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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


Major domain areas in the programme


Mechanical Engineering deals with the properties of steam and thermal energy. Boilers, Steam engines, refrigetors, air conditioners, heat engines and IC engines are the application this subject. Material strength and metallurgy covers the application and selection of engineering materials and heart treatment process to improve the strength and wear resistance properties of the materials. The subject Machine design deals the designing of machine parts by considering the force. Various manufacturing techniques and fabrication methods are studying in manufacturing process. Advanced production process deals with the modern machines like CNC, FMS and Robotics, apart from the convention machines like lathe, grinding, milling etc. Automobile engineering subject covers the entire vehicle mechanism and modern development in motor Vehicle industry. Power plant engineering subject teaches various power production units and to calculate the power consumption. One of the major areas is the machine drawing and the study of engineering graphics. General workshop and Advance machine tool laboratory helps the students to practice in various machine tools as well as skill development. Material testing Lab and Electrical technology labs are advantageous to the students to practice to test the materials and to connect the electrical equipments. Hydraulic lab and Heat engine labs are providing the practical knowledge about these areas. There are provisions to practice Servicing and maintenance of mechanical devices in the concerned laboratory. Computer aided design cover the areas of computer drafting in machine designing and drawing. In plant training and industrial visits helps the students to understand about the real time situations in industry.


Job prospects


Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is the essential qualification for placing in middle level managerial job like supervisors in industry. Machine tool industry, Automobile industry, Process industries, Fabrication field, Power plants, Rubber manufacturing industry, Material testing laboratories, Cadd design centers, Paper industry, Railway, Shipyard, are some of the field where the mechanical diploma engineers can be placed. Both Central and State govts are providing job facilities for diploma holders in mechanical engineering as workshop instructor in technical education, draughtsman in various departments, Legal metallurgy, VSSC etc.


Prospects for higher studies


The diploma students can study directly into the third semester in B.Tech after passing lateral entry examinations. There is provision for part time degree in B.Tech admissions in certain colleges.