The department is approved as a RESEARCH CENTER by ANNA UNIVERSITY for doing M.S and Doctoral programs.

The Department is PERMANENTLY AFFILIAITED by the ANNA UNIVERSITY due to the excellent facilities.

Dr.Natteri.M.Sudharsan, Professor, Department of mechanical engineering has been selected as Fellow of ASME for his outstanding achievements. He is one among the 3000 fellows all over the world.

The department has a privilege of getting a DST project worth of 18 lacs to set up a lab to develop and test tyre pyrolysis oil. It aims at developing an alternative method to extract oil from waste tyres by pyrolysis process and testing the oil for its feasibility as a potential fuel for automobiles.

The department is actively involved in various consultancy projects like Namakkal Transport carriers, Saint Gobain Glass, MTAB industries and TTK Healthcare. A total amount of more than 5 lacs was generated from the consultancy work.

The students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering got placed in various core companies such as Ashok Leyland, L&T, KONE elevators, Schwing sttetter, Hyundai, DELL and also in IT companies such as TCS, Wipro. More than 80% of students get placed in various companies every year.

A training lab for automotive testing is jointly set up in association with Bosch to train the students in automotive components. The students are exposed to the recent trends in automotive sector.

MODROBS is a scheme under the AICTE sponsorship which aims at modernizing the lab and removal obsolescence. Under this scheme, the FMS lab was equipped with state-of-the-art ASRS, AGV and Machine vision system. The Thermal lab is equipped with CVTR to conduct experiments on IC Engine.

Automotive Student Orientation Programme is a 30 days residential programme conducted for the students. This programme aims at developing Industry specific skills for the students. The students are trained by experts from automotive industries such as WABCO-TVS & SAE INDIA. Experts from SAE southern division conduct classes in this course.

The Department of mechanical engineering conducts Skill Enhancement training programme for the workers ( Women Employees ) of MANDO Brakes, Irungattukottai, Chennai. This program aims at providing the fundamental skills of Mechanical engineering to the employees with other than mechanical specialization. The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) provides the certificates for the workers after successful completion of the 2 year course.

Every academic year the students were provided a certification training program by the industry experts in CATIA and ANSYS. People from EDS Technologies, Bangalore are giving training in CATIA. Ansys training is given by ProCAE solutions, Chennai.

Faculty member from the department have undergone sabbatical training at TVS-Lucas to update and exposed to real time Industrial knowledge.

The department faculty members are actively involved in the project in Machine Vision under TIFAC-CORE

Various activities are organized through students chapters of various live professional society bodies like ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineering), NIQR (National Institute for Quality and Reliability), SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), ISHRAE (Indian society of heating Refrigeration & Air conditioning Engineers) and IIW (Indian Institute of Welding).

The faculty members of Mechanical Engineering have published more than 50 papers in various International Journals, National Journals, International and National Conferences. More than 20 papers published in High Impact factor journals.

INGENIOUS (Clever original and Inventive)
INGENIOUS is a National Level Design Contest conducted by the Department every year. A total of 1047 students participated in the Ingenious'14. This event is mainly aimed at showcasing and sharing the young talent. Students from various institutes from different part of the country including from Mumbai and kerala attended last year’s event.

A Total of 7 FDP’s were conducted during last 3 years. Out of which 2 programs are sponsored by Anna University and 2 programs are sponsored by AICTE and 3 FDP’s sponsored by IIT-B & IIT-G. FDP’s were organized on various topics includes Industrial Robotics and programming, Finite Element Analysis, Engineering Materials and Metallurgy, Thermodynamics, Engineering Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Robotics and CNC Programming.

An International conference on Surface Engineering for Research and Industrial Applications was conducted in association with International Union for Surface Finishing (IUSF) & Singapore Surface Engineering Association (SSEA). Delegates from various countries presented their scientific findings in the conference.

Conference gives the opportunity to learn and share the latest research findings by the researchers. We conduct paper presentation by the academia every year as part of Ingenious. Also the department conducted International conferences on Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Optimization techniques in Engineering and SERIA'13.

INGENIOUS (Clever original and Inventive)
INGENIOUS is a National Level Design Contest conducted by the Department every year. It is conducted in 2014 ,2015 and 2017 in a successful manner. A 1000+ students participated actively. This event is mainly aimed at showcasing and sharing the young talent. Students from various institutes from different part of the country including from Mumbai and Kerala attended in this events.

NCRAC, Oct 2015
The 4thNational Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning(NCRAC) was conducted in our Rajalakshmi Engineering College.The conference offers an excellent opportunity to exchange information amongst researchers working in academic institutions, R & D organizations to present and publish research findings and interact with experts. The fourth biennial conference is jointly organized by Mechanical Engineering Department.Rajalakshmi Engineering College and IIT Madras. The essence of the program is the key delivery lectures by various significant dignitaries with which each and every participant would understand the vision with clarity.

RAMS, April 2017
A National Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical Science (RAMS 2017) was conducted in our Rajalakshmi Engieering College.The conference aims to provide a platform to discuss the latest trends and ongoing research and share/disseminate the knowledge, thereby popularizing the subject amongst budding engineers and scientist.

TQM Cell
The department practices TQM concepts such as Kaizen for continuous improvement and 5S for workspace organization. Various activities have been initiated under this cell and successfully implemented many industrial practices in the laboratories. This also makes the students to get exposed to industrial practices.

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