Dr. Janhavi Inamdar

Name: Dr. Janhavi Inamdar
Designation: Dean, External relations and Professor
Qualification: BE , M.Tech, PhD

  • PhD in Solar detoxification of wastewater in 2008 from Delhi Techonogical University, Delhi
  • M.E Civil (Town and country planning) in 1992
  • B.E.Civil in 1987 from COEP

Overview of Profile:

Dr. Janhavi Inamdar is Professor in the School of Civil Engineering. Her fields of interest in research includes Environmental engineering, Solar detoxification, Solar energy etc.

She is also handling additional responsibility of Dean, External Relations, MIT AOE.

In her career of 36 years, she has worked in various capacities as HOD, Vice Principal, Principal and Director. With these roles, she has got a special/unique experience of international collaborations.

In 2005, she was selected for designing the syllabus for the international Masters program in "Sustainable Built Environment" which was under the Asia Link Program of European Union. She had visited Aalborg University, Denmark for the same. Brunel University, UK, Hunan University, China were the partners.

In 2010, she was selected for one month training on PBL (Project based Learning) in Aalborg University, Denmark under Erasmus Mundus Program “Mobility for life”

She was instrumental in sending around 11 to 15 faculty members every year for their PhD program in Aalborg University, Denmark, Europe. PhD program has continued since then with addition of various universities like Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe, and Aarhus University, Herning campus, Denmark, Europe, and National Technological University, Ukraine. Also, the Master program in University of Arkansas, Little rock, USA started in 2018.

From the year 2014, she started working for a unique program called "UG fellowship". It is a summer internship program of 45 days in 11 international universities in the USA, UK, Europe, Russia and Ukraine.

She has started developing collaborations with many renowned universities abroad for Joint degree programs; 3+1, 2+2 at UG level and 1+1 at PG level

Fore Front Area of Research: Environmental Engineering
Email id: janhavi.inamdar@mitaoe.ac.in
Contact: 020 3025 3500
Experience: Teaching: 36 years                   

Awards and Achievements


1. R & D Project sanctioned by European Union to BVCOE, New Delhi under Asia Link Programme. Visited Aalborg University Denmark for attending meeting with other partners Brunel University, U.K., Hunan University, China.

Title: “A multidisciplinary approach to curriculum development in sustainable built environment”.

Grant Cost: Rs.42, Lakhs Duration: 3 years

Co-principal investigator in the above project with Prof. N. D. Kaushika as PI.

2. Key Role in establishment of ‘School of Research and Development for Multi-disciplinary engineering sciences’ in BVCOE, New Delhi and publication of biannual journal titled “Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Technologies” since January, 2005.

3. Received one month fellowship in Project Based Learning in Aalborg University, Denmark through Erasmus Mundus program of European Commission in the month of May 2010.

4. Offered Consultancy to Kirloskar Consultants for various State Govt. Projects in the field of Soil Testing during 1990 – 1995.

Research and Development Projects


  1. Janhavi Inamdar, S. K. Singh (2008), “Photocatalytic Detoxification method for Zero Effluent Discharge in Dairy Industry: Effect of operational parameters”, International Journal of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vol. 1, No.4 160-164.
  2. Janhavi Inamdar, S.K.Singh, “Techno-Economic analysis of Zero Effluent Discharge by use of Solar Detoxification at household level”, International Journal of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 4. pp.208-21
  3. Janhavi Inamdar, Singh S. K., “Treatment of Industrial Effluents by Solar Detoxification”, Journal of Acta Ecologica, Vol 6, No-2, Dec-2004.
  4. Research paper titled “Zero Effluent Discharge by use of Solar Detoxification at household level” presented as oral presentation at International Conference International Congress of chemistry and Environment 2008 (ICER 2008) at BITS Goa Campus, on 18-20 Dec 2008.
  5. Research paper titled “Photocatalytic Degradation and Recycling of wastewater for Paper & Pulp Industry with the help of TiO2 photocatalyst” presented as oral presentation at International Conference on Changing Environmental Trends and sustainable Development 2009 ( CETAS-2009) at Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, on February 9-11, 2009.
  6. Janhavi Inamdar, S. K. Singh, “Solar Energy Aided Treatment of Waste Water”, Proceedings of National Conference on ‘Scientific Solutions for Waste Management & Pollution Control’ at Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, Vidisha (MP) on 4th October 2004, pp105-108.
  7. Janhavi Inamdar, S. K. Singh, “Waste water disinfection and recycling at house hold level using solar detoxification” Proceedings of the 1st National Conference on Advances in Energy Research at IIT Mumbai on 4th and 5th Dec 2006, pp.201-204 .
  8. Article entitled ‘Waste Water Disinfection and Recycling at Household Level Using Solar Detoxification’ accepted for publishing in an Icfai’s professional Reference book: “Wastewater Recycling and Reuse”. Date of publication: March 2009.