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Department of Aerospace Engineering PG Freshers’ Handbook Batch 2018-2020

Though the ISCP (Institute Student Companion Program) has taken care while compiling the handbook, neither the council nor the Institute can be held responsible for errors/inadequacies that may inadvertently creep in. This handbook cannot be used as a basis for making a claim on facilities/concessions/interpretation of rules/statues or the like. If there is some critical information to which the reader of this handbook refers, it is with his or her own responsibility that it is used, with cross verification if need be.

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About Department Message from HOD Welcome note from faculty advisors Welcome note from freshers Welcome message from ISCP Welcome message from PGAC Welcome message from placement team Department of Aerospace o Labs o Faculty o Grading criteria and rules ISCP PGAC Aerospace PGs in Cultural Aerospace PGs in sports Department activities Important links for IITB info Contact details of Batch 2017-19

About department: Established in 1966-1967 as the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, the department was renamed the Department of Aerospace Engineering in 1992. The department runs strong undergraduate and graduate program in Aerospace Engineering and carries our research in several areas of Aeronautical and Aerospace Sciences. The department cherishes the hope that its graduates will be the leaders of tomorrow. Their education is patterned with this in view. Besides making available facilities for higher education, training and research in various fields of engineering and technology, the institute contributes to the industrial development and economic growth of the country by preparing a cadre of engineers and scientists, who provide both manpower and support R&D work for the industries. The department maintains close links with the aerospace and defense industries and undertakes sponsored research, consultancy, and continuing education programs in diverse areas. The faculty has contributed towards national programs like LCA, IGMDP, and GSLV in various capacities, with spin-off benefits to other fields like biomedical engineering. The department has wide range of experimental facilities such as subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels, water tunnels, stability tunnel, LDV and hot wires, analog and hydraulic simulation rigs, rotor dynamics and engine test rigs, Istron for structure testing, Autoclave for composite fabrication, instrumented drop weight impact test apparatus and an aeromodelling lab, besides extensive computational facilities with excellent network connectivity. The department aims to provide students with cordial atmosphere and an opportunity to acquire a multidisciplinary perspective to the engineering problems. The department runs academic programs for the degrees of Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Master of Technology (M.Tech), Dual Degree (B.Tech and M.Tech) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Four broad area of specialization are offered: Aerodynamics, Control and Dynamics, Propulsion, Structures.

Message from HOD: Department of Aerospace Engineering extends to you all a very warm welcome and thanks you for choosing Aerospace Engineering at IIT Bombay as your choice for postgraduate education. Aerospace Engineering provides exciting opportunities for learning, which I am sure you are looking forward to. We have worked to design the curriculum to give you a right mix of core and elective courses to enhance your understanding of the discipline. A new academic year has begun, bringing it with unique challenges that I am sure all of you will relish. You can turn to your faculty advisors and informally to your seniors in the department for any assistance you may require for settling down. I wish all the very best for your future endeavors.

Prof. Avijit Chatterjee (Head of Department) Department of Aerospace engineering

Welcome Note from Faculty Advisors

Welcome Note for Freshers

Welcome message from ISCP

Hello Friends,

Hello, Friends!

Heartiest congratulations on behalf of the whole 2017 – 2019 batch for making into one of the finest institutes of Engineering and Technology in our country. We welcome you all to the Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay.

We hope you are just excited to be a part of IIT Bombay as we are. Hearty congratulations on this incredible feat! Institute Students Companion Program (ISCP) welcomes you to one of the most resourceful campuses in India. The next two or three years are going to be the most memorable, impactful, insightful and life changing years which will fly past. We hope you imbibe as much as you can and more from your peers, seniors, faculty and staff. Here’s to your first glimpse of ISCP, the backbone of your journey through the mecca of learning.

