Designation : Professor & Head, Dean (R&D)
Experience : 24 Year 5 Month

Email Id : pvramana.mech@svitvasad.ac.in
Contact No :9687991895


Dr. P V Ramana is presently Dean (R&D), Professor (ME) and Head, Aeronautical Engineering Department. He has 10 years of industrial experience and 24 years of teaching and research experience. He has done Ph D and M. Tech in Mechanical Engineering with Thermal Engineering specialization from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai. Dr. Ramana has published more than 45 research papers in various peer-reviewed International/National Journals and Conferences and filed 3 patents. He has delivered more than 20 expert lectures at various workshops, Training programs & Conferences in Gujarat. He has contributed 3 book chapters in Springer Engineering Notes series. He is a reviewer of several reputed national and international journals & conferences. He is a member of various professional organizations like ISTE, ISHMT, etc. He is actively guiding UG, PG projects, one doctoral candidate has completed Ph. D. under him and 6 scholars are pursuing their doctoral studies at present under him. He has organized 01 National Conference and 04 training programs. He was Principal Investigator of 1 GUJCOST financed research project on metal coatings and also Co-Principal Investigator for 2 DST awarded research projects in the area of Renewable energy. His areas of research and interests are Thermal Engineering, Renewable Energy, Heat transfer, computational Fluid Dynamics, Porous Media, Energy conservation, Energy Management.

Current Activities:

Teaching at UG (Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering) and PG (Mech Engg (CAD/CAM)), guiding UG/PG projects & Professor-in-charge Training & Placement cell, Coordinating SSIP activities at our institute, Member at Board of Studies in Mechanical Engineering at Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya (BVM) Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar. Member of BoS at Mechanical and allied branches at Gujarat Technological University Ahmedabad. Invited as syllabus review committee member at GTU for Aeronautical Engineering. Acting as Doctoral Progress Review committee member for Ph D students at GTU. Currently guiding 6 Ph D scholars.

Specialization Areas:

Thermal Engineering, Renewable Energy, CFD, Porous Media, Energy Conservation

Subject Taught (UG):

Subject Taught (UG):: Basic Mechanical engineering, Heat Transfer, Renewable Energy, Advanced Heat Transfer, Energy Conservation and Management

Subject Taught (PG):

Research Methodology, Energy Economics and Management, Waste to Energy


Qualification Specialization University Passing year Class
Ph D (Mech. Engg.) Heat Transfer & Thermal Power (Thermal Engg) IITMadras Chennai 2011 -
M Tech (Mech Engg) Thermal Stream IITMadras Chennai 2002 Distinction
BE Mechanical Engineering BVM Engg College S P University V V Nagar 1997 First Class

My Experience

  • 01-09-1997 - Till Date
  • Professor
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad


Patents filed :

    • Upadhyay Bhargav H, Dr. Patel Amitkumar J. Dr. P.V.Ramana, PARABOLIC TROUGH TYPE SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTOR FOR DOMESTIC WATER HEATING, Indian Patent,201921023494, Published 21/06/2019.

International Conference :

    • Chetan O Yadav & Dr. P V Ramana,” Performance improvement of the high-frequency regenerator for miniature pulse tube cryocooler, 2nd International Conference on Research and Innovations in Science, Engineering & Technology” (BVM, Gujarat) ,4th – 5th September, 2020.
    • Nidhi Panchal, Uren Mistry, Ujas Modi, Chetan O Yadav & Dr. P V Ramana,” Development of Flexible Solar PV Panel Cleaning System, 2nd International
      Conference on Future Learning Aspects of Mechanical Engineering( FLAME – 2020) ( AMITY, NOIDA, UP), 5th August, 2020.
    • Chetan O Yadav & Dr. P V Ramana,” Experimental Investigation of the solar dryer using Phase Change Material, 1st International Conference on  Renewable Energy and Climate Change
      (REC-2019)” (IITRAM, Ahmedabad, Gujarat) , 1st February,2019.
    • Heman Pandya, Chetan O Yadav & Dr. P V Ramana,” Water desalination system using offset solar parabolic dish: A Review, G H Patel College of Engineering & Technology, Gujarat-India, 2nd – 3rd February, 2018.
    • Arun Yadav, Chetan O Yadav, Dr. P V Ramana, “ Kinematical Synthesis and Numerical Analysis of Rail-based Dual Axis Solar Tracking System, 1st International Conference on “Emerging Trends and Advances in Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy”,(ETAEERE-2016), Sikkim Manipal Institute Technology, Majhitar, Sikkim, India, December 2016.

