Mechanical and Automation Engineering

About the Department

  • The Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering was established in 2011 at Mahendra Engineering College (Autonomous) with expert faculty members in the areas of control, CAD/CAM, robotics, and computer vision.
  • Currently, the Department offers B.E. Mechanical and Automation Engineering programmes leading to offer research level courses in the near future. The Department strives to be one of the best departments for educating and conducting research in Mechanical and Automation Engineering.
  • Alumni strength of 150 and they are working in top MNCs across globe. 
  • Twenty five percentage of faculty members having Ph.D., qualification
  • Publication in IEEE/ Scopus indexed Journals
  • Specially designed skill development programmes with support of  industrial experts

Programmes offered

  • B.E. - Mechanical and Automation Engineering- 4 years

Vision & Mission


  • To nurture creativity and vital thinking in applying engineering skills to analyze and face the rapid growing globalization.
  • To enlarge holistic qualities of the learners and to make them professionally superior and ethically strong.
  • To be the leading centre in the application of science and technology in Mechanical and Automation Engineering for the prosperity of Mankind.


  • To transform students into world class Automation engineers by providing a high quality engineering education through effective teaching learning process and creation of new knowledge so as to make them highly professional.
  • To empower our students by imparting education that is compatible with current and futuristic technological needs of the Industry.
  • To shape the students as disciplined humane engineers who can build a strong, peaceful and dynamic Country.

PSOs, PEOs & POs

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

The students will demonstrate the abilities

  • PsO1:understand and perform manufacturing and production systems automation.
  • PsO2: carryout mechanical, electrical and electronic systems design for robotic applications.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The graduates of will be able to

  • PEO1: are able to effectively utilize science and engineering principles together with modern tools in solving control and automation engineering problems, design high quality engineering systems, as well as propose implementable solutions for related interdisciplinary problems
  • PEO2: will apply cross functional knowledge, modern computational concepts and tools to accommodate changing needs of society.
  • PEO3: appreciate the importance of life-long learning, continuously expand their knowledge and skills through professional activities and training, the pursuit of higher educational degrees, and/or individual professional improvement
  • PEO3: apply high standards in the performance of their professional work with ethical, societal and environmental awareness

Program Outcomes (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  • Engineering knowledge: demonstrate the fundamental engineering knowledge for the solution of mechanical and automation problems
  • Problem analysis: recognize and resolve the mechanical and automation field difficulties
  • Design/development of solutions: Design system or processes to address the issues in automation of industries with safety considerations.
  • Conduct investigations of complex problems: Apply research methods to investigate      and scrutinize the available information on complex problems to provide solutions.
  • Modern tool usage: select and apply the recent tools and techniques on practical issues.
  • The engineer and society understand the influences of mechanical and automation practices on societal issues and the consequent responsibilities..
  • Environment and sustainability: Inculcate an understanding on effect of professional practices in the environmental context and its sustainability.
  • Ethics: practice norms and standards towards the profession and society.
  • Individual and team work: work as an individual and cross functional in team to solve problems.
  • Communication: demonstrate effective communication on documentation and presentations in all activities.
  • Project management and finance: develop constructive approach for management of projects and economics in mind.
  • Life-long learning: demonstrate the discrimination of need of the hour for life-long learning at micro and macro levels

Advisory Committee

Department Program Advisory Committee (DPAC)

S.No Member Designation
1. Dr. P.Saravanan Professor & Head, Department of MAE
2. Dr. S. R. Pandian,  Dean planning, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, (IIITD&M),    Kancheepuram, Chennai.
3. Dr.G.Vinayga Morrthy, Professor, School of Building and Mechanical sciences, IT Chennai campus.
4. Dr.V. Shanmugam Dean, School of Mechanical sciences
5. Dr.T.Jesudass Professor & Head, Department of MCT
6. Er.S.Kiruba Design Engineer, General Electric (G.E),Bangalore
7. Dr.P.R.Kannan Associate Professor, Department of MAE
8. Mr.S.madhavakrishnan Assistant Professor, Department of MAE

