The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) established in 1958 has created creditable milestones, enabled success stories for its faculty and students alike, and partnered with industry and academia to innovate for social impact.

An NBA Tier-1 programme and ‘Research Centre’ recognised by the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), the department has forged industry collaborations with leading automation companies such as Bosch-Rexroth, Felsomat, Fanuc, Festo, Siemens and Christiani. Its gender diversity focus has yielded internship and placement opportunities for girl students with Mercedes Benz. Its 14 well-equipped laboratories, and 8 Centres of Excellence have spawned innovations that go beyond prototypes to become real world solutions — hub for motor sports teams, turnkey projects in rainwater harvesting for Mysuru palace, and a bio-gasification plant for Mysuru zoo to name a few. MoUs with National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and MSME Development Institute foster entrepreneurship and business skill development.

A highly-qualified and erudite faculty with several patents and publications to its credit nurture students to achieve excellence. For an exciting future on the edge of technology, this is the place to be!


Walking the Extra Mile

Established in 1958, the Department has continuously strived to be at the forefront of engineering education. It prides itself in implementing contemporary technology in education through best-in-class people and modern teaching learning experiences.

The infrastructure in the Department is geared towards preparing our students to be ready for the modern industry. The Department offers many courses within & outside the curriculum to prepare our students for the real world. These include training programmes on CNC Technology, Robotics, Coordinate Metrology, Fluid Power, Automotive Engineering at the NIE Eicher Centre for Automobile Technology Microgrid, Distance Ready Engineer by Tata Technologies and Advanced Computational tools which emphasize the role of practical education in engineering by inculcating a spirit of enquiry & excellence in its students.

The Department is moving towards Industry 4.0 by the integration of its Automation labs on a custom designed IoT platform. The teachers in the Department never hesitate in going the extra mile to help our students excel.

Our students are always the first to take up engineering challenges at national level competitions. We have a record of continuous success in events like SAE Baja India, SAE Supra India & Formula Bharat.

The students also skilled at organizing technical events like Robo-Rikishi (robot building & wrestling challenge), cogNIEscience (National level student paper presentation contest) & Automotive Technology Fairs


The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers both Undergraduate and Post-graduate programmes with a duration of 4 years and 2 years each.


  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering


  • M.Tech. in Industrial Automation & Robotics
  • M.Tech. in Machine Design
  • M.Tech. in Nanotechnology


  • M.Sc. Engineering (By Research)
  • PhD


The syllabus and time table for courses taught under the Undergraduate and Post-graduate programmes have been designed to train students on the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering.










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A significant number of the Department faculty comprise alumni from reputed institutions such as IIT and IISc. They have been selected after careful consideration to provide the best possible guidance and instruction to students.

Somashekar H K Assistant Professor
Ajay Anand Assistant Professor
Anand A Assistant Professor
Aruna Mokhamatam Assistant Professor
Banupriya Assistant Professor
Benjamin Sukumaran, PhD Visiting Professor
Bharath Raj L Assistant Professor
Bheemraj Assistant Professor
Chandra Sekhar Kanuru Assistant Professor
Chidanandamurthy S N Assistant Professor
DEEPAK P Assistant Professor
Dharanish J Assistant Professor
Dr.Aravindrao M Yadwad Professor & Dean (Student Welfare)
Dr.B Hulugappa Associate Professor & Head - CMR
Dr.L Krishnamurthy HoD & Professor
Dr.M V Achutha Professor
Dr.Mrinal K R Assistant Professor
Dr.N V Raghavendra Vice Principal and Professor
Dr.Prakash K R Professor
Dr.Sathisha H M Assistant Professor
Dr.Siddharth Joshi Associate Professor
Dr.Suresha B Professor
Dr.T N Shridhar Professor
Dr.Yogesha K K Assistant Professor
Harshavardhan B Assistant Professor
Madaiah D C Assistant Professor
Madhusudhana R Assistant Professor
Manjunatha M Assistant Professor
N S Srikanth Assistant Professor
P Srinag Assistant Professor
Prasanta Kumar Samal Assistant Professor
Prithvi C Assistant Professor
Raghunandan S Assistant Professor
Rakesh M Assistant Professor
Ravikiran Assistant Professor
Ravikumar Beeranur Assistant Professor
SRIRAKSHA Assistant Professor
Sachin D Assistant Professor
Sandeep K Assistant Professor
Sandesh S Nayak Assistant Professor
Satish H S Assistant Professor
Shamsundar S Associate Professor
Sharath Chandra N Assistant Professor
Sudhir Sosale V Visiting Professor & Head - CTAT
Sunil S R Gaekwad Assistant Professor
Tajamul Pasha Associate Professor
Vaibhav Sanjay Deshpande Assistant Professor
Vikram Athreya V Assistant Professor
Vinodkumar H P Assistant Professor


Latest technical equipment, well-designed workshop spaces and dozens of laboratories ─ the Department of Mechanical Engineering is equipped with excellent amenities to help students with all that it takes to learn, apply their knowledge and successfully complete projects.