National Conference :

    • Arun Yadav, Chetan O Yadav, Dr. P V Ramana, “Mechanism Design, Fabrication and Experimental Testing of Automated Solar Tracking System, National Conference on Design, Analysis and Optimization in Mechanical Engineering (DAOME-2016), March, 2016.
    • Arun Yadav, Chetan O Yadav, Dr. P V Ramana, “A Review on Dual Axis Solar Tracking System, National Conference on “Emerging Vistas of Technology (NCEVT'16), Parul Institute of Engineering and Technology. Waghodia Dist: Vadodara, March 2016.
    • Khanti Patel, Chetan O Yadav, Dr. P V Ramana, “Review Paper: Analytical Study of Porous Media for Regenerator in Cryocoolers, National Conference on Recent Research & Development in Core Engineering Disciplines, VIER , Kotambi, Gujarat, 5th -26th May,2015.
    • Arun Sharma, Chetan O Yadav, Dr. P V Ramana,” Review Paper: Numerical Analysis of Flow Induced Vibrations of Tube Banks in Cross Flow Using Porous Media, National Conference on Recent Research & Development in Core Engineering Disciplines, VIER , Kotambi, Gujarat, 5th -26th May,2015.
    • Jagdish Talpade & Dr. P V Ramana, “Study and Design of Solar Power Vapour Absorption Refrigeration System for Cold Storage” Proceedings of the National Conference on Innovative Trends in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (ITMAE-2014), SVIT-Vasad, March 2014.

International Journal :

    • Jagdish Talpade & Dr. P V Ramana “The Theoretical Analysis of H2O-LiBr absorption refrigeration system using Al2O3 nanoparticles” International journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development, Trans Stellar Publication, Vol. 9, Issue 3, Jun 2019, 303-322, April 2019.
    • Jagdish Talpade & Dr. P V Ramana “A review on performance improvement of absorption refrigeration system by modification of basic cycle International Journal of Ambient Energy, Taylor & Francis Publication published online 17th January 2018. 
    • Arun Yadav, Chetan O Yadav, Dr. P V Ramana, “A Study on Mathematical Modeling of Dual Axes Photo voltaic Tracking Mechanism for Maximizing Solar System Output” International Journal of  Emerging Technology & Advanced Engineering, Volume 7 , Issue 9, PP 61-67, September 2017.
    • B.H. Upadhyay, A.J. Patel, P. V. Ramana,” A detailed review on solar parabolic trough collector”, Int. J. Ambient Energy. 0 (2019) 1–21. DOI:10.1080/01430750.2019.1636869.
    • B. H. Upadhyay, A. J. Patel, and P. V Ramana, “Parabolic Trough Collector, a Novel Design for Domestic Water Heating Application,” IJRASET, vol. 5, no. X, pp. 497–503, 2017. DOI: 10.22214/ijraset.2017.10073 
    • B.H. Upadhyay, A.J. Patel, P. V Ramana, “Comparative study of parabolic trough collector for low-temperature water heating,” Energy Sources, Part A Recover. Util. Environ. Eff. 0 (2020) 1–17. doi:10.1080/15567036.2020.1779874

Books/Chapters Publication :

    • Experimental Investigation of the Solar Dryer Using Phase-Change Material, Renewable Energy and Climate Change: Proceedings of REC 2019, pp 185-197. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9578-0.
    • Water Desalination Using Offset Solar Parabolic Dish Concentrator: A Review, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Innovations in Automation and Mechatronics Engineering (ICIAME2018), Pages -8-11. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.81083.
    • Kinematics Synthesis and Numerical Analysis of Rail-based Dual Axis Solar Tracking system, Advances in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy: Proceedings of ETAEERE-2016, Pages- 167-175 Lecture notes in Electrical Engineering 435.https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4286-7_17.

Honorary Services

    • BoS Member GTU, Ahmedabad and BoS Member BVM, V V Nagar (Autonomous Institute).
    • Guiding Ph D scholars of Gujarat Technical University, Ahmedabad

Grant Received

  • Rs. 6.00 Lakhs from GUJJCOST, Gandhinagar

Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Life Member ISTE
    • Life Member ISHMT

Academic Activities

Workshop/Seminar/Symposium Attended :

    • Two day Workshop on “Outcome Based Education, NBA Approach” from 11th to 12th June 2020, Organized by Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil College of Engineering, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.

STTP/Training Attended :

    • One Week Online Faculty Development Programme on “Applications of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) using ANSYS” from 13th to 17th June 2020, at GEC Karad, sponsored by TEQIP-III
    • Three Day Online Faculty Development Programme on “Computational Fluid Dynamics” from 18th to 20th June 2020 organized by Bhartiya Vijnana Mandali, Andhra Pradesh

Expert lectures Delivered :

    • An Expert talk was delivered on “Emerging trends in Refrigeratiopn and Air conditioning” on 28th August, 2019 at GUJCOST sponsored Five Days Short Term Training Program on “Recent Advancements in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning during 26th - 30th August 2019.
    • An Expert talk was delivered on “Hybrid Technologies for Energy Generation” on 20th December, 2013 at Two-day AICTE-ISTE sponsored National Seminar on “Recent Practices in the field of Renewable Energy” on 20th & 21st December, 2013 at DJMIT, Mogar (Gujarat).