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Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering is considered to be one of the most diverse and versatile of the engineering disciplines. Mechanical Engineering contributes to modern standard of living and almost all products of modern life have contributions from mechanical engineers. The faculty members in the department are actively involved in academic and sponsored research to solve various fundamental as well as applied problems.
We are offering programs at different levels namely B.E. (Mechanical Engineering), M.E. (Design Engineering) and Ph.D. The objective of these programs is to create well trained, imaginative and research focused workforce for the country. An emphasis is laid on inculcating the high order research and thinking skills in the students. The department make efforts to continuously enhance teaching-learning environment through using best practices and innovations in pedagogy. 
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Research Overview: Faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Department are actively involved in research and teaching. Research is carried out in the department at two levels:

(i)   Institute fellowship for fundamental problems. 
(ii)  Externally sponsored projects for applied problems.
  • To address fundamental issues in the areas of mechanics, manufacturing and thermal engineering. 
  • To solve industry-relevant, application-oriented and time-bound problems. 
  • To increase the overall intellectual output in terms of publications in peer reviewed conferences, journals and patents.
  • To enhance the collaborative and sponsored research by submitting proposals to various National and International funding agencies.
  • To enhance the quality of instructions by integrating research in pedagogy through active learning components.
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Admission to Ph.D Programme

Applications are invited for admission to Ph.D Programmes(for Second semester 2016-2017).
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Electives - 2nd Semester 2016-17

Elective courses offered in the second semester 2016-17 click here
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FDTA - 2nd Semester 2016-17

Applications are invited for FDTA`s (for Second semester 2016-2017).
Click here to fill the details & submit your filled up application form. Form is available in the side menu.
Courses where FDTA are required:
Sl No Course No Course Name Nature of Assignment No of FDTAs required
1 ME F341 Prime Movers & Fluid Machines Assisting in the Lab 6
2 MEF 244 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines Assisting in Graphical problem solving 4
3 MEF 313 Production Techniques-II Assisting in the Lab in CNC, Pneumatics and Machining sections 4
4 MEF343 MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS Assisting in the tutorial 3
5 MEF215 Mechanical Engineering Lab Assisting in the Lab 3
6 BITS F110 Engineering Graphics Assisting in lab instruction 12
7 ME F241 Machine Design & Drawing Lab:Tutorial::6:2 8
8 MEF 344 Engg Optimization Assisting in problems
9 BITS F111 Thermodynamics Assisting in the tutorial 8


Applications are invited from suitable candidates for Junior Research Fellow (JRF) to work on a industry sponsored project.

Title of the project: Study of Lubricant and Application Method for Enhanced Surface Finish and Reduced Draw Load on Cold Drawn Steel Tubes.
Last Date to apply: 14/08/2017 Click here for more details.
Prof. Pravin Singru was invited to deliver keynote address on the topic "Interdisciplinary Research: Sensors in Pediatric ICU" along with Dr. Deopujari, Child Hospital, Nagpur in18th National Conference on Pediatric Critical Care, organized by IAP-Intensive Care Chapter, Mumbai on 12th November 2016. Click here for more details. 
Indian Institute of Metals | Goa Chapter inagurated on Sunday, 25th September-2016. Click here for more details
Prof. D M Kulkarni attended 3rd International Conference of Biotribology (ICoBT) 2016, held during 11-15-Sept, 2016 in Imperial College of London and organized by Elsevier. click here
Dr. Gaurav Singh attended the 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM 2016) at Montreal, Canada during Aug 21-26, 2016. Click here for more details
Dr. Ranjit Patil was session Co-chair in the ASME POWER & ENERGY CONFERENCE 2016 held during 26-30th June, 2016 at Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. 
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Dr. Sachin Waigaonkar visited Poznan University of Technology, Poland under the university immersion Programme of BITS Pilani in summer term of 2015-2016. click here 
Dr. Varinder Singh was invited to participate in the symposium of Global Learning Council held at National University of Singapore at Singapore during during 12th-13th April, 2016.  Click here for more details

Project Sanctioned

Simulation of simultaneous rock fractures at multiple scales
Funding Agency: Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India
PI: Gaurav Singh
Sanctioned Date: 10-03-2016
Duration: Three Years

List of projects offered for second semester 2016-17

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FDTA application

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