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Departments of Renewable Energy Engineering
Name of Professor & Head
:
Dr. R. M. Satasiya
Qualification
:
Ph.D. (JAU, Junagadh)
Specialization
:
Soil & Water Engineering
Contact
 
Office
   0285-2677393
 
 
Mobile
   09427446125
 
 
Fax
   0285-2671018
 
 
EPABX
   0285-2672080-90
 
 
Ext.
   393
 
 
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About the Department :

The Department of Renewable Energy Engineering earlier known as Dept. of Renewable Energy & Rural Engineering started in year 1984. The main aim of the department is to strengthen the Agricultural Engineering Faculty by carrying out teaching in the areas of Renewable Energy Engineering, Civil Engineering and Basic Sciences & Humanities as well as research and extension activities in the areas of Renewable Energy Engineering. 

Mission :
  1. To develop department as a Centre of excellence in the area of Renewable Energy
  2. To impart quality education, generating competent, skilled and human manpower to face the scientific, technological, managerial and social challenges.
  3. To develop technologies through qualitative research in Renewable Energy and Plasticulture Engg. & Technology area for helping the farmers. 
Faculty / Staff :
Name of Faculty / Staff
Designation
Exp. (years)
Discipline
Area of work
Email
Phone (Res/Mob)
Prof. M. J. Gojiya
M.Tech
(CAET, Junagadh)
Asst. Professor
29
Renewable Energy
Solar crop drying, solar energy
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Dr. M. S. Dulawat
Asst. Professor
12
Renewable Energy
Working as Co.-P.I in CRP on EA projects and others
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Prof. S. V. Kelaiya
Asst. Professor
5
Renewable Energy
Microalgae biodiesel
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Prof. N. K. Mistry
M.Sc.
(MSU, Vadodara)
Assoc. Professor(D)
32
Mathematics
Mathematics, Applications of mathematics in energy systems, computer applications
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Prof. H. J. Vyas
M.Sc. (SU, Rajkot)
Assoc. Professor(D)
33
Physics
Physics, Thin films, Solar Photovoltaic
9408037563
0285-2671837
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Prof. S. K. Mandavia
M.A.
(GU, Ahmedabad)
Assoc. Professor(D)
37
English
English
0285-2671757
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Prof. D. S. Thanki
M.Tech.
(MSU, Vadodara)
Asst. Professor
12
 Civil Engg.
Disaster management, Real Estate, Passive cooling
09723131313
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Er. K. G. Vaja
M.Tech
(CAET, Junagadh)
Technical Assistant
9
Renewable Energy
Department Laboratories, Technical Work
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Mr. A. C. Maru
B.Sc.
(SU, Junagadh)
Lab. Technician
22
Chemistry
Chemistry lab
09924325716
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AICRP ON PLASTICULTURE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Name of Faculty / Staff
Designation
Experience (years)
Discipline
Area of work
Email
Phone (Res/Mob)
Dr. R. M. satasiya
M.Tech, Ph.D (GAU/JAU,  Junagadh)
Research Engineer
32
Soil & Water Engineering
Application of plastics in agriculture,Soil Water Conservation Engineering
09427446125
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Dr. S. P. Cholera
M.Tech,  Ph.D. (GAU/JAU, Junagadh)
Post Harvest Engineer
32
Process & Food Engineering
Crop drying
9825445369
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Note: There are 2 SRF, 1 Young Professional and 1 Field Person assist in ICAR Projects.

Facilities :  
The Department has teaching/research Labs with full facilities of instruments and equipments required to teach UG/PG level courses. The department is having LAN and Wi-Fi internet connection. The department has common facilities like A/C lecture hall of 50 seating capacity with LCD multimedia display system, PG lecture cum seminar hall, Departmental Library, A/C Computer Room, clean drinking water facilities, Greenhouse & Net houses complex.
List of Important Instruments/Equipment:

Biomass Gasificatin Lab.

