Prof. Manoj Kumar Soni

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.


Teaching and Research Experience (28+ years)

BITS Pilani (Professor at present)

With BITS Pilani (since 2002)


Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India (Lecturer 1995 - 2002)

On Campus courses

  • Thermodynamics,
  • Applied Thermodynamics,
  • Solar Thermal Process Engineering
  • Automotive Vehicles,
  • Prime Movers and Fluid machines,
  • Transport Phenomena II,
  • Renewable Energy,
  • Energy Management
  • Heat Transfer,
  • Engineering Graphics,
  • Mechanical Technology


Off campus Work Integrated learning program courses

Courses of B.S. Power Engineering, B.S. Process Engg, and BS Engineering design programs for various Industries like NTPC; Tehri Hydro; NDPL, New Delhi; Hindalco, Reanukut and Renusagar; ESSAR Power, Aditya Birla Group Cement business; Hindalco Copper, Dahej; Birla Cellulosic, Kharach; Indogulf Fetilizers, Jagdishpur; L&T IES, Vadodara 

  • Thermodynamics,
  • Power Generation,
  • Prime Movers and Fluid machines,
  • Energy Management,
  • Fluid Mechanics and Machines,
  • Thermal Engineering I
  • Thermal Engineering II


Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (formerly Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering), Nagpur (Lecturer 1995 to 2002)

 Various courses taught in the following programs

  • M.Tech. Heat Power Engg. (P.T.) 
  • M.Tech.  Production Engg. (P.T.)
  • M.Tech. Industrial Engg. (F.T)
  • P.G. Diploma In Industrial Management
  • M.E. Mechanical Engineering

As a guest faculty taught some courses in

  •  Laximinarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur
  •  National Institute of Secondary Steel Technology, Nagpur
  •  National College of Fire Engineering, Nagpur


Thesis Supervised

Higher Degree - 14

First Degree – 24      


Involvement in Administrative Activities


  • Centre for Renewable Energy and Environment Development (CREED)
  • B.S. Power Engineering Program,(Collaborative Program of BITS with NTPC; NDPL, New Delhi; Tehri Hydro; ESSAR Power; Hindalco, Renusagar; TATA Power, Aditya Birla Group Cement Business, JSW Energy Ltd.)
  • B.S. Process Engineering program (Collaborative Program of BITS with  Aditya Birla Group Cement Business; Hindalco, Renukut; Hindalco Copper, Dahej; Birla Cellulosic, Kharach; Indogulf Fetilizers, Jagdishpur)
  • B.S. Engineering Design (L&T IES, Vadodara)
  • B.S. Embedded Systems (L&T IES, Vadodara)



  • Placement Feedback Advisory Counseling (PFAC), Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Non Resident Warden, Gandhi Bhawan, BITS, Pilani  
  • Professor-in-charge: Mechanical Engineer Association, Renewable Energy Club and Radio Control (RC) Club 
  • Organizing committee member, National Conference on Energy Management in Changing Business Scenario (EMCBS-2005) B.I.T.S. Pilani, 8-9 October 2005.
  • Organizing Committee member, Workshop on Energy savings in Steam Systems B.I.T.S. Pilani, 26-30 April 2005.
  • Faculty Advisor, SAE Collegiate Club – B.I.T.S. Pilani Chapter
  • Nucleus member, Academic Registration and Counselling Division, B.I.T.S. Pilani.  
  • Member, Centre for Desert Development Technologies, B.I.T.S. Pilani.  
  • Scrutiny officer, Nagpur University Spot Valuation V.R.C.E. (V.N.I.T.) Centre Winter 2000.  
  • Other R.E.C. Admission Committee, V.N.I.T. Nagpur, 1999 – 2000, 2002 - 2003. 
  • G. (M. Tech. Industrial Engg.) Admission Committee, V.N.I.T. Nagpur.  

Question Paper Moderation, Setting and Evaluation at Nagpur University.