About the SPPU University

Savitribai Phule Pune University (formerly University of Pune), one of the premier universities in India and popularly known as the 'Oxford of the East’, is positioned in the North-western part of Pune city. It was established in, 1949 and houses 46 academic departments, 307 recognized research institutes and 612 affiliated colleges offering research, graduate and under-graduate courses. The university is equipped with state of the art research facilities successfully producing postgraduates and doctors of excellent caliber, well-informed about the state of art technologies. According to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, Savitribai Phule Pune University has been ranked No. 2 among the top universities in India and has received “University with Potential for Excellence” status by UGC, New Delhi. The university has exceptionally beautiful and picturesque campus. The research og both fundamental and applied nature in diverse areas of sensors and Intelligent instrumentation, hybrid system design for renewable energy harvesting, smart space management systems, wireless sensor networks and IoT based system design, radio astronomy and instrumentation nano materials and related applications.

About Department of Instrumentation Sciences

Department of Instrumentation Science was instituted by Savitribai Phule Pune University in 1991. The department pursues post graduate teaching and wide area of interdisciplinary research activities. Instruments are the key to the advancement of scientific, engineering and medical research and the development of new and improved technologies. The term Instrumentation relates to the art and science of measurement and control. It includes measurement, control, operation, system design, manufacture and automation. It can be implemented in different forms in industries as per requirement. Instrumentation is a critical component of the research enterprise and thus is in part responsible for the benefits that research brings to society. Considering these aspects, the department is devoted to nurture and inculcate the culture of sensors, industrial automation, process control and instrumentation. Further department pursues a wide area of interdisciplinary research activities in the area of material science especially graphene-CNT based gas and humidity sensors, optical sensors, power electronics, scintillators, toxic metal ion detectors, photonics and lasers etc.

About School of Energy Studies

School of Energy Studies (SES) has been established by Savitribai Pune University (formerly University of Pune) in 1978 to cater the need of training manpower, to undertake R&D activities and extension activities related to conventional and non-conventional energy sources. The School of Energy Studies has been promoting interdisciplinary research, development and teaching activities in the field of energy and renewable energy sources. The major objective of the School has been to bring and to bear, the expertise and facilitate platform for the departments on the University campus, for purpose of teaching and solving some of the frontline problems, both of basic and applied nature. The school offers M. Tech. (Energy), M. Phil., Ph. D. programmes. The School also offers Consultancy and Support services in diverse areas of renewable energy. The School is involved in activities of i) Teaching & Training programs, ii) Research and Development, iii) Consultancy Services in: extension and field trials, Transfer of technology to industry, consultancy to the industry or users in solar photovoltaics and solar thermal technology. The thrust Areas of the department are: Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal, Solar Cells from Earth Abundant Materials and Energy Storage Technologies.

About Skill Development Centre

Skills and knowledge are the engines of economic growth and social development of any country. Countries with higher and better levels of knowledge and skills respond more effectively and promptly to challenges and opportunities of globalisation. A paradigm shift from education based on inputs towards education based on learning outcomes is taking place. Thus Skill Development Centre came into existence in the year 2014 for the introduction of Technical and Vocational Education with a well-intended objective to eliminate disconnect between academics and the industry. The B.Voc. programme integrate industry relevant skill set and regular college curriculum and expose students to real workplace culture. Skill Development Center will also focus on training the students in various employable skills that cater to industry and technological needs which will enhance employability. Technical and Vocational Education plays a vital role in human resource development of the country by creating skilled manpower, enhancing industrial productivity and improving the quality of life.