Mechanical Engineering

Head of Department

Dr. Kishore Debnath
Ph.D (IIT Roorkee)




Dr. Bikash Kumar Sarkar Assistant Professor

B. E, Jadavpur University, ME, Jadavpur University, Ph.D, Jadavpur University

Research Interest

Hydraulic System Design and Control, Hydro Power, Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Robotics, CFD

Education Qualification

B. E, Jadavpur University, ME, Jadavpur University, Ph.D, Jadavpur University

Student Guidance:

Ph D

Sl. No.

Title of the Thesis

Name of the scholar

Date of award/Submission/Viva voce


Electrohydraulic inlet guide vane Francis turbine system controller design and analysis to improve performance

 J. Vinod

Submission: 30-03-2023


Performance analysis of electrohydraulic horizontal axis wind turbine pitch control system

 Paladugu Venkaiah

Viva voce: 08-04-2023


Electro-hydrostatic transmission system control for maximum power tacking of horizontal axis wind turbine with pump fault

 Neeraj Kumar

Viva voce: 20-02-2023


 Studies of the thermohydraulic performance of solar air heater with novel vortex generators

 Parag Jyoti Bezbaruah

Viva voce: 07-12-2021


M. Tech

Name of the Scholar

Title of Thesis

Year of Award

Mr. Rahul Kumar

CFD analysis of the awash plate axial piston pump

2018 to 2020 batch

Mr. Pravin Kumar

Adaptive control of the hydraulically and electrically coupled Francis turbine system

2018 to 2020 batch

Mr. Ankush Bhandarkar

Room temperature control through solar air heater

2018 to 2020 batch

Mr. J. Singh


Performance Analysis of Cross Flow Hydro-Turbine with Blade Modification using CFD


Mr. L. Kushwaha

Performance Analysis of H-Rotor Vertical Axis Wind Turbine


Mr. A.


Performance Analysis of the solar air Heater with

Hemispherical Turbulators


Mr. E. K.


Design and Analysis of the Wind turbine power

transmission system


Mr. R. K.


Shape Optimization of the Micro hydro Turbine Using



Mr. K. Das

Wind Turbine Pitching System Design and Control

The context of North East India


Mr. P.


Position control of the hydraulically actuated Francis

Turbine Inlet Guide Vane



B. Tech Project

Name of the Scholar

Title of Thesis

Year of Award

Chetyanand Nigotia (B17ME016)

Rajendra Meena (B17ME019)

Saurabh Singh (B17ME025)

Prithul Datta (B17ME030)

Transient Analysis of Solar Collection Systems with TRNSYS


Sukrit Maity (Roll No. B16ME011)

Gunsa Irma Ch. Marak (Roll No. B16ME015)

Pyntngen Pohthmi (Roll No. B16ME004)

Development of laboratory scale hydraulically actuated robotic arm for control application


Shemphang Marwein (Roll No. B15ME013)

 Francis Kurbah (Roll No. B15ME012)

Teiborlin Marngar (Roll No. B15ME008)

Development of Robotic Gripper 

for Agricultural Applications



Md. Anwar Mujtaba  (B14ME010)

Ramkrishan Jangir (B14ME030)

Sutanu Biswas (B14ME035)

Simulation and control of robotics arm


Bhupendra (B13ME023)

Mangesh Sharma (B13ME030)

Kevin NonGhri (B13ME007)

Design and Fabrication of Microcontroller based robotic arm



Summer Project:

Sl. No.

