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  • Department of Mechanical Engineering - Overview

Head of the Department : Dr. Bheemsha Arya

Department of Mechanical Engineering started the Under Graduate programme in the year 1946 with an intake of 60 which increased to 100 in 2001 and to 120 in the year 2006 and 180 in the year 2014. The Post Graduate programme was started in the year 1986 in Machine Design with 18 students. Another Post Graduate programme in the field of Manufacturing Science and Engineering has been started in the year 2014. The department is recognized as a research centre by VTU. The Department also supports BE degree in Mechanical Engineering (Evening) as per VTU requirements since 1973.

The department is adequately funded by various government bodies and supported by industries. A research grant to the tune of 7.5 crores is funded to the department by various external agencies such as DST, AICTE, DRDO, AR&DB etc. The department has good number of MOUs with various sectors of industry ranging from automotive to manufacturing domains. Various societies like ISAMPE, SAE, FPSI, and ASHRAE etc. have their student chapters in the campus bridging the gap between industry and academia. Industrial training, bridge courses are conducted periodically in the department for industries such as Scania Commercial Vehicles India Pvt. Ltd, FPSI etc. Department of Mechanical Engineering is accredited by NBA for 5 years on the basis of Washington accord.


To become a center of excellence in educating students to become successful Mechanical Engineers.


  • To empower the students with fundamentals for successful career in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

  • To continue their education through post-graduation, research & development.

  • To provide service to the society.

Established: 1973

Sanctioned Intake: 90

Status of the Department: Grant in Aid VTU Recognized R & D Centre

Laboratories: Hydraulics Lab, Machine Shop, Production Technology Lab, Design Lab, Turbo Machine Lab, Photo- Elasticity Lab, Measurement Lab, Heat Transfer Lab, Metal Casting Lab, Metrology Lab, CAD/CAM Lab And IC Engines Lab.

Other Facilities: Department Library