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Programmes Offered



Apart from a generic Undergraduate programme in Mechanical Engineering, the School offers specialized UG programmes in all core areas of Mechanical Engineering.

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At the Masters level, the school offers programmes in CAD/CAM, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Cyber Physical Systems and Automotive Specializations.

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The school has active research groups in almost all areas of Mechanical Engineering including Composite Materials, Welding, Metal Cutting, Surface Engineering.

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Funded Projects And Consultancy

The School of Mechanical Engineering is the proud recipient of three FIST projects from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The first project was approved for the development of the Automotive Research Centre in 2003, with a budget of Rs. 0.57 crore. In 2011, the second project was approved for the establishment of the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Research, with a total cost of Rs. 2.57 crore. The third project was granted in 2022 to establish a high-temperature fatigue testing machine.

The DST has awarded the School of Mechanical Engineering Rs. 20.0 crores under the "Promotion of University Research for Scientific Excellence (PURSE) scheme" to establish a Centre of Excellence in Additive Manufacturing in 2021. The Centre of Excellence houses all of the unique facilities for advanced material processing, testing, and characterization.

The School has strong potential in the broad areas of Additive Manufacturing, Autonomous Vehicles, Bio-Fuels, Composites and Nano-Composites, Control Systems, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Circular Economy, Engineering Design, Industrial Engineering, Industry 4.0 and 5.0, Joining Technologies, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, Hydrogen Storage, Materials Characterization, Machine Learning & IoT, Non-Destructive Testing, Noise, Vibrations, and Harshness (NVH), Product Design Engineering, Robotics and Automation, Sustainable Energy, Vehicle Dynamics

The school has received a total of 79 research projects with a total outlay of 52.53 Crores in the last 5 years from 2019. The funding is being provided by various agencies such as DST – SERB, DST- CRG, AR&DB, ISRO, DAE–BRNS, DRDO-NRB, GTRE, and MOES The school has also attracted international funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering, British Council, Swedish Council for higher education, DST-NAWA, DST-IC IMPACT Indo- Canada, Indo-Hungarian Joint Research Scheme, DST – UKIERI etc. in the last 5 years.



The school has a very competitive and healthy publishing culture. The number of Scopus indexed publications of the faculty members of the school in the year 2017 is 315. The published journals include wear measurement, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Fuel, Renewable energy, Progress in Materials Science, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Materials and Design, Enzyme and Microbial Technology, Ceramics International, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Heat and Mass Transfer, Composite Structures and Corrosion Engineering and Technology.



 One of the areas of focus of the School is on New Product Development and the generation of intellectual wealth. The faculty members of the school had filed over 12 National parents over the last 5 years. The list of patents filed include Eco Board, Rotating radiator for improved heat transfer in motor vehicles, Special Anode for Aluminium – Air batteries, Anodic Coating for Aluminium – Air batteries and Mobile Vehicle Garage.


The school has attracted international funding from Royal Academy of Engineering, Swedish Council for higher education, DST-NAWA, DST-IC IMPACT Indo- Canada, Indo-Hungarian Joint Research Scheme, DST – UKIERI etc. in the last 5 years.



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SMEC has been growing from strength to strength every year, bringing laurels to VIT and is a major Resource Centre in South India.


The school enjoys active collaboration with many Industries, Research Institutions and International Universities. Some tangible outcomes of such collaborations are 

  • M. Tech Automotive Engineering Programme in collaboration with ARAI Pune
  • Semester Aboard Program to Universities including Cranfield University, UK., University of West, Sweden and Wenzhou University - China. 


  • Classrooms - 35
  • Smart Classroom - 1
  • Drawing Hall - 1
  • Seminar Hall - 1
  • Laboratories - 33


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The school regularly organises various programs like

  • International/National Conferences
  • Seminars,Workshops and Symposia
  • Faculty Development programs
  • Value added programs for students and Professionals
  • Makathons and Designathons

The school also has vibrant Clubs Chapters of Professional Bodies such as ASME, SAE, ISHRAE & IEEE and they organise various competitions and workshops for students.

Event Calendar

Two-day Workshop on Current Ch

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A Two-Day Workshop on Green Hy

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IANC 2024

The Industry-Academia Networking Conclave (IANC) 2024...


