Mechanical Engineering

About the Department

  • This department was established in the Year 1995. It has 9 Laboratories for imparting practical training to the students. These Laboratories will help the students to undertake project works, fabrication works, maintenance works, etc. The Department got accreditation from National Board of Accreditation in the year 2006.
  • Alumni strength of more than 2,700 and they are working various industry.
  • Recognized as Research Centre by Anna University, Chennai, Tamilnadu.
  • Government and industry sponsored projects
  • Industry sponsored laboratories
  • Specially designed skill development programs in support of industry experts
  • National and international conferences and courses

Programmes offered

  • B.E. - Mechanical Engineering - 4 years
  • M.E. - Computer Aided Design - 2 years
  • M.E. - Manufacturing Engineering - 2 years
  • Ph.D. - (Research Programme)

Vision & Mission

Vision

  • Strive to make excellence in Mechanical Engineering education, research and innovation

Mission

  • To impart quality education to the students and enhancing their skills to make them internationally competent Engineers.
  • To provide State of the Art technologies to the students
  • To prepare graduates to pursue lifelong learning and meet intellectual, ethical and career challenges.
  • To expand the frontier of human knowledge in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering through fundamental and applied research.

PSOs, PEOs & POs

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

Develop ability to

  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems in three core streams of Mechanical Engineering, i.e., design engineering, thermal & fluids engineering and manufacturing engineering
  • Design, develop and test an energy efficient system for required engineering applications.
  • Use CAD/CAM/CAE/ Computational tools to solve engineering problems.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The graduates of will be able to

  • PEO1: To prepare the graduate for successful careers in Indian and International Industries
  • PEO2: To develop the skills of the graduate to synthesize data and technical concepts for product design and development.
  • PEO3: To provide opportunity for students to work as part of teams on multidisciplinary projects.
  • PEO4: To enhance the mathematical and scientific concepts necessary to formulate, solve and analyze engineering problems.

Program Outcomes (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  • 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 analyze 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.
  • Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling 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 team work: 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.

Advisory Committee

Department Program Advisory Committee (DPAC)

S.No Name of the BoS member Designation
1. Dr.R.Thanigaivelan Professor and Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mahendra Engineering College
2. Dr. S. Rajendra Boopathy Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Central Workshop Division
Anna University, Chennai - 600 025.
3. Dr. S. Venkatachalapathy Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
National Institute of Technology,
Tiruchirappalli - 620015
4. Mr.S.Anto Jauspher Global Account Manager- International Business,
Titan Engineering and Automation Ltd., Hosur-635126
5. Mr.T.Velmurugan Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College,
Coimbatore.641022
6.   Dr.V.Shanmugam Professor and Dean/SMS, 
Mahendra  Engineering College
7.   Dr.P.G.Venkata Krishnan Professor 
Mahendra  Engineering College
8.   Dr.S.Umamaheswari HoD/ EEE, 
Mahendra Engineering College
9.   Dr.R.Boopathi Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mahendra Engineering College.
10.   Mr.R.Prabu Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mahendra Engineering College.
11.   Mr.M.Viswanathan Final Year UG Student
B.E. Mechanical Engineering
Mahendra Engineering College.

Board of Studies

Members of the Board of Studies

S.No Name of the BoS member   Address BoS Designation
1. Dr.R.Thanigaivelan Professor and Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mahendra Engineering College
BoS Chairman
2. Dr. S. Rajendra Boopathy Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Central Workshop Division
Anna University, Chennai - 600 025.
Anna University Nominee
3. Dr. S. Venkatachalapathy Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
National Institute of Technology,
Tiruchirappalli - 620015
Academic Expert
4. Mr.S.Anto Jauspher Global Account Manager- International Business,
Titan Engineering and Automation Ltd., Hosur-635126
Industrial Expert
5. Mr.T.Velmurugan Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College,
Coimbatore.641022
Alumni
6. Dr.V.Shanmugam Professor and Dean/SMS, 
Mahendra  Engineering College
Academic Expert
7. Dr.P.G.Venkata Krishnan Professor 
Mahendra  Engineering College
Academic Expert
8. Dr.S.Umamaheswari HoD/ EEE, 
Mahendra Engineering College
Academic Expert
9. Dr.R.Boopathi Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mahendra Engineering College.
Academic Expert
10. Mr.R.Prabu Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mahendra Engineering College.
Academic Expert
11. Mr.M.Viswanathan Final Year UG Student
B.E. Mechanical Engineering
Mahendra Engineering College.
Member

