Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune


Established u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956. 

MHRD, Government of India  has placed DIAT (DU) in Category 'A' Deemed University  & 'NAAC' and NBA Accredited

(An Autonomous Organization, Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India)

Department Of Applied Mathematics


Modeling and Simulation 

Course Structure



Brief Introduction about the Department

The Department of Applied Mathematics came into existence with the inception of Institute of Armament Studies in 1953 as Faculty of Applied Mathematics. The faculty constituted of three departments: (1) Applied Mathematics (2) Ballistics (3) Statistics. In 1991 the three departments merged into one and named it as Department of Applied Mathematics.

Department of Applied Mathematics offers a two year M. Tech., Multidisciplinary programme: Modelling & Simulation and also offers a Doctoral Degree programme in the areas of Applied Mathematics.

The aim of the Department was to provide training in depth knowledge of various modelling and simulation techniques and also mathematical topics to various courses conducted at DIAT. Since then the Department members have been actively involved in the research in different fields of applied mathematics such as ballistics, flight dynamics, hydro dynamics, hydro-ballistics, Numerical Methods and Optimization. Recently the Department has also developed expertise in the advanced Modelling and Simulation techniques like Neural Network, Fuzzy Logic and Genetic Algorithm. The Department also has an expertise in the field of Statistics, Probability and in Cryptography. The present strength of the Department is five and one visiting faculty. The Department is also actively engaged in handling the projects from various agencies.

Vision of the Department

To provide high quality education, research and training in Applied Mathematics and in the Multidisciplinary area: “Modelling and Simulation” for solving the complex problems.

Mission of the Department
  • To build strong teaching and research environment for basic and applied research with thrust to defence related problems.
  • To encourage and help the students community to develop mathematical and statistical models and also exploit available tools for solving real life and defence related problems.
  • To become a premier department in the country in the area of “Modelling and Simulation” and applications of mathematics.
  • To provide high quality education, research and customised training in the area of “Modelling and Simulation” for DRDO Scientists, Service Officers, DPSU and other civilian community.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
  • The department of Applied Mathematics is committed to impart knowledge related to Modelling & Simulation and applied mathematical techniques to students and service officers to obtain realistic and reasonable solutions for real world and defence related problems to meet the challenges of current and future requirements of nation.
  •  Being an interdisciplinary programme, such knowledge can help to solve the problem holistically and to achieve successful career and professional accomplishment.
  • To inculcate positive attitude, professional ethics, effective communication and interpersonal skills which would facilitate them to succeed in the chosen profession exhibiting creativity and innovation through research and development both as team member and as well as leader.
Programme Outcomes (POs)
  • The department imparts higher education and training in the field of modelling and simulation meeting the defence, industries and academic requirement of the country.
  • Various courses offered under his programme help to develop various mathematical models cutting across the boundaries and to understand simulation techniques.
  • After providing the appropriate training in computation and simulation methods and imparting knowledge on contemporary issues, students are well equipped to tackle challenges in the related field.
  • This is a unique capability which helps the students to establish themselves as a successful professional.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams involving interpersonal skills.
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems of multidisciplinary nature.



Faculty Interaction with Outside World 

Focused Areas of Research

  • Mathematical Modelling and Simulation

  • Image Processing

  • Fluid Flow through Porous Media

  • Numerical Methods

- Boundary Element Methods

- Finite Volume Methods

- Finite Elements Methods

- Parallel Computing

  • Heat and Mass Transfer

  • Bio-Mechanics

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Boundary Layer Theory

  • Cryptography


Sponsored R&D Projects

Sr. No Title of the Project Investigator(s) Sponsoring Agency Funding (Lakhs) Status
Flight Dynamics of study of shell 130mm HE Extended range Dr (Mrs.) S. D Naik, Sc ‘F’   Dr R N Pralhad, Sc ‘F’ Ordinance Factory, Ambazari 10 July 2001


Air-Crew common escape system Dr R N Pralhad, Sc ‘F’ Air HQ, Delhi
May 2002


Implementation of· NTRU Encryption· and· NTRU digital Signatures Dr Deodhar PACE Soft Silicon Pvt. Ltd
June 2002


Modeling of Unmeasurable Combat Variables using Fuzzy Logic Techniques Dr R N Pralhad, Sc ‘F’ WARDEC
2009 Completed
Combat· decision Support System for Military Operations Using Advanced Modeling Techniques Dr R N Pralhad, Sc ‘F’ WARDEC
2009 Completed
Simulation of Operations on SRE ATCR-33S radar Display Dr R N Pralhad, Sc ‘F’ 7 Tetra Air Force
2009 Completed
“Air Combat Potential Evaluation”, Sponsored By Integrated Defense Dr R N Pralhad, Sc ‘F’ -do-

8 Motion of Shock Wave and The Evaluation of Shock Pressures With Unsteady Density Profile, Sponsored by Principle Investigator Dr (Mrs.) S. D Naik, Sc ‘F’ (PI) Dr D. Pradhan ER & IPR, Delhi 12.38 Lakhs 2009-2013 Completed
9 Non-Newtonian Nano fluid model for blood flow through Asymmetric, tapered stenotic dynamic artery in the presence of catheter Dr. D. Srikanth· (PI) Prof. S K Das DIAT (DU), Girinagar, Pune 9.2 Lakhs From May 2015 In Progress
10 Numerical investigation of flow and heat transfer of chemically reacting MHD Newtonian nanofluids through porous boundaries
Dr.Odelu Ojjela (PI)
& Dr. Debasish  Pradhan(Co-PI)

DIAT(DU), Pune 8.5 Lakhs Two years form
December, 2017.
( in Progress)

Infrastructure / Research Facilities
Laboratories Available Simulation Softwares
  • Simulation Tools Lab.


  • Statistical Software: 'R'

Name of the Faculty Members Designation Telephone No.
Dr. Samir.K.Das Professor  
020 - 2430 4081
Dr. Somanchi VSSNVG Krishna Murthy Associate Professor and Head 020 - 2430 4083
Dr. D. Srikanth Assistant Professor 020 - 2430 4386
Dr. Odelu Ojjela Assistant Professor 020 - 2430 4085
Dr. Debasish Pradhan Assistant Professor 020 - 2430 4087