Mechanical Engineering

Established in 1960, the department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest department of the Institute. In these years, the department has contributed significantly in UG / PG teaching, R&D activities & services to the industries.

The department offers UG programme B. Tech (mech) with intake of 81 & a full time PG programme M. Tech Industrial Engineering, Heat Power Engineering and CAD CAM with intake of 35. The alumni of this department occupy high positions in their respective fields in India/Abroad.

The Faculty of the department are often considered as one among the best in their field. The Faculty is renowned for its unique approach to innovation, and links with industry.

A degree in Mechanical Engineering is ideal preparation for a career in industries such as: automotive, aerospace, building, medical, and energy. Our students make an important contribution to society in terms of wealth generation, safety, and environmental sustainability.

The department of mechanical engineering also offers following post graduate courses:

  1. M.Tech. CAD CAM
  2. M.Tech.Heat Power Engineering
  3. M.Tech. Industrial Engineering
  4. M.Tech (By Research)

The Department has well equipped laboratories workshop infrastructural facilities.

  • The metrology laboratory Provides for meeting a wide variety of dimensional measurement problems of industry, including measurement of surface roughness ( Perthometer 56p).
  • Testing of pits props, pressure vessels, balancing of rotating parts, NDT of machines etc. are undertaken in the well developed Machine Design Laboratories.
  • The newly established laboratories of CAD/CAM, FMS, Robotics, Mechatronix have highly sophisticated equipments.
  • The thermal engineering laboratories are also well equipped. These include IC engineer lab Refrigeration & air conditioning lab. Heat Transfer lab & Solar energy lab.

The department has adequate expertise to take-up sponsored, research & consultancy projects covering a wide spectram in the area of mechanical engineering in low cost automation, energy management, solar energy, application of robotics in industry, computer methods in Industrial Engineering & condition monitoring, Alternative Fuels.

High level computer package have been acquired for advanced mechanical system analysis & mechanical design of new process machines.

The Department offers short term courses for local industries in emerging & thrust areas.

In the coming years, the department plans to expand in the current areas & the emerging research areas such as CAD/CAM, appropriate technology, Heat pipes computation Fluid Dynamics, Alternative fuels for IC Engines & mechatronics etc.

The following are the major Research Areas:

  • Machine Vibration
  • Effect of Tolerances on Mechanism Performance
  • Effect of Clearances on Mechanism Performance
  • FEM Analysis & its applications
  • Deburring using Robot
  • Quality Control in Pipe Bending
  • Alternative fuels for IC Engines
  • Lubrication of Automobiles
  • Cogeneration & Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • Thermal Response of Brick Wall
  • Buoyancy indeed flow characteristics inside ducts
  • Solar energy application
  • Mechatronix

Metallurgy & Material Science Engineering

Department offers under-graduate course in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering & two post-graduate courses in materials engineering and Ferrous process Metallurgy with total intake of 18 each per year. The M.Tech. programme in materials engineering is open to M.Sc. physics, M.Sc. Chemistry, and M.Sc. materials science beside B.Tech. / B.E. metallurgical and / or materials engineering. The department is actively engaged in various activities such as R & D, testing and consultancy, continuing education programmes. The expertise available in the department includes disciplines viz. Ferrous & Non-ferrous Extraction, Physical and Structural Metallurgy, Material Engineering, Foundry, Corrosion, Powder Metallurgy, Welding, Polymers, Composites, Ceramics. etc.

The Department has established Materials Engineering Centre in 1995, under India – RECs – UK project which is equipped with sophisticated and state of art equipments for material development, characterization and evaluation of metallic, polymeric, ceramic and composite materials etc. Further addition of sophisticated research equipment such as SEM-EDS, XRD, Hot stage microscope, FTIR, DTGA, TMA, Spectrometer etc. are added through Tech. Edu. quality improvement programme sponsored by MHRD – NPIU, Govt. of India, MHRD New Delhi.

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Mining Engineering

The Department of Mining Engineering was established in the year 1982-83 in the erstwhile Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering. The Govt. of India declared this College as Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology in the year 2002 and awarded Deemed to be University status. This department offers regular B. Tech. in Mining Engineering, M. Tech (by research) and Ph.D.. The B. Tech. course has been accredited by National Board of Accreditation and was granted Grade “A” for five years i.e. up to December 2006.

In its 21 years of existence 19 batches of undergraduate students have passed out with about 350 students graduating. The performance of present and past students is comparable with that of any established institute. The B. Tech. in Mining Engineering is a 4 year course run on semester pattern. A weightage of 40% of contact time is given for practical and 60% for theory. Assessment is based on sessional examinations, practical tests, final written examination, internal and external viva-voce examination, quality of field work, field reports, seminars and project work. The overall evaluation is 30% by internal assessment and 70% by external assessment.