As students of IIT Bombay, you will have the unique opportunity to interact with world class faculty and make use of the best facilities for carrying out research work. We encourage each one of you to build a network among your colleagues of varying backgrounds and take part in the various activities organized by the institute and the department as these will help you develop the skills needed for a successful career ahead. The flexibility of the coursework offered by our department will provide the freedom to explore the areas which matches your interest. Apart from the regular coursework, IIT Bombay provides various opportunities for students to engage themselves; these include technical workshops, alumni talk, sports activities, club activities, etc. There will be events being conducted round the year and all you need is have the enthusiasm to join them. Institute Student Companion Programme (ISCP) is a program through which PG freshers get the opportunity to interact with the seniors and get familiar with the environment of the institute and guide them for academic and non-academic difficulties. Each one of the fresher is assigned under a 2nd year student who will interact with the fresher and guide them regarding any issues faced by them. Feel free to approach your Student companion anytime with any difficulties regarding any matter and we will try to sort it out in the best possible way we can. Best wishes to all of you in your new endeavor and we are hopeful that you will make the most out of your two years stay in the institute.

ISCP is a program within IIT Bombay Post Graduate (PG) student community. Its primary objective is to develop an atmosphere of cordial interaction amongst the PG entrants and the PG seniors. It will encourage the flow of information, knowledge, and sharing of experiences among the students Life in IIT Bombay can appear a little daunting at times, balancing between the academic workload and the plethora of extra-curricular activities. And that is where ISCP can help you blend in and make the most of it. ISCP strives to provide a senior student companion as a mentor to all newly admitted students. New entrants can contact their assigned companion to discuss their academic and nonacademic issues or concerns. Student Companions enable the smooth and gentle transition from the graduation days to post-graduation days. New entrants also feel assured that there is somebody on campus to help them and listen to their concerns. Many a times they find a caring friend in companions.

What to expect from a Student Companion: ● Initial information about the campus, courses, academics and extracurricular activities. ●

Support in case of any problem or difficulty.

● Organization of various academic and non-academic activities for student’s development.

â—?Continuous interaction and feedback from students on their needs and requirements.

Welcome message from PGAC

In short, this is a program by the students of IIT Bombay, for the new students to ensure their overall development through utilization of all the available resources at IIT Bombay.

Congratulations! You made it here.

Let the learning begin. Feel free to contact us anytime. Overall Coordinators Institute Student Companion Programme (2018-19)

Anwesha Lahiri |

Sumedh Dey | Basudev Behera

+91-9007766390 | +91-9432152174 | +91-7008955255

I hope you are settled in by now or will settle in soon because you will get busy with your course work soon enough. I am from the Post-Graduate Academic Council; PGAC in short. It is a council made up of students who work with the Administration for your wellbeing; mostly academic well-being but not just that. An 'AURAA', short for, Academic Unit Representative for Academic Affairs, represents your Department in this council. I represent you in the PGAC. If you have any problem, feel free to contact me. It will be reported to GSAA-PG through IMR. IMR stands for Institute Master's Representative. Together, we will try to find a solution for you. I am NAME and I am the AURAA of Aerospace Department on behalf of GSAA-PG and IMR welcoming you...!

Welcome message from placement team: Congratulations! You made it here. We are from the Institute placement team and on behalf of the team we welcome you all to the institute. You would go through all the orientation programmes which will help you settle down fast and will give you an overall idea as to how things function inside the campus. We as department placement coordinators along with all other team members help students to get transformed into well trained professionals as required by all the companies visiting our campus for placements. We on a regular basis organize boot camps, buddy talks, sessions for improving soft skills, aptitude tests, talks from experts in various fields which help students to fulfil their carrier aspirations. We, Amites Das and Rahul Upadhyay as DPC’s of Aerospace Engineering Department welcome you all and wish you a great year ahead.

Department of Aerospace Engineering Vision & Mission:

Lab facilities:

The Aerospace Department, IIT Bombay seeks to establish traditions which will foster creativity and growth of excellence. It has the following broad objectives:

Execution of Research Plans requires both personnel and facilities. The department has made considerable progress in acquiring as well as developing state of art facilities. With over 10 laboratories, each carrying out cutting research in their respective fields.

