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The department offers B.E. in Mechanical Engineering with an annual intake of 120 students, M.Tech in Product Design and Manufacturing, Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Machine Design with an annual intake of 90 students. Research and Development established in 1986 offers M.Sc. (Engg), Integrated Ph.D.and Ph.D. programmes under VTU, Belagavi. Both B.E (Mechanical Engineering) and M.Tech are Autonomous programmes. B.E in Mechanical Engineering got accredited by NBA, New Delhi for three years in 2000, for five years in 2003, 2008 and for three years in 2015 and 2018. M.Tech in Product Design and Manufacturing got accredited for three years in 2014. M.Tech in Machine Design got accredited for two years in 2018. The department is engaged in sponsored research, consultancy, testing and characterization majorly in the areas of advanced materials development, processing and design. Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechtraonics (ADAM) was started in 2018 in collobration with Mercedes-Benz.



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 theengineering 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

Academic Program:

UG Program offered

        B.E. in Mechanical Engineering

PG Program offered

Research Programs offered

  • M.Sc. (Engineering by research )

  • Ph.D.

Major Research Areas:

The major areas of research include: Polymer composites and nanocomposites, 3 D Printing, Solar thermal systems, Design of underwater vehicle structures, Thin films for sensors, Electrospinning of nanofibres for energy harvesting and protective clothing, wear resistant coatings, laser machining, sensors for gas turbine health monitoring, Automation,


Next 10 year plan for enhanced research, Industry collaboration, Consultancy to achieve global excellence.

The department faculty, BOS members, Alumni, industry experts participated in brain storming and formulated the future plan of the department as depicted below:



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