The department is housed in an independent building housing classrooms, laboratories, workshop, seminar and audio-visual rooms, office, stores and other facilities in about 1400 sq. meter area. The department has implemented a number of growth programmes funded by various agencies with a total funding of about 140 lakhs and has acquired good laboratory and computational facilities. A central library caters to the needs of the department.
The core faculty comprises of 1 Professor, 4 Assistant Professors and 1 Lecturer. The core faculty is supported by 8 faculty members from other departments. The faculty is supported by 7 non-teaching staff. The department has an excellent rapport with the industry and offers variety of services and accrues about 6 to 7 lakhs per year as revenue. Some of the prestigious assignments completed include. the investigation into slope failure at Kawadi Opencast mine where 10 miners were killed due to land slide.

The faculty is actively involved in student activities, curriculum development, departmental and institutional planning, development and administrative activities, service to industry and society, implementation of growth programs and in creating an enriching work culture. The department is also recognized for higher studies leading to M.E. (by research) and Ph.D. and currently 10 PG. and 8 Ph.D. scholars are registered. The department aspires to create an internationally competitive teaching and research environment through faculty development, creation of advanced research facilities, starting regular PG programs, acquiring collaborative projects and attracting scholars, increasing liaison with industry and maintaining a creative working culture.


To create an environment conducive for attaining professional competence in the field of Mining Engineering and to provide specialised training for developing need-based human resource, students and staff, committed to academic, social and professional development.


  • To train students to acquire knowledge in the areas of mining engineering processes, systems and technologies.
  • To develop curriculum and instructional programs in mining engineering in tune with need of the time.
  • To generate new knowledge through research and development and to disseminate it.
  • To modernise laboratories and to establish research facilities in the emerging areas.
  • To promote faculty and staff development for updating and acquiring new knowledge and improving professional competence.
  • To provide technical services to the mining industry.
  • To provide guidance and counseling to students and to establish fruitful linkage with alumni.

Faculty Members

Professor Prof. S.B. Shringarputale
Associate Professors Shri. I.L. Muthreja
Dr. N.R. Thote ( Head @ Associate Professor)
Dr. R. R. Yerpude
Shri S.S. Gupte
Assistant Professor Shri Sandeep Panchal


Mining is the branch of engineering involving the exploration and removal of minerals from the earth. Mining is one of the oldest and most important endeavors of humankind, because it provides the raw ingredients for most of the material world around us and, like agriculture, is the lifeblood of civilization. Minerals are vital to any industrialized civilization. Stable and economic domestic mining, mineral, metal, and mineral reclamation industries are essential to our economy and our national defense. India is bestowed with huge mineral reserves of Iron, coal, lignite, copper, mica, aluminium, lead and zinc, limestone etc. Minerals play a critical role in the vitality of our Nation’s economy, in our standard of living and in our personal lives Mining engineering is concerned with applying engineering principles to remove these minerals from earth crust with the safe, economic and environmentally responsible manner with full recovery and carrying processing, marketing and financial management of mineral resources. In order to be able to undertake these tasks, mining engineers are required to have a broad education that incorporates aspects of many other disciplines. These disciplines include geology, civil, mechanical engineering, geo-technical engineering, mineral processing, economics, management, law, computer aided mine planning and information technology.

Mining Engineering is a gateway to one of the most diverse range of graduate career paths, offering good position and salary Graduates have the opportunity to work in a range of technical, management, financial, corporate , government fields and also in Information technology industry. The variety of careers of mining graduates illustrates that there is much more to Mining Engineering than conducting mining operations and managing mining and excavation projects.

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Applied Mechanics

Established in 1966, the Department of Applied Mechanics teaches structural engineering related subjects to the under graduate students of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Since, 1971 Department is also offering M Tech course in Structural Engineering with an intake of 21 students. MTech in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering course is also offered since 2004 with an intake of 21 students. Faculty members of the Department are pursuing R&D activities in the field of Earthquake Engineering, Steel-Concrete composite construction and Pre-stressed steel structures. Department has till date produced 8 ME by research and 10 Ph D’s. Department is also actively involved in consultancy services on analysis and design, non-destructive / live load testing of RCC and Steel Structures to various private, semi-government and government organizations.

