Mechanical Engineering Department started the 3-year diploma course in the year 1960-61 with the intake capacity of 20 students but in the later years the intake capacity was increased to 40. The intake is through the competent authority every year in the month of Sept-Oct for the diploma. The qualification fixed for the entry to the course is matriculation.
Mechanical engineering department prepares the students in the three year for the various manufacturing industries in public and private sector, railways, hospitals, military engineering services, boards and corporations, construction companies, transportation department, telecommunication, PWD and Rural development. Our department also prepares the students for self-employment in areas such as repair, maintenance, refrigeration and air-conditioning, fabrication of steel and wood furniture etc. Many of the students of this institute are successful entrepreneur. We focus on imparting technical and practical knowledge to the student. We believe in the overall development of the student and prepare them to serve the nation on the technical grounds.
The course of the mechanical engineering diploma is directed towards modem manufacturing processes, repair and maintenance and quality control. New subjects like CNC machines and automation; computer applications and CAD have been included to meet the hi-tech requirements of the manufacturing industries in public and private sector. Our department is fully equipped with latest and modem laboratories. CNC and Mechatronics is most hi-tech lab in our institute. The lab is equipped with latest CNC milling machine, CNC lathe machine, robotics, pneumatic and hydraulics equipments. CAD lab of our institute is equipped with 20 latest configuration computers with latest software and networking to provide extensive training in the design and developments of prototype and other equipments. The other laboratories of our department are Applied mechanics lab, Strength of material lab equipped computerized torsion machine, UTM, hardness testing machine, impact testing machine, Fluid machinery lab, material science lab, applied thermal lab, refrigeration and air-conditioning lab, and Metrology lab. Our department also has computer-learning resources, which help the students to understand the subject easily and clearly and increase their knowledge.
The staff of mechanical engineering includes lectures, demonstrators and technicians. All the staff of mechanical department is well qualified, sincere, dedicated and experienced. Two of the lecturer of our department had undergone a fellow ship-training programme under World Bank scheme in Germany in the year 2004-05 for three months in the field of automation. To meet the technical requirements of the diploma our department also sends the staff for various short-term courses to NITTTR Chandigarh, which is the technical and academic consultant of our department.