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

Vision

  • 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.

Mission

  • 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.

PEO, PO and PSO

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

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.

Advisory Committee

Department Program Advisory Committee (DPAC)

S.No Member Designation
1. Dr.P.R.Kannan 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 Moorthy, 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. Mr.R.Karikalan 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.R.Kannan 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),
Bangalore.
Industrial Expert
4 Dr.M.Sundaram Associate Professor,
Department of Robotics and Automation Engineering,
 PSG College of Technology,
Coimbatore.
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,
Bangalore
 Alumni
10 Mr.R.Karikalan Assistant Professor,
Department of MAE,
Mahendra Engineering College.
Member

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.R.Kannan 2
2 R.Karikalan 1
3 S.Senthil Raja 1
4 N.Ramesh 1
5 S.Sankar 1

Credentials

Credentials of the Department

  • 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 Haritha TVS, Chennai.
  • 4 students cleared CLAD-2019 level-1 exam.
  • All the students are undergoing skill development programmes like soft skills, communication skills, aptitude and logical reasoning , group discussions and technical interview skills.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

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

Events

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 MAILS 08.07.2019 Applications of PLC in Industrial Automation
2 MAILS 27.08.2019 Scope of Automation Engineer’s in Metro
3 Seminar 09.07.2019 Programming Techniques for Intelligent Automation
4 Technical Training 29.07.2019 to 31.07.2019 Industrial Automation
5 Workshop 13.08.2019 Self Realization for Career Development
6 NIT lecture series 13.09.2019 Design thinking: How to take a product to the market?
7 Guest lecture 18.09.2019 Arduino Programming using MATLAB

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.

FACULTY PARTICIPATION

  • Mr.N.Ramesh, Assistant Professor, Department Of Mechanical And Automation Engineering, attended a Five days FDP on Prospects and Challenges in 3D printing ”, in Government College of Technology, Coimbatore from 16.09.2019-20.09.2019.
  • Dr.P.R.Kannan, HoD, Department Of Mechanical And Automation Engineering, Participated and act as a faculty Mentor in DST & Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest-2019” Powered by AICTE and anchored by NSRCEL@IIMB.
  • Mr.K.Senthilraj, Assistant Professor, Department Of Mechanical And Automation Engineering, attended a five days FDP on Mechatronics-ME6702”, in Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal from 06.05.2019-11.05.2019.
  • Mr.K.Senthilraj, Assistant Professor, Department Of Mechanical And Automation Engineering, attended a three days FDP on Machine Learning Approaches for Smart Device Designs-Hands on using Python”, in Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal from 29.08.2019-31.08.2019.
  • Mr.S.Senthilraja, Assistant Professor, Department Of Mechanical And Automation Engineering, attended one day workshop on Art of writing Research Paper”, in Mahendra Institute of Technology, Namakkal on 18.10.2019.
  • Mr.S.Sankar, Assistant Professor, Department Of Mechanical And Automation Engineering, attended one day workshop on Art of writing Research Paper”, in Mahendra Institute of Technology, Namakkal on 18.10.2019.

STUDENT EVENTS

WORKSHOP/ SEMINAR/ GUEST LECTURE/ MAILS /FDP/ CONFERENCE/ INAUGURATION OF / SPORTS

  • T.Manoj, Final Year, Department Of Mechanical And Automation Engineering, Participated in “DST & Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest-2019” Powered by AICTE and anchored by NSRCEL@IIMB.
  • S.Bhuvaneshwaran, G.Dinesh Kumar, V.Dinesh Kannan, A.Sasitharan, II MAE participated in Student Development program on “Hardware Product Design and Testing”, organized by Salem College of Engineering and Technology, Salem from 26.07.2019-27.06.2019.
  • Jeevaa.K.S, Karventhan A, Sathish Mannar.R.S, Vinothkumar.A, II MAE participated in two day workshop on “Predictive Data Analytics Using Python”, organized by Jansons Institute Technology, Coimbatore from 18.07.2019-19.07.2019.
  • Arun.T, Bhuvaneshwaran.S,  Sasitharan.A , Srinivas.R , II MAE participated in one day workshop on “E-vehicle Design”, organized by Vinayaga Missions Kirubananda Variyar Engineering College, Salem from 29.08.2019.
  • V.DineshKannan, Jeevananth.S, II MAE participated in Symposium on “Mechnova’19”, on titled “Nano Robotics” organized by Mahendra Engineering college, Namakkal on 30.08.2019.
  • Arun C, Arun T, Deepak Kumar P, Dhineshkannan V, Dineshkumar G, Gopinath V, Jeevaa K S, Karventhan A, Manoj Kumar R, Meganathan C, Santhoshkumar G, Dhanushharan S, II MAE participated in Macro Mahendra creative club Parade on “ Tamil Traditional Regional Parade” organized by Mahendra Engineering college, Namakkal on 17.08.2019.
  • P.Jayakumar, D.Priyadharsan, III MAE participated & presented a Paper in national level Symposium Probot’19, organized by Mahendra Engineering college, Namakkal on 19.09.2019.
  • P.Jayakumar, D.Priyadharsan, III MAE participated in quiz competition in national level Symposium Probot’19, organized by Mahendra Engineering college, Namakkal on 19.09.2019.
  • Ajay  L, Baskaran  P, Gopinath  L, Jeganathan  S, Kameshwar  M, Kavin  T, Lokesh  B, Mohammed Aashik  S, Pradeepraj  R, Praveen  M, Praveenkumar  J, Ravindhar  E S, Sureshkumar  S, Suryprakash   M, Thomaswilliam  M, Vigneshkumar  M,  III MAE participated in Macro Mahendra creative club Parade on “ Tamil Traditional Regional Parade” organized by Mahendra Engineering college, Namakkal on 17.08.2019.
  • Nihal Niyaz, Geemon George, IV- MAE participated & presented a Paper in national level Symposium Probot’19, organized by Mahendra Engineering college, Namakkal on 19.09.2019.
  • P.Jayakumar, D.Priyadharsan, III MAE participated & presented a Paper on titled “Navigation Trolley” in national level Symposium Mechnova’19, organized by Mahendra Engineering college, Namakkal on 19.09.2019.
  • S.Gowthamraj, III MAE participated & presented a project on national level Symposium Mechnova’19, organized by Mahendra Engineering college, Namakkal on 19.09.2019.
  • R.Vijayabharathi, D.Santhosh, III MAE participated & presented a project on titled “Mobile Robot” in national level Symposium Mechnova’19, organized by Mahendra Engineering college, Namakkal on 19.09.2019.
  • Ravindhar  E S, P.Jayakumar, S.Iniyan, III MAE participated in one day workshop on “robotic Vision”, organized by Vellore Institute Technology, Chennai from 03.08.2019.
  • G.Muthuraman, M.Baskar, IV MAE participated & presented a project on titled “3 in 1 Agricultural machine” in national level Symposium Mechnova’19, organized by Mahendra Engineering college, Namakkal on 19.09.2019.
  • G.Muthuraman, IV MAE participated & won II place in CAD Modeling in national level Symposium Mechnova’19, organized by Mahendra Engineering college, Namakkal on 19.09.2019.