Name of the Student and Institute

Topic Name



Ankur Kumar

NIT Surat

Component Level Performance Analysis of Hydraulic Steering Using Simhydraulics And Simmechanics

9th June 2014 to 7th July 2014


Spandan chakrabarty Siddaganga Institute of Technology, tumkur

Shape optimization of elbow draft tube to improve efficiency using cfd tool

10th June 2015 to 8th July 2015



1.      HoD, Mechanical Engineering Department, September, 2017 to June 2019.

2.      PIC, Center for robotics and Mechatronics, October 2018 to till date.

3.      Chairman, Library committee, March 2017 to June 2019.

4.      DRC, member, Department of Mechanical engineering.

5.      DRC, Allied Member, Department of Mathematics

6.      Member to monitor and approve the evaluation & grading, ME Deptt. Jan to May 2016

7.      Grade Screening Committee, EE Department, Jan to May 2016

8.      External Member of DRC, (Electrical Engineering Department), 2016

9.      Departmental Advisory Committee (DAC) External Member (Chemistry Department), 2016.

10.  Faculty-in- charge Strength of Material lab, NIT Meghalaya, 2014.

11.  Faculty-in- charge Mechanical Workshop, NIT Meghalaya, 2014.

12.  Member, Library Committee, NIT Meghalaya 2015.

13.  Member, Student Appeal Committee, ME Department, NIT Meghalaya 2015.

14.  Coordinator, Result Maintenance Committee, 2014-2015.

15.  Member, Departmental Advisory Committee (DAC), ME Department, NIT Meghalaya, 2014.

16.  Member, Academic Probation Committee, ME Department, NIT Meghalaya, 2014.

17.  Member, Students Counseling Cell, NIT Meghalaya, 2014.

18.  Chairman, Student Branch Change Committee, NIT Meghalaya, 2014-2015.

19.  Member, Departmental Research Committee, NIT Meghalaya




1.       P. Venkaiah, B. K. Sarkar, and A. Chaterjee, “Pitch control of electrohydraulic semi-rotary-actuated wind turbine with actuator and valve fault using generalized power-based exponential rate reaching law sliding mode controller,” Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng. Part J. Syst. Control Eng., p. 095965182311546, Feb. 2023, doi: 10.1177/09596518231154632.

2.       N. Kumar, P. Venkaiah, B. K. Sarkar, and S. Maity, “Wind turbine electrohydraulic transmission system control for maximum power tracking with pump fault,” Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng. Part J. Syst. Control Eng., p. 095965182311556, Feb. 2023, doi: 10.1177/09596518231155691.

3.       P. Venkaiah, B. K. Sarkar, and A. Chatterjee, “Harris hawks optimization tuned exponential reaching law based integral SMC for pitch control of linear hydraulic actuated wind turbines,” Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng. Part C J. Mech. Eng. Sci., p. 09544062231193825, Sep. 2023, doi: 10.1177/09544062231193825.


4.       J. Vinod, B. K. Sarkar, and D. Sanyal, “Flow control in a small Francis turbine by system identification and fuzzy adaptation of PID and deadband controllers,” Renew. Energy, vol. 201, pp. 87–99, Dec. 2022, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2022.11.039.

5.       P. Venkaiah and B. K. Sarkar, “Electrohydraulic proportional valve-controlled vane type semi-rotary actuated wind turbine control by feedforward fractional-order feedback controller,” Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng. Part J. Syst. Control Eng., vol. 236, no. 2, pp. 318–337, Feb. 2022, doi: 10.1177/09596518211028417.


6.       N. Kumar, R. Kumar, B. K. Sarkar, and S. Maity, “Performance Analysis of the Swashplate Axial Piston Pump with Hydraulic Fluid Temperatures,” vol. 80, p. 6, 2021.

7.       P. J. Bezbaruah, R. S. Das, and B. K. Sarkar, “Experimental and numerical analysis of solar air heater accoutered with modified conical vortex generators in a staggered fashion,” Renew. Energy, vol. 180, pp. 109–131, Dec. 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2021.08.046.

8.       P. J. Bezbaruah, R. S. Das, and B. K. Sarkar, “Experimentally validated 3D simulation and performance optimization of a solar air duct with modified conical vortex generators,” Sol. Energy, vol. 224, pp. 1040–1062, Aug. 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.solener.2021.06.052.

9.       L. Kushwaha, P. Venkaiah, and B. K. Sarkar, “PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINE WITH OPTIMISED PITCH ANGLE VARIATION,” vol. 28, no. 2, p. 8, 2021.