·         Biomass Gasifier Plant
·         Biomass Briquetting Machine
·         Biomass properties measuring instruments
·         Gas Chromatograph
Physics Lab.
·         E/M apparatus
·         LCR circuit
·         Zener characteristic circuit
Biogas Lab.
·         Biogas plants
·         Online Biogas Analyzer
·         Lab-scale Bio-diesel Plant
Chemistry Lab.
·         B.O.D. incubator
·         Dissolved oxygen meter
·         C.O.D. digestion apparatus
Biofuel Lab:
·         Cloud pore point Apparatus
·         Fuel cell kit
·         Microalgae cultivation set-up
Computation Lab./PG lecture room
·         LCD Projector
·         Computers
·         Laser Printer
·         Wi-Fi/LAN Internet connection
Solar Energy Lab.
·         Solar Concentrator trainer
·         Solar Water heater test set-up
·         Solar PV test set-up and PV Emulator
·         Pyrehliometer, Pyranometer, Dataloggers
·         Environmental parameter measuring instruments
·         45 kW Roof top solar power plant
·         Solar Tracking Robot
Civil Engineering Lab.
·         Computerized UTM 100 ton capacity
·         Load testing machine (electronic)
·         Rockwell hardness testing machine
·         Surveying equipments
Wind Energy Lab.
·         Wind turbine trainer
·         Wind Emulator
·         Wind measuring station
·         Small wind turbine
·         Wind pump
Language Lab.
·         TV with VCD
·         CDS/VCDS of different competitive & Foreign language learning
·         Modern language lab.
Experiential learning for Production and Management of RSE Lab.
·         Plate bending machine
·         Shearing machine
·         Precision lathe machine
Plasticulture Engineering & Technology
·         Modified atmosphere packaging machine
·         Shrink Wrapping machine
·         Precooler
·         Firmness tester
·         Greenhouses & Nethouse structures
CRP Lab
·         13.5 kW Agrivoltaic power plant
·         Gas flow meter
 
Academic :
The faculty of the department is mainly engaged in teaching of UG and PG courses under B.Tech. (Ag. Engg.) and M.Tech. (Ag. Engg.) Programme. The department is offering PG programme in two areas (i) Renewable Energy and (ii) Rural Engineering.
COUSES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN PG PROGRAMME: 
CODE
COURSE TITLE
CREDITS
REN 501*
Solar Energy Systems
3 (2+1)
REN 502*
Wind Energy Technology
3 (2+1)
REN 503*
Biomass Energy Engineering
3 (2+1)
REN 504*
Biogas Technology &Machanism
3 (2+1)
REN 505
Direct Energy Conversion System
2 (2+0)
REN 506
Alternate  Fuel Technology & Applications
3 (2+1)
REN 507 /
FMPE504
System Simulation And Computer Aided Problems Solving In Engineering
2 (2+0)
REN 508
Greenhouse Technology & Management
3 (2+1)
REN 509
Integrated Rural Energy Planning & Organization
3 (3+0)
REN 510
Heat Transfer In Solar Energy
2 (2+0)
REN 511
Energy  & Environmental Engineering
3 (3+0)
REN 512 /
FMPE 512
Agro Energy & Audit Management
2 (2+0)
REN 513/
FMPE 513
Design & Analysis Of Renewable Energy Conversion Systems
3 (3+0)
REN 514
Engineering Instrumentation & Control
3 (2+1)
REN 515
Statistical Methods
3 (3+0)
REN 591
Master’s Seminar
1 (1+0)
REN 592
Special Problem
1 (0+1)
REN 595#
Industry / Institute Training
NC
REN 519
Master’s Research
20
 
REN 601*
Advanced Energy Systems For Industrial Applications
3 (2+1)
REN 602*
Computer Aided Analysis And Design Of Renewable Energy Systems
3 (2+1)
REN 603
Energy Lab
3 (0+3)
REN 604
Numerical Analysis
3 (2+1)
REN 605
Agricultural Waste & By-Products Utilization
3 (2+1)
REN 691
Doctoral Seminar-I
1 (1+0)
REN 692
Doctoral Seminar-II
1 (1+0)
REN 693
Special Problem
1 (0+1)
REN 694
Case Study
1 (0+1)
REN 699
Doctoral Research
45

