Engineering Education

Adviser for Engineering Educational Institutions: Revenue Generation, Marketing, Image Building & Arbitration

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Dr J D Bapat is a development professional and adviser for engineering educational institutions, stationed at Pune, Maharashtra, India

Doctorate in Chemical Engineering, he is educated at highly reputed institutions with consistently good academic record (download CV or brief bio-data given at the end of this page).

In over four decades of successful career, he spent 16 years conducting research, training and consultancy at National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCB), New Delhi, 3 years at Walchandnagar Industries, Walchandnagar engaged in process design and marketing of modern cement plants machinery and 17 years at reputed engineering colleges under the University of Pune, as teacher, researcher and administrator, before launching as an independent consultant in 2011.

He started his academic career in 1994 as a Professor and Head of Chemical Engineering Department, at Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering, then affiliated to the University of Pune. There he rose to the rank of Director: Postgraduate Studies and Research. Later for six years, he worked as Principal at the AISSMS College of Engineering and Maharashtra Academy of Engineering, Pune.

As a teacher and the department head, he taught the subject of concrete technology at the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT, Bombay. He also introduced, for the first time, teaching the subject of Fuel Cell Technology as an elective in the University syllabus.

He had a successful career as Principal. During his tenure, the Students of the College topped the University final BE examination, consistently. He also introduced modern management concepts in the College and made it more responsive to the needs of the students and the faculty. He gave special attention to the image building of the organisation. Under his guidance the College received Grade – A in NAAC Accreditation. Dr J D Bapat possesses expertise in NAAC/NBA accreditation and ISO for the educational institutions. There was also substantial improvement in the R&D activity and the number of research projects funded by the external agencies, like University, AICTE, DST and so on. The college witnessed substantial interaction with the industry experts, which enriched the learning experience for the students.

His book, “Mineral Admixtures in Cement and Concrete”, has been published by CRC Press: Taylor & Francis Group, USA. View slide show on the book contents.

Over the years, the number of engineering educational institutions has substantially increased, on the one hand and the number of students seeking admission to engineering courses has reduced, on the other. As a result, vacancies in the engineering colleges are increasing year-by-year. Therefore academic institutions are looking for advise to tackle the situation effectively.

Dr J D Bapat advises the institutions in the following three areas:
  • Revenue Generation (from sources other than the fees)
  • Strategic Marketing and 
  • Image Building 
The above three aspects have direct bearing on the economic viability of the institutions. Click on the title to know further details. 

To Download the CV and offer for Academic Adviser: Engineering Education, from Dr Bapat, please go to the end of this page 

Through my over four decades of experience in industry, R&D, management, teaching  and training, I understood there are three pillars of engineering education. Excellence is achieved only when all the three are taken care of, simultaneously:
  • Academics
  • Industry and 
  • Research
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Recently I came across some media reports which suggest some new courses launched at undergraduate (UG) level (BE.,   B Tech) that are likely have huge demand in next five years. Since I doubt that claim, this blog is specifically to express my views on that subject.

Click on the title to read the blog. 

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CRC Press Book: Mineral Admixtures in Cement and Concrete. Author: Dr J D Bapat. Covers materials, hydration, strength & durability of cement and concrete, with mineral admixtures, in one: 

Buy this book online to obtain 20% discount and free shipping. Download details:

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