Dept. Strengths

MOU between WCE and 3DPLM, Pune signed for development of CoE in CAE and Mechatronics.
Advanced machining facility includes CNC miling, turning, EDM, Vickers hardness tester, AGV etc.
Danfoss sponsored cut-sections of different valves, development of seminar room etc.
Every year team of 10 students participating in above competitions and getting prizes. In year 2015-16, students got best design award.
Photo-chemical machining facility available for machining of flexure bearing, microstructures etc.
Metallurgical testing facility includes material property, component testing etc.
Testing and consultancy in the field of vibrations, alignment, balancing etc.

About Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering was founded in 1955. During the formative period and initial development of the Department, Late Prof. G.C.Kanitkar contributed a lot by the way of adding buildings, equipment’s, laboratories to create all the infrastructure facilities needed for development of full-fledged Department. Notable amongst are an IBR boiler, a 5 ton Cupola and the workshops.

During the period 1970-1990, Prof. Dr. P.A.Kulkarni gave the impetus for further development to widen the boundaries of the Department to make it full-fledged with emphasis on industry-institute interaction activities need for U.G. and P.G. programmes.

The department has so far produced more than 2000 mechanical graduates. Many of them have assumed esteemed positron and illustrious records of achievements. Mechanical department has one of the best infrastructure and state of the art, well-equipped 27 laboratories along with highly experienced and well qualified faculty.

Degree wing of mechanical department has 35 faculty members (Regular Faculty-18, Contractual/Adhoc/Visiting Faculty-17), out of which 12 have been honored with Ph.D. Two of the faculty members has availed QIP scheme and is undergoing Ph.D. studies at I.I.T. Many of the faculty members have published technical papers in national / international journals, and have memberships of international professional societies such as SAE, ASME, ASHRAE, ISTE, etc. Our Institute encourages faculty members to always expand their knowledge base by attending various summer/ winter schools, refresher courses, workshops, seminars and national / international level conferences. 

Mechanical department of our Institute remains 1st choice for 12th standard students willing to peruse Engineering studies. Mechanical department has proven its excellent track record as nearly 85% of graduates are receiving employment through campus selections consistently.

Courses running by the department:

  1. B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
  2. M.Tech in Design Engineering
  3. M.Tech in Heat Power Engineering
  4. M.Tech in Production Engineering

In 1947, WCE was founded in Sangli with just over 60 students. Today, it has more than 4,000 students taking various courses in Engineering and Technology. We create opportunities not just for young minds to learn, but also for them to experience the fulfillment that comes from sharing this learning with others. At WCE, we are always focused on delivering education that will help create the leaders of tomorrow’s world – our students will not just be successful in their individual capacities, but will in turn, contribute to and nurture the world they live in.

Ajit Gulabchand
Chairman, Administrative Council.

Faculty In Spotlight


DST- FAST TRACK Young Scientist Award

Dr.U.A.Dabade, Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded the FAST TRACK Young Scientist Award for the year 2012 by the DST- INDIA.

See Full Profile +

Dr. B.S.Gawali

ASHRAE Award - 2012

Dr. B.S.Gawali, Professor & HoD Mechanical Engineering has been honored by ASHRAE Award - 2012 for consistent contribution in HVAC domain.

See Full Profile +

Department Highlights

© 2001–2015 of Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli. All rights reserved