Mechanical Engineering

Course Overview

Tech Mechanical Engineering is the branch of engineering that involves production, designing, operations of machines & Materials, and their Management. The objective of mechanical engineering is to prepare students for applying the principles of mechanical engineering for designing, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. Mechanical engineering basically involves the study of core concepts of mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and organizational management perspectives. Apart from that, there are some tools that are studied to enhance the skills of mechanical engineering. The course covers theoretical as well as practical knowledge. The main subjects are- Strength of Materials, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Automobile Engineering, Industrial & Production Engineering, Data Analytics etc. Mechanical engineers design materials, machines and other subsystems to perform an intended function. They broadly deal with the issues related to energy conversion, interfacing mechanical components with other subsystems, interfacing man and machine, and the control and management of the different sub-system.

Career Prospects

The demand for mechanical engineers in the market is never satiated. Mechanical engineering graduates can find placements in almost every sector, right from the construction sector to the steel industry and from automobiles to software.

Here is a list of some of the career paths that successful graduates can follow:

  • Data Analyst
  • Auto research engineers
  • Production Planning & Control Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • SRF/JRF for Higher Research work
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
  • Drafters/Draftsman
  • Heating and cooling system engineers
  • Mathematicians and Statisticians
  • Natural Science Managers
  • Nuclear Engineers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Sales Engineers
  • Physicists and Astronomers
  • Robotic engineers

Mechanical Engineering jobs are easily available in both the private and public sectors. In fact, the public sector is the most preferred sector for mechanical engineers.

Following Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) hire Mechanical Engineers:

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL)
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • Coal India Limited (CIL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
  • National Aluminum Company Ltd. (NALCO
  • Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)

In the private sector, mechanical engineering jobs are available in Chemical and pharmaceuticals industry, Oil and gas industry, Automobile industry, Power and energy industry, Construction industry, Aerospace industry, Thermal plants and gas turbine manufacturers, Air conditioning and refrigeration industry and Shipping industry. Recruiting companies include: Maruti Suzuki, TATA Motors, Infosys, TCS, Larsen and Toubro Ltd. etc.



B. Tech. (Mechanical) Program

I To provide a sound foundation in the mathematical, scientific and engineering fundamentals necessary to formulate, solve and analyze engineering problems.
II To promote graduate awareness of the life-long learning and introduce them to professional ethics and codes of professional practice.
III To develop the ability of technical concepts for application to product design.
IV Graduate of program will have successful careers in industry that meet the needs of Indian and multinational companies.


At the completion of the Mechanical Engineering Program, all students will possess:

a Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts of mathematics, science and engineering.
b Demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate and solve complex mechanical engineering problems
c Model, analyze, design and realize physical systems, components and processes.
d Plan and conduct experimental programs and evaluate the results.
e Use modern engineering tools, softwares and equipments to analyze problems.
f Understand the global and social context of engineering.
g Provide mechanical engineering solutions to green and sustainable development.
h Demonstrate knowledge of professional and ethical responsibilities.
i Work with other to accomplish common goals.
j Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.
k Complete a project with technical expertise and financial management.
l Develop confidence for self-education and ability for life-long learning.
  • Mechanical Engineering Workshop: The Mechanical Engineering Workshop supports undergraduate courses in the curriculum, provides indirect support virtually all undergraduate research projects in one way or another, and is frequently used by various facilities personnel across campus for infrastructure support projects. Major equipments include CNC mill, CNC lathe, reciprocating surface grinder, lathes of various capacities, manual mill, vertical drill, horizontal power saw, a shaper and a turret lathe. A huge selection of basic and specialized hand tools; various power tools; measurement gauges and surface blocks; and a large selection of basic fasteners and other mechanical components are available. Furnaces, permeability testing machine, moisture testing machine, grain size sieve shaker, sand mixer are part of foundry shop. Gas welding, soldering, brazing, Arc welding facilities are available in welding shop. Carpentry and fitting shop contains all hand tools required.
  • Material Science and Testing Lab: Material Selection forms an inseparable part of the Mechanical Engineering Design process. Suggesting a suitable material for a particular application, which can withstand the stresses that will be developed due to various loads without any failure, is of utmost importance because most of the materials are subjected to different kind of stresses due to various types of loads acting on them. Material Science and Testing Lab are well equipped with universal testing machine for tensile, compression, bending & torsion tests. Rockwell and Brinell hardness testing, Fatigue testing machine, impact testing machine, creep testing machine, Column testing, spring testing, torsion testing machine are installed for in-depth practical knowledge for students and researchers. Oven, Metallurgical polishing machine, Heat treatment experimental facilities are also available.
  • Fluid Mechanics Lab: The Fluid Mechanics course is an introduction to the mechanics of incompressible and compressible fluids. The Fluid Mechanics Laboratory course is an indispensable supplement to the theory. It covers measuring devices and techniques, error analysis in experimental works and analysis of assumptions in the theory of fluid mechanics.All flow measuring instruments like Venturimeter, Notch, Nozzle meter, orifice meter, Pitot tube etc and other instrument like Bernoulli’s theorem experiment , head losses apparatus (major and minor), Meta centric height apparatus are available in the lab.   All experiments to understand the functioning principles and characteristics of fluid motions from an engineering point of view can be conducted in the lab.
  • Dynamics of Machine Lab: Mechanical engineering systems invariably consist of moving parts. With ever increasing emphasis on high speed machines (for higher productivity), effects of accelerating/decelerating moving masses plays a significant role. Dynamics of Machine Lab equip the students with fundamental knowledge of dynamics of machines so that they can appreciate problems of dynamic force balance, transmissibility of forces, and isolation of systems, vibrations, instrumentation and standards. Cam and follower, governor, gyroscope, gear trains, Davis Ackerman steering mechanism, Biflar & trifler suspension, slider crank mechanism, whit worth mechanism, dynamic balancing, brakes and dynamometers, universal testing machine for vibrations, and other working models are also available in the lab.
  • Heat transfer lab: Heat Transfer laboratory provides fundamental and industrial knowledge about modes of heat transfer, like conduction, convection and radiation, and their applications. All important equipments like Pin Fin Apparatus, Emissivity measurement apparatus, Heat transfer in natural convection apparatus, Critical heat flux measurement apparatus, Heat transfer in forced convection apparatus, thermal conductivity of insulating powder apparatus, conductivity of legged pipe apparatus. Stefan Boltzmann constant apparatus, composite wall apparatus etc. are available in the Lab.
  • Thermal Engineering Lab: Thermal engineering is a branch of science that covers energy conversion from one form to another. It is applications that can be classified as the combination of thermodynamics and heat transfer, such as IC engines, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Two stroke Four stroke engine cut section model, Ignition system, cooling system (Air and Water.), Lubrication system , Fuel supply system (Petrol and Diesel Engine) of I.C. engine, Boilers(Fire tube and water tube), Accessories and Mountings of boiler, Transmission system of I.C. engine models are available in the lab.
  • Production lab: The objectives of this lab is to give practical aspects of different production operations, production tools, and equipment in order to gain successful operating ability as well as maintenance and repairs. The students will be able to gain the knowledge about various machine tools i.e. Lathe, Milling, drilling machines. During the study of this lab, students will be able to understand various processes, that can be performed on these machine tools.
    In this lab the students will get the knowledge about various cutting tools used on these machines to carry out different cutting operations.
  • CAD/CAM LAB: Design, modeling and simulation is necessary for industry specific requirements. To be able to understand and handle design problems in a systematic manner and gain practical experience in handling 2D drafting and 3D modeling software systems students take theory courses of CAD/CAM ,drawing and design software like AutoCAD, Pro-E, Catia, Ansys etc. Students brush up their skills on CNC lathe and CNC milling machines and understand the concepts of G and M codes and manual part programming along with basic concepts of computer numerical control (CNC) machine tool and CNC programming.
1 Ms Nisha Payal Associate Professor & HOD 8290362531 Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Technologies
2 Mr. Deepanshu Arora Associate Professor 7737283561 Manufactruring Systems Engineering (OR, OM, SCM, Production System)
3 Mr. Sunil Kumar Jakhar Assistant Professor 9413873933 Thermal Engineering & Fluid Mechanics
4 Mr. Ganesh kumar Kantak Assistant Professor 8875032302 Industrial Engineering
5 Mr. Sanjay Choudhary Assistant Professor 9928774884 Production Engineering
6 Mr. Amogh Sharma Assistant Professor 7728041345 Production Engineering
7 Mr. Indra Bahadur S Shekhawat Assistant Professor 9928999691 Production Engineering
8 Mr. Krishna Nandan Assistant Professor 9828913593 Mechatronics

