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Mechanical Engineering

VISION: To develop technically competent Mechanical Engineering professionals for the benefit of the society

Course Details

  • Course Duration : 4 Years
  • Intake : 60
  • No. of Faculty : 18
  • Doctorates : 12
  • Ph.D Pursuing : 6
  • Technical Staff : 11

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, BMSIT&M. The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 2002-03. The Department offers full-time UG programme in Mechanical Engineering with an annual intake of 60 students. The programme is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi and approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The UG programme is provisionally accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi and also Permanently Affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi. The Post-Graduation in Machine Design was started during the academic year 2014-15 with an approved intake of 18 students. The Department is recognised as a Research Centre by Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi where the number of research scholars registered stands at 27. Currently, the Department is headed by Dr. H K Govindaraju.

The Department's strength lies in having a good number of experienced and well qualified faculty. Department has 19 well qualified and dedicated faculty members with 12 faculty holding Doctoral Degree and 07 faculty pursuing their doctoral degree. Faculty members along with their regular academic activities also have published technical papers in quality International and National Journals and attended various International & National conferences. Faculty members have won awards, are the reviewers for International Journals, Members of LIC, BoS, BoE, DRDO Recruitment Committee and Professional societies. All the faculty members of the department will also undergo industry internships every year. Also, faculty members have authored Text Books and Book Chapters to help the student community. The Department is supported by 9 well trained technical staff. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has state-of-the-art laboratories. These laboratories not only satisfy the curriculum requirements of the students very lucidly, but also provide additional facilities to enhance the practical knowledge. Department has excellent computing facilities and resources in terms of both hardware and software.

Department of Mechanical Engineering is happy to inform that Mr. Arun D (1BY16ME010) has secured I Rank and 7 Gold medals in the Mechanical Engineering. He was topper among 14803 mechanical engineering graduated students under VTU Belagavi.

The Department has Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Industries, Research and Academic Institutes. Department of Mechanical Engineering has established a State-of-the-art Centre of Excellence in collaboration with M/s. Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru. This spacious Centre consists of automobile chassis, engine and transmission systems capable of demonstrating the functioning of the various parts. The Centre has several other equipment’s totalling a value of over Rs.50 lakhs.

Department in a quest to build Holistic development among the students, various programmes were organised. Innovative teaching methods are followed to impart quality education to the students. The Department organizes Skill based workshops and Faculty Development Programs periodically. These activities will greatly benefit the faculty members to comprehend the essence of teaching and can teach very effectively and proficiently. The Department hosts and supports several activities like Project Based Learning (PBL), Interdisciplinary projects, Societal relevance projects, Skill Based Workshops, Student Internships, Industrial Visits, Partial Delivery of the curriculum by Industry experts, Poster presentations to name a few. All these activities will greatly enhance the learning ability of the students.

The students of the Mechanical Engineering Department have participated as Finalists in Smart India Hackathon, have won awards in National Level events conducted by premier institutions. The student projects received awards from KSCST Bengaluru and VTU Belagavi. Some of the projects were also funded by the Institute based on their innovative ideas. Students have participated and also won awards in Indian Karting Race, a National level event. Also, students were involved in building a Range Extended Electric Vehicle which is a Hybrid Vehicle, and many interdisciplinary projects are also being carried out. Aero Club, Robotics club and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) India Collegiate clubs are the professional clubs of the Department. Through these clubs many students have participated in the national level competitions and won awards too. Skill based workshops were also being conducted.

Industry Attached Laboratory - BMSIT&M - Toyota Centre of Excellence

Students' Projects - Sample
Sl. No Title of the Project Project YouTube Link
1 Team Motorheads view
2 Head Motion Controlled Robotic wheelchair view
3 HYAAN Demonstrated in PSG Tech view
4 Hydraulically Actuated Autonomous Nurse view
5 MedBot Explanation & Demo view
6 Obstacle Avoiding Robot view
7 Patrol Fish Theme Demonstration view
8 Promo Video of Mechanical Engineering Department view
9 Single Propeller Spherical Drone view
10 Theoritical Analysis & 3D Model of Ackermann Steering view
11 Voice Controlled Robotic Wheelchair view
12 Alarm System for Safety of Toddlers: view
13 Automatic Black and White Board Cleaner view
14 Automatic Vacuum Cleaner view
15 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Sea Floor Mapping view
16 Crank and Slotted Lever Mechanism view
17 Design and Fabrication of Automated Guided Vehicle view
18 Hydraulic Breaking System view
19 Regenerative Breaking System view
20 Vacuum Actuated Pop Pop Engine view
21 Whistle Counter view

Sl. No Member Role
Head of the Department concerned (Chairperson).
1. Dr. Satish Kumar K.M Chairperson
All faculty members having minimum of five years from each specialization/vertical
2. Dr. Anantha Krishna G.L. Assistant Professor (Design Engineering) Member
3. Mr. Kiran M.D. Assistant Professor (Design Engineering) Member
4. Dr. Kirthikumar N. Assistant Professor (Thermal Engineering) Member
5. Mr. Shripad Diwakar Assistant Professor, (Thermal Engineering) Member
6. Mr. Praveen Kumar T.N, Associate Professor (Manufacturing) Member
7. Mr. O Gurumurthy, Assistant Professor (Manufacturing) Member
8. Mr. K C S Reddy, Assistant Professor (Management) Member
Subjects Experts (two) from outside the University to be nominated by Academic Council.
6. Dr. Somashekar Hiremath, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Member
7. Dr. Ramesh M R, National Institute of Technology, Karnataka Member
VTU Nominee
8. Dr. Suresh B, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Engineering, Mysore. Member
One representative from Industry/Corporate area relating to the placement to be nominated by the Academic Council- Member.
9. Mr. Sridhar Ramakrishna, General Manager - India Technical Centre Tenneco Powertrain, Bengaluru. Member
One Post Graduate meritorious alumnus to be nominated by the Principal
10. Mr. Chandrashekhar Kaushik, M/s. Lam Research, Bengaluru Member

To develop technically competent Mechanical Engineering professionals for the benefit of the society

Impart quality education in Mechanical Engineering and allied areas by state- of- the- art- infrastructure and dedicated faculty.
Provide conducive environment for both students and faculty to pursue higher education & research and to work ethically for the benefit of society.

  1. Be successful professionals in the field of Mechanical Engineering and allied areas
  2. Exhibit skills to work effectively and ethically in multiple domains of engineering as part of a team
  3. Excel in higher studies, research and adapt in a world of constantly developing technology
  1. Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of Mathematics, Science, Engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern Engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  1. Design, Analyze and fabricate the mechanisms.
  2. Analyze the fluid and thermal aspects of different mechanical systems and components.
  3. Develop materials and components through different manufacturing methods with managerial skills.