Mechanical Engineering

About the Course

Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest among engineering disciplines. The application base of Mechanical Engineering field of study is diverse and its scope is continuously expanding beyond the traditional boundaries. Mechanical Engineering 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 life-cycle 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. They 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 range of job options to students, who are looking for a stable, stimulating and challenging career.


About the Department

The Mechanical Engineering branch was started in the academic year 2011-2012. All the laboratories have been established with full-fledged facilities.  The Department has a team of well-qualified members of staff, with a blend of industrial and academic experience. The Faculty Members with Master’s and Doctorate degrees, having specialization in machine design, thermal engineering, product design, and maintenance engineering are involved in academic and research activities.

The Department is committed to providing the students, technical expertise in theoretical, computational, and practical methods to analyse, solve, and meet challenges in ‘Mechanical Engineering Field’. Towards achieving this goal, the Department is fully equipped with the required facilities for effective delivery of lectures, full-fledged computational and laboratory facilities. A committed team of well-qualified teaching and well trained supporting staff are involved in the delivery of theory and laboratory classes.

Apart from classroom 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 of repute from industries/academia are arranged on a regular basis, to enhance learning and expose the students to the latest happenings in the field of Mechanical engineering.

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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.

Staff Details
  • Teaching staff: 16 (Professors: 3; Emeritus Professor: 1; Associate Professors: 2; Assistant Professors: 10)
  • Faculty with Ph.D.: 5
  • Faculty pursuing Ph.D.: 10
  • Average experience of faculty members: 14.5 years
  • Faculty with industry experience: 2
  • Technical & supporting staff: 11
Staff Achievements 
  • Dr. D. Shivalingappa has a joint Indian patent with IIT Roorkee Patent No: 261746.
  • B.S. Anil Kumar was awarded a doctoral degree in January 2018.
  • Raghavendra N. was awarded a doctoral degree in March 2019.
  • Saravanan V. was awarded a doctoral degree in April 2019.
  • Dr. Saravanan V. has been deputed for Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) at IIT Kharagpur.
  • Dr. B. S. Anil Kumar delivered a lecture on ‘Student Empowerment in the Field of Education (Non-Technical) and Engineering Graphics (Technical)’ at Amruta Institute of Engineering Management Sciences and Polytechnic, Bangalore.
  • Dr. Saravanan.V delivered a lecture on the topic titled “Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics” at National Design and Research Forum, Bengaluru.
  • Dr. Saravanan.V undertook consultant work on “Design of Axial Flow Pump for Marine Application” at National Design and Research Forum, Bengaluru.
  • Mr. Madhu P guided Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) funded project titled “ Development and Fabrication of Street Sweeping Machine” for VIII Semester students (2014-18 batch).
  • Mr. Hemanth Kumar. C guided Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) funded project titled “Development of Bio-Degradable Diaper for Hygiene Applications” for VIII Semester students(2015-19 batch).
  • Dr. D. Shivalingappa successfully completed the NPTEL Online Course titled ‘Finite Element Analysis’ with Class Gold Topper.
  • Dr. Raghanendra. N successfully completed the NPTEL Online Course titled ‘Product Design and Development’ with Class Gold Topper.
  • Mr. Hemanth Kumar. C successfully completed the NPTEL Online Course titled ‘Product Design and Development’ with Class Gold Topper.


Research Activities

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 and Tribology.

  • Research Areas Available for Ph.D. program
Sl.No Guide Designation University Research Area of Expertise
1 Dr. B. S. Anil Kumar Professor VTU Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
2 Dr. D. Shivalingappa Professor IIT Roorkee Materials Engineering, Tribology, Mechanical Vibrations.
3 Dr. P. L. Srinivasa Murthy Professor JNTU Design and Materials Engineering


International Conference on Thermo-fluids and Energy Systems (ICTES-2019)
We are delighted to inform that the proceedings of the conference can be accessed online. Please use the link provided below.
Journal of Physics:Conference Series, Volume-1473, 2020-IOP science
Department Technical Clubs/Professional Society

The Institution of Engineers (India) Students’ Chapter

The Institution of Engineers (India) [IEI] is a statutory body to promote and advance the engineering and technology, established in 1920 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1935, head quartered in Kolkata, is a professional institution established, “to promote and advance the science, technology, and business of Engineering in all its branches in India”. It is the largest multi-disciplinary professional body of engineers encompassing 15 (fifteen) engineering disciplines with a Corporate membership of over 2 lakhs, and serving the nation for more than 9 decades.

In accordance the students’ chapter under Mechanical division- BNMIT is constituted on 22nd February 2017. The chapter 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 for initiating and imbibing the feeling of belongingness into fraternity of engineering to which the students of engineering are destined. The Students Chapters will provide a learned workshop for the development of socio-techno intellectual qualities of its members as well as for encouraging their urge and surge for knowledge in a disciplined and guided system.

Chapter Code: 560070/BNMIT/MC

Institution of Engineers (India) Students’ Chapter (Click here)

Workshops/FDPs conducted

1. Faculty Development Program on Research Avenues in Thermal, Design and Manufacturing Engineering from 11-16 July 2016.
2. Faculty Development Program on Recent Advancements in Mechanical Engineering from 16-21 January 2017.
3. Faculty Development Program on Emerging Research Areas and Trends in Mechanical Engineering from 31st July to 5th Aug 2017.
4. Faculty Development Program on Research Issues and Challenges in Mechanical Engineering from 16-20 July 2018.

» Faculty Development Program Photos

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Department has signed MoU with following organizations

1. Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Renewable Energy and Development (MGIRED) for sustained activities in the area of renewable energy, Invited Guest lectures, Internship to students, Joint research projects, Project work for students, Industrial visits, Joint publications.

2. Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. For establishing state of the art ‘BNMIT-Toyota Centre of Excellence’. The purpose is to train students hands-on in the automotive domain using the engine and transmission systems of Toyota Innova. In addition to this, Toyota Kirloskar Motors Pvt. Ltd. has extended hands by giving Toyota Fortuner Frame and Engine Transmission Assembly along with breaking system (ABS), suspension, Automatic drive system and steering mechanism in the second phase of addition to the existing centre of excellence. This added 4-WD mechanism shall enhance the value and content of the centre

3. Fenfe Metallurgicals for research activities, student enrichment in the area of Metallurgy and Foundry of non ferrous metals.

Student Achievements

The ME Department not only insists and encourages the students to perform well in academics but also encourages in technical, sports, and cultural events. The students of ME have been instrumental in performing well beyond academics

Technical Achievements  (Click here)


Success Stories
Hycube Works Private Limited – a pre-incubated 3D Printer manufacturers

Co-founders Shreyas S. P. and Reethan Doijode

Alumni Students of Department of Mechanical Engineering, BNMIT, started their company Hycube Works Pvt Ltd in the year 2018. Their project of 3D prosthetic arm was funded by DST, in the year 2017-18 at BNMIT and they got pre-incubated at the campus.  In the year 2019-20 they have been selected as one among Top 30 of 300 Startups from all over India and is been pre-incubated by Launchpad Cohort 12 at NSRCEL, IIM Bangalore. Now they are having their startup with 4 interns at IIMB and successfully created a chain of Center of Excellence for 3D printing at various colleges across Karnataka.

EASY FOOT project presentation at State Level project exhibition

Ganesh M Dixit & Nataraj N Badiger

8th semester Mechanical Engineering Department, BNMIT

The state-level technical project exhibition was held at Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Bengaluru on 12th and 13th March 2019 organized by Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA) and in association with Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Bengaluru.

The project EASY FOOT which was completed under New Gen IEDC funded by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi, won 1st place among participants around 23 other projects from all over the state and received the cash prize of Rs 20,000.00( twenty thousand) form KSTA.

Tire Club and Trident Automotive Corporation at Trivandrum, Kerala.

Karthik Mohan (Founder) has set up two startups and  at present he is pursuing MBA at IIMC, Kolkata.

VTU Ranks and Medals

Rahul Raj N. (1BG12ME036)
Tenth Rank


Harshith R (1BG14ME019)

Award: Jain University Gold medal for securing the highest marks in B.E. Mechanical Engineering


Kulkarni Sameer Vijaykumar (1BG14ME023)

Award: “Shri Gopal Jinagouda Gold Medal” for securing the highest marks in the subject Material Science and Metallurgy at the second-year level in B.E. Mechanical Engineering

Innovative Teaching Methods

The use of innovative teaching methods in educational institutions has the potential to improve education and also to empower people, strengthen governance, and galvanize the effort to achieve the human development goal for the country.

The Department of ME follows Innovative teaching methods that involve using creative methods and teaching-learning materials for the benefit of students. A variety of modern tools are used to ensure that each student is fully engaged in learning and is interactive in classrooms.

The innovative initiations in the Department (Click here)


NewGen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC)

The NewGen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC) is being promoted in educational institutions to develop institutional mechanism to create entrepreneurial culture in S&T academic institutions and to foster techno-entrepreneurship for generation of wealth and employment by S&T persons. The NewGen IEDCs are established in academic institutions (science colleges, engineering colleges, universities, management institutes) having requisite expertise and infrastructure.

» 3D Printed Prosthetic Arm

» Easy Foot

» Agrotona

» Design and Development of 3 wheeled E cycle

» Development and Fabrication of a Mechanically Actuated Medical Laboratory Centrifuge

» Development and Fabrication of Organic Waste Converter


BNMIT-Toyota Centre of Excellence

B.N.M. Institute of Technology is associated with Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. to develop a Centre of Excellence. B.N.M. Institute of Technology, first Engineering college to setup ‘BNMIT-Toyota Centre of Excellence in India under corporate social responsibility (CSR). Here, the students are trained in assembling and dismantling the parts of Toyota Innova four stroke diesel engine along with transmission system. Students are also exposed to gain practical knowledge about the working principle of engine, gear engagement and transmission system through the cut section assembly of four stroke engine with transmission system. The Centre of Excellence is also having the working cut section of Toyota Fortuner 4WD automatic engine and transmission with fully loaded chassis.  The BNMIT-Toyota center of excellence provides opportunities for students to understand the needs of industry by analyzing the design and manufacturing methods of engine components.

Major Equipments / Components at the BNMIT-Toyota Centre of Excellence

  • Four stroke diesel engines with gearbox and transmission system (for assembling and dismantling)
  • Cut section of four stroke diesel engine (INNOVA) with gearbox and transmission system along with the differential. (for demonstration)
  • Cut section of four stroke diesel engine (FORTUNER 4WD) with gearbox and automatic transmission system, complete chassis, suspension, brake system along with the differential. (for demonstration)


  • The BNMIT-Toyota center of excellence provides opportunities to the students to understand the needs of industry by analyzing the design and manufacturing methods of engine components

» BNMIT-Toyota Centre of Excellence Gallery (Click here)


Department Newsletter 

The department of Mechanical Engineering publishes a biannual newsletter “Yaantrika”. The newsletter provides a platform for the students to showcase their technical and communication skills. The newsletter is designed by students and includes articles written by them. It also publishes achievements of the students and the faculty members, sport events, cultural events, paper presentations, workshops and conference details.



Last three years final year students results.