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Additive Manufacturing : Laser

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Notable Alumni

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Students’ Team Accolades in National / International Competitions


Sl. No Emp. Id Name of the teachers awarded national/international fellowship/financial support Name of the Award/Fellowship Awarding Agency Date of Com
to End Duration
1 16182 Dr. Srinagalakshmi Nammi SERB International Research Experience (SIRE) DST Fujio TSUMORI at Aerospace Structures and Structural Dynamics,Kyushu University ,(Japan ) Jun. 2022   6 Months
2 14463 Dr. Thangaraja SERB International Research Experience (SIRE) Energy conservation in Aerospace Technology, University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich, Germany 01/08/2022   6 Months
3 16342 Dr. Deepak kumar Biswal SERB International Research Experience (SIRE) Automated Manufacturing of Advanced Composites, University of new south Wales, Sydney, Australia 01/07/2022 30/10/2022 4 Months
4 16215 Dr. Lalit Kumar Bansal SERB International Research Experience (SIRE) Aix-marseille University, France 01/08/2022 31/01/2023 6 Months
5 14032 Dr. Bibin John NAWA Ulam  Polish National Agency  Dec. 2022   6 Months
6 13611 Dr. VijayaLakshmi NAWA Ulam  Polish National Agency  Dec. 2022   6 Months

PDF Scholars

S.No. Prefix Employee Name Designation Mentor Specialization Qualification
1 Dr. Jishnu Chandran R PDF Dr. A.Senthil Kumar Sustainable systems - Solar Desalination system Ph.D.,
2 Dr. Uma Maheswararao Gaddala PDF Dr. Bibin John Water production from atmospheric air Ph.D.,
3 Dr. Vigneshwaran P PDF Dr. Saboor Heat Transfer Ph.D.,
4 Dr. Mohammed Shariq PDF Dr. Nirmala Grace (CNR) Additive Manufacturing and Nano Materials Ph.D.,

Adjunct Professor

No. Pre. Name Department / Designation Institute / University Name Full Address Country Expertise Photo
1 Prof. Okada Yoshitaka Professor, New Energy The University of Tokyo Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) The University of Tokyo Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8904, Japan Japan Advanced concepts in photovoltaics, Quantum nanostructures 1
2 Dr. M. Jeya Chandra Adjunct Professor Sr. Professor Emeritus Pennstate University The Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering University Park, PA 16802-4400 Phone: 814-865-7601 USA Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering 2
3 Prof. Ndy Ekere Professor Univ. of Wolverhampton Professor of Manufacturing Engg. School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton UK Manufacturing Materials and Technology, Electronics Interconnection and Assembly, Engineering reliability 3
4 Dr. Andrew Orr Climate Modeller British Antarctic Survey High Cross, Madingley Road Cambridge CB3 OET United Kingdom? UK Fluid Dynamics, Radiative Transfer 4
5 Dr. Raghu Echempati Professor Kettering University Kettering University Flint, MI ? 48504, USA USA Kinematics, Dynamics and Vibrations of Machinery, Mechanical Engineering Design, Computer Aided Engineering (Solid Modeling, Assembly and Finite Element Analysis), and Metal Forming Simulation 5
6 Dr. Mahesh C. Aggarwal St. Department of Mechanical Engineering Gannon University St. Department of Mechanical Engineering Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania 16541 USA USA Development and improvement of cooling system for various locomotives 6
7 Dr. Prof. Dato? Dr. Rosli Bin Abu Bakar Internal Combustion Engine Universiti Malaysia Pahang Falkulti Kejuruteran Mekanikal, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan,PAHANG, MALAYSIA Malaysia Computational and Experimental Investigation of IC Engine 7
8 Dr. Prashanth Konda Gokuldoss Professor Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia Paldiski Maantee 42B, 10612 Tallinn, Estonia Estonia Additive Manufacturing 9
9 Dr. Xizhang Chen School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Wenzhou University Chashan Area, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, Zip Code 325035,China China Welding Engineering, Material Processing, Additive Manufacturing and Laser Processing 10
10 Dr. Arvind Chandrasekaran Assistant Professor (Bioengineering) North Carolina A&T State University   USA Neutrophils Engineering and Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs), Acoustofluidics, Biomimetics, Organ-on-Chip Engineering, 3D Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials 11
11 Dr. Mohammad T Khasawneh Professor, Department Chair, Graduate Director, Binghamton University Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, Waston Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE) New York healthcare systems engineering, operations management, and data science 12
12 Dr. Dr. Vikas Kumar Director (Former), Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) Hyderabad India Mechanical & Metallurgical Characterization 13
13 Dr. Sang Won Yoon Professor Binghamton University State University of New York New York System Science and Industrial Engineering 14
14 Dr. Steffen Gerhard Scholz Professor Karlsruhe Institute of Tehcnology (KIT) Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen Germany Manufcaturing 15
15 Dr. Abhijeet Ghadge Associate Professor Cranfield University, UK Cranfield, UK UK Supply Chain Manangement 16
16 Dr. Supriyo Ganguly Professor Cranfield University, UK Cranfield, UK UK Aerospace, Transport & Manufcaturing 17
17 Dr. Mohamed Emad Farragg Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow, UK UK Sustainable Development Goals 18
18 Dr. Sunith Bandaru Associate Professor, Division of Intelligent Production University of Skövde Högskolevägen 1, 541 28 Skövde, Sweden Sweden Knowledge discovery, data mining and machine learning, multi-objective optimization, evolutionary algorithms, simulation-based optimization, and industrial optimization 19
19 Dr. Mikael Ericsson Professor University West, Sweden University West, Sweden Sweden Research in Engineering and technology & production technology
20 Dr. Eral Bele Associate Professor University College London University College London, Torrington Place, London, UK UK Finite Element Analyses of Failure Mechanisms and Structure Property Relationships in Microtruss Ma 19
21 Dr. Kyu-Jung Kim   California State Polytechnic University Building 17, Room 2633, 3801 west Temple Avenue, Pomona, USA USA   19
22 Dr. Andre Danonu Lignanmateh BATAKO Faculty of Engineering & Technology Liverpool John Moores University 34 Seddon Road, L19 21J, Liverpool UK Mechanical & Manufacturing Process 19
23 Dr. Surya Prakash Associate Professor University of Warwick WMG, University of Warwick, UK UK Mechanical & Manufacturing Process 19
24 Dr. Jose Arturo Garza Reyes Professor University of Derby Derby, DE22 1GB, UK UK Operations management, Supply Chain Improvement 19
25 Dr. Hitesh D Vora Associate Professor Oklahoma State University 599, Engineering North, Stillwater OK 74078 Oklahoma Materials Engineering Technology & Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering Technology 19

