The Department of Mechatronics aims not only at providing quality technical education but also strives to imbibe employability skills, build leaders of tomorrow and prepare graduates for the world at large. Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary branch of engineering that not many have traversed. Hence the joy of unravelling the unexplored is impeccable.
The Department focuses on the engineering of both electrical and mechanical systems, and also includes a combination of robotics, electronics, computer, telecommunications, systems, control, and product engineering.
The state-of-the-art modern classrooms, well equipped laboratories, Siemens Centre of Excellence, Bosch Rexroth Centre of Competence, Robotics Centre of Excellence sets the Department apart. Dedicated faculty and innovative teaching-learning process caters to the diverse student base. While academic excellence is a priority, students are provided with best sports and cultural facilities to nurture their inherent talents.
To accomplish excellence in imparting Quality Education in Mechatronics and to contribute to community through Research and Development
- To divulge knowledge in the fields of mechanical, electronics, control, software, computer engineering and related areas with a emphasis on evolving the essential proficiency and virtues anticipated of Mechatronics engineer
- To establish best in class laboratories to endorse applied knowledge of Mechatronics to meet the needs of the society
- To instill better interpersonal abilities, promote leadership, ethics and entrepreneurship among students for their persistent growth through teaching and learning process
- To prepare robust and responsible graduate to pursue higher studies and research to meet the global requirements by providing state of the art infrastructure
Program Educational Objectives (PEO’s)
Graduates of the program will
- Be able to solve engineering problems and develop sustainable products by integrating multidisciplinary knowledge in Mechanical, Electronics, Computer and Control engineering to meet societal needs.
- Be able to work and manage teams in cross-cultural, multinational and multilingual environment with competent interpersonal and communication skills along with high professional, social and ethical morale.
- Have research aptitude and engage in continual learning with inclination towards entrepreneurship
Program Specific Outcomes (PSO’s)
Graduates of the Mechatronics Engineering will be able to
- Utilize their multi-disciplinary knowledge in Mechanical, Electronics, Computer and Control
- Engineering to conceptualize, develop, execute Mechatronics and Automation project.
- Manage and lead teams with ethics, have research aptitude and contribute to the society.
Department Advisory Board
- Dr. C. R. Rajashekhar, Vice Principal, GC member & HOD, Chairman
- Dr.DivakarShetty, Dean Academics & GC Member, Member
- Dr.Neelakantha V. Londe, Professor, Member
- Dr Lokesha M, Professor & SWO, Member
- Dr. Ramesh, Prof. NITK, Academic Expert, Member
- Mr.Donson D’souza, COO, Block Frog Technologies, Manipal, Industry Expert, Member
- Mr.Prabhakar Kikkeri, General Manager, Carl Zeiss Bangalore, Industry Expert, Member,
- Mr.Yajnesh, Alumni, 2009 Batch, Member
- Mr Bola Rohit Kamath, Alumni, 2011 Batch, Member
The Department has an infrastructure of global standards that cater to the need of emerging Mechatronics graduates. The infrastructure is designed and developed to promote learning and aid delivery of quality technical education.
The classrooms are well lit and built to act as a conducive space that would promote active learning. High speed internet connectivity, Digital Projectors, comfortable furniture’s support learning.
Mechatronics being an inter-disciplinary engineering stream has the right mixture of Electrical, Mechanical and IT Labs which provides hands-on experience to the graduating students. Some of the major laboratories that the department owns are Virtual Instrumentation Lab, Robotics Lab, PLC and SCADA Lab, CAMD Lab, Simulation Lab, Power Electronics Lab, Analog and Digital Electronics Lab, Material Testing Lab, Microcontroller Lab, Fluid Mechanics Lab and Mechanical Workshop.
ROBOTICS CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
The Centre of Excellence is established with an investment of around INR 50 Lakhs, has IRB1520 ID Industrial Grade 6 Axis Articulated Robot which and 50 Licences of Robot Simulation Software. The robot operates on 3-Phase supply with a stabilizer for voltage fluctuation protection and has teach pendant for providing input commands. The robot is capable of palletizing and Welding simulation and comprises of a mechanical as well as pneumatic grippers for pick-and-place operations. The robot has a rated payload capacity of 4 kg and has a reach of 1500mm.
Material Testing Lab
This lab is part of the curriculum of second year Mechanical Engineering. The lab has various material testing equipment’s like Universal testing machine, Torsion testing machine, Hardness testing machines, Impact testing machine, Furnace, Wear testing machine, Non-destructive testing.
Foundry and Forging Lab
This lab is part of the curriculum of second year Mechanical Engineering. It has two sections, Foundry & Forging. In Foundry basic work skill of making moulds with the mould sand is taught to the students. In addition to it, sand testing experiments are also taught. The major equipment’s available are sand sieving unit, compressive strength testing, permeability test, etc.
In the forging section, the basic work of shaping the metals by forging operations are taught.
Mechanical Measurements and Metrology Lab
Mechanical measurements and Metrology Lab has various measurement and calibration equipments. The major measuring instruments available are Profile projector, Tool maker’s microscope, Floating carriage micrometer, Autocollimator, etc. The major calibration equipments are Sine bars with slip gauges, Thermocouple, Sine center, Strain gauge, Pressure gauge, etc.
In machine shop the skill of machining operations using various machine tools are taught to the students in their second year of Mechanical engineering. The major machine tools available in the Machine shop are Lathes, Shaping machines, Milling machines, Grinding machines, and Drilling machines. The various jobs taught in the lathe machine are turning, taper turning, parting, thread cutting etc. Also the gear cutting operation and shaping operations are taught.
Energy Conversion Shop
This is part of fifth semester Mechanical Engineering curriculum. The major equipments available are Four stroke single Cylinder Diesel Engine, Four stroke single cylinder petrol engine, Two stroke single cylinder petrol engine, Four stroke Multi cylinder petrol engine, Abel Flash & Fire point testing, Pensky Martin Flash & Fire point testing, Viscometer, Calorimeter, Valve & Port timing, and Planimeter.
Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Lab
This is part of fifth semester Mechanical Engineering curriculum. The major equipments available are Pelton Wheel Turbine, Francis Turbine, Kaplan Turbine, Flow Measuring Equipments, Orifice meter, Air Compressor, Impact of jet on Vanes, Notches, and Centrifugal Pump.
This lab is setup for Computer Aided Modelling and Analysis lab for 6thsemester Mechanical engineering and Computer Integrated Manufacturing lab for 7thsemester Mechanical engineering. The lab has 36 workstations installed with FEMAP and Edge Cam Software.
Heat Transfer Lab
This is part of sixth semester Mechanical Engineering curriculum. The major equipments available are Air Conditioner, Refrigerator, Heat Exchangers, Heat Transfer Coefficient of a Composite Wall, Heat Transfer Coefficient in free Convection , Heat Transfer Coefficient in a forced convection, Flow through a Pipe, Emissivity of a Surface, Stefan Boltzman Constant, LMTD & Effectiveness in a Parallel Flow and Counter flow Heat Exchanger, Boiling of Liquid and Condensation of Vapour, Transient Conduction Heat Transfer, Effectiveness on Metallic Fin, and Thermal Conductivity Equipments.
This is part of seventh semester Mechanical Engineering curriculum. The major equipments available are Journal Bearing, Polaris cope, Governors, Vibration Test Rig, Balancing Apparatus, Deflection of Curved beams with strain gauge and strain indicator, Gyroscope, Whirling of Shafts, and Diffused light Polari scope.