Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering started our journey in the year 2002. Since then we have grown our expertise and competence in the core Mechanical Engineering curriculum. The department of Mechanical Engineering has a strong Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering (B.Tech) and a Post Graduate level program (M.Tech) in Machine Design. The primary focus of our curriculum is to impart technical know-how to students, promote their problem solving skills, innovation of new technologies etc. Our department has distinguished record in teaching. NCERC is one of the leading institutes in Kerala and is known to be the best in Palakkad-Thrissur region. The department have a group of experienced and enthusiastic teaching faculties and lab facilities with experienced lab staff, which in turn boosts the teaching-learning process. The department has structured an ambience of togetherness and cohesiveness.

HoD’s Message

Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines.

Mechanical engineering is a professional programme, which helps students to understand the working mechanisms of heavy tools and machineries. Further, it involves in the design, production, and operation of machinery. This discipline is the application of engineering physics, engineering mathematics, and material science. Which principles to design, analyse, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems.

The mechanical engineering field requires an understanding of core areas including mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, material science, structural analysis, and electricity.

In addition to these core principles, mechanical engineers use tools such as Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAM), and product lifecycle management to design and analyse manufacturing plants, industrial equipment’s and machineries heating and cooling systems. Today mechanical engineers are pursuing developments in such areas like composites, mechatronics, and nanotechnology.

It also overlaps with aerospace engineering, metallurgical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, and other engineering disciplines to varying amounts.

Mechanical engineers may also work in the field of biomedical engineering, specifically with biomechanics, transportation & routing, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices, weapons, bio mechatronics,  bio nanotechnology, modelling of biological systems and rapid prototyping. Nehru College of Engineering and Research centre is having a facility to train students in CNC Machines, CAD and CAM with latest Design, analysis and modelling softwares. Our instrumentation lab is equipped with modern measuring instruments.

In nutshell mechanical engineering is a versatile branch of engineering which offers different job opportunities both in government and in private sectors.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

After completion of the course, B. Tech Mechanical Engineering graduates will have ability to:

  • Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • 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.
  • Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Why You Chose NCERC for Mechanical Branch?

Since its inception, the results in terms of academics and career endeavours of students have been very positive and phenomenal. The intellectual capital of NCERC credits the platform of resource mobilization. The faculty here is competent in terms of qualification and experience and effective in terms of imparting professional learning practices. They have been able to build the finest and the best practices in academics. The teaching process here is just not constrained to the notional lecture method, but includes research work, surveys, projects, industry interface and many more. There is a sincere desire in every faculty fraternity to update academic resources.

Laboratories
  • CAD Lab

    A well-equipped lab with 32 PCs opens a world of design and analysis in Mechanical Engineering to students in a wide range of software including CAD, CATIA, SolidWorks, etc. This will help them imbibe knowledge about both diverse fields.

  • Manufacturing Technology Lab

    The students are presented with hands on approach to various basic Mechanical Engineering processes and the machines used to perform it,including Lathe, Shaper, Milling Machine, Grinding Machine,etc. A basic knowledge about the performance and operations of these machines will help the pupils in the long run.

  • Material Testing Lab

    This lab consists of both Destructive Testing and Non-Destructive Testing machines like the Universal Testing Machine, Brinell Hardness Testing Machine, Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine, Impact Testing Machine etc. Tests performed on machines in this lab will help identify Mechanical Properties like tensile strength, hardness, compressive strength etc.

  • Fluid Mechanics Lab

    This lab deals with the basic principles involved in fluid flow and the experiments related to the same. Flow through pipes, channels, notches, etc are evaluated using highly sophisticated machines including Bernoulli’s Apparatus and Venturimeter.

  • Fluid Machinery Lab

    The understanding about various turbines and pumps is very important for a Mechanical Engineer. The working of various turbines (Pelton Turbine, Francis Turbine, etc) and pumps light up a world of opportunities in regard with the principles of these hydraulic machines.

  • Heat Engines Lab

    The working of various heat engines is studied here. These include petrol engine, diesel engine, etc. They are subjected to different tests under varying conditions and the results are tabulated and analysed to understand the performance of these machines.

  • Heat Transfer Lab

    Heat transfer modes like convection and conduction are displayed and experimented in accordance with standard safety instructions here. Experiments concerning Heat exchangers help the students understand this complex process in an elementary manner.

Association
  • MechVeda is the official name of the association for Mechanical Engineering.
  • MechVeda is presided under the HoD (ME) and all students and faculties in Mechanical Engineering are its members. We have a faculty coordinator and student coordinator for organizing the events.
  • MechVeda serves as a great platform for the students to showcase their technical skills as well as to conduct various recreational activities.
  • Various socially committed activities like blood donation camps and services to college are also encouraged as part of MechVeda.