HOD’s Desk



Dr. Abhijit Ravindra Kulkarni

Ph.D. (Instru.), M.E. (Instru. & Control)

Head of Instrumentation & Control Engineering

Email Id: hod.instru@kbtcoe.org

Welcome you to the website of Department of Instrumentation & Control Engineering.

The Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering is established in the year 1999.  This is a multi-disciplinary branch of engineering deals with automation and control. This discipline of Engineering plays a vital role in any modern industry. The International Society of Automation (ISA) defines Instrumentation as “the art and science of measurement and control”. It involves using and/or working with instruments and automation systems used to measure, record, and control process variables in almost all domains of industries. Control systems are becoming increasingly used in automating industrial processes to improve productivity, quality, reliability, safety, reduce pollution, etc. This has created a strong demand for trained instrumentation professionals. This is one of most preferred disciplines in the well known universities in the developed countries. As our provincial industrial sector grows, instrumentation and controls continues to be an extremely important field of technology.

Our department has state of art infrastructural facilities and well equipped laboratories like DCS and Automation, Process Instrumentation, Sensors and Transducers, Bio-Medical Instrumentation, Basic Instrumentation, Electronics, Microcontroller & Embedded Systems and Computer Centre Laboratories. A team of well qualified and highly experienced faculty with experience in research in allied domains taking efforts for all round development of our students.

MVP-FOX Automation Training Centre is one of the collaborative activities of our department. The objective of this centre of excellence is to develop the competency of the students and industry professionals to meet challenges of technological advancements in the area of Industrial Automation and Control Engineering. Fox Solutions is the Biggest System Integrator executing process automation projects all over India and Overseas. FOX has executed more than 500 medium and big size projects. FOX has a client base of over 200 clients. Siemens, SAIL, Volkswagen, Unilever, Vanderlande Industries, Tata, are few of their esteemed clients. We also have Smart Sensor laboratory under Design Innovation Spoke Centre funded by Savitribai Phule Pune University and MHRD, New Delhi.

Involvement of faculty in research and development brings a unique contribution in teaching-learning process and this is witnessed with many publications in reputed journals and conferences in last five years. Department has a track of excellent results every year. Invited talks and quality improvement program are routine activities of the department to for updating the knowledge of staff and students. Department encourage the students for their participation in co-curricular and extracurricular activities. The implementation of outcome based education in the department enhanced the knowledge of staff and students to meet the challenges of new technological world and corporate sector so as to mold the budding graduates as successful professional engineers, researchers and entrepreneurs.


Dr. A. R. Kulkarni
HOD, Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering