Mechanical Engineering

Course offered:

  • B.E.  Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Sanctioned intake : 60)

In support of the institution’s mission, the department of mechanical engineering is committed to impart quality technical education in the field of mechanical engineering.


To be a premier department for education in Mechanical engineering in Karnataka State, that moulds students into professional Engineers.


  • To provide a teaching-learning process that prepares engineers to meet the needs of industry and higher learning.
  • Provide environment for self learning to meet the challenges of changing technology and Inculcate team spirit and leadership qualities to succeed in professional career.
  • To instill professional ethics and concern for environment for the benefit of society.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The students of Mechanical Engineering Department shall have ability to:

  • Apply principles of mathematics, science and mechanical engineering to design mechanical systems and applications in industry.
  • Apply knowledge of Mechanical engineering to solve problems of social relevance with concern for environment.
  • Work with professional ethics as individuals and as team members in multidisciplinary projects demonstrating creativity and leadership.
  • Pursue higher education and research in advanced technology.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

Mechanical Engineering Program prepares graduates:

  • To model, analyze, design and realize physical systems, components or process by applying principles of thermal engineering, machine design, Mechatronics and Control Engineering
  • To work professionally in industries or as an entrepreneur by applying manufacturing and management practices.

Program Outcomes (PO’s)

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

About the course:

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines. The application base of mechanical engineering field of study is extremely broad and diverse and the scope of mechanical engineering is continuously expanding beyond its traditional boundaries. Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics, materials science and mathematics to the design, development, research, evaluation, manufacture, installation, testing, operation, maintenance and management of mechanical systems. Mechanical engineers use these core principles along with tools like computer-aided engineering and product lifecycle management to design, analyze and develop manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices, and others. Mechanical engineers are employed in automotive, aerospace, chemical, computer, electronic, industrial machinery, manufacturing, mining, oceanographic, petroleum, pharmaceutical, power, printing, publishing, and textile industries. Mechanical engineers use engineering principles to provide efficient solutions for the development of processes and products, ranging from small component designs to extremely large plants, machinery or vehicles. Mechanical engineers are focusing their attention towards new areas of research such as nanotechnology, development of composite materials, biomedical applications, environmental conservation, etc. To summarize, the field of mechanical engineering offers a wide bouquet of job options to students who are looking for a stable and stimulating career.

About the Department:

The Mechanical Engineering branch was started in the academic year 2011-2012. All the laboratories have been established procuring state of the art equipments.  The department has a team of talented and well qualified staff members, with a blend of industrial and academic experience. Faculty members with Masters and Doctorate degree qualification having specialization in Machine Design, Thermal engineering, Product Design and Maintenance Engineering are rendering their service to academics.

Facilities Provided in the Department:

The department is committed to provide the students with technical expertise in theoretical, computational and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems. Towards achieving this goal, the department is fully equipped with the required facilities for effective delivery of lectures, state of the art computational and laboratory facilities. A committed team of highly qualified teaching and well trained supporting staff are involved in the delivery of theory and laboratory classes.

Apart from class room teaching students are encouraged to carry out simple projects to get hands on training on what they learn in theory subjects. Industrial visits and guest lectures by experts from industries are arranged on regular basis to enhance learning and expose the students to latest happenings in the field of mechanical engineering.

About Head of the Department:


The department is headed by Dr Mukesh Patil. He has a teaching experience of 15 years in the field of Mechanical engineering. He obtained his B.E. degree from Mysore University. He is a Gold medalist in M.Tech from VTU, Belgaum. He obtained his Ph.D. from VTU, Belgaum in Thermal Engineering. He is actively involved in research activities in the field of thermal engineering. He has published 04 research papers in international journals and has presented papers in 02 international conferences. His areas of interest include thermodynamics, heat transfer, porous materials, fluidics and energy engineering.

Staff Details:

          • Number of teaching staff          :18 (Prof: 04 ; Associate Prof: 1; Assistant Prof: 13)
          • PhDs                                       :3
          • Pursuing PhD                           :7
          • Average experience of staff       :10.3 Years
          • Staff with industrial experience  :5
          • Technical & supporting staff      :15
          • Staff:Student ratio                    :1:15

Research Activities:

R & D Department of Mechanical Engineering

The department has an R & D center recognized by VTU. It is empowered by 3 research guides with rich academic experience.

Some of the areas where research has been carried out by the faculties are Heat Transfer, Material science, Metal Matrix Composites and Polymer composites, Tribology.

  • Research Area available for Ph.D program
Sl.No Guide Designation University Research Area of Expertise
1 Dr. MukeshPatil Professor and Head VTU Thermal Engineering
2 Dr. B S Anilkumar Professor VTU Computational fluid Dynamics (CFD)
3 Dr. D Shivalingappa Professor IIT Roorkee Materials Engineering,Tribology,Mechanical Vibrations.


  • Research Scholars pursuing Ph.D at R & D center:


Research Scholar




Karthik S R

Dr. MukeshPatil



Prema S

Dr. MukeshPatil



Vijaykumar H B

Dr. D Shivalingappa


 Memorandum of Understanding(MoU)

  • Department has signed MoU with Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Renewable Energy and Development for sustained activities in the areaof renewable energy.
  • MoU has been signed with Toyota Kirloskar Motors and state of the art ‘BNMIT-Toyota Lab’ will be established

IEI BNMIT Student Chapter

The college also has a IEI Students Chapter which regularly organizes various student centric activities in the core area of Mechanical Engineering with the support of IEI Bangalore Chapter.

IEI Students’ Chapter on 22 nd February 2017. The program was inaugurated by Chief Guest   Er. Jasmail Singh. Honorary Secretary, IEI, Karnataka State Centre. Guest of Honor Dr. Enti Ranga Reddy, Council Member, IEI, Mechanical Engineering Division Karnataka State Centre. Sri. Narayan Rao R. Manaay, Secretary, BNMEI. Prof. T. J Ramamurthy, Director, BNMIT.         Dr. Krishnamurthy G.N, Principal, BNMIT, Dr. Mukesh Patil HoD Dept. of Mechanical Engineering BNMIT.

 The department has shown keen interest in executing many of the academic and extra-curricular activities for the students through the association, IEI BNMIT Student Chapter. The department has received a very good response from the students in all the activities conducted.

Sl. No.

Type of the event (workshop/ seminar/lecture etc.)


Organized under professional societies/chapters

Title of event/ talk

No. of participants


Technical Film Show



Technical Film show on 3D-Printing and transparent IC Engines



Industry Visit



Industry Visit to VOLVO



Industry Visit



Industry Visit to Vishnu forge Pvt. Ltd.



Industry Visit



Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy and Development(MGIRED)


Conferences/Workshops/FDPs conducted

  • Faculty Development Program on “Research Avenues in Thermal, Design and Manufacturing Engineering” during 11-16 July 2016.
  • Faculty Development Program on ”Recent Advancements in Mechanical Engineering” during  16-21 January 2017
  • Faculty Development Program on “Emerging Research Areas and Trends in Mechanical Engineering” by Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, BNMIT from 31st July  to 5th Aug 2017

About the Faculty Members:

The department has a committed team of highly qualified teaching staff. The team of faculty comprises of talented staff members with a blend of industry and academic experience. Faculty members with minimum masters degree qualification having specialization in Machine Design, Thermal engineering, Product Design and Maintenance Engineering are at service.  The faculty members are actively involved in delivering theory classes and conducting practical classes ensuring effective transfer of knowledge in order to equip the students with theoretical, computational and practical methods of analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems.

Staff Achievements.

  • Dr. Mukesh Patil Recipient of VTU Gold Medal for securing first rank in M.Tech.
  • Dr. D Shivalingappa Ph.D Research Work has awarded INDIAN PATENT under the ownership of IIT Roorkee (Patent application No.: 1384/DEL/2007) Patent No:261746.

Achievements of Students:

Academic: The students of the department of mechanical engineering have excelled consistently in their academic performance.  The students have passed out with Excellent results of over 99% in CAED & Elements of Mechanical Engineering subjects and more than 25% students of the college have scored hundred percent in Computer Aided Engineering Drawing Laboratory every year. The students of higher semester of mechanical engineering have passed out with excellent results with maximum number of First Class with Distinction.


  • Rahul Raj. has secured 10th rank in VTU examinations 2015.

Non-academic: The students of the department of mechanical engineering are actively involved in all the extra-curricular and co-curricular activities of the institution. Many of the students of the department are team members of various sports teams and teams of extra-curricular activities.

Department Association BAME (BNM Association of Mechanical Engineers) :

An association of the mechanical engineering department is being established to provide a platform for the students for all their curricular and co-curricular activities

  • A technical film show on “3D- PRINTING AND Transparent IC Engines” on 08/03/2017 for B.E. Mechanical Engineering students. Mr. Akash Deep and Amith Narayan IV sem, Dept. of ME addressed students regarding the principle and operations of 3D- PRINTING AND Transparent IC engines.
  •  Design Aptitude & concept sketching conducted by CADD CENTRE  on 15/03/2017 for B.E. Mechanical Engineering Students.
  • Digital design & Prototyping marketing trends and challengers by Veda Technologies & innovations on 05/04/2017 for B.E. Mechanical Engineering students.
  • CAD/CAM/CAE Software’s Training and applications by SDS Pvt. Ltd. on 19/04/2017 for B.E. Mechanical Engineering Students

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