Governance of Pillai College of Engineering (Autonomous)

The college will have the following committees to ensure proper management of academic, financial and general administrative affairs:

The following are statutory bodies in the Autonomous College:

  • Governing Body
  • Academic Council
  • Board of Studies
  • Finance Committee

Governing Body

As per the guidelines issued from University Grants Commission, New Delhi, for the formation of Governing Body for Autonomous Colleges the UGC New Delhi, University of Mumbai and Higher and Technical Education Department, State Government of Maharashtra have appointed their nominees in the Governing Body of our college and we have constituted the Governing Body as follows:

Dr. K.M. Vasudevan Pillai Chairman & CEO, MES Chairman
Dr. Daphne PillaiSecretary, MES & Chairperson Management BoardMember
Dr. Priam V. Pillai Chief Operating Officer, MES & Member Management BoardMember
Mr. Franav V. PillaiManagement Representative & Member Management BoardMember
Prof. Munawira Kotyad PillaiManagement Representative & Member Management BoardMember
Prof. (Dr.) Rabindra Kumar SahuUGC Nominee
Professor, Dept. of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla, Odisha
Mr. Pramod A. NaikState Government Nominee,
Joint Director of Technical Education, RO, Bandra, Mumbai
Prof. Sunil BhirudUniversity Nominee,
Director, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Matunga (E), Mumbai
Dr. Bernard M.Educationist, Professor,
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Dr. Sharvari S GovilkarTeacher, Pillai College of Engg., HOD, Computer Engineering
Coordinator IQAC
Mr. Pragnesh ShahTeacher, Pillai College of Engg.,
Associate Professor, EXTC
Dr. Sandeep M. JoshiPrincipal, Pillai College of Engg.Member Secretary

Functions of the Governing Body
Subject to the existing provision in the bye-laws of respective college and rules laid down by the state government / parent university, the Governing Body shall:

  • Guide the college while fulfilling the objectives for which the college has been granted autonomous status.
  • Institute scholarships, fellowships, studentships, medals, prizes and certificates on the recommendations of the Academic Council.
  • Approve new programmes of study leading to degrees and/or diplomas.
  • All recruitments of Teaching Faculty / Principal shall be made by the Governing Body / state government as applicable in accordance with the policies laid down by the UGC and State Government from time to time.
  • To approve annual budget of the college before submitting the same at the UGC.
  • Perform such other functions and institute committees, as may be necessary and deemed fit for the proper development of the college.

Academic Council

As per the guidelines issued from UGC, New Delhi, for the formation of Academic Council for Autonomous Colleges the University of Mumbai vide their letter no. Aff./ICD/21-22/1636 dated 23rd December, 2021 has appointed Dr. Sudhir D Sawarkar, Principal, Datta Meghe COE, Airoli, Dr. G.T. Thampi, Principal, Thadomal Shahani Engg College, Bandra and Dr. Hari Vasudevan, Principal, D J Sanghvi COE, Vile Parle as Nominees in the Academic Council of our college.

We have constituted the Academic Council consisting of the following members:

Dr. Sandeep JoshiPrincipalChairman
Dr. Sudhir D. SawarkarMumbai University Nominee
Principal, Datta Meghe COE, Airoli
Dr. G. T. ThampiMumbai University Nominee
Principal, Thadomal Shahani Engg. College, Bandra
Dr. Hari VasudevanMumbai University Nominee
Principal, D J Sanghvi COE, Vile Parle
Mr. Hitesh ModiDirector, Jaydee Electronics Pvt. Ltd.Member
Mr. Satish ShettyPresident Taloja Industrial AssociationMember
Mr. Maruti PawarMD, Amptronics Techno P Ltd.Member
Mr. Ravi Chandran RajChairman and Managing Director, Arrows Mining Technologies Pvt. Ltd.Member
Dr. Arun S. PillaiHOD, Applied Science, Mathematics and HumanitiesMember
Dr. Divya PadmanabhanHOD, Automobile EngineeringMember
Dr. Sharvari S. GovilkarHOD, Computer EngineeringMember
Dr. Monika BhagawatHOD, Electronics and Computer ScienceMember
Dr. Avinash R. VaidyaHOD, Electronics and Telecommunication EngineeringMember
Dr. Satishkumar L. VarmaHOD, Information TechnologyMember
Dr. Dhanraj P. TambuskarHOD, Mechanical EngineeringMember
Dr. Priam V. PillaiTeacher of the CollegeMember
Dr. Prashant LokhandeTeacher of the CollegeMember
Dr. Prashant NitnawareTeacher of the CollegeMember
Dr. R. H. KhadeTeacher of the CollegeMember
Prof. Pragnesh ShahFaculty Nominated by PrincipalMember Secretary

Functions of the Academic Council:
The Academic Council shall have powers to:

(a) Scrutinize and approve the proposals with or without modification of the Boards of Studies with regard to courses of study, academic regulations, curricula, syllabi and modifications thereof, instructional and evaluation arrangements, methods, procedures relevant thereto etc., provided that where the Academic Council differs on any proposal, it shall have the right to return the matter for reconsideration to the Board of Studies concerned or reject it, after giving reasons to do so.

(b) Make regulations regarding the admission of students to different programmes of study in the college keeping in view the policy of the Government.

(c) Make regulations for sports, extra-curricular activities, and proper maintenance and functioning of the playgrounds and hostels.

(d) Recommend to the Governing Body proposals for institution of new programmes of study.

(e) Recommend to the Governing Body institution of scholarships, studentships, fellowships, prizes and medals, and to frame regulations for the award of the same.

(f) Advise the Governing Body on suggestions(s) pertaining to academic affairs made by it.

(g) Perform such other functions as may be assigned by the Governing Body.

Board of Studies

We have constituted Board of Studies for all Departments as per the UGC composition:

  1. Head of the Department concerned (Chairman).
  2. The entire faculty of each specialization.
  3. Two subject experts from outside the Parent University to be nominated by the Academic Council.
  4. One expert to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from a panel of six recommended by the college principal.
  5. One representative from industry/corporate sector/allied area relating to placement.
  6. One postgraduate meritorious alumnus to be nominated by the principal. The Chairman, Board of Studies, may with the approval of the principal of the college, co-opt:
    (a) Experts from outside the college whenever special courses of studies are to be formulated.
    (b) Other members of staff of the same faculty.

Functions of Board of Studies:
The Board of Studies of a Department in the college shall:

(a) Prepare syllabi for various courses keeping in view the objectives of the college, interest of the stakeholders and national requirement for consideration and approval of the Academic Council;

(b) Suggest methodologies for innovative teaching and evaluation techniques;

(c) Suggest panel of names to the Academic Council for appointment of examiners; and(d) Coordinate research, teaching, extension and other academic activities in the department/college.

Board of Studies for Automobile Engineering Department

Dr. Divya PadmanabhanCoordinator (Chairperson)
Prof. Amey MaratheTeacher
Prof. Ameya NijasureTeacher
Dr. Basavraj TalikottiTeacher
Dr. S. R. KumbharAcademic Council Nominee
Professor, RIT, Islampur, Sangli,
Shivaji Univerisity, Kolhapur
Mr. Sanjay NibhandeAcademic Council Nominee
Chairman, SAE-Western Section / Automotive Research Association of India, Pune
Dr. Prasanna NambiarVice Chancellor Nominee, Principal
Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla
Mr. Narayan KulkarniPlacement Representative, Consultant / Ex Deputy General Manager, TOYO, Mumbai
Mr. Tejas KamathAlumnus Nominee
Tata Elxsi
Dr. K. C. VoraIndustry Expert Ex-ARAI, College of Engg, Pune
Dr. Vivek YakkundiSubject Expert
Professor, Saraswati COE, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai
Dr. Rajshekar SadargiSubject Expert, Professor, Shivajirao S. Jondhale COE & Technology, Asangaon
Prof. Vaishali S. KumbharOther Member of Staff of Same Faculty

Board of Studies for Computer Engineering Department

Dr. Sharvari S. GovilkarCoordinator (Chairman)
Dr. Prashant P. NitnawareTeacher
Prof. Varunakshi BhojaneTeacher
Prof. Payel ThakurTeacher
Dr. Neeta DeshpandeAcademic Council Nominee (Proposed)
R H Sapat COE,
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Dr. Jyoti MalhotraAcademic Council Nominee (Proposed)
MIT School of Engineering
MITADT University, Pune
Dr. Kavita SonawaneVice Chancellor’s Nominee
Professor, St. Francis Institute of Technology, Borivali West, Mumbai
Miss. Pranita Mahajan(PG alumni) Alumnus Nominee
Assistant Professor, SIESGST, Nerul, Mumbai
Mr. Samir MahindreIndustry Expert
Director, Jetatech Infoservices Pvt. Ltd.
Prof. Madhura VyavahareOther Member of Staff of Same Faculty

Board of Studies for Electronics and Computer Science Department

Dr. Monika BhagwatCoordinator (Chairperson)
Dr. Rajendrakumar H. KhadeTeacher
Prof. Ajit SarafTeacher
Prof. K. S. CharumathiTeacher
Dr. Bhavana AmbudkarAcademic Council Nominee (Proposed)
Professor, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Technology, Pimpri, Pune, Savitribai Phule Pune University
Dr. Seema ShahAcademic Council Nominee (Proposed)
HOD, Department of Computer Engineering, Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engg., NMIIMS, Mumbai
Dr. S.J. BhosaleVice Chancellor Nominee, HOD, Department of Electronics Engineering, VJTI, Mumbai
Mr. Sambhaji N. KadamIndustry Representative relating to placement
Founder Member & Director,
1. Sai Vision Innovative Technology Pvt Ltd,
2. OB Energy Research Enterprises
Mr. Rajat TyagiAlumnus Nominee
Senior Consultant, Deloitte
Mr. Prashant KatholeIndustry Expert,
Director, Ecstatic Software Technologies Pvt Ltd., Pune
Prof. Ravi BiradarOther Member of Staff of Same Faculty

Board of Studies for Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Department

Dr. Avinash R. VaidyaCoordinator (Chairman)
Prof. Jayashree BhosaleTeacher
Prof. Ruchira PatoleTeacher
Prof. Ameet MehtaTeacher
Dr. Tusharika BanerjeeTeacher
Prof. Suchitra PatilTeacher
Dr. Saurabh NagarAcademic Council Nominee (Proposed)
Assistant Professor, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, TN
Mr. Ketan KolgeAcademic Council Nominee (Proposed)
M. D., RFID Tags and Services, Thane
Dr. S. J. BhosaleVice Chancellor Nominee
HoD, Electrical Engineering, VJTI, Mumbai
Mr. Neil Ravindra SavantPlacement Representative
CEO, NUOS Home Automation, Mumbai
Mr. Somesh RansubheAlumnus Nominee
Senior Software Engineer, Wipro Mumbai
Mr. Swapnil GaulIndustry Expert
Founder, NUMEREGION (TaraNG), Pune
Prof. Harsha SharmaOther member of Staff of same faculty

Board of Studies for Information Technology Department

Dr. Satishkumar L. VarmaCoordinator (Chairman)
Dr. Sushopti GawadeTeacher
Dr. Madhu N.Teacher
Prof. Gayatri HegdeTeacher
Dr. Sanjay ShitoleAcademic Council Nominee (Proposed)
Head IT, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai
Dr. Sunil B. ManeAcademic Council Nominee (Proposed)
Asso. Professor CS, College of Engg, Pune
Dr. Kavita SonawaneVice Chancellor Nominee,
Head CS, St. Francis Institute of Technology, Borivali
Mr. Shubham Satyam VermaUG Alumnus Nominee
Deputy Manager, Reliance Jio, Mumbai
Mr. Ankit SharmaPostgraduate Alumnus Nominee
Corporative Risk Senior Analyst,
BNP Paribas Brasil
Mr. Manoj SarodeIndustry Expert
Senior Consultant, TCS, Mumbai
Prof. Sheetal GawandeOther Member of Staff of Same Faculty

Board of Studies for Mechanical Engineering Department

Dr. Dhanraj P TambuskarCoordinator (Chairman)
Dr. Priam PillaiTeacher
Dr. Rashed AliTeacher
Dr. Gajanan N. ThokalTeacher
Dr. Richa AgrawalTeacher
Dr. B RajivAcademic Council Nominee, Associate Professor,
Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Management College of Engineering, Pune
Mr. Debdatta AcharyaAcademic Council Nominee
Director, Icertis, Pune
Dr. Prasanna NambiarVice Chancellor Nominee, Principal
Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla Mumbai
Mr. Nandkishore NemadeIndustry Expert, Founder and Managing Partner
Nikhil Comforts, Mulund, Mumbai
Mr. Anand KhandekarAlumnus Nominee Director, Validus Analytics LLP
Prof. M. Durga RaoOther Member of Staff of Same Faculty

Finance Committee

As per the guidelines issued from UGC, New Delhi, for the formation of Finance Committee for Autonomous Colleges the University of Mumbai has appointed Prof. (CA) Pradeep Kamthekar, Finance and Accounts officer, University of Mumbai as Nominee in the Finance Committee of our college.

Dr. Sandeep M. Joshi
Principal, PCE, New Panvel
Dr. (CA) Pradeep Kamthekar
Finance and Accounts officer, University of Mumbai
Prof. Pragnesh N. Shah
Associate Professor, PCE, Nominated by the Governing Body
Mr. Murli Nair
Dy. Chief Financial Officer, Mahatma Education Society
Mr. Alexander George
Accounts Officer, Pillai College of Engineering
Prof. Swapnil Gourkar
Teacher, PCE, Nominated by the Principal

Functions of the Finance Committee:
The Finance Committee shall act as an advisory body to the Governing Body, to consider:

(a) Budget estimates relating to the grant received / receivable from UGC, and income from fees, etc. collected for the activities to undertake the scheme of autonomy; and

(b) Audited accounts for the above.