National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) ,
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi Project
Centre for Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology
for Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management(CAAST - CSAWM)
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Tal. Rahuri, Dist. Ahmednagar 413 722

Dr. Sachin Madhukar Nalawade

Machinery,Electronics,Robotics and Drone aspect
B.Tech. (Ag.Engg.), M. Tech. (FMPE), Ph. D. (FMPE)

Educational Qualification

  • B. Tech. (Agril. Engg) with CGPA 8.02, MPKV, Rahuri (June, 1996)
  • M.Tech. (FMPE) with CGPA 7.71/10.00 from MPKV, Rahuri (February, 2000)
  • Ph. D. (FMPE) with CGPA 8.52/10.000 from Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur (August 2017)

Summary of Experience (as on 27-12-2017)

  • Worked in Research and Develop of Private Tractor and Farm Machinery manufacturer:  2 years
  • In the cadre of Senior Research Assistant, Farm Machinery and Power:                         2 Years
  • In the cadre of Assistant Professor, Farm Machinery and Power:                             6 Years and 1 month
  • In the cadre of Associate Professor, Farm Machinery and Power:                             7 Years and 3 months
  • Additional Charge of Professor, Farm Machinery and Power                                          4 years
  • Currently holding charge of Head of the Department:                                          7 months

Teaching and Learning

  • Participated in the course curricula development of different subjects as per different state level committees (MCAER); and ICAR’s IV Dean, V Dean (for UG courses) and NCG (for PG courses)
  • Taught various subjects to graduate and postgraduate students and performed other related tasks such as exam paper setting/ examining/ evaluation of students at MPKV, Rahuri.
  • Recognized University teacher to supervise/ guide Post Graduate Students of MPKV, Rahuri
  • Guided 3 M. Tech Students and 10 B.Tech. projects (20 students)
  • In-plant Training Coordinator of the College and department since 2010.
  • Coordinator for THREE- PPP mode research and training projects

Member of academic/ education and research related statutory bodies

  • Board of Studies in Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, Mahatma Phule Kishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri (Chairman from May 2017)
  • Board of Studies in Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, Dr.PDKV, Akola/ Dr.BSKKV, Dapoli and VNMKV, Parabhani (Member from May 2017)
  • Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Mahatma Phule Kishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri
  • Academic Council, Mahatma Phule Kishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri

Fellow and life member of Professional Societies

  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Life member of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers
  • Life member of Society of Krishi Vigyan

Externally Funded Projects

  • “Development of Semi –automatic cashew nut Sheller” funded by Government of Maharashtra under scheme of Mechanization
  • “Establishment of Testing Centre for Farm Machinery”

Research Publications

Citation H-Index: 2 and Number of Citations: 17

  • Release of farm machinery to the farmers of Maharashtra: 12
  • Research Papers in Journal: 18
  • Review Papers in Journals: 12
  • Full length Research Papers in the Proceedings of Conferences/Seminars: 4
  • Book : 2
  • Editorial Committee Member of Books: 2


  • First Prize for Marathi book ‘Tractor: Friend of Farmer’ 2008
  • The Best Doctoral Research Award in National Seminar on “Recent Trends in Plant Sciences and Agricultural Research” 2018


Training Participants