Mechanical engineers are involved with the design, analysis, testing, manufacturing, control, operation, and maintenance of, any system that has a moving part. It deals with all aspects of the conversion of thermal energy into useful work and the machines that make this possible. If you are intrigued by how things work, fascinated by robots and automobile engines, then mechanical engineering may be the profession for you.
The department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 2004 with an initial intake of 30 students. The department is also offering M.Tech program in CAD/CAM with an intake of 12 students since 2011.
The B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) Program accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) since 2013.
The department is recognised as R&D Centre for admission to pursue PhD programs at IARE by JNTUH, Hyderabad.
The department has 32 eminent faculty assisted by 16 technical staff that fetched design consultancy and import substitution projects of worth Rs. 5 lakhs from Industry like MTE Industries Pvt Ltd, Medquip Industries, Sanathan Industries and Uniquest Consultants etc. The deparment has MOU (memorandum of understanding) with various industries like MTE Industries, Sree Rama non- ferrous Foundry, Automative Robotics, Medequip Industries, Sanathan Industries, and Hyderabad Dies-Moulds etc. The students are encouraged to take up mini projects, major projects in various Industries and industrial tours in and around Hyderabad are arranged periodically.
The department is headed by Dr. V V S Haranadh Prasad having teaching experience of 20 years. The department currently has 8 professors having research/academic/ industrial experience. Faculty research experience covers a wide range of current problems which have immediate application to industry. Some of the research work includes projects related to Machine Design, Automation, Welding Technology, Robotics and CAD/CAM.
The faculty of the department published papers in over 92 International Journals, 20 National Journals, 22 International Conferences and 46 National Conferences so far. The department has organized a national conference on “Emerging Technologies in Material Science and Engineering” with IE (Institute of Engineers) INDIA in March 2014. The faculty of the department have applied for 46 Intellectual Properties and 32 got published. There are 3 copyrights granted by Govt. of India.
The department has state of the art laboratories with industry standard research facilities viz., ACE Micromatic, Vertical Machining Centre and cylindrical grinding model EU200, M/s Lokesh CNC turning centre, fatigue testing machine, pin on disc machine, servo hydraulic universal testing machine, simultaneous 5-axis CNC routing machine, Electronica EDM Rapid Drill, Laser cutting machine, 3D Printing machine, basic Electro Hydraulic low cost automation lab, Six degree ARISTOSIM pick and place robot, etc. The CAD/CAM laboratory has latest software’s for modelling and analysis like SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, FANUC Simulator, AUTOCAD, ANSYS, IRONCAD, CADEM, MATLAB AND ADAMS etc.
The department houses 8 well equipped laboratories and one centre of excellence in which the students are encouraged to do in house research projects. Mechanical Engineering deals with the formulation, design, development and control systems and components involving solid mechanics, dynamics and controls, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, manufacturing and conversion of energy into useful work. Industries that use mechanical engineers are involved in robotics, computer aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM), automotive/transportation, air-conditioning and refrigeration and having centre of excellence in CAD/CAM domain.
The senior faculty of the department is conducting Skill and Development Programs for SC/ST students and the project is funded by AICTE.
An amount of 30 Lakhs project in nano particles and 25 Lakhs project towards study and performance of steel manufacturing industries in India and funded by DST.
The senior faculty has been drawn from various Industries/Research/Academia for imparting quality education and skill development for students to make them industry ready. Some of the senior faculty are presently rendering services to University of Hyderabad, Engineering Staff Collage of India, JNTUH and other reputed Industries by delivering expert lectures on current research trends to MTE Industries, Cyient, Sri Venkateshwara Industries Limited (Gear manufacturing unit), DMRL, Hyderabad etc. Senior faculties are also guiding and reviewing M. Tech and Ph. D thesis of various leading universities. The young faculty is encouraged to pursue their higher studies and research.
Many eminent Researchers/Industrial Experts/Academia are invited for giving expert lectures in current Technologies/Research trends for the benefit of the students. The department conducts annual Technical Fest, Workshops/Technical seminars for the benefit of students to bring out their hidden Talents. The students are encouraged to participate in National/ International level competitions being conducted at premier institutes and professional bodies. The students are encouraged by the management of IARE by funding to their R & D projects.
The senior faculties of the department are members of Board of Studies - Aeronautical Engineering, at JNTUH and GRIET - Mechanical Engineering and book reviewers of leading publishers Tata Mc Graw Hill. The senior faculty of the department are the peer reviewers of renowned International journals. The senior faculty are involved in establishing memorandum of understanding with universities like Nanyang Technological University Singapore, and Malaysia. Dr. V. V. S. Haranadh Prasad, is one of the experts identified by Govt. of Telangana to give the views for framing policies for higher technical education towards skills development of Engineering graduates passing out.
MESTA (Mechanical Engineering students Technical Association) is a student body for conducting carrier development and skill improvement programmes. The students of the department participate in national level SAE (Society for Automotive Engineers) SUPRA formula racing car competitions and in the recent past placed at 49 th position. The department conducts professional activities under the student chapters of iMechE, and IE(I) (Institution of Engineers India). The department have hosted the SAE technical events in south India competitions in which the department students have bagged 5 first positions and stood second place in the state of Telangana.
Students of the department have been placed in various companies like TATA Advanced Systems, Infosys Technologies Limited, Tech Mahindra, TATA Consultancy Services, Cyient (formerly InfoTech), Wipro, NTT Data, Satyam Ventures, Hyundai, RANE Engine Valves etc. A significant number of graduating engineers are pursuing their higher studies in various Universities abroad by securing higher qualifying grades in GRE/TOEFL/IELTS etc.
The most remarkable achievement by Alumni of this department was selection in civil services in IPS cadre, MBA from IIM Indore and pursuing PhD at IISc Bangalore. A student was placed with dream package in Snap-Deal and some others at PTC/ANSYS Inc. (West Germany) etc.
The students are trained as CNC programmers/engineers in the areas of industry standard CNC turning and milling to meet the local and national level recruitments. A dedicated CNC simulation with hands on experience is provided for design and development of prototype models. The significant achievement of the students is development of low-cost laser engraving machine under the guidance of department faculty in college STTP cell.
A MAKER SPACE technology business incubation centre is established in the department for the benefit of students of department and intra department to develop ideas into products.
M.Tech (CAD/CAM) is a two year full time post graduate program approved by the all India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) for the students who have B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering / Automobile Engg./ Metallurgy / Industrial Engg / Mechanical Engg. (Mechatronics) / Mechanical Engg. (Production) /Aeronautical Engg / Production Engg. / Industrial and Production Engg. / Marine Engg. / Mining Engg. (or) equivalent. The course is offered by department of Mechanical Engineering by highly qualified and experienced teaching faculty. Intake to this course is 18, selected by JNTUH through PGCET/GATE.
The Course offers core subjects like Advanced CAD, Advanced FEM, DFM, Precision Engineering, CFD, Numerical Methods, Advanced CAM, Industrial Robotics, DH&PS, FMS, Automation in Manufacturing etc.
A dedicated project work is taken up by every student for the next two semesters. The project work is of high-quality basing used in current industry practices. Project work is supported by leading MNC’s and defense laboratories doing state of art research and development.