Research & Development

Research at SDMCET, Dharwad.

Research is “the careful, systematic, patient study and investigation in some field of knowledge, undertaken to discover or establish facts or principles. Science and Engineering research conducted in academic institutions, industry and standard laboratories plays a critical role in raising our standard of living, creating jobs, improving health, and providing for National security. As International economic competition intensifies in the years ahead, the research will be even more important in meeting National Objectives. No one can accurately predict which technologies will dictate the next century. But we know that the increasing interconnection of computers into a global network will transform work, communications, entertainment, and education. Greater understanding of biological processes will help to meet the needs of an expanding global population while reducing the adverse effects of humans on the environment. Further, new treatments and preventive measures for diseases and injuries will improve the quality of life and lengthen the human life span.

To achieve National Objectives, Science and Engineering research requires continuous development of human resources. Research that includes an explicit educational component contributes to these objectives more powerfully than research done independently of education. Government agencies generally favor funding projects at academic institutions, as opposed to other entities, because they directly link research to education and training in Science and Engineering.

Research at SDMCET Dharwad augment curriculum to enhance the effectiveness of teaching-learning process. Research environment gives the students an opportunity to innovate through formal education by contributing to do something that they are passionate about. The students and faculty have the zeal to learn something new. Research encompasses collaboration between students and faculty, aimed at either the discovery of new knowledge or building or validating the foundation of existing knowledge in a new dimension. This results our students to embark on research that is both relevant to their studies and future career paths, and SDMCET is striving hard to promote and achieve the same.

Research at faculty level addresses a variety of exciting problems, attempting to provide solutions that are different from what has been proposed earlier and offers counter-intuitive insights that will challenge established viewpoints. Not only does research make significant advancements to existing body of knowledge but also enriches the classroom experience which will enhance the teaching-learning process. Thus, members of faculty undertake research on a wide range of topics and these research endeavors are funded either internally or by external sources. SDMCET has 25 funded research projects granted by funding agencies such as DRDO, ISRO, AICTE, DST, VGST, VTU, etc., and 06 have been completed and 19 are ongoing with a total sanction of more than 4.5 crores. Thus, the faculty members promote and deeply involved in research and consultancy in their respective discipline as well as interdisciplinary domains. This activity in the Institute brings up its intellectual base.

SDMCET provides a wide breadth of research opportunities for our students to discover something special in their respective field and making advantage of the facilities and infrastructure available during their stay. Undergraduate students are given inclination towards research by the way of research oriented in plant training, industrial visits, mini projects and major projects. The conversion rate of the projects in to papers is quite encouraging in the institution.

SDMCET has 05 M.Tech and 01 MBA programs and 11 research centers across the college and a total of 154 research scholars working under more than 80 research guides at present. The research centers have been established to carry out research at different intensities and objectives such as research work leading to enhancing qualification, research work leading to provide solutions to industrial problems and for immediate implementation for the societal comfort and research adding value to the existing literature and product conceptualization and development. The research also focuses on encouraging students to establish startups/entrepreneurship. There are 8 active startups functional in the campus.

List of Intellectual Property Rights(IPR) till date

Sl. No.NameTitleApplication No.Date of Publication
1.Dr.P S Shivakumar GoudaWaste Glass FRP Composite Speed Braker202341017727A31.03.2023
2.Prof. V K ParvatiUV Sanitization Design using Data Analysis20212904430A26.11.2021
3.Dr. Vandana S BhatDevelopment of IOT based under ground faulty detection system202141000118 A26.02.2021
4.Dr. Anita DixitLow level instrumentation layer for component-level diagnosis of failures in industrial IoT system Low level instrumentation layer for component-level Diagnosis of failures in industrial IoT system2020101968
(Australian Patent granted)
5.Dr. S. R. BiradarSystem and method for predicting spread of infectious disease202031033506 A4.9.2020
6.Dr. S. B. KulkarniSmart Watering Pot.202041025399 A3.7.2020
7.Dr. RajashekarappaMethod for medical image progressive transmission based on salient object detection202041004092A7.02.2020
8.Dr. S. B. KulkarniDomestic birds protective system.201941001507 A18.01.2019
9.Prof. Anand DeshmukhProcess and methodology for the development of model for analysis of power quality index and determination of its cause and effects839/MUM/201418.04.2014
10.Dr. Vijay KamateSafety cap and sealing system for LPG cylinder1689/MUM/2009 A18.11.2011


