Head of Department

Dr.Minakshi P.Atre (View Profile)
“AI is THE NEW ELECTRICITY. Just as electricity transformed almost everything 100 years ago, today I actually have a hard time thinking of an industry that I don’t think AI will transform in the next several years.”
— Andrew Ng, Co-Founder at Coursera

As the Head of the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Engineering, I Dr Minakshi Pradeep Atre take pride to welcome you to the forefront of technological innovation and academic excellence. In an era defined by the rapid evolution of information technology, the fusion of artificial intelligence and data science has emerged as a transformative force, shaping industries, redefining problem-solving methodologies, and opening up new frontiers of discovery.

Our department is committed to fostering a dynamic learning environment that nurtures creativity, critical thinking, and interdisciplinary collaboration. In the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science, the possibilities are limitless, and our dedicated faculty members are at the vanguard of cutting-edge research and pedagogical approaches. We aim to equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical considerations necessary to navigate this ever-evolving landscape.

As we embark on our educational journey with our department, students will not only be exposed to state-of-the-art technologies but also be challenged to explore the ethical implications and societal impacts of their work. Our students agree that their journey with us started playing real games and provided them a glimpse of artificial intelligence. AI and Data Science are powerful tools that, when wielded responsibly, have the potential to address some of the most pressing challenges facing our world today.

We encourage our students to embrace the spirit of curiosity and innovation that defines our department. Engage with your peers, collaborate with our esteemed faculty, and leverage the myriad resources at your disposal. Together, let us push the boundaries of what is possible, contributing to advancements that transcend academia and have tangible positive effects on society.

We are confident that our students’ journey through the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Engineering will be intellectually stimulating and personally rewarding.

We look forward to witnessing the remarkable contributions from all the stakeholders that will undoubtedly emanate from the collective talent and passion within our department.

Welcome to a future where data-driven insights and intelligent algorithms shape the world. Embrace the challenges, seize the opportunities, and let your journey with us be nothing short of transformative.

Team AI&DS

Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Department

Global trend in technology adoption has indicated Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (AI and DS) as one of the preferred computing platform. Business models across industries are becoming more and more data driven paving the path for adoption of AI. Industry is relying on AI and DS like never before to understand their end customer and meet their needs.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an integrated approach which enables computer or computer controlled robots to simulate problem solving and decision making process in a predefined context. The AI solutions are highly reliable and scalable. Proximity of approach to human intelligence makes it a preferred choice. AI systems help us manage, model, and analyze complex systems.

The field of Data science (DS) is about the collection, management, analysis and interpretation of large amounts of data with a wide range of applications. This field involves many different disciplines and tools, including statistical inference, domain knowledge (expertise), Machine Learning, data visualization, experiment design, and communication.

Advent of Industry 4.0 has showcased the synergistic integration of various established faculties of knowledge and technology. AI and DS play a very important role in this context. AI and DS being interdisciplinary branch, this program will focus on creating fundamental knowledge components constituting this domain. Students aspiring to be part of this interdisciplinary domain will benefit from the opportunity to learn and explore various cutting edge technologies. Keeping pace with the ever-changing context of technology, visionary leadership of PVGCOET & GKPIM, Pune has decided to introduce a full time, four year under graduate course specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Data Sciences (AI & DS) from Academic Year 2021-2022 with the intake capacity of 60 seats. The Department will be fully functional from A.Y. 2022-2023.

Vision of the Department —
“To become a centre of excellence for education in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science with
holistic development approach”.

Mission of the department –

  • To create a research based educational ecosystem by adopting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach.
  • To impart fundamental and advanced engineering knowledge to provide sustainable solutions
    to the industry and other stakeholders.
  • To nurture social and ethical values in students for the progress of society and nation.

Program Education Objectives —

  •  PEO1: Apply problem solving skills to address the societal and environmental issues.
  • PEO2: Practice Ethical AI and become Responsible Data Scientist.
  • PEO3: Embrace lifelong learning to accommodate fast paced technical world of Artificial
  • PEO4: Exhibit interpersonal and intra-personal skills to become a leader in the domain of

Engineering Graduate will be able to…
PO1: Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, Engineering fundamentals, and an Engineering specialization to the solution of complex Engineering problems.
PO2: Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex Engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics natural sciences, and Engineering sciences.
PO3: Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex Engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and Environmental considerations.
PO4: Conduct Investigations of Complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and
research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and
synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO5: Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and
modern Engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex
Engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
PO6: The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to
assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities
relevant to the professional engineering practice.
PO7: Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional Engineering
solutions in societal and Environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the Engineering practices.
PO9: Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or
leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex Engineering activities with the
Engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
PO11: Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the
Engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary Environments.
PO12: Life-long Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change

Program Specific Outcomes –
AI&DS Engineering graduate will

  • PSO1: Demonstrate proficiency in collecting, cleaning, and analyzing diverse datasets using state-of the-art tools and techniques
  • PSO2: Exhibit the machine learning expertise and deep learning competency to design and train neural networks for various applications
  • PSO3: Adhere to professional standards and ethical principles in their AI and data science work, respecting data privacy, confidentiality, and intellectual property rights


 Sr. No. Name of the Staff Designation Qualification Years of Experience
1 Dr.Mrs.M.P.Atre Head of Department PhD(Electronics)
ME(E&TC- Signal Processing)
BE (Electronics)
22 years
2. Prof.Mrs.V.A.Kanade Assistant Professor M.Tech(IT)
20 years
3 Prof.Mrs.S.S.Shingade Assistant Professor ME(Computer Engg) 10 years
4 Prof.Ms.P.G.Bangale Assistant Professor ME (CSE) Industry: 1 year
Teaching: 1 year
5 Prof.Mrs.M.J.Paranjpe Assistant Professor M.E.(Electronics- Digital Systems) 5 years
6 Prof.Mr.R.B.Chandrayan Assistant Professor AMIE, M.Tech (Electronics) Ph.D Pursuing 16 years

Activities: Academic Year 2023-24

Faculty Orientation Program Organized:

    • Faculty Orientation Program on Big Data Analytics and Data Science was orgranized by AI&DS Department in association with Board of Studies Computer Engineering, SPPU Pune on 26th -27th December 2023.

Session by Industry Experts:

    • Cloud Computing Hands on Session for Third year students was organized on 16th February 2024 in association with Global Payments Inc.
    • Information Security expert session for Second year students was organized on 16th February 2024 in association with Global Payments Inc.


Academic Year 2023-24

1. On 25th November, 2023, Guest lecture by Mr. Mahesh Shinde from Wadia college of engineering on “Shading algorithms and applications of Computer graphics “was organized for SE students for the subject of Computer Graphics.

2. On 28th November, 2023, guest lecture was organized on the topic: “Operating System: State of the Art Review”

3. Guest lecture by Dr. Mrs. Chhaya Gosavi from Cummins college of engineering was organised on the subject OOP and overview and applications of C++ on 28/11/2023



A workshop on Power BI  for the TE AI&DS class. The workshop was held from 09/08/2023 to 18/08/23, spanning over several days. The sessions took place from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, allowing ample time for learning and practical exercises. The workshop was facilitated by Prashant sir from Edu Plus, who brought expertise and industry insights to the training sessions. The Power BI workshop aimed to equip students with essential skills in data visualization and analysis, aligning with the curriculum’s objectives. Participants actively engaged in hands-on activities, learning how to create interactive dashboards and reports using Power BI tools.

2. AZURE Workshop

A workshop on Azure was conducted for the TE AI&DS. The workshop, led by Rashid sir from Edu Plus, was held from 11/09/2023 to 15/09/23, with sessions running from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. The primary objective of the Azure workshop was to familiarize students with cloud computing technologies and the Microsoft Azure platform specifically. Participants engaged in hands-on exercises, learning how to deploy, manage, and secure applications on Azure. Rashid sir’s expertise and industry experience added depth to the workshop, providing valuable insights into real-world applications of Azure


A workshop on “Online Web Design” was conducted for the SE AI&DS class  The workshop took place on 16th September 2023, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The primary aim of the workshop was to introduce students to the fundamentals of web design and development in an online


A workshop on “Internet of Things (IoT)” was held for the SE AI&DS class. The workshop, facilitated by Mr. Dhanajay Patil and Mr. Raghav Narewadikar, Associate Software Engineers at BGSW, occurred from January 17th to January 19th, 2024, with sessions scheduled from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The primary objective of the IoT workshop was to introduce students to the concepts and applications of IoT technology. Participants engaged in practical exercises and demonstrations to understand IoT devices, sensors, and data communication protocols.


A workshop titled “Hands-On Workshop on NVIDIA Jetson Nano” was conducted for the TE AI&DS class during the academic year 2023-2024. The workshop took place on December 18th, 2023, starting at 10:00 AM. Dr. M. P. Atre served as the staff coordinator, overseeing the organization and logistics of the workshop. The primary objective of the workshop was to provide students with practical experience in working with the NVIDIA Jetson Nano platform for AI and machine learning applications. Participants engaged in hands-on activities, including setting up the Jetson Nano, deploying pre-trained models, and developing custom AI projects.


A workshop titled “CPP Crash Course” was organized for the SE and TE AI&DS classes during the academic year 2023-2024. The workshop, conducted by Mr. Tushar B. Kute, a Data Scientist and Researcher, took place on March 4th, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PMThe primary objective of the workshop was to provide students with an intensive crash course in C++ programming language, essential for AI and data science applications. Participants engaged in hands-on coding exercises, learning fundamental concepts and best practices in C++ programming.


A workshop titled “Design Thinking Guest Session” was held for the TE AI&DS class during the academic year 2023-2024. The session, conducted by Sheetal Atha, an IT Leader and Innovator, took place on March 7th, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The primary objective of the session was to introduce students to the principles and methodologies of design thinking, essential for problem-solving and innovation in AI and data science. Sheetal Atha, with her extensive experience, shared practical insights and case studies to illustrate the application of design thinking in real-world scenarios. Participants engaged in interactive activities and group discussions to apply design thinking principles to various challenges.


A five-day workshop on Yoga and Meditation was conducted for the TE AI&DS class during the academic year 2023-2024. The workshop, led by Ajay Waikar, a Certified Yoga Trainer, took place from March 11th to March 15th, 2024, with sessions running from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Ajay Waikar guided participants through various yoga asanas, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques. For the last two days of the workshop, sessions were arranged outside the college campus, on Talaji Hills and Okayama Garden, respectively. These outdoor sessions provided students with a serene and natural environment conducive to relaxation and mindfulness


Aligned with the ambitious Smart City Mission of the Government of India, which aims to enhance citizens’ quality of life through economic growth and technological advancements, a visit was arranged for third-year AI & DS students to Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. he visit took place on Wednesday, 06th March 2024, starting from 2:30 pm onwards. The TE (AI&DS) class comprised 47 students, accompanied by faculties including Dr. Minakshi P Atre and Prof. Vijayalaxmi A Kanade. The Pune Smart City Center Corporate Office, located at Sinhagad Road, was the venue for the visit. Mr. Aatmaram Magar from L&T Construction, Smart World & Communications, was the official person contacted for the visit. During the visit, students had the opportunity to learn about the various projects and technologies being implemented under the Smart City initiative. Overall, the visit to Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd was a significant learning experience for the TE (AI&DS) students, aligning with the objectives of the Smart City Mission.


An Industrial Orientation session on Data Science was conducted for TE AI&DS students on February 14th or 15th, 2024, lasting for 4 hours and facilitated by Mr. Yogesh Murumkar from Bharat Soft Solutions. The session aimed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the significance of data science in today’s technology-driven world. Key concepts including data collection, cleaning, analysis, and visualization were covered to enhance students’ foundational knowledge in data science Additionally, students were made aware of various career opportunities in data science, including roles such as data analyst, data engineer, machine learning engineer, and data scientist.


1. Donation at PVG Sanstha

A visit to PVG Sanstha took place during the academic year 2023-24, sponsored by Budhani Bros and Tulsi Steel Bhandar. The event occurred on 16th October 2023, at the premises of PVG Sanstha. The primary activity of the visit was a donation drive. The donation drive aimed to support the educational and welfare activities of the institution. The generous contributions from Budhani Bros and Tulsi Steel Bhandar greatly benefited PVG Sanstha. The event showcased the positive outcomes of collaboration between businesses and educational organizations for the betterment of society.

2. Meetup at Salvation Army.

In the academic year 2023-24, a meetup was organized at The Salvation Army orphanage, sponsored by Budhani Bros and Tulsi Steel Bhandar, on 16th October 2023. The event aimed to provide support and companionship to the children residing at the orphanage. Various engaging activities were planned to uplift the spirits of the children and create a positive atmosphere. The meetup facilitated interactions between the volunteers and the children. The meetup highlighted the importance of community involvement in uplifting underprivileged sections of society. The event received positive feedback from both volunteers and children, indicating its success in achieving its objectives.

3. Actively donating blood.

Students donating blood is a commendable act that contributes significantly to healthcare initiatives. The donations typically take place on campus premises or in coordination with local blood banks. Overall, student involvement in blood donation serves as a testament to the power of youth in making positive contributions to society’s well-being.

4.Students participating in hackathon.

In the academic year 2023-24, here has been a noticeable surge in students participating in hackathon competitions organized by various colleges. These events serve as platforms for students to showcase their innovative ideas and technical skills. Typically, hackathons span over a day or a weekend, challenging participants to collaborate and develop solutions to real-world problems.



Academic Year Student Name Class Marks (%)/CGPA


















Class Toppers:

Academic Year: 2022-2023

Mr. Parth Deshmukh

Ms. Anwesha Damle

Ms. Vaishnavee Sanam

Academic Year: 2023-2024

Ms. Mansi Chaudhari

Ms. Anwesha Damle

Ms. Shaikh Maheen


Mr.Nishikanth Toshniwal

Mr.Arjun Dhadve

Mr.Vedant Banaitkar


Second Year

Third Year


AIDEAS (Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Engineering Association of Students) emerged in response to the rapid advancements and growing importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science in the modern technological landscape. Established in 2023, AIDEAS was founded by visionary students from the field of AI and data science engineering, with a vision to create a vibrant community dedicated to exploring the frontiers of AI and data science. AIDEAS focuses exclusively on the cutting-edge domains of AI and data science, harnessing the power of machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and other innovative technologies to tackle real-world challenges.