● To provide the best possible educational facilities for training bright students for the careers in Aerospace Engineering. ● Render excellent teaching to our students. ● Nurture an ambiance of learning. ● Creativity and research development technology linked with economic growth and well-being of the country. ● To provide a creative atmosphere in which higher studies and research thrive both amongst the students and the faculty. ● To organize short intensive courses, conferences and seminars on current technological developments which will be of benefit to the surrounding community. ● To provide research and development consultancy which will promote contact with and be of service to industries and to government and Civic Organizations. ● To organize quality improvement programs for faculty members from various engineering colleges. ● To provide leadership in curriculum design and development. The Department cherishes the hope that its graduates will be the leaders of tomorrow. Their education is patterned with this in view. Besides making available facilities for higher education, training and research in various fields of engineering and technology, the Institute contributes to the industrial development and economic growth of the country by preparing a cadre of engineers and scientists, who provide both man power and support R&D work for industries

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Aerodynamics Lab Computer Lab (CFD Lab) Cardio-Vascular Lab Instrumentation Lab Hypersonic CFD Lab Control and Guidance Lab Aircraft Propulsion Lab Computer Room (Propulsion) Structures Lab Computer Room (Structures) Lighter Than Air Systems Lab Workshop Shock Tunnel Lab Student Satellite Lab Combustion Lab Thermal Lab Aircraft Design and Computing Lab Acoustics and Flow Diagnostics Lab

Faculty: Established in 1966-67 as the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, the department was renamed the Department of Aerospace Engineering in 1992. The department runs strong undergraduate and graduate programs in aerospace engineering and carries out research in several areas of aeronautical and aerospace sciences. Name Prof. Avijit Chatterjee Prof. J.C. Mandal Prof. V. Menezes Prof. Vineeth Nair Prof. R. K. Pant Prof. Prabhu Ramachandran Prof. S. D. Sharma Prof. Aniruddha Sinha Prof. Hemendra Arya Prof. Ashok Joshi Prof. Shashi Ranjan Kumar Prof. Arnab Maity Prof. A.M. Pradeep Prof. Kowsik Bodi Prof. Hrishikesh Gadgil Prof. Sudarshan Kumar Prof. Shripad P. Mahulikar Prof. K. Sinha Prof. P J Guruprasad Prof. Krishnendu Haldar

Prof. M. Mitra ( on lien) Prof. P. M. Mujumdar Prof. Amuthan A. Ramabathiran Prof. Chandra Sekher Yerramalli

Structures Structures Structures


Specialization Aerodynamics Aerodynamics Aerodynamics Aerodynamics Aerodynamics Aerodynamics


Adjunct faculty:

Aerodynamics Aerodynamics Dynamics and Control Dynamics and Control Dynamics and Control Dynamics and Control Propulsion Propulsion Propulsion Propulsion Propulsion

Emeritus Professors:

Propulsion Structures Structures

Prof. G. R.Shevare


Prof. R. P. Shimpi


Prof. N K Naik


Grading criteria and Rules: 1. The total minimum credit requirement for the entire programme varies from one programme to another and may be in the range of 156--170 credits. 2. The academic system in IIT Bombay is based on credits. For every course taken by the students, he/she is assigned a letter grade on his/her combined performance in all the assessments. These grades are described by the following letters and corresponding grade points Letter Grade