Board of Studies

Members of the Board of Studies

S.No. Name of the Member Communication Address of the members BoS Designation
1 Dr. P.Saravanan Professor & Head, Department of MAE, Mahendra Engineering College. Chairman
2 Dr.M.Senthil Kumar Associate Professor, Department of Automobile Engineering, MIT Campus, Anna University, Chennai. University Nominee
3 Er.S.Kiruba Design Engineer,
John F. Welch Technology Centre ,
General Electric (GE),
Industrial Expert
4 Dr.M.Sundaram Associate Professor,
Department of Robotics and Automation Engineering,
 PSG College of Technology,
Academic Expert
5 Dr.V. Shanmugam Dean, School of Mechanical Sciences,
Mahendra Engineering College.
Academic Expert
6 Dr.T.Jesudass Professor & Head, Department of Mechatronics Engineering,
Mahendra Engineering College.
Academic Expert
7 Dr. L.Selvarajan Professor &HOD,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Mahendra Institute of Engineering and Technology,
Academic Expert
8 Mr.M.Manickavinayagam Design Engineer,
General Motors,
9 Dr.P.R.Kannan Associate Professor,
Department of MAE,
Mahendra Engineering College.
10 Mr.S.Madhavakrishnan Assistant Professor,
Department of MAE,
Mahendra Engineering College.

Laboratory Details

  • Materials testing Lab
  • Manufacturing process Lab
  • Electrical Machines Laboratory
  • Metrology & Measurements Lab
  • Dynamics Lab
  • Database Management Systems Lab
  • Thermal and Fluid Mechanics Lab
  • Microprocessors and Applications Lab
  • CAD/CAM Lab
  • PLC Programming Lab
  • Mechatronics Laboratory
  • Simulation and Analysis Laboratory

Faculty & Staff

Sl. No Name of the faculty Designation Qualification
1 Dr.P.Saravanan Associate Professor Ph.D
2 S.Madhavakrishnan Assistant Professor M.E
3 Dr.P.R.Kannan Associate Professor Ph.D
4 K.Sathishkumar Assistant Professor M.E
5 R.Karikalan Assistant Professor M.E
6 S.Senthil Raja Assistant Professor M.E
7 N.Ramesh Assistant Professor M.E
8 S.Sankar Assistant Professor M.E
9 K.Senthilraj Assistant Professor M.E
Sl. No Name of the faculty No. of research publication
1 Dr.P.Saravanan 3
2 S.Madhavakrishnan 2
3 Dr.P.R.Kannan 4
4 K.Sathishkumar -
5 R.Karikalan 1
6 S.Senthil Raja 2
7 N.Ramesh 2
    8 S.Sankar 1
9 K.Senthilraj -


Credentials of the Department

  • One faculty member has been approved as research supervisor for guiding Ph.D /M.S candidates in the last academic years 2016-17.
  • One faculty member has completed Ph.D degree and one more faculty are pursuing in the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
  • More than 10 students have been trained by Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITD&M), Kancheepuram.
  • Completed Two innovate projects in the domain of Product Development with the association of Technology Learning Centre (IIITD&M),Kancheepuram.
  • NPTEL Local Chapter is established for students and faculty members appearing for NPTEL courses online examinations 
  • Undertaken students’ projects funded by Tamil Nadu State Council for Science & Technology, Chennai.
  • Our Students have undergone Internship in various Government / reputed Private Industries / Organizations.
  • Industry Standard training has been provided to more than 50 students in CATIA in association with HarithaTVS, Chennai.
  • All the students are undergoing skill development programmes like soft skills, communication skills, aptitude and logical reasoning , group discussions and technical interview skills


Centre for Thought To Product Development

  • Centre for Thought To Product Development is an University, Industry-academia collaboration program to align engineering student competencies with industrial needs
  • Centre enhances the Engineering attributes of the Engineering graduates through Project based learning. The initiative was aimed at deepening the industry-academia bonds and building a strong foundation for the future needs of both academia and the growing embedded industry
  • Various training programs are conducted for members of faculty and students in Centre for Thought to Product Development (cenT2P) and among ten projects were completed through this centre by batch of students from various disciplines.

