Irrigation Drainage Engineering


The department of Irrigation Drainage Engineering is developed gradually in teaching and research activities. The primary object of the department is to give intellectual knowledge about understanding soil, water, and plant relationships and the application of engineering principles in distributing water to support useful plant life. The research programs are carried out through the B. Tech students’ project. Recently, the department taking a footstep in studies on Remote Sensing & GIS and hydrological modeling. The department is started to collaborate with the data providing institutes to expand the research boundaries. Soon the department will enter the process of MOU with different institutes, companies, government, and private firms which will bring out new dimensions for cooperative research in the field of Irrigation and Drainage engineering.

  From HOD’s Desk

Prof. D. A. Patil

Head of the Department

It is a pleasure to be head of the Department of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. The department has a team of experienced and motivated faculty members. All faculty members are approachable to students for any of their problems. The department aims to make students technically sound.

The department is well equipped with the state of the laboratory to give practical knowledge to students and serve the research need of the faculty members of the institute. Various laboratories are set up to enhance student’s skills in the field of irrigation and drainage engineering and pressurized irrigation systems. In addition to these laboratories, the department also dedicates Automation in drip irrigation. This enables to students to undertake all in-house projects.

“Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes, one for peace and one for science” -John. F. Kennedy



Name of Faculty: Er. D. A. Patil Designation: Head of Department, IDE Qualification: M. Tech (IDE) Experience: 04 Years Achievements: Click to see
  Department Highlights


Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Laboratory

Laboratory In-charge: Er. D. A. Patil

The Irrigation and Drainage Engineering laboratory has well equipped modern and advanced instruments for conducting various important practical in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering.


Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Field  Laboratory: Irrigation Park

Laboratory Incharge: Er. D. A. Patil

Irrigation Park or Departmental field Laboratory is a place providing an opportunity for experimentation, observation, or practice in a field of study in Irrigation systems. C

  Department Activities

Guest Lecture on “Community Irrigation: Need of an Era”

 Speaker  Er. Vishwas Shinde
Speaker Profile

Name: Mr. Vishwas Shinde.

Designation:   Senior Project Manager, Jain irrigation and Systems Pvt. Ltd, Jalgaon

Training Experience: Over 39 years in field of irrigation engineering.

Subject Community Irrigation: Need of an Era

Celebrating World Water

 Speaker  Dr. Sudhir J. Bhongale
Speaker Profile Editor of ‘Rashtravadi’ Magazine
Subject Celebrating World Water day

Guest Lecture on “Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS in identifying ground water  potential zones”

 Speaker Er. Vikrant Nikam
Speaker Profile Founder, Albedo Foundation, Nashik
Subject Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS in identifying groundwater  potential zones

Guest Lecture on “Modern Irrigation Technologies: Soil Water Plant Relationship”

 Speaker Er. Mahesh Patil

Speaker Profile

Experience: 30 years in development of state of the art agricultural projects.

Activities include individual & community micro-irrigation, certified organic farms, cultivation of cut flowers including Anthurium & orchids, agro-tourism, landscaping, marketing, creating, brand name, supply chain, logistics of fresh & processed agricultural produce, grain storage & mechanized handling, productivity improvement in agricultural crops, orchard development in India & Gulf, Landbank management, bio-fuel based on algae, solar power generation & utilization on small to medium-sized projects, training·

Recruitment of the field to senior-level staff for corporate including banking & govt. officer trainees, farmers training & development for group & community farming, sugar co-operatives, etc.

Subject Modern Irrigation Technologies: Soil Water Plant Relationship

Exposure Visits

Visit to ‘Solar Operated Drip Irrigation System, Kerli, Maharashtra’
Bambvade Lift Irrigation Project, Maharashtra
Visit to Ujani Dam, Solapur, Maharashtra

One Day Workshop on “Phule Jal & Phule Irrigation Scheduler Mobile App”