Department is working on various projects which are beneficial for society. Some of them are as follows:

  1. An Aloe Vera peeling machine was developed by Mechanical Engineering Department of VIT under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) D. P. Darmora. Further, an Aloe Vera juice processing unit has been developed in the institute which is a low cost technology (the cost of 0.5 ton/day capacity is only INR 70,000 ) as against conventional processing units ( whole leaf grinding without removing the rind as INR 7 lacs and squeezing the leaves without removing the rind as INR 5 lacs). With this technology, the institute aims at entrepreneurship development at the catchment area (village) by the farmer themselves.
  2. Department of Science and Technology has sponsored following projects for session 2017-18:
    • Development of dehydration unit for leafy vegetables using solar energy (faculty coordinator: Mrs Nisha Payal)
    • Design and fabrication of pendulum operated Dal Dehaller (faculty coordinator: Mr. Sanjay Choudhary)

Previously sponsored projects by Department of Science and Technology are as follows:

  • Design & Fabrication of a Desi Air Conditioner (faculty coordinator: Mr. Sanjay Choudhary)
  • Small scale liquid chlorine generator using solar energy (faculty coordinator: Mrs Nisha Payal)
  • Development and thermal analysis of air heater with fins (faculty coordinator: Mrs Nisha Payal & Mr. Kapil Khandelwal)

Faculty Research Publications:

  1. Payal Nisha and Desai J. V., “A Review of optimization techniques in Agricultural engineering”, International journal of applied engineering research ,vol. 10, numbers 13, PP 33863-33867.
  2. Payal Nisha and Kumar Gaurav, “Electricity – Agriculture – Ground Water nexus in Northern Jaipur, Rajasthan”, 2015, International Conference on Recent Trends in Mechanical Engineeing- 15. VGU and VIT Campus, Jaipur
  3. Payal Nisha, Sharma Amogh and Sharma Jyoti, ” Plastics in Municipal Solid Waste: Types and Recycling- A Review” 2015, International Conference on Recent Trends in Mechanical Engineeing- 15.VGU and VIT Campus, Jaipur
  4. Mathur Ritesh, Kumar Ravi and Payal Nisha, “An experimental study on Rocket Water Heater”, International Journal For Technological Research In Engineering Volume 2, Issue 1, September-2014 ISSN (Online): 2347 – 4718
  5. Payal Nisha (2014-15), Non-Conventional Energy Sources, ISBN: 978-93-83266-15-9, Jaipur, Ashirwad Publications.
  6. Payal Nisha (2014-15), Renewable Energy Technology, ISBN: 978-93-83266-12-8, Jaipur, Ashirwad Publications.
  7. Khandelwal Kapil(2017),Comparison of Hydrogen and Gaseous Fuel with other Conventional Fuels on the basis of Safety and Toxicity,International Conference on Recent Trends in Mechanical Engineeing- 17,
  8. Krishna Nandan ‘Total Productivity Management Using Fuzzy Environment ’ National Conference on Recent Innovations in Mechanical Engineering, VGU and VIT Campus, March 23-24, 2017.
  9. Deepanshu Arora & Gopal Agarwal ‘Application of GA and PSO for Flow-Shop Scheduling Problem’International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research. Vol.4, No. 9, PP.240-247, 2017.
  10. Deepanshu Arora ‘Application of Integrated Lean and Green Manufacturing for Perishable Goods Manufacturing Unit’ National Conference on Recent Innovations in Mechanical Engineering, VGU and VIT Campus, March 23-24, 2017.
  11. Deepanshu Arora, Rahul Agarwal, Shivkant Gautam, Sanjeev Singh, Ritik Vyas ‘Application of Nanotechnology in Manufacturing Industries’ National Conference on Recent Innovations in Mechanical Engineering, VGU and VIT Campus, March 23-24, 2017.
  12. Deepanshu Arora and Sahil Sharma ‘Design & Fabrication of Road Power Generation Unit’ National Conference on Recent Innovations in Mechanical Engineering, VGU and VIT Campus, March 23-24, 2017.
  13. Deepanshu Arora and Gopal Agarwal ‘Meta-Heuristic Approaches for Flow Shop Scheduling Problems: A Review’ International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, Inderscience, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2016.
  14. Deepanshu Arora and Latika Dhuria “Empowering & Sustaining Indian Industries through Supply Chain Management” in National Conference on Strengthening Indian Economy and Business: Nurturing the Present, Innovating the Future, at SKIT Jaipur, 18-19 Nov, 2016.
  15. Deepanshu Arora and Latika Dhuria “Challenges Inhibiting the flourishing of Entrepreneurial Competencies of MSME’s in Rajasthan Zone, India ”in National Conference on Strengthening Indian Economy And Business: Nurturing the Present, Innovating the Future, at SKIT Jaipur, 18-19 Nov, 2016.
  16. Deepanshu Arora and Gopal Agarwal ‘Evolutionary Approach Genetic Algorithm for Flow Shop Scheduling Problem: A Review’ in 4th International Conference on Advance Trends in Engineering, Technology and Research (ICATETR-2015) BKIT Kota, 19-20 June, 2015.
  17. Deepanshu Arora and Gopal Agarwal ‘Evaluation of flow shop scheduling problem through Genetic Algorithm: A Review’ in an International Conference on Production and Automation (ICPA-2015), GIT Jaipur , 17-18 April, 2015.
  18. Deepanshu Arora and Gopal Agarwal ‘Application of Genetic Algorithm for dispatching rules based flow shop scheduling problem’ in an International Conference on Recent Trends in Mechanical Engineering (ICRTME15), VGU Jaipur, 25-26 March, 2015.
  19. Deepanshu Arora and Gopal Agarwal ‘Meta heuristic approaches for flow shop scheduling problem: A review’ in a National Conference on Futuristic Trends in Mechanical Engineering (NCFTME-2015), JECRC Jaipur, 14-15 March, 2015.
  20. Deepanshu Arora and Gopal Agarwal ‘Evolutionary approaches for flow shop scheduling problems’ at a National Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing for A Brighter Future, MNIT Jaipur, 02-03 January, 2015.
  21. Deepanshu Arora and Ashok Singh Tawar “Design of Nano Manufacturing System” in National Conference on ELECTIC MECHANICAL ENGINEERING at Global Institute of Technology, Jaipur. 29 March, 2012
  22. Deepanshu Arora and Ashok Singh Tawar “Biomethane Technology” in National Conference on ENERGY EFFICIENT SYSTEM DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING at Vivekananda Institute of Technology, Jaipur. 30-31 March, 2012.
  23. Deepanshu Arora “Application of Genetic Algorithm in Job Shop Scheduling: A Review” in National Conference on Energy Efficient System Design and Manufacturing at Vivekananda Institute of Technology, Jaipur. 30-31 March, 2012.
  24. Deepanshu Arora and Ashok Singh Tawar “Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion” in National Conference on EMERGING TRENDS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY at Uttam Devi Mohan Lal College of Engineering, Jaipur, 20-21 April, 2012.
  25. Payal Nisha , “Market oriented skills of a Mechanical Engineer”, 2017, National Conference on Recent Innovations in Mechanical Engineeing- 17. VGU and VIT Campus, Jaipur, 2017.