Head of Department Profile


Prof. Abhinay R. Mahajan (View Profile)

Printing is third largest industry in the world. Information and Knowledge transfer accelerated with inventions in printing. Invention of movable type was vital in bringing up first industrial revolution in world and second is on the way with convergence of Printing and Electronics technologies with emerging Printed Electronics field. Let’s be part of it.

Welcome to the Department of Printing Engineering at PVG’s College of Engineering and Technology, Pune , India one of the oldest Printing engineering departments nationwide offering UG, PG courses in Printing Engineering and recognized research centre for Ph.D. in Printing Engineering by Savitribai Phule Pune University. Printing Engineering has experienced and dedicated teaching and technical staff that remains well connected with industry from here and abroad through sponsored and funded projects. Our alumni are industry leaders that help training and placement of budding printing engineering graduates.

Our vision is to excel in quality education with emphasis on research, professional ethics and environmental sustainability to meet the challenges of the emerging techno commercial needs of printing and packaging industry.

Department of Printing Engineering

Printing engineering department established in the year 1985 with undergraduate course. The Department has sanctioned intake of 60 students.  Though it is one of the youngest departments in the institute it has qualified, experienced and dedicated teaching staff. Department emphasizes on effective teaching learning process with excellent teaching learning environment.  There are total  08 Teaching Staff and 09 non Teaching staff. Department has 6 well equipped laboratories, with Pre Press, Press, Post press and internet facility in each laboratory as per the requirements of SPPU and AICTE

Vision

To excel in quality education with emphasis on research, professional ethics and environmental sustainability to meet the challenges of the emerging techno commercial needs of printing and packaging industry.

Mission

  • To develop state of the art infrastructure to create competitive engineers for the printing `industry.
  • To develop a strong bond between industry and institute to promote training and consultancy activities in printing.
  • To motivate students and scholars inculcate research culture in printing.
  • To develop knowledge and skill in students to adapt to the competitive and technical environment in printing industry.
  • To nurture the spirit of environmental sustainability and excellent work culture among students required in the industry.

Program Educational Objectives

  • PEO 1:The printing engineering graduates in their chosen field of prepress, color and design, print, converting shall be adaptive to the dynamic changes happening in the related industry.
  • PEO 2:The printing engineering graduates either in their employment or business shall try to implement integrated business processes keeping a strong focus on customer satisfaction.
  • PEO 3:The printing engineering graduate shall focus on green printing that includes saving in energy and resources in print processes by way of carbon footprint reduction initiatives.
  • PEO 4:To prepare print graduate to undertake higher studies so as to become ‘enablers’ in researching new upcoming fields of printing and packaging
  • PEO 5:The printing engineering graduate shall be able to develop new systems for minimizing costs, wastage and increase productivity in the field of commercial printing, publications, packaging and allied media.

Program Outcomes

  • The graduate shall be able to apply the engineering knowledge that includes fundamental physics, chemistry and mathematics for problem solving in printing engineering.
  • The graduate shall be able to identify and formulate research problems in the field of printing and packaging by reviewing literature and solving it using basic principles of mathematics, statistics and sciences.
  • The graduate shall be able to solve challenges related to health, environment and safety in printing and packaging field realizing their responsibility to society.
  • The graduate shall be able to investigate problems in the field of printing and materials by implementing research methods such as design of experiments and analytical tools to interpret the data.
  • The graduate shall try to develop solutions to solve complex problems in the field of ink, substrate, printing and packaging processes.
  • The graduate shall be able to evaluate and solve issues related to quality of any printed product conforming to industry requirements and standards of both national and international.
  • The graduate shall demonstrate knowledge in areas of designing and prepress areas for the purpose of error-free solutions during printing.
  • The graduate shall effectively carry out calibration, operation and maintenance of machines and equipments used in printing and packaging industry.
  • The graduate shall understand working of mechanical, electrical and electronic components used in various printing and packaging machines and equipments.
  • The graduate shall demonstrate managerial skills, individual skills and team spirit in operations carried out in printing, packaging and converting industry.
  • The graduate shall be able to evaluate critically the implications of wrong practices that cause serious environmental problems and develop products that lead to greater sustainability.
  • The graduate shall follow ethics in his/her professional and research field and thus remain committed to the responsibilities of an engineer.

