It gives me enormous pleasure to lead the Department of Mechanical Engineering, This most esteemed department was established in 1983, with graduation course. Department has grown significantly over the year and currently offers degrees in UG, PG, and Ph.D. Also Department is accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NBA), NAAC and has also been acknowledged by various renowned agencies. Conferring “Academic Autonomy” has been one of the key achievements in Departmental and Institute development in particular. In result of it, Department would develop its own industry-oriented dynamic curriculum as well as teaching, assessing, and performance methods.
Department has the best track record of good results, including securing ranks for students at university. So far 15 students have secured top 10 ranks. Department is striving with the strong efforts of well-experienced, trained and committed faculty members to improve the knowledge, skills and attitude of the students. Department not only imparts knowledge from its own specialized fields but also from wide interdisciplinary fields by evoking required expertise from industries.
Department has signed MOUs for the sharing of technical information with industries. Under the banner of My Story Board, Department organized several of industry individual and our proud alumni lectures on topic such as Lean Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, opportunities in Higher Education / Merchant Navy / Indian Air Force awareness etc. Department is actively holding numerous value-added programs to develop Students' and Faculty's technical skills and expertise. Department recently held development program on PYTHON programming, CNC, ANSYS, Rapid Prototype and many more.
Department has newly started ISHRAE and 'IoT club' for all-round growth of students. Department students' associations 'MESA' and 'SAE' encourage students to participate national events such as 'KPIT Sparkle,' 'Aakruti Competition,' 'Smart India Hackathon,' 'Robocon,' 'DRDO Druce,' 'Facebook Sparkle,' etc. A state-of-the-art 'BMW skill center' has been launched for student training on advanced BMW automotive engine.
I hope and feel confident that our students, with their broad exposure to academic and professional fields, will leave a mark wherever they go, nationally or globally.
Dr.Ajaykumar G. Thakur
B.E.,MTech & Ph.D.(Mechanical Engineering)
Professor & Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering