Division of Mechanical Engineering


  • PEO1: Excel in their professional practice and leadership in industry, government and private sector organizations.
  • PEO2: Apply core knowledge and demonstrate skills in the multi- disciplinary research domains and emerging technologies.
  • PEO3: Create new opportunities through innovations and find solutions to uplift the society.

    Graduates will have ability to:

    • PO1: Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering for the solution of mechanical engineering problems.
    • PO2: Identify, formulate, research literature and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
    • PO3: Design solutions for complex mechanical engineering problems and design system components are processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental consideration.
    • PO4: Conduct investigations of complex problems, analysis and statistical data to arrive valid conclusions.
    • PO5: Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to solve complex mechanical engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
    • PO6: Apply knowledge of contemporary issues for solving problems faced by the society through application of mechanical engineering principles.
    • PO7: Understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental context and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
    • PO8: Understand and exhibit professional and ethical responsibility.
    • PO9: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in multi- disciplinary teams to accomplish common goals.
    • PO10: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities, with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations and give and receive clear instructions.
    • PO11: Apply the principle of management and finance to effectively handle projects in multi-disciplinary environments.
    • PO12: Recognize the need for and have the preparation ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological change.
    • PSO1: The graduates shall have the domain knowledge, interdisciplinary research capability, analytical, logical and technical competency to develop innovative products and patents in the areas of social concern.
    • PSO2: The graduates shall be equipped with professional, ethical and communicational skills to be successful team builders in meeting out the challenges and demands of the industry
    • PSO3: The graduates shall be aspiring mechanical engineers with good values, having the ambition of lifelong learning, and transferring the knowledge to the society.

    Programme Outcomes Attainment

    Based on the NBA defined mandatory Graduate Attributes (GAs) and the Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the programme, the members of the Board of Studies have established the Programme Outcomes (POs). These were then passed on to select alumni and the faculty members of the department. Based on the inputs received from them, the POs were presented again to the Board of Studies (BOS) for revision and approval. In total, twelve POs were finalized.

    Testimonies by Our Students

    Testimonies by our Alumni


    I am Tom Nicholas Freeman, a graduate from the 2020-24 batch of Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences. This esteemed university has a solid foundation in engineering and technology for providing exceptional education and training in mechanical engineering. The knowledgeable and experienced professors have always been supportive, creating an environment conducive to learning...

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    I am Joel Varma, a final-year student from the 2020-24 batch in the Mechanical Engineering Division. As someone who entered the campus as an introverted individual with uncertainty about my post-study prospects, I can confidently say that my time at Karunya has been transformative, shaping me into the person I am today. The picturesque campus, coupled with its natural charm, left me spellbound upon my arrival...

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    I am Nidhin V-URK18ME006 (2018-2022). Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences is an exceptional college for providing outstanding education and training in the field of mechanical engineering. The college is well equipped with cutting-edge technology and resources, allowing students to obtain a thorough understanding of their chosen field. The college also boasts an excellent campus life, with several activities and events that encourage students to interact and engage with one another. During....

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    “Opportunity is a transformative phase in individual life, Necessity is the main root of every invention and innovation” My name is RATNA (Class of 2017-2021). I wish to state that GOD’s blessings combined with hard effort and supportive mentors can make a student successful. On July 13th, 2017, my mother accompanied me to karunya for admission in to B.Tech – Mechanical Engineering. Right from freshman year in Karunya, I was focused in my studies and enjoyed the academics....           

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    Ashish Christy Varughese

    My name is Ashish Christy Varughese, a B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering graduate from the 2016-2020 batch. My four years at Karunya have been great, and have built memories that I will cherish forever. The university is situated at the foothills of the Western Ghats and is quite simply a great place to be. The best thing about the university was in being part of a supportive environment. The teachers helped us a lot and encouraged us to succeed as professional individuals ready to face the real world. Thanks to....

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    Sachin P George

    I am Sachin P George (2013-2017 batch), I have completed my mechanical engineering. As our chancellor says “We are Chosen by god to study in Karunya University“, and it proves to be very true in my life. I completed my 12th std with a very descent marks and applied to a lot of college but could not clear any of their entrance examination and Karunya Entrance Exam was my final hope. I wrote the exam with lots of pray and preparation and I was able to clear the entrance exam and was able get a mechanical seat which I always dreamt of. Bedestha was a very important place to me. Whenever ...

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    Jewel James

    It gives me great pleasure to say with pride that I have completed my graduation from KITS in 2017. I consider it as a God given opportunity to earn my Bachelor’s degree from this college. KITS offers a blend of learning, amusement and integration of enduring principles. As a Mechanical Engineering student it provides a wide arena of the field and thus I got to learn something new with every subject. ...

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    Internships done Abroad by Our Students

    Shawn Jacob (UR15ME151)
    Internship at Rajamangala University of Technology, Thailand

    I have done my internship at Rajamangala University of Technology, Srivijaya Faculty of Engineering, Songkhla, Thailand. I was there for a duration of two months where I worked under my guide Dr Marwan Affandi who is a professor there. I worked on the 'CAD modelling of a caravan using SOLIDWORKS 2016'. The basic mechanics of the designed caravan was studied. I also had the opportunity to teach 2 batches of mechanical engineering students during my internship there. I also had the opportunity to travel within the country and experience their rich and varied culture. Overall, it was a very good experience.

