Engineering” held at VJTI, Matunga, Mumbai, conducted by the Dept. of Production Engineering on 29th -31st December 2008. 

5.     International Conference on “Agile Manufacturing” held at Bangalore on 22-24th February 1996. 


Member of Societies


1.     Life member of IIIE

2.     Life member of ISTE

3.     Member of SAE (Society of Automobile Engineers)


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