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The Department of Mechanical Engineering came into existence in the year 1995, the year of inception of the college. It is a major and pioneer Department of the college, imparting instructions leading to the Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and Masters degree in CAD/CAM. The Department offers Ph.D. courses also. The program was approved by AICTE and affiliated to Anna University with an intake of 240 students.The Programme was accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi in the year 2006 and reaccredited in the year 2011. The Department was accredited in the year 2015 for 2 years under Tier-I Washington Accord.The Department was reaccredited in the year 2022 for 3 years under Tier-I Washington Accord.

The Department has crowned itself with the glory by achieving remarkable success in academic, co-curricular and research activities. The Department has been keeping abreast of the latest advancement by providing sophisticated modern equipments in various laboratories and training the students in the latest technologies in the field of Mechanical Engineering. The vision of the Department is "To promote excellence in education and research in mechanical engineering for the benefits of industry and society".

The Department identifies the talents of the students and inculcates in them creative thinking and problem solving capability. The Department provides an excellent learning atmosphere complemented with a team of well experienced and highly qualified faculty members. The Department has 31 faculty members in Mechanical Engineering Department among which 16 faculty members are holding doctoral degree and 10 faculty members are pursuing their Ph.D. The Department has 5 Professors, 13 Associate professors, and 13 Assistant Professors. The faculty members and students have professional membership in SAE, IE, ISHRAE and IWS.

Department of Mechanical Engineering is recognized as Centre of Research by Anna University in the year 2007. The Department is blessed with faculty who have made significant contribution towards knowledge in the form of publications in reputed National and International Journals. The Department has two research laboratories, centre for material research and centre for energy research with major equipment to promote the research activities among students and faculty members. The Department believes in the phrase,

“If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard; you’ll be hard to beat.”– Hershel Walker.

Vision and Mission PEO and POs Acheivements
Program Curriculum

Innovative Teaching Aids

👉🏿Group Discussion(GD)

👉🏿Lab Visit (LV)

👉🏿Industrial Visit (IV)

👉🏿Flipped Classroom (FC)

👉🏿Think-Pair-Share (TPS)

👉🏿Z-A Technique (Z-A)

👉🏿Mind Mapping (MM)

👉🏿Visualization (V)

👉🏿Mini Project (MP)

👉🏿Project Based Learning (PBL)

👉🏿TCase Study (CS))

👉🏿Simulation (S)

👉🏿Active Co-operative Learning (ACL)

👉🏿Role Play (RP)

👉🏿Model Based Learning (MBL)

👉🏿Moodle Quiz (MQ)


👉🏿Animated Video (AV) and Online Quiz

Courseware Attainment
Program Organised

Professional Chapters

Indian Society Of Heating,Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers

Indian Welding Society

Society of Automotive Engineers INDIA

Institution Of Engineers

Innovation Industrial Institute Interaction

Thrust Area






Centre For Research




Academic Research

Department of Mechanical Engineering is recognized as a Research Centre by Anna University, Chennai. There are totally nineteen doctorates and sixteen research supervisors are in the department. Through the department research centre, eleven research scholars have received their Ph.D and fourty seven research scholars are pursuing their Ph.D. During the assessment years, seven faculty members of the department have completed their Ph.D and fifteen faculty members are pursuing their Ph.D. Faculty members have published quality publications in Scopus indexed and SCI Journals.Department Google Scholar

Department Google Scholar Link

👉🏿Recognized Supervisior

👉🏿Faculty Received Ph.D.

👉🏿Faculty Pursuing Ph.D.

👉🏿Ph.D. Awarded through Research Centre

👉🏿Ph.D Scholars


Number of quality publications in refereed/SCI Journals

Publications in 2020-21

Publications in 2019-20

Publications in 2018-2019

 1. SenthilKumar A, Nayagam Lenin, Rajesh Kanna, R & Sakthipandi, K, 2018 ‘Structural, Electrical and Magnetic properties of NILA X Fe 2-X O 4 Nanoferrites’, Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol.212, pp.385-393 [Impact factor: 2.210]

 2. Manimaran, P, Shadrach Jeyasekaran, A, Rajesh Purohit & Pitchayya Pillai,, G, 2018, ‘An Experimental and Numerical Investigation on the Mechanical Properties of Addition of Wood Flour Fillers in Red Banana Peduncle Fiber Reinforced Polyester Composites’, Journal of Natural Fibers, doi.org/10.1080/15440478.2018.1558148

