The department was established at the time of inception of the institute in the year 1995. The department offers one undergraduate program - B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) and two post graduate programs - M.Tech in Advanced Manufacturing Systems and M.Tech. in CAD/CAM. Also, the department offers Ph.D. degree through AICTE-NDF scheme and JNTUH. The mechanical engineering department at the VNR VJIET is one of the top-ranked, attracting the highest quality of students and faculty members.
The department has spacious and ICT enabled classrooms. The department offer laboratories with advanced state of the art facilities in the areas of Additive Manufacturing & Robotics and Automation. Industry oriented CNC Lathe and Friction Stir Welding machine, advanced UTM and variable compression Test rig etc. are some of the research equipment available in the department.
Department has 15 laboratories for undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Department is equipped with more than 200 computing systems and software’s like CATIA, AUTOCAD, ANSYS, MINITAB, CNC OFFLINE SIMULATION SOFTWARE, FLEXSIM, ADAMS, MATLAB, MASTERCAM, EDGECAM etc. Department has an exclusive laboratory for emerging technology on 3D Printing – consisting of 12 FDM and 01 SLA 3D Printers along with 01 Artec 3D Scanner. Automation and Robotics lab is equipped with 6-Axis Industrial Robot, 5-Axis Robot trainer, PLC, AUTOMATION STUDIO, ROBOGUIDE etc. Also, the department has a Centre of Excellence in Joining Technology, Centre for Solar Energy Materials, Composite Materials facility to support research programs in addition to the laboratories. Department has an Industry sponsored Blue Star lab to provide training and practical exposure to the students in refrigeration and air conditioning.
The department has 36 well experienced faculty with 13 supporting staff. More than 50% of faculty are doctorates and 16 faculty are pursuing their doctoral degrees. Faculty have received grants worth Rs.1.45 crores from various funding agencies for carrying out research projects. As on date, 10 research projects have been completed and 02 are ongoing. Department has 4 granted and 8 published patents. The faculty are acting as reviewers for 36 International high impact journals. Some of the faculty are the Editors/Editorial Board members in few journals and committee members of the international conferences organized by other institutions.
Mechanical Engineering students are well placed in both core manufacturing as well as IT industries. Some of the core manufacturing industries include Hyundai, MRF, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bluestar, Ashok Leyland, ZF India, Amara Raja, Sandvik etc. Many students of Mechanical Engineering opt for pursuing higher studies in US, UK, Germany etc. after the graduation.
The faculty and students are members of various national and international academic forums of science and engineering like ASME, ISTE, IWS, SAE etc. The student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is highly active in promoting teamwork and collaboration throughout the duration of a student’s academic career. The students participate in various national and international competitions under the ASME student chapter of the department and have won distinguished prizes and awards nationally. One of the Alumni has invented world’s first A.C Helmet through his start up supported by the Institution.