The Mechanical Engineering branch started in the year of 1996, is one of the most popular and biggest branches of engineering of this institution. A versatile and most sought-after branch is manned by highly qualified and experienced (Academic and Industrial) faculty. Infrastructure and lab facilities are available as per the requirements of Anna University.
The Mechanical Engineering Department is one of the largest in terms of faculty, students, and activities, which continues to lead and expand its activities in various directions. The Department is known for research and projects in energy, fluid dynamics, design of composited , fault diagnosis , phase changing materials , I. C. Engines, Combustion, CFD, CAD-CAM and other areas. Experimental and computational facilities are being continuously upgraded. Industry interaction has been increased with several postgraduate courses being offered to industry participants and many students working in industry-sponsored projects. The department has state- of- the- art facilities in CAD/CAM/CAE and students are given extensive job-oriented training on the latest softwares like Solid Works, ANSYS, etc. The Department is recognized research centre of Anna University with ultra-modern facilities for conducting research in diversified fields.
- B.E. Mechanical Engineering (Duration: 4 Years / 8 semesters) It was started with 60 seats and the intake increased to 120 in 2011
- M.E. Computer Aided design (Duration: 2 Years / 4 semesters) Started with 18 seats in 2005
- M.E. Engineering design (Duration: 2 Years / 4 semesters) Started with 18 seats in 2010
- M.E Computer Integrated manufacturing (Duration: 2 Years / 4 semesters) Started with 18 seats in 2010
- M.E. Energy Engineering (Duration: 2 Years / 4 semesters) Started with 18 seats in 2014
- Approved as Mechanical Research centre by Anna university on july2014
To provide excellent mechanical engineering education by building strong teaching and research environment.
The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the GKM College of engineering is threefold: To provide high quality graduate and post graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering education and prepare students for professional career and higher studies. To create, explore, and develop innovations in engineering science and technology. To provide beneficial service to the local, state, national, and international society.
Program Educational Objectives
- I. To prepare students with sound technical knowledge and practice that fulfills all Industrial and Institutional needs.
- II. To enhance the skill-set of all students by providing strong foundation in Mathematics, Engineering and Technology which enable them to face the competitive examinations.
- III. To obtain balanced education with a solid understanding of ethical and professional responsibility that enables them to function well in the profession of engineering. IV. To mould the students as good team players and lifelong learners.
Course Objective and Mapping
The academic performance of students has considerable improvisation in the past years which is measuring stick for the students knowledge growth. Provides facilities for Project work, Research & Development work for students and faculty members.
Research and project guidance by the research supervisors who have strong research background and recognized by Anna University Chennai.
Further the undergraduate, post graduate and research scholars in mechanical and allied branch of study carry out their projects in the experimental and hardware areas so as to create confidence to work in inter disciplinary core engineering industries.
The UNIVERSITY RANKS achieved by students in the past years are the substantiation of the quality of the Dept
B.E., Student Mr. V.KUMAR got 47th Rank in the University, during the year 2006.
B.E. Student Mr.S.K.Ramesh got 45th Rank in the University during the year 2008.
B.E Student Mr. Ajay Ranganathan got 16th Rank in the University during the year 2012
Mr. G. Suresh got University First Rank (M.E., CAD) in 2009.
Mr.Nishant Mayekar got University First Rank (M.E., CAD) in 2014.
The students are motivated to interact with outside world to acquire necessary information and knowledge through the following professional societiesISTE Institution of engineers IE Indian society of Technical Education ISC Indian Science Congress SAE Society of Automotive Engineers ENFUSE Energy and Fuel Users Association RSI Robotics Society of India ASDF Association of Scientist Developers & Faculties
Placement and Higher Studies have been the strength for Mechanical department which has reached its heights in the recent years.
Reputed industrial houses across the country visit our department regularly for the campus recruitment programmes. Our pioneering efforts have borne fruits in achieving academic-industrial rapport and we are proud that our students are absorbed by leading giants in the industrial firmament. The Department placement cell coordinates quite well with the corporate sector and provides well-developed infrastructure to facilitate the campus selection programmes.
Centre for Higher Studies, the integral part of our Placement activities since its inception 2001, created a network among Universities, Colleges, Institutions abroad committed to impart Higher Education.
Since mechanical engineering is the broadest of all engineering fields, the job prospects on offer for skilled mechanical engineers are aplenty and unending.
Mechanical engineers are required to Design, test, manufacture, install, operate and maintain a wide array of machines and mechanical systems that are used in countless industries.
These professionals can find employment both in the government and private sector undertakings.
Major industries that employ mechanical engineers include automobiles, space research, aeronautical, energy and utilities, air conditioning, bio-mechanical industry. Other major employers include giant manufacturing plants, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, turbine manufacturing plants, oil and gas exploration and refining industries and the agricultural sector.
In the government sector, mechanical engineers can provide their knowledge to various government run projects in the role of technical experts and consultants. They can also work in private engineering companies that provide technical consultancy to both government and corporate firms.
These engineers can also hold high managerial positions in government as well as private sector organisations according to their field of expertise and educational qualifications.
Faculty Research Publications
The faculty members are actively engaged in research activities in various fields namely Solid/Fluid/Applied mechanics, Dynamics and Vibration, Heat and Mass transfer, CAD/CAM/CIM, Robotics, Mechatronics and Engineering design, Renewable energy The department has has received three funded research projects and more in progress. Generate funds for projects from funding agencies like AICTE, DST, MNRE, DRDO, CSIR, etc
Research and project guidance by the research supervisors who have strong research background are recognized by Anna University Chennai
Highly qualified and experienced (Academic and Industrial) faculty. Adequate infrastructure and lab facilities are available.. The faculty members are actively engaged in research activities in the areas like Composites, manufacturing, Bioenergy Renewable Energy System, and Solar Energy etc
In the recent years our faculty has contributed more than 50 international Journal and 75 national journal publications with maximum impact factor of 3.1