Short-Term Courses

Short-Term & Value-Added Courses organized in the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-2018, 2018-2019

S.No Name of the Short-Term Courses /Value-Added Courses Number of students benefited
1 Industrial Automation” 75
2 PLC & SCADA applications in automation” 48
3 PLC & HMI” 60
4 Distributed control systems 60
5 Fundamentals of Automation Technology 50
6 Innovative Product and Design 62
7 Innovate Design and Manufacturing 30
8 Future Automation Techniques 40


Seminars, Conferences & Workshops conducted through Professional Societies

Events organized in last three academic years:
S.No. Type of Events Professional society Date Name of the Events
1 National Level Technical Seminar IEI 11.10.17 Role of Automation in Integrating Renewable Energy
Seminars, Conferences & Workshops conducted:
S.No. Type of Events Date Name of the Events
1 Guest lecture 26.07.2014 Future of Medical Automation and Robotics”
2 Seminar 14.08.15 Innovative Cum Ignited Engineers”
3 Guest Lecture 15.09.15 Thermodynamics Future and its Applications”
4 Guest Lecture 23.09.15 Lean manufacturing”
5 Seminar 02.03.2016 Role of PLC & HMI in Industrial Automation”
6 Seminar 22.03.2016 YOKOGAWA-PLC & DCS Concepts”
7 Workshop 22.07.2016 Modern concepts in automation”
8 Seminar 05.08.2016 Micro Electro Mechanical systems (MEMS)”
9 Workshop 22.07.2016 Composite Materials - A Research Perceptive”
10 Seminar 10.03.2017 Role of Automation in Irrigation systems”
11 Seminar 03.07.2017 Thought to Product Development”
12 Workshop 11.08.2017 Preparation of composite materials for smart application”
13 Guest Lecture 07.09.2017 Automation and its philosophy”
14 Seminar 15.09.2017 Automation trends in Industry”
15 Seminar 10.01.2018 Fundamentals of Noise and vibrations
16 Seminar 23.02.2018 Innovation projects in automation
17 Seminar 24.08.2018 Latest trends in automated inspection
18 Seminar 06.09.2018 Smart materials
19 Workshop 12.09.2018 Creativity and plant automation
20 Workshop 19.09.2018 Advanced industrial automation
21 Seminar 27.02.2019 Fundamentals of Automation
22 Workshop 04.03.2019 Additive manufacturing techniques
23 Guest Lecture 08.03.2019 Advanced Product Design & Development of
Real time Automotive Plastic Components
24 Seminar 14.03.2019 Industrial Innovative Technology and Art of Innovation for Students Empowerment

Events organized

  • National level Technical Symposium on "AUTOMECROSS 2K15" conducted on 13.02.2015
  • National level Technical Symposium on "EVANTRA-2K17" conducted on 07.03.2017.
  • Faculty Enrichment Programme on "Competency Development for Students Employability Enhancement (CoDSEE- 4)" conducted on 02.06.2017.


Number of research publications of the faculty members

  • Academic Year  2014-2015 : 1
  • Academic Year  2015-2016 : 1
  • Academic Year  2016-2017 : 2

Faculty members guiding Ph.D. research scholars

S.No Name Area of Specialization Number of Research scholars 
Progress Awarded
Dr.P.Saravanan Wind Energy 4 -

List of Faculty Members Pursuing Ph.D

S. No. Name of the faculty Specialization University
1 Mr.S.Madhavakrishnan Manufacturing Karpagam University

Faculty members to whom Ph.D.  Degree awarded during the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017

  • Dr.P.R.Kannan- Academic year 2016-17

Product Developed during the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017, 2017-2018 , 2018-2019 through Supporting Agency

S.No. Project Title Funding Agency Year
1 House Plant Remote Watering and Monitoring System Irrigation Management Training Institute, Trichy 2015-16
2 Mobile robot India Institute of Information Technology IIITD&M, Chennai 2016-17
3 Automatic Steering System in Three Wheeler India Institute of Information Technology IIITD&M, Chennai 2016-17
4 Low cost CNC machine suitable for small scale industries India Institute of Information Technology IIITD&M, Chennai 2017-18


Memorandum of Understanding signed during last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017

S.No. Name of organization Domain / Area of Activities Contribution Activities & Outcome
1 Irrigation Management Training Institute,
(Water Resource Department, P.W.D, Government of Tamilnadu)
IMTI, Trichy..
Irrigation Management Technical Training and project work

Opportunities are provided to the students to learn and making projects in the domain of irrigation system.

2 Axis Global Institute of Industrial Trainning(AGIIT)
Robotics and Automation Training

Students are trained in the field of Robotics and Industrial Automation to meet the needs of industries


Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Mahendra Engineering College (Autonomous),

Salem- Thiruchengode Highway, Mahendhirapuri,



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