10.   N. Kumar, R. Kumar, B. K. Sarkar, and S. Maity, “Condition monitoring of hydraulic transmission system with variable displacement axial piston pump and fixed displacement motor,” Mater. Today Proc., vol. 46, pp. 9758–9765, 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.09.327.

11.   V. J and B. K. Sarkar, “Francis turbine electrohydraulic inlet guide vane control by artificial neural network 2 degree-of-freedom PID controller with actuator fault,” Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng. Part J. Syst. Control Eng., vol. 235, no. 8, pp. 1494–1509, Sep. 2021, doi: 10.1177/0959651820973797.

  1. M. K. Mondal, N. Biswas, A. Datta, B. K. Sarkar, and N. K. Manna, “Positional impacts of partial wall translations on hybrid nanofluid flow in porous media: Real Coded Genetic Algorithm (RCGA),” Int. J. Mech. Sci., p. 107030, Dec. 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2021.107030.


13.   P. J. Bezbaruah, R. S. Das, and B. K. Sarkar, “Overall performance analysis and GRA optimization of solar air heater with truncated half conical vortex generators,” Sol. Energy, vol. 196, pp. 637–652, Jan. 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.solener.2019.12.057.

14.   Parag Jyoti Bezbaruah, Rajat Subhra Das, and B. K. Sarkar, “Solar Air Heater with Finned Absorber Plate and Helical Flow Path: A CFD Analysis,” Appl. Sol. Energy, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 35–41, Jan. 2020, doi: 10.3103/S0003701X20010041.

15.   P. Venkaiah and B. K. Sarkar, “Hydraulically actuated horizontal axis wind turbine pitch control by model free adaptive controller,” Renew. Energy, vol. 147, pp. 55–68, Mar. 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2019.08.127.


16.   [P. J. Bezbaruah, R. S. Das, and B. K. Sarkar, “Thermo-hydraulic performance augmentation of solar air duct using modified forms of conical vortex generators,” Heat Mass Transf., vol. 55, no. 5, pp. 1387–1403, May 2019, doi: 10.1007/s00231-018-2521-1.

17.   R. K. Ranjan, N. Alom, J. Singh, and B. K. Sarkar, “Performance investigations of cross flow hydro turbine with the variation of blade and nozzle entry arc angle,” Energy Convers. Manag., vol. 182, pp. 41–50, Feb. 2019, doi: 10.1016/j.enconman.2018.12.075.

18.   P. J. Bezbaruah, R. S. Das, and B. K. Sarkar, “Thermal and Fluid Flow Analysis of Miller Teeth Shaped Ribbed Solar Air Heater- A CFD Approach,” vol. 78, p. 5, 2019.


19.   B. K. Sarkar, “Modeling and validation of a 2-DOF parallel manipulator for pose control application,” Robot. Comput.-Integr. Manuf., vol. 50, pp. 234–241, Apr. 2018, doi: 10.1016/j.rcim.2017.09.017.


  1. P. Mandal, B. K. Sarkar, R. Saha, S. Mookherjee, and D. Sanyal, “Designing an optimized model-free controller for improved motion tracking by rugged electrohydraulic system,” Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng. Part J. Syst. Control Eng., vol. 230, no. 5, pp. 385–396, May 2016, doi: 10.1177/0959651815622847.


21.   P. Mandal, B. K. Sarkar, R. Saha, A. Chatterjee, S. Mookherjee, and D. Sanyal, “Real-time fuzzy-feedforward controller design by bacterial foraging optimization for an electrohydraulic system,” Eng. Appl. Artif. Intell., vol. 45, pp. 168–179, Oct. 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.engappai.2015.06.018.

22.   B. B. Ghosh, B. K. Sarkar, and R. Saha, “Realtime performance analysis of different combinations of fuzzy–PID and bias controllers for a two degree of freedom electrohydraulic parallel manipulator,” Robot. Comput.-Integr. Manuf., vol. 34, pp. 62–69, Aug. 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.rcim.2014.11.001.

