Prof. D Shreenivas Bhat is presently serving as Dean – Student Welfare since March 2020 and is a Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at S.D.M. College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, since 1987.
He was the first batch student of SDMCET, Dharwad of Mechanical Engineering (1979-84) and secured first rank in the department. He obtained Master degree in Heat Power Engineering from KREC Surathkal, (1985-87). He has also served for a period of One year at Akay Industries , Hubli. His fields of interest are in the areas of Fluid Mechanics, Thermo Dynamics, Heat Transfer and Cryogenics.
He has teaching experience of 33 years. He has taught courses for UG and PG level and guided several projects for UG and PG. Under his guide ship UG and PG projects were funded by KSCST and DST, New Delhi. He is a Life Member of Indian Society of Technical Education (MISTE) Life Member of The Institution of Engineers (India) and Life Member of Combustion Institute (CIE).
He served as Dean Evaluation / Controller of Examination (COE) from 2007 -13 and established Examination Section at SDMCET. He also served as HOD of Mechanical Engineering from 2015-17. Under his leadership various National and International Workshops were conducted. He has rendered services at SDM College of Engineering & Technology in various positions such as Warden of Hostels, Academic Council Member, IQAC Member, carried out Consultant work for National Raditors Pondicherry. He also served as member of Board of Studies, DUGC, DPGC and BOE in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has published several papers at International Journal and National Journals and presented papers at International and National Conferences.