Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune


Established u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956. ISO 9001 Certified Institute

MHRD, Government of India  has placed DIAT (DU) in Category 'A' Deemed University  & 'NAAC' and NBA Accredited

(An Autonomous Organization, Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India)

Faculty @ DIAT (DU), Pune

Faculty Members



Dr. Surendra Pal

Vice Chancellor

Dr. Surendra Pal, a space communication technologist, accomplished researcher, academician, administrator and visionary of great repute is an alumnus of Birla Institute Of Technology and Science, Pilani and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. Dr. Pal is former: Prof. Satish Dhawan Professor & Senior Advisor Satellite Navigation Programme (ISRO), Distinguished Scientist, Associate Director and also Programme Director Satellite Navigation Programme at ISRO Satellite Centre Bangalore, was also President of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers –India (2012-2014) ......More

Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Ajay Misra

Asso Professor


S_ETalole_a Dr. S.E. Talole Professor, HOD: EE&TM
Dean (Technology)

Dr. S. E. Talole obtained his M.E.  in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and  Ph. D. from  the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai.   He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Flight Dynamics and Control Laboratory of the University of California Irvine, USA.  In 1989, he joined the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) wherein currently he is Scientist `G’ and Professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering and also Dean (Technology) at the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology,  Pune.  His research interests   include Nonlinear Control and Robust Control based on Uncertainty and Disturbance Estimation,   with applications in Flight Guidance and Control ,Robotics, and Control of Marine vehicles. He has published over 95 papers in various international and national journals and conferences.  

Dr. Talole  is recipient of the Laboratory Scientist of the Year award in 2002 and  DIAT Researcher of the Year award in 2007.   In 2009, he was honored with the DRDO Scientist of the Year Award. The award was presented to him by Hon. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on 26 May 2010 in New Delhi. Dr. Talole is Fellow of The Institution of Engineers, Life Member of the Astronautical Society of India and Life Member of   The Aeronautical Society of India....More

Dr. Ganapati Joshi Asst. Professor
Mr. Vinay Anand Yadav Asst. Professor
Dr. Mahesh M.S. Asst. Professor
Dr. K K Mangrulkar Visiting Professor

 Computer Science And Engineering

Name Designation



Associate Professor
Dr. Manisha Nene Assistant Professor
Sunita Dr. Sunita Dhavale Assistant Professor

Dr. Sunita V. Dhavale obtained her M.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from VIT, Pune university, and  Ph. D. from  DIAT (DU), Pune.  She is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, DIAT (DU), Pune.   Previously  she served  as project manager for campus-wide controller based Wi-Fi Network Implementation Project which manages more than 100 dual-band 802.11n Access Points, and capable of providing seamless high speed internet connectivity to over 10,000 students. Her research interests  include  Cyber Security, Steganography and Digital Watermarking, Biometrics, Multimedia Security. She has published more than 20 papers in various international and national journals and conferences.  Dr. Sunita Dhavale has a Convener of National Conference on Electronics and Computer Engineering: Defence Applications-2016.

Dr. Sunita V. Dhavale is recipient of Outstanding Women Achiever Award for Engineering Category by VENUS International Women Awards (VIWA-2016), in March 2016.   She is recipient of Full Time PhD Research Scholarship for 2010-2011 from DIAT, Pune. She is Life Member of the ISTE, Member of professional bodies IEEE, ACM, IETE, Academic advocate member of ISACA....More...

Dr. Upasana Singh Assistant Professor
Ms. Deepti Vidyarthi Assistant Professor
Arun Dr. Arun Mishra Assistant Professor

Dr. Arun Mishra obtained his M.Tech., in Computer Science and Engineering and Ph.D.,  from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad.   He worked as a Lecturer under U.P. Technical University, Lucknow.  In 2011, he joined as Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DU), Pune.  His research interests   include Software Engineering/ Formal Specification/Formal Validation, Secure Software Engineering, Trusted Computing, Cryptography, Client/Server Computing, Operating System (Window/Unix), Object Oriented Analysis & Design. He has published 20 articles in magazine, journals and conferences.   ...More...