Laboratory

Engineering Practices Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Arc welding transformer with cables and holders
  • Welding accessories like welding shield, chipping hammer, wire brush.
  • Oxygen and acetylene gas cylinders, blow pipe and other welding outfit.
  • Hearth furnace, anvil and smithy tools

Capabilities

  • Welding:
    (a) Preparation of butt joints, lap joints and T- joints by Shielded metal arc welding.
    (b) Gas welding practice
  • Basic Machining:
    (a)Simple Turning and Taper turning
    (b) Drilling Practice
  • Sheet Metal Work:
    (a) Forming & Bending:
    (b)Model making - Trays and funnels.
    (c)Different type of joints.
  • Machine assembly practice:
    (a) Study of centrifugal pump
    (b) Gas welding practice
  • Demonstration on:
    (a) Smithy operations, upsetting, swaging, setting down and bending.
    (b) Foundry operations like mould preparation for gear and step cone
    (c)Fitting - Exercises - Preparation of square fitting and V - fitting models.

Utilization

  • Engineering Practices laboratory for all branch of engineering Students
  • Engineering Practices Laboratory for second year mechanical students

Laboratory In-charges

  • Dr.R.Boopathi
  • Mr.Muthukrishnan

Manufacturing Technology Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Centre Lathe with accessories
  • Moulding boxes, tools and patterns
  • Turret Lathe
  • Capstan Lathe
  • Horizontal Milling Machine
  • Vertical Milling Machine
  • Surface Grinding Machine
  • Cylindrical Grinding Machine\
  • Centreless Grinding Machine
  • Gear Hobbing Machine
  • Shaper
  • Slotter
  • Radial Drilling Machine
  • Lathe Tool Dynamometer
  • Drilling Tool Dynamometer
  • Tool Makers Microscope
  • Tool and Cutter grinder
  • Upright Drilling Machine

Capabilities

  • To measure the cutting force, tool temperature and shear angle during orthogonal cutting (on Lathe).
  • To study the effects of grinding variables on grinding forces, specific energy and surface finish.
  • To study the EDM machine and determine material removal rate and tool wear rate during machining of EN8 steel.
  • To study the various features of surface roughness measuring instrument also measure the parameters of the specimen.
  • To study the integrated multi process (µ-milling, µ-turning, µ -drilling, µ-EDM, µ-ECM, µ-wire cut, µ-EDG) on micromachining machine DT-110.
  • Investigation of wear and cutting processes (Fx, Fy, Fz and Mz) near the tool age during milling and drilling by Rotating 4-Component Dynamometer (RCD) on EMCO Mill concept 250.
  • To obtain the measurement of a given component using coordinate measuring machine (CMM).
  • To fabricate micro channel through epilog laser fiber mark fusion engraving machine.
  • To measure the axial force, with tool speed for different diameters, if the feed is constant on HMT Radial Drill Machine.

Utilization

  • Workshop Laboratory for second year Mechanical Students.

Laboratory In-charges

  • Dr.R.Boopathi
  • Mr.G.Muruganantham

Thermal Engineering Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Steam Boiler with turbine setup
  • I.C Engine – 2 stroke model
  • I.C Engine – 4 stroke model
  • Red Wood Viscometer
  • Apparatus for Flash and Fire Point
  • 4-stroke Diesel Engine with mechanical loading
  • 4-stroke Diesel Engine with electrical loading
  • Multi-cylinder Petrol Engine
  • Single cylinder Petrol Engine

Capabilities

  • Be able to conduct experiment on IC engine to study the characteristic and performance of IC engines
  • Estimate energy distribution by conducting heat balance test on IC engines
  • Evaluate methods for improving the IC engine performance.
  • Conduct constant speed and variable speed tests on IC engines and interpret their performance.

Utilization

  • Thermal Engineering Laboratory for second year Mechanical Students

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.L.Periyannan
  • Mr.C.Samiappan

Heat & Mass Transfer Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Guarded plate apparatus
  • Natural convection-vertical cylinder apparatus
  • Forced convection inside tube apparatus
  • Thermal Conductivity of Insulating Powder
  • Pin-fin apparatus
  • Composite Wall Apparatus
  • Stefan-Boltzmann apparatus
  • Emissivity measurement apparatus
  • Parallel/counter flow heat exchanger apparatus
  • Two stage reciprocating air compressor.
  • Refrigeration test rig
  • Air-conditioning test rig
  • Shell and Tube Exchanger
  • Bomb Calorimeter
  • Orsat Apparatus

Capabilities

  • Determine the valve timing diagram of SI engine & CI engine.
  • Analyze the influence of variations in TDC and BDC operations
  • Calculate the IP, BP, brake thermal efficiency.
  • Calculate & Compare the performance characteristics.
  • Experiment on IC engine load variations with Air fuel ratio.
  • Apply the concept of Morse test on SI engine.(multi cylinder).
  • Analyse the efficiency of reciprocating air compressor
  • Determine the principle of various parameters in boilers.

