Mechanical 
 Engineering 

About the programme

Our Mechanical Engineering programme is designed to give students a 360-degree understanding of design, construction, and the use of machines in automobiles, electric motors, aircraft, and more. The four-year course encourages students to pursue research in a wide variety of areas, such as robotics, computer-integrated manufacturing, automation, fracture mechanics, FEM, and design optimization.

  • Semesters: 8
  • Credits: 160
  • Start date: December 1, 2022
  • Eligibility: PUC or an equivalent with a minimum 45% overall grade and 60% subject-wise grade in physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

Diploma

Students with a diploma degree can enter III semester of the programme.

  • Semesters: 6
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: Students must earn 120 credits to qualify for the degree

Here’s how our placement cell increases your opportunities

1 Short-term goals
2 Long-term goals
3 Facilities
1 Short-term goals
  • Promote high-quality mechanical education through innovative learning methodologies pertaining to the discipline
  • Encourage students to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities
  • Model students into global citizens while giving them a local perspective of the discipline
  • Provide access to industry links for internships and employment opportunities
2 Long-term goals
  • Encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship among students
  • Develop state-of-the-art research facilities to promote innovation in the field
  • Promote startup culture by setting up a full-fledged incubation center
3 Facilities
  • Material Testing Lab
  • Machine Shop
  • Mechanical Measurements and Metrology /18MEL47B
  • Foundry, Forging and Welding Laboratory /18MEL48B
  • Fluid Mechanics and Machines laboratory/18MEL57
  • Energy Conversion Lab/18MEL58
  • Computer Aided Modelling and Analysis (CAMA) Laboratory (ANSYS Laboratory) /18MEL66
  • Heat Transfer Laboratory /18MEL67

Vertical Progression

(PROMOTION / ELIGIBILITY TO HIGHER SEMESTERS / CLASSES)

There shall be no restriction for promotion from odd semester to the even semester, provided the student fulfills the attendance requirement.

A. Vertical progression in case of students admitted to the first year:

A student with CGPA ≥ 5.00 at the end of the first academic year and has no ‘F’ grade or has not more than four ‘F’ grades in the first two semesters of the programme shall be eligible to move to II year

  • A student with CGPA ≥ 5.00 at the end of the second academic year and has no ‘F’ grade or has not more than four ‘F’ grades in four semesters ( I and II years) shall be eligible to move to III year
  • A student with CGPA ≥ 5.00 at the end of the third academic year, and has earned all the prescribed credits of I year, and has no ‘F’ grade or has not more than four ‘F’ grades in the four semesters of II and III years shall be eligible to move to IV year

B. A student shall also be eligible for the first time, with a warning to move to higher odd semester, if he/she has failed to secure a minimum CGPA = 5.00 at the end of any academic year

C. For the award of degree, a CGPA ≥ 5.00 at the end of the programme shall be mandatory

Faculty

Areas of expertise: Fatigue and fracture of hybrid material systems
Experience: 15 Years in Research and 10 Years in Teaching
Date of joining: 10.10.2022
Email ID: sunilbhat.rvitm@rvei.edu.in

About Faculty

I joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of RV Institute of Technology and Management (RVITM) Bengaluru in October 2022 as the Professor. I have obtained Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology IIT (Bombay) in design engineering in 2008, M.E in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune in 1996 and B.E in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar in 1988. I was awarded one year fellowship in Mechanical Engineering by DRDO, India in 1990.

I have worked as defence scientist for fifteen years in DRDO where I served the organization in the capacity of Scientist “B” to Scientist “D” from 1991 to 2006. I have worked in VIT University, Vellore for four years as Professor from 2009 to 2013 and Jain University, Bangalore for four years from 2018 to 2022. In between, I also had short stints in teaching institutions namely PES, Bangalore, Amity University, Noida and Galgotias University, Noida.

 

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Areas of expertise: Bio-Fuel, I.C Engines and Emission Control
Experience: 22 Years (Teaching and Research)
Date of joining: 01/10/2021
Email ID: solaimuthuc.rvitm@rvei.edu.in

 

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I am Dr. C. SOLAIMUTHU, working as an Associate Professor and HOD i.c in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in RVITM, Bengaluru. I have obtained my B.E (Mechanical Engineering) degree from Madras University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 2001. M. Tech (Thermal Plant Engineering) degree from SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, 2004. I had Ph.D degree from Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 2012. My research areas are Bio-diesel, I.C Engines and reductions of exhaust emissions. I have 20 years of teaching and research experience. I had published 28 research articles (22: Peer reviewed National and International Journals and 06: National and International Conferences). Presently, I am writing a text book on “Basic Thermodynamics” (as per VTU Syllabus, Belagavi) for the benefit of students and faculty forum. I have been acting as Reviewers for 14 different peer reviewed Journals including, Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, Springer, Indersciences etc., Nearly 33 Peer Reviewed Journal articles have been reviewed by me and the report of the same has been submitted to the Journal authority. The following funds have been received and executed the work as listed below: CSIR Seminar grants of Rs. 30, 000.00 (Two-day) National Level Seminar to be conducted between 1st and 2nd Feb 2013 at Paavai Engineering College under my project proposal, Rs. 8,000.00 has been received from Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), IISc, Bengaluru for P.G Student project “Design and Fabrication of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)”, 2016 and Rs. 6, 000.00 has been received from Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), IISc, Bangalore for U.G Students’ project “Operation of Diesel Engine fuelled with bio-diesel and its various blends after incorporating with Exhaust Gas Re-circulation (EGR) Technique, 2021.I have been acting as recognized supervisor in Anna University, Chennai since 2013, Reference Number : 22.02.03, Reference Number: 220467 (https://cfr.annauniv.edu/research/supervisorlist.php?type=mech), and also acting as recognized supervisor in VTU, Belagavi since 2017, Reference Number : VTU08172570. I have evaluated two different theses from two different universities as listed below: (I) “Effect of antioxidant additives on NOx emissions from different methyl ester fuelled DI diesel engine two different “, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, May/June 2016. (II). “Investigation on performance, combustion and emission characteristics of bio-fuelled diesel engine”, VELS University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Nov/Dec 2016.

