About the Department

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is established in the year 1984. The department has qualified and experienced faculty members with industrial and research backgrounds to achieve excellence in academic and research activities. NBA has accredited the department since 2000, and presently accredited under the Tier – I category. The department is recognized as a Research Centre by Anna University Chennai. The department has fetched research projects worth Rs. 1.72croresfrom various agencies such as DST, BRNS and AICTEetc,.The department has 12 Ph.D qualified faculty members and all of them are recognized as Research Supervisors by Anna University Chennai. So far, 35 Scholars have completed their PhD from Research Center, and 12 scholars are currently doing research. The CDIO lab has been established in the department in 2016 for new product development activities. More than 36 products were developed, among which five were commercialized. The department has published five Patents and twelve under process.


  • Producing globally competitive Mechanical Engineers with social responsibilities.


  • Imparting quality education by providing excellent Teaching-Learning environment.
  • Inculcating qualities of continuous learning, professionalism, team spirit, communication skill and leadership with social responsibilities.
  • Promoting leading-edge research and development through collaboration with academia and industry.

Salient Features

  • Thirty-eight years old Well Established Department.
  • Accredited by NBA since 2000 and under Tier – I from 2016.
  • Anna University has been recognized as Research Centre for pursuing a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering since 2006.
  • Research supervisors for guiding PhD- research scholar
  • Quality Academic Research and Publications in reputed Journals.
  • Reviewers in various reputed International Journals and Books.
  • Consistent Placement Records
  • Industry Interaction through MOU / Industry Know-How / Internships.
  • Well Established Alumni Network.
  • State Art Laboratory for Research works in Composite Materials and Renewable energy.
  • Highly Qualified Faculty members with Good Retention.

UG – Establishment Year – 1984
Student Strength -60
PG – Establishment Year – 2004
Student Strength – 6
PhD – Establishment Year – 2006
Full-time – 2
Part-time – 10
Awarded – 35

Faculty (List with Vidwan link)

S.No Name of Faculty Designation Vidwan ID Profile URL IDvidwan portal
1 Dr K.Manisekar Professor& Head 286307 https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/286307
2 Dr Iyah Raja.S. Professor 211414 https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/211414
3 Dr Venkatkumar.D. Professor 289017 https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/289017
4 Dr Harichandran. R. Professor 286954 https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/286954
5 Dr Kathiresan.M Asso.Professor 289091 https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/289091
6 Dr Ramanan. P Asst.Professor (SG) 289020 https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/289020
7 Dr Sankar. I Asst.Professor (SG) 286245 https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/286245
8 Dr Vigneshkumar.D Asst.Professor (SG) 286920 https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/286920
9 Dr Michael Thomas Rex. F Asst.Professor (SG) 286417 https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/286417
10 MrVijayakumar.R Asst.Professor (SG) 289015 https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/289015


wdt_ID Publications (NOs) Patents Published Patents Granted Funded Projects (Rs) Consultancy (Rs) MoUs
1 129 (Last five years) 19 5 ₹1.72Crores ₹ 5.22 Lakhs 4

Special LaboratoriesFacilities: (Related to Research)

R&D –Advanced Engineering Materials Lab

  • Tensile Elongation Testing Machine(5 Ton)
  • Ultrasonic Probe Sonicator
  • Modern Hydraulic Compression Moulding Machine (70 Ton)
  • Wear and Friction Monitor (Model ED-201)
  • High-Temperature Tubular Furnace (DST-FIST) ) – 1 No
  • Thermogravimetric Analyzer (DST-FIST) ) – 1 No
  • Impact Testing machine
  • Ultrasonic Sonicator for aluminium and magnesium melt processing
  • Casting Furnace (1000oC)
  • Computerized Tribometer Pin-on-disc with Environment Chamber ) – 1 No
  • High Temperature Bottom Pouring Furnace (1200°C) ) – 1 No
  • Olympus model GX51 Inverted Metallurgical Microscope
  • Lever arm Computerized Creep/Stress rupture testing Machine
  • Muffle Furnace (1600oC)

Welding Research Lab

  • OTC Daihen digital inverter MIG/MAG welding machine
  • OTC Daihen digital inverter DC pulse TIG welding machine
  • Linear movement welding equipment

Digital Fabrication Laboratory

  • CNC milling machine-Milltap-700
  • CNC Turning machine-Sprint 16TC
  • MTAB- Denford starmill-ATC-3 Axis CNC bench Milling machine
  • XL Turn CNC Trainer Lathe
  • 3-D Co-ordinate Measuring Machine

Energy Laboratory

  • 1 KW OFF-Grid Solar PV Power plant with inverter
  • Solar Radiation meter
  • Solar Simulator
  • Solar Still-inclined, basin, semi-cylindrical, flash evaporation desalination
  • solar water heater test rig
  • solar drier

Non-Destructive Testing Lab

  • Liquid Penetrant Test
  • Magnetic Particle Test
  • Radiography Test
  • Ultrasonic Test

Dynamics Lab

  • Vibration Measuring and Analyses Equipment
  • Vibration Absorber
  • FFT Analyzer

Strength of Materials Lab

  • Diffusion bonding equipment with a hydraulic press and hot Furnace
  • Compression testing machine (200 Ton)
  • Universal testing machine 100 Ton
  • Computerized UTM of 60 Ton capacity
  • Brinell cum Rockwell Hardness Testing machine (Model: MRB-250)

Metrology and Measurements Lab

  • Mitutoyo Make Portable Surface Roughness Tester
  • Computerized Thermocouple Data logging system

Advanced Computing Laboratory:

Product Development Lab

Hydraulics Laboratory

Thermal Engineering Laboratory

Machines Laboratory

Contact Us

The Head of the Department,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Contact mail id: [email protected]

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Programme educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. After 3 to 5 years of completion of the graduation our,

Graduates will have successful profession in Mechanical / allied Industries or Research/Academics or business enterprise.

Graduates will broaden their horizons beyond Mechanical Engineering to address the societal and environmental concerns.

Graduates will have the attitudes and abilities of leaders to adapt the changing global scenario.


After successful completion of B.E. Mechanical Engineering Programme, the students should be able to
PSO1: Apply the concepts of Engineering Design to design, analyze and develop the mechanical components and systems using the different analytical/CAD/experimental tools.
PSO2: Apply the concepts of Thermal Engineering to design, analyze and develop the flow and energy systems using the different analytical/experimental/software tools.
PSO3: Apply the concepts of Production, Industrial Engineering and Management for analysis, optimization and development of mechanical systems.


After the successful completion of Mechanical Engineering Program, the graduates will be able to,

1. Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization in Mechanical Engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems.

2. Identify, formulate, research literature and analyze complex problems in Mechanical Engineering reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

3. Design solutions for complex Mechanical Engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

4. 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 for complex Mechanical Engineering Problems.

5. Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex Mechanical Engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

6.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.

7.Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

8.Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

9.Function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings.

10.Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with 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.

11.Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering 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 environments.

12.Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

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