The Department of Mechanical Engineering of MACE is as old as the Institute itself. It is recognized as one of the best in the state. The department offers a comprehensive and extensive course combined with excellent infrastructural facilities. The department, besides being piloted by elite faculty, what sets it apart from the flock is the laboratories - one of the best equipped in the country. The syllabus is reviewed regularly to incorporate the cutting-edge technologies prevailing in the field from time to time. The Mechanical Engineering department has been producing exceptional academic results consistently ever since its inception. Starting with an intake of 40 students per year for the undergraduate course, the department admits 132 students per year, including lateral entry of diploma holders to the third semester. The faculty and students of the department play a leading role in various co-curricular, extra-curricular, social, and community development activities. The department has the highest number of Ph.D. holders among the departments in the Institute. Over the years, the department has undertaken a number of projects in various fields, especially in the emerging fields of thermal sciences and machine dynamics. Apart from the B Tech programme, the department offers M Tech programmes in Production and Industrial Engineering and Thermal Power Engineering. The department also offers a Ph.D. programme in Mechanical Engineering and was the first in M. G. University to offer a doctoral programme.
The primary focus of our curriculum is to impart technical know-how to students, promote their problem-solving skills, and guide and motivate them to come up with innovations in the latest technological domains. Department offers a large number of elective courses for providing a broad spectrum of knowledge to the students, which will help students pursue their own areas of interest. The course contents are periodically updated to incorporate the latest scientific and technological advances. The department gives great importance to the development of research culture among students; undergraduate students are encouraged to undertake various innovative research projects to help them imbibe the research culture. The syllabus emphasizes core mechanical domains like Production, Design, and Thermal Engineering. The various labs and workshops encompass the vital aspects of Mechanical Engineering viz, Hydraulics, Machine Tools, Heat Engines, etc. Industrial visits and Educational tours are made an integral part of the curriculum to familiarize the students with the industrial environments, working conditions, and great industrial developments. In order to indulge deeply in their particular field of interest, the pre-final and final year students electively specialize in relevant areas like Aerodynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Welding Technology, Cryogenics, Machine Tools, and Project Management. A full-fledged mechanical measurements laboratory, equipped with high-end equipment like Metallurgical Optical Microscope, Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine, Form Measurement Machine etc., is also made available to help familiarize the students with precision measurement and testing.