Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 1981 and has been affiliated to Osmania University. Currently UG program has an annual intake of 120 and PG program ME (ADM) has 18. The UG Program has been re-accredited for the fourth time for 3 years in the month of December 2021. The PG program, ME (ADM) accredited up to June 2022. The department has started B.E. Honours program for the batch admitted in 2020-21. This enables the students to acquire BE Honours in Robotics by doing additional 18-20 credits. The department has been instrumental in getting the institution NAAC accreditation A++ grade, five years from February 2021 and UGC autonomy granted up to 2030-2031. The department has been a recognized research centre by the Osmania university.
The department has high qualified and long-standing faculty which includes 11 doctorates. Eminent people from IITs and industry are attached with the department as adjunct faculty. The faculty of the department collaborate closely with the industry and a good number of research scholars (23 no’s) are pursuing under their supervision towards getting doctoral degree. The faculty publish research papers at various national/international journals and conferences. Some of the faculty are actively involved as reviewers for the journal papers at national and international level. The faculty regularly attend FDPs/workshops to enhance skills related to technical, pedagogy and research. It has been mandatory for the faculty to pursue certification courses offered by NPTEL/Coursera. Some of the faculty in recent years achieved top ranks in NPTEL certification courses at national level. The faculty are active members of professional bodies like ASME/IEEE/ISTE/IE(I) etc. The faculty are also actively involved in publication of patents, books and book chapters.
The department maintains good quality intake of the students. The quality and average pay package of the final year students’ placements has been improving steadily over the years. The average and best packages for the academic year 2021-22 stands at Rs.10.1 Lakhs per Annum and 16.64 Lakhs per Annum respectively. A very good number of students from the department have been pursuing higher studies like MS/MBA in top IIM’s in India and abroad on a consistent basis. The department encourages students to collaborate with industry and higher learning institutes for their internships and project works. It is made mandatory for the students to register and pass NPTEL certification courses. The department has well structured curriculum which includes soft skills training, technical skills training, open electives. As part of professional electives, there are five different streams of electives so that student can become specialized in any chosen field. These five streams include design engineering, manufacturing engineering, thermal engineering, industrial engineering and automobile engineering.
The department has bagged projects worth Rs 90.57 Lakhs sanctioned in the last five years by DST, UGC & AICTE. The department has good number of MOUs with various industries, through which the students can pursue internships and projects.
The department has very good infrastructure facilities, well ventilated classrooms, laboratories and advanced and licensed software facilities. Some of the laboratories are kept open beyond college hours to facilitate more time in experiential learning and student project works. Utilizing these facilities students regularly participate in professional body activities like ASME-HPVC and SAE Baja and win prizes. Students are encouraged to improve their innovative skills. As a result, some of the students’ projects were converted into products.