  3. Selvabharathi, R,2019, ‘Effect of post weld heat treatment and TiAlSiN coating on the tensile strength of autogenous plasma arc welding of duplex/ super austenticstainless steels’, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, vol.38, pp.135-147. [Impact factor: 2.809]

4. SenthilKumar, A , Adam Khan, M, Thirumalai Kumaran, S, Uthayakumar, ,, M & Tae Jo Ko, ‘Effect of tool wear on machining GFRP And AISI D2 steel using Alumina based Ceramic cutting tools’, Silicon doi.Org/10.1007/S126333-018-9839-7. [Impactfactor: 1.246]

  5. SenthilKumar, A , Rajesh Kanna, R, Nayagam Lenin, Rajesh Kanna, R & Sakthipandi,, 2018 ‘Structural, Optical, Dielectric and Magnetic studies of Gadolinium-added MN-CU Nanoferrites’, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, vol.453, pp.78-90 [Impact factor: 3.046].

 6. Sivakumar, GD & Sudarshan, D, , A Study on Impact of Rework in a Manufacturing System Using LEAN Techniques’, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience,vol.15(3), pp.886-894, DOI: 10.1166/jctn.2018.717. [Impact factor: 1.666]

  7. Muralidharan, K, Rajashankar, M, ArunBalasubramanian, K & SenthilKumar, , Impact of fuel injection advance on combustion and gas emissions in a TBC engine fuelled with Honge Biodiesel’, Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper, vol.24, pp.37-4.[Impact factor: 0.06]

  8. Muralidharan, K, Rajashankar, M, ArunBalasubramanian, K & Senthil Kumar, D, , 2018 ‘Environmental Effects of a Single Cylinder DI Diesel Engine fuelled with non-edible Pongamia Biodiesel feedstock used for Agriculture’, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, vol.118, no.20,pp.1803-1808. [Impact factor: 0.32]

 9. Ganesan, K, Kailasanathan, C, Sanjay, MR & Saravana Kumar,SS,, ‘A new assessment on mechanical properties of jute fiber mat with egg shell powder/nanoclay-reinforced polyester matrix composites’, Journal of Natural Fibers, doi.org/10.1080/15440478.2018.1500340. [Impact factor: 1.076]

 10. Chandrasekar, G, Kailasanathan, C & Vasundaraa, M, , ‘Investigation on un-peened and laser shock peened dissimilar weldments of Inconel 600 and AISI 316L fabricated using activated-TIG welding technique’, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, vol.35, pp.466-478. [Impact factor: 2.809]

 11. PungaiyaSudalai, & Kailasanathan, C, , 2018, ‘A Review of Surface Coating Technology to Increase the Heat Transfer’, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, vol.7, No. 5.

 12. Kanimozhi K & Raja Mohamed Rabi, B, ,Design Fabrication and Control of a Hexapod Robot’, International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD), doi: 10.24247/ijmperdjun201856. ,

 13. Kanimozhi K &Raja Mohamed Rabi, B, 2018, ‘Yoga enhanced CBT for stress reduction: A survey’, International Journal of ChemTech Research IJCRGG, ISSN: 0974-4290, ISSN (Online):2455-9555. vol.11, no.02, pp.18-22. [Impact factor: 0.34] ,

 14. MuthuChozhaRajan, B, SenthilKumar, A, Sornakumar, T, Senthamaraikannan, P & Sanjay, MR, ,‘Multi Response Optimization of Fabrication Parameters of Carbon Fiber‐Reinforced Aluminium Laminates (CARAL): By Taguchi Method and Gray Relational Analysis’, Polymer Composites, DOI:10.1002/pc.24815. [Impact factor: 2.004] ,

 15. SaravanaKumaar, A, SenthilKumar, A, SaravanaKumar, SS & Sanjay, MR, , ‘Impact of alkali treatment on physico-chemical, thermal, structural and tensile properties of Carica papaya bark fibers’, International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization, doi:10.1080/1023666X.2018.1501931. [Impact factor: 1.333]

 16. MuthuChozhaRajan, B & Senthil Kumar, A, ‘The Influence of the Thickness and Areal Density on the Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Aluminium Laminates (CARAL)’, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals 71(9), DOI: 10.1007/s12666-018-1348-2. [Impact Factor- 0.910],

 17. Nijandhan, K, Muralikannan,R & Srisaran Venkatachalam ‘Ricinuscommunis fiber as potential reinforcement for lightweight polymer composites’, Materials Research Express 5(9):095307, doi:10.1088/2053-1591/aad617. [Impact factor: 1.151]

 18. Karuppasamy, R & Muralikannan, R, ‘Damping, thermal, and mechanical analyses of polycarbonate/cerium oxide composites for structural applications’, International Polymer Processing [accepted for publication]

Publications in 2017-2018

  1. Pitchayyapillai,G, Seenikannan, P, Raja Raja, K & Kamaraj Chandrasekaran , ‘Al6061 Hybrid Metal Matrix Composite Reinforced with Alumina and Molybdenum Disulphide’, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering 2016:1-9 doi:10.1155/2016/6127624. [Impact factor: 1.372]

  2. Pitchayyapillai,G, Seenikannan, P, Balasundar, P & Narayanasamy, P, ‘Effect of nano-silver on microstructure, mechanical and tribological properties of cast 6061 aluminum alloy’, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China 27(10):2137-2145 doi:10.1016/S1003-6326(17)60239-5. [Impact Factor: 1.795]

  3. Vinayagar, K & Senthil Kumar, A, , 2017 ‘Multi-response optimization of crashworthiness parameters of bi-Tubular structures’, Steel and Composite Structures, vol. 23, no.1, pp.31-40, doi: https://doi.org/10.12989/scs.2017.23.1.031. [Impact factor : 3.594]

  4. SelvaBharathi,R, Siva Shanmugam, N, MuraliKannan,R & Arungalai Vendan, S, ,, ‘Studies on the Parametric Effects of Plasma Arc Welding of 2205 Duplex Stainless Steel’, High Temperature Materials and Processes 37(3) doi: 10.1515/htmp-2016-0087. [Impact factor-0.436]

 5. Kanimozhi, K & Raja Mohamed Rabi, B, ‘Hydrogen Synthesis from Solar Reactor using Reverse Photosynthesis’, International Journal of ChemTech Research CODEN (USA): IJCRGG, ISSN: 0974-4290, ISSN(Online):2455-9555, vol.10, no.9, pp.212-219.[Impact factor: 0.34]

 6. Selvabharathi, R & Muralikannan, R, ,, ‘Influence of shot peening and plasma ion nitriding on tensile strength of 2205 duplex stainless steel using A-PAW’, Materials Science and Engineering A, pp.232–240 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2017.10.068. [Impact factor: 3.414]

 7. Godwin Barnabas, S, Sivakumar,GD, Satishpandian, G, ArunVasantha Geethan, K, Prasanna Kumar, S, PrithviRajeevan, P & Dheepan Kumar, P, 2017 ‘Solid waste management across the World-a review’, Eco. Env. & Cons. 23 pp. (S339-S348).[Impact factor: 0.06]

 8. SaravanaKumaar, A, Senthil Kumar,A, Sornakumar, T & Arthanariesewaran,VP,‘Physicochemical properties of new cellulosic fiber extracted from Carica papaya bark’, Journal of Natural Fibers doi:10.1080/15440478.2017.1410514. [Impact factor: 1.076]

 9. Sivakumar, GD & Sudarsan Deenadayalan ‘Implementation of Kanban to improve efficiency of a Manufacturing System subject to bottlenecks’, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management 1(1):1DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2017.10010716. [Impact factor: 2.194]

 10. Sivasubramanian, R, Venkatesan, G, Sivakumar, M, & Sivasankaran, R2017, ‘Simulated Annealing Algorithm for Minimizing Assembly Variation in Non-Linear Assembly’, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management. (Paper accepted for publication). [Impact Factor: 0.16]

 11. Vijayarangan, N, Senthil Kumar, A, Sivakumar, GD &Muralikannan, R, Design is Needed for Smart Manufacturing Curriculum to India’, Smart Innovation doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-3521-0_85 Conference: International Conference on Research into Design.

Publications in 2016-2017

 1. Kailasanathan, C & Gangadharan, T 2016 ‘Influence of bio inert Silica on Mechanical Properties and their dependence on Porosity of Nanocrystalline based Hydroxyapatite/Gelatin Composites synthesized by coprecipitation Method, Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society, vol.52[2], pp.52 – 61. [Impact factor: 0.587].

