Department of Mechanical Engineering at PESIT was established in the year 1988. The department has an aggressive academic rigor in the autonomous program with a high quality curriculum.
The Department of Mechanaical Engineering offers Master’s degree in Automotive Engineering under Visvesvaraya Technological University. The department has highly qualified experts from both the academia and the industry with vast research and engineering experience. This helps offer high end courses, work on cutting edge technologies along with a curriculum that would help the students get ready for their professional career, be it the industry or academics.
The department is also setting up a research centre dedicated to automotive and aerospace researchand engineering now under the domain CARE (Center for Automobile Research and Engineering) and well facilitated computer labs with the most latest of hardware and software in line with industry requirements. The department has collaborative research relationships with many internationally reputed companies such as General Motors, Mann Hummel, Triveni, EKO, GE to name a few. The department is now expanding especially in the automotive domain to work on cutting edge research and technologies of electric and hybrid vehicles. The department also has high profile faculty who have joined from the Automotive and Aerospace industry with an average of greater than 25 years of experience. The department very soon is working to offer a Master’s degree in Aerospace engineering.
Sufficient class rooms and systems are provided for students use. The department also boasts of PACE – a one of its kind partnership that General Motors has with a few selected institutes in south east Asia. The department also hosts the Auto and Aero clubs and has a very active SAE students chapter. The students have won accolades by participating in national and international events.
The department has innumerable books to cater to the students, faculty and research. The department also has on-line access to most of all international journals. The faculty have authored scholarly papers in leading journals, are key note speakers in international conferences and organize international conferences and symposia. The department also has a wind and a water tunnel facility along with all the mechanical labs, workshops and related infra structure to be used by the faculty and students.
In addition the department offers specific training to industry, students and faculty on a timely basis.
In all, the department offers the best environment for Master’s and Ph.D students to pursue research in the field of their interest in Automotive and Aerospace engineering and research. Main fields of activity are in computational mechanics (CAE and CFD including computational bio-mechanics), automotive and aero space design and engineering, electric and hybrid vehicles, alternate materials and concepts, sensors and embedded systems, infotonics to name a few.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of PESIT is one of the oldest departments of the institution and was started in the year 1988. The Department has an annual intake of 180 students presently, with alumni strength of over 3000 students, who can be found in the top notch companies and universities across the world.
The Department has total faculty strength of 30 inclusive of 10 Professors, 3 Associate Professors and 14 Assistant Professors and 3 Visiting Professors.
The Department is among the top three in terms of choice of students in CET every year and has faculty with an average teaching experience of 18.1 years. Some of the faculty members have teaching experience upto 50 years. Besides teaching the faculty of the department have an impeccable record in research and consultancy. In the past 3 years the faculty of the Department completed upto 2.33 crores worth of funded projects and presently projects worth 41.23 lakhs are still in progress.
The Faculty have a rich record of publishing articles in National and International Journals and have published more than 75 papers in reputed peer reviewed International Journals and more than 100 papers in National & International Conferences over the past five years.
The Department has state-of-the-art infrastructure which include facilities such as Subsonic Wind Tunnel, Water Tunnel, 200 ton Hydraulic Press, High Velocity Oxy-fuel Spraying Equipment, Grid Blasting Machine, Slurry Test Machine, Air Jet Erosion Machine, Salt Spray Tester, Pin-on-disc Scratch Test Machine, Vicker’s Micro-Hardness Tester, Rapid Prototyping Machine, 100 ton UTM and many others. It is also home to the PACE (Partners for Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) lab which is an initiative of General Motors Inc., USA, from the past 6 years.
The Department has unique student project initiatives such as Team HAYA (Formula Racing Team), Team AEOLUS (aero modeling team) and Team SAMKARAN (hybrid car team). The student teams have participated in National and International competitions as part of these teams and won numerous prizes.
The placements of the students of the department has been exemplary with core companies such as Caterpillar, Mico, Robert Bosch, Meritor, Wipro Fluid Power, L & T, Mercedes Benz, Honeywell, General Motors, Kennametal and many others coming forward to recruit.
The Department has organized many national and international conferences, seminars and symposia on varied subjects such as ‘Micro/Nano Scale Heat Transfer’, ‘Structural Vibrations – Linear and Non-Linear Approach’, ‘Composite Coating Technology’, ‘Geometric Dimensioning And Tolerancing – G D &T’, ‘Thermal Management Of Electronic Equipments’, ‘Composites – Mechanics, Processing and Characterization’, ‘Advances in Manufacturing Technology’ and others.
To excel in imparting quality education, create ethically strong, creative, analytical, technically superior, knowledgeable, innovative and inquisitive minds.
To become dynamic and vigorous knowledge hub with an exposure to state of art technologies and empower students to become skilled and ethical entrepreneurs while endorsing free and open source learning. To promote and adapt professional development in a perpetual demanding environment and nurture the best minds for the future.
Long-term & Short-term Objectives
Keeping both vision and mission of the institution in mind, the department has formulated long term and short term objectives.
Long-term objectives :
- To have a Centre of Excellence in Automobile Engineering
- To have Academic and Research scholars
- To have industry R&D centers and experts on campus
Short-term objective :
- Constantly encourage staff to pursue research in their area of interest
- 100% Results & Placement
- To provide students with an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge in a specific area of automobile engineering (automotive and aerospace)
- To establish CARE (Centre of Excellence in Automobile Engineering)