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About Mechanical Engineering Department.

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, where innovation meets excellence. We provide top-tier education and foster cutting-edge research in the field of Mechanical Engineering through strong industry partnerships. Our programs are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape.

Academic Programs.

Undergraduate Program:

B.E. in Mechanical Engineering

Annual Intake: 120 Students

Our B.E. program is renowned for its excellence, having been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi. Accreditation history includes three years in 2000, five years in 2003 and 2008, three years in 2015 and 2018, and six years in 2023. This program provides a solid foundation in Mechanical Engineering principles, preparing students for diverse career opportunities.

Postgraduate Programs:

M.Tech in Product Design and Manufacturing

Annual Intake: 36 Students

Accredited for three years in 2014, 2017, 2020 and 2024, this program equips students with advanced skills in Product Design and Manufacturing, preparing them for high-level Engineering roles in the industry.

M.Tech in Machine Design

Annual Intake: 18 Students

Accredited for three years in 2018 and 2024, this program delves into the complexities of Machine Design, equipping students with the expertise needed for high-level Engineering roles in industry.

Both our B.E. and M.Tech programs operate under an autonomous framework, allowing us to tailor our curriculum to meet the evolving demands of the industry and incorporate the latest technological advancements.

Research Programs:

  • M.Sc. (Engineering by Research)
  • Ph.D. Program

Our Research and Development under VTU, Belagavi, offers comprehensive programs that lead to M.Sc. (Engg) and Ph.D. degrees. These programs are designed for those who aspire to contribute to groundbreaking Research and Development in Mechanical Engineering.

Additional Courses

Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a variety of specialized courses to enhance skills and career prospects:

Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM)

In collaboration with Mercedes-Benz, Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM) was introduced in 2018. This program offers a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, preparing students for dynamic careers in the automotive industry. For more information click here.

MG-RVCE Nurture Program in Electric Vehicle Technology

The Centre of Excellence in Electric Vehicles (CoE-EV) at RVCE, in partnership with MG Motor India Pvt. Ltd., is dedicated to advancing electric vehicle technology. CoE-EV offers comprehensive skill development tailored to the automobile industry’s needs. Our vision is to equip young professionals with top-tier training, expert knowledge, and ample employment opportunities in the EV sector. For more information click here.

Industrial Automation Specialist - Three Months training program, in collaboration with Instrumentation, Automation, Surveillance, and Communication Sector Skill Council under NSDC, Govt of India.

Internships - offered through six special skill labs, ranging from 6 to 8 weeks


Quality education in Design, Materials, Thermal and Manufacturing with emphasis on research, sustainable technologies and entrepreneurship for societal symbiosis.


MEM1: Imparting knowledge in basic and applied areas of Mechanical Engineering.

MEM2: Providing state-of-the-art laboratories and infrastructure for academics and research in the areas of design, materials, thermal engineering and manufacturing.

MEM3: Facilitating faculty development through continuous improvement programs.

MEM4: Promoting research, education and training in materials, design, manufacturing, Thermal Engineering and other multidisciplinary areas.

MEM5: Strengthening collaboration with industries, research organizations and institutes for internship, joint research and consultancy.

MEM6: Imbibing social and ethical values in students, staff and faculty through personality development programs.




Successful professional career with a sound fundamental knowledge in Mathematics, Physical Sciences & Mechanical Engineering


Expertise in specialized areas of Mechanical Engineering such as Design, Thermal, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering with a focus on research and innovation


Ability of problem solving by adopting analytical, numerical and experimental skills with awareness of societal impact


Sound communication skills, team working ability, professional ethics and zeal for life-long learning




Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and specialisation in Mechanical Engineering for the solution of complex engineering problems


Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences


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 public health and safety, and cultural, societal, and environmental considerations


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


Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations


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
PO9 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 the 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 environment.
PO12 Life-long learning: Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change


Major Research Areas

Our department is actively involved in various advanced research areas, including:

  • Polymer composites and nanocomposites

  • 3D Printing

  • Solar thermal systems

  • Design of underwater vehicle structures

  • Thin films for sensors

  • Electrospinning of nanofibres

  • Wear-resistant coatings

  • Laser machining

  • Sensors for gas turbine health monitoring

  • Automation

These research activities not only contribute to the advancement of knowledge but also provide practical solutions to real-world problems.

Sponsored Research and Consultancy

We are proud of our extensive engagement in sponsored research, consultancy, and testing, particularly in the areas of advanced materials development, processing, and design. These activities foster strong industry connections and provide our students with invaluable practical experience.

Special Projects

Our department is actively involved in several special projects sanctioned by national and international bodies:

  • Nationally Coordinated Project (NCP) of AICTE

  • Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC) of AICTE

  • Entrepreneurship Management Development Cell (EMD) of AICTE

  • Nanomission of DST

  • Skill Development Projects of DST

  • Solar Mission of DST

International Outreach Programs (Certificate Courses)

Expand your global perspective with our international collaborations:

  • Indo-German Collaborative Programs

  • RVCE-FHWS (University of Applied Sciences Wurzburg-Schweinfurt) - 13th Year (since 2015)

  • RVCE-FHD (University of Applied Sciences Dortmund) - 3 Months (since 2018)

  • RVCE-THR (University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim) - Started in 2023

  • RVCE-RWTH (Technical University North Rhine-Westphalia) - Started in 2023

Student Chapters

We encourage our students to engage with professional organizations to enhance their learning experience and professional network. Students chapter aims to provide resources, opportunities, and support systems that enhance academic performance, professional readiness, and personal growth. Through a collaborative and inclusive approach. Our active students chapter include:

American Society for Metals - (ASM International) - RVCE Materials Advantage student chapter.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)- Students section

Council of Vibration Specialists (CVS)

Join Us

Embark on a journey of academic excellence, research innovation, and global collaboration at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Whether you are pursuing an undergraduate degree, postgraduate specialization, or advanced research, we provide the resources and opportunities to help you succeed.



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