 Electronics Engineering

Name Designation
Swanth Mr. K. K.Swant Asst. Professor

Mr. Kailas K Sawant, graduated in BE (Electronics Engineering) in 2001 with distinctions. He received his ME in Electronics Engineering with specialisation in Telecommunications from the Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, An Autonomous Organisation, affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur, 2005. He has a 14 years of teaching and industry experience (2005 to 2009).  Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering, DIAT (DU), Pune. Prior to this organization he served with University of Poona, Poona,  as a Lecturer and then Assistant Professor, where he taught on microwave and RF technology and did the research work on these areas as well as in Microcontrollers, Embedded Systems etc. He is pursuing his PhD in Electronics Engineering, with emphasis on Microwave, Electromagnetic, and Antennas, at the Defence University, DIAT (DU), Pune. His research area includes ultra-wide-band wireless communications, secure communications, impulse radiating antennas, miniaturised patch antennas, multiport antennas, dual frequency antennas, patch array designs, multiband antenna, a conformal antenna for high-speed applications, nanoantenna-nantenna, MEMS antenna, DRA-dielectric resonating antenna, Metamaterials antenna, and UWB antennas.  He has published seven good quality research papers in the international journals and international IEEE conferences. He is a life member of Society for Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineers (India) – SEMCEI, India. He is also a life member of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering – IETE, India.  ..More...

Dr. K Krishna Naik Asst. Professor
Mr. Abhilash M T Asst. Professor
Brizel_Raj Dr. A A Bazil Raj Asst. Professor

Dr. A A Bazil Raj obtained  his B.E in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, and  M.E degree in Communication Systems & Ph.D degree in Information and Communication Technology from the Anna University, Chennai. His research work on Free Space Optical Communication was fully funded by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), New Delhi,  under the ER&IPR project.  Since, October 2015, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering in DIAT (DU), Pune. Prior to this institute he was a faculty in the Research, Development and Establishment (RD&E) section of Laser Communication Laboratory (LCL) facility in Thanjavur from 2002 to 2015.

He published four books that are designed based on his teaching and research experience. He has authored 33 scientific papers published in reputed international journals and conference proceedings. He has delivered invited talks, chaired  technical sessions in national and international conferences.  He has successfully completed  research projects sponsored by government and non-government sectors/laboratories. He is a Reviewer in various journals of IEEE, Springer, OSA, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, SAGE and Elsevier etc., He is also an active editorial board member of the reputed journals. He is a Member of ISTE, IEEE, IET and SPIE. His research interests cover the digital modulation, free-space & adaptive optics, hardware design of neural network, Digital control design, VLSI, signal processing, microrobotics,  T&M instrument design, Radar signal processing and empirical modeling.

Dr. Kalkuri Rangarao Visiting Professor


Materials Engineering

Name Designatio n
Bala Dr.

K. Balasubramanian                            

Professor, HOD
Dean (Applied Science) 

Prof. Balasubramanian Kandasubrananian obtained his PhD from IPTME, Department of Materials Engineering, Loughborough University UK in the year 2003. His graduation and post-graduation were in Chemical Technology from UICT, Mumbai (From 2000-2010). Presently he is working as Professor & Head Department of Materials Engineering, DIAT (DU), Pune. Prior to this assignment he served as  Lecturer, Technology of Paints, Pigment & Plastics, UICT, Mumbai; Research Scientist, IPTME, Loughborough University, UK;  Research Fellow, Dept. of Materials, Loughborough University, UK; Research Fellow, Wolfsons School of Mechanical Engineering , Lough.Uni. UK; Visiting Professor, Loughborough University and   Birmingham University, UK and Research Manager (Technology),  Materials Technology Research Institute, UK. He is a life member of  Charted Engineer: Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (U.K.) and  Fellow Institute of Nanotechnology, (U.K);  Professional Fellow, Institute of Nanotechnology, UK;  Chartered Engineer (Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK)

He has awarded viz., DIAT(DU), Ministry of Defence Best Researcher Award (2014), DRDO, Ministry of Defence Technology Day Award (2013),  DRDO, Ministry of Defence Science Day Award (2012), Technical Excellence Award at UK Mat. Research Institute (2010), Hind Rattan Award (2010), Chartered Engineer, (Institute of Mat, Minerals and Mining) UK, Innovative Scientist award at PERA/ UK MatRI (2007), Technical Excellence Award at UK MatRI (2007), Overseas Research Scheme (ORS), UK (2000 – 03),  Best Doc.Degree Award of PhD ‘, Loughborough,UK, (2003) and National Lecture competition Award, IoMMM, UK (2002).  He has published 189 articles in national and international journals, conference etc., and filed 15 patents. He is a Reviewer in various international journals. He has delivered invited talks, chaired technical sessions in national and international conferences. His main researches are in the field of advanced materials, engineering fabric materials, plastics engineering, surface science, processing of materials for energy and environmental applications....More

