Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is a broad engineering discipline that incorporates skills and expertise in the areas of design, manufacturing, mechanics and thermal sciences that are essential to most sectors of industry. It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines.


"To develop globally competent mechanical engineers capable of working in an interdisciplinary environment, contributing to society through innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship.”


"To impart quality education in the field of mechanical engineering by inculcating values to serve the needs of the society and industry by aiding in overall progress and development."

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The department of Mechanical Engineering, initiated in 2002 offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is also a recognized Research Center under the Visvesvaraya Technological University. The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides a lot of opportunities for the students to interact with outside world and is known for its student projects, which are presented to the public at the annual ‘Yantrostav’, the Project Exhibition. Research projects strap up state-of-the-art experimental, theoretical, and computational approaches in training students and advancing the frontiers of technology. The researchers enjoy access to leading edge facilities, work closely with vibrant, highly-qualified faculty, and benefit from strong interactions with industry. Students gain valuable experience working with professional engineers on important projects; access to industry sponsors, and hands-on knowledge in product design.

Our faculty is professionally active and well-recognized. Faculty in this area investigate interactive instructional techniques and the resulting benefits for students, engineering diversity and inclusiveness, student retention, student motivation, the development of engineering identity, as well as how hands-on engineering education opportunities .Our outstanding faculty who address critical issues facing our world today, produce groundbreaking research, and are the leaders and innovators in their respective fields. Another striking aspect is the organization of workshops, Seminars, Expert lecturers, Group discussions, Competitions, sports and other activities for the all round development of the aspiring students. The department has an excellent academic track record; many of the students are placed in reputed companies like, Infotech, Infosys, Dell, Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Accenture, Merchant Navy, Kean India, Vijay Electrical Pvt ltd, Shoba Developers and Hyundai Motors.

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Under Graduate

B.E. in Mechanical Engineering
Duration: 4 Years

Eligibility : Pass in 10+2 / Higher Secondary (HS) / Pre University (PUC) / 'A' Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent with English as one of the languages. Shall have secured a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate in Physics, Mathematics and any one of the following : Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Science. AIT admits students as per prevailing rules and regulations of VTU.

Post Graduate

M.Tech in Machine Design
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: BE / Equivalent Degree

Career Scope After pursuing M.Tech (Machine Design), one can opt for doctorate level study in the field or can work as machine design engineer in any public or private organization.

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Chief Advisor

Dr. Sharanabasava C Pilli

Acharya Institute of Technology.


Dr. Mahesha K

Professor & Head,
Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Member Secretary

Dr. R Chandrashekhar

Department of Mechanical Engineering.


Dr. Anoop K Mukhopadhyay

Chief Scientist,
CSIR (CG & CRI), Kolkatta.

Dr. Arjun Dey

Professor & Chairman,
CPDM, IISc, Bangalore.

Mr. K Chandrashekar Sharma

Vice President,
Machining Solution Group, Kennametal India Limited, Bangalore.


Mr. Divakar Rao

Managing Director,
Vishnu Forge Industries Limited, Bangalore.

Mr. M S Shiva Prakash

Global Service Consultant,
Kennametal India LTD, Bangalore.

