The Department of Mechanical Engineering started in 1986 with an intake of 40 students, today has an intake of 120 with a faculty strength of 52. The Department offers an Undergraduate programme, BE in Mechanical Engineering and two Postgraduate programes - M.Tech. in Energy Systems Engineering and Machine Design with an intake of 18 students each. The Department is 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. 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, with a total number of 171 publications in the last three years. 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.
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
Mechanical Engineering graduates of the institution shall be able to
At the end of the program students shall be able to
It is the fundamentals that defines what you want to be as an Engineer. At NMAMIT’s mechanical engineering course, the highly skilled professors, exceptional lab facilities and staff have made it an easy accomplishment.
NMAMIT has not only been key to our education but also taught us the basics in life and the way to succeed. The all round development we had in the 4 years of our course have been the basis for our strength and foundation to succeed in the competitive environment.
NMAM Institute of Technology Nitte has been and is, one of the Prime Institutions from where Graduate Engineers have joined industry and adapted / contributed very well to the needs of the Industry. Their technical caliber and sincere structured working needs mention. Some of their students have come up to Prime positions in Industry . Technical Seminars ,Society oriented Projects and Hands On Workshops are the standout points of NMAMIT
I have been interacting with NMAMIT close to 5 years. My initial stint was, as a member of the Board of Studies. Industry oriented Knowledge & Skill Development was high on the BOS agenda.
In the year 2017 NMAMIT, started a unique Project. Developing a State of the Art Automobile Workshop. This was to be a Centre of Excellence in Teaching / Training with an Industrial background. A Ashok Leyland Bus Chassis having the contemporary BS4 emission level engine was procured and a dedicated workshop was put up for all the students to upgrade their skills to contemporary levels. NMAMIT is a pioneer in this
I Wish NMAMIT All the Best in all their future endeavors.
Greetings from Fronius India !
Year 2018 was prominent in bridging the association with N.M.A.M NITTE ! The sheer passion from NMAM and Fronius on this year lead us towards the inauguration of the “NMAMIT-FRONIUS Centre for Welding Technology”.
This centre of excellence displays the latest technologies, advancement and precision offered to the welding industry. For Fronius is known and accepted as 75 year old Industry leader in its technology across the globe.
Where VTU University has limited the welding subject to few hours. At NMAM the mechanical department has taken it to the next level, setting a new limit. The eminent scholars / faculties are seen actively encouraging the students at this Centre of Excellence in Welding from as early as 1st semester.
Industrial 4.0, robotic welding in conjunction with IOT is here and NMAM is shaping their students to this next generation in welding for the smart factories ! I am confident that this will definitely help our country initiative of ‘Make in India’.
I have visited NMAMIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in August 2017 for the inauguration of National Conference on “Machining of Difficult to Machine Materials: Recent Developments, Issues and Solutions”. I was highly impressed with the self-contained campus located in a serene rural environment with modern facilities and knowledgeable faculty members, empowering students for all-round growth and professional development and equipping them with future skills.
The Department offers a special skill development programme called "Product Design Engineer" from fifth semester onwards through M/s KH Designs Bangalore (Partner SIEMENS/ NASSCOM). This program prepares students industry-ready and minimises the training cost, time and efforts of companies.
Students are trained for job role "Product Design Engineer”- Mechanical. It’s an SSC NASSCOM certified course providing training over a period of three semesters (5, 6 and 7 semester). 49 students have already completed the training and another 48 have completed the first module. Some of the trained students have already secured internships in Industries along with job offers. Intention of this training is not only maximizing campus placements but also providing right skills at the right time.
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Titan Industries is the world's fifth largest watch manufacturer and India's leading producer of watches under the Titan, Raga, Orion, Nebula, Octane etc. The main focus of the industry was on production of gears, small parts, etc. and assembly of watches. The guide assigned to the students gave a brief overview of the industry. He began explaining about the basic procedures required to follow while building a simple wrist watch and mentioned about the minute details that need to be taken care of in the production of watches.
During the full session students had a tremendous amount of interaction with the guide with goal to grasp even more. The visit was concluded with a visit to the factory outlet.
TTK Prestige is the leading manufacturer of pressure cookers in the whole of south India. In the beginning of the session the team was enlightened about the history of the company followed by the advantages and necessities of using a pressure cooker. The evolution of pressure cooker was an interesting topic to learn about.
The visit was concluded with a Complementary mini lunch offered by TTK Prestige.
The Government Sandalwood Oil factory was established by the Maharaja of Mysore His Highness Nalwadi Krishna Raja Wodeyar and Diwan Sir, M. Visvesvaraya, during the year 1916 at Mysore, to extract Sandalwood Oil from Sandalwood. Unlike an auditorium, an open-air session was conducted, about the advantages, medical importance and significance of Sandalwood tree was explained in a very brief manner. We were provided with immense amount of knowledge about sandalwood trees and its properties.
The industry had a factory outlet with discounted rates for the visitors.
This industrial visit was a great success as the amount of knowledge gained about ‘how an industry works’ and the management skills required to run an industry would be of great importance for all the members present.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
|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
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.
M.Tech in Energy Systems Engineering started during the year 2003, focuses mainly on alternative energy sources. Different aspects of combustion engineering, modeling of energy systems, advanced mathematics are also included in the curriculum. Apart from Mechanical Engineering graduates, graduates in Electrical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Industrial & Production Engineering and Chemical Engineering are also eligible for this PG programme. Hence elective subjects pertaining to these branches are also offered.
M.Tech in Machine Design programme started in the year 2012 with an intake of 18 students. There are six core courses and four electives in the first two semesters. Along with these courses, a new innovative credit based course namely “Research Experience through Practice I and II” has been included from this academic year. There are two Professors and four Assistant Professors handling different courses during first and second semester. There are two Research Centers in the Department namely “Condition Monitoring & Advanced Machining Research Lab” and “Micromachining Research Lab”, where students take up their project work during the third and fourth semester. Students also take up innovative projects in the nearby industries and also in well known research labs and institutions like NAL, HAL and IISc.
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. 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:
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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.
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.
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.
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||2012||Dr. Srinivasa Pai P
Adarsh A Rai
|Certificate of Achievement for having guided the Best M.Tech Thesis (II Prize)|
|2||Dr. Narasimha Bailkeri||Best paper award in the International Conference RACE-2012 held at MIT Manipal|
|3||2013||Dr. Muralidhara||Best paper award in international conference held at Shri Eshwar College of Engineering|
|4||Dr. Narasimha Marakala||Best paper award in ICETE-2013 held at J. J. Mugdam College of Engg., Kolhapur|
|5||2014||Dr. Muralidhara||Second consolation prize for the presentation of his research work in the exhibition of Academia project at IMTEX Exhibition – 2014|
|6||Dr. Muralidhara||Certificate of Achievement for having guided the ISTE-GSFC National Award for Best M. Tech Thesis|
|7||Dr. Muralidhara||Expro -2014: Project of the Year Award for “Design & Development of an Unmanned, Remotely Controlled Multi utility Micro Air Vehicle”|
|8||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|
|9||Dr.Muralidhara||Theoretical Investigation on Piezowafer Actuated Micropump. ICETE-2015|
|10||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|
|11||Dr. Muralidhara||[Final year students project exhibition & competition] Project of the year award|
|12||2017||Dr. Muralidhara||First consolation prize for the presentation of his research work in the exhibition of Academia project at IMTEX-2017|
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.
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)
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).