 2. NagarajaGanesh, B & Muralikannan, R, 2016 ‘Influence of bio inert Silica on Mechanical Properties and their dependence on Porosity of Nanocrystalline based Hydroxyapatite/Gelatin Composites synthesized by coprecipitation Method, Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society, vol.52[2], pp.52 – 61. [Impact factor: 0.587].

 3. Godwin Barnabas, S,Sivakumar,GD, SatishPandian, G, Amuthan, T, Ezhilvannan, R & Janani, B, 2016, ‘Landfill selection criteria in recycling sector using DM tools’, Journal of Ecology, Environment. & Conservation, vol.22 (4), pp.1809-1817.

 4. Godwin Barnabas, S, Sivakumar,GD, Arunvasantha Geethan, K & Ambrose Edward, I, 2016, ‘Landfill selection for solid waste disposal system using fuzzy AHP approach’, Journal of Ecology, Environment. & Conservation, vol.22, pp.S337-S346.

5. Sudarsan, D & Sivakumar,GD, 2016, ‘Study and Analysis on the Impact of Various Optimization Algorithms on Multistage Adaptive Kanban Systems’, International Journal of Printing, Packaging& Allied Sciences, vol.4, no.3. [Impact factor: 0.49]

 6. Muthusamy,C & Srithar, K, 2016, ‘Energy saving potential in humidification-dehumidification and desalination system’, Energy, Volume 118, 1 January 2017, Pages 729-741. [Impact factor: 4.968]

 7. Vinayagar, K & Senthil Kumar, A, , 2017, ‘Crashworthiness analysis of double section bi-tubular thin-walled structures’, Journal of Thin-Walled Structures vol.112, pp.184–193. [Impact factor: 2.737]

 8. Nandagopal, K, Kailasanathan, C & Chandrasekar, G, ‘Evaluation and optimization of Joining Parameters for Dissimilar Materials of Titanium and Aluminum Alloys’, Journal of Advances In Natural and Applied Sciences, vol.11(2), pp.1-6. [Impact factor: 1.68]

 9. Chandrasekara, G, & Kailasanathan, C, 2017, ‘Investigation on un-peened and laser shock peened weldment of Inconel 600 fabricated by ATIG welding process’,Materials Science & Engineering A,vol.690,pp.405–417. [Impact factor: 3.414]

 10. Chandrasekara, G, Kailasanathan, C, Dhanesh Kant Verma, & Nandagopal, K, ‘Optimization of Welding Parameters, Influence of Activating Flux and Investigation on the Mechanical and Metallurgical Properties of Activated TIG Weldments of AISI 316 L Stainless Steel’, Journal of Trans Indian Inst Met, DOI 10.1007/s12666-017-1046-5. [Impact factor: 0.910]

 11. Nandagopal, K & Kailasanathan, C , 2016 ‘Analysis of mechanical properties and optimization of gas tungsten Arc welding (GTAW) parameters on dissimilar metal titanium (6Al4V) and aluminium 7075 by Taguchi and ANOVA techniques’, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol.682, pp.503-516. [Impact factor: 3.774]

 12. Prithiviraj, M, Muralikannan, R, Senthamaraikannan, P & Saravanakumar, S.S, ,2016 ‘Characterization of new natural cellulosic fiber from the Perotis indica plant’, International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization, vol.21, pp.669-674. [Impact factor: 1.333]

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QUALIFICATION :B.E., M.E. (I.C.ENGG), Ph.D (Thermal)

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  • INDUSTRY : 0
  • TEACHING :16 years
  • TOTAL : 16 years
  • DATE OF JOINING : 19.08.2004


  • I.C.Engines, Alternate Fuels, Emission Control, Heat Transfer

  • Automobile Engineering, Thermal Engineering Renewable sources of Energy, GDJP, HMT
  • Book Chapters Published :06

  • International Journal :11
  • Conferences :8
  • About Our Department

    Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 1995 during the inception of the college and is one of the prime departments of our college and offers a 4 year B.E programme,2 year M.E programme and Ph.D. programme in Mechanical Engineering. The department of Mechanical Engineering has a dynamic team of faculty and supporting staff members. We aim to provide our students a perfect blend of intellectual and practical exposure that helps them to serve our society and address a variety of needs of the society. With a solid fundamental in the principles and practice of Mechanical Engineering, our students are well placed in leading industries as well as in the higher research level institutions of international recognition.

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