Department of Mechnical Engineering
Goutam Pohit is working as Professor for the last 30 years in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. His primary activities are teaching research and consultancy. He passed his Bachelor's degree in the year 1981 from Jadavpur University. Working for a couple of years in the industry he went to the USA with a study leave from the company to complete his Master's degree in Solid Mechanics from the University of Akron, Ohio, USA. After returning to India, he continued to work in the industry until the year 1990. After which he joined Jadavpur University, a premier institute in India, as a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He completed his MBA from IIM, Calcutta in the evening course while working in the industry. Later on, he obtained his Ph. D degree from IIT Kanpur on Dynamics of Helicopter Rotor blade vibration.
During his carrier as a faculty member, he has written a book entitled “Machine drawing with AutoCAD” and published by Pearson India Pvt. Ltd. Its kindle edition is available on Amazon.com. He has published more than 100 journal/conference papers. His research interests are nonlinear vibration and dynamics, MEMS, Automobile Engineering, virtual manufacturing, etc. He has already guided more than ten Ph. D students and a large number of M. Tech students. He is in the reviewer panel of many referred journals. He acts as a paper setter and examiner to other Universities and IITs. At present, he is a member of the academic bodies of the different institutes. He is a member of the National Board of Accreditation with the objective of assurance of quality and relevance of technical education in India.
He spent a considerable portion of his time in consultancy work offered by the industry. He has completed a few research projects as Principal investigator and co-investigator. A number of projects are still ongoing.