Mechanical Engineering Department was established in 1984 with intake capacity of 60 students is approved by AICTE, New Delhi, Government of Maharashtra and is affiliated to the RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur. In the Academic year 1989-90, the intake capacity was increased from 60 to 90 students. With increasing demand of Mechanical Engineering and looking to the goodwill of student choice, the intake capacity of the department was increased from 90 seats to 120 seats from the session 2008-2009 and 120 to 180 from Session 2013-14. The department started M.Tech (MED) PG course from session 2009-2010 with intake capacity of 18 seats. The department also have PhD research centre for intake of 15 PhD scholars and 10 for ME by Research students. The department is accredited twice by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) in 2002 and 2007 and Graded ‘A’ by Government of Maharashtra. The Department is also accredited by Institute of Engineers (I), Kolkata.
The department has progressed consistently since its inception and has been successful in imparting high standards of quality education with highly qualified and experienced teaching faculty members. The training is provided to aspiring students to attain good professional skills and values for their career.
The faculty of the department has significant representation in the university’s Academic Bodies, Board of studies in Mechanical Engineering, Academic Council, Senate, Selection Committee, various unique committees etc. The department undertakes consultancy and RandD activities through its R and D Cell and has a vibrant Entrepreneurship Development Cell. The Department also has Industry Institute Interaction (III) Cell, I5 Lab to promote Creativity and Innovation and Project Lab for bringing the ideas into actual implementation. The department is regularly organizing various programs like National Conference, Short Term Training Programs cell activities, Entrepreneurship Development, Incubation and Awareness Activities, etc. Many MoU's have been signed with Industries, Research institutions and Government Agencies for value additions to the curriculum for extending RandD and E D Cell.
The Department is fully equipped with best well qualified and experienced teaching faculty, sophisticated laboratory equipment, ICT enabled classrooms and latest application software like AUTOCAD, ANSYS, CREO and FFT Analyzer etc. thereby creating a perfect atmosphere for students to enjoy learning and for the faculty to carry out research. It is constantly modernizing the laboratories with latest technology and research. Looking at the need of the hour, 24x7 Wi-Fi enabled internet facility is provided to all the students.
Prof. Dr. Chandrahas C. Handaan eminent academician, administrator and winner of many awards University and Nationally - is theHead of Department.
The department has a mixture of experienced as well as young and enthusiastic teaching staff. Many of them possess long teaching, research and industrial experience. Seven faculties possess Ph. D and three are pursuing their Ph.D. Patents based on their experimental findings/research are filed. Faculties have substantial research publications in Journals, Seminars and conferences to their credit. The faculties are the recognized Supervisors for Ph.D, M.Tech. and M.E. by research of RT.M. Nagpur University. Many faculties of the department are invited by other institutes to deliver expert lectures on subjects of their expertise. Faculties have a very good rapport with industries for interaction and getting industry based projects.
The Department regularly organizes Short Term Training Programs, National Level Paper Presentation competition and conferences. The staff also participates in various Workshops, Seminars.
The students of the Department also excel in the University and secure merit positions every year. Students are encouraged to appear for GATE, CAT, GRE and other competitive examinations. The number of students qualifying these exams with extraordinary scores has been on continuous rise. The Department also coordinates Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA), under which students organize various national and college level technical, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Apart from this, the department provides opportunity for students to diversify their technical skills in multidimensional activities through Robo Club, Auto Club, I5 Lab and Project Lab etc...
Many of the alumni are posted at coveted positions in Government, public and private sectors. Students are placed in reputed organizations like IIT, NIT’s, Foreign Universities, Corporate Houses, Construction Industries and their own industries and business in the Country and around the World.
The department strives its best to provide an environment for development and growth of student. The Department is committed to the vision of developing competent Mechanical Engineers capable of accepting challenges of Modern Society, Industry and Business.