Department of Mechanical Engineering

Build the future with cutting-edge machines

The Department of Mechanical Engineering

Is for students...

who are innovative thinkers who want to master the world of machines. Students should have strong mathematical and analytical skills to understand how machines can be used as drivers of innovation. This course is for those who are looking for a cutting-edge exploration of physics, mathematics, and thermodynamics to create machines and technologies that drive innovation across borders and sectors.

To Become...

  • an aerospace engineer
  • an automotive engineer
  • a control & instrumentation engineer
  • a maintenance engineer
  • an analytical engineer
  • a design engineer
  • a test engineer
  • a manufacturing engineer
  • a development engineer
  • a research engineer
  • a sales engineer
  • an engineering manager
  • a consulting manager

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 1997 with an annual intake of 60 students in under-graduation programme and has grown leaps and bounds since inception. The annual intake was increased to 90 in 2009, 120 in 2013 and 180 in 2018. The post-graduation in Machine Design was started during the academic year 2013-14. A well-planned block of 4243 square meters on three floors is self-sufficient with excellent infrastructural facilities. The present student population in this department is 580. Currently, the department is under the able guidance of Dr G. V. Naveen Prakash.

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. It has excellent computing facilities and resources in terms of both hardware and software. The department has 146 computers installed with a wide range of commercially available software packages. It has ISHRAE-VVCE showcase, which is first of its kind in Karnataka.

The department has able and dedicated faculty members from all specializations of mechanical engineering. The faculty members are not only qualified and experienced, but have admirable adeptness, service mindedness and versatility in both teaching and research. Ten faculty members have their doctoral degree and 20 faculty members are pursuing Ph. D. The department is extremely proud to have a VTU recognized research center and 17 research scholars in our institution and others are pursuing Ph. D. in different recognized institutions.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering shall be a renowned center for quality education and research, creating competent engineers to serve the society


  • To impart principles and applications of mechanical engineering through effective teaching-learning methods, competent staff and best-in class infrastructure
  • To promote industry-institute interaction for mutual benefits
  • To foster quality research environment in key areas
  • To inculcate professional ethics, leadership qualities and entrepreneurial skills
Dr. G V Naveen Prakash
Professor and Head B.E, M. Tech, Ph. D

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Semester Subject Code Subject Link
IV 18MEL47A Material Testing Lab
18MEL47B Mech. Measurements and Metrology Lab
VI 17MEL67 Heat Transfer Lab
17MEL68 Modeling and Analysis Lab

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    Course Duration (years)
    Students Placed in the last 3 years

    Program Educational Objectives (PEO’s)

    Graduates of the program will:

    PEO1. Apply the necessary mathematical and scientific knowledge as well as managerial and Mechanical Engineering procedures to analyze and solve real world problems within their work

    PEO2. Innovate, adopt and contribute to technologies and systems in the key domains of
    Mechanical Engineering

    PEO3. Communicate effectively as members and leaders of multicultural and multidisciplinary teams

    PEO4. Be sensitive to professional and societal contexts and committed to ethical action

    Program specific outcomes (PSO)

    Students graduating from the Department of Mechanical Engineering will

    PSO1. Apply principles of machine design, manufacturing, thermal engineering and management to
    identify, formulate and solve real life problems in various fields of engineering
    PSO2. Use professional engineering practices and strategies for the development, operation and
    maintenance of mechanical systems/processes

    Program Outcomes (PO’s) based on NBA graduate attributes

    Engineering Graduates will be able to:

    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, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling 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 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 Multi-disciplinary environments.
    12. Lifelong learning: Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological change.

    Teaching Staff

    Dr. G V Naveen Prakash
    Professor and Head B.E, M. Tech, Ph. D
    Dr. B Sadashive Gowda
    Professor and Prinicipal B.E, M.E, Ph.D (IISc), MISTE
    Dr. G B Krishnappa
    Professor and Dean (R & D) BE, ME, Ph. D
    Dr. L J Sudev
    Professor and Dean (TAP) B.E, M. Tech, Ph. D
    Dr. B C Ashok
    Associate Professor B.E, M. Tech, Ph. D
    Dr. K B Vinay
    Associate Professor B.E, M. Tech, Ph. D
    Dr. S A Mohan Krishna
    Associate Professor B.E, M. Tech, Ph. D
    Dr. K S Ravi
    Associate Professor & PG Coordinator B.E, M. Tech, Ph. D
    Dr. Khalid Imran
    Associate Professor B.E, M. Tech, Ph. D
    N Jayashankar
    Associate Professor B.E, M. Tech
    Thammegowda C S
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech
    Y P Mamatha
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech
    Dr. Naveen Ankegowda
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech, Ph. D.,
    B B Ganesha
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Arunkumar K N
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Dr. Rishi J P
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech, Ph. D.,
    Chandan V
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Vinod B
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Dr. Arun C Dixit U
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech, Ph. D
    Muthuraju N P
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Shivashankar R
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Amruth E
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Hemanth Kumar K J
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Balu Vijay S N
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Raghu N
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Srinivasa D
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Gurudatt H M
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Dr. Nithyananda B S
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech, Ph. D
    Rajesh Kumbara S K
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Bhanu Prakash M J
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Praveen Kumara B M
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Rakshith Gowda D S
    Assistant Professor B.E, M. Tech,
    Sudharshan N
    Assistant Professor B.E, M.Tech.,
    Akshay S Bhat
    Assistant Professor B.E, M.Tech.,
    Shreyas M
    Assistant Professor B.E, M.Tech.,
    Puneeth H S
    Assistant Professor B.E, M.Tech.,
    Kiran Kumar G R
    Assistant Professor B.E, M.Tech.,
    Dushyanthkumar G L
    Assistant Professor B.E, M.Tech.,
    Vinayaka G.P
    Assistant Professor B.E, MTech.
    Bharath P
    Assistant Professor B.E, MTech.,
    Praveen Yadav T R
    Assistant Professor B.E, M.Tech.

    Non-Teaching Staff

    M N Mallesh
    Foreman Diploma
    Yamuna S V
    Instructor Diploma
    Shiva Kumar M
    Instructor B E
    Kumar K
    Instructor B E
    Satish Kumar
    Instructor Diploma
    Nagesh N
    Assistant Instructor B E
    Satish K R
    Assistant Instructor ITI (Fitter)
    H S Nagendra
    Assistant Instructor ITI (Turner)
    Jagadeesha D R
    Mechanic ITI (Fitter)
    Mahadeva P
    Senior Mechanic
    Ananda M
    Mechanic ITI (Fitter)
    Shivakumar H S

    Past Events

    Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical Engineering

    Year Wise Placements

    See the list of campus selected students in the previous years below:

    Campus selected students (2015-16 to till date)

    Research & Development

    Our Mechanical Engineering department is good for research excellence and home to some of the well-known research workers. Our focus area of research work helps in solving real-world problems through a huge network of partnerships and collaborations. The breadth and interdisciplinary nature of our research sparks imaginative and inventive insights and solutions.

    There are about 9 research supervisors in our department and 26 research scholars.

    Research Supervisor and Their Scholars
    Sl. No. Name of the Research Supervisor and Their Scholars Dept Year of Registration Internal External Remarks
    Dr B Sadashive Gowda ME
    1 Muthuraju N P 2014 1
    2 Hemanth Kumar K J 2015 1
    3 Jnanesh M 2015 1
    4 Raghavendra D 2016 1
    5 Mohamed Masri 2017 1
    6 Praveen Kumara B M 2017 1
    7 Chethan G D 2017 1
    Dr G B Krishnappa
    1 Arunkumar K N 2014 1
    2 Raghu .N 2015 1
    3 Arun Kumar C 2015 1
    4 Shashi Kumar G 2016 1
    5 Chandan V 2017 1
    6 Rohith S 2018 1
    Dr L J Sudev
    1 Vinod B 2013 1
    2 Amruth E 2014 1
    3 Balu Vijay S N 2015 1
    4 Prabhanjan V 2017 1
    5 Prashanth D 2018 1
    Dr Naveen prakash G V
    1 Ganesh B B 2013 1
    2 Anand 2013 1
    3 Nithyananda B S 2014 1
    4 Krupesh K S 2015 1
    5 Shivashankar R 2016 1
    6 Shrinivasa D 2016 1
    Dr Vinay K B
    1 Shreyas M 2017 1
    2 Bharath P 2018 1
    Total 12 14
    G Total 26
    Universal Testing Machine

    Research Scholar Details

    Fully Integrated Universal Testing Machine including

    1. +/-50kN Self Reacting Vertical Load Frame with
    2. LPM power pack includes
      1. Operating pressure of 210bar
      2. Operates on single phase/ three phase 230V power supply
      3. Safety interlocks for the power pack
      4. Ports and adaptors to connect Hydraulic lift and clamp cylinders
      5. External cooling tower.
    3. Digital Servo Controller including/ensuring type
    4. General purpose application software capable of
      1. Performing Static Test
      2. Performing Dynamic Test
      3. Performing Multi Step Programming
      4. Export data to Excel format and plot graph
    Bottom Pouring Type Stir Casting Machine (Al-Mg)

    A special designed furnace in which pouring of melt into the mould happens from its bottom through a remote control switch. This type of furnace does not require the user to lift and pour the melt into the mould.

    Rapid Prototyping Lab

    Our department also host a RAPID PROTOTYPING LAB. The purpose of the RP Lab is to allow students access to current manufacturing technologies in their course work, independent projects, and research. The RP Lab is used heavily by courses in the engineering mechanics and mechanical engineering curriculum. This technology is capable of printing out concepts and ideas into Three-Dimensional (3D) physical models. This additive manufacturing technique allows us to build complex geometries and shapes with ease which is otherwise very difficult or impossible to be produced using conventional manufacturing techniques. Lab consists of Digital Light Processing 3d Printer, Dual Extruder, Matter & Form.

    Industry Academia Board

    Sl. No. Name Designation Organization Member
       1. Dr. G V Naveen Prakash Professor & Head Department of Mechanical Engineering, VVCE, Mysuru Chairman
       2. Dr. G B Krishnappa Professor &

    Dean (R&D)

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, VVCE, Mysuru Member
       3. Dr. Sudev L J Professor &

    Dean (TAP)

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, VVCE, Mysuru Member
       4. Dr. Vinay K B Associate Professor & IQAC Coordinator Department of Mechanical Engineering, VVCE, Mysuru Member Secretary
       5. Dr. Narendranath S Professor and Head Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal Member
       6. Dr. Rajeswara Rao K V S Associate Professor Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, R V College of Engineering, Bengaluru Member
       7. Mr. Vikram Hebbar Deputy General Manager JK Tyres Pvt. Ltd, Mysuru Member
       8. Mr. Shivakumar R Senior General Manager Operations and Factory Manager, Automotive Axles, Mysuru Member
       9. Mr. Bhanu N Deputy Project Manager RMP / BARC, Mysuru Member

    Meeting Proceedings

    IAB meeting was held on 02.02.19. Representatives from reputed industries and academic institutions discussed the ways to further improve the quality of education imparted at the institute.


    Sl. No. Semester Subject Code Subject Name
    4 18MEL37A Material Testing Lab
    5 18MEL38A Workshop & Machine Shop Practice
    6 18MEL37 B Mechanical Measurements And Metrology Lab
    7 18MEL38B Foundry, Forging & Welding Lab
    8 V 17MEL57 Fluid Mechanics & Machinery Lab
    9 17MEL58 Energy Lab
    11 17MEL68 Modeling and Analysis Lab
    13 15MEL78 CIM LAB

    Basic Workshop

    Mechanical Engineering Workshop is a place where students acquire knowledge on the operation of various processes involved in manufacturing and production. The Workshop Practice course makes students competent in handling practical work in engineering environment.

    Major Equipment’s /Machines in the Lab

    1. Air Cooled Welding Machine
    2. Oil Cooled Welding Machine
    3. Drilling Machine
    4. Grinding Machine

    Floor Area: 203 Sq.m

    CAED Lab

    Computer-aided engineering drawing is a technique where engineering drawings are produced with the assistance of a computer along with manual drawing and it is only the graphical means of representing a design.

    Major Equipment’s /Machines in the Lab

    1. 80 DELL Computers Systems(TFT)
    2. IBM Server
    3. Multimedia Projector
    4. A4 Printer
    5. Software : Solid edge

    Floor Area: 221 Sq.m

    Metallography and Material Testing Laboratory

    In this lab students are made to understand material properties through laboratory experiments

    Major Equipment’s /Machines in the Lab

    1. Universal Testing Machine of 60 MT Capacities.
    2. Torsion Testing Machine
    3. Fatigue Testing Machine
    4. Impact Testing Machine (Izod & Charpy)
    5. Hardness Testing Machine (Vicker’s & Rockwell’s)
    6. Ultrasonic Flaw Detector
    7. Magnetic Crack Detector
    8. Die Penetrant Test Kit

    Floor Area: 89 Sq.m


    To equip the students with general and practical knowledge in field of molding mixture preparation, molds, castings production and with the methods of solving of technological and metallurgical problems at the level of recent knowledge of the branch.

    Major Equipment’s /Machines in the Lab

    1. Permeability test on foundry sand
    2. Universal Sand Testing Machine
    3. Sieve Analysis Testing Machine

    Floor Area: 133 Sq.m

    Machine Shop

    Machine shop work is generally understood to include all cold-metal work by which an operator using power driven equipment to remove a portion of the metal and shapes it to some specified form or size.

    Major Equipment’s /Machines in the Lab

    1. CNC Lathe
    2. Conventional engine Lathes
    3. Radial Drilling Machine
    4. Milling Machines
    5. Shapers

    Floor Area: 270 Sq.m

    Forging Lab

    To provide students with the knowledge and necessary skills to perform forging operations

    Major Equipment’s /Machines in the Lab

    1. Al-Mg Stir Casting Equipment
    2. LPG Furnaces with accessories (2 nos)
    3. 5 HP Blower
    4. Anvils
    5. Conventional forges
    6. Cupola Furnace

    Floor Area: 111 Sq.m

    Fluid Mechanics & Machinery Lab

    Fluid mechanics and Fluid machines labs have all new comprehensive experimental set ups catering to the requirements of curriculum. The laboratories cater to the needs of mechanical students in the subject of fluid mechanics and fluid machines. It strengthens and broadens the students’ knowledge of incompressible fluid mechanics.

    Major Equipment’s /Machines in the Lab

    1. Francis Turbine
    2. Kaplan Turbine
    3. Pelton Wheel
    4. Reciprocating & Centrifugal Pump Test Rigs
    5. Reciprocating Compressor
    6. Centrifugal Blower.

    Floor Area: 133 Sq.m

    Energy Conversion Lab

    This lab will help students to see how energy can be converted from one form to another. Students will observe the loss in useful energy as a result of such a conversion and measure the efficiency for such conversions.

    Major Equipment’s /Machines in the Lab

    1. Viscometers (Redwood, Saybolt & Torsion)
    2. Bomb & Boys Calorimeter
    3. Flash & Fire point experimental setup
    4. Carbon Residue test setup
    5. stroke Diesel Engine Test Rig
    6. 2 Stroke Petrol Engine Test Rig
    7. Multi Cylinder Petrol Engine
    8. Variable Compression Petrol Engine
    9. Planimeter

    Floor Area: 69 Sq.m

    Heat & Mass Transfer Lab

    This laboratory course will reinforce the students’ understanding of the analysis of applications pertaining to Heat and Mass Transfer through suitably designed experiments.

    Major Equipment’s /Machines in the Lab

    1. Thermal Conductivity of Insulating Powder, Metal Bar, Lagged Pipe, Composite Walls.
    2. Emissivity Test rig
    3. Heat Exchanger
    4. Free & Forced Convection Test Rigs
    5. Pin Fin Test Rig
    6. Refrigeration and Air conditioning Test Rigs
    7. Critical Heat Flux
    8. Stefan Boltzmann apparatus

    Floor Area: 100 Sq.m

    CIM & CAMA Lab

    The objective of this lab is to introduce computerized manufacturing systems and modeling analysis to the Mechanical Engineering students.

    Major Equipment’s /Machines in the Lab

    1. 20 DELL Computer Systems(TFT)
    2. 20 Intel Core 2 Duo Computers
    3. Modeling and Analysis Software:
    4. Catia, Ansys, Cadem, AMESIM

    Floor Area: 76 Sq.m

    Design Lab

    To demonstrate the concepts discussed in Design of Machine Elements, Mechanical Vibrations & Dynamics of Machines courses.

    Major Equipment’s /Machines in the Lab

    1. Journal Bearing Test Rig
    2. Polariscope
    3. Spring Mass System
    4. Hartnell Governor Test Rig
    5. Balancing of Rotating Masses
    6. FFT Analyzer
    7. Strip Mass System
    8. Gyroscope

    Floor Area: 83 Sq.m

    Seminar Hall

    Seminar Hall equipped with AC and audio visual equipment

    Class Rooms

    The department complex hosts classrooms of various sizes from a large seminar hall to small tutorial rooms. Booking of regular lecture slots is done by the department academic office. Faculty and certain other officers can book free slots for additional lectures or other academic activity. Each classroom is well equipped with blackboard, LED projectors, lecture capture cameras and good seating arrangements for students. Departmental library, Seminar Hall, lift, 24*7 Wi-Fi facilities & one common room for boys are the highlights of the department.

    Tutorial Rooms equipped with multimedia Projectors , CCTV & impartus Video Lecture recording

    HOD’s Room, Faculty Rooms & Department Office

    Department Library

    Established Dept. Library to cater the needs of students with more than 1000+ volumes

    Additional Facilities

    Rapid Prototyping Lab:

    Sl. No. Name of the Equipment Specification Reason (s) for creating facility Areas in which students are expected to have enhanced learning Relevance to PO’s & PSO’s
    1 3-D Printer (FDM) Make: Think 3D

    Flash Forge Dreamer Dual Extruder

    1. For better understanding & conceptualization of Rapid Prototyping Technique (Elective
      Subject: Rapid Prototyping:10ME837).
    2. To demonstrate the process of Reverse Engineering.
    3. Research on Rapid Prototyping topics
    4. Manufacturing of small specific parts required for student project.
    5. To provide hands on experience through conducting workshops.
    1. Rapid Prototyping
    2. Additive Manufacturing Techniques.
    3. 3-D Scanning of complete shaped parts.
    4. Concept of Reverse Engineering.
    PO1, PO3, PO4, PO5, PO9, PO11, PO12


    PSO1, PSO2

    2 3-D Printer (SLA) Make: Think 3D

    Flash forge Hunter DLP 3D Printer

    3 3-D Scanner Make: Think 3D

    Matter & Form

    Fabrication Shop:

    SL NO PARTICULARS Reason(s) for creating Facility Areas in Which students expected to have enhanced learning Relevance to PO’s & PSO’s
    1 Work bench (4’x8’) 1. To help students in timely completion of the project work.

    2. Fabrication of models required for attending competitions.

    3. To create models for enhanced learning.

    1. Use of hand tools.

    2. Metal Joining Process.

    PO1, PO3, PO4, PO9, PO11, PO12


    PSO1, PSO2

    ISHRAE LAB(Industrial Additional Lab Facility, Mysuru chapter)

    1. Showcasing and demonstration of various components related to Refrigeration and Air conditioning.
    2. Gaining of engineering knowledge and arousing interest in the field of Refrigeration and Air conditioning

    CLIC (Collaborative Learning and Innovation Center)

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering in collaboration with Dassault Systems, France and EDS Technologies, Bengaluru, proudly announces the launch of Collaborative Learning and Innovation Center (CLIC).

    This Center aims to enhance the knowledge and skill of Mechanical Engineering students in different design domains, by the virtue of which students can be better engineers so as to serve the society and the nation.ning and Innovation Center)

    M.Tech In Machine Design

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering is offering a postgraduate program in Machine design since 2013 and has state-of-the-art laboratories. These laboratories not only satisfy the curriculum requirements of the students, but also provides opportunities to carry-out the research activities. The facility includes Collaborative Learning and Innovation Centre (CLIC), Bio-diesel Research and Demonstration Centre (BRDC), Micro Vickers Hardness Testing Machine, Transesterification unit to produce Bio diesel, Universal Testing Machine for testing of composites materials at low and high temperature, Wear testing machine to study tribological behaviour of composites materials, Impact Testing Machine for testing of composites materials, Aeromodelling Lab and Stir Casting Unit.

    Qualified and experienced faculty members from all specializations of mechanical engineering are rendering their services in the department. Ten faculty members have doctoral degree and seventeen faculty members are pursuing Ph.D. The department is exceedingly proud to have a VTU recognized research centre and research scholars from various institutions are pursuing Ph.D.

    The department encourages the students to participate in entrepreneurial activities and Incubation centre is extended to the student start-ups for free of cost. Mini-project and idea generation competitions are held to promote innovation. A number of professionals from Academia and Industry are invited to deliver technical talks.

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      Department of Mechanical Engineering
      Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering
      P.B.No.206, Gokulam III Stage,
      Mysuru – 570002, Karnataka, INDIA
      Phone: 0821 4276260
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