Dr. Allam Apparao


Dr. A.C. Abhyankar

Asst. Professor

Dr. T.U.  Patro

Asst. Professor

Dr. T. U. Patro obtained his M.Tech in Materials Technology from Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (formerly Institute of Technology, BHU) and Ph.D from Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai. He worked as Feinberg Post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Materials and Interfaces at Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Presently, he is serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Engineering, DIAT (DU), Pune. He has over 20 international journal publications and two Indian patents to his credit. His areas of research interests include polymer composites, nanocomposites, carbon foams and mechanical properties and structure-property relationship of materials. ... More...

Dr. H. S. Panda

Asst. Professor

Dr. Vijay Hiwarkar


Asst. Professor


Mechanical Engineering

Name Designation

Dr. A. Kumaraswamy

Professor & HOD

Dr. A.Kumaraswamy obtained his Masters in Design and Production of Machine Tools from NIT, Warangal, in 1995. Ph.D from Osmania University, Hyderbad  in the area of Static and Dynamic indentation behavior of materials for Defence Applications  in the year 2008. He has 21 years of teaching experience. He is currently Professor & Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, DIAT (DU), Pune. Prior to this institute he was a Professor & Associate Dean (R&D) at SNIST, Hyderabad during 2008-10.  He has guided two PhDs and one MS by Research students.

He has authored more than 25 publications in reputed journals and conferences. He is a Principal investigator of three sponsored R&D projects in the area of Tribological studies of hydraulic seals and high strain rate deformation behavior of materials for defence applications. In recognition of his contributions in the area of Science and Technology he was awarded viz.; Recipient of National Technology day Oration award, 2015 Listed in Who’s Who in the World (29th edition), 2012; Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India), 2014; Visited Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA-2013; University of Malaysia–2015 and  Reviewer of several International  Journals...more...


Dr. S.K. Panigrahi


Dr. S K Panigrahi is a Ph D.  from IIT Kharagpur in machine design and analysis. He has more than 21 year of academic experience including one as International visiting academic at University of  New South Wales at Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia during 2009. He is presently employed as Professor at the Mechanical Engineering department of DIAT (DU). His areas of research interest are Analysis and Design of Composite structures. Finite Element Analysis, Natural Fiber Composite Reinforced materials and Fracture Mechanics. ....More

Dr. Dinesh Singh Thakur

Associate Professor

Dr. Sunil Chandel


Asst. Professor

Dr. Sunil Chandel obtained his M Tech in Engineering Mechanics and Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. In 2010, he joined the DIAT (DU) as an Asst Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include two phase flow, slurry transportation, CFD, jet impingement cooling and heating etc. He has published over 55 papers in various international journals and conferences. ...More..

Dr. Sunil Nimje


Asst. Professor


Applied Mathematics


Name Designation

Dr. Somanchi VSSNVG Krishna Murthy

Associate Professor & HoD

Dr. Murthy obtained his post-graduation (M. Sc - Mathematics) from Osmania University, Hyderabad and Doctoral degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur. Subsequently he was offered a Post Doctoral position under Erasmus Mundus – WILL Power (Window India Learning Link Power) Fellowship ‘2010-11 ’, at Ecole Centrale Paris – France. He has 21 years of experience in teaching. He is currently Associate Professor & Head, Department of Applied Mathematics, DIAT (DU), Pune.

His research interests include  Mathematical  Modeling, Finite Element  Analysis  in  fluid flow through Porous  Media,  Numerical Method's for Partial  differential  equations,  Numerical  parallel Algorithms, Computational Fluid Dynamics. He was a recipient of Erasmus Mundus – WILL Power (Window India Learning Link Power) Fellowship `2010-11'. His name appeared in Who's Who in the World 30th and 31st editions in 2012 and 2013 respectively. His  biography was  listed  along 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st century by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. He is a former Vice President of Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM), and currently an executive council member of ISTAM, IIT Kharagpur. He is also a member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG) Society of Mechanical Engineering and Society of Scientific Computing of IAENG.   He is an editorial board member of various journals including Journal of Thermal Engineering (JTE, Asia Region) and Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of various conferences  in India and abroad. .. More...