Sl. No.NameTitle of the CopyrightDetails
1.Siddalingesh S. NavalgundDevelopment of Virtual Mouse and Keyboard using Hand GesturesL-133264/2023 dated 19/9/2023
2.Siddalingesh S. NavalgundAn Easy Power-Point Based Representation for Understanding Stack Data StructureL-133432/2023 dated 21/9/2023
3.Siddalingesh S. NavalgundAn Easy Power-Point Based Representation for Understanding Queue Data StructureFiled
4.Prof. U. P. KulkarniRubrics and project assessment formatL-82053/2019 dated 06.05.2019
5.Prof. U. P. KulkarniQuick reference to OBE proceduresL-86182/2019 dated 10.10.2019
6.Prof. U. P. KulkarniInternal Architecture of Smart objectsL-95445/2020 dated 06.10.2020
7.Prof. Indira Umarji and Prof. U.P.KulkarniWorkbook for Measurement of outcomesL-96855/2020 dated 20.11.220
8.Prof. Indira Umarji and Prof. U.P.KulkarniA framework for faculty performance ensuring measuresL-97652/2020 dated 14.12.2020

List of Ongoing Funded Projects in the year 2023-24

Sl. No.Principal InvestigatorDepartmentTopic of ResearchFunding AgencyTotal Sanctioned Amount
(Rs. in Lakhs)
1.Dr. B. H. VadavadagiMechanicalHot deformation of austenitic stainless steel ASS-304 for hygiene applications in Dairy industryVGST40.00
2.Dr. P. S. Shivakumar Gouda & Dr. I. SridharMechanicalInvestigations on Interlaminar crack seperation in fibre and matrix hybrid PMC for aerospace structural componentsDRDO6.603
3.Dr. V. S. YaliwalMechanical“Influence of port and manifold injection of hydrogen on the combustion characteristics of diesel engine operated on renewable fuels derived from diary scum and municipal solid waste”VGST20.00
4.Dr. P. S. Shivakumar GoudaMechanicalUp-gradation of universal testing facilityMODROB15.88235
5.Dr. Jayaraj Y KudariyavarMechanicalInvestigations on Thermal-Hydraulic Behaviour of Inclined Natural Circulation LoopVGST15.00
6.Dr. S. G. AnkalikiE&EUp-gradation Power System LaboratoryVGST
2018-19 to 2019-20
7.Dr. Satish BhairannawarE&CInstituting an Intelligent Innovation Lab setup for Precision Agriculture ServicesK-FIST(L2) VGST Scheme30.00
8.Dr. Vijaya C ProfessorE&C“Establishment of advanced communication laboratory to create teaching and research facility for software Defined Radio(SDR)”VGSTK-FIST-L120 .00
9.Dr. S. A. JoshiE&CScheme for promoting interest, creativity and ethics among studentsAICTE1.00
10.Dr. Shivanand Y. ACHProduction Characterization and Utilization of Fuel Oil Derived from Waste Windshield.VGST, Bangalore20.00
11.Dr. Lokeshwari. NCHEmission inventory and source apportionment studies of air pollution at Hubli-Dharwad city and implementation of management strategiesVGST20.00
12.Dr. Keshava JoshiCHDenitrification of Industrial / Municipal Waste Water using Spouted Bed BioreactorVGST, Bangalore20.00
13.Dr. A. A. KitturChemistryElectrochemical Energy storage with modified Graphene Oxide-conducting Polymer HybridsVGST, Bangalore20.00
14.Prof. Asma TatagarChemistryProduction and Fabrication of Commercially viable, non-hazardous and eco-friendly bio plastic from aquatic weeds- an alternative to conventional non-biodegradable plasticsVGST3.00
15.Dr. Archana Nandibewoor &
Dr. Aijazahamed Qazi
CSEDesign and Performance Analysis of Robust Algorithm for Surveillance and Object Reconnaissance using Enhanced Aerial Imagery.DRDO30.51
16.Dr. Jayaraj Y Kudariyavar &
Dr. K N Patil
MechanicalNovel Approach for cooling Electronic Devices using Impingement of pulsating Jet.VTU10.00
17.Dr. S. B. Kulkarni & Prof. Nita KCSEEstablishment of knowledge base laboratory using AI, ML and Deep learningVTU5.84
18.Dr.K.N.PatilMechanicalDevelopment of Mobile water heater for rural applicationIIT Dharwad1.425
19.Dr. S.S.HonnungarMechanicalDevelopment of solar powered water hyacinths removing machineIIT Dharwad1.875
20.Prof.S.R.DabojiMechanicalDevelopment of Solar bubble dryer for largescale grain dryingIIT Dharwad1.5
21.Dr. P. S. Shivakumar Gouda &
Dr. I. Sridhar
MechanicalDevelopment of Self-healing FRP composites using novel 3D printing technologies and their performance analysis for unmanned aerial vehiclesARDB Ministry of Defence,
New Delhi
22.Mr.Venkatesh Pandarikar &
Mr.Sandeep Akki
MechanicalDevelopment and experimental analysis of phase change material for space cooling in buildingsVGST3.00
23.Dr.Sravan A KanalliCivilUtilization of Waste Materials for the Manufacturing of Concrete PaversVOCSTUR LTD20.00
24.Dr. U P Kulkarni &
Dr. Vidyagouri Kulkarni
CSEImpact of Neuro signals on human health and emotionsVGST30.00
Total amount in lakhs 422.21535