COURSES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN UG PROGRAMME: 

Sr. No.
SEMESTER
CODE
COURSE TITLE
CREDITS
1
I
Maths(E)-1.1.1
Engineering Mathematics- I
3(2+1)
2
Phy (E)-1.1.2
Engineering Physics
3(2+1)
3
Chem (E)-1.1.3
Engineering Chemistry
3(2+1)
4
CE-1.1.5
Surveying and Levelling
3(1+2)
5
II
Maths(E)-1.2.1
Engineering Mathematics- II
3(2+1)
6
CE-1.2.5
Strength of Materials
2(1+1)
7
III
AS(E)-2.3.3
Communication Skills and Personality Development
2(1+1)
 
8
Maths(E)-2.3.4
Engineering Mathematics- III
3(2+1)
9
IV
CE-2.4.1
Building Construction and Cost Estimation
2(2+0)
10
REE-2.4.9
Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Sources
3(2+1)
11
V
REE-3.5.8
Renewable Power Sources
3(2+1)
12
VI
REE-3.6.8
Bio-energy Systems: Design and Application
3(2+1)
13
Electives
VIII
REE-4.8.10
Plastic Application in Agriculture
3(2+1)
REE-4.8.22
Photovoltaic Technology and Systems
3(2+1)
REE-4.8.23
Waste and By-products Utilization
3(2+1)
REE-4.8.26
Energy Conservation and Audit in Agricultural Industry
3(2+1)
14
CAE-4.8.4
Project planning and Report Writing (Student READY)
10(0+10)
COURSES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN POLY-TECHNIC PROGRAMME:
Sr. No.
SEMESTER
CODE
COURSE TITLE
CREDITS
1
I
AP-104
Language and Communication Skill
2(2+0)
2
I
AP-106
Basic Civil Engineering
3(2+1)
3
III
AP-304
Bio-waste Management and Renewable Energy
3(3+0)
4
V
AP-507
Greenhouse Technology
3(2+1)
COURSES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN GREENHOUSE ITI PROGRAMME:
Sr. No.
CODE
COURSE TITLE
CREDITS
1 જીએચ-૧ ગ્રીન હાઉસ ડીઝાઇન અને બાંધકામ તકનીક 3(2+1)

 2

જીએચ-૨ ગ્રીન હાઉસના વાતાવરણનું નિયંત્રણ અને સાધન વિનિયોગ
3(2+1)
UG THESIS PROJECTS:

About 100 project dissertations of final year B.Tech. Students are supervised by the faculty of the department since 1989. During last 3 years titles of UG dissertation in REE field are listed below. 

