The Mechanical Engineering Department is considered as the heart of the University. The strength of the department is its highly qualified and experienced faculty. They aim at excelling both in teaching and research and are devoted to creating academically conducive environment to nurture the analytical and creative ability of the students.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is considered as the core of the engineering set–up and plays a vital role in evolving an ‘engineering application’ based curriculum.
A mechanical engineer designs, develops, operates and maintains systems required for the industry whether in a power plant, space & nuclear establishment, steel plant, military establishments or automobile industry.
The academic curriculum of the program is fully updated and designed according to the present day need of the industry. The department is continuously engaged to bring live projects from the industry on design, production, maintenance and automation so that student can have better exposure of solving the problems during these processes by using their technical know-how gained during their study program.
In addition to B.Tech. programme, the Department also offers M.Tech. programme in Thermal Engineering and PhD. Thermal Engineering emphasizes upon application of fundamental principles of Thermal Engineering for various applications, which include Steam Power Plants, Gas Turbine Power Plants, Petroleum Refineries, Solar Appliances, Cooling of Electronic Equipment and Devices, Automobiles, I. C. Engines, Refrigeration Plants, Air-Conditioning Systems, Cold Storage Units, Propulsion Systems to name a few. The first two semesters cover course work facilitating the students to learn both fundamentals and recent advances in various core and elective subjects, supported by laboratory courses, which include Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Thermal Engineering Laboratory and Energy Systems Laboratory. The third and fourth semesters are earmarked for dissertation work. Students are encouraged to do their projects in industries where there are chances of exposure to various avenues in Thermal Engineering. The students who work in the Institute take up both theoretical (analytical or numerical) and experimental dissertation works. The students publish their work in journals or present their papers in conferences of repute.
Thermal Engineering students are in great demand by many research establishments (like DRDO, NAL, BARC, ISRO, etc.), companies and industries (like GE, BHEL, NTPC, KOEL, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra, Tats Motors, L&T, Reliance, etc.). Some of the students, out of their passion for teaching-cum-research may even go for their Doctorate Degree in a specialized area.