Utilization

  • Heat & mass transfer Laboratory for third year MECH Students

Laboratory In-charges

  • Dr.R.Boopathi
  • Mr.C.Samiappan

Dynamics Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Cam analyzer.
  • Motorised gyroscope.
  • Governor apparatus - Proell governor.
  • Whirling of shaft apparatus.
  • Dynamic balancing machine.
  • Static and dynamic balancing machine
  • Vibrating table
  • Vibration test facilities apparatus
  • Gear Model
  • Kinematic Models to study various mechanisms
  • Multi Degree System
  • Spring Mass System
  • Gear Reducers

Capabilities

  • Kinematics of 4 bar mechanisms – Slider crank and Crank Rocker Mechanism - Determination of velocity and acceleration.
  • Kinematics of Universal Joints – Determination of velocity and acceleration
  • Kinematics of Gear Trains – Simple, Compound, Epi-cyclic and Differential :Determination of velocity ratio and Torque
  • Governors - Determination of sensitivity, effort, etc. for any one of Governors -Watt, Porter, Proell
  • Motorized Gyroscope-Verification of laws -Determination of gyroscopic couple.
  • Whirling of shaft-Determination of critical speed of shaft with concentrated loads.
  • Determination of moment of inertia by oscillation method for connecting rod.
  • Vibrating system - Spring mass system - Determination of damping co-efficient of single degree of freedom system
  • Determination of natural frequencies of compound pendulum.

Utilization

  • Dynamics Laboratory for third year MECH Students & Second Year Medtronic Students.

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.P.Senthikumaran
  • Mr.N.Thangaraj

Metrology and Measurements Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Micrometer
  • Vernier Caliper
  • Vernier Height Gauge
  • Vernier depth Gauge
  • Slip Gauge Set
  • Gear Tooth Vernier
  • Sine Bar
  • Floating Carriage Micrometer
  • Profile Projector  
  • Mechanical Comparator
  • Electrical Comparator
  • Autocollimator
  • Temperature Measuring Setup
  • Displacement Measuring Setup
  • Force Measuring Setup
  • Torque Measuring Setup
  • Vibration / Shock Measuring Setup, Optical Comparator
  • Gear Tester, Flange Micrometer
  • Depth Micrometer, Limit Gauge Center

Capabilities

  • Calibration of Vernier / Micrometer/Dial gauge.
  • Checking Dimensions of part using slip gauges.
  • Measurements of Gear Tooth Dimensions using Gear Tooth Vernier.
  • Measurement of Angle using sine bar / sine center / tool makers microscope.
  • Measurement of straightness and flatness using Autocollimator
  • Measurement of thread parameters using Tool makers Microscope/Floating carriage Micrometer.
  • Checking the limits of dimensional tolerances using comparators (Mechanical / Pneumatic).
  • Measurement of Temperature using Thermocouple.
  • Measurement of Displacement using LVDT.
  • Measurement of Force using Load Cell.
  • Measurement of taper angle using profile projector

Utilization

  • Metrology and Measurements Laboratory for Final year MECH Students Laboratory In-charges

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.J.R.Vinodkumar
  • Mr.P.Muthukrishnan

CAD/CAM Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • A3 size plotter
  • Trainer CNC Lathe
  • Trainer CNC Millis

Capabilities

Creation of 3D assembly model of following machine elements using 3D Modeling software

Introduction of 3D Modeling software

  • Plummer Block
  •  Screw Jack
  •  Lathe Tailstock
  •  Universal Joint
  •  Machine Vice
  •  Connecting rod

Manual part programming using G and M codes for Facing, Turning, Step turning, Taper turning, multiple turning, multiple facing, and thread cutting operations.

CNC Milling program involving linear motion and circular interpolation method.

CNC Milling program involving contour motion and canned cycles.

Utilization

  • CAM Laboratory for third & final year Mechanical Students.

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.V.Sugan
  • Mr.T.Balasubramianiam

Mechatronics Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Basic Pneumatic Trainer Kit with manual and electrical controls
  • PID Controller
  • Basic Hydraulic Trainer Kit

Capabilities

  • Design and testing of direction control circuit using single acting cylinder and to demonstrate the working of the circuit.
  • Design and testing of direction control circuit using double acting cylinder and to demonstrate the working of the circuit.
  • Design and testing of pneumatic circuit with double acting cylinder using multiple sequences and to demonstrate the working of the circuit.
  • Design and testing of pneumatic circuit with double acting cylinder using push button in electro pneumatic trainer kit and to demonstrate the working of the circuit
  • Design a circuit using timer for controlled retracted motion of a double acting cylinder and to demonstrate the working of the circuit.
  • Design and testing of hydraulic circuit with double acting cylinder by using Hydraulic trainer kit to demonstrate the working of the circuit.
  • Design and demonstrate a Pneumatic / Hydraulic circuit using Fluid SIM software.
  • Control a steeper motor speed control of full step resolution by interfacing with 8051 micro controller.
  • Design and demonstrate the sequential circuit using PLC.
  • Control the speed of PMDC motor using PID controller interfacing

Utilization

  • Mechatronics Laboratory for Final year MECH Students

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.A.Krishnaraju
  • Mr.N.Thangaraj

Faculty & Staff

Sl. No Name of the faculty Designation Qualification
1 Dr.V.SHANMUGAM Dean/Professor M.E., Ph.D
2 Dr. P.G.VENKATAKRISHNAN Dean M.E., Ph.D
3 Dr.R.THANIGAIVELAN HOD/Professor M.E., Ph.D
4 Dr.D.SUBRAMANIAM Professor M.E., Ph.D
5 Dr.R.BOOPATHI Asso.  Professor M.E., Ph.D
6 R.PRABU Asst.  Professor M.E
7 C.K.MURUGESAN Asst.  Professor M.E
8 P. ANNAMALAI Asst.  Professor M.E
9 K.DHANESH PRABU Asst.  Professor M.E
10 A.KRISHNARAJU Asst.  Professor M.E
11 L.PERIYANNAN Asst.  Professor M.E
12 B.M.BALAKRISHNAN Asst.  Professor M.E
13 R.RAM KUMAR Asst.  Professor M.E
14 V.SUGAN Asst.  Professor M.E
15 K.P.SRINIVASAPERUMAL Asst.  Professor M.E
16 J.R.VINODKUMAR Asst.  Professor M.E
17 R.ARULRAJ Asst.  Professor M.E
18 P.SENTHILKUMARAN Asst.  Professor M.E
19 R.BASKARA NARAYANAN Asst.  Professor M.E
20 G. UMASHANKAR Asst.  Professor M.E
21 R.SATHISH Asst.  Professor M.E
22 P.DINESHKUMAR Asst.  Professor M.E
23 R.SOUDARARAJAN Asst.  Professor M.E
24 P.SENTHIL Asst.  Professor M.E
25 T.ARULKUMAR Asst.  Professor M.E
26 J.VENKATRAMAN Asst.  Professor M.E
27 A.VENKAT RAMANAN Asst.  Professor M.E
28 S.S.VIJAYAKUMAR Asst.  Professor M.E
29 V.RAJA Asst.  Professor M.E
30 M.MAHESWARAN Asst.  Professor M.E
31 T.VIVEK Asst.  Professor M.E
32 S.VIJAYAKUMAR Asst.  Professor M.E
33 Dr. R.SASIKUMAR Asso.  Professor M.E., Ph.D
34 R.TAMIL SELVAN Asst.  Professor M.E
35 I.JEYAKUMAR Asst.  Professor M.E
36 C.VASANTHAKUMAR Asst.  Professor M.E
37 D.KALAIMEGAM Asst.  Professor M.E
S.No. Name of the Faculty Number of Publications
1 Dr.V.SHANMUGAM 10
2 Dr. P.G.VENKATAKRISHNAN 7
3 Dr.R.THANIGAIVELAN 7
4 Dr.D.SUBRAMANIAM 2
5 Dr.R.BOOPATHI 7
6 R.PRABU 4
7 C.K.MURUGESAN 2
8 P. ANNAMALAI 1
9 K.DHANESH PRABU 2
10 A.KRISHNARAJU 4
11 L.PERIYANNAN 2
12 B.M.BALAKRISHNAN 2
13 R.RAM KUMAR 4
14 V.SUGAN 3
15 K.P.SRINIVASAPERUMAL 3
16 J.R.VINODKUMAR 1
17 R.ARULRAJ 3
18 P.SENTHILKUMARAN 2
19 R.BASKARA NARAYANA 1
20 G. UMASHANKAR 1
21 R.SATHISH 3
22 P.DINESHKUMAR 2
23 R.SOUDARARAJAN 1
24 P.SENTHIL 1
25 T.ARULKUMAR 1
26 J.VENKATRAMAN 2
27 A.VENKAT RAMANAN 1
28 V.RAJA 2
29 M.MAHESWARAN 1
30 T.VIVEK 2
31 S.VIJAYAKUMAR 1
32 R.SASIKUMAR 4
33 R.TAMIL SELVAN 2
34 I.JEYAKUMAR 2
35 C.VASANTHAKUMAR 2
36 D.KALAIMEGAM 1
37 S.S.VIJAYAKUMAR 1
S.No Name of the Supporting Staff Qualification
1 Mr.G.Muruganantham ITI
2 Mr.C.Samiappan ITI
3 Mr.P.Muthukrishnan TIT
4 Mr.P.Manickam -
5 Mr.N.Thangaraj DME
6 Mr.T.Balasubramaniam DME