Faculty

Name of Faculty Designation Qualification Experience
Teaching Industrial
Prof. Abhinay R. Mahajan Assistant Professor and HOD M.S. (Paper Engg. & Imaging Science, USA) 14 4
Prof. Dr. Akshay V. Joshi Assistant Professor Ph.D. (Engineering) 19 2
Prof. Madhura P. Mahajan Assistant Professor M.E. Printing 19 2
Prof. Padmaja A. Joshi Assistant Professor M.E. Printing 17 5
Prof. Sameer M. Prabhune Assistant Professor M.E. Printing 18 4
Prof. Sumedh V. Kapare Assistant Professor M.E. Printing 14 2
Prof. Shilpa S. Anchavale Assistant Professor M.E. Printing 10 7
Prof. Laxmi D. Sapkal Assistant Professor M.E. Printing 7 1

Workshop report

Name of the department Printing Engineering Department
Name of the activity Half Day workshop on ‘Pigment Structure and Pigment Properties’
Date of Activity 28th February 2017
Presented By Mr. M. D. Mettelloo, GM Pigment Technical services, Sudarshan   Chemical Industries Ltd
Objectives To distinguish properties and application of dyes and pigments.
To recognize pigment manufacturing process
To relate pigment properties with end use properties of printing inks
To define pigment quality testing parameters
Outcomes (In view of industry-Academia Innovative practices) To perform quality testing of pigment required for ink application.
To apply pigment structure knowledge to enhance Ink properties
Photos(sample 1or more)
Number of participants  75 students along with five faculties
Duration of workshop Half Day
Name of the departmentPrinting Engineering Department
Name of the activityFull day workshop on 'Role of Pigments Pigment Dispersion in manufacturing of Printing inks'
Date of Activity8th October 2016
Presented ByMr. Kausik Purakayastha, General Manager, Hi-Tech Inks, Pvt. Ltd.
ObjectivesTo recognize forces acting for grinding pigment particles.
To recognize variables for pigment Dispersion process.
To relate dispersion process parameters to achieve required pigment particle size distribution.
Outcomes (In view of industry-Academia Innovative practices) To optimize pigment dispersion process
To control dispersion process parameters as per end use requirement of printing inks.
Number of participants83 students along with five faculties
Duration of workshop Full Day
Name of the departmentPrinting Engineering Department
Name of the activityHalf day workshop on ‘Chemical Additive used in printing inks’
Date of Activity1st April 2016
Presented ByMr. Adesh B. Malkar, Technical service Manager, BYK Asia Pacific Pvt. Ltd.
Objectives To recognize an importance of additives in printing inks.
To understand working principles of additives used in printing inks.
To identify optimum type of additives to achieve required ink properties.
Outcomes (In view of industry-Academia Innovative practices) To recall working principles and importance of additives used in printing inks.
To choose optimum type of additives to achieve required ink properties
Number of participants75 students.
Duration of workshopHalf Day

Seminars/Workshops/FDP/STTP attended

  • Akshay V. Joshi attended Faculty Development Workshop on Patent, P. V. G’s College of Engineering and Technology, Pune, 3 - 4 February 2017
  • Akshay V. Joshi attended ElitePlus Global Summit 2016, Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, 21 - 22 September, 2016.
  • Akshay V. Joshi attended DRUPA 2016, Düsseldorf, Germany, 31 May - 10 June 2016.
  • Akshay V. Joshi attended Three days’ Workshop and International Conference “Pamex 2015” from 9th to 12th December 2015, at Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai.

National/International Conferences

  • Paper presentation at International Packaging Conclave: Print Optimization and Color Management for Flexible Packaging, PragatiMaidan on “Implementation of Design of Experiments for Print Optimization”, Dr. Akshay V. Joshi, July 29, 2016.
  • Paper presentation at 48th International Conference of Educational Institute for Graphic Arts, Technology and Management, HTWK, Leipzig, University of Applied Sciences, Germany, on “Effect of Electrostatic Assist on Gravure Printability for Coated Paper”, Dr.Akshay V. Joshi, May 29 - June 2, 2016.
  • Paper presentation at Indo-French Conference - New Perspective on Color and Light,   Jadavpur University, Kolkata, on “Correlation in Color Quality Between Gravure and UV Ink Jet Process”, Dr. Akshay V. Joshi, November 2015.
  • Paper presentation at 47th International Conference of Educational Institute for Graphic Arts, Technology and Management, Cal Poly State University, USA, on “Effect of Electrostatic Assist and Gravure Process Variables on Defect Reduction in Shrink Films”, Dr. Akshay V. Joshi, July 2015.
  • Paper presentation at 1st International Research Conference, Romancing Print, Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar on “Effect of ESA on Defect Reduction in PVC and PETG Films”, Dr. Akshay V. Joshi 2015,
  • Paper presentation at 45th International Conference of Educational Institute for Graphic Arts, Technology and Management, Toronto, Canada, on “Effect of Gravure Process Variables on Print Defects in Shrink Films”, Dr. Akshay V. Joshi and Swati Bandyopadhyay, June 2013.

Faculty Publications

Title of Paper Name of Author Journal/Conference Year ISBN/ISSN
Regression Modelling of Solid Mottle in Coated Papers Dr. Akshay V. Joshi Journal of Coatings
Technology and
Research Springer
https://doi.org
/10.1007/s
11998-017-9967-9
First Online: 11-09-2017 1547-0091
A Study to Optimize Cost and Improve Productivity for Flexo Dr. Akshay V. Joshi PrintWeek India
Volume IX, Issue 12
2017
Statistical Modelling of Print half-tone mottle in PET-G and PVC Shrink Films Dr. Akshay V. Joshi Actagraphica,
Volume 27, (No 3)
2016 0353-4707
(Print)
1848-3828
(Online)
Effect of Electrostatic Assist and Gravure Process Parameters on Voids and Dot Skips Reduction in Shrink PVC Film Dr. Akshay V. Joshi Journal of Coatings,
Technology and
Research, Springer,
Volume 13, Issue 3
2016 1547-0091
Investigation of Electrostatic Assist and Gravure Process Parameters on Solid Mottle Reduction for Shrink Films Dr. Akshay V. Joshi, ChristophDettke and Joseph Steingraeber Journal of Coatings,
Technology and
Research, Springer,
Volume 13, No. 2
2016 1547-0091
Impact of Electrostatic Assist on Halftone in Shrink Films Dr. Akshay V. Joshi Actagraphica,
Volume 26, (No 3)
2015 0353-4707
(Print)
1848-3828
(Online)
Effect of Electrostatic Assist and Gravure Process Parameters on Defect Reduction in Shrink Film Dr. Akshay V. Joshi Romancing Print
2015 – 21stCentury
Printing,1st
International
Research Conference
2015
Effect of Ink Transfer on Print Mottle in Shrink Film Dr. Akshay V. Joshi and Dr, Swati Bandyopadhyay Journal of Coatings,
Technology and
Research, Springer,
Volume 12, No. 1
2015 1547-0091
Effect of Gravure Process Variables on Print Defects in Shrink Films Dr. Akshay V. Joshiand Dr, Swati Bandyopadhyay Journal of Coatings
Technology and
Research Springer,
Volume 11, No. 3
2014 1547-0091
Comparative Study of Printability Analysis on PVC CAST and PET-G Films Dr. Akshay V. Joshi and Dr, Swati Bandyopadhyay International Journal
of Advanced
Research in
Engineering and
Technology (IJARET),
Volume 4, Issue 4
2013 0976-6480
(Print)
0976-6499
(Online)
Evaluation of Voids on Shrink PVC Film by Varying Gravure Process Variables Dr. Akshay V. Joshi and Dr, Swati Bandyopadhyay Actagraphica,
Volume 23, (No 3-4)
2012 0353-4707
(Print)
1848-3828
(Online)

Student Achievements

Under the guidance of Prof.S.M.Prabhune a group of 3 students received Award of Excellence and Best of Show and group of 4 students received Award of excellence in Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition held at Atlanta and Las Vegas, USA for 2015 and 2016 organized by ASDPT Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technology SGIA, USA and received cash prize of $500 for Institute and $500 among group of students.