Dr. Samir Kumar Das


Dr. D. Srikanth

Asst. Professor

Dr.Odelu Ojjela


Asst. Professor

Dr. Debasish Pradhan


Asst. Professor

Dr. R N Pralhad


Visiting Professor


Applied Physics



Dr. Sangeeta Kale

Professor & HOD

Dr. Tejashree Bhave

Asst. Professor

Dr. Suwarna Datar

Asst. Professor

Dr. Prashant Alegaonkar

Asst. Professor

Dr. Devnath Dhirhe

Asst. Professor

Dr. AVR Murthy

DST Inspire Faculty


Applied Chemistry 




Name Designation

Dr. P K Khanna


Dr. Shaibal Banerjee

Asst. Professor

Dr. P.S. Kulkarni

Asst. Professor

Dr. Chetan J. Bhongale

Asst. Professor

Dr. Chetan J. Bhongale obtained his M. Sc. degree from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune and Ph.D. degree from NCTU, Taiwan in the year 2005. He joined DIAT (DU) as a Assistant Professor in 2012. Prior to his assignment, he was a faculty in University of Pune, Post-Doctoral Research at UNLV, Las Vegas, USA, University of Bayreuth, Germany and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. He is recipient of prestigious post-doctoral fellowships like Humbold Fellowship, Germany and JSPS Fellowship, Japan

Dr. Chetan Jagdish Bhongale has been actively involved in multi-disciplinary research viz., organic and hybrid nanomaterials, organic solar cells- synthesis and device fabrication, functional organic nanocrystals, mesoporous materials, self-assembly and organic materials, etc. His key expertise is in synthesis and fabrication of organic and hybrid nanomaterials and their applications in opto-electronics including organic light emitting devices and organic solar cells. He has published high impact research articles in peer-reviewed journals of international repute and has co-authored a book. He has been working on various projects sponsored by DST-SERB, DIAT-DRDO, Humboldt Foundation, Germany, etc. ...More...

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Technology Management



Dr. Sumati Sidharth

Asst. Professor & HOD

Nilesh_Ware Dr. Nilesh Ware Asst. Professor

Dr. Nilesh Ware completed his Ph.D., from IIT Delhi in Supply Chain Management. He has completed B.E. in Mechanical Engineer and M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering & Management from NIT Calicut. Currently, he is serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology Management, DIAT (DU), Pune.  His contribution on research work got published in the national and international journals.  His area of interest pertains to Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Production Planning and Control as well as Industrial Engineering related discipline.  


Library and Information Centre

Name Designation
Sirurmath Dr. Sangayya S Sirurmath University Librarian

Dr.Sangayya S Sirurmath holds a Ph.D., in Library and Information Science from Bangalore University Bangaluru, M.L.I.Sc & M.A from Karnatak University Dharwad, M.Com., from KSOU Mysore and PGDLAN from University of Hyderbad, Hyderabad. Presently he is working as University Librarian, DIAT (DU), Pune, Pune.  Prior to joining the Institute, he worked as Chief Librarian (Senior Vice President), Osian’s Center for Archiving, Research and Development, Mumbai; Librarian and Head - Indian Institute of Management, Ahemedabad; Chief  Librarian at XLRI-School of Management, Jamshedpur; Assistant Librarian, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur  and Librarian, P.M.N.M Dental College and Hospital, Bagalkot.

He has 28 years of experience in Medical, Engineering, Management and Archive and University Libraries. He also worked as a lecturer in Library and Information Science in Siddaganga Women’s College at Tumkur, coordinated several Management Development Programmes at XLRI Jamshedpur, organized national and international conferences and has 55 publications in reputed journals, books chapters and conference proceedings and 4 Books and Editor of the Journals and Newsletters. Complied Biography and Bibliography of “Bachchanalia: The Film and Memorabilia of Amitabh Bachchan”.  He was awarded Best Archivist-2007 by the Visual Art Gallery – India habitat Centre/Osian’s - Connoisseurs of Art Pvt., Ltd.,  New Delhi, Institute Facility of the Year (ICL – Digital Library) DIAT/DRDO, Pune. He is a member of many professional associations like ILA, IASLIC, BOSLA, SIS, ADINET, KLA and MANLIBNET. Member of Board of Studies (Gujarath University, Ahmedabad) & Tata Institute of Social Science Mumbai (2008-11), Attended national and International conferences and Chaired the conferences, Resource person for UGC-Refresher Programme. His area of specialization includes information technology, organization and management of information system, re-engineering of library services, design and development of virtual information services, research methodology and personnel management. .. More

Dr. Vijay D Pattar Assistant Librarian