INDUSTRIAL TRAINING/ VISIT

  • D.Priyadharsan, R.Vijayabharathi,S.Sakthivel, S.Gowthamraj, S.Jaganathan, J.Riyas khan, Mohammed Aashiq, III-MAE (2017-2021 Batch) underwent an In- plant Training at Friends Aqua industries, Karaikudi during 13.05.2019-17.05.2019. Our sincere thanks to the Manager, Friends Aqua industries, Karaikudi.
  • Murali Krishnan Nair, III-MAE (2017-2021 Batch) underwent an Internship Training at SIEMENS-NIT, Trichy during 30.07.2019-03.08.2019. Our sincere thanks to the SIEMENS COE ,NIT, Trichy.
  • Geemon George, IV-MAE (2016-2020 Batch) underwent an Internship Training at SIEMENS-NIT, Trichy during 30.07.2019-03.08.2019. Our sincere thanks to the SIEMENS COE ,NIT, Trichy.

NCC/NSS

  •  R.Vijayabharathi, III-MAE participated in Combined Annual Training Camp organized by Government college of engineering, Salem from 20.06.2019-29.06.2019.
  • R.Vijayabharathi, III-MAE participated in Combined Annual Training Camp-2 organized by Mahendra Engineering college, Namakkal from 19.07.2019-28.07.2019.

SPORTS

  • R.Vijayabharathi, III-MAE participated& Runner in Zonal level cricket tournament organized by Adiyaman Engineering College, Hosur from 30.09.201-04.10.2019.
  • B.Lokesh, III-MAE participated & Runner in Zonal level football tournament organized by Adiyaman Engineering college, Hosur from 09.09.201-10.09.2019.
  • K.Boopathy, III-MAE participated in Zonal level Kabadi tournament organized by Adiyaman Engineering college, Hosur from 09.09.201-10.09.2019.
  • Sathish Mannar.R.S, II-MAE participated & won III place in Zonal level shot put tournament organized by Adiyaman Engineering College, Hosur from 28.09.2019.

AWARENESS PROGRAMS ORGANIZED

  • Dr.P.R.Kannan, HoD, Mr.R.Karikalan, Assistant Professor, T.Manoj, IV-Year, V.Bharathramakrishnana, III-Year,  Department Of Mechanical And Automation Engineering, Mahendra Engineering College jointly organized a one day Technical Awareness Program on   “Technical Awareness Program for School Students (TAPss)” at Ananda Vidyalaya Matriculation School, Rasipuram on 19.10.2019. Our sincere thanks to Mr.Sri Nithya Dharma Suriyananda, chairman & Correspondent, Ananda Vidyalaya Matriculation School, Rasipuram.
  • Mr.S.Sankar, Assistant Professor, Mr.R.Karikalan, Assistant Professor, Sureshkumar  S, V.Bharathramakrishnana, D.Priyadharsan, R.Vijayabharathi, D.Santhosh, Jeganathan  S,  III-Year,  Department Of Mechanical And Automation Engineering, Mahendra Engineering College jointly organized a one day Social Awareness Program on   “Dengue Awareness” at Suriyagoundampalayam village on 21.10.2019.

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY WORK

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

Mous

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)
Coimbatore.
Robotics and Automation Training

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

Contact

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Mahendra Engineering College (Autonomous),

Salem- Thiruchengode Highway, Mahendhirapuri,

Mallasamudram,

Namakkal-637503,

E-Mail id: hodmae@mahendra.info

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