Department of Mechanical Engineering has been recognized as a center for pursuing research programme leading to PhD degree by Anna University from 2003.
Totally around Rs. 48.65 Lakhs external funded activities was carried out by the departments under various project schemes under various bodies, viz. AICTE, Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources, Institution of Engineers – India, Government of India – Ministry of Science and Technology,University Grants Commissions, South Eastern Region, etc.
Apart from externally funded activities, the department carried out a number of projects for around Rs. 7.19 Lakhs, wholly funded by the Management of KCT.
Further few industry linked projects were successfully completed by the department. Some of them are listed below.
1. Study on the effect welding variables on dilution in Inconel 625 claddings deposited by GMAW,
2. Fabricated valve design
3. Study of weld thermal cycle, temperature distribution and cooling rates in weldments of Inconel 718 alloy,
Above projects were sponsored by M/s. Cameron, Coimbatore
4. Efficiency improvement of blowers used in ring frame installed at textile mills, Sponsored by M/s. Lakshmi Electrical Drives Ltd, Coimbatore.