Department of
Mechanical Engineering

All programmes are approved by AICTE

Accredited by NBA under Tier - I (Washington Accord) category

Mechanical Engineering
@ Vel Tech

The Department started in the year 2001, nurtures graduates who can meet the rapidly changing needs of the mechanical core Industry which requires skillful Mechanical Engineers. B.Tech. – Mechanical Engineering Program is the first in South India among the Deemed to be University to get accredited by NBA Accreditation under Tier -1 Category. The department has got a team of highly qualified faculty members, many holding doctoral and post-doctoral degrees from the leading institutes across the globe, to train the best minds. Every year more than 60-70% of final year students are provided with internship in reputed industries across the country and students are deputed to International Universities to do their semester abroad programs. This Program is designed to prepare the students for successful careers in a variety of specialty areas associated with the application of applied mechanics; design and manufacturing; vibrations and controls; energy systems; materials; thermal engineering and automation. This has facilitated the students to be readily employable in Industries or to pursue their higher studies in elite Universities in India and abroad.

Dr.A.T.Ravichandran

Prof.Dr.A.T. Ravichandran

HoD, Mechanical Engineering

“Interactive way of teaching with modern tools via smart classrooms helps in engaging students in their learning”

Vision

To be a centre of excellence for education and research in the field of Mechanical Engineering to meet the national as well as global challenges.

Mision

• To educate and enrich effective and responsible engineers for national as well as global requirements by providing quality education.
• To maintain vital state of the art research facilities to provide its students and faculty with opportunities to create, interpret, apply and disseminate knowledge.
• To develop linkages with the world class organizations and educational institutions in India and abroad for excellence in teaching, industry and research.
• To cultivate and promote entrepreneurship using industry and R&D facilities of the university.

Pedagogy

Mechanical Engineering is a diverse discipline that encompasses the teaching, practice and leadership of others in the development and application of scientific principles to mechanical systems. The teaching goal is viewed as, students are expertise in independent innovation, interpersonal communication and inter-operability. The content of teaching should be focused on the latest scientific and technological achievements and it is necessary that students’ pursuit for the course by solving engineering problems. Practical cases were adopted as a teaching methodology for the development of professional skills and engineering ability. Integration of research-based teaching by faculty, activity based learning by students, in-class instructing, field practicing, extensive reading, teacher’s mentoring and student’s self-studying leads good teaching - learning results along with new developing thoughts.

The Programme Educational Objectives are to prepare students to:

  • Apply modern analytical, computational, simulation tools and techniques on engineering materials, thermal sciences, applied mechanics and manufacturing methods to address the global challenges faced in mechanical and allied engineering streams.
  • Adapt new and recent techniques of engineering science and their applications to conceive, organize and develop the design of engineering systems.
  • Work as an individual and in teams on multi-disciplinary assignments in industries, research organizations and academic institutions both in national and global level through collaboration.
  • Demonstrate techno-commercial skills such as research interest and entrepreneurial ability in students to cater the societal problems.

The Mechanical Engineering Program Students will be able to:

  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems
  • Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Life-long learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Mechanical Engineering Program students will be able to:

  • Apply their knowledge in the domains of design, manufacturing and thermal sciences to solve engineering problems using advanced technology.
  • Engage professionally in industries or as entrepreneurs by applying innovative ideas in design and manufacturing using modern CAD/CAE/CAM tools.

Student Outcomes (SO) defined by ABET – Engineering Accreditation Commission

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Department Highlights

  • About 40% of faculty members are with doctoral qualification from eminent Institutions like IIT, IISC, Bangalore, NITS, Deakin University, Melbourne Australia, Hiroshima University, Japan etc., and post-doctoral degrees from Institutions such as IISC Bangalore, Concordia University - Canada, University of Tennessee – USA, etc
  • Department has received Rs. 250.68 Lakhs from the Government funding agencies such as Aeronautics R&D Board, DRDO and DST towards R&D projects during the last three years.
  • Faculty members have published more than 460 research papers in Internationally reputed Journals.
  • Filed Eight (8) patents during the last three years.

International Internships / Projects

Our students do internship and projects in reputed Institutions / Industries like

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Fraunhofer Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (IZFP), Germany

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA), France

Latest News

27Jan

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Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronics Systems

Prof. Dr. Shuvra Das, University of Detroit Mercy, USA, delivering the Short Course on “Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronics Systems” to Mechanical Engineering Students, from January 27 to 30, 2020.

13Dec

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Practical Aspects Of Finite Element Analysis

Workshop on on “Practical Aspects Of Finite Element Analysis” Resource person Prof.Dr.Dilip K Mahanty, Professor , Department of Mechanical Engineering,Mukesh Patel Petel School Of Technology Management & Engineering,NMMS Deemed to be University.

21Nov

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MATLAB Programming for Metaheuristic Optimization Techniques PoMP 19

Dr. M. Siva Kumar, Professor, Department of Medical Engineering,Vel Tech,Resource person for Six days Faculty Development Programme on “MATLAB Programming for Metaheuristic Optimization Techniques PoMP 19” on November 21 to 23 & 28 to 30, 2019.

22Oct

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Innovative Project Presentation KARYAYOJANA 2K19

Innovative Project Presentation KARYAYOJANA 2K19, in the field of Mechanical Engineering related to social problems and issues related in their field.



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Chettan Nikhil
(2015-19 Batch),
Placed at Capgemini, Chennai

I am very grateful to the Management and my Faculty for their untiring effort to ensure a flourishing career for us. They has always been with us all the times, when needed.


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Nishant Kumar Nath
(2016-20 Batch),
Placed at Accenture, Chennai

The campus drive conducted in Vel Tech was well organized and streamlined. I am really glad to have been placed in Capgemini, Chennai. I thank the entire mechanical engineering department for giving me proper guidance which helped me to clear the technical rounds during my interview.

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Diva Sharma
(2016-20 Batch),
Got opportunity to carry out the minor project at Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia and Capstone project at Germany.

If I have to rate the project opportunities at abroad through Vel Tech, I would give it 10 out of 10. As the Mechanical Engineering department helped us regularly by convening technical discussion with foreign professors in view of getting the project opportunities at abroad.

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Allam Gopiraju
(2016 – 20 Batch)

Studying at Vel Tech Mechanical Engineering Department has been a wonderful experience in the context of technical knowledge, practical exposure through the research laboratories and motivational culture to participate in extra- curricular activities.