Credentials

Credentials of the Department

  • Autodesk Certification program on AUTOCAD enabled 70 Nos. of students to earn the International Certification.
  • 1500 students obtained certification through Danfoss online exam.
  • 3 faculty members have been approved as research supervisor for guiding Ph.D /M.S candidates. In the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
  • 4 faculty members have completed Ph.D degree and 7 more faculty are pursuing in the last three  academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
  • NPTEL Local Chapter is established for students and faculty members appearing for NPTEL courses online examinations
  • Professors delivered guest lectures in various institutes such as SRM University and other institutions.
  • Conducted Anna University Sponsored FDTP on “Manufacturing Technology” between 1st and 7th June 2017 which is held at department of mechanical engineering.
  • Total no 55 NPTEL certificates is earned by the department including the students and faculty members
  • Faculty Development Program on Research Methodology by Dr S Kanmani Subbu, Assistant Professor, IIT Palakkad which was conducted during from 22-2-2019 to 23-2-2019.
  • Mr R.Arulraj, Asst. Prof.  Attended 3 days TEQIP sponsored workshop on CFD for Engg application at  Govt college of Technology Coimbatore.
  • Interacted with Shri D Shriram, Research Scholar, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore for student’s project.
  • Guest lecture on Topic “Thermodynamics” was delivered at SNS college of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Conducted ANSYS and CFD Programme for 150 students from non Circuit branches from 11th December to 21st December 2018 which is held at department of mechanical engineering.
  • 39 nos. of students has completed Industry readiness certification program on on Six Sigma course.
  • Department, 25 students and a faculty enrolled membership in Indian Institute Production Engineers.
  • Interacted with Metayage IP Strategy Consulting (PSG tech) to register patent for our student’s project.
  • Students project has been published in Manufacturing Technology Today, CMTI, Bangalore on topic “Study on effect of evaporative cooled turning tool with water soaked banana fiber for machining Ti-6Al-4V Alloy, December 2018.
  • Successfully completed ANSYS-FEA and CFD training for non circuit branches for the period of 3 weeks. Totally 85 students obtained online certificate exam in FEA and 42 students in CFD.
  • Successfully completed TNSCST sponsored seminar on "Green Fuel for Future Automobile” during 7th and 8th Dec 2018.Totally 50 participants from various college attended the same.
  • Successfully completed Anna University approved FDTP on subject “Thermal Engineering” during 10th Dec -22 Dec 2018.
  • 76 students have completed the implant training at Neyveli Lignite corporation (NLC) JSW, Mettur Thermal Plant, Southern railways,SAIL- Salem and Precision Equipments.
  • Chennai Organized Road Safety Awareness Activity at Vaiguntham Toll Plaza on 18.12.2018. The staff members Dr.K.Rajkumar Prof/MECH, Mr.R.Prabu AP/MECH, Mr.V.Sugan AP/MECH, Mr.R.Soundarajan AP/MECH and Mr.T.Arulkumar AP/MECH and students V.Natarajan, S.R.Manoj, A.Nataraj, V.K.Natarajan and A.Praveen  jointly appreciated and issued 300 memorable gift (key chain) to pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, vehicle passengers and passengers of on-road public transport (mainly buses). The program was inaugurated by Mr. K.Saravanakumar alumni of 2008 batch.
  • Toppers from third year were motivated to apply for internship at IIT Bombay and IIT Chennai and totally 9 students have applied for the internship.
  • Total nos. of 87 students participated in various programs outside the college and obtained 25 prizes in events like CAD modeling, paper presentation and project display.
  • Organized 3 days workshop for faculty members on “Autodesk Fusion 360” at our campus during 25.02.19 to 27.02.2019.Guest details
  • Project models were identified and displayed in the ISTE student convection at Mahendra Polytechnic College on 08.03.2019
  • Organized 2 days National level workshop on “Research problem formulation, analysis and technical paper writing” during 22.02.19 to 23.02.19 by Dr S Kanmani Subbu, Assistant Professor, IIT Palakkad.
  • 4 Faculty members attended ICT Academy FDP on Autodesk AutoCAD during 11th to 15th March'19 and got trained, in continuation, five days workshop and International certification program has been conducted for 75 first year Mechanical streams students from 25th March to 1st April 2019.
  • Invited M/S Zero Discharge Pvt Ltd and conducted placement drive at our Institutions. 
  • The final year students got 162 offers from 18 companies among 204 students.
  • Project evaluation is  done and following projects were identified as a best projects:

    Design and fabrication of vehicle 360º.
    Hydro power generator cum inverter.
    Fabrication of FRP using human hair.
    Design and analysis of centrifugal pump impeller.

  • Through MTrace total 79 students applied for RRB and SSC.
  • Mr.A.Krishnaraju and Dr.R.Sasikumar attended workshop on “Design of Experiments” at Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai during 15/03/19 to 16/03/19.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

  • DANFOSS: More than 1500 students appeared online certification courses our students and upon successful completion of training, certificates will be issued by Danfoss. Faculty members and students take up various courses offered and certified on successful completion of the courses.
  • CATIA: In this training will depute the trainer for special training for our CATIA students for special training regularly. Training programs are conducted continuously to our students and upon successful completion of training. Carrier openings on CATIA designing system industry are created and many students are placed in designing system related industries by utilizing the resources available at the centre of excellence.
  • AUTODESK: More than 75 students obtained international certification in AUTOCAD.
  • ANSYS: More than 100 students obtained international certification in ANSYS Software.

Short-Term Courses

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

S.No Name of the Short-Term Courses /Value-Added Courses Number of students benefited
1

Danfoss

50
2

MATLAB - Mechanical Sciences Perspectives

40
3

Industrial Readiness Program on Logistics Management

32
4

Insight of Mechanical Engineering.

80
5

AUTO CAD

70
6

SOLID WORKS

50
7

CATIA

120
8

AUTO DESK - ICTACT        

100
9

SIX SIGMA

39

Events

Seminars, Conferences & Workshops conducted through Professional Societies

S.No Type of Events Professional Society Date Name of the Events Resource Person
1 Workshop IE(I) 28-07-2016 Autodesk Fusion 360 / Future of Making things Mr.Anand Pillai, Education Lead, INDIA & SAARC. Mr.Anand GeethaGovindan,Account Manger - AEC, RCE,World wide Eduction, AutodeskIndia Pvt.Ltd,
2 Seminar SAE (I) 04-08-2016 SAE sponsored Intelligent vehicles Dr.E.Rajasekar, Secretary - SAEINDIA, Block-1, Modules 29 & 30, SIDCO Electronic Complex, Thiru- Vi- Ka Industrial Estate Guindy, Chennai. 9443894701.
3 Workshop IE(I) 03.08.2016-
05.08.2016
Fundamentals & Applications of Engineering Thermodynamics Dr.E.Natarajan,Professor,Institute for Energy Studies,CEG,Anna University.
4 Guest Lecture IE(I) 14-07-2016 Etiquettes of Mechanical Engineers Mr.M.S.Manivannan,Senior Exceutive - HR,Jayem Automotives Pvt.Ltd., Singanallur,Coimbatore-641005.
5 Guest Lecture IE(I) 22-07-2016 Productivity techniques in manufacturing industries Shri.T.Alagar,Senior Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Dept Assembly (Engine and Vehicle).Royal Enfield (unit of either group limited),Thiruvottiyur high road,Chennai.
6 Workshop IE(I) 10-08-2016 –
11-08-2016
IC Engines Mr.P.Xavier Jaganathan,Chief Excutive Officer, Goodwin Motors, Varadharajapuram, Tambaram Chennai.
7 Guest Lecture IE(I) 14-09-2016 Recent trends in Automobile industries Shri.BABU RAMACHANDRAN, Group Head, Power Train. Hyundai Motor India Ltd., Chennai.
8 Guest Lecture IE(I) 10.01.2017 Micro and Nano- machining Dr.J.Jerald, Assistant Professor,Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Thiruchirappalli,Tamilnadu,India
9 Guest Lecture ISTE 02.02.2017 Change management Mr.K.Murugan, Inventor,Tuticorin.6G Bryant Nagar, 8th Middle Strret, Tuticorin-628008
10 Seminar IE(I) 17.02.2017 Product Development Methodology of Engine Piston Rings Mr. S. Ramprakash, (Sr. Engr
Product Development & Application Engineering IP Rings Ltd,Maraimalai Nagar,Chennai
11 Conference ISTE 07.04.2017 Emerging trends in Mechanical Engineering NCETME 2017 Shri S.Anto jausper, Manager,Titan,Hosur
12 Seminar IE(I) 14.06.2017 Enchanting Experience of a Scientist in ISRO ShriV.Ranganathan,ISRO,Programme Director, Sriharikota.
13 Seminar SAE (I) 24.06.2017 Diesel Engine Emissions Scenarios and its Control Measure Shri.Sivashankaran, LeadEngineer,Axiscades Engineering Tech., Ltd., Bengaluru
14 Seminar SAE (I) 07.09.2017 Recent Expectation and Practices in Mechanical Industry Shri.P.Parthasarathi,
General Manager,CLF Structures Pvt Ltd,Chennai
15 National Level Symposium SAE (I) 15.09.2017 IYANTRA 2017 Dr N. Siva Shanmugam
Department of Mechanical Engg,NIT,Trichirapalli
16 Guest Lecture ISTE 21.11.2017 Importance of PLC Robotics and Networking in Manufacturing Industries Dr.S.Chandika, Controls Engineering,
Magna Power Train, Toronto, Canada.
17 Workshop IE(I) 15.12.17 Research Issues In Advanced Manufacturing Process,IC Engines &Energy Systems-2017 Dr.D.Senthilkumar.M.E,Ph.D(IITR)
Professor & Head
Department Of Mechanical Engineering
Sona College of Technology.
18 Seminar SAE (I) 29.12.2017 Robotics-Present And Future Technologies Dr. Elango Natarajan,                   Head Of Research, UCSI University, Malaysia.
19 Guest lecture ISTE 29.01.2018 Accelerate-What It Takes To Lead Mr Ephrem Xavier
CEO-Alchemist Enterprises,Coimbatore.
20 Guest Lecture IIT 16.02.18 Advances In Non-Traditional Machining Processes Dr.D.Chakradhar
Assistant Professor,
Department Of Mechanical,
Palakkad.
21 Workshop IE(I) 27.02.2018 To 01.03.2018 ANSYS WORKBENCH Mr S Kumaresan,
Head-Design,
United Manufacturers India,Sankari
22 National level Conference ISTE 02.03.18 National level Conference Emerging Trends In Mechaical Engineering Mr.S.Prasad
Sr.Production  Manager,
MOLD-MASTER TECHNOLOGIES PVT,LTD, Coimbatore
23 FDLP Anna
University
28.05.2018 To 03.06.2018 Mechatronics Dr.C.Ramprasadh,                Associate Professor,
Department Of Mechatronics,
Sastra Deemed University, Thanjavur.
24 FDTP ISTE 20.8.2018 &21.08.2018 Review of Mechanical Engieneering Concepts Prof.Surendran,              Assistant Professor,Government college of Technology,Coimbatore
25 Seminar SAE (I) 30.8.2018 Acadamic Entrepreneurship :Awide open path Mr.D.Shriram,                  Research Scholar,Singapore University of Technology Design,Singapore
26 Seminar   SAE (I) 31.8.2018 Skills in VUCA World Mr.V.S.Siva mohan,        Manager -HR,HNI Autotech Pvt,Ltd,Chennai
27 Seminar SAE (I) 7.12.18-08.12.18 Green Fuel For future Automobiles Shri.S.SaravanaKumar.           Business Head,LSK Forms,Chennai
28 Workshop IE(I) 03.1.2019 Learn to Learn Mr.T.RaShikesavan.               Career Consultant,Haya Greeva Acadamy,Mettur
29 Seminar SAE (I) 6.3.2019 3D Printing Mr.A.Santhoshkumar,  Engineer,Sastha Design Tech,Salem
30 Seminar SAE (I) 27.12.2018 Art of Innovation and Be a First Choice of OEM Kiruba.S, Engineering and Research Development in Health care,GE Health care
31 FDP ICT Academy 25th Feb - 27th Feb 2019 Product Design Engineering Using Fusion 360 Mr.A.M.Mohameed Shereef, Deputy Manager,                            ICT Acadamy,Chennai

IEEE Conference

  • Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering-NCTEME will be held on during 07 April 2017

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY WORK

Academic research activities

Department of Mechanical Engineering is approved as Research Centre by Anna University, Chennai (Code: 4260917) for carryout research activities in various domains

Number of research publications of the faculty members

  • Academic Year  2014-2015 : 12
  • Academic Year  2015-2016 : 16
  • Academic Year  2016-2017 : 06
  • Academic Year  2017-2018 : 12
  • Academic Year  2018-2019 : 16

