Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

About the Department

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was started in the year 2005 with an intake of 60 seats and it was increased to 120 in the year 2009. Further, the intake was increased to 180 and M.E Thermal Engineering was started in the year 2014. The department is also having a recognized research center for students to carry out Ph.D in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

 The department is known for having many publications, research papers, patents, and consultancy work. In the year 2015, the department received a DST-SEED fund amount of Rupees 17.8 Lakhs to carry out the “Cold Storage Project” which was completed in 2017. In the year 2017, the department also received a DST-MES fund amount of Rupees 45 Lakhs to carry out the “Energy Transfer Project” which will get completed in March 2021. In the year 2017, ISTE fund was sanctioned for our students to complete their final year project.

At Sastha, we are providing real-time training to our students by conducting workshops and seminars in our college premises and by taking them for industrial visits. The department has made internships compulsory to fulfill the gap between educational institutes and industries in order to   increase the chances of employability.

Our students are getting trained using internships along with value-added courses such as Solid Works, Creo software,3D Printing and placed with leading industries such as Robert Bosch, Renault Nissan, Daimler India, TVS Sundaram fasteners, TI Metals, Flextronics, Value Ingredients, Endurance Technology, Ucal Fuel Systems, ESSAR steel, Toshiba machine Tools. 

In the year 2021, Mechanical Engineering Department was diversified into Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich Course) and Mechanical and Automation Engineering.

B.E-Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich):

Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich) is one of the major courses that bring subject knowledge along with the technical skills by attending the Industrial Training or Implant Training by the students. Sandwich course will give a thorough experience and key skills required by the industry which will make the students to work in the industry directly. Recruiters will give more importance to Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich) students at the time of recruitment. Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich) students have the advantage of being able to work in the industry from day one without any additional training.

B.E-Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Mechanical and Automation Engineering is an advancement of mechanical engineering program that focuses mainly on designing and manufacturing of products and machines by using CAD/CAM/CAE and automation systems. The course was introduced by taking into consideration, the future of automation which helps in minimizing time, material, manpower and increases the accuracy and precision. Mechanical and Automation engineers mainly focus on designing and manufacturing of machines.

Courses Offered

UG : B.E Mechanical Engineering(Sandwich)

UG : B.E- Mechanical and Automation Engineering

PG : M.E-Thermal Engineering

To accomplish eminence and become a center of excellence for higher learning through dedicated and development of minds, advancement of knowledge, professional application of skills to meet the global demands.



» Develop the intellectual strength of students and guiding them towards technical advancement.

» Synergize the efforts of the department, inspire creativity and foster excellence and innovation in teaching and learning.

» Nurture the development of mind, skill, attitude, and core competence of students.

» Attain leadership in planning and resource management to improve the quality and accessibility of technical education.

» Produce graduates, committed to integrity, professionalism, and lifelong learning by widening their knowledge horizons in range and depth.

» Enable students to shine in their academic pursuits, making them sensitive to the needs of the progressive industrial world.

» Organize a pluralistic and supportive environment that will stimulate scholars, students, and staff of the highest caliber and contribute immensely to the process of nation building through a partnership with community and industry.

  • Have a successful career in mechanical engineering and allied industries.
  • Have expertise in the areas of Design, Thermal, Materials and Manufacturing.
  • Contribute towards technological development through academic research and industrial
  • practices.
  • Practice their profession with good communication, leadership, ethics and social
  • responsibility.
  • Graduates will adapt to evolving technologies through life-long learning.
  • To instruct sound fundamentals of basic sciences viz. mathematics, physics, chemistry to relate them for engineering problem solving, and to prepare our students for higher education and research.
  • To accomplish the capability to gather and produce engineering data with basic knowledge and prepare students for a successful career in industry, while generating the eagerness for understanding and constant learning.
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and engineering sciences to develop mathematical models for industrial problems.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems with high degree of competence.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data obtained through experiments.
  • An ability to design mechanical systems, component, or a process to meet desired needs within the realistic constraints such as environmental, social, political and economical sustainability.
  • An ability to use modern tools, software and equipments to analyze multidisciplinary problems.
  • An ability to demonstrate professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate, write reports and express research findings in a scientific community.
  • An ability to adapt quickly to the global changes and contemporary practices.
  • An ability to engage in life-long learning.

Salient Features


In the year 2015, the department was funded with Rupees 17.8 Lakhs by DST-seed to complete the cold storage project. In this project, many students were involved with the faculty members in research and completed their project work and published the paper in reputed journals which was really helpful.

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In the year 2017, the department was funded with Rupees 45.13 Lakhs by DST/EMD/MES to complete the cold storage project. In this project, students continued their research work along with the faculty members which was really helpful for them to enlighten their knowledge as well as to publish research article.

Additional Features

  • Well experienced and qualified teaching faculty.
  • Dynamic training and placement cell.
  • Industrial oriented skill development programs.
  • MOU signed with leading companies and industrial training centers.
  • Special audit courses conducted along with curriculum syllabi.
  • Well equipped audio/visual room.
  • Well equipped laboratories in high standards.
  • Internship in tier-1 and tier-2 MNCs.

Teaching Learning Process

A continuous improvement approach of teaching and learning engages the learners with key processes, modes of discussions and narratives of subjects in order to understand what constitutes quality and standards in particular domains. Several measures are adopted to acknowledge the importance of academic attainment. The major areas which enabled the improvement of quality teaching and learning involves adherence to academic calendar, pedagogical content knowledge, collaborative learning, quality of laboratory experience.

