Department Profile

The Department was established in 1985. It started an U.G. course in Mechanical Engineering in the same year. This course had been accredited by N.B.A. and awarded 'A' Grade for three years in May, 1999, 'A' Grade for five years in May, 2002, 'A' Grade for three years in September, 2007, in July, 2012 and for the Fifth time in September, 2017. The Institution was Accredited by NAAC with "A" grade IN 2014. The Department was well established and running successfully with an intake of 180 Students in B.Tech programme& 18 students in M.Tech (Machine Design) programme and Ph.D Scholars are being guided by our faculty members.

Mechanical Engineering plays a major role in structuring the real world, which is a challenging discipline. Mechanical Engineers design, manufacture and maintain machinery used by all disciplines of engineering. This discipline has attracted outstanding individuals and helped in addressing the crucial technical challenges in the contemporary world. The career path of a mechanical engineer is largely determined by individual choice-a unique advantage in an ever-changing competitive world. It encompasses all important aspects of Modern Technology. In Automotive, Paper, Aerospace, Petrochemical, Automation, Robotic, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industries and Nanotechnology, Mechanical Engineers have been playing a leading role. Mechanical and Thermal Design of Computers and other Electronic Equipment is carried out by Mechanical Engineers. To summarize, the versatility, wide-ranging scope and universal relevance of mechanical engineering opens up career avenues in all possible branches of the engineering profession.

Development of ANSYS, Pro-Engineer, Master CAM, AutoCAD packages, Mechanical Desktop, Edge CAM etc., revolutionized the way Mechanical Engineers tackle the problems. Forecasting of the failure, Diagnostics of Breakdowns, Quality Circles, Optimization of Machine elements, Preparation of New Models have become the order of the day for budding Mechanical Engineers. In the early days of the profession, Most of the work of Mechanical Engineers consisted of Design & Manufacture. Now Mechanical Engineers need to know a lot of Principles from other disciplines of Engineering to stay ahead. Guest Lectures and Industrial visits are arranged for Shop floor experience and inplant Training.

The Department has well established laboratories and students learn the concepts through Experienced and well trained Faculty. Several computing environments are available for their study and use computers are also an added advantage for problem solving in many Mechanical Engineering courses. As science and Engineering are rapidly changing and advancing, the courses offered by the Department take care of the needs of Prospective Mechanical Engineers. Mechanical Engineering curriculum covers the following areas:

  • Mechanical Design
  • Thermal Sciences
  • Dynamics, Vibration & Controls
  • Materials and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Mechatronics

People:

The Department has 8 Professors all with Doctorate, 6 Associate Professors all with Doctorate and two submitted thesis for evaluation. 19 Assistant Professors with three doctorates. The entire faculty has Post-Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering with various specializations to provide in-depth Theoretical and Practical knowledge in all disciplines. All the faculty are research oriented and four of them are going to submit the thesis for Ph.D. Nine staff members are in an advanced stage of research for their Ph.D. The doctorate holders of the department are acting as research supervises under Acharya Nagarjuna University, SV University, JNTUK...Etc. and guiding many scholars. The faculty are also the members of various professional societies at national and international level.74 Research Papers were published by the Faculty in SCI, Scopus Indexed, UGC Recognized International Journals etc., till date.

All the staff are passionate and dedicated towards teaching and have the welfare and prospect of the students as their main interest. Many of the staff have produced 100% result in the subjects taught by them for the last few years. The general feedback from the students on the Faculty is very good.

The Department regularly organizes various faculty development programs to update the knowledge of faculty. Most of the faculty development programs got financial support from AICTE, UGC, DST. Our management is also give support to enrich the knowledge and to get familiar with the latest advancements.

Department's highly skilled and motivated Technicians have fabricated a number of Test-Rigs for regular laboratory work. They have done innovative projects for which APCOST and the Management of the College awarded grants and funds. Our Technicians always lend a helping hand to the final year students of all Branches in fabricating and completing their project works.

Laboratory Facilities:

The Department has sprawling Workshops, where Carpentry, Tin smithy, Welding and House Wiring are taught to students of all branches of First Year. Thermal Sciences laboratory has equipment and test-rigs pertaining to IC Engines, Fuels and Lubricants, Air Compressors, Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Automobiles. Experiments to study fundamentals and vibrations of linkages, constructional features and effect of vibration on the life of machinery are carried out in Kinematics and Vibration laboratory, Machine shop, CAD/CAM Laboratory, Metrology Laboratory and Industrial Engineering Laboratory.

