Mechanical Engineering




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The Department of Mechanical Engineering started in 1986 with an intake of 40 students, today has an intake of 120. The Department offers an Undergraduate programme, BTech in Mechanical Engineering and one Postgraduate programe - M.Tech. Machine Design with an intake of 18 students. With excellent infrastructural facilities in terms of class rooms and laboratories, the faculty are engaged in research activities and sponsored research projects worth more than Rs. 90 Lakhs are 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. The faculty members 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. Students are exposed and trained in facilities like Automotive Learning factory, Fronius Welding Simulation, Industrial version CNC machine etc.


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 ofa ‘Global Engineer’
  • Constantly strive to improve the teaching-learning methods, in order to deliver good academic programs
  • Respond to the fast evolving scientific and technological challengesin a highly competitive world
  • Inculcate, ethics, integrity, honesty, credibility, social and environmental consciousness

Mechanical Engineering graduates of the institution shall be able to

  • Work in industry, government and research organizations to do research, design, develop, test, evaluate and implement cutting edge engineering solutions to problems encountered in professional practice
  • Communicate and perform as an effective engineering professional in both individual and team-based project environments in industrial and research based organizations
  • Consider the ethical implications and societal impact of engineering solutions including environment and sustainability
  • Continuously improve lifelong learning through active participation in professional & societal development, adapt to new cultures and emerging career opportunities
  • 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 the 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 clear instructions
  • 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

    At the end of the program students shall be able to

  • PSO 1: Apply the concepts and principles of design and to develop solutions to real world problems useful to industries and society in general, which are ethically right, economically sound and environmentally sustainable
  • PSO2: Apply thermal engineering principles in solving problems related to the domain, to improve efficiency, reduce losses and pollution and effectively harness different forms of renewable sources of energy for the betterment of future generations
  • PSO3: Recognize the importance of manufacturing process and its role in industrial development and provide knowledge about the basics and advances to improve productivity
  • CNC LAB.

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Computer Aided Engineering Graphics

This laboratory is used by first year students of chemistry cycle

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Engineering Skill Development Lab

Basic engineering skills like cutting, making joints etc are taught here.

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Machine Shop

Workshop which consists of different types of machine tools like Lathe, shaper, milling

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Foundry, Forging and Welding

In this lab experiments are conducted to evaluate the performance of Pelton turbine.

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Material Testing Laboratory

Laboratory is equipped with instruments such as Universal testing,

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Fluid Machinery Lab

In this lab experiments are conducted to evaluate the performance of Pelton turbine

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Metrology and Measurements Lab

Engineering metrology is a very important subject for mechanical engineers.

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This course is offered as a part of the curriculum for VI semester .

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Energy Conversion Lab

The energy conversion engineering lab conducted for fourth semester

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Dynamics Lab

Dynamics and vibrations are integral part of understanding many physical systems

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Heat and Mass Transfer lab

In this lab experiments are conducted in all the three modes of heat transfer..

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Active Learning

Department implements active learning laboratory for Industrial Robotics course.

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Centre for Condition Monitoring

The centre works in the areas of tool condition monitoring, vibration based condition monitoring, artificial neural network based modelling and use of wavelet transform for signal processing. This centre was established in the year 2008 with a funding of Rs. 6.5 Lakhs from VTU under Research Grant Scheme.

Centre for Advanced Machining Research

The centre works in the area of high speed machining studies, tool wear measurement and evaluation, vibration data acquisition and surface roughness evaluation. This centre was established in the year 2013 with funding of Rs. 17.4 Lakhs from AICTE under Research Promotion Scheme and Rs. 0.15 Lakhs from IE(I) under Grant for R&D. The building space of the centre is 16 X16 sq.ft.

Centre for System Design, Fabrication and Testing

The research centre focuses on design, fabrication and testing of piezoelectric based micro actuators, thermoelectric based cooling systems, micro pumps, micro air vehicles, mini piezo-hydraulic drive systems, linear piezo-drives (Piezo stepping and inchworm mechanism) with sub-micrometer positioning accuracy and macro displacement range. Center also works towards development of new robot calibration techniques to determine the positioning and orientation error of robot arm. The following is a list of research projects are being executed in this research center.

  • Peltier based Cabinet cooling system, Air coolant system and High-Speed Spindle Cooling System
  • Piezowafer actuated Valveless Micropump
  • Piezo-hydraulic and electromagnetic high-pressure pump
  • Piezo actuator based prototype actuator with hydraulic displacement amplification
  • Micro heat sinks for microprocessor cooling applications
  • Piezo stepping actuator and Piezoactuator based Inchworm Drive
  • Piezoactuator based Flapping Type Micro Air Vehicle
  • Estimation of end-effector position and orientation error of a 3-DOF robotic arm

Centre for Research on Vibration Isolation System

Many industrial processes and equipment demand for active vibration isolation systems for their accurate functioning. Vibration isolation are of two types namely active vibration isolation and passive vibration isolation. Passive vibration isolation refers to vibration isolation by passive techniques such as rubber pads or mechanical springs. Active vibration isolation refers to vibration isolation by employing electric power, sensors, actuators and control systems.

An active vibration isolation system is developed using stacked piezoactuator. Amplitude and frequency of disturbing vibrations are measured in real time and a vibration signal out of phase by 180 degrees but of the same frequency is generated to nullify the induced vibration using stacked piezoactuator. The following is a list of research projects are being executed in this research center.

  • Development of piezoactuator based active vibration isolation unit.
  • Investigations on vibration assisted micromilling/ micro drilling.
  • Design on vibration isolation system for micromilling.
  • Design of high voltage driver for piezoactuator based active vibration isolation system.
  • Design of embedded controller for piezoactuator based active vibration isolation unit

Centre for Tool Based Micromachining Research

Micro systems find wide applications in biomedical electronics, optics, micro-mechanics, micro-fluidics, dies, moulds, etc. Component parts used in these systems have feature dimensions in micrometres and part volumes less than 1 mm3. Manufacture of these components with high accuracy is a challenge. The important research fields in this research center is on Micro-Electro-Discharge Machining and Tool based Micro Machining. Micro-Electro-Discharge Machining (micro-EDM) is a thermo-electric process for machining electrically conducting materials regardless of their mechanical properties. Being a non-contact process, micro-EDM is one of the best alternative methods that can be used for machining high aspect ratio 3D micro structures. Tool-based Mechanical Micro Machining technology is gaining importance in Micro-Electro Mechanical System device fabrication because of its ability to machine 3D micro features on different engineering materials. The following is a list of research projects are being executed in this research center.

  • Design and development of table-top CNC Micromilling machine with piezoactuated workpiece feeding system
  • Design and development of table-top CNC Micro-EDM with piezoactuated workpiece feeding system
  • Design and development of peltier based compressed air coolant system for micro milling
  • Design and development of peltier based high speed spindle cooling system
  • Design and development of electrical continuity based tool-workpiece registration sensor
  • Design and development of different shaped micro tool grinding system for micro-EDM
  • 3D geometrical simulation of Micro EDM process

Centre for Research on Vibration Isolation System

Many industrial processes and equipment demand for active vibration isolation systems for their accurate functioning. Vibration isolation are of two types namely active vibration isolation and passive vibration isolation. Passive vibration isolation refers to vibration isolation by passive techniques such as rubber pads or mechanical springs. Active vibration isolation refers to vibration isolation by employing electric power, sensors, actuators and control systems.

An active vibration isolation system is developed using stacked piezoactuator. Amplitude and frequency of disturbing vibrations are measured in real time and a vibration signal out of phase by 180 degrees but of the same frequency is generated to nullify the induced vibration using stacked piezoactuator. The following is a list of research projects are being executed in this research center.

  • Development of piezoactuator based active vibration isolation unit.
  • Investigations on vibration assisted micromilling/ micro drilling.
  • Design on vibration isolation system for micromilling.
  • Design of high voltage driver for piezoactuator based active vibration isolation system.
  • Design of embedded controller for piezoactuator based active vibration isolation unit

Centre for Alternative Fuel Research

Research is focused on performance enhancement and reduction of emissions from I.C. Engines consuming alternative fuels.