In the dynamic era of AI-driven innovation, AIDEAS serves as a catalyst for collaboration, innovation, and skill development among students and educators alike. Through a plethora of engaging events, workshops, and projects, AIDEAS fosters a culture of curiosity, creativity, and excellence in AI and data science. With a keen emphasis on knowledge sharing, interdisciplinary collaboration, and hands-on learning, AIDEAS empowers its members to explore new horizons, push boundaries, and contribute meaningfully to the advancement of AI-driven solutions.

At its core, AIDEAS embodies the spirit of exploration, ingenuity, and inclusivity, welcoming students from diverse backgrounds and skill levels to join its ranks. By providing a supportive platform for learning, networking, and professional growth, AIDEAS aims to cultivate the next generation of AI and data science leaders who are poised to shape the future of technology and drive positive societal impact.

In essence, AIDEAS stands as a beacon of innovation and inspiration, fuelling the quest for knowledge, discovery, and transformation in the dynamic realm of artificial intelligence and data science.


“To cultivate a dynamic ecosystem of innovation, collaboration, and excellence in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, empowering students to leverage cutting-edge technologies, drive impactful research, and inspire positive change in society.”


  1. To passionately foster the intellectual and cognitive development of students, fostering an atmosphere of innovation, creativity, and collaboration.
  2. We strive to instil values of sharing, hard work, loyalty, and respect towards knowledge and society.
  3. Through our efforts, we aim to nurture engaged community leaders who drive positive change and contribute to the advancement of artificial intelligence and data science.


  1. Facilitate a platform for students to exhibit their talents and expertise across diverse domains and emerging fields within artificial intelligence and data science.
  2. Offer comprehensive technical and non-technical training through workshops and activities, fostering holistic growth and development among students.
  3. Cultivate essential values such as teamwork, leadership, management, and soft skills, empowering students to excel in their academic and professional endeavours within the realm of artificial intelligence and data science.

AIDEAS Core Committee Members A.Y.2023-24
Sr. No. Portfolio Name
1 Chairman Dr. Mrs. M. P. Atre
2 Staff Coordinator Prof. Ms. P. G. Bangale
3 General secretary Anshul Raibole
4 Joint General Secretary Jaswandi Shinde
5 Treasurer Shivendra Pol
6 Team Technical Prasad Pingale
7 Team Event Divija Kulkarni
8 Team Notification & Editorial Vaishnavee Sanam
9 Team Web Aditya Shelke
10 Team Design Vedant Lodha
11 Team Production & Photography Raj Kanchan & Parth Lokhande
12 Team Marketing Gayatri Ambekar



AIDEAS Co-head Members 2023-24
Sr. No. Portfolio Name
1 Team Technical Co-head Yash Gujar
2 Team Event Co-head Suryaja Angadi
3 Team Notification & Editorial Co-head Vedika Thorat
4 Team Web Co-head Vynktesh Mande
5 Team Design Co-head Diyashree Devadiga
6 Team Production & Photography Co-head Atharva Nikhade
7 Team Marketing Co-head Nishikant Toshniwal


Activities Conducted A.Y. 2023-24
Sr. No. Name of event Type of event Date
1 AVINYA Annual Event 5th May 2023
2 Murder Mystery Competition 5th May 2023
3 Escape Room Competition 5th May 2023
4 Code bugger Competition 5th May 2023
5 Flip-the-Code Competition 16th October 2023
6 Googler Competition 16th October 2023
7 Master Chef Competition 16th October 2023
8 Food Vlogger Competition 16th October 2023
9 Pune Vidyarthi Girha’s Sanstha Donation 17th October 2023
10 Salvation Army Donation 19th October 2023


Activities Conducted A.Y. 2022-23
Sr. No. Name of event Type of event Date
1 AIDEAS Committee Interviews Interviews 28th September 2022
2 AI & DS Game Competition 13th February 2023
3 Riddle with Kiddle Competition 13th February 2023
4 Tug of war Competition 14th February 2023


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  • Prayas Energy Group
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  • Sustainfy Energy
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  • Brand It Up
  • Prodigy Infotech
  • Epitage Consulting Services pvt. Ltd

 Career Opportunities

Expertise in AI and DS enhances the employability of undergraduate engineers and opens doors to widespread opportunities like:

  • Artificial Intelligence Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Application Development Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Product Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • AI Consultant