Mechanical engineering involves the analysis, design, manufacturing. and maintenance of various systems such as manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, motor vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, robotics and even medical devices.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Amritapuri campus was started in 2004.The Department offers a B.Tech. program in mechanical engineering. Over 200 students are currently enrolled in this undergraduate program.
The competent and committed faculty in the department have extensive academic, research and industrial experience. The department also has a team of dedicated and highly experienced supporting staff to help the students in the laboratories.
Research areas include nano fabrication and nano precision optics. In addition, research is conducted in various fields of Mechatronics such as Robotics, Automation and Computer Integrated Manufacturing.
Students of the department are encouraged to read and publish papers in journals even at the undergraduate level.
They are encouraged to work on projects, either individually or on teams. For example, Chakshuyaan or vehicle-with-eyes, a recent student project, that also saw participation from other departments, won top awards in many national-level competitions.
The department is proud to have some of the most sophisticated lab equipment available today, in its state-of-the art laboratories. A dedicated team of lab staff is available to guide students in the laboratory course work. In addition to the campus library, the department has an extensive departmental library with books and subscriptions to current journals.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the following programs:
The engineering discipline of mechanical engineering developed from the application of principles of physics and materials sciences. The Department offers a B.Tech. program in Mechanical Engineering. Over 200 students are currently enrolled in this undergraduate program. Even at the undergraduate level, students are encouraged to read papers published in journals. They are encouraged to participate in conferenced and present papers. At a recent tech fest conducted by NIT Calicut, TATHVA-09, Aditya, a second-year students presented a paper titled CPLD Based Robot Control. Aditya won the third prize for this paper presentation. Students are encouraged to work on projects, either individually or on teams. The Chakshuyaan or vehicle-with-eyes project was adjudged as the best student project in many national-level competitions. A team of third-year students, Harisnakar M., Viswanathan, Mrinal Vellodi, won the second prize for their project -- Chemical Car at a recent tech fest.