Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest departments established at the time of inception of the institute in the year 1995. The department currently offers an undergraduate program - B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering and two postgraduate programs - M.Tech. in Advanced Manufacturing Systems and M.Tech. in CAD/CAM. Department is also recognized as ‘Research Center’ by the JNTU Hyderabad for offering Ph.D. program. The programs offered are intended to prepare students for successful careers and lifelong learning in Mechanical Engineering.
Currently the department has 38 faculty members out of them 18 are doctorates and 09 technical staff who are highly qualified and well-experienced. Department has 12 laboratories for undergraduate and 03 for postgraduate and research programs. The state-of-the-art CAD/CAM and CNC laboratories are equipped with 206 computing systems and workstations and softwares like CATIA, AUTOCAD, ANSYS, MINITAB, CNC OFFLINE SIMULATION SOFTWARE, FLEXSIM, ADAMS, MATLAB, IRONCAD, INVENTOR, EDGECAM, GIBBSCAM, AUTOMOD, etc. Department has an exclusive facility for emerging technology on 3D Printing – consisting of 02 Makerbot Printers and 01 Artec Scanner. Also the department has a Centre of Excellence in the area of Joining Technology.
The department has congenial environment for study, supported by stimulating education and research. Faculty have received grants worth Rs.1.22 crores from various funding agencies for carrying out research projects. As on date, 09 research projects have been completed and 03 are ongoing. Department faculty has filed 08 patents. Papers authored by the faculty and students are published in leading national and international journals and presented at several national/international conferences. Certificate and vocational courses are offered to equip the students with additional skills relevant to the industry. Regular FDPs, STTPs, workshops and conferences are organized wherein distinguished academicians and industry experts take part for the benefit of both students and faculty
Mechanical Engineering students are well placed in both core manufacturing as well as IT industries. Some of the core manufacturing industries include Hyundai, MRF, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bluestar, Ashok Leyland, ZF India, Amaraja etc. Many students of Mechanical Engineering opt for pursuing higher studies in US, UK, Germany etc. after the graduation.
The faculty and students are members of various national and international academic forums of science and engineering like ASME, ISTE, IWS, SAE etc. The students participate in various national and international competitions under the ASME student chapter of the department and have won distinguished prizes and awards nationally. ASME student chapter has designed and fabricated innovative projects over the years and have gained great stature. More details about ASME-VNR VJIET can be found at www.asmevnr.in.