About Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering:

Year of Establishment: 1951
The department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest departments in this Faculty. Over these years the department has grown academically through technology teaching and research work carried out at undergraduate and post graduate level. The department has undertaken a number of laboratory development programs from time to time for the up-gradation of existing laboratories. Currently, laboratory modernization program is in progress. The department has been actively in association with the neighboring industrial houses through active consultancy and extending its existing testing facilities. The department has completed undertaken quite a few projects (for modernization development of its laboratories) funded by AICTE and others.

History of the Department:

Mechanical Engineering was a founding member department of erstwhile Kalabhavan Technical Institute that began imparting technical training and education way back in May 1890. Initially various trade courses like turner, fitter, smithy, carpentry, watch repairing were offered. In 1903, in affiliation with Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, the Diploma program began.

It was Principal Chhotalal Harjivandas Vora who served the erstwhile KTI [Kalabhavan Technical Institute] for longest tenure as principal - 1908 to 1935 - credited to steer the growth of KTI to engineering college and developed blue print of development. Following the end of World War II, the actual development commenced with erstwhile Baroda State providing Rs.25 lac in 1945 led construction of building annex to KTI built in 1917 to begin degree program.

In 1948 Degree program of 3 year duration in [Mechanical & Electrical] began. From 1952 the two degrees were separated with each of three-year duration. To maintain need for electromechanical engineers by industries, a supplementary degree of one year duration was offer to electrical and mechanical engineering degree holders. This scheme was discontinued in 1967.

In 1956 post-graduate program in Internal Combustion Engineering was launched. In 1964 post-graduate program in Production Engineering and post-graduate diploma in Refrigeration and air-conditioning were started.

Vision and Mission of Department of Mechanical Engineering:

To emerge as a centre of excellence in Mechanical Engineering Education, Research and Innovations for Sustainable Development.


Build ecosystem for academic excellence and innovative research in Technology and Engineering.
Foster Collaborations with Institutes and Industries.
Contribute towards holistic and sustainable development.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

BE (Mechanical)

Program Outcomes (POs)

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
Design/development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions for complex problems.
Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
Individual and Teamwork: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
Life-long Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs):

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
Apply fundamentals of design, thermo-fluids and production engineering knowledge for innovative and critical thinking, problem-solving and experimental skills with integrity and inclusivity in professional engineering practice or business.
Achieve further career development through graduate education, professional development courses and/or on-the-job training and experience.
Develop leadership and collaborative roles in their careers.

Programme Educational Objectives(PEOs):

Programme Educational Objectives(PEOs)
To prepare professionals to cater to industry, academia, research organizations, government set ups and consulting firms.
To prepare graduates who will contribute to society as responsible citizens.
To prepare graduates who will get recognition, through demonstration of good analytical, design and implementation skills and lifelong learning.

Key Thrust Areas:

  • Thermal Design
  • Alternative Energy Sources
  • Unconventional Manufacturing Process
  • Turbo Machines and Fluid Power Engineering
  • Computer integrated manufacturing
  • Computer vision application in mechanical engineering
  • Computer aided automation
  • Computer aided design of machine elements as major thrust areas for further development

Offers Laboratory Facilities to Other Departments:

  • Advanced CAD/CAM Software (Pro-E, MDT, HTFS)
  • Enhanced Condenser Tube Test Rig
  • Electric Discharge Machining, Ultra Sonic Welding
  • Equipment used in Turbo Machines Laboratory, e.g. Supersonic Wind Tunnel, etc.