Thermal Power Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering was first offered in 2010-2011. It enables the development of long-term solutions to meet the world's rapidly growing energy needs. In this program students study alternative energy sources such as wind, solar & biomass as well as sustainable energy production from existing sources such as coal and gas. Thermal power Engineering includes cross-disciplinary studies. Post graduates specializing in this stream focus on sustainable and renewable energy. The senior most faculty is Prof Sekhar Majumdar who is well known in the country and overseas for his significant contributions in the field of Computation of Low Speed Turbulent Flows. Students have exposure to industrial visits and workshops. The laboratories used by the MTech students for their practical training are well equipped and include laboratories for Heat Transfer, Internal combustion engines, CAD, Fluid Machinery and the recently built modern laboratory for Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Machine Design Engineering is a post- graduation program which was started in the academic year 2013-14. The program is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and approved by AICTE, New Delhi. Machine Design is an important branch of Engineering which focuses on imparting knowledge in areas such as Materials Design, Static, kinematics and dynamic analysis of components. The program teaches students the creative, innovative and constructive aspects of design. The experienced faculty guide students learn about the industry and its ethics.
The program includes subjects such as Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity, experimental stress analysis, advanced vibrations, Finite Element Methods, Tribology, Dynamics and Mechanism Design, Composites, Fracture Mechanics and Mechatronics. Apart from laboratory integrated theory, the students have to undergo a compulsory internship for a semester in reputed Industries and take up projects in the final semester.
This program has wide scope and opportunity in the field of engineering. It involves conventional courses and advanced engineering courses. On completing this program, students can opt for careers in the automobile industry, aerospace, foundry, machine tool, modeling and analysis, product design and others.
An advanced manufacturing laboratory has machines such as stir casting, centrifugal and centrifuge casting. It also houses heat treatment furnace, polishing machine, electronic tensiometer, computerized wear testing machine and inverted microscope with image analyzer software.
Students avail of the CAD and Simulation laboratory where they have access to CATIA. They also use laboratories for experimental stress analysis, Nano technology and composite material.