About the department

 
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the pioneering departments of SRM IST. The present faculty strength is 136 in which 43 Faculties are PhD Holder. More than 750 Research papers have been published in international or national journals and conferences. The department is functionally divided into four broad areas of specialization: (i) Design (ii) Manufacturing (iii) Thermal and iv) Materials Engineering. The National Board of Accreditation had accredited the Mechanical Engineering program in 1997. The B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering program at Kattankulathur campus is accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), USA. The department also offers Doctoral programs in these four areas of specializations.
 

Vision

To emerge as a World - Class University in creating and disseminating knowledge, and providing students a unique learning experience in Science, Technology, Medicine, Management and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the world and betterment of mankind.

Mission

Move up through international alliances and collaborative initiatives to achieve global excellence.  Accomplish a process to advance knowledge in a rigorous academic and research environment. Attract and build people in a rewarding and inspiring environment by fostering freedom, empowerment, creativity and innovation.

Programs Offered

 
Degree Specialization Year of Establishment
B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering 1985 - 1986
  M. Tech.       Computer Aided Design 2000 - 2001
Computer Integrated Manufacturing 2002 - 2003
Robotics 2006 - 2007
Energy Engineering 2010 - 2011
Solar Energy 2012 - 2013
Ph.D Mechanical Engineering 2003 - 2004

Academics

Undergraduate

The B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering is a comprehensive degree program. The goal of the mechanical engineering curriculum is to create a flexible undergraduate educational experience in design, mathematics, modeling, computing, management, engineering science, humanities, social sciences and fine arts. Principal study topics include fluid mechanics, thermodynamics & heat transfer, solid mechanics, materials engineering, manufacturing, energy systems, dynamics & control Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and others. This broad and flexible program allows students to customize their programs to meet their objectives and particular career goals. Traditional students can prepare for technological careers in industry, graduate school or management. The more interdisciplinary students can utilize this program as a launching pad for professional careers in business or public service.

Postgraduate

Graduate study programs in CAD, CIM, Robotics, Solar Energy are available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. These programs prepare students for design positions that require skillful and imaginative solutions to solve engineering problems in their specializations. Students in all these programs are provided with good computational knowledge and exposed to mechanical engineering software. All these programs are interdisciplinary.
The department has a team of highly qualified and experienced faculty. Research activities at the department are progressing in the areas of feature based design, assembly planning, optimization/analysis of mechanical systems, alternate fuels for IC engines, air pollution modeling, thermal energy storage, circulating fluidized bed technology, sheet metal forming and materials technology. About 800 research papers have been published in various international and national conferences/journals in the last few years. Three books from the department have also been published.

Major events & Achievements

The Mechanical department conducts national and international conferences, Faculty Development Program (FDP), Guest Lectures, Key note speeches, Workshops, Industrial visits and value added courses to enhance and spread knowledge obtained through research with other researchers in India and abroad. The International Conference on "Advances in Mechanical Engineering" (ICAME 2006) attracted active participation of 200 delegates from highly reputed universities in 11 different countries. The second international conference conducted on Advances in Mechanical Engineering" (ICAME 2018) and more than 350 delegates have presented their research work from 5 different countries. Periodic keynote lectures is organized by Centre for Lean and Six Sigma (CLASS).

The department also conducts many student level National Technical Symposia to enhance the students' technical skills and to update their knowledge in modern developments in engineering and technology. A hands-on design contest is the highlight of these symposia. The Indian Society for Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Mechanical Engineering Association (MEA) are the forum for students to develop their professional skills. Students are also encouraged to take part in awareness campaigns that have social relevance. The department also offers students’ semester abroad programs in renounced universities like Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Polytech tours France, Dongguk University, HAN University, Technical University – Chemitz, etc. Our students have participated in various international and national competitions through student clubs and teams and have won many awards prizes. 

Industial Connection

The department has to its credit corporate training programs, industrial consultancy, and funded projects from government bodies. These connections served to benefit students in the form of good placements, well-equipped laboratories and industrial exposure. The participation of industries in curriculum designing has helped the department to keep pace with fast-changing industrial needs. The department also benefits from the visiting professor programs of AICTE through which highly experienced senior executives deliver lectures to staff and students. Also the faculty members are undergoing industrial training through Faculty Industry Immersion Program (FIIP) to update their knowledge in current industrial technologies. MoUs are signed with industries for research, training programs and other skills development for both faculties and students like Ford India Private Limited Chennai, Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR) Private Limited Chennai, Thermax Limited Pune, Bosch Limited Bangalore, etc.

Careers

Mechanical Engineers have a broad spectrum of opportunities in Industrial giants in the field of Energy, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Steel, Automotive, Robotics and Information Technologies. Core industries like Rexroth Bosch group, Saint-Gobain Corporation, Hyundai, Larsen & Toubro, Mahindra, etc recruits our students. Many IT industries also have CAD/CIM divisions, which increases the job potential of mechanical engineers in IT industries too. Around 70% of the students are placed in reputed industries practicing core and allied engineering, through campus recruitment and the remaining 30% prefer higher studies in India and abroad.