  1. Studies on water harvesting from solar power plant
  2. Experimental investigation on open core gasification of cotton stalk with maximum biochar production
  3. Experimental investigation on open core gasification of cotton stalk with different grate design for maximum biochar production
  4. Study on solar drying of sapota
  5. Study the variation of environmental parameter in polyhouse
  6. Study of climatic parameters in protected structure
  7. Study on characterization of biodiesel produced from used cooking oil
  8. Performance analysis of 45kW rooftop grid connected solar power plant
  9. To study the variation of environmental parameter in poly-cum-shadenet house.
  10. Environmental parameters study in poly-cum-shade net house under crop and no crop condition
  11. Effect of plastic mulch on growth of chilly
  12. Filtration of sewage water through activated carbon media and its effect on TSS
PG THESIS PROJECTS:
The following M.Tech projects being carried out under the guidance of senior faculty of the department
Sr. No.
Title
Year
Author
Major Guide
1
Development of process for kesar mango powder
1999
S. D. Savaliya
Dr. P. M. Chauhan
2
Studies on biomass gasification 
2002
D. K. Vyas
Dr. P. N. Sarsavadia
3
Greenhouse Environmental Energy Management for flower cultivation
2005
M. S. Patel
Dr. P. M. Chauhan
4
Development and Performance Evaluation of Forced Convection Solar Assisted Dryer
2005
M. J. Gojiya
Dr. P. N. Sarsavadia
5
A Study on Energy Evaluation of Forced Convection Solar Assisted Drying of Garlic Cloves
2005
M. N. Bhavsar
Dr. P. N. Sarsavadia
6
Design and Development of Greenhouse Type Solar Fish Dryer
2009
S. N. Mane
Dr. P. M. Chauhan
7
Studies on micro climate and plant growth performance of capsicum under different types of shade net.
2011
P. D. Akabari
Dr. P. M. Chauhan
8
Studies on offseason raising seedling of papaya in protected environment
2012
V. P. Joshi
Dr. P. M. Chauhan
9
Development of ridge –vent  type naturally ventilated net- cum-polyhouse and its performance for capsicum production
2012
K. R. Trivedi
Dr. P. N. Sarsavadia
10
Performance monitoring and evaluation of field scale biomethanation system for fruit and vegetable waste
2012
N. G. Boricha
Dr. P. N. Sarsavadia
11
Techno-Economic feasibility of greenhouse cultivation in Sabarkantha district
2012
A. D. Chandke
Dr. P. M. Chauhan
12
Development of open core throatless downdraft biomass gasifier
2013
U. D. Dobariya
Dr. P. N. Sarsavadia
13
Design, Development and Performance evaluation of domestic cook stove suitable for different solid biomass fuel
2014
Rupanar Anil Kisan
Dr. P. M. Chauhan
14
Process Development for production of biodiesel from microalgae
2014
S. V. Kelaiya
Dr. P. M. Chauhan
15
Study on energy requirement for dehydration of chickpea
2015
K. G. Vaja
Dr. P. N. Sarsavadia
16
Performance on cultivation of Okra in Net cum poly house under mulch and no mulch condition
2016
J. D. Varu
Dr. P. N. Sarsavadia
17
Techno-economics performance of agrivoltaic system for Tomato cultivation
2018
U. R. Patel
Dr. P. M. Chauhan
18
Development of batch type biomass pyroliser for agricultural residue
2018
J. M. Makavana
Dr. P. N. Sarsavadiya
19
Open core down draft gasification of shredded cotton stalk and its biocharaoolication for soil amendment
2019
K. K. Sakariya
Dr. P. N. Sarsavadiya
20
Techno-economic performance of the agrivoltaic net house system for cultivation of capsicum
2020
G. A. Gadhiya
Dr. P. M. Chauhan
21
Techno-economics performance study of solar water pumps installed in Junagadh district
2021
Dhanawade Abhinay Dattatray
Dr. P. M. Chauhan
22
Techno-economic performance of agrivoltaic system for cultivation of cucumber
2021
D. M. Bhuva
Dr. P. M. Chauhan
23
Development and performance evaluation of solar powered farm rickshaw
2021
Lanjekar Pranay R.
Dr. M. S. Dulawat

The following Ph.D. projects being carried out under the guidance of senior faculty of the department

Sr. No.
Title
Year
Author
Major Guide
1
Development of filed scale micro algae cultivation system for biofuel production
2019
V. P. Joshi
Dr. P. M. Chauhan
2
Energy audit for Cotton, Groundnut & Wheat farming in Saurashtra region of Gujarat
On-going
J. D. Varu
Dr. P. M. Chauhan

(A)  Experiential Learning Centre:

ICAR sponsored Educational Training on PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT OF ALTERNATIVE/RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY with total budget outlay Rs. 50.00 lakh started in year 2006-07. The students are trained for manufacturing of Solar Cooker and Solar Collectors.
(B)  Sponsored Projects:
Completed projects/schemes:
Sr. No.
Name of the project/scheme
Date of start
Date of termination
Sponsoring Agency
1
ICAR Adhoc Research Project: Soil Solarization for Nursery Raising
2000
2003
ICAR, Adhoc Scheme
2
Establishment of Energy Park
1996
1999
MNRE, GoI
Ongoing projects/schemes:
Sr. No.
Name of the Project / Scheme
Starting Year
1
AICRP on Plasticulture Engineering & Technology (ICAR) (B.H. 2258-B)
2004
2
State Govt. Plan Scheme on Strengthening of Department of Renewable Energy Engg. (B.H. 12121)
2013-14
3
Consortia Research Platforms (CRPs) on Energy from Agriculture (B.H. 2260)
2015-16
Recommendation for farmers: (last five year)

1.      Evolvement of mulching technology for bunch type groundnut crop (2016-17)

2.      Effect of protected environment on off-season seedling raising of papaya (2016-17)

3.      Effect of coloured plastic mulches on cultivation of tomato crop (2017-18)

4.      Development and performance evaluation of a low cost plastic mulch laying machine (2017-18)

5.      Optimum water management for off-season okra cultivation under protected environment (2018-19)

6.      Effect of packaging on storage behaviour of chickpea grain (2020-21)

7.      Studies on bio-char production and gaseous fuel for thermal purpose through open-core gasification of biomass (2020-21)

8.      Studies on Crop Cultivation under Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant Panels (2020-21)
AWARDS:
Sr. No.
Name of Award/ Appreciation
Name of Awardee
Sponsoring Institute
Significance of technology
 
2016
1
NRDC Societal Innovation Award of the Year 2014
Dr. D.K.Antala, Dr. R. M. Satasiya, Sh. J. V. Bhuva, Dr. R. A. Gupta and Dr. P. M. Chauhan
NRDC (DST), New Delhi.
Design & Development of foldable container for minimum transportation losses of fruits and vegetables
2
Received best paper award in International conference of Climate Change and its Implication on Crop Production and Food Security (ICCICPF)
Dr. P. M. Chauhan
BHU, Varansi
 
2017
1
UttamLekh Award
Dr. D. K. Antala, Dr. R. M. Satasiya and Dr. P. M. Chauhan
AAU, Anand
Application of Plastics in Modern Agriculture
2018-19
1
UttamLekh Award received for popular article
Dr. D. K. Antala
Dr. R. M. Satasiya
Dr. P. M. chauhan
Anand Agricultural University, Anand
‘Use of plastics for modern agriculture’ in Krushigovidya magazine
2
Best innovator awad:
Dr. D. K. Antala
AICRP on PET, CIPHET, Ludhiana
 
2019-20
3
UttamLekh Award received for popular article
Er. M. A. Sojitra
Dr. D. K. Antala
Dr. R. M. Satasiya
Anand Agricultural University, Anand
‘Fal ane shakbhaji na pako ma utpadan ma plastic avaran’ in Krushigovidya magazine
PATENT
Category
Title
Year
Additional information
Application  No. 3835/MUM/2013
Dated: 06-12-2013
A Foldable Container for Storage and Transportation of Agricultural Produce
2014
Publication Date:07-03-2014
EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:
  1. Participation in Krushi Mahotsav and Krushi Mela Mega Event
  2. Participation in Machinery Technology  day & Mela
  3. Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav
  4. Radio Talk and TV Talk
  5. Success Stories: Developed 3 stories
  6. Farmers Training
  7. Published Leaflets/ Pamphlets for farmers
  8. Technical guidance on Net house - Greenhouse construction to farmers
ACHIEVEMENTS:
Award: 6
Patent: 1
Research recommendation: 25
Research Paper Published in Journal (International/National): 44
Research Paper Published in Proceedings (conventions/symposiums): 11
Poster Presentation: 7
Books: 6
Book chapter: 1
Booklets: 10
Articles (in vernacular language): 37
Success Stories: 3
Radio talk: 2
Member of Scientific Body/ Committee: 7
Practicle manual: 5
Ex-Officio Activities

Dr. M. S. Dulawat: Assistant Rector, Vishwakarma Boy’s Hostel

Prof. H. J. Vyas: College Academic Convener

Prof. S. K. Mandaviya: College Magazine, Debate, Essay, Elocution Convener

Prof. N. K. Mistry: Students Councelling Convener

Prof. D. S. Thanki: General Service Cell Convener