Various Centres of Excellence have been established by the department to foster an attitude and environment of innovation and creativity. The students are given an opportunity to apply their training and minds in developing solutions whose application extends beyond the walls of the institution.
Explore the Centres of Excellence established by the department.


Check out the events calendar for a glimpse of all the latest lectures, seminars and other programmes conducted by the department.

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Two-day workshop on ‘Open FOAM’ 29-09-2018 and
Workshop on ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ 26-07-2018
Four-day workshop on PLC & SCADA in Manufacturing 16-01-2018 and
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Technical Talk on ‘Trends in Energy Conservation in Iron and Steel Making’ 20-11-2018
Technical Talk on Project Management and Shape Memory Alloys 30-10-2018
Automotive Technology Fair (ATF)-2018 12-10-2018
Fluid Power Society of India Student Chapter at NIE 29-09-2018
Third National Level Robo Wrestling Competition “ROBO-RIKISHI-2018” 28-04-2018
Exhibition- ‘Fun with Fluids’ at NIE 20-04-2018
Technical Talk on Quality Concept and Quality Management System 16-03-2018
National Level Technical Paper Presentation “COGNIESCIENCE 2018” 02-03-2018
Inauguration of Aeromodelling Lab and Technical Talk at NIE 1-03-2018
Technical Talk on Mechanical Aspects of Machine Tool Testing 23-01-2018
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"It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones are achieved." - Mike Huckabee. Here’s a look at some of the milestones that the department has achieved over the years.

  • NBA-Accreditation for Undergraduate courses in 2005, 2011,2017 and 2020
  • Autonomy for all programmes since 2007
NIE joined hands with:
  • Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles Ltd. (VECVL) to establish the NIE-Eicher Centre for Automotive Technology (NECAT).
  • Automation companies  such as Bosch Rexroth, Siemens, Felsomat, Christiani Sharpline, Festo India Ltd., Schunk India Ltd, Pepperl+Fuchs India Ltd., Mitsubishi India Ltd., and Phoenix contact GmbH ─ to establish a world-class Training and Research Centre in Automation Technologies.
  • Carl-Zeiss India Pvt Ltd., a German MNC subsidiary, to create opportunities leading to education, training, research and consultancy in industrial metrology.
  • Tata Technologies Pvt Ltd., to train students in a unique CSR initiative that imparts knowledge of product design and development of automotive body under the ‘Ready Engineer’ programme. Students gain insights into the designing of an automotive body and advanced tools in modelling software.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison in setting up a micro grid  with renewable energy and the distributed energy system integrated.
  • The department established the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) to encourage budding entrepreneurs. IEDC has filed 15 patents to date.
  • ‘Force Ikshvaku’, the Motorsport team of NIE has won a string of recognitions:
    • 'Best girl participant' awards and 2nd place at ‘Supra SAE 2015’.
    • Ranked #  7 nationally at 'Supra SAE 2016' held at the Bhuddh International Circuit in Noida from 4th to 9th July, 2016.
    • Safety Award at the 2018 Formula Bharat Event held at the Kari Motor Speedway from 26th to 29th January 2018.
    • Participated in the Baja SAE India 2018 competition at IIT Ropar from 8th to 11th March 2018. The team won the first place in the Design Engineering event with prize money of ₹ 40,000.
  • A team of final year students of Mechanical Engineering won the second place and received a prize money of INR 3,00,000 at the TECHgium Technical event conducted by L&T Technology Services Limited on 13 April 2018.
  • Girl students from the department  have been offered scholarship and placement opportunities at Mercedes Benz as part of the ‘Mercedes in Mechanical’ agreement.
  • The department conducts unique events such as Robo-Rikishi and Distance Ready Engineer in collaboration with Tata Technologies, Aerotantrix and CogNIEScience every year to enhance the knowledge of students.
  • In association with CREST, the department faculty has successfully implemented important projects such as the designing and commissioning of a Bio-gasification plant for Mysuru Zoo, Rain Water Harvesting system for Mysuru Palace, and a Solar Power Plant for the NIE boy’s hostel among others.