 

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Areas of expertise: Internal Combustion Engines, Fluid Mechanics, Renewable Energy
Experience: 10 Years Industry, 6 Years Research and 17 Years Teaching
Date of joining: 01/10/2021
Email ID: raghavendrareddynv.rvitm@rvei.edu.in

 

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Dr. Raghavendra Reddy N V joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of RV Institute of Technology and Management (RVITM) Bengaluru in 2021, where I am working as an Associate Professor. I received my Ph.D. from the VTU Belagavi in 2019 for the thesis titled Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation of Compression Ignition Engine Processes, M.Tech in Thermal Engineering from NITK, Surathkal in 2008 and B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Government BDT College of Engineering Davanagere, Mysore University 1993.

 

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Areas of expertise: Thermal Spray Coatings, Tribology, Microwave Processing of Materials, Tribocorrosion, Machining, Materials Characterization, Composites, Bio composites and Bio-fuels.
Experience: 8 Years Research and 5 Years Teaching
Date of joining: July 1, 2019
Email ID: durgaprasadc.rvitm@rvei.edu.in

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Dr. Durga Prasad C joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of RV Institute of Technology and Management (RVITM) Bengaluru in 2019, where I am working as an Assistant Professor. I received my Ph.D. from the Mechanical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal in 2019, I also hold a record of fastest completion of the doctoral course within 2 years 3 months in NITK Surathkal, M.Tech in Manufacturing Science and Engineering from SIT Tumakuru in 2015 and B.E in Mechanical Engineering from HMSIT Tumakuru in 2013. I have received 4 funded projects from VTU Belgavi. I have published 35 peer reviewed International Journals, presented 22 articles at International Conferences, published 4 book chapters. I have delivered expert talk at various International and National organizations and reviewer for many reputed International Journals.

 

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Areas of expertise: Solar Energy, Renewable Energy, Fluid Mechanics, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Heat Transfer and Artificial Intelligence
Experience: 8 Years Research and Industry and 6.0 Years Teaching
Date of joining: 01/09/2020
Email ID: lokeshp.rvitm@rvei.edu.in

 

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I Dr. Lokesh B. Paradeshi completed my Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) in Mechanical Engineering from Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering & Technology, Dharwad during 2001-2005 and Master’s degree (M. Tech.) in Energy systems engineering from B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology Hubballi during 2005-2007. I received Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) from National Institute of Technology Calicut, India in 2020. I have about 4 years of industrial experience in thermal stream with companies like Minda, Emerson and Wipro technologies and 6.0 years of teaching experience. I published 12 articles in peer-reviewed reputed national and international journals and one book chapter. I presented more than 10 articles in national and international conferences.
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Areas of expertise: Severe plastic deformation, Materials Characterization, surface modification Technique, Tribocorrosion, Biocompatible Mg alloys materials.
Experience: 4 Years Research and 6 Years Teaching
Date of joining: 01/09/2020
Email ID: Rameshs.rvitm@rvei.edu.in

 

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I Dr. Ramesh S, joined as a Assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering Department of RV Institute of Technology (RVITM) Bengaluru in 2020. Before joining RVITM, I was a Full time Research scholar at Mechanical Department, National Institute of Technology Karnataka surathkal, during 2016 july to 2020 March and received Ph.D. I have completed M.Tech in Machine Design from AIT Chikkamagalure during 2012-2014 and B.E in Mechanical Engineering from JNNCE Shimoga in 2011. I have published 25 International journals and presented 17 conference paper.

