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Dr.M.K. Pradhan


Assistant Professor




Department of Mechanical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, (An Institute of National Importance) Bhopal 462051 India, Res: Qtr. No-VI/29, MANIT, Campus, Bhopal

Office : 1632 , 8889152316 (Mob),

Date of Birth

15th March 1973

Educational Qualification

Ph.D. (Manufacturing), P.G. (Production Engineering), UG. (Mechanical Engineering)


Teaching 17 yrs., Research-3 Yrs.


Production Engineering, Industrial Design

Research Area

Advanced Manufacturing and Material,

  • Machining Process Optimization (Hybrid optimization of machining process )
  • Modeling of Machining Process (Statistical Modelling, Neural Networks, Optimization & Simulation)
  • MCDM
  • Machining of Difficult to Machine Materials and Composite
  • Condition monitoring


  • International Journals -    63   (SCI: 05 as a solo & first Author; Scopus indexed : 43)
  • National Conference-        08
  • International Conference.  59
  • Book Chapters                  14
  • Book as Editor                  02
  • Conference Proceedings as Editor 03
  • Journal editorial                         04
  • Editor-in-Chief, International Journal     01
  • Editorial Board Member of  Reputed International Journal 07
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue  05
  • Key Note Lectures/Session Chairs: 09 (International and National Conferences)
  • Total Published Paper ___144____

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Conferences/Course organized

  1. Organized Short-Term Training Programme on Research-Oriented Training on CNC Machines 14th -18th December 2017 as Coordinator
  2. Organized 6 days FDP   on “Advances in Product Design and Manufacturing [APDM]”. Supported by:  Electronics and ICT Academy, IIITDMJ, an initiative of Department of Electronics & IT, Ministry of Communications and IT, Govt. of India, during January 3-8, 2017 as Coordinator.
  3. Organized National Workshop On "Smart Cities-Their influence on Rural Development" on 13th Oct.  2016, as Coordinator
  4. International Conference on Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineering: Advancements and Current Trends, November, 27- 29, 2014, As Coordinator
  5. Organized Short Term Training Programme On Recent Advancements in Product Innovations and Design (RAPID-2014) during 17-21 February 2014, as Coordinator
  6. Organized International Conference on "Mechanical Engineering: Emerging Trends for Sustainability" during January 29-31, 2014 as jt. Organizing Secretary
  7. Organized National Symposium on “Recent Developments in Industrial Maintenance Management” On 22nd April 2006. at Synergy Institute of Engineering and Technology, as Convener. On 22nd April 2006.

Member of professional bodies

  • Chartered Engineer IE(I)
  •  Institution of Engineers (India)                Member
  • Indian Society of Technical Education  Life Member of  
  • Life Fellow, Indian Institution of Production Engineers (IIPE)
  • IACSIT, Member
  • IAENG, International Association of Engineers, member

Number of P.G. Projects /Ph.D. guided

  • Ph.D.  Guided:         02
  • Ph.D.  Ongoing         02

(in the area of Modelling and optimization of manufacturing processes, condition monitoring)

  • 36 MTech Thesis Supervised (in the area like manufacturing, design analysis, and development and characterization of advanced material)

Project/ Consultancy undertaken

  • Project          02, (Completed + 01 ongoing)

Integrated Modelling and Analysis of Machining of Composite Materials on Advanced Machining Machines, MHRD, MANIT (Grant in Aid), July 2011 to July 2013. (Completed).

  • Consultancy     01

Achievements/ Awards

  • A member of the Research Council of KIST, Bhubaneswar, Odisha recognized as Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIROs) by DSIR under the ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
  • Awarded scholarship by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Govt. of India for doctoral studies at NIT Rourkela (2007 - 2010)
  • Awarded scholarship by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Govt. of India for Master studies at REC Rourkela (1997 - 1999)

Administrative work done

  1. Warden Hostel 10C (2018 onwards}
  2. In-charge, Metrology Lab, MANIT Bhopal (2019 onward)
  3. Co-Coordinator Start-up at Rolta Incubation Centre (MRIC) (2016 onward)
  4. Coordinator, MANIT-TIDE, Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs society (2014- 2016)
  5. In-charge, Production Engineering Lab, MANIT Bhopal (2010 onward)
  6. Co-In-charge, Adv. CAM Lab, MANIT Bhopal (2016 onward)
  7. Co-Coordinator, Accreditation committee Mechanical Engineering have been granted five-year Accreditation from the NBA.
  8. Member, MANIT-TIDE.
  9. Departmental Coordinator, MANIT, Industry Institute Interaction Cell. (IIIC-MANIT)
  10. Departmental Coordinator, MANIT, Annual Report.
  11. Departmental Coordinator, MANIT, MANIT News Wagon.
  12. Departmental Coordinator (Mechanical Engineering), Training and placement committee (2010-2014)
  13. Departmental Coordinator (Production & Industrial Engineering), Training and placement committee (2010-2013)
  14. Member course Curriculum development and review committee for B-Tech, PIE, Production subjects in B. Tech Mechanical Engineering & M. Tech Industrial Design.
  15. Coordinator, Tour, and Training, 2010-2013

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