The Department's pride is the CAD/CAM Laboratory in which Rs.27 Lakhs from projects sanctioned by AICTE, New Delhi were invested. The laboratory boasts of 130 computer systems with Pentium IV, a server and latest and advanced Software like AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, CATIA, MSC Nastran, Autodesk Inventor, CAEFEM, ANSYS, Pro E. The Department was awarded a MODROB's project by AICTE with a sanction of an amount of Rs.12 Lakhs to establish Mechatronics Laboratory for B.Tech and M.Tech students. The laboratory consists of 18 P-IV latest systems and Mechatronics equipment, which enable the students to learn principles of equipment and simulation software.

Research, Consultancy and Continuing Education:

A total of Rs 1,36,81,800/- have been received by the department for research activities, upgradation of various laboratories and computer systems from funding agencies like AICTE, UGC, APCOST, NEDCAP etc. At present, 3 Research Projects (awarded 2 by UGC & 1 by AICTE) are ongoing worth Rs.34,75,000/- lakhs. It is also not an out of place to mention that the department has a Research Centre approved by Acharya Nagarjuna University.

Facilities exist for consultancy work in Research Centre equipped with Ball Mill, Pin on Disc Wear Testing Machine, Micro Hardness Tester, Analysis & Modelling Softwares, CMM, Electric Furnace, Metallurgical Microscope etc., to do research in Composites. These facilities are extended to the Research Scholars, P.G students of other nearby institutions and thereby generating Consultancy.

All the staff members of the department regularly update their knowledge in the latest technologies by attending continuing education programmes organized by reputed institutions and also the department organizes minimum 1 to 2 Faculty Development Programmes every year by providing the platform by sharing the knowledge of Industrial / Academia experts and our own Senior faculty to the participants.

Skill Development Centre:

Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) has established Six Skill Development Centres in our institution, through which, our students getting trained in IC Engines Two Wheeler Assembly, Three Wheeler Assembly, R&AC, Agricultural Farming Machinery, Electrical Wiring& Computer based training labs. These facilities are also extended to the students other nearby Technical Institutions. Also Dassault Systems has established 3D studio Lab to train the Mechanical Engineering students on latest modules and Certification programmes were also introduced in our campus, which enables the students to industry viable.

Applied Robotics Control lab was established in association with European Centre for Mechatronics, Achen, Germany and APSSDC.

Training & Placement(s):

The Department is even doing well in placements. Almost 90% eligible students got placed into Core as well as Software companies. The major recruiters are TCS, CTS, INFOSYS, CUMMINS, TECH MAHINDRA, HEXAGON, SATVEN, HYUNDAI, Mahindra SATYAM and many more. The department organizes many training programs for the benefit of students to improve the skills and knowledge in association with Training & Placement Cell.

Extra-curricular Activities:

NCC, NSS Units established in the College. Opportunities are a plenty for those with extracurricular talent. Numerous competitions are held for various levels of students, who have proved their superiority in various inter-collegiate competitions conducted by public organizations and other institutions. The students prove their leadership qualities and co-operative skills by organizing colorful functions at regular intervals.

Every student of Mechanical Engineering will become a member of RVR & JC Mechanical Engineering Association (RAJMEA). It conducts Technical Seminars, Quizzes and Group Discussions by various students and arranges Guest Lectures by eminent persons from Industry and Academic Institutions. Short and Long Industrial Study Tours are arranged frequently to improve the knowledge base of the students. Mech Mantra is an annual feature organized by RAJMEA as a National Level Technical Students Meet in Mechanical Engineering.

A SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) India Collegiate Club with the name FALCON RACERS is functioning with student and faculty members. The students voluntarily collect sponsorships from various industries and also from our management to design Vehicles. To mention a few , they have participated in National level reputed events and won prizes. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam patted our students and appreciated for their efforts in fabricating an off road Electric Vehicle.

The Department has been appreciated and adored by all the stakeholders for the successful implementation of policies. The feedback was taken at regular intervals and necessary actions were implemented for the benefit of the Department. Regular counseling and advice is also given to the students to improve their learning, ability and overall performance apart from guiding in their career.