The department, right from the inception in 1951 has been offering undergraduate and advanced studies under the three broad fields of applied mechanics and engineering design, thermal sciences and energy systems, and manufacturing processes and systems. The current areas include Bond graph and Computer Aided Design techniques, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Flexible Manufacturing Systems and Robotics, Intelligent Machines and Systems, Solid Modelling and Computer Graphics, Application of Neural Networks, Systems Dynamic Simulation, Precision Engineering Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems, Combustion Modelling and Jet Impingement Heat Transfer. The sponsored projects include developing Monodispersable Aerosols, Building Automation, Machining of Advanced Materials, Environmental Friendly Grinding of Titanium Alloys using Cryogenic Cooling, Development of Industrial Robots, Laser Material Processing Technology, Noise and Vibration Control, Condition Monitoring.
The department is in a recruitment drive for bright and young active researchers as faculty members with excellent teaching skills in all areas of Mechanical Engineering. Prospective faculty candidates are encourgaged to apply or contact the head of the department for any information.
Shanti Swarup Bhatanagar Prize: Professor Suman Chakraborty
Sir J C Bose National Fellow: Professor Suman Chakraborty
Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy: Prof. Suman Chakraborty
Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering: Professors A. R. Mohanty, M. C. Ray, P. K. Das, S. Bhattacharya and S. Chakraborty
Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences: Professor S. Chakraborty
Fellow of National Academy of Sciences: Professors P. K. Das, S. Bhattacharya and S. Chakraborty
Fellow of ASME: Professor Suman Chakraborty
Institute Chair Professor: Professor Suman Chakraborty
Shyamal Ghosh and Sunanda Ghosh Chair Professor: Professor A. R. Mohanty
A.S. Davis Chair Professor: Professor P. K. Das
Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya Chair Professor: Professor S. K. Pal
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow: Professors Aditya Bandopadhyay, D. K. Pratihar, Goutam Chakraborty, Suman Chakraborty, Sukanta Kumar Dash, Anirvan Dasgupta