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DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Vision & Mission

Vision Statement

“Our Mechanical Engineering Department strives to be recognized globally for outstanding education and research leading to well-qualified engineers, who are innovative, entrepreneurial and successful in advanced fields of engineering and research”

Mission Statement

1) Imparting quality education to the students and enhancing their skills to make them globally competitive mechanical engineers.

2) Maintaining vital, state-of-the-art research facilities to provide its students and faculty with opportunities to create, interpret, apply and disseminate knowledge.M

3) To develop linkages with world class R&D organizations and educational institutions in India and abroad for excellence in teaching, research and consultancy practices.

Program Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program at Arignar Anna Institute of Science and Technology has the following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

A. Practice mechanical engineering in a broad range of industries

B. Pursue advanced education, research and development, and other creative and innovative efforts in science, engineering, and technology, as well as other professional careers.

C. Conduct themselves in a responsible, professional, and ethical manner.

D. Participate as leaders in their fields of expertise and in activities that support service and economic development nationally and throughout the world.

Our department periodically reviews these objectives and as part of this review process, encourages comments from all interested parties: current students, alumni, prospective students, and faculty, teaching assistants, those who hire or admit our graduates to other programs, members of related professional organizations, and colleagues from other educational institutions.

ABOUT CENTRAL WORKSHOP

Central Workshop is the one of the oldest and largest division of Mechanical Engineering. It has the machineries and facilities to cater the needs of undergraduate and post graduate students to carryout research in the field of Manufacturing and Materials Science and Engineering. It provides infrastructure facilities for conducting laboratory courses in interdisciplinary areas, carrying out undergraduate project works and consultancy works. Over the years, Central Workshop facilities have been used by research scholars from the University Departments, Affiliated Colleges and Industries extensively.

Areas of Interest

High Temperature forming, Superplastic forming, ECAP, RCS, Magnetic Moulding, Metal Matrix composite, Squeeze casting, FSW, Welding Metallurgy, Diffusion Welding, Nanomaterials, CNT, Nano Composite, Biomaterials, Tribology, Microwave processing, NDT, FEM, CAD/CAM, Modelling of machining pro-cess, Supply Chain Management, Lean Manufacturing Optimization, Micro machining –EDM, ECM, Cryo Machining, Composite Machining, Pulse wave form generator, Hydraulic & Pneumatics, Automation

The central workshop consists of the following laboratories

  •   Basic Manufacturing Laboratory (carpentry, fitting, foundry, welding, smithy and sheet metal)
  •   Machine shop
  •   CAM Laboratory
  •   Mechatronics Laboratory
  •   Electrical Engineering Practice Laboratory
  •   Civil Engineering Practice Laboratory
  •   Electronics Engineering Practice laboratory
  •   Computer Applications Laboratory
  •   Composite Laboratory
  •   Metrology Laboratory
  •   Thermal Laboratory

INDUSTRIAL VISIT

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – III YEAR

B.E (2012-16 Batch) Students of Mechanical Engineering went for an educational tour to visit various industries in and around Chennai, Tamil Nadu, during 3rd - 7th February 2015. On 3rd February, the students visited Hyundai Motors India Limited (HMIL) and viewed the body shop, assembly lines and robots. It was a wonderful opportunity for the students to visit HMIL, which is the 2nd largest automobile manufacturer and leading exporter in our country. The same day, in the afternoon, students got a chance to visit SCHWING Stetter, a German-based company, who deals with manufacturing concrete pumps, transit mixers and related accessories.

On 4th February, the students visited Ashok Leyland, Ennore, Chennai, which is part of Hinduja group. The Ennore plant is the mother plant for Ashok Leyland and accounts for 40% of their production and manufactures vehicles and important aggregates like engines, gearboxes and axles. Heavy CNC machines were being used for the manufacture of crank and camshafts. The students were able to learn the practical applications of various machines and processes which were related to their curriculum.

Next, the students visited Brakes India Ltd., which is part of TVS group, located at Melmaruvathur. The students were fortunate enough to have detailed observation and to have minute details of various types of brakes. Brakes India Ltd., is the leading supplier of brakes and clutches to all four-wheeler manufacturers. The last day, students visited Neyveli Lignite Corporation, a "Navaratna" Government of India Enterprise. NLC operates three open cast lignite mines and uses them for their thermal power stations which have a total installed capacity of 2490 MW. The power generated from these thermal power stations, after meeting the internal requirements, is shared by the southern states viz., Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Union Territory of Puducherry.

A total of 50 students visited the above companies, accompanied by the department faculty - Mr. K.B.Rajamanickam and Mr.K.Girupha The students would like to express their heartfelt thanks and are indebted to the management of Sri Devi Karumariamman Educational Trust and the Human Resource managers of the above companies for giving them an opportunity to visit these companies.

INTERNSHIP

We have in contract with the following industries were the students get benefited during their training, Internship and project works and finally they have been subjected to satisfactory performance during the training period and many students get placed in most of the following industries after their completion of course.

  •   Hyundai (P) Ltd.,Chennai
  •   RENAULT NISSSAN (P)Ltd.,Chennai
  •   SUNDARAM BRAKES LININGS .,Chennai
  •  ASHOK LEYLAND (P)Ltd.,Ennore.

GUEST LECTURERS

In every semester great achievers are rewarded with honours by enriching their knowledge on major topics.

Dr.R.Ramesh Ph.D The Dean of Mechanical Engineering Department from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering has delivered his lecture on the topic “RECENT INNOVATIONS ON TRIPOLOGY AND VIBRATIONS” on dated 17.09.2015

EVENTS

To encourage the administrative capacity and coordination between the students every year we conducted a symposium. Previous year we conducted a “INTERNATIONAL LEVEL TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM – MAROE2K15 (MECHANICAL ARE THE RULERS OF ENGINEERS)”.It was conducted to bring forth competitive knowledge among students from various colleges.