Department of Mechanical Engineering


Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 1979 with the intake of 60 students for undergraduate curriculum leading to Bachelor’s degree. Later, the intake was increased to 120 students on demand from industries and research institutes. Post-graduation curriculum leading to Master's degrees in the area of Machine Design was started in 2002 with the intake of 18 students and Thermal Power Engineering was started in 2010 with the intake of 18 students. The Department is also having Research Centre and Product Development Cell. Department is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and is duly approved by Institution of Engineers India Kolkata. Department was duly accredited by National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi Thrice.

Considering the potential and talents available in the department, various state and central government funding agencies like AICTE, DST, FIST, UGC, DBT, ICSSR, VGST, KSCST and KSBDB have extended their financial support to the tune of over 90 lakhs since last four years. Department strives hard for academic excellence through personalized attention with an ideal teacher-student ratio of 1:15. Faculties’ contribution in research activities are evidenced by their publications of 70 at national and international peer reviewed conferences and journals. At present in the department 24 students have been registered for Ph.D. and are at various stages of their research activities and also 5 students are awarded Ph.D. by VTU.

The Department is continuously striving to achieve excellence in education, academic and industry oriented research as well as consultancy work with service to the society. Our research activities are primarily focused on Composites, Alternative fuels, Electronic Engine Management, Fracture Mechanics, Precision Engineering. We aim to provide our students a perfect blend of intellectual and practical experiences, which helps them to serve our society and address a variety of needs. At the end of our program, students are prepared for entry-level work as a mechanical engineer as well as for the post-graduate study in mechanical engineering or in another discipline, where a fundamental engineering background constitutes a desirable foundation. Both undergraduates and postgraduates are well placed in leading industries as well as in the higher research level institutions of international recognition.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, being one of the largest and oldest departments of the Institute, caters to its students with class tutorial and state-of-the-art laboratories. Apart from carrying out practical classes as per academic curriculum, Workshops caters to needs of different departments of the Institute in terms of executing works of their BE, MTech and PhD students as well as other related research works. The Department also welcomes students from other departments of the institute as a gesture of support to their time-to-time academic and research needs.

Industry Institute Interactions: Industry institute Interactions is quite strong and as a result, the students are exposed to live problems of the industry and are aware of the culture of the industry. A holistic training module is adapted to enable the students to meet the requirements of ever changing demands of the industry. Most of the faculty members have industrial experience and have continuous contacts with neighboring industries. Industrial experts are regularly invited to department to address the students through seminars and symposiums. Faculty members also visit industries to address their pressing needs and provide consultancy and testing services.

Major Facilities: Department has all the necessary infrastructure and laboratory training facility needed for UG and PG academic programmes. In addition to this, department also has FFT analyzer, VMC-1000 Vertical Axis Machine Centre, 6-Axis Articulated Robot, Creep Testing Machine, CNC Lathe Model-SPIN Master, Pin on Disc Wear testing Machine, Computerized VCR Engine Test Rig, Emission Analyzer, Material Testing facility, High Speed Internal Grinding Machine, Profile Projector, Hydraulic Hot press of 40 ton capacity.

Training Programmes: The recruitment training is conducted by professionals from in-house resources as well as professional trainers from the corporate world. Students are exposed to industries by arranging frequent industrial visits and conducting workshops and seminars by industrial experts. Our Alumni have excelled in their profession and are in responsible positions in multinational companies spread across the globe. They are also holding key positions in many reputed companies in India. Some of the Major companies visiting institute for campus placement are: TCS, JSW, INDO-MIM, Triveni Gas Turbine, Tech Mahindra, L&T, Keane, iGate, SLK, Sriram Transport, RR Steels, As Tech, Bosch, Raymonds, Kirloskar Ferrous, Indus Towers, West Line Shipping.

MOU'S and Collaborations:

» MOU-is signed in the year July-2013 between Research center of Mechanical Engineering Department, and M/S ASKAR MICRONS, Mysore, a leading CNC machine tool manufacturer. This MoU is made to Design and Develop high speed motorized CNC milling spindle.

» MOU is signed in the year 2014 between the Research center of Mechanical Engineering Department and DHIO Research and Engineering, Pvt.Ltd. Bangalore, This MoU is for the purpose of technical support of DHIO in various projects undertaken by the Department.

Seminars and Symposiums:

Department regularly arranges number of seminars, industrial visits, invited talks and symposium for overall development of students. Department organizes national level technical symposium -Mech-I-Prix. The main aim of organizing this symposium is to provide a platform to promote innovation, invention, creativity, exhibition of skills and talents in different areas of technical field. The symposium provide an opportunity to the students across the country to participate in different events. Various events organized in Mech-I-Prix are Paper Presentation, Techno Innovator, Journalist, Prix Quiz, Side Kick, Mr. Mechanic, Event-X, Mock Placement etc.