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Electronics and Telecommunication Department

Special Interest Groups


Develop a research culture and stimulate an environment that nurtures and rewards innovation, creativity, discovery and collaboration


  • To provide infrastructure and training facilities that promotes research, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship
  • To execute research activities to get acquainted with newer technological trends.
  • To enhance collaborations between researchers, government & research organizations and industries.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Sr. No. Name of the SIG SIG Incharge (Convener) SIG Secretary
ETC1 VLSI and Embedded Systems (VLEB) Dr. S. U. Bhandari Dr. Varsha Bendre
ETC2 Signal Processing (SP) Dr. M. T. Kolte Dr. Sunil Tade
ETC3 Communication (COMMN) Dr. K. S. Kinage Mr. Ganesh Rahate
ETC4 Process Automation and Non-Conventional Energy Sources (PANCES) Dr. N. B. Chopade Mr. Ajit Patil

ETC1 - VLSI and Embedded (VLEB)

The SIG aims to establish a platform for experts and keen learners in the area of VLSI and Embedded Systems to drive innovation across this specialized domain. It focuses on activities and ventures towards advancing the skills of their members, keeping them abreast of emerging trends, offer opportunities for networking with colleagues and staying connected to peers with similar technical interest and expertise in this field.

Sr. No. SIG Members Name Designation
1 Convener Dr. Sheetal Bhandari Professor
2 Secretary Dr. Varsha Bendre Associate Professor
3 Industry Mentor Dr.Pramod Meher Director
4 Member Dr.Mahesh Kolte Professor
5 Member Dr.Varsha Harpale Associate Professor
6 Member Dr.Deepti Khurge Associate Professor
7 Member Mrs. Anjali Shrivastava Assistant professor
8 Member Mr. Satyashil Nagrale Assistant professor
9 Member Mr. Ujwal Shirode Assistant professor
10 Member Mrs. Aarti Pawar Assistant professor
11 Member Mrs. Sharda Patil Assistant professor
12 Member Mrs. Neena Sonar Lab Assistant
13 Member Mrs. Himani Balwade Lab Assistant

ETC2 - Signal Processing(SP)

This group emphasizes on creating interest and empower students and faculty in the field of signal processing. Develop new skills and knowledge in advanced Signal Processing, Image Processing, AI/ML and Deep Learning technologies and contribute to IP and publish in quality journals, also carry out research in advanced technologies, to train faculty and students in these areas, and to disseminate the knowledge gained from the research through scientific publications, conferences, workshops and seminars.

Sr. No. SIG Members Name Designation
1 Convener Dr. Mahesh Kolte HoD and Professor
2 Secretary Dr. Sunil Tade Associate Professor, Associate Controller of Examinations, CEO-PCCoE
3 Industry Mentor Dr. Piyush Asolkar Sr. Developer AI/ML
4 Research Mentor Dr. Arvinda Shaligram Professor Emeritus , Electronic Science & CEO, SPPU Research Park Foundation
5 Member Dr. Kishor Kinage Ph.D. Coordinator and Professor
6 Member Dr. P.K. Rajani Associated Professor(E&TC) & Associate Dean R&I
7 Member Mrs. Jyoti Kulkarni Assistant professor
8 Member Mr. Pramod Sonawane Assistant professor
9 Member Mrs. Seema Deoghare Assistant professor
10 Member Mrs. Mrunalini Bhandarkar Assistant professor
11 Member Mrs. Veena Kulkarni Assistant professor
12 Member Mrs. Sharada Dhawale Assistant professor
13 Member Mrs. Ashwini Shinde Assistant professor
14 Member Mrs. Anjali Shrivastava Assistant professor
15 Member Mrs. Swati Jagtap Assistant professor
16 Member Mrs. Sonali Sawant Assistant professor
17 Member Mr. Manish Narkhede Assistant professor

ETC3 – Communication

A group of people having similar likings in the domain of communication engineering to explore the knowledge and research opportunities in the benefit of stakeholders. Moreover, to develop the state-of-the-art facilities in the communication domain through industry tie ups.

Sr. No. SIG Members Name Designation
1 Convener Dr. Kishor Kinage Professor
2 Secretary Mr. Ganesh Rahate Assistant Professor
3 Industry Mentor Dr. Rashmi Kamran Bhatia Senior Research Scientist
4 Member Mrs. Suvarna Kadam Assistant Professor
5 Member Mr. Swapnil Ayane Assistant Professor
6 Member Mr. Kapil Kotangale Assistant Professor
7 Member Mr. Prakash Sontakke Assistant professor
8 Member Mrs. Swati Patil Assistant professor
9 Member Mrs. Sonal Shirke Assistant professor
10 Member Mrs. Isha Vyas Assistant professor

ETC4 – Automation

The SIG is aimed at providing opportunity to faculty and students to work in an interdisciplinary domain for robotics and automation. The research areas include, Mechatronics, Control systems, industrial engineering, etc.

Sr. No. SIG Members Name Designation
1 Convener Dr. N. B. Chopade Deputy Director, Professor
2 Secretary Mr. A. B. Patil Assistant Professor
3 Industry Mentor Mr. Hrishikesh Mehta Aethertec Innovative Solutions
4 Industry Mentor Mr. Sachin Sonigara Director – Innovative Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
5 Member Mr. A. R. Suryawanshi Assistant Professor

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