Circle of printing Engineers (COPE)

Circle of printing Engineers (COPE) was formed in the year 1996. COPE organizes many activities, such as, organizing guest lectures, industrial visits, co curricular and extracurricular events, social activities etc. throughout the year. COPE maintains student’s library in the Printing department which consists of reference books, seminar reports and project reports for reference. Academic year 2016-17 COPE Committee consisting of 4 members. Prof S. V. Kapare worked as Staff coordinator. Committee members were as follows
Post Name of the Student
Sunil Ghumre General Secretary
Hemant Mandawade Joint General Secretary
Suraj Nair Treasurer
Omkar Mhetre Joint Treasurer
Academic year 2015-16
COPE Committee consisting of 4 members. Prof S. V. Kapare worked as Staff   coordinator. Committee members were as follows
Post Name of the Student
Nikhil Deshmukh General Secretary
Amar Thombare Joint General Secretary
Suraj Nair Treasurer
Omkar Mhetre Joint Treasurer
Academic year 2014-15
COPE Committee consisting of 3 members. Prof S. V. Kapare worked as Staff   coordinator. Committee members were as follows
Post Name of the Student
Pawan Khake General Secretary
Abhishek Zanwar Joint General Secretary
Pawan Khake Treasurer
Academic year 2013-14
COPE Committee consisting of 4 members. Prof S. V. Kapare worked as Staff   coordinator. Committee members were as follows
Post Name of the Student
Rajesh Jadhav General Secretary
Pratik Rathi Joint General Secretary
Girish Deshpande Treasurer
Pawan Khake Joint Treasurer

Activities Conducted

  • Guest lecture on the topic ‘Digital Photography’, by Mr. Santosh Jain for BE Printing students on 1st October 2015
  • Guest lecture on the topic ‘Print Production Techniques’, by Mr. Santosh Jain for SE Printing students on 12th February 2016
  • Guest lecture on the topic ‘Stress Management’, by Mr. Shreekant Latkar, Art of Living, Pune for SE Printing students on 24 February 2016 under the subject Soft Skills
  • Guest lecture on the topic ‘Perfect Binding an PUR’, by Mr. Dinesh Ingawale and Mr. Shakti Nadar, Wellbound India for SE Printing students on 22nd March 2016
  • Guest lecture and Lab Sessions on the subject ‘Electronic Pulishing’, by Ms. Shreekala Sane-Kanade for BE Printing students in March 2016
  • Guest lecture on the topic ‘Additives for Inks and Coatings’, by Mr. Adesh Malkar, BYK India for TE Printing students on 1st April 2016
  • Industrial Visit to ‘Sakal Papers, Pune’ organized to understand the working of Web Offset machines for TE Printing Students
  • Industrial Visit to ‘K. Joshi & Co.’ organized to understand the digital workflow in printing industry for TE Printing students.
  • Blood Donation Camp Organized on 2nd September 2015.
  • Print Era 2016, the State Level Inter College competition Event, organized in February 2016. Five Technical and Five Non Technical Competitions Conducted. Along with these competitions, an exhibition was organized to showcase various printed products.
  • Guest lecture and demonstration on topic ‘Print Design & Logo Design’, by Ms. Shubhada Joshi and Team, Trimitiya, Pune for SE, TE and BE Printing Students in August 2014
  • Guest lecture on topic ‘Understanding CTP’, by Mr., Fujifilm Sericol, India for TE printing Students on 13th August 2014
  • On press demonstration of Roller and Blanket wash and Maintenance by Mr. Satish Kulkarni and Mr. Marathe, Technova Imaging Solutions for TE and BE Students on 16th February 2015
  • Industrial Visit to ‘Bobst India’, Pirangut, Pune for Open House on 28th February 2015 for BE Printing Student
  • Blood Donation Camp Jointly Organized by COPE and ABVP
  • Print Era 2015, the State Level Inter College competition Event, organized in January 2015. Five Technical and Five Non Technical Competitions Conducted. Trade Fair was organized to boost the placement activity. Along with these competitions, an exhibition was organized to showcase various printed products.
  • Guest lecture on topic ‘Liquid Inks’ by Mr. Umesh Bhende, Siegwerk conducted on 1st March 2014 for TE Printing Students
  • Guest lecture on topic ‘ Carrier guidance in Printing’ by Mr. Mukul Kulkarni on 4th March 2014
  • Expert Lecture cum Workshop on the topic ‘ Corel Draw’ conducted by Mr. Anand Dixit for SE and TE Printing Students.
  • Industrial Visit to ‘K. Joshi & Co’, organized for TE Printing Students to understand the digital workflow in printing
  • Industrial visit to ‘Times of India’, Pune for TE Printing Students on 2nd April 2014 to understand the working of webfed printing machines
  • Blood donation camp jointly organized by COPE, Poona Hospital and Rotary Club of Pune Gandhi Bhavan on 17th January 2014.

Interaction with Outside World

  • Sponsored Projects
  • Funded Projects
  • Reviewer/Judges

Sponsored Projects

Faculty Name: Prof. S. S. Anchawale
Year Name of company No. of students Sponsored project(title)
2012-13 M/s Tarun Bharat 5 Application of FM screening for Newspaper Printing
2013-14 BCUD Research Grant, Pune University. 8 Formulation of waterbased inks and determining the problems associated with it.
2014-15 BCUD Research Grant, Pune University. Cosmo Films, Siegwerk India 5 Comparative study between water based and solvent based inks on nonabsorbent substrates for printability and functional performance
BCUD Research Grant, Pune University 3 Study and Preparation of Polyurethane Resin.
2015-16 BCUD Research Grant, Pune University 03 Study of factors that influences the resin properties
03 Study of factors that influences the water based ink properties
2016-17 M/s Sudarshan Chemical industries, M/s BYK India, M/s Parakh Agro 7 Effect of Ink Ingredients on Adhesion of water based ink.
3 Effect of Dispersion process parameters on Gloss of Ink

Funded Projects

Name of Principal Investigator Duration of project Name of the research project Fund received (Rs.) Name of funding agency Year of sanction
Dr. Akshay V. Joshi 01 year Effect of Electrostatic Assist on Gravure Printability 5,78, 025 United Way Worldwide Grant on behalf of generosity from
OMNOVA SOLUTIONS FOUNDATION
USA
2017
Dr. Akshay V. Joshi 01 year Optimization of Flexo Process Parameters to Reduce Overall Manufacturing Cost 3,00, 000 Windmöller & Hölscher India Private Limited, India 2016
Dr. Akshay V. Joshi 01 year Effect of Ink Transfer on Gravure Print Quality 6,05, 404 United Way Worldwide Grant on behalf of generosity from
OMNOVA SOLUTIONS FOUNDATION USA
2015
Dr. Akshay V. Joshi 01 year Effect of Electrostatic Assist on Defect Reduction in Shrink Films 11,52,274 United Way Worldwide Grant on behalf of generosity from
OMNOVA SOLUTIONS FOUNDATION USA
2014
Dr. Akshay V. Joshi 01 year Investigation of Print Mottle on Shrink Films 10,78, 270 United Way Worldwide Grant on behalf of generosity from
OMNOVA SOLUTIONS FOUNDATION
USA
2013

Faculty as Reviewer

  • Dr. Akshay Joshi worked as a reviewer for reputed Springer Journal “Journal of Coatings Technology and Research”, since 2015.
  • Dr. Akshay Joshi worked as a reviewer for reputed Journal “BioResources”, since 2016.

Result Analysis of last 5 years

Toppers

Year Class Student Name Percentage
2016-17 SE Mr. Rabara Meet 9.32 (SGPA)
TE Mr. Ghumre Avinash 71.46
BE Ms. Shivani Masalkar 76.07
2015-16 SE Ms. Chakote Priyanka 68.87
TE Mr. Bansode Nandkumar 74.8
BE Ms. Varsha Amte 75.27
2014-15 SE Ms. Shivani Masalkar 73.27
TE Ms. G. S. V. S. Padmaja 75.67
BE Mr. Harsha A. 76.53
2013-14 SE Ms. G. S. V. S. Padmaja 78.87
TE Mr. Harsha A. 73.2
BE Mr. Himanshu Rana 75
2012-13 SE Mr. Harsha A. 73.4
TE Mr. Himanshu Rana 71.2
BE Ms. Ritika Bramhe 75.6

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