Ph D Students List

Ph D Students List

Ongoing MoU’s

Sl. No.Institution / OrganizationDate of ExecutionSalient Features & Purpose
1.SDMCET-KSCST IPR Cell29.05.2023MoU Signed between SDMCET and KSCST for SDMCET-KSCST IPR Cell on 29th May 2023
1.M/s. Tata Elxsi Ltd (TE)23.02.2022Joint Webinar Student faculty interaction through internship and projects for both UG & PG students, Lab visit for faculty and students, Soft skill and technical training, Placement
2Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University, Dharwad27.09.2021Research Technology development, Internship, Medical data collection & Analysis, In the area of health care
3ELEATION23.06.2021Internship, Expert Lecture, Training for ME, CV Engineering Students
4National Highway Authority of India31.08.2020Training, internship and exchange of expertise
5Deshpande Foundation, (Sand Box Startups), HubliTo promote innovation and entrepreneurship among current /alumni student and support entrepreneurs at the sandbox startups ecosystem
6Info Trans Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad28.10.2020Training, students exchange program and R&D
7Tata Marcopolo11.12.2020Training & Placement, Bridge the technical gap
8Juniper Networks.inc19.11.2020Training
9AON Consulting Pvt. Ltd.13.10.2020Training for employability
10University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (Mechanical)25.07.2019Collaborative Research
11Advanced Electronics Systems, Bangalore (ISE)01.08.2019Centre of Excellence on IoT Training & Internship
12ICT (CSE)17.12.2018Faculty training
13Oak Systems Private Ltd., Bangalore (CSE)01.10.2018Establish Centre of Excellence on V & V Activities
14Nichrome Groups, Dharwad (Chemical)07.08.2018Training & Placement, Bridge gap between Industry & Academy
15SPICER India (Mechanical)30.08.2018Internship to students with stipend of Rs.5,000/- per month
16HESCOM (E&E)10.03.2017Training, Internship, Research
17TATA Technologies (Mechanical)15.12.2016Distance ready Engineer
18IIT Mumbai (CCF coordinator)19.03.2013Remote Center for Distance learning
19KPIT (E&C, TPO)19.09.2014Study of relevant courses as elective and Placement & Training