 

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Areas of expertise: Advanced Machining, Severe Plastic Deformation, Corrosion, Lightweight Materials
Experience: 6.5 Years Teaching, 2.5 Years Research
Date of joining: 01/10/2021
Email ID: gajananmn.rvitm@rvei.edu.in

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Dr. Gajanan M Naik., joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of RV Institute of Technology (RVITM) Bengaluru as Assistant Professor, in 2021. Before joining RVITM, he had worked as Assistant Professor in MITE-Moodbidri, Mangalore for 2 years. Prior to that, he was working as JRF and SRF at NITK-Surathkal. He is awarded with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Surathkal, in the year 2020. He had earned M-Tech in Manufacturing Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Surathkal, in 2016 and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from MIT-Kundapura in 2011. His area of interests are advanced machining, lightweight materials, severe plastic deformation and corrosion. Also, he has presented papers at various conferences in India and abroad and has published papers in journals and conference proceedings. He has received best paper award from NIT-Trichy, India, in 2018, received Best Paper Award by ICDMC 2019, Vel. Tech. Rangarajan Dr Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, and received best poster award from Cochin University of science and technology Kerala, India, in Jan-2019. Received ownership for “Flipping type ECAP die” from Government of India. Reg. No: L-79923/2018.

 

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Areas of expertise: Dissimilar Material Joining, Electromagnetic Welding, Theory of Machine, Control engineering, Materials Engineering, Manufacturing science, Engineering Graphics
Experience:25 Years Academic and 10 Years Teaching
Date of joining: 03.10.2022
Email ID: shanthalak.rvitm@rvei.edu.in

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Dr. Shanthala Kollur joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of RV Institute of Technology and Management (RVITM) Bengaluru in October 2022, where I am working as an Assistant Professor. I received my Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in Mechanical Engineering from Visveswaraya Technological University in 2019, M.Tech. in Materials Engineering from NITK Surathkal and B.E in Industrial Production from Bangalore Institute of Technology in 1993.

 

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Areas of expertise: Machining of aerospace components, Nanotechnology, Nano bio-materials Additive manufacturing, Thinfilms deposition and their characterization, Hybrid thinfilm coatings, lens for various optical devices, Sensors, Consumer goods and Composites for aerospace and automobile applications.
Experience: 2 Years Industry, 7 Years Research and 5 Years Teaching
Date of joining: 03.10.2022
Email ID: muralidhars.rvitm@rvei.edu.in

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Dr. M. Muralidhar Singh, joined the RV Institute of Technology and Management (RVITM) Bengaluru as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in October,2022. Before joining this institute, he has worked as a Senior Assistant Professor’ in the Department of Mechanical engineering at MITS, Madanapalle for 5 years from 2018 to 2022. He has served as Senior Research Fellow in DST Funded Project at R. V. College of Engineering, (VTU) Bangalore for 6 years from 2012 to 2017. He has served as Post Graduate Trainee at National Aerospace Lab (NAL), Bangalore. He has handled various academic responsibility and organized/coordinated workshops at department and Institute level. He has awarded his Doctoral degree (PhD) from The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore (VTU), 2017. He has awarded his M-Tech, in the field of Product Design and Manufacturing from R. V. College of Engineering, (VTU) Bangalore in the year 2010. He has awarded his B-Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Golden valley Institute of Technology, KGF, (VTU) in the year 2008. His research interests include Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, hybrid thinfilms, lens for various optical instruments, wearable devices, sensor and consumer goods. He possesses 9 years of research experience in several advanced materials fabrication and characterization techniques. He has published 24 research articles in highly reputed journals in the field of material science engineering, nanomaterials, composites, and machining and also presented his research work in 8 renowned conferences, He has 1 granted Indian Patent, He is actively reviewing manuscripts in top reputed journals

 

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Areas of expertise:Machine Design, Mineral Processing, Tribology, Nano Composites, Natural Composite Materials, Materials Characterization, and Metal Casting.
Experience: 7 Years Research and 5.5 Years Teaching
Date of joining: 03.10.2022
Email ID: harishh.rvitm@rvei.edu.in

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Dr. Harish H joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of RV Institute of Technology and Management (RVITM) Bengaluru in 2022, where I am working as an Assistant Professor. I received my Ph.D. from National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal in 2022, During my Ph.D. work, I got an opportunity to work with Jindal Steel Works Pvt. Ltd (JSW) R&D center Bellary in the year 2018. I earned my M-Tech in Machine Design and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology, Bengaluru in 2012 and 2010 respectively

 

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Areas of expertise:Mechanical Design, Structural Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis.
Experience: Fresher
Date of joining: 14.10.2022
Email ID: manishkumar.rvitm@rvei.edu.in

About Faculty

Dr. Manish Kumar, working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in RVITM, Bengaluru since October, 2022. He had obtained his B.E (Mechanical Engineering) degree from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra in 2014. He had earned his M. Tech (Mechanical Design) degree from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra in 2016. He is awarded with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Durgapur, Durgapur, West Bengal in 2022. His research areas are Mechanical Design, Structural Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis. He has published 04 SCI/SCIE research articles, 02 International Conferences and 01 book chapter.

 

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Areas of expertise:Concrete Technology and Construction management.
Experience: 11.5 years of Teaching and 1.5 years of Industry
Date of joining: July 1, 2019
Email ID: thejascm.rvitm@rvei.edu.in

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I, Thejas C M, working as Assistant Professor in R V Institute of Technology and Management. I have 11.5 years of teaching experience and 1.5 years of industrial experience. My areas of interest are Construction management and Concrete Technology. Construction management is overall management of any construction process with respect to time, quality and cost. Concrete technology deals with study of concrete, its properties and application of concrete in construction. I am pursuing PhD in concrete technology,

 

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