Department is growing leaps and bounds in terms of infrastructure, academic and research facilities. The faculty team is a perfect blend of people with industry and research experience. This largely benefits students, on one hand, to involve in faculty research projects and get recognized by publishing research articles at the National and International level and get an opportunity to connect to industries for training, internship, and projects on the other hand. State of the art training facilities is developed in collaboration with reputed industries.The latest versions of Industry demand software programmes like Ansys, Catia, Creo, Solid Works, Matlab, and STAR-CCM+ are available with the department and are taught either as a part of the curriculum or as value-added courses. Special training is imparted in the core areas like Tear Down of vehicles, Industry 4.0, Robotics, 3-D printing, CNC and also in the inter-disciplinary areas like Data Analytics, IoT and e-mobility. Under Industry oriented curriculum, an opportunity is created for eligible students to engage with industries for their projects during their final year. Students are also encouraged to take part in co-curricular and extracurricular activities organized at different levels for their overall development.
It is a distinct Honor for me to serve as Head for Mechanical and Automobile Engineering Department, recalling a famous quote, “Every river is a tiny droplet in the beginning and every long journey starts with small strides”, the department is growing fast in terms of infrastructural facilities, faculty expertise, competence and research. The strength of the department is its curriculum design, Industry integration and research opportunities for students. Technology is fast changing in the recent past necessitating the inclusion of interdisciplinary courses into mechanical and automobile engineering along with the emphasis on employability, skill, and competency without sacrificing fundamental core knowledge. Catering to this need, many new courses are introduced in the form of non-departmental electives. The teaching pedagogy focus on outcome-based education involving experiential learning through hands-on and self- learning modules. The curriculum also includes courses and modules on professional development, ethics, equity, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. Holistic Education is a unique course that envisages skill requirements in the personal, interpersonal and societal arena to instil confidence in students to be global citizens. I take pride in the fact that our qualified, passionate and easily approachable faculty team is comprised of people having rich experience in academics, research, and industry. An interactive and cordial relationship is maintained between the students and staff that enables the students to develop a sound foundation in the stream in a conducive environment. Our faculty always strive to perceive and resolve students’ queries so that the overall personality of the student is groomed in such a manner that they pass out as Industry Ready Professionals.
Develop Mechanical and Automobile engineering graduates to be successful in chosen professional career with innovative academic processes for the overall development
Department of Mechanical and Automobile Engineering offers rich programmes designed at par
with industry, meeting the ever-increasing technological advancement.
Bachelors of Technology in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelors of Technology in Automobile Engineering
Masters of Technology in Machine Design
Department of Mechanical and Automobile Engineering has procured
state of art equipment / types of equipment and have a class leading laboratory for hands-on learning.
Department of Mechanical and Automobile Engineering has varied research projects in
trending research domains supported by state of the art reserch facilities.
Advanced material testing research lab consisting of facilities for cross sectional metallographic specimen preparation, microstructure analysis, material property testing, testing fatigue, hardness and impact, surface Engineering Lab for thermal shock and thermal barrier testing ceramic coated metal specimen and coating facility with Spray Drier.
The 50-litre capacity biodiesel plant is equipped with advanced technology helps to carry out mass production of biodiesel efficiently. A customised multi-fuel engine modified from Kirloskar oil engine, which has the option of varying compression ratio from 6:1 to 10:1 for petrol (rated power 3HP) and 12:1 to 20:1 for diesel (rated power 5HP) helps to test alternative fuels of gasoline and diesel with eddy current dynamometer.
The facility is developed with the vision to provide the avenues with regards to improved charging infrastructure, smart Electric Drive systems, IoT technologies for EVs and Improved Power System Dynamics. R & D Facility is a joint venture of Safran Engineering Services, IEEE and CHRIST (Deemed to be University).
Magneto-rheological fluid (MRF) is a type of smart material whose rheological properties (e.g. Viscosity) can be rapidly varied by applying a magnetic field. MR fluid is prepared in the laboratory with predetermined composition of key ingredients including silicon oil, additives and Carbonyl Iron Particles. The fluid is then tested on Rheometer and in-house Electrodynamic Shaker for the magnetization, rheological fluid characterization and vibration damping.
A Research lab, funded by VSSC, ISRO, Thiruvanathapuram, involves the development of ceramic coating configurations to reduce the surface temperature of the aerospace component (re-entry vehicle) to serve at elevated temperatures without undergoing thermal fatigue and failure.
Department of Mechanical and Automobile has the dedicated services of esteemed faculty members
who have rich experience in industry and in research organizations like ISRO, CPRI, GTRE and BARC.