The department has well-equipped laboratories viz. Earthquake Engineering Laboratory, Engineering Mechanics Laboratory, Computer Laboratory, Structural Dynamics Laboratory, Concrete Composite & Strength of Materials Laboratory, Structural Analysis Laboratory and Structural Instrumentation & Rehabilitation Laboratory. The department also offers various short-term courses for practicing engineers and faculty of Engineering Colleges. The Department is engaged in wide range of Consultancy and R & D projects related to the field of Structural Engineering.

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Applied Physics

The department is presently catering to teaching of physics at Ist year level and four interdisciplinary courses viz.Materials science at IInd year Computer Science & Electronics, Electromagnetic & electronic materials at IIIrd B. E. Metallurgy. The department is also guiding U. G. projects of Metallurgy students. The department has developed expertise in the fields of materials science, Optical fibers, and laser laboratories. It has well equipped audio-visual laboratory. The department is actively engaged in Ph.D. programmes in the fields of Ferroelectrics single crystal, Solid electrolytes and glass ceramics.

Applied Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry was established in the college with an aim to impart quality technical education particularly in the branch of engineering chemistry with emphasis on chemical characterization of engineering materials. These goals are being achieved through constant effective teaching and simultaneously imparting practical training to the engineering students at the 1st year level. There are a few Interdisciplinary courses in which the department is fully engaged viz. chemical characterization of materials through instrumental techniques for 3rd year Metallurgy student under India REC-UK collaborative ‘Materials Theme Project’.

The department is recognized as an important R&D centre and also as a centre for Ph.D. programme of Nagpur University. Since the inception of the deptt., more than 30 research scholars have Ph.D. degrees from Nagpur University. Eight research scholars have been awarded Ph.D. degree of Nagpur university since 1990 and about 100 publications have appeared in national and international journals of repute. The department of chemistry is also offering projects to B.E. final year Metallurgy students which are indeed of industrial relevance and importance. The department of chemistry also undertakes testing & consultancy works of industrial importance.

Continuing Education Programme

  • Short courses on chemical characterization of engineering materials through instrumental methods.
  • Studies on copolymers of aniline with its derivatives for electronics applications.
  • AICTE sponsored STTP on Applications of chemistry in engineering & technology was conducted during Oct.28 to Nov. 08-2003.

Equipments & Facilities

Shimadzu UV-240 Spectrophometer
Microprocessor controlled HPLC system (Spectra-Physics make)
Microprocessor based printer (chrome-jet integrator)
Gas Chromatograph Shimadzu 14 BPSEF
Electronic balance accuracy up to + 0.1 mg (Shimadzu make)
Flame photometer
Karl-fisher titration apparatus
PH Meter lion Meter
Shimadzu UV 1800 Spectro-photometre

Architecture and Planning

The department of Architecture and Planning offers under-graduate programs in architecture and post-graduate course leading to M. Tech. (Urban Planning) degree. The department is well- equipped with various laboratories pertaining to Climatology, Computer Aided Design, Photography and Materials Bureau. The computer lab is equipped with the latest software and materials bureau houses the latest building materials in the building industry. The department also has an Architectural and Town Planning consultancy which has taken up large scale construction projects in and around Nagpur and even within the college campus. Research areas include appropriate building technology works carried out in the campus, making use of low cost locally available materials. Curriculum includes presentations and seminars on urban design, architectural design concepts annual participation and excellence in NASA and other national exhibitions and design competitions.


The department of Applied Mathematics teaches various courses in Mathematics and Statistics to undergraduate and postgraduate students of different engineering departments. The Department also offers facilities for research leading to Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics. Faculty members are having research collaboration with different National and International Institutions. The Department has a reasonably good computing facility with Internet connection. The interests of the staff members primarily lie in the areas of fluid mechanics, differential equations, generalized functions, general relativity, cosmology and Numerical Analysis.

For course details click on course code/title

S. No. Course Code Course Title Structure
Course Coordinator UG
Core/ Elective
Core/ Elective
1 MAL 101 Mathematics –1 3+1+0+8 Prof. G. P. Singh Core A
2 MAL 201 Integral Transforms and Partial Differential Equations 3+0+0+6 Prof. A. G. Deshpande Core/ Elective C
MAL 202 Numerical Analysis 3+0+0+6 Dr. M.Devakar Core/Elective D
4 MAL 205 Numerical Methods and probability theory 3+0+0+6 Dr. G.Naga Raju Core/ Elective E
5 MAL 402 Numerical Solutions of Differential Equations 3+0+0+6 Dr. P. Pramod Chakravarthy Elective Core/Elective G
6 MAL 501 Advanced Mathematics 3+0+0+6 Dr. Pallavi Mahale Core/Elective B
7 MAL 502 Demography and Statistics 3+0+0+6 Prof. G. P. Singh Core/ Elective F

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