The experimentation on performance characteristic, P-θ diagram and heat release data are conducted on:

  • Computerized 4 stroke fixed compression ratio diesel / dual fuel engine
  • Computerized 4 stroke variable compression ratio diesel / dual fuel engine
  • Computerized 4 stroke twin spark plug petrol engine

Research Grants

Sl.No. Title of the Project Funding Agency Grant Received(Rs.) Date Sanctioned Duration Status Principal Investigator
1 Creation of Laboratory for environmental monitoring AICTE, MODROBS 11,13,334 1 MArch 2020 2 Years Ongoing Dr. Shashikanth Karinka
2 Effect of friction stir welding process parameters on the microstructure and mechanical properties of ultrafine grained titanium elements SERB 18,30,000 21 November 2019 3 years On going Mr. Rajath N Rao
3 Surface Integrity studies during milling of magnesium aluminium alloys used in aerospace applications for improved functional performance Aeronautics R&D Board.(DRDO)

10,00,000 16 May 2019 3 Years Ongoing Dr. Srinivasa Pai P
4 Temperature measurement device for evaluating temperature changes in the gingival sulcus and correlating it to gingival disease. Nitte University –NMAMIT (Joint) 56,000 9 March 2018 0.6 Years Completed Dr. Shashikantha Karinka
5 Redesign and development of multipurpose power tiller for crop production- Special reference to paddy University of Agriculture and Horticultural Research station, Brahmavara 10,00,000 18 January 2018 1 Year Ongoing Dr. D K Shreekantha
Dr. Shashikantha Karinka
6 Design, fabrication and testing of a solar stove using reflectors for domestic purpose NID Ahmadabad- MSME Scheme, GoI 2,01,000 16 January 2018 1 Year Completed Dr. Shashikantha Karinka
7 Design, development and testing of pullback toy car mechanism NID Ahmadabad- MSME Scheme, GoI 2,00,000 27 December 2017 1 Year Completed Dr. Shashikantha Karinka
8 Design And Development of Mini Hydraulic Drive System for Robotic Applications AICTE, New Delhi (RPS) 10,17,647 4 August 2017 3 Years On Going Dr. Muralidhara
9 Tool Based Micromachining Research Management & KCTU, Bangalore 77,28,000 19 July 2017 2 Years Ongoing Dr. Muralidhara
10 Machinebility studies in niti shape memory alloys. Management 5,00,000 28 June 2017 3 Years Ongoing Dr. Srinivasa Pai P – PI,
Mr. Grynel D’Mello– Co-PI
11 Design and development of piezoactuator based inchworm drive with macro displacement range and sub micrometer positioning accuracy. Management 15,00,000 28 June 2017 3 years Ongoing Dr. Muralidhara-PI
12 Development of Patient Lift System for Justice K S Hegde Charitable Hospital, Deralakatte, Mangaluru. Nitte University 16,000 2017 1 Year Ongoing Mr. Melwyn Rajesh Castelino
13 Design, Development And Testing Of A Screw Press Expeller For Honne Oil Extraction NID Ahmadabad- MSME Scheme, GoI 2,00,000 6 March 2017 1 Year Completed Dr. Shashikantha Karinka
14 Design and Development of Voltage Drive for Piezo-Hydraulic Pump with Active Valves TEQIP- Phase-II 80,000 2016 1 Year Completed Dr. Muralidhar
15 Surface Roughness Optimization During High Speed Machining of Biodegradable Magnesium TEQIP- Phase-II 1,05,330 2016 1 Year Completed Dr. Srinivasa Pai P.
16 Design and Fabrication of a Multiple Biodiesel Seed Decorticator NID Ahmadabad 1,02,500 26 March 2015 1 Year Completed Dr. Shashikantha Karinka
17 Design Fabrication and Testing of Micro pump Manufactured using Tool Based Micromachining Process for Drug Delivery System VGST 30,000 28 February 2017 6 month Completed Dr. Muralidhar
18 Surface Roughness Evaluation of Turned Surface using computer vision system IE (India) 15,000 31 March 2014 1 Year Completed Dr.Srinivas Pai P
19 Modeling and optimization of surface Roughness in Ti- based alloys using vibration monitoring AICTE, New Delhi 17,40,000 31 March 2013 3 Year Completed Dr.Srinivas Pai P
20 Embedded control system design for position & tracking control of a prototype actuator SERB, DST, New Delhi 16,14,000 20 September 2014 3 Years Completed Dr.Muralidhar
21 Investigation on machining depth control in microelectro- discharge machining Process using 3 D Process simulation VTU, Karnataka 12,40,000 10 December 2010 2 Years Completed Dr. Muralidhar
22 Defect Characterization in Antifriction bearing using vibration signal analysis for condition monitoring VTU Belgaum 6,50,000 3 October 2008 4 Years Completed Dr. Srinivas Pai P
Dr. N.S.Sriram


The Department offers consultancy/machining services with regard to Alternative fuels and IC engine research lab, surface roughness measurement, CNC machines and Bio safety lab. The customer shall contact either the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department or the respective staff-in-charge(s) for the usage of above facility.

  • CNC- Mr. Grynal D’Mello, Assistant Professor
  • Surface Roughness- Dr. Srinivasa Pai, Professor/ Mr. Grynal D’Mello, Assistant Professor
  • Alternative Fuels/ I. C. Engines - Dr. Narasimha Bailkere, Professor
  • Bio Safety Lab - Dr. Nithin Kumar/ Mr. Aneesh Jose, Assistant Professor


  • Duration - 4 years
  • Semester - 08
  • Intake - 120 Students

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is an established Research Centre under VTU Belagavi since the year 2007 offering Ph.D programmes both Part-Time and Full-Time. So far, six candidates have completed Ph.D and 32 have registered for doctoral studies. At present there are three full-time Research scholars. The applicants for Full-time and Part-time Ph.D follow the VTU guidelines for admission. The department has nine faculty members recognized as VTU approved Research Supervisors with diverse research background and exposure, who are dedicated in fulfilling the varied research aspirations of the prospective researchers. From the year 2022-23 Ph.D degree is awarded by Nitte University. The following faculty members are the research supervisors/guides:

Sl. No. Research Guides Research Area
1 Dr. Shrinivasa Rao B. R I.C. Engines & Combustion, Automotive Engineering, Pollution, Heat Transfer, Theory of Machines Alternative Fuels
2 Dr. Sudesh Bekal Solar Energy, Wind Energy, I C Engine, Bio Fuels, Optimization
3 Dr. Subrahmanya Bhat Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, Quality Management in Engineering Education
4 Dr. Shashikantha Karinka Internal Combustion Engines,Alternative Fuels, Emissions & Pollution control, Automobile engineering, Lean and green manufacturing, Energy conservation and management, Global warming and climate change
5 Dr. Srinivasa Pai P Tool Condition Monitoring, Acoustic Emission, Vibration Monitoring, Artificial Neural Networks, Maintenance Engineering & Management, Wavelet and its applications to Machining related areas, High speed machining related areas including wear studies,Surface roughness analysis
6 Dr. Muralidhara Tool based micromachining, Micro electro discharge machining, Design of Micro actuators, Active vibration Isolation, Robotics
7 Dr. Narasimha Marakala Fluid and Thermal Induced Vibration, Composite materials
8 Dr. Mallikappa Alternative fuels, Advanced Manufacturing Science, Measurement Science

9 Dr. Narasimha Bailkere Combustion Engineering, Alternative Energy, Sources for IC Engines, Thermodynamics, Turbo machines

10 Dr. Gururaj Upadyaya Quality Initiatives , Quality Awards and Performance, Total Quality Management
11 Dr. Kumar H. S Bearing Condition Monitoring, Wavelet transform, Feature extraction, Fault diagnosis

Apart from the regular faculty members for research work supervision, the Department also draws its support from the two distinguished adjunct Professors, who were with prominent Indian multinational corporate companies.

The Research Centre has five centres of Excellence consisting of six different research areas such as micromachining, advanced machining, condition monitoring, engine alternative fuels, vibration isolation, system modelling & design with adequate equipment and software back-up for research work.

The Research centre is also getting the support through sponsored research projects as follows:

  • Ongoing Project: Karnataka Council for Technological up gradation and NMAM Institute of technology, Nitte. Rs. 77.28 Lakhs (50% own fund) worth project sanctioned on center for Tool based Micromachining Research. Another 10.17 lakhs funding has been received through AICTE.
  • Completed Projects: Total Rs. 91.57 Lakhs of various funded projects were completed during 2010-2017. The funding agencies are VTU Belagavi, AICTE New Delhi and VGST Karnataka.

The list of research scholars under NMAMIT : Click Here


Post Doctoral Fellowship

Dr. Ajit Hebbale, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, successfully completed One-year Post Doctoral Fellowship at International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad, (DST Lab, Govt. of India), on a research topic entitled " A Comparative Study on Characteristics of Composite Clads Developed through Diode Laser and Microwave Energy” on 31 July 2020.

R&D Award (II prize) in the academic R&D Pavilion of IMTEX Forming and Tooltech 2020

A joint project of NMAMIT-Fronius Centre for Welding Technology and NMAMIT Robotics Centre "Two-Axis TIG Welding of Aluminium Alloys with Synchronized Pulsating Wire Feeder" received the coveted R&D Award (II prize) in the academic R&D Pavilion of IMTEX Forming and Tooltech 2020 at Bengaluru during 23-28 January 2020. The project was developed as a part of industrial requirement by the faculty members with a team of students (UG/PG and Ph.D) guided by Prof. Muralidhar and Dr. Vijeesh Vijayan. More than 60 institutions including some IITs participated in this event with more than 200 R&D projects.

Manufacturing Quiz Contest

Mechanical Engineering Students won Manufacturing Technology Quiz Contest at IMTMA IMTEX-FORMING and Tooltech-2020 Exhibition held at BIEC, Bengaluru during 23-28 January 2020.

FPSI Award

Mechanical Engineering students won the Prestigious Fluid Power Society of India (FPSI) Award for the second time in a row in June 2019. The awarded project "Automatic Waste Seggregator" was guided by Dr. Rashmi P. Shetty, Assistant Professor


Sl. No. Year Name of the Faculty Name of the Award
1 2022 Dr Vijeesh V Best paper award in National conference on 3D PRINTING & ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY organised by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bangalore Institute of Technology and AICTE , New Delhi at Bengaluru for the paper “Effect of Process Parameters on Wire arc additive manufacturing of Stainless steel (308L) for biomedical applications” 23-24th May 2022.
2 2021 Dr Vijeesh V Recieved prestigious William Spraragen Memorial Award for year 2021 from American Welding Society (AWS) for paper “Four Types of LME Cracks in RSW of Zn-Coated AHSS” Published Welding Research Journal in the March 2020.
3 2020 Dr. Srinivasa Pai P Selected for the Leadership For Academicians Programme (LEAP), MHRD, Govt. of India at IIT Kharagpur from Nov 11-22, 2019 and at IfM, University of Cambridge, UK from Jan 6-10, 2020.
4 2020 Dr. Grynal D'mello

Dr. Srinivasa Pai P

PhD Thesis entitled “SURFACE ROUGHNESS MODELING AND OPTIMIZATION IN TITANIUM BASED ALLOYS USING VIBRATION IN HIGH SPEED MACHINING” has been selected for BITES Special Mention of the Jury for the year 2020, in the category of Other branches with significant IT / CA related contents.
5 2017 Dr. Muralidhara First consolation prize for the presentation of his research work in the exhibition of Academia project at IMTEX-2017
6 Dr. Muralidhara [Final year students project exhibition & competition]  Project of the year award
7 2016 Mr.Grynal D’Mello BEST PAPER AWARD for Surface roughness Modelling in High speed Tuning of Ti-6Al-4V - Artificial Neural Network Approach at ICAMM-2016 at MLRIT, Hyderabad
8 Dr.Muralidhara Theoretical Investigation on Piezowafer Actuated Micropump. ICETE-2015
9 2015 Dr. Muralidhara First Place for their research work on “Investigation on mechanical micromachining process with piezo actuated machining depth control and its application in MEMS device fabrication” at the IMTEX Exhibition – 2015
10 Dr. Muralidhara Expro -2014: Project of the Year Award for “Design & Development of an Unmanned, Remotely Controlled Multi utility Micro Air Vehicle”
11 Dr. Muralidhara Certificate of Achievement for having guided the ISTE-GSFC National Award for Best M. Tech Thesis
12 2014 Dr. Muralidhara Second consolation prize for the presentation of his research work in the exhibition of Academia project at IMTEX Exhibition – 2014
13 Dr. Narasimha Marakala Best paper award in ICETE-2013 held at J. J. Mugdam College of Engg., Kolhapur
14 2013 Dr. Muralidhara Best paper award in international conference held at Shri Eshwar College of Engineering
15 Dr. Narasimha Bailkeri Best paper award in the International Conference RACE-2012 held at MIT Manipal
16 2012 Dr. Srinivasa Pai P
Adarsh A Rai
Certificate of Achievement for having guided the Best M.Tech Thesis (II Prize)

Clubs & Chapters

About AIMS

Association for Interaction of Mechanical students (AIMS) is a body of the Mechanical Engineering students of NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte. AIMS provides opportunities to build leadership qualities, team work, personality development and exhibit professional and technical skills. It conducts invited talks, seminars, workshops and technical events helping students build a career with professional, ethical and technical values and skills.

About CSMI

Condition Monitoring Society of India (CMSI) was established in 2003 by a team of scientists, academicians, engineers and maintenance practitioners with the noble aim of furthering the implementation of condition monitoring methodologies in Indian Industrimsies. The Society headquarters is located at Visakhapatnam, with a number of active Chapters throughout India. Condition Monitoring Society of India (CMSI) NMAMIT-student chapter started in 2014 under the guidance of Dr. Srinivasa Pai and the former HoD Dr. Subrahmanya Bhat K. Postgraduate students of MAchine Design and Undergraduate students of Mechanical Engineering are the members of this chapter. CMSI NMAMIT-Student Chapter conducts Industrial visit to the various nearby industries and organizes technical talks for students by variousindustry experts and Professors from institutes who are woking in this field there by giving exposure to the students in recent developments in Condition Monitoring. Mr. Dilip Kumar K, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, is the Staff Coordinator for CMSI-NMAMIT Student Chapter from the academic year 2017-18

Activities conducted (2019-2020)

  • An Industrial visit to Bell O Seal Valves Pvt Ltd, Santhekatte, Udupi was arranged on 11 January 2020. 18 CMSI student members of UG Mechanical Engineering and M. Tech - Machine Design along with four faculty of the Department visited the plant.
  • Organized a Guest Lecture on Usage of FLIR make thermal imagers in different applications, test and measuring instruments (FLIR & EXTECH make) for industries / R&D centres by Eagle Electricals, Bangalore on 07 February 2020.
  • Organized a Guest Lecture on Role of Plastic Deformation to Improve Tribological Properties of a variety of Engineering Materials" by Dr Udaya Bhat K, Professor, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, NITK Surathkal, on 28 February 2020.

About Club

Aero Club is a technical club started in 2011 – 2012, to pursue ideas in the field of aero modelling and related areas. Mr. Divin Bharadwaj, was the student team leader during the first two years of its inception. The club with the guidance of the faculty coordinator of the club is Dr. Gururaj Upadhyaya is successfully organizing its activities for the sixth consecutive year and is now under the leader ship of Student coordinators Mr. Chetan B. Gavadi and Deeksha L (2017-18).

Major Activities

  • Within NMAMIT –
  • Organizing Workshops on Basic Aero modeling
  • Building of Remote Controlled (R. C) Aircrafts
  • Conducting Aero Exhibitions and Air shows
  • Star Gazing programmes
  • R. C  Aircraft flying competitions (Aeromania)
  • Assisting student projects in the areas of R. C Aircrafts and drones
  • Presentation of  technical papers related to the projects undertaken with the assistance of aero club.
  • Outside NMAMIT -  Participation in national and local R. C. Aircraft flying completions (such as Boeing IIT national aero modeling competition)

Major Achievements

  • Incorporation of a Start up Airmydus Technologies (INFINITY DRONES) by former members of the Aero Club.  
  • Selection of a student, Mr. Karthik Rao B., as one of the top 12 pilots of the nation to compete at Boeing IIT National Aeromodeling completion (Finals) at IIT Delhi.
  • First runner up at Boeing IIT National Aeromodeling completion at IIT Kanpur.
  • Runner Up at AIR-PURSUIT ( RC aeromodeling and Flying competition), held at Sri Devi Institute of Technology, Mangalore.
  • Second place in State Level Technical Paper presentation organized by IEI, Nitte Chapter.

Major Achievements

  • Design and fabrication of  Hexarotor  (2013-14)
  • Automated Stabilization of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles   (2015-16) – Mini  project
  • GPS Automated Quadcopter with Facial Recognition Camera (2015-16)
  • Unmanned aerial navigator, terrestrial investigator and surveillance (2016-17)
  • Solar powered radio controlled plane (2016- 17)
  • Ongoing Projects
    • High altitude aeronautical platform station ( Special project, KBITS funded, ongoing since 2016)
    • Low altitude Aerial Pesticide sprayer with real time crop health monitoring (Projects to be undertaken by Final year students during 2017-18)

About Robotics Club

Robotics Club - an interdisciplinary Club under Mechanical Engineering Department was- formed in the year 2014 at NMAM Institute of Technology with a motive to provide hands-on experience on various applications of robotics. Student members of the Club participated in different robotics competitions at various colleges and won many prizes. The club also conducts workshops to develop skill in building robots.This lab gives an exposure to the students of various disciplines to work on multi-disciplinary projects.


The BAJA SAEINDIA event is one of the prestigious and exhilarating events organized by SAE India.

It is an inter collegiate event that demands the students to design and fabricate an off road vehicle. This requires sound knowledge of engineering concepts and practices. With a solid workforce, budding juniors, supporting faculty and with the backing of our alumini, Team NITTE Racing, the official Baja team of NMAMIT, has been fabricating safe, rigid and powerful vehicles which are capable to cross all Endurance and overcome all terrain since 2013. The ATV has received praises for its run in events like SAE Baja and Mega ATV Championship.


Supra (super racing) is a national level engineering student's competition where teams from various engineering colleges participate. In this competition, students design and fabricate a formula class vehicle. The students not only design the vehicle but also fabricate it as per the given set of rules (rule book) and design standards of SAE international. The Supra SAE India - Student Formula 2017 edition was held at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. It was scheduled during 26 June - 1 July 2017. Student teams from 126 engineering colleges across the country participated in this event. Each team consisted a maximum of 25 students in it. 9 colleges from the state of Karnataka participated in the event. "Formula Nitte" representing NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte also made their debut in the event. A total of 112 ranks were allotted at the end of the competition. Formula Nitte secured an All India Ranking of 32, standing II in the state of Karnataka.

About SESI

The Solar Energy of India (SESI), established in 1976, with its Secretariat in New Delhi, is the Indian Section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). Its interests cover all aspects of renewable energy, including characteristics, effects and methods of use, and it provides a common ground to all those concerned with the nature and utilization of this renewable non-polluting resource.

  • Publication of SESI Journal, a bi-annual technical journal containing papers on renewable energy utilization, Publication of a monthly news letter, namely the SESI News Letter.
  • Organization of one –day workshops on selected topics.
  • Organization of the International Congress on Renewable Energy once in a year, where numerous scientific and technical papers are presented and discussed & these proceedings are published and released Annual during Convention.

Under the SESI chapter there has been five industrial visits, Bola cashew Industry, UPCL Padubiri, Hirgana rice mill, Suzlon wind blades etc were in the students had an opportunity to interact with industry personnel and see the factory working also deputy general manager of UPCL Mr. Parashuram. There has been an Inspirational Invited talk by Mr. Oliver Sutari.