About the Department

The department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 1984. It is equipped with state-of-the-art workshops, laboratories and computing facilities. The department has highly qualified and experienced faculty members. Accredited by NBA in 2019 the Department has been recognized as a research centre by Anna University from April 2003. The faculty members actively engage in research and constantly publish papers in International and National Journals. Guest lectures and industrial visits are periodically arranged for the students to enhance their curriculum. It strives for all round excellence in students, encouraging them in all extra-curricular activities.

From the HOD’s Desk

Dr. Velmurugan C

Dr. Velmurugan C,

Professor and Head

The Department of Mechanical Engineering being one of the versatile departments of the Institute with well-equipped laboratories provides hands on training to all the students at under graduate, post graduate and PhD levels. The Department lays emphasis primarily on preparing the students to accomplish focused expertise in areas of their choice. It helps in transforming our students with a perfect balance of intellectual and real-world experiences that help them in serving the demands from our society. Academic course works and projects are designed to endow students with the ability to apply the knowledge of Science, Mathematics and Engineering and the capability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams exhibiting leadership and technical skills.

Vision

To emerge as a centre, that imparts quality higher education through the programme in the field of Mechanical Engineering and to meet the changing needs of the society.

Mission

The department involves in sustained curricular and co-curricular activities with competent faculty through teaching and research that generates technically capable Mechanical Engineering professionals to serve the society with delight and gratification.

Head of the Department

Dr. Velmurugan C

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0422 - 2661100

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Alumni Coordinator

Navaneeth. V. R

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Communication Coordinator

Dr. B. N. Sreeharan

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Placement Coordinator

Dr. S. Bhaskar

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  1. UG – B.E Mechanical Engineering 4 Years (8 Semesters) – 180 seats
  2. PG – M.E Industrial Engineering 2 Years (4 Semesters) – 18 seats
  3. PG – M.E CAD/CAM 2 Years (4 Semesters) – 18 seats
  4. PhD – Mechanical Engineering (Part-Time)
  • Established in 1984 with a UG programme in Mechanical engineering.
  • Offers PG programme in Industrial Engineering from 1997.
  • The department is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation – NBA (3 years) for 4 times.
  • Offered PG Programme in Energy Engineering from 2002 to 2017.
  • Double intake sanctioned from the year 2003 for UG programme.
  • Offers PG programme in CAD/CAM from the year 2003.
  • Recognized as Research center for PhD programme by Anna University from 2003.
  • The department is NBA Accredited till 2022.

Research Facilities

  • TIG and MIG Welding work station
  • Pin-on Disc Testing Rig
  • Metallurgical Microscope with Image analyzer
  • Double disc – polishing machine
  • computerized single cylinder water cooled diesel engine (CRDI)test rig
  • Multipurpose data logger
  • AVL Gas Analyzer and smoke meter
  • EDM Machine
  • Co-ordinate Measuring Machine
  • Vertical Machining Centre
  • CNC Turning Centre
  • Pitot-Tube Anemometer + Differential Manometer
  • Creep Testing Machine

Computing Facilities

Department is facilitated with 20 high end workstations and 146 computers.

Softwares

List of the licensed software available for the use for the students for their academic purpose is given below.

  • Autodesk Inventor Professional
  • AutoCAD 2017
  • ANSYS academic teaching perpetual license
  • ANSYS academic teaching CFD 512000 nodes perpetual license
  • ANSYS 17.2 Academic Multi physics Campus solution
  • Pro-E wildfire 5.0 University edition perpetual license
  • CREO software University plus Lab bundle perpetual license
  • MATLAB R2015a suite all products
  • CATIA Mechanical Engineering Solution ED2
  • CATIA V6 PLM Discover pack
  • CATIA V6 Design master
  • CATIA V6 Design Advance
  • Primavera P6 Project management perpetual license
  • Solid Works 2017(SP 2.0) Educational edition
  • WITNESS 5.0
  • NI LabVIEW 8.6
  • Lanner WITNESS 14
  • MASTERCAMX8
  • EDGECAM R2017
  • AutoDesk Power Mill

Infrastructure

The department of mechanical engineering has a complete range of specialized laboratories with latest equipment for teaching and research. Laboratories provide an environment for students to reinforce their understanding of the fundamental principles of Mechanical Engineering and apply their knowledge through hands-on learning using current technology. The following are the laboratories in this department.

  • CAD Centre
  • CAE laboratory
  • Basic Workshop
  • Metrology laboratory
  • Thermal Engineering laboratory
  • Production Process laboratory
  • Metallurgy laboratory
  • Lathe Shop
  • Heat transfer laboratory
  • Energy laboratory
  • Dynamics laboratory
  • CAM laboratory
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The department of mechanical engineering has a complete range of specialized laboratories with up-to-date equipment for teaching and research. Laboratories provide an environment for students to reinforce their understanding of the fundamental principles of Mechanical Engineering and apply that knowledge through hands-on learning using current technology. The following are the laboratories in this department.

Availability of labs with tech. support within and beyond working hours.

  • CADD Center
  • Lathe Shop
  • Production Process laboratory
  • Thermal Engineering laboratory
  • Heat transfer laboratory
  • Energy laboratory
  • Metrology laboratory
  • Work Design laboratory
  • Dynamics laboratory
  • Metallurgy laboratory
  • CAM laboratory
  • Foundry
  • Welding Shop
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Lathe Shop

lab02

Production Process Lab

lab03

Thermal Lab (VCR Engine Test)

lab04

Muffle Furnace (Metallurgy Lab)

lab05

Tig Welding & Mig Welding (Production Lab)

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CADD Lab

A well-equipped and developed library is functioning in the department in addition to the central library to tailor the needs of the faculty, students and research scholars. The department library has a total of 800 books in various streams like Engineering Design, Manufacturing, Thermal Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Management, Optimization, Industrial safety, Operations research and quality control. It has current issues of Mechanical Engineering related Periodicals for reference. Project reports done by final year students are stacked in the department library for student’s reference. Department library also a system with the OPAC for accessing question banks for all subjects and link for NPTEL videos for students and faculty’s reference.

In addition to the Central Library, a well-equipped departmental library is functioning in the department catering to the needs of the faculty and students with a seating capacity of 20. The stock details are as follows:

Books and Journals:

S. No. Item Mechanical Engineering
1. No of Books 800
2. Journals 34
3. Periodicals 9
4. Project Work 334
5. CDs, VCDs 20

Events Held in Department

Events

A one day workshop was organized by the department to enhance the computer applications for Technical supporting staff on 26.11.2019. Mr. Thirumalaimuthukumaran, AP (II)/ME and Dr. V. R. Muruganantham coordinated the event.

A One day Training on Personality development and Presentation skills was arranged in the department in association with Coimbatore Productivity Council on 23.11.2019. Mr. M. D. Nasser Kamal, Executive Trainer, CPC, Coimbatore” trained 19 participant in Personality development and also in developing self confidence. Mr. M. A. Vinayagmoorthi, AP (II)/ME and Mr. R. S. Mohan Kumar, AP/ME coordinated the event.

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An Industrial Training was arranged to our faculty members at M/s. Roots Polycraft on 23.11.2019. Mr. Mahendra Bharathi, HRD, Roots Polycraft, Coimbatore trained 17 faculty members of the department in various machines and also in the procedures followed in Store rooms, Quality Control. Mr. R. S. Mohan Kumar, AP/ME coordinated the event.

A Demonstration on Gas Chromatography was organized for Biotechnology students (UG and PG) on 21.11.2019. Demo was given by Mr. B. Jeeva, AP/ME. The demo included the following (1) Biogas composition was measured by using Gas chromatography (2) Working on gas chromatography.

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Our department along with Textile Technology Department organized an AICTE sponsored 14 days FDP on ‘Application of Industrial Engineering concepts in Apparel and Textile Industry to improve productivity and quality of apparels’ between 16.11.2019 and 30.11.2019. Dr. SR. Devadasan/PSG Tech, Coimbatore was the chief guest. Around 40 Participants gained knowledge in the application of Industrial Engineering in Apparels and Textile sectors. Dr. M. Balaji, ASP/ME and Mr. R. S. Mohan Kumar, AP/ME coordinated the event on behalf of our department.

A Guest Lecture on “Awareness on Energy Management certification programme for students from International Society for Energy and sustainability Research (ISESR, UK)” was organized by the department on 31.10.2019. Ms. Krishna Rubigha, CEO, M/s. Ampere Voltage Consulting Private Limited, Coimbatore and CEO of International Society for Energy and Sustainability Research (India) delivered the lecture. Mr. B. Jeeva, AP/ME coordinated the guest lecture.

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  • Department organized another Guest Lecture on “AutoDesk Fusion 360” on 19.09.2019. Mr. S. Sivakumar AP (II)/ME and Dr. A. P. Arun, AP (II)/ME coordinated the guest lecture.
  • Another awareness program on “Higher Education in Abroad” was given by Ms/. Career Zone, Coimbatore on 19.09.2019. Dr. N. Sangeetha, Sr. ASP/ME and Mr. S. Suresh, AP/ME coordinated the event.
  • A Guest Lecture on “Advanced Industrial Automation and Robotics” was organized by the department on 16.09.2019. Mr. Rudhrakumar delivered the guest lecture. Mr. V. Manivel Muralidaran, AP (II)/ME and Dr. A. P. Arun AP (II)/ME coordinated the guest lecture.
  • Mechanical Engineering Association Installation for 2019-2020 was conducted on 13.09.2019. Mr. Basavaraj, Division head, M/s. KSB Pumps limited Coimbatore” inaugurated and delivered a guest lecture.
  • The department organized an awareness program titled “Higher Education & Competitive Exams” on 05.09.2019. The awareness was given by M/s. BYJU’s Learning Centre, Coimbatore. Dr. N. Sangeetha, Sr. ASP/ME and Mr. S. Suresh, AP/ME coordinated the event.

Department arranged a Guest Lecture on “HVAC”. Mr. Vishnu Prakash from M/s. Vland best hub, Coimbatore delivered the guest lecture. Guest Lecture was coordinated by Dr. S. Thirumurugaveerakumar, AP (III)/ME and Mr. P. Prashanth, AP/ME.

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A seminar was arranged on “Technical Seminar on NDT Course by the department on 25.07.2019. Seminar was given by Mr. B. Lawrence from M/s. A Plus NDT Group, Coimbatore. Seminar was coordinated by Mr. S. Rajesh, AP/ME.

An introduction seminar to German Japanese language has been arranged by the department on 24.07.2019. Mrs. Kavitha Sasidaran, German Language Instructor conducted the seminar. Mr. K. Manikandaprasath, AP/ME coordinated the seminar.

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Department organized a Hands on Training in Modeling to B. E. Aeronautical Engineering students using SolidWorks 2018 between 24.06.2019 and 26.06.2019. Mr. M. Thirumalaimuthukumaran, AP (II)/ME, coordinated the training.

Department organized a Hands on Training in Modelling to Technical supporting staff using Solid Works 2018 on 13.05.2019 and 14.05.2019.

  • Mr. M. Thirumalaimuthukumaran, AP (II)/ME, Dr. V. R. Muruganantham, ASP/ME & Mr. T. Karuppusamy, AP (II)/ME coordinated the training.
  • Department organized Hands-on training programme on “CFD Using Star CCM+ Application Software” on 09.05.2019. Following faculty members coordinated the training.
  • Dr. S. Sivakumar, AP (III)/ME, Mr. S. Ramanathan, AP (II)/ME, Mr. B. N. Sreeharan, AP (II)/ME,
    Mr. P. Pradeep, AP/ME, Mr. P. Prashanth/ME and Mr. P. Karthi, AP/ME
  • Department invited Mrs. N. Saroja, AP/IT to provide to provide training in basics of PYTHON programming to the interested students in the department. She provided training in the title “Fundamentals on Python For Mechanical Engineers” on 03.04.2019.
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Mr. M. A. Vinayagamoorthi, AP(II)/ME coordinated the event.

B. Jeeva, AP/ME demonstrated Gas Chromatography for the UG and PG students of Bio-Technology Department on 04.04.2019 and 24.04.2019 respectively.

A Guest lecture on “Product Design and Development” was arranged by the department on 01.03.2019

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Events

Mr. Kanagaraj Rangappan, Design Manager, Continental Engineering, Bangalore delivered the guest lecture. Mr. M. A. Vinayagamoorthi AP (II)/ME, and Dr. S. Balasubramanian ASP/ME coordinated the lecture.

Another guest lecture on “GATE Awareness Programme – I” was organized by the department on 05.03.2019.

Mr. Gowri Shankar, Manager, M/s. ACE Engineering Academy, Coimbatore delivered the guest lecture. Mr. S. Suresh, AP/ME, Mr. S. Prabhu (Jr.), AP/ME, and Dr. N. Sangeetha Sr. ASP/ME coordinated the event.

One more guest lecture on “Government Exams Awareness” was organized in association with M/s. Career Zone, Coimbatore by the department on 08.03.2019. Mr. S. Suresh, AP/ME, Mr. K. Manikanda Prasath, AP/ME, and Dr. N. Sangeetha Sr. ASP/ME coordinated the event.

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Department organized a Hands-on Workshop on “VISUAL CFD” on 09.03.2019. Mr. Venkateshwaran C P, Founder and CEO, Parkati Technologies, Bangalore handled the workshop.

Mr. B. N. Sreeharan, AP/ME, Mr. T. Karuppusamy, AP/ME, Mr. S. Ramanathan, AP/ME and Mr. K. Ragunathan, Senior Technical Associate coordinated the event.

Short term Course on “Advanced Machining Solutions” was conducted by the department along with KCIRI and SECO, on 03.2019 and 16.03.2019.

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Mr. V. Sudhakar, Assistant Technical Manager, M/s. SECO Tools India (P) Ltd., Coimbatore handled the sessions. Mr. M. A. Vinayagamoorthi AP (II)/ME, Dr. S. Balasubramanian ASP/ME and Mr. R. S. Mohan Kumar, AP/ME coordinated the event.

Under KCT-CPC Student forum, department organized a Training programme on “Supply Chain Management”, on 16.03.2019.

Mr. Sivakumar Rangasamy Executive Trainer, CPC trained the participants. Mr. R. S. Mohan Kumar, AP/ME and Mr. M. A. Vinayagamoorthi AP (II)/ME coordinated the event.

Our new KCT – CADD Centre was formally inaugurated by Mr. S. Krishnamurthy, Vice President (IR & Special Projects), M/s. Brakes India Limited, Chennai on 23.03.2019.

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He also delivered a guest lecture to our students on “Special Projects – Automotive Industry”. Dr. A. P. Arun, AP (II)/ME, and Dr. S. Thirumurugaveerakumar, AP (III)/ME coordinated the event.

Department Organized a Guest Lecture on “Scope and Importance of Non Destructive Techniques in Industries” on 02.2019.

Mr. Naresh, Technical Head and Mr. G. Shiva, Technical Head delivered the guest lecture.

Dr. C. Velmurugan, HoD/ME and Mr. R. S. Mohan Kumar, AP/ME coordinated the event.

V. Muthukumaran, Professor/ME and Dr. S. Balaji, AP/ME organized a One-day Workshop on “Current Happenings in e-Mobility and Automation” on 21.02.2019.

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Mr. Ross McCulloch, Rivian, California and Mr. Balaji Thangapandiyan, CEO, Technoverse, India were the chief guest who conducted the workshop.

Another Guest Lecture on “Advanced Welding Processes” was organized by the department in association with our IWS Students Chapter on 26.02.2019.

Dr. N. Murugan, Professor of RAE , PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore delivered the guest lecture. Mr. V. Manivelmuralidaran, AP/ME and Dr. K. K. Arun, coordinated the event.

Mechanical Engineering Association organised a “Skill Development Course” for 1st year mechanical students from 21st January to 25th January 2019. Four different courses were handled by student experts. About 47 students got benefited by this program under four different courses.

Events

Welding

Welding

Metal Cutting

Metal Cutting

Foundry

Foundry

Process Optimisation

Process Optimisation

Composite Materials

Composite Materials

Energy Management

Energy Management

Machine Scheduling

Machine Scheduling

Research facilities at our end

  • Welding : Tig Welding , Mig Welding
  • Metallurgy : Pinion Disc Testing Ring, 1Kg Muffle Furnace, Electronic Microscope
  • I.C Engines : Multi fuel VCR Engine Test rig with data acquaintance system
  • CAD Lab : Ansys, Catia, Solid Works, Hyper Mesh, CFD
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Research activities

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.

Industry Projects

  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.

Following are some of the recent notable awards achieved by our students.

  • BAJA team secured 7th position in National level and achieved “Best Safety vehicle” position in BAJA 2015.
  • QUADTORC team Secured 3rd position in off road design challenge QUADTORC-2015 in national level and 1st position in South India level.
  • QBDC is a National Level event conducted by FMAE (FRATERNITY OF MECHANICAL AND AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERS). Legion team of our KCT secured the 1st place in the “KILL THE HILL” followed by Acceleration and Traction test and 2nd prize in Suspension test and also awarded for Best Aesthetics.
  • Quad bike team of KCT won National championship in Quad bike competition 2017. The team also won the endurance test, fuel economy test. They also secured second place in acceleration test, kill the hill test and traction test. The event was held at Chandpur near Meerut UP. Cash Award of Rs. 1.6 Lakhs. Quadtorc is an event organised by ISNEE (Indian Society Of New Era Engineers)

Placement Company Details

Partial list of the companies where our students placed.

  • Pricol
  • Robert Bosch
  • TVS Sundaram Clayton
  • L&T
  • Turbo Energy
  • Delphi TVS
  • RR Engineers
  • Deccan Pumps
  • Renault Nissan
  • Brakes India
  • Rane India
  • Lucas TVS
  • ACE Tech Machines
  • Semco Tech
  • LMW
  • Cognizant
  • Wipro
  • TCS
  • Accenture
  • Capgemini
  • Musigma
  • Tech Mahindra
  • CADeploy
  • Flowserve
  • Ashahi Glass
  • Altran

Placed Students List