Faculty members guiding Ph.D. research scholars

S.No Name Area of Specialization Number of Research scholars 
Progress Awarded
1 Dr.V.Shanmugam Solar energy 7 5
2 Dr.R.Thanigaivelan Manufacturing 9 -
3 Dr.K.Rajkumar Thermal - -

List of Faculty Members Pursuing Ph.D

S. No. Name of the faculty Specialization University
1 Mr.R.Prabu Nano Technology Anna University
2 Mr.A.Krishnaraju Robotics Anna University
3 Mr.P.Senthilkumaran Composite Material Anna University
4 Mr.R.Arulraj Solar Energy Anna University
5 Mr.K.P.Srinivasaperumal Composite Material Anna University
6. Mr.R.Ramkumar Composite Material Anna University
7 Mr.L.Periyannan Phase Change   Material Anna University
8 Mr.J.R.Vinothkumar Micro Machining Anna University

Faculty members to whom Ph.D.  Degree awarded

  • Dr.R.Boopathi - Academic year 2016-17
  • Dr.R.SASIKUMAR - Academic year 2018-19

Sponsored Research in last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017

S.
No.
Project Title Funding Agency Amount in Rupees (Rs.)
1 Fund for Improvement in S &T Infrastructure (FIST) Department of Science and Technology (DST) 19,21,000/-
Total: 19,21,000/-

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

S.
No.
Project Title Status
(Completed/
In progress)
Number of
faculty
involved
2018-19
1 Fabrication And Testing of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites Completed 1
2 Identification of Contact of Metal Pieces with the Automobile Tyres and to Lift the Vehicle Using Hydraulic Jack to Avoid the Blow out of Tyre. Completed 1
3 Design And Analysis of Centrifugal Pump Impeller Completed 1
4 Design and fabrication of vehicle 360º. Completed 1
2017-18
1 Fabrication of Parallel Powered Hybrid Vehicle Completed 1
2 Fabrication of Rechargeable Motorized Suitcase Completed 1
3 Fabrication of Hybrid Two Wheeler Completed 1
2016-17
1 Fabrication of Dual Axis Solar Tracking System Completed 1
2 Fabrication of Onion Plantation Machine Completed 1
3 Design and Fabrication of Real Time Millage Indicator for Motorbikes. Completed 1
4 Design and Fabrication of Effectual Car Parking System Completed 1
2015-16
1 Design and Fabrication of Cone Type Continuously Variable Transmission for Automobiles Completed 1
2 Feasibility study and simulation of Low and Torque  Improvement in Heavy Duty Diesel Engine with Combined Turbocharger and Supercharger Completed 1
3 Modification of hydraulic circuit in Z-mill. Completed 1
4 Design of Submersible Stator Winding Insertion Process Completed 1
2014-15
1 Axle Assembly Layout Modification And Quality Enhancement Completed 1
2 Semi Automation Of Casing Head Assembly Completed 1
3 Design And Fabrication Of Reverse Gear In Handicapped Two Wheeler              Completed 1

Consultancy work completed in last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017,2017-2018,2018-2019

S. No. Project Title Funding Agency / Industries Amount received (in Rupees)
1 Industrial waste separation through pulsed power supply Zero discharge Pvt Ltd,Coimbatore 30,000
2 Gap control system in Electro machining Sivasakthi Industries,Salem 20,000
3 Solar Tracking System DD Engineering  Service, Dr. Ramamoorthi Nagar, Karthikeyapuram,
Madipakkam, Chennai-
98000

Mous

Memorandum of Understanding signed during last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017, 2017-2018

S.No. Name of organization Domain / Area of Activities Contribution Activities & Outcome
1 MSME Support for Entrepreneurs Incubation center Development of SMEs through incubators
2 Danfoss Mechanical Subjects online course Technical Training and certification Learning and certification
3 Maaruti Coach Builder. Coach Builders Technical Training Will provide placement assistance to the deserving students of MEI
4 Haritha Tech serv(P)Ltd., Chennai Design Engineering Technical Training The training program in full
For the five (5) months period. Upon completion of the training, Harita may offer the selected students a placement opportunity.
5 Yuvabhumi’s YBG Kubota, Chennai Design and Development Program Technical Training Career planning Discussions throughout the development program.
6 CADD center, Salem Design Engineering Technical Training Training, Mentoring, FDP and placement Assistance.

Contact

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mahendra Engineering College (Autonomous),

Salem- Thiruchengode Highway, Mahendhirapuri,

Mallasamudram,

Namakkal-637503,

E-Mail id: hodmech@mahendra.info

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