Professor R. C. Patel
Prof. R C Patel graduated in Mechanical (1954) and Electrical Engineering (1955) with honors and at top of his class from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India. After that Prof. Patel went to England on scholarship for further studies and obtained Master of Science from University of Birmingham.
After returning to India, he joined Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Maharaja
Sayajirao University of Baroda. He held various teaching positions in the college
and became Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1968), Principal of Polytechnic (1975-
He was a brilliant student and teacher. He wrote many engineering books on subjects like Machine Design, Hydraulics, Heat Engines and various Engineering subjects. He was very popular with students and was liked by students and staff.
C. J. Karamchandani
Chetandas Jethanand Karamchandani -
After partition in 1947 he immigrated to Baroda, Gujarat as a refugee and soon after that he joined Kalabhavan, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He retired from Polytechnic, M. S. University in 1971 as Senior Lecturer. He received numerous honors and recognitions during his tenure at the University.
In addition to being a teacher, in 1962 he co-
He was strong supporter of good education at all levels of education. He was a cofounder of an Elementary and High School in Baroda and remained on its board for many years. He was also an avid sportsman and served as Coach and Manager of many sports teams from the M.S. University of Baroda.
To honor their legacy, their families have decided to publish these books online for the benefit of all the students and educators in the field of Heat Engines and Thermodynamics. These books can be downloaded at no cost.