Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest and most versatile programmes with various applications virtually in every field and industry. Of all the engineering disciplines, mechanical engineering is the most diversified branch, which offers largest selection of career paths. The department of mechanical engineering has hard working and dedicated faculty members with illustrious educational and industrial backgrounds.
The department comprises of facilities to practice carpentry, smithy, welding, plumbing, and lathe Operations. Labs enhance the graduates' knowledge and interest in the ever expanding terrain of engineering and technology. State-of-art labs encompass of all fluid power machineries like Francis Turbine, Pelton Wheel, Kaplan Turbine, Centrifugal Pump, Reciprocating Pumps and Gear Pumps. High Quality Experimental Set ups to determine pipe friction, Head Loss, and Flow through Orifices are available.
The equipments and machineries in the lab include 2 stroke & 4 stroke petrol and diesel engines. These Machineries are handy in conducting performance tests and load tests. The cut section models available in the lab helps the students to study in detail about the I.C engines. They are on par with the requirements of the modern day automobile industry. This Lab has 30 personal computers with sophisticated configuration, LAN administered, having a work station as the server, and with internet connection in each system. The systems are loaded with high end design software having an in built manufacturing module. It is also true that this lab of ours is decorated by the presence of 15 machines supporting all vital operations with precision. The presence of capstan lathes adds feather to the crown. This lab makes a direct impact in the minds of the future technocrats about the Industry.
The other labs of the department are:
The department has conducted its symposium function on 05.09.2015 and that was inaugurated by Prof. Iniyan, Department of Energy Studies, CEG Campus, Chennai. The events of the programs were paper presentation, machinist, CAD modelling, water rocketry, connections, truss masters and gaming. Winners have been recogonized with awards and certificates. Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, Deputy Manager, Prothious, Chennai, delivered a speech with respect to recruitment aspects and competitiveness in mechanical fields to the budding engineers.
The department has its own association and through which, many programs had been scheduled. The events of the association were AIME, Mechior Fletz and national level technical symposium. AIME was inaugurated by Dr. S. Sampath kumar, Professor, Central workshop, Anna Univeristy , Chennai. Mechior Fletz was inaugurated by Dr. M.S. Shunmugam, Professor & HOD, IIT madras. The students of mechanical engineering have visited various industries as part of their industrial visit programs. Some of the industries are Renault Nissan, TVS Sundaram Fasteners, North Thermal Power Station, Combat Vehicle Research and Development etc.,