Mechanical Engineering Department

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was started in 1986 with an intake of 60 students. Today the department has an intake of 180 students with faculty strength of 52. The Department offers the undergraduate programme of B.E in Mechanical Engineering and 2 PG programmes - M. Tech in Energy Systems Engineering and Machine Design with an intake of 18 students each. The Department is also a recognized research centre under VTU Belagavi, with 9 guides and more than 26 Ph.D students both internal and external including 3 full-time Research Scholars. The department has excellent infrastructural facilities in terms of class rooms and laboratories. The faculty members are engaged in research activities with sponsored research projects worth more than Rs. 90 Lakhs already executed. A research project of Rs. 77.28 Lakhs is in progress in micromachining area with 50% fund sharing by Karnataka Council for Technological Upgradation; Government of Karnataka. The department has excellent research outputs in terms of publications in refereed International Journals and National and International Conferences, with a total number of 171 publications in the last 3 years. The faculty members in the department have been continuously updating their technical expertise and knowledge by attending/organizing seminars, conferences and workshops. Many faculty have won several awards and sponsorships for attending and conducting seminars and conferences.

To produce Mechanical engineers of the highest quality who are professionally competent and highly qualified to suit the needs of industries and organizations by promoting excellence in teaching, learning and research.
The Dept. of Mechanical Engineering is committed to –
  • Provide high quality education to the students, to fulfill the requirements of a ‘Global Engineer’.
  • Constantly strive to improve the teaching-learning methods, in order to deliver good academic programs.
  • To respond to the fast evolving scientific and technological challenges in a highly competitive world.
  • To inculcate, ethics, integrity, honesty, credibility, social and environmental consciousness.
To satisfy the mission of the mechanical engineering program, the graduates will:
  • Be able to research, design, develop, test, evaluate, and implement engineering solutions to problems that are of a complexity encountered in professional practice.
  • Be able to communicate and perform as an effective engineering professional in both individual and team-based project environments.
  • Consider the ethical implications and societal impacts of engineering solutions.
  • Continuously improve through lifelong learning.
  • PO1: Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • PO3: 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.
  • P04: 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.
  • PO5: 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.
  • PO6: 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.
  • PO7: 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.
  • PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • P09: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO10: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 clearinstruct
  • PO11: 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.
  • PO12: 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.
  • PSO 1: Ability to identify and use mechanical engineering literature and apply it in written, oral, and graphical communication in technical environments.
  • PSO2: Ability to apply mechanical engineering principles to write specifications, do fabrication, testing, operation and documentation of basic mechanical systems or processes.