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Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at VAAGADEVI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (AN AUTONOMOUS INSTTITUTION) .We started our journey in the year of 2009 . Over the last nine years, we have grown our expertise and competence in the core Mechanical Engineering curriculum and research. We have a strong undergraduate program in mechanical engineering, including a B. Tech.and , M. Tech. program. At the postgraduate level, we offer only M. Tech. (THERMAL STREAM) Our goal for undergraduate students is to give them a high-quality engineering education that includes hands-on experience. Each of our faculty members is ready and willing to work in their research specialty with capable students on individual projects. Our faculty have major areas of research like thermal and design systems. In all research areas strongly support the growing automotive and manufacturing economy in the state and the region.

The department came in to being in the year 2009. The un-tired efforts of the predecessors had brought in highly integrated and motivated staff strength and an excellent working atmosphere. The department today has comprises of sophisticated laboratory and workshop facilities ensuring on par with standards of global technical education.

The department is presently headed by me since 2013. The department, as on date has 40 dedicated and experienced staff members with 4 doctoral degree holders and the remaining with their PG qualifications. The staff members have more than 10 years of teaching and research experience. Currently, the department is offering B.TECH course in mechanical engineering and post graduations in M.TECH (THERMAL ENGINEERING). The department has well furnished class rooms and an air conditioned seminar hall.

Dr. P. Srinivasulu M.Tech, Ph.D

Head, Mechanical Department

INTRODUCTION

Mechanical Engineering department commenced offering UG programme B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering in the year 2009 with an initial intake of 60 students, which was enhanced to 120 students in the year 2012 and to 180 in the year 2013. In the year 2014, the Institute became autonomous and current intake of the department is 180. The department is also offering one PG programme M.TECH Thermal Engineering with an intake of 24. The Department has requisite number of faculty members, striving to incorporate excellence in theory, practice and research. Undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering at Vaagdevi college of engineering start with the innovative, integrated and well designed curriculum structure which gives students a solid foundation in core disciplines like mechanics, manufacturing, and thermal systems, together with essential areas of mathematics and physical sciences. Throughout the curriculum, design courses, laboratory courses, and project courses allow students to acquire a taste for the complex task of designing, analyzing, and building a device.

Experienced and dedicated faculty more than 10% of them is holding Doctorates. Diversified specializations, and experienced supporting staff. Faculty members published significant number of research papers in national and international journals, conferences. Conducted Workshops and FDP’s in advanced mechanical engineering concepts. Equipped with wide range of CAD/CAM software like CATIA, CREO, ANSYS, AUTOCAD, FLEXSIM etc. to cater to the UG/PG programmes for design, modeling and analysis of engineering products and research projects. Having a digital library to support faculty and students as a support for projects and research by providing access to E-Journals, E-Books, text books and project reports. Facilitated to manufacture complex parts with CNC Lathes and CNC Milling machine apart from machine shop and workshop to carry out student and faculty research projects. Conducts training & Certification Courses in order to impart Skill development and enhance employability.

Department Placement Profile

Our department always focuses towards placements with the aim of nurturing strong and continuous partnership between the industries and Institution. It creates and maintains relations with industries for effective exchange of knowledge between the Institution and the industries. This office is entrusted with the duty of interacting with the industries to increase the employment opportunities of the students and to increase their “real world” awareness. Practical training and placements of the all students are coordinated by a team of placement members. Its major functions of the office are:

  • Facilitate the participation of industry representatives in the academic process by way of arranging industrial lectures
  • Foster Institution – industry exchange programs including student internships
  • Coordinating placement related activities
  • Coordinate training activities for the students (both soft skills and technical skills)
  • Facilitate the filing of patents origin of original research carried out by faculties
  • Formal licensing to the industry of Institution – generated patents and technologies
  • Arranging the use of Institution facilities by the industry

Offering information, advice, guidance and job-seeking support for students are considered as the important activities of this team. Career Advisers are available to discuss ideas and plans and students are encouraged to attend the wide range of talks, information fairs and recruitment events offered.

Office of Corporate Relations, along with the concerned Departments and Centers of the Institution, gets actively involved in the following activities:

Industry Collaborations

  • Identifying the Industries and the type of collaboration.
  • Formulation of the MoU.
  • Identifying industry representatives for various advisory groups of the Institution.
  • Coordination with industry for direct recruitment of the top ranking students.
  • Identifying and inviting industries for campus recruitment.
  • Assessing the skill set requirements.
  • Reviewing every recruitment process and giving recommendations for subsequent recruitments
  • Maintaining updated students profile
  • Coordination of campus recruitment activity

Training

  • Identifying organization for industrial training and placement activities
  • Co-ordination of Industrial Visits, In-plant Training and Project Work
  • Promoting career counseling
  • Organizing personality development programs.
  • Facilitating students who attend various symposiums, conferences, workshops, etc.

Consultancy

  • Promoting testing services
  • Facilitating consultancy services offered by our placement team.

HIGHER STUDIES

Engineering education is typically accompanied by additional post graduate examinations and supervised training as the requirements for a professional engineering license. The length of education, and training to qualify as a basic professional engineer is typical 2–5 years with 6–9 years for an engineer that takes responsibility for major projects.

There are many engineering aspirants who go abroad for higher studies every year. The foreign education provides them with the best opportunities as compared to the engineering colleges in India. However, one major concern for the students is the finance. One best way to solve the financial issue in studying abroad is scholarships. There are a wide range of scholarships for engineering courses in various universities and countries. The major scholarships for engineering students RECOMMENDED BY OUR DEPARTMENT are listed below:

MAJOR ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS
  • HEINRICH BOLL SCHOLARSHIPS IN GERMANY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - The scholarship is offered to international students who study in any state recognized University or institute in Germany.
  • HEINRICH FOUNDATION - Number of scholarships: 950 (for both Germans and international students). 5/6th of the scholarships are for undergraduate and postgraduate students and 1/6th are for PhD students.
    Scholarship Value: 750 DOLLARS per month for Masters students and 1000 DOLLARS per month for PhD students
  • GHENT SCHOLARSHIPS IN BELGIUM FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - The scholarships are awarded for students who study in Ghent University. Awarding body: University of Ghent in Belgium.
    Number of Scholarships: 10
    Scholarship Value: an allowance of 1000 DOLLARS per month and the yearly tuition fee with a maximum 80 DOLLARS
  • MONBUKAGAKUSHO SCHOLARSHIP These scholarships are given to international students who study undergraduate programmes in any of the Japanese universities.
    Awarding Body: ministry of education, culture, sports, science, and technology (mext), japanese government.
    Scholarship Value: 117,000 yen/month
  • FACULTY FOR THE FUTURE DOCTORAL AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE The fellowships are given to women candidates from the developing countries to do PhD or post doctoral studies.
    Awarding Body: Schlumberger Foundation
    Scholarship Value: USD 25,000 to 50,000.

One of the major benefits of a degree in management is that multiple job avenues open-up for an individual. Every department in an organization, be it the sales, operation, human resource or operations department requires MBAs to handle the management side of the work. Such a wide-scale applicability for MBA graduates means that numerous options exist for them in terms of the sectors they want to work in. Some of the business sectors where MBAs are frequently hired are:The demand for engineers is generally pretty high at all times. This is because they form a vital part of the educated and skilled workforce of any country. With every country persistently engaged in the processes of development and improvement, there are thousands of areas where engineering knowledge is required. An M.Tech degree has the dual advantage as it opens up the avenues of twin careers of a professional engineer as well as a managerial role.

COURSES

B. Tech Mechanical Engineering

The department of Mechanical Engineering was started in the year 2009. The department offers B.Tech program in Mechanical Engineering. At present the department intake capacity is 180 students per year in the B.Tech level. The department has competent and committed faculty members drawn from industry, practicing professionals and academicians to enhance the delivery of academic programs.

The department has evolved a comprehensive student-centric learning approach, designed to add significant value to the learner's understanding in an integrated manner through workshops, lab sessions, assignments, training, seminars, projects and independent study. The hands-on training offered our CAD/CAM training in latest design software brings in a formal method of familiarizing with the industrial practices helps the students to apply their class room knowledge to live industrial situations.

M. Tech Thermal Engineering

This programme is designed to enable the students to develop expertise in both theory and design of Thermal Systems, Energy Systems and Energy Management. The students also learn to simulate various fluid, thermal and energy systems using different computational tools. They also do experiments to test various thermal and energy systems.

This programme offers many career options for the youngsters in both public and private sector involved in production of energy, design and production of thermal systems and energy systems. They will also get opportunities to join various Research and Development organizations. This prog ramme also includes courses on Micro Flows and Micro/Nano Heat Transfer which are of great importance in electronic equipment design industry.

India is energy starved country and per capita consumption of energy in India is one of the lowest in the world. India faces a formidable challenge in providing adequate and efficient energy supplies to users at a reasonable cost. With an average annual growth rate of 8-9 percent, it will be a great challenge to meet the energy demand, and producing it efficiently without polluting the environment.

The opportunities after doing M.Tech. in Thermal Engineering are:
  • Can opt Technical or Teaching Fields related to Mechanical Streams.
  • Jobs can be available in Thermal Power Plants, Mechanical Analysis Engineer, Professor, Assistant Professor, Automation Engineer, Mechanical Designer and Many More.
  • Jobs in Multinational Companies like Robert Bosch, Crompton Greaves, Bajaj, Electrolux, Philips, L&T can be possible if we have a Master’s Degree in Thermal Engineering.
  • Future Scope for Thermal Engineering is awesome as it is a core branch unlike Computer Science Engineering.

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