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Most of the applications demand the high strength, high corrosive resistant and wear resistant, materials for their needs. It is very difficult to get all the desirable properties in one material, if it is available also that will be of high cost. Because of these reason surface coatings have found more application and this method will overcome the limitations of using single material or alloy. In the cases where material selection is difficult as it requires several potential properties like chemical and thermal stability, good mechanical as well as tribological properties along with reduction of weight, ceramic coatings like alumina, zirconia, ZTA and/or composites might be the better solution. A research group is evolving in the department on these aspects.
Our research brings a quantitative methodology to understand the relationship between technological capability and the various learning mechanisms that are believed to influence it. Most cluster based studies have been on a case study basis and generally lack quantitative approach and rigor. We have developed s a unique index to measure technological capability, which should be useful to make assessment of technology level of firms.
Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. At the nanoscale, materials exhibit very high aspect ratio, as a result enhancement in their mechanical and physical properties has been observed. The Nanocomposites form the class of engineering materials with high aspect ratio to be used for influencing fuel economy, reducing the weight of an automotive, spacecraft and aircraft, enhancing the damping ability, making wear resistant surfaces and thermally stable structures. In our Department of Mechanical Engineering, faculty have carried out and carrying research as a part of their Doctoral work on Polymer Nanocomposites, Aluminium-CNT Metal Matrix composites and Natural fiber-CNT reinforced polymer composites. This area of nanocomposites offers a good number of avenues for the mechanical engineers to come out with better material systems for the sustainable development of the society.
Depletion of petroleum resources, increases in landfill space for plastic materials and their non-degradable properties had become global problem. In order to find the solution for environmental pollution the new branch of Material science called biocomposites has emerged. Natural fibers and bio derived polymers are used to characterize the materials properties in order to suit different applications, where end product is bioderagadable in nature. A research group in the department has dedicated itself towards finding solutions in this socially important field.
Polymers and their composites are finding applications in almost every walk of life thanks to the plethora of advantages carried by them, such as light weight, low cost, corrosion, resistance and easy processing, to name a few. The unique flexibility of designing the materials with tailor made properties to suit a particular application makes composites a popular category of advanced materials. Processing and characterization of different types of thermosets and thermoplastic polymers with a wide range of reinforcing materials has been the subject of many research activities all over the globe. Bio-degradable polymers and reinforcements are slowly catching up in the wake of large demand for eco-friendly materials. Research in this field has been initiated in the department.
Global warming, high-energy demand and availability of new technologies are among the factors catalyzing the search for alternative sources of energy. Energy demand is expected to increase due to the expanding urbanization, better living standards and increasing population. At a time when society is becoming increasingly aware of the declining reserves of fossil fuels beside the environmental concerns, it has become apparent that biodiesel is destined to make a substantial contribution to the future energy demands of the domestic and industrial economies. There are different potential feed stocks for biodiesel production such as Simarouba, Jathropha, Neem, Pongamia, Linseed oil etc. which are known as the next generation alternate fuels for the production of biodiesel. Active research is going on in the department in this vital field.
The structural elements are most commonly employed in many structural applications like aerospace, automotive, civil, marine and other machinery structures. Design and analysis of structural elements is most important in engineering applications to predict their life of service. In many instances, such elements are subjected to a wide variety of excitations and can be controlled by different methods. A few researchers in the department are working on vibration control of structural elements like plates, blades, bearings, etc. through analytical, numerical and experimental techniques to improve their service life .Also many research papers have been published in refereed journals.
Studies on formability of thin plates has assumed great importance for the Indian automobile industry. At the same time, cutting edge technologies like ECAP and ECAD are being commercialized. Research on formability of plates and wires of different materials addresses these important aspects and after preliminary experimentation and publications, it is expected that funded projects would be operative in this research area.

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Programme Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the programme is preparing graduates to achieve,

  1. Employability:  An ability to contribute to industrial services and/or government organizations by applying their skills through formal education and co-operative educational experiences.

  2. Core Competence:  An ability to apply Scientific, Mathematics and Engineering fundamentals gained to comprehend, analyze, design and create novel products and solutions for real life problems.

  3. Professionalism:  An ability to embrace professional and ethical attitude/effective communication skills, team skills, multidisciplinary approach to resolve problems, educate and persuade diversified audience.

  4. Innovative:  An ability to update knowledge with emerging technologies by professional communities, higher education to nourish ever-developing careers and to strengthen human values and social responsibilities to contribute towards society.

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Program outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge and behavior. Graduation students of Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering program at Acharya Institute of Technology will attain the following program outcomes,

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of Mathematics, Science and Engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a component/system to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
  4. An ability to work on multidisciplinary tasks.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An ability to understand professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. An ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. An ability to understand the need for and engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practices.
  12. An ability to participate and succeed in competitive examinations.