FACULTY PROFILE

Mr. Ajith B. S

Mr. Ajith B. S

  • Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • Designation: Asst Professor
  • Phone: -+91-9036421767
  • Email: ajith.mech@sahyadri.edu.in
  • Teaching Experience: 6.0 Years
  • Industry Experience: NIL
  • Research Experience: 4.0 Years
COURSES SPECIALIZATION INSTITUTION UNIVERSITY
B.E. Mechanical Engineering Rajeev Institute of Technology, Hassan VTU Belagavi
M.Tech. Thermal Power Engineering VTU Post Graduation Center, Mysuru VTU Belagavi
(Ph.D) Internal Combustion Engines and Bio Fuels VTU-RRC Belagavi VTU Belagavi

Membership of Professional Bodies:

1.  Indian Society for Technical Education (MISTE) Lifetime Membership - M.No.-124132

2. Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers India (AMIE) - M.No.- AM1954116

3. Senior Member of Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (SMISME) -M.No.-LM/SCEM/SM01321018

4.   Membership of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG)-M.No. - 216952

5.  International Journal for Research Under Literal Access (IJRULA)-M. No. - RULGA001

Current Research

Bio Fuels and IC Engines

Renewable Energy Sources

Heat Transfer

Computational Fluid Dynamics

 

Awards

·      Guided the student project which is awarded with "Best Project of the Year" form Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) 2019-20 (43rd series).

·      Has been awarded with “Best Guide Award-Tech vision 2017” from SCEM Mangalore.

Grants Received Research/Projects Guided (Beyond Academic)

Project/Research Grants: 10                                            Consultancy Project: 01

Sl. No.

Title

Funding Agency

Amount Sanctioned

Year

Duration

01

“Optimization of High Yield Biodiesel Production from Fish Oil using Nano-catalyst and Performance Evaluation in Diesel Engine”

VTU-TEQIP Competitive Research Grant

(PI)

2.00 Lakh Rupees

2019-20

10 Months

(Completed)

02

“Production of Biodiesel from fish oil on Extracting Omega-3 fatty acid from fish oil”.

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. Under research Promotion Scheme (RPS)

Co-PI

13.21 Lakh Rupees

2017-20

3 Years

(On-Going)

 

Student Projects (As a Project Guide/Mentor)

 

03

“Extraction of Biofuel from Mixture of Garcinia Gummi Gutta and Garcinia India seed oil using Microwave Assisted Transesterification Process and Its Performance Evaluation in Diesel Engine”

KSCST, IISc ,Bangalore

6,500 Rupees

2019-20

6 months

(Completed)

04

“Design and Development of Drone for Spraying pesticides to Arecanut Trees”

KSCST, IISc ,Bangalore

6,500 Rupees

2019-20

6 months

(Completed)

05

“Low cost ventilator”

VTU-TEQIP, Belagavi

10,000 Rupees

2019-20

4 months

(Completed)

06

“Usage of Acetylene and Ethanol as an Alternative Fuel for Four Stroke Petrol Engine”

KSCST, IISc , Bangalore

6,500 Rupees

2018-19

6 months

(Completed)

07

“Optimization for High Yield Biodiesel Production from Fish Oil using Nano Catalyst and Performance evaluation in Diesel Engine”

KSCST, IISc ,Bangalore

10,000 Rupees

2017-18

6 months

(Completed)

08

“Optimization for High Yield Biodiesel Production from Fish Oil using Base Catalyst and Performance evaluation in Diesel Engine”

VTU, Belagavi

5,000 Rupees

2017-18

6 months

(Completed)

09

“Modelling and Optimization of sand mould properties utilizing industrial wastes as alternate moulding materials”

KSCST, IISc, Bangalore

7,000 Rupees

2016-17

6 months

(Completed)

10

“Study of Performance, combustion and emission characteristics of direct injection diesel engine fuelled with waste animal fat methyl ester and its conventional diesel and kerosene blends”

KSCST, IISc, Bangalore

7,000 Rupees

2016-17

6 months

(Completed)

Consultancy Project: 01

 

Sl. No.

Title

Name of Industry

Project

Cost

Fees Received

Year

Duration

01

“Technical Audit Report of Upgradation of Marine Export Unit” at Tadadi, U.K. (District)

 

Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation (KFDC), Mangalore.

(Govt. of Karnataka Undertaking)

            

10 Crore Rupees

 

 

 2 Lakh

 

 2017-19

 

 2 Years

(Completed)

International Journals:

No. of International Journals Publications:9

Ajith BS, Math MC, Manjunath Patel GC, Mahesh B Parappagoudar, Performance and Emission Characteristics of Diesel Engine Fuelled with Garcinia Gummi-Gutta based Biodiesel-Diesel-Ethanol Blends, SN Applied Sciences, Springer Publications. (Scopus Indexed Journal). (Year-2021)

Ajith BS, Math MC, Manjunath Patel GC, Mahesh B Parappagoudar, Analysis and Optimization of Alkali catalyzed transesterification of Garcinia Gummi-Gutta seed oil for the production of biodiesel, Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Taylor and Francis Publisher, (Scopus Indexed). (Year-2020)

Ajith BS, Math MC, Manjunath Patel GC, Evaluation of performance and emission characteristics of diesel engine fuelled with garcinia gummi gutta biodiesel-diesel-diethyl ether blends, European Journal of Sustainable Development Research, Modestum Publisher, UK, 4(4), em0134. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejosdr/8353, (Web of Sciences Indexed) (Year-2020)

Ajith BS, Math MC, Manjappa S, Manjunath Patel GC, Performance and Emission Characteristics of Biodiesel Production from fish oil after Extracting Omega-3 Fatty Acid, Journal of Physics Conference Series, (Scopus Indexed) 1473:012041, February 2020.

Pradeep NB, Harsha HM, Manjunath Patel GC, Ajith BS (2021), Analysis and Optimization of Erosive Wear of Al 6113 Age-hardened Alloy: Taguchi and Desirability Function Approach. International Journal of Science and Engineering Research (IJSER) –ISSN 2229-5518.

Rathishchandra R Gatti, Ajith BS, Recent Trends in Point Absorber Wave Energy Converters, Sahyadri International Journal of Research, VOL 4, ISSUE 2, 2018.

Sahana C Hiremath, CT Puttaswamy, Sarathi Manjappa, Ajith BS, Isolation of Omega 3 Fatty Acid from Fish Oil, Sahyadri International Journal of Research, VOL 4, ISSUE 1, 2018.

Manjunath Patel G.C, Ajith B.S, Jonathan Rodrigues, Allan D Souza, Anirudh Mallya, Ashwith Mendonca, Teaching learning-based optimization of squeeze casting process for quality castings, Advances in Manufacturing Materials & Energy Engineering, Journal of Physics Conference Series, (Scopus Indexed) (Icon MMEE -2018).

Ajith B. S., Pramod B. C., Impha Y. D., Rakshith H. S., Sudeep K., PranavPadavu, Modeling, Fabrication and Automation of Areca Nut Sorting Machine, Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, p-ISSN: 2163-2405; e-ISSN: 2163-2413 2017; 7(4): 99-102.

National Journals:

No. of National Journals Publications:0

1. 

No International Conferences Found.

National Conferences:

No. of National Conferences :6

·   Ajith BS, M.C. Math and Ravichandra R. Rangappa,” Investigation of Fuel Properties of GarciniaGummi-gutta seed oil Methyl Ester and their Blends with Conventional Diesel oil and Ethanol, Diethyl Ether as Additives to assess their Usefulness as CI Engine Fuel”. National Conference on Renewable Energy Technology: Future, Opportunity and Challenges for India (RET:FOAC- 2017),Organized by Dept. of Thermal Power Engg, VTU RC, Mysuru. March 09-10, 2017. (Presented Paper)

Ajith BS, Dipesh Desai, Kalinga Nayak, “Electricity Generation by Employing Repulsion Magnets”. National Conference on Renewable Energy Technology: Future, Opportunity and Challenges for India (RET:FOAC- 2017),Organized by Dept. of Thermal Power Engg, VTU RC, Mysuru. March 09-10, 2017. (Presented Paper)

Ajith BS, “Performance and Emission Characteristics of a Diesel Engine fuelled with GarciniaGummi-gutta Seed oil Methyl Ester and its blends with Conventional Diesel oil and Ethanol, Diethyl ether as Additives”, National Conference on Trends and Innovations in Automation, Materials and Thermal Engineering (TIAMTE - 2015). Organized by Dept. of Thermal Power Engg, VTU RC, Mysuru. May 21-22, 2015. (Presented Paper)