Bright students are encouraged with Rs.5000/- cash award and a certificate of merit, if he/she maintains 90% attendance and secures high marks in the university exams. Also, 10% of the student toppers, from each year, based on the university exam marks are awarded every academic year.

If a student receives the award continuously from first year to final year, a special cash award of Rs.10, 000/- and a certificate of merit is given at the end of the course. Anna University rank holders are awarded with a cash prize of Rs.1000/- each.

All the students are constantly motivated by the faculty members.

Activities are provided to structure the intellectual, social and emotional support to help the slow learners to move forward in their learning by conducting coaching classes after working hours. This is conducted in two groups, students having below 3 arrears and the other students having above 3 arrears. An individual faculty member is assigned to take care of these students. Counseling sessions are held to identify their difficulties and to help them build their confidence. Retest and home test are given to improve the academic performance. The slow learners are identified based on their performance in the university examinations and they are given special attention by allotting them in separate classes. The students are then provided with adequate coaching to overcome difficulties and perform better in exams.

Active learners are encouraged by conducting extra technical development courses through Microelectronics club by the industrial experts, providing awareness and leading them to participate in internship programs, inviting project proposal, paper presentation and help them take up roles of coordinator , organizer, committee head and volunteers in national level technical symposium , workshops and hands-on training. The bright students are given special industry based training during vacations and beyond working hours by the industry experts. With the help of the faculty members, the bright students are motivated to solve aptitude questions and are also encouraged to take part in group discussion activities beyond working hours. College provides funds for the selected teams to do innovative projects. These are the steps taken by the department in improving the quality of teaching & learning experience of students.

Mentoring System in the Department

Mentoring System: A new process has been established as ‘Mentoring System’. Each faculty will be the mentor of a group of 20 students. Department faculties will continue to be mentors for the same group of students till their graduation.

Responsibilities: The mentor will perform the following functions. The list of course cannot be exclusive. A mentor can always do more for the benefit of the students.

  1. Meet the group of students weekly once.
  2. Continuously monitor, counsel, guide and motivate the students in all academic matters.
  3. Advise students regarding choice of electives, project, summer training etc.
  4. Contact parents/guardian if situation demands e.g. academic irregularities, negative behavioral changes and interpersonal relations, detrimental activities etc.
  5. Advise students in their career development/professional guidance.
  6. Keep contact with the students even after their graduation.
  7. Intimate HOD and suggest if any administrative action is called for.
  8. Maintain a detailed progressive record of the student (format attached).
  9. Maintain a brief but clear record of all discussions with students. 

The college is emphasizing importance towards enhancing the institutional ambience to better serve the needs of an ever-changing and dynamic learning community. Effective mentoring begins with the faculty and depends on the healthy relationship between the faculty and students. The department assigns faculties (Mentors) for providing guidance to students from admission till the graduation of the same batch. The faculty advisors perform the following functions:

  • To maintain personal details of the students including their address, contact numbers, overall academic performance and progress. It will help the mentor in monitoring the academic growth of the students. It will also help the college in tracer studies of the alumni.
  • To advise the students regarding choice of electives, projects, summer training, etc.
  • To counsel and motivate the students in all academic matters-direct or indirect.
  • To guide the students in taking up extra academic and professional activities for value addition as a member of the society.
  • To contact the parents / guardians of the students in case of their academic irregularities, behavioral changes, etc, through the Head of the Department or College.
  • To inform the Principal / Director of the College in matters of leave or absence, official recommendation etc.
  • To advise the students in matters of their career. 


UG – B.E-Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich Course)

S.No Faculty Name Designation UG PG PhD
1. Dr.A.Shanmuga Sundaram Professor and Principal B.E-Mechanical Engineering M.E-Thermal Engineering Energy Engineering
2. Mr.S.Jagannathan Assistant Professor B.E-Mechanical Engineering M.S-Material science and metallurgy
3. Mr.T.Bharathidasan Assistant Professor B.E-Mechanical Engineering M.E-Thermal Engineering
4. Mr.G.Jayaprakash Assistant Professor B.E-Mechanical Engineering M.E Manufacturing Engineering

B.E-Mechanical and Automation Engineering

S.No Faculty Name Designation UG PG
1. Mr.M.K.Jawahar Assistant Professor B.E-Mechanical Engineering M.E-Computer Aided Design
2. Ms.G.Durga Priya Assistant Professor B.E-Aeronautical Engineering M.E-Aeronautical Engineering
3. Mr.P.Divakar Assistant Professor B.E-Mechanical Engineering M.E Manufacturing Engineering

M.E-Thermal Engineering

S.No Faculty Name Designation UG PG
1. Mr.M.R.Dinesh kumar Assistant Professor B.E-Mechanical Engineering M.E Thermal Engineering

Laboratories Photos

Department Library

Number of Titles Number of Volumes Number of journals
112 150 39

Internship Partners

Internship/Industrial Training



I Year II Year III Year IV Year
Language Skills Development, Bridge Courses Placement Training, Skill Development Program Skill Development Program, Placement Readiness Training, Group discussion, Mock Interview, Presentation Skills, Verbal ability, Aptitude and Reasoning online practice tests, Campus Residential Program Implant Training, Autotronics, Placement Training


Every year, our students participate in the national level auto expos and designing competitions such as BAJA – National level Technical Event and EFFICYCLE – SAE India’s Go Green Hybrid Tricycle event


The main objective of EDC is to motivate and create awareness among the students about entrepreneurship options by conducting various programs like  My Idea Program, Project Organization Activities, and paper presentation related to innovative thoughts and motivational lectures by successful entrepreneurs.

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