Shri Tribhuwan Singh Kathayat, President,
Welspun Corp. Ltd, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Shri Jayanti Sanghvi, MD, M/s Sanghvi Forging, Vadodara


Shri C. Tandi, Executive Director & Head IEOT,
ONGC Complex, Panvel, Navi Mumbai

Vice Chairman:

Prof. R.C. Prasad, Pillai Institute of Information Technology, Panvel

Hon. Secretary:

Shri Ajit Bhandakkar, Sr. Manager, HAL Nashik

Hon. Treasurer:

Shri Niraj Kumar, Scientist, Heavy Water Division, BARC, Mumbai


Shri P.K. Pandey, Chief General Manager (Operations), Indraprastha Gas Ltd.
Shri P.N. Neelakandan, Sr. GM-Quality Assurance, Wind World (India) Ltd., Mumbai
Shri Sandeep H. Vyas, GM(EPC Pipelines), Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Ltd., Navi Mumbai
Dr. Nagesh S. Kini, Principal Scientist & Head Centre of Excellence-Materials Science, Thermax Ltd. Pune
Shri M.K. Mathur, Chief Engineer & Group Head NPCIL, Mumbai
Shri Atul Bakare, Addl. Regional Director, RCMA, CEMILAC, Nashik
Shri Sanjay Goel, Vice President-Works, JSW Steel Coated Products Ltd.
Shri Amit Dave, Director, Met-Heat Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Vadodara
Shri Nitin Amte, Jt. GM, Essar Steel India
Shri Uday Shankar Prasad, Vice President, Anand Teknow Aids Engg. India Ltd., Dapodi, Pune
Shri Amit Kumar Singh, Scientist ‘C’, RCMA(AA), Pune, Armament Post, Pashan, Pune
Shri Subodh S. Bonde, Director, Subodh Metallurgicals Pvt. Ltd., Rabale Navi Mumbai
Shri Parikshit S. Gupta, Director, Om Heat Treatment Pvt. Ltd., Rabale, Navi Mumbai
Shri Sanjay Patil, DGM, Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel Pvt. Ltd., Khopoli
Dr. Pankaj Kumar, Sr. Manager (R & D), Lakshmi Precision Screws Ltd., Rohtak Haryana


Dr. Vivekanand Kain, Head Corrosion Division, BARC, Mumbai
Prof. V.S. Raja, Dept. of MEMS, IIT Bombay
Dr. Anil Bhardwaj, GM & Head, Materials & Corrosion Section, IEOT, ONGC, Panvel, Navi Mumbai
Shri P. D. Bahukhandi, ED(QC), M/s Indian Oil Corporation Ali Yavar Jung Marg, Bandra (E), Mumbai
Dr. Priam Pillai, COO, Pillai Institute of Information Technology, Panvel
Dr. S. T. Salunke, Vice President, NRB Bearings, Mumbai
Shri Narendra Kumar, MD, Indraprastha Gas Ltd., New Delhi

Contact us at:

Prof. R.C. Prasad
Vice Chairman Mumbai Chapter
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus,
Sector-16, New Panvel – 410206
Tel.: 2745 6100 / 2745 1700 (Ext) – 156
Fax: 27483208 Mob.: 09869236812
Email: rssppa@gmail.com / rcprasad@mes.ac.in / rcp@iitb.ac.in

Editors of Newsletter:
Prof. R.C. Prasad
Shri Ajit Bhandakkar

The Society for Failure Analysis was established in the year 2006 with the patronage from many eminent experts with a mission to reduce failures that are estimated to cost 3-4% of GDP in a developing country.

Aims & Objectives of SFA

  • Promote, encourage and develop growth of “Art and Science of “Failure Analysis”.
  • Stimulate interest in compilation of database for effective identification of root causes of failures and their mitigation.
  • To serve as a common forum for individuals, organizations and industries interested to investigate root cause of failures.
  • Establish liaison with Government, academic and research institutions, commercial bodies and individuals on methodologies
    of failure analysis and render help.
  • Collaborate with appropriate international organizations for the promotion of common objectives.
  • Train personnel to conduct systematic failure analysis.
  • Identify and recommend areas for research and development in the country, to prevent failures.

In order to fulfil the above objectives, the society organises lectures, workshops, clinics, conferences, seminars, colloquia and courses related to failure analysis at different regional chapters spread across the country and networks with professional bodies, in addition to bringing out periodic newsletters.


For the first time, the Theme-Symposium on Failure Analysis is being jointly conducted by The Society for Failure Analysis and The Indian Institute of Metals during the NMD-ATM 2014. For further details about the society, kindly see the web page: www.sfaindia.org