Students Achievement

RegNo Name Achievement
19BMA0020 Manav Rohatgi Manav Rohatgi (19BMA0020) has presented a research work on "Demand and Future prospects of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle" during a competition organized by Global Automotive Research Centre (GARC) and secured third position in the paper presentation competition.
19BME0694 Kavin Prabhu Kavin Prabhu (19BME0694) innovation was published in the New Indian Express. Mr. Kavin designed the cheapest and smallest four-axis Computerised Numerical Control (CNC) machine using locally-sourced scrap.
18BME0545 Havish Karanam Havish Karanam (18BME0545), Madhumitha R (18BME0392) and Saiteja Erra (18BME0063) participated in TOYCATHON 2021 - GRAND FINALE (physical edition) and secured the "First Position and Winner". The game has a holistic educational approach as per the NEP guidelines and is a 3D trading game aims to teach geographic features of India , Rivers of India, states and cities with their actual location. It also includes Vedic math's, India's Art, Ethos, History and Culture , science and technology.
18BME0392 Madhumitha R
18BME0063 Saiteja Erra
19BME0392 Soham Phatarphod Soham Phatarphod (19BME0392) was offered the prestigious Mitacs Globalink Research Internship. He works at the Ontario Tech University under Dr. Atef Mohany. The work is related to energy harvesting from flow-induced vibrations and noise.
19BME0495 Pranav Shrikant Pranav Shrikant (19BME0495) got selected for a fully funded research internship in Canada under MITACS GRI from University of Sasktchewan. Mr. Pranav will work with Prof. Jerzy Szpunar for a project entitled "Role of texture of pipeline steels in optimizing performance in hydrogen and corrosion environment".
19BMA0024 Kathan Jigarbhai Bhavsar Kathan Jigarbhai Bhavsar (19BMA0024) and Jessica kartha (20BME0082) attended the 7th edition of the Bengaluru Space Expo 2022 - An International conference and Exhibition at the Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre and represented VIT, Vellore as a delegate in the 3- Day conference with theme "Nuturing the New Space in India.
20BME0082 Jessica kartha
21BMM0030 Darsh Kansagara Darsh Kansagara (21BMM0030) has presented a Research paper on "Voice Interaction and other Technologies" in a National Conference
20BME0685 Dhruv Kumar Dhiman Dhruv Kumar Dhiman (20BME0685) has presented his research work on "Analysis ofd Composite Levele Gears" during ICRAIT 4.0 organized by NIT Puduchery which has been accepted for the publication in AIP (Scopus) publication.
19BME0514 Chinmay Kapuran Chinmay Kapuran (19BME0514) has received India Glory Award at IGA conference held on 11-09-2021.
20BME0358 Madhura V Shetty Madhura V Shetty (20BME0358) has brought laurels to VIT by wininng the Gold Medal in the Vellore District Junior Athletic Championship held on 01.10.2022. She has been selected to participate in the Tamil Nadu Junior Athletic Championship
19BMA0018 Aditya Lad Aditya Lad (19BMA0018) has participated in the 13th International Conference on "?Redefining Business Strategies: New Age Business Models" held at Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS), Bengaluru, Karnataka on January 05-06, 2023 and bagged the "Best Paper Award".
19BME0963 Azam Ali Azam Ali (19BME0963) has successfully completed the Stanford SeedSpark South Asia Cohort - 5 where around 200 startups from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka participate. At the end of the cohort, a pitch competition is held to reveal the top 5 winners who are judged by Industry veterans all over the world on the basis of the Pitch Video, Pitch Deck and the Business Model Canvas. The top 5 pitches are also showcased on the official SeedSpark website.
20BME0358 Madhura V Shetty Won Gold in 1500 Mts & 800 Mts Athletis for women in the District Level Inter Collegiate tournaments for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Trophy.

Faculty Achievement

Name Achievement
Dr. S. Saboor Dr. S. Saboor has been appointed as Guest Editor in the journal titled "Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments ( Impact Factor: 7.632), Elsevier Publications" for the Special Issue "Reshaping the built environment in the light of renewable and sustainable energy technologies".
Dr. Sakthivadivel Best Chapter Newsletter - VIT Students Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) led by Dr. Sakthivadivel has won the International Division: extending its wining run by being one of the renowed AEE Student chapters worldwide.
Dr. B. Ashok Dr. B. Ashok has sucessfully completed the post - doctoral fellowship at the Biofiels Engines and Emission Research Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He worked on the thesis titled "Calibration Pedagogy for Vehicle Powertrain System and Consumer Perception towards Future Electric Mobility"for receiving this post doctoral fellowship.
Dr. S. Saboor Dr. S. Saboor has been awarded with the "BRICS Young Scientist" from BRICS Forum 2022 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) , New Delhi to harness knowledge for solving common societial challenges through research and innovations.
Dr. Sakthivadivel Dr. Sakthivadivel has been awarded with the "BRICS Young Scientist" from BRICS Forum 2022 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) , New Delhi to harness knowledge for solving common societial challenges through research and innovations.
Dr. Gunji Bala Murali Dr. Gunji Bala Murali has received the "Distinguished Paper Award at the IPDIMS - 2022 conference held at NIT Rourkela on 25 and 26 November 2022.
Dr. S. Vijayalakshmi Dr. S. Vijayalakshmi has been awarded the NAWA Ulam fellowship by the Polish National Agency forAcademic Exchange (Ref.No.BPN/ULM/2022/1/00123). The maximum amount of fellowship is PLN 94000. This fellowship will enable Dr. S. Vijayalakshmi to carry out collaborative research in the field of biofuel at the Gdansk University of Technology in Poland for a period of six months.
Dr. S. Saboor Dr. S. Saboor has been appointed as "Editorial Board Members" of the Internal Journal titled "Advances in Building Energy Research" from Taylor and Francis.
Dr. Bibin john Dr. Bibin john has been awarded the NAWA Ulam fellowship by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. The maximum amount of fellowship is PLN 104000. Through this fellowship Dr. Bibin will be carrying out collaborative research in the field of aerodynamics at the Lublin University of Technology in Poland for a period of six months.
Dr. Gunji Bala Murali Dr. Gunji Bala Murali has received a guest appreciation plaque at the ICOFT held at NIT Puducherry.
Dr. P. Padmanathan Dr. P. Padmanathan has been awarded The prestigious Bharatheeya Vikas award by Institute of Self Reliance, Odisha, for his contributions in teaching and research.

Dr. Devendranath Ramkumar

Professor Grade 2 & Dean

School of Mechanical Engineering

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