Mechanical Engineering Department
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The department started functioning in 1967. The institute had the collaboration of the Royal Dutch government. The collaborators offered expertise in Mechanical Engineering in the form of Dutch experts, equipment in different areas of Mechanical Engineering and foreign training to selected faculty. Professor G. J. Tonkes was the Chief Netherlands expert and also the expert for the Mechanical Engineering Department. The Department aims to provide quality technical education to the technical teachers and industry professionals in the form of doctoral & post graduate programmes and short term training programmes. The Department offers postgraduate programs leading to M.E. (Manufacturing Technology) and PhD degree and short-term courses in various advanced areas of mechanical engineering. The thrust areas of department include Manufacturing Technology, Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Automation, Robotics, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Metrology and Material Testing. With the Institute becoming a NATIONAL INSTITUTE in 2002, the department has increasingly focused on post graduate education and doctoral research.

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Progress Report July- Sept 2020


The department conducts different programmes with the following objectives :

  • To enhance professional and career development of the target group and thus improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the technical education system and the industry.
  • To develop necessary capabilities of self regulated learning, problem solving, management skills and human relations in the target group.

Short Term Training Programmes

The department conducts one / two week(s) short term training programmes for the benefit of technical teachers and professional engineers. There is no course fee for the teachers of polytechnics and engineering colleges. A nominal fee of Rs 2000/- per week is charged from the participants from the industry. The schedule of short term training programmes is available on the institute web site under the link OPLAN.

Post Graduate Programmes

The department offers Master of Engineering (ME) in Manufacturing Technology in regular and modular forms. Details of the programme are available on the institute web site under the link M.E. Program. For ME degree the institute is affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh. The programme is offered primarily for teachers of technical institutions, officials of technical education system and working professionals from industry, duly sponsored by their competent authority.

M.E. in Manufacturing Technology (Regular)

The Regular programme is of two year duration, divided into four semesters. Ten courses are offered in the first two semesters and two courses in the third semester along with a preliminary thesis in a selected research area. The fourth semester is dedicated to thesis work in a relevant area as identified in the preliminary thesis.

M.E. in Manufacturing Technology (Modular)

For the benefit of technical teachers, who are unable to get 2 years leave for pursuing M.E., the  department offers a modular programme. Two module of six week each are planned during a year, coinciding with summer & winter holidays. The modular program covers two courses each module over three years and the seventh module is dedicated to thesis. work .

Special Features of the MODULAR Programme

  • Programme is flexible and is offered on modular basis to enable the students to take courses of study in the sequence and at a time convenient to the student.
  • It focuses on the mastery of minimum essential technical knowledge and skills besides the skills of learning to learn problem solving, effective communication and management.
  • It makes use of combination of instructional techniques such as group instruction, laboratory work, assignments, projects, expert lecture sessions, field visits to industry, seminars etc.
  • Assessment of student’s performance shall be based on both continuous evaluation and end semester evaluation with the use of a variety of assessment techniques matching the learning objectives of the different course of study.
  • Completion of course work will be followed by project work / thesis.

The department has well equipped laboratories with latest equipment.

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Major facilities

CAD/ CAM & Robotics

Intel Core 2 Duo Computer Systems,
MasterCAM, Pro/Engineer, Inventor,
Rapid Protoyping Machine (RPT) Machine,
Robotic Arm


Basic Measuring Instruments
Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge
Force and Speed Measurement Kits
Digital Height Gauge
Surface Roughness Tester
Digital Vernier Caliper
Screw Gauge
Slip Gauges
Thread Gauges
Temperature Measurement Kit
Speed Measurement Kit


Lathe Machine
Milling Machine
Grinding Machine
Sawing Machine
Tool and Cutter Grinder
Surface Grinder
Experimental Kits
Dynamometer-Lathe / Drill / Milling
TIG / MIG Welding Set
Electro Discharge Machine
Ultrasonic Drilling Machine

Material Testing

Metallurgical Microscope with Computer and Software
Ultrasonic Flaw Detector
Digital Universal Hardness Tester
Dry Sliding Wear Measuring Rig
Scratch Tester
Micro-Hardness Tester
Universal Testing Machine
Material Pro Software
Cut off Machine
Sample Mounting Machine
Digital Based Rockwell cum Brinell Hardness Tester
UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
Hardenability Tester
Pre-Heating Oven
Electric Furnaces

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Experimental Refrigeration Plant (6 TON)
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Test Equipment
Working Models of AC, Refrigerator and Water Cooler
Cut Models of components of AC


Intel Core 2 Duo Computer Systems
Microcontroller based Mechatronics kit
Hydraulic Trainer
Programmable Controllers
MATLAB Software
Automation Studio Software
PLC Simulation Software
Pneumatic & Hydraulic Systems Simulation Software
Mechatronics Training Kit
Robotics Simulation Software
X-Y Table, Linear Conveyor and Rotary Table
Pneumatic Cylinders with DC Valves
Various Sensors and Actuators
Data Acquisition System

Virtual Tour