Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College inaugurated the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the academic year 2011-12. It is establishing state of the art laboratories in mechanical engineering. The department has laid emphasis in the following areas:


  1. Mechanical system and control areas including Mechatronics and Robotics.
  2. Precision machining and testing laboratories with CNC Machines.
  3. Energy engineering with particular reference to renewable energy systems.

The department has a well-qualified faculty, with a blend of experienced professors and young lecturers. The faculty have extensive experience in manufacturing technology and energy systems engineering. They have varied background that enables them to teach the students with relevant practical examples, which enables an in-depth understanding of the subjects. The department’s endeavour is to develop its students to be `industry ready` when they graduate.The first batch of students will be passing out in June 2015. Based on the rich experience of the faculty, the growth trajectory of the department includes a setting upa good research base in the Mechanical Engineering and a sound postgraduate programme.


S.No Name of the Faculty Qualification Designation
1 Dr. V.S. Raghunathan B.E.,Ph.D Professor & Dean Research
2 Mr. N. Sreekanth B.E., M.S Associate Professor
3 Mr. M.R. Seshadri B.E Assistant Professor
4 Mrs. Toral AnandKumar M.E Assistant Professor
5 Mr. K. Iyyanar M.E Assistant Professor
6 Dr. K. Balasubramanian M.S(by R) Ph.D HOD & Associate Professor
7 Mr. Thameemul Ansari Ameen M.E Assistant Professor
8 Mr. M. Vadivel Sakthi M.E Assistant Professor
9 Mr. V. Arul M.E Assistant Professor
10 Mr. P. Jayaganesh M.E Assistant Professor
11 Mr. R. Shanmugam M.E Assistant Professor
12 Mr. V. Meganathan M.E Assistant Professor
13 Mr. K. Sridhar M.E Assistant Professor

INFRASTRUCTURE


The vision of our institution is to provide facilities for students to learn the skills needed to become an industry ready mechanical engineer. Towards realization of this vision, we have established manufacturing technology laboratories, with an array of conventional machines like lathes, planer, shaper, slotter, milