The department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 2007. The department offers B.E (Mechanical Engineering) from the academic year 2007 – 2008, M.E (Manufacturing Engineering) from the academic year 2012 – 2013 and M.E (Energy Engineering) from the academic year 2013 – 2014. The department became an approved research centre of Anna University in the year 2012. Our vision is to be an eminent Centre of Excellence in the field of Mechanical Engineering, where teaching, learning and research synergize to deliver technical education and scientific research for public good. Our mission is to create efficient Mechanical Engineers who can compete at the global level. We intend to do this by creating a research hub engaged in contemporary research in association with industries. The projects and hands-on activities are designed to foster a spirit of entrepreneurship among students and to enable a few to launch their own ventures.
The department has qualified and experienced faculty members; many of them are with Ph.D. degree. The faculty members actively engage in research and constantly publish papers in International and National Journals. The department regularly organizes technical workshops for the faculty members to expose them to emerging areas. The department has state-of-the art facilities for various laboratories, department library and classrooms to support e-learning. The department has a well equipped centralized workshop facility which caters to the needs of various departments. Guest lectures and industrial visits are periodically arranged for the students to supplement their curriculum. We strive for all round excellence in students, encouraging them in all extracurricular activities .
The department has research projects funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) , Science and Engineering Research Board and Naval Research Board (NRB) to the tune of around Rs.3.15 Crores for conducting research in Friction Stir Welding, Magnetic Moulding of Composite Materials, Vibration Studies, Robotics, Abrasive Reclamation and Finite Element Analysis of Composites. AICTE sponsored Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC), and Design/Fabrication Labs support additional industry relevant learning.
The major research areas are
- Alternate fuels
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
- Friction Stir Welding
- Grinding, Honing and Lapping
- Heat Transfer
- Metal Cutting
- Porous Media Flows
- Thermal energy storage
- Vapour absorption refrigeration systems
- Waste Management Technologies