Prof. R. C. Patel

Prof. R. C. Patel

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    Prof. R C Patel graduated in Mechanical (1954) and Electrical Engineering in 1955 with honors and at the top of his class from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat. After that Prof. Patel went to England on scholarship for further.


After returning to India, he joined the Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He held various teaching positions in the college and became Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1968), Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering (1976-1985) and Dean of the Faculty of Technology and Engineering (1983-1985). He also served as the Principal of Polytechnic (1975-77). He started a full time Diploma Course in Production Engineering. He served as the President of Indian Society of Technical Education and Chairman, Institute of Engineers, Gujarat Chapter. He was elected the member of All India Council for Technical Education from Gujarat. At the time of his untimely death Prof. Patel was Vice Chancellor (1988-1990) of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He was a brilliant student and teacher. He wrote many engineering books on subjects like Machine Design, Hydraulics, Heat Engines, and various Engineering subjects.