Ajith BS, “Hybrid Car with Compressed air Drive with Alternate Motor Drive”, National Conference on Topical Transcend in Mechanical Technology-2013. Organized by Dept. of Mechanical Engg, SJB Institute of Technology, Bangalore. May 4th, 2013. (Presented Paper)

Ajith BS, “Hybrid Car with Compressed air Technology and Motor Propulsion”, National Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering and Technology”. Organized by Dept. of Mechanical Engg, Sapthagiri College of Engineering, Bangalore. May 11th, 2013. (Presented Paper)

6.    Attended National Conference on Bioenergy under the theme “Decoding National Policy on Biofuels – 2018 and Exploring Opportunities in Karnataka” organized by KSBDB and KSCST, Govt. of Karnataka at Suvara Soudha, Belagavi on 6th and 7th January-2020.

Workshop / Seminars

Organized Workshops/FDP/Seminar/Conference: 04

 1.      Organized an expert talk on “Importance of Safety Engineering and Job opportunities in Safety Engineering as safety Engineers” by Mr. Chethan Rai. In mechanical department. Operations Engineers at Alpha Technical Training and Development Centre, bondel, Mangalore 575008 Dated on 18-02-2020.

 2.      Worked as a Core Committee team member for biggest marathon event “10k Run” sponsored by Sahyadri college of engineering & management dated on 02-20-2020.

 3.      Worked as a faculty Coordinator for Organizing One day National Seminar on “Future technological trends in Ceramic Materials” during 21-09-2019 at Sahyadri campus in collaboration with Indian Ceramic Society Karnataka Chapter (ICSKC), Bengaluru.

 4.      Organized a 7-days “Faculty Development Program for Student Induction (FDP-SI)” during 18-24 June 2019 at Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Mangaluru, sponserd by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). 

Workshops/FDP/Short Term Courses Attended: 14

1.  Attended Five-day Workshop on “Design Thinking Approach for Product Innovation” which was organized by Design Innovation Center (DIC) at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand from January 13th to 17th 2020. 

2.  Attended Three-day workshop on “Research Methodologies and Latex” on 05-07 September 2019 organized by Shree Devi Institute of Technology, Mangaluru. 

3.  Attended Three-Day FDP (In House) on Aptitude and Soft Skill organized for the Placement and first year Faculty Members at Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Adyar, Mangalore from 16th to 18th January 2019.

4.  Participated in Seminar on “Intellectual Property Rights: Significance in Business and Research”, at Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangalore on 6th October 2018.

5. Participated in a short-term course on “Computational Fluid Dynamics” during 13-17 August 2018 Under Quality Improvement Program at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

6. Participated in the three-day FDP on “Orientation Course in Values Education” organized at Ramakrishna Institute of Moral and Spiritual Education-RIMSE, Mysore from 2nd to 4th March 2018. 

7. Participated in the two-day workshop titled “Outcome Based Education and Blooms Taxonomy” organized by Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangalore on 4th and 5th July 2017. 

8.  Attended One day workshop on " Recent Advances and Challenges in Solar Thermal Systems " sponsored by TEQIP-II at NITK Surathkal, Karnataka-2017. 

9. Attended Two-day workshop on “Soft Computing and Optimizing Techniques in Mechanical Engineering” organized by Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangalore-2017. 

 Attended Two-day workshop on “Industry Pollution Control” on account of World Environment Day – Connecting people to the nature, Association with KSPCB, organized by Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangalore-2017. 

Attended One day workshop on “Finite Element Method-Foundation” organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mysuru. March 27th, 2014. 

Attended Two days Faculty Development Program (FDP) on “Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering” organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, St Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore – 2017.   

Attended Two days Faculty Development Program (FDP) on “Turbo machinery and Its Applications” organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vidya Vardhaka College of Engineering, Mysuru-2016. 

Attended Three days in house training on “CFD OPEN FOAM” organized by Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangalore-2016. 

 

Online Webinar/Workshops/FDP/Quiz/Short Term Courses Attended:13

 

1.      Participated & completed successfully AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy Online FDP on "Energy Engineering" from 26-09-2020 to 30-09-2020 at National Institute of Technology Silchar.

2.      Participated & completed Five Days Online Faculty Development Programme on “Advancements in Phase Change Material Based Thermal and Renewable Energy Techniques” from 01/06/2020 to 05/06/2020 conducted at Lakireddy Bali Reddy College of Engineering (Autonomous), Mylavaram.

3.      Participated in the Webinar “Industry 4.0 and its Role in Manufacturing” on 22-05-2020 and 23-05-2020 Organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, SJBIT, Bengaluru.

4.      Completed a technical e-quiz july2020 “Fundamentals of Thermodynamics” with a score of 100% Organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, A J Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mangaluru.

5.      Successfully passed the “Internal Combustion Engines Quiz” organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lakireddy Bali Reddy College of Engineering, Mylavaram, Krishna (Dt.), Andhra Pradesh, India conducted on 14/06/2020.

6.      Participating in the Webinar entitled “Quality Aspect of Biodiesel” held during NCSEM-2K20 on 15th and 16th July 2020, hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Oxford College of Engineering, Bengaluru.

7.      Successfully completed the “National Level Quiz on Outcome Based Education” organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lakireddy Bali Reddy College of Engineering, Mylavaram, Krishna (Dt.), Andhra Pradesh, India conducted on 05/06/2020.

8.      Successfully completing the online Quiz on “Mechanical Engineering” Organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Smt. Kamala & Sri Venkappa M. Agadi,College of Engineering & Technology, Lakshmeshwar.

9.      Successfully completing the online Quiz on “Thermal Engineering-2020” Organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Krishna Institute of Technology, Bengaluru on 23/05/2020.

10.  Participated in webinar on “New Product Development” held on 20th June 2020 at REVA University, Bengaluru.

11.  Participated in the three-day faculty development program on “Fluid & Structural Simulation using CRADLE” during 8-10 June, 2020 organized by Department of Aerospace Engineering, Lakireddy Bali Reddy College of Engineering, Mylavaram.

12.  Successfully completed National level E-quiz on the “Basics of Thermal Engineering” on 7/1/2020 organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, VVCE, Mysuru.

 

13.  Participated in the “Webinar” in view of World Environment Day 2020 conducted on 27.05.2020. organized by Central Pollution Control Board, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology, Bengaluru.

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Projects and Exhibitions

 

·         Established Advanced Energy Research Laboratory” (worth 20 lakhs) at Sahyadri campus, Mangaluru. (Funded by AICTE, VGST and VTU-TEQIP)

M.Tech Research Work (Project) :

 “Study of performance and emission characteristics of direct injection diesel engine fuelled with Garcinia gummi-gutta seed oil methyl ester and its blends with conventional diesel oil and ethanol, diethyl ether as additives”


Other Activities

Online Certification Courses: 05

 

1.      Coursera – “AI for Everyone” authorized by deeplearning.ai.

2.      Coursera – “Intelligent Machining” authorized by University at Buffalo and The State    

                    University   of New York.                                                   

3.      Coursera – “Digital Manufacturing and Design” authorized by University at Buffalo and The

                    State University of New York.

4.      Coursera – “Introduction to Engineering Mechanics” authorized by Georgia Institute of

                    Technology.

5.      NPTEL   – “IC Engines and Gas Turbines”.

Prepared Video Lecture: 01

 

1.      Course Name-Turbo Machines

Link - https://youtu.be/4PRTdKe5tbI

           https://youtu.be/zGbq5ugsDXc

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Roles and Responsibilities (Currently Handling):

  1. College Coordinator of “Scientific and Industrial Research Organization [SIRO] and Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises [MSME].
  2. Department Coordinator of “National Institutional Ranking Framework” [NIRF]
  3. Coordinator of “Advanced Energy Research Laboratory” [AERL]
  4. Mechanical Department “Internal Examination” Coordinator
  5. In charge of “Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory”
  6. Mentoring 26 students
  7. Teaching Academic Subjects for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of B.E. Students.

(Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Turbo Machines, Heat Transfer, Power Plant Engineering)


Roles and Responsibilities Handled:

1.      Placement Coordinator

2.      Industry Connect faculty in charge

3.      Faculty Advisor for SAE Events (SAE-BAJA, SAE-SUPRA, SAE-GOKART)

4.      Final Year Students Project Evaluation Head

5.      In charge of National Board of Accreditation (NBA) Criteria 4 (Students Performance) and the Department got Accreditation

6.      Involved in National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation process and College got Accreditation with A grade

7.      Guided 13 B.E Projects

8.      Sahyadri Project Support Scheme (SPSS) Section coordinator