    Nihal Kumar (UL15ME013)
    Internship at METALEX GROUP, Ghana from June 2018 to September 2018.
    In METALEX Group, West Africa, I had a very rich experience on an impressive range of machinery which includes Roofing profile machines, Coating machine, Razor-wire cutting machine, Brick-making machine, for floor and roofing tiles. Likewise I learnt how to make a program and feed the program for the plasma & oxy-acetylene cutting machine. I also had an opportunity to fix the existing defect in some of the machinery in the company. It was a very good industry exposure and hands on experience in the field of manufacturing. I also had an opportunity to interact with people of different culture.

    Research Centres

    The Centre for Research in Design and Manufacturing Engineering (CRDM) foster research in Design and Manufacturing Engineering through collaborations with Researchers, R&D organizations and industries, to disseminate the research findings.
    The Centre for Research in Material Science and Thermal Management (CRMSTM) focuses on the thermal management of electronic devices, automobile cooling, mini & micro channel heat transfer and high temperature material processing.
    Centre for Research in Metallurgy (CRM) focuses on carrying out research with different types of materials and material processing and characterization.
    Center for Research in Renewable Energy (CRRE) develops systems to convert biomass plant substance such as trees, food waste, vegetable waste, municipal solid waste to fuels.
    Centre for research in mechatronics and fluid power control (CRMFPC) focuses on designing new fluid power components and development of human friendly pneumatic/hydraulic systems in energy and transportation fields.
    Development of Non- Asbestos Organic Brake Friction Materials
    Research Scholar: Mr. J. Sudhan Raj, RR13ME003
    under the guidance of Dr. T. V. Christy,
    Professor of Division of Mechanical Engineering.

    The most paramount safety aspect of an automobile is its brake system, which must stop the vehicle and also do so reliably under varying conditions. During a cessation, the kinetic energy of a moving conveyance is converted to heat at the sliding interface of the friction pair. Emission of dust from asbestos during braking causes lung diseases. The raised levels of awareness in health hazards due to asbestos led to non-asbestos friction composites automotive brake disc pads, shoes, linings, blocks, clutch facings, etc.

    Fabrication and characterization of Al syntactic foams
    Research Associate: Mr. Jerin Jose
    under the guidance of Dr. T. V. Christy,
    Professor of Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    Syntactic foams are composite materials synthesized by filling a metal, polymer,or ceramic matrix with hollow spheres called micro-balloons or cenospheres.The presence of hollow particles results in lower density, higher specific strength (strength divided by density), lower coefficient of thermal expansion, and, in some cases, radar or sonartransparency. Tailorability is one of the biggest advantages of these materials. The matrix material can be selected from almost any metal, polymer, or ceramic. Micro-balloons are available in a variety of sizes and materials, including glass microspheres, cenospheres, carbon, and polymers.
    --> Micro and Nano Heat Transfer Laboratory

    Micro and Nano fabrication techniques have revolutionized the cooling industries as the micro and nano structures enhances boiling heat transfer of cooling devices in many folds. Also micro structures used as a wick structures which are critical for the smooth operation of passive heat transfer devices such as heat pipes and thermosyphons. Development of such micro and nanostructure with good capillarity lead to the possibilities of miniaturization by improving the performance.

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    Miniature loop heat pipes for cooling high heat flux devices
    The miniaturization and rapidly increasing heat loads of the new electronic devices put forward the challenge of efficient cooling in these devices. This is because of the high heat flux produced by ultra large scale of integration of electronic components into these devices. The present electronic components are very compact in size and the area available for heat dissipation in these devices is very less.

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    Composites in Combat: Composites for Military Vehicles

    Soldiers globally are committed to their duty of protecting the country and therefore superior technologies are essential to protect them. One such essential technology is in the development of Composite Materials. The increasing use of composites and innovations in fabrication has enabled composite components to satisfy the need for military vehicle components. Armoured vehicles have traditionally used steel armour. However, this gives rise to heavy structures that provide logistical problems in transporting the vehicles to a battle site.

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    Biomass waste to energy for automotive applications
    The world energy production is based mainly on fossil fuels like crude oil, natural gas and coal. Increase in energy demand results in increasing fossil fuels consumption, which in turn contributes significantly to the environmental pollution and climatic changes. Biomass is considered to be one of the important solutions for substituting the fossil fuel resources. It has a unique potential for making a positive environmental impact, i.e., the CO2 emitted in processing the biomass would be absorbed by the fresh biomass.

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    Clean and Green Technology to overcome health risks associated with cutting fluids in manufacturing industries

    Machining operation plays a very important role in the manufacture of products. Huge quantity of cutting fluids are used in metal cutting industries for a variety of reasons such as improving tool life, reducing thermal distortion, lubricating the contact zones, preventing tool galling and seizure, improving surface finish and flushing away chips from the cutting zone etc. Despite the wide recognition of the aforementioned benefits, the negative aspects of cutting fluids become a serious issue for consideration in the recent years.

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    Design of 2 TPD Rotary Kiln Gasification Pilot Plant with high CV Syngas production

    The Division of Mechanical Engineering is involved in the waste to energy project in collaboration with DST. Karunya has recently obtained funding of INR 6.12 crores from Division of Science and Technology, Government of India for a research project titled “Design of 2 TPD Rotary Kiln Gasification Pilot Plant with high CV syngas production”. This project is being done in collaboration with an industry partner Techurja Inc., Bangalore and the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur. The total cost of the project is INR 7.5 crores including the contributions from Karunya and the industry partner.

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