23.   S. Dasmahapatra, B. K. Sarkar, R. Saha, A. Chatterjee, S. Mookherjee, and D. Sanyal, “Design of an Adaptive Fuzzy-Bias SMC and Validation for a Rugged Electrohydraulic System,” IEEEASME Trans. Mechatron., vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 2708–2715, Dec. 2015, doi: 10.1109/TMECH.2015.2393437.

  1. P. Mandal, B. K. Sarkar, R. Saha, S. Mookherjee, S. K. Acharyya, and D. Sanyal, “GA-Optimized Fuzzy-Feedforward-Bias Control of Motion by a Rugged Electrohydraulic System,” IEEEASME Trans. Mechatron., vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 1734–1742, Aug. 2015, doi: 10.1109/TMECH.2014.2352156.


25.   B. K. Sarkar, P. Mandal, R. Saha, S. Mookherjee, and D. Sanyal, “GA-optimized feedforward-PID tracking control for a rugged electrohydraulic system design,” ISA Trans., vol. 52, no. 6, pp. 853–861, Nov. 2013, doi: 10.1016/j.isatra.2013.07.008.

26.   B. K. Sarkar, J. Das, R. Saha, S. Mookherjee, and D. Sanyal, “Approaching Servoclass Tracking Performance by a Proportional Valve-Controlled System,” IEEEASME Trans. Mechatron., vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 1425–1430, Aug. 2013, doi: 10.1109/TMECH.2013.2253116.

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, NIT Meghalaya, From 2013

Teaching Experience:

Sl. No.

Name and Code of the Course



Measurement Systems in Mechanical Engineering ME 701

Ph D


Electro hydraulic Systems and Control ME:556



Experimental Methods in Mechanical Systems (ME 553)



Hydraulic Circuit and Control (ME 326)



Theory of Machine (ME 207)



Dynamics of Rigid bodies (ME 202)



Strength of Materials (ME 201)



Engineering Thermodynamics (ME 102)



Engineering Mechanics (ME 101)


Conference/Symposium/Workshop/Seminar Organised

Conference/Workshop/Seminar/ Short term course/FDP organized

1.       BLENDED WORKSHOP ON NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY 2020 WITH A  FOCUS ON “HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH”, Organized by NIT Meghalaya, 17th February 2021, worked as organizing committee member.

2.       TEQIP-III Sponsored, Workshop on Outcome Based Engineering Education and Accreditation (OBEEA 2020) 21st to 24th September 2020. Worked as coordinator.

3.       Online Short-Term Course on Green Technologies for Sustainable Growth, September 14th to 18th 2020. Worked as coordinator.

4.       Workshop on “Hands-on Training on ANSYS for Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2019” organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Meghalaya from 06 – 10 September 2019, worked as Coordinator.

5.       Workshop on “Enabling Technologies in Robotic through Sensor Integration” organized by Center for Robotics and Mechatronics, NIT Meghalaya from 24 – 28 May 2019, worked as Convener.

6.       International Conference on Recent Innovations and Developments in Mechanical Engineering, International, 8th to 10th November 2018, worked as Chairman.

7.       Recent Advances in Mechatronics and Robotics, TEQIP, 22nd to 24th March 2018, worked as Coordinator.

8.       Engineering Design and Its Application, ELMAX, (Partial), 07th March, 2018, worked as, coordinator. 

9.       2016 IEEE First International Conference on Control Measurement and Instrumentation, January 8-10 2016, Kolkata, India, (Worked as Member), November 8-10, 2018, Worked as member.

10.   Workshop on ‘Computational Modeling and Analysis using ANSYS and Creo (CoMAAC), 3rd to 7th June 2015 (Worked as Treasurer).

11.   Workshop on ‘Identification of Challenging Need Based Problem Related to Rural Economy’, Worked as Co-Coordinator, 25th February 2014 (Worked as Co-coordinator). 

Invited Lecture Delivered:

  1.          AICTE-ISTE sponsored 'One week Induction program on Technical trends and Recent Advances in Industrial Robotics and Application' V. R. Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijaywada, Title of the talk: i) Robot actuator system and Control.  ii) Measurement error analysis in robotic sensor.  
  2.          AICTE: Sponsored Six Days Online Short Term Training Program (STTP) On “Recent Advances in Industrial Robotics and Applications” [07 - 12, December - 2020] Organized by Department of Electrical Engineering SHREE RAMCHANDRA COLLEGE OFENGINEERING.  Title of the lecture, Electrohydraulic control of Industrial Robots and Sensor integration and error analysis of the industrial robots. 24th -30th January, 2022.
  3.         Program for refresher course on OBE and NBA, Assam Textile, 'Bloom's  Taxonomy with respect to student centric Teaching-Learning in OBE system; 8th September 2021
  4.            Outcome based education, A. B. N. Seal College, West Bengal, 14th July 2021.
  5.          Title of the talk: Sensor integration in Robotics system Date and Time: 06 NOV 2019; at 2:30 pm Venue: Conference Hall, EFL University, NEHU campus, NEHU, Shillong AICTE Training and Learning Academy Workshop on Robotics for Healthcare from 4-8, Nov, 2019
  6.           Expert lecture delivered, NIT Arunachal Pradesh, 16/09/2019. How to prepare SAR for NBA.

Lecture Organized

 Sl No.

Title of Lecture

Resource Person



Recent advances in Additive Manufacturing

Prof. P.N. Rao University of Northern Iowa, USA

May 14, 2018


Automotive emissions, regulations And control technologies

Mr. Vagesh Shanger, Mahindra Research Valley

May 3, 2019


Industrial IOT and Mechatronics


27th March 2017


Demonstration and Discussion about Robot

Mr. Aditya Marathe, NUZENIX

9th March 2017


Additional Responsibility

  • Reviewer-Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. (SAGE), , from From 2016, (International)
  • Reviewer-Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering. (SAGE), , from From 2016
  • Reviewer-Advances in Mechanical, Industrial, Automation and Management Systems (AMIAMS-2017), MNITA, Allahabad., , from 2016
  • 4. NCPDM-2015, MINT Allahabad, , from 2015
  • 5. 5th International and 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference AIMTDR 2014, IIT Guwahati, , from 2014

Conference/Workshop/Seminar Attended


Sl No.NamePeriodPlaceNational|International
1Second International Conference on Applied Mechanics27-28, December 2015Phuket, ThailandInternational
241st National and 5th International conference on Fluid mechanics and Fluid Power12-14, December 2014IIT Kanpur, IndiaInternational
337th National and 4th International conference on Fluid mechanics and Fluid Power16-18, December 2014IIT Madras, IndiaInternational
47th International Fluid Power Conference22-24, March 2010Aachen, GermanyInternational
535th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power11-13, December 2008PESIT, Bangalore, IndiaNational
634th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power10-12, December 2007BIT Mesra, IndiaNational


Sl No.NamePeriodPlaceNational/International
1Accreditation and Transformation of Technical Education22-23, January 2016NIT Meghalaya, IndiaNational
2Academia Workshop on “Instrument and Control19-20, February 2015Digboi Refinary, Assam.National
3Workshop on Engineering Curriculum and Instructional Design5-7, June 2014NIT Meghalaya, IndiaNational
4SERC School on Combustion Dynamics3-7, December 2012Jadavpur University, IndiaNational
5Mechatronics using LabVIEW27-28, March 2009BESU Shibpur, IndiaNational
6International Workshop on Engineering Fundamentals and Applications of Fuel Cells9-10, January 2008Jadavpur University, IndiaInternational


Sl No.NamePeriodPlaceNational/International
1One day Seminar on Fluid Power and Control20, December 2007Jadavpur University, IndiaNational
2Special Invited Lecture Programme of Instrumentation & Measurement Society, IEEE29 August 2016NIT MeghalayaNational

Professional Membership

Sl No.NameMember IDCategoryValidity
2IEEE, IEEE Control Systems Society92662020Member2016
4ISHMT1064Life MemberLifetime

Awards & Recognition

Sl No.Award DetailsYear
1National Doctoral Fellowship2008