Grade point


















0 Fail (Eligible for re-exam)


0 Fail (Repeat the course)


Fail due to lack of attendance


Incomplete (on health ground) eligible for re-exam






Not Passed





3. Minimum passing grade for a course is DD. 4. Once you get fail grade (FR) in 2 or more subjects, there is a real possibility that it could lead to your expulsion from the institute. 5. A student getting a FR grade has to re--register for the same course if it is a core subject. If this course is an elective course, he/she may register for an alternative course as prescribed by the DPGC/ IDPC/SPGC, without this being counted as an additional course. 6. There is a provision of taking a course as ‘AUDIT’ with due permission taken from the concerned faculty. The difference between taking a course as audit compared to credit is that it helps the student to sit through all lectures without having to commit too much time (in terms of assignments, exams, etc.) to meet the requirements for getting an audit grade (‘AU’). The requirements for getting an audit grade is decided solely by the professor offering the course and will typically involve getting a certain pass percentage. 7. The last date for dropping a course by the student will be two weeks after the mid-semester examination for the semester--long courses and one week after the mid--semester examination for the half--semester courses. The last date for course drop will be included in the Academic Calendar. 8. Within the period prescribed in the Academic Calendar, a student can substitute one or more courses by others. For this purpose, the student has to carry out course Adjustment in consultation with his/ her Faculty Advisory Group.



The ISCP follows a 3-tier structure with the student companions (SCs) forming the building blocks of the team. Each SC is directly responsible for mentoring 7-10 students allocated to him/her throughout the year. At the department level there are department coordinators (DCs) responsible for keeping a track of the performance of the SCs and conducting various department level activities in collaboration with the other departmental functionaries. The work done by the DCs is monitored by the 3 overall coordinators (OCs) selected by a team comprising the previous OCs and the Deans of the institute and the Faculty coordinator of ISCP. Faculty coordinator for ISCP is Prof. N. Prabhu. The OCs are responsible for building up the entire ISCP team with the help of the DCs in consultation with the Faculty coordinator. Feel free to contact the OCs or the faculty coordinator directly in case of any problem or query. Here are the details of ISCP team of our department.

Department coordinator: Ambri ( 8291530912) Additional Department coordinator: Ashish Agrawala ( 9955538869)


Placement Team:

WE HELP, WE LEAD!! IITB PG Academic Council acts as the bridge between the Institute and the PG Students. It aims to provide a healthy & creative atmosphere for the academic welfare of the Post Graduate students and Research Scholars.

On behalf of the placement team of Aerospace engineering we welcome you all to the department. Right from the beginning students are continuously counselled regarding their carrier aspirations which in turn are vigorously followed up with potential companies visiting our campus during the placement programme of the institution. Various placement related activities are carried out at both institute and department level which help the students to get their dream job and assist the companies visiting to identify the right candidate for their organization. We emphasize to create an environment which is highly conducive for building solid foundation of knowledge, communication skills, soft skills which help us to transform ourselves into well trained professionals.

Vision: To bring in a world class academic and research environment for PG students of the Institute, to extract the best out of all the individuals. Objectives: ● To update and improve educational facilities for PG students. ● To take forward and address students’ concerns related to academics and research. ● To help in revising and evaluating the curriculum for matching the required competence along the technological growth. ● To organize conferences, seminars and lectures for the benefit of students.


Department Placement Co-ordinator Amites Das 8335091399

Department Placement Co-ordinator Rahul Upadhyay 7260032197

Company coordinators:

Aerospace Engineering Association:

Aerospace PGs in Institute Cultural: IIT Bombay is well known for its outstanding cultural activities, every year IITB conduct more than 100 cultural events in 10 different genres with total participation of more than 5,000 students. Events like MOOD INDIGO have walk-in of more than 50,000 public from all over the globe. Various famous celebrities from India (like Shaan, Amit Trivedi, Vishal Dadlani, Pritam, Lucky Ali etc.) and overseas had performed at IITB. This year Aerospace has participated in 38 different events. With lots of energy and enthusiasm among the students, aerospace has outshined this year with titles of Best Cult Secy and overall winner in genres (Design, Film and Media, Fine Arts). Our department also created history by winning the first time overall PG Cult trophy this year 2017-18. Aerospace has won the first prize in PG Night Dance, bollywood poster, spoof a scene, second prize in Dalaal Street, sci-fi landscape, Rangoli making and Third prize in video editing. You can get detailed info about the PG culturals at Facebook page of Aerospace Cult VYOM Club. Follow us on:

Aerospace PGs in Institute Sports:

Department activities:

IIT Bombay Sports boasts of a rich culture, thriving on immense participation across 16 hostels and the kind of infrastructure most colleges can only dream of. Under its vast umbrella, we have sports at several levels. From Intrahostel to Inter hostel, and of course, the crowning glory for every sportsperson here at IIT Bombay, the Inter IIT Sports meet. Every year IITB conducts lots of sports events such as Inter Hostels, PGGC etc. for different sports such as badminton, swimming, cricket volleyball etc. This year Aerospace has participated very enthusiastically in various sports events of PGGC. The students of aerospace department excelled in different sports competitions. We got gold in girls’ badminton, silver in boy’s squash and boys discus throw, bronze in boy’s cricket, javelin throw and swimming.

Student Satellite team:

Team Rakshak: Team Rakshak is an IIT Bombay student initiative to develop a fleet of robust Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to support Search and Rescue Operations (SRO) in the event of disaster. These aircrafts can provide relief measures in disaster-stricken area (e.g.: Landslide, Flood, Earthquake), can be used for surveys and mapping of cities and conservation of wildlife with slight modifications. Our design efficiently tackles the above problems in a costeffective manner without comprising on human safety.


Important Links for IITB info: Attendance: Attendance for regular classes is generally taken by the concerned professor during lecture hours, either by biometrics or on paper. Attendance for TAship is to be given for every working day biometrically. GPO – e-mail: An official email ID will be provided to everyone having initials as roll number followed by All the communication from the institute and department is done through this mail ID (also known as GPO mail). For checking GPO mail box visit TA work: TA duty will begin immediately after joining the course. The faculty advisor will appoint TA duty to all the M.Tech entrants. Once allocated, the students should report to the respective TA supervisor immediately for the assigned work. Leave Taking: For taking a leave, leave application should be submitted to office one week before its commencement. Permission is needed from the TA Guide or faculty advisor. Total official leaves for TAs are 15 days in a year. Key Permission: Key permission is required to use any lab or class-room after office hours. Keys can be issued from the security office. Gymkhana: Gymkhana is an organization to foster and develop all student activities in the institute. Please visit for more information. Application Software Centre (asc) – Administration: ASC is the main interactive website for all the administrative requirements of a student. It includes payment of fees, registration and de-registration from courses, checking grades awarded in subjects, brief contents of all the subjects being

offered, timetable and a lot more information. For more information, please visit Moodle – Academics: This website provides academic interaction between students and faculty for all courses enrolled by a student. One can download study materials/ books/ notes uploaded by a professor/ TA and students can also submit their projects. For more information, please visit Library: The website for the central library offers a search engine for books available in the library. One can check the number of books issued at any given time, renew them and “queue” up for any book already drawn by some other individual. For more information, please visit This is the list of some important links which can be used to get any kind of information about IIT Bombay. Official site of IIT Bombay: ISCP: All student activities: Sports affairs: Hostel affairs: Cultural: Entrepreneurship cell: SARC : Software by IITB : Lost and found:

Details of Batch 2017-19: Structures AERODYNAMI CS Name

Roll Number Email ID

Contact Number


Roll number Email ID

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Bhalerao Sandesh



Ashley Melvin P A



Sourya Rakshith



Setamraju Srinath



Ashish Agrawala



Aejit Tripathi



Boddu Vamsi Kiran




Ritu Rewar



Rahul upadhyay



Deepak Yadav



Amites Das



Prajapati Dhaneshkumar



Bojja Venkat sai






Domreddy Achyuth Reddy



Ananyo Sen



Deepak kumar



Sushil Chandra



Lenin Loitongbam



Rajan Tyagi



Guddeti Goutham



B Vinay Kumar



Sushil Kumar



Ramandeep Singh



Gaikwad Kunal Sanju






Vishnu Pratap Patel




Roll number Email ID

Contact number

Sayyed Mudassir Ali



Bikram Kumar Sinha



Raunak Srivastava



Yogendra Pratap Singh



Ramteke Vivek Haribhau



Singh Manish Arjun



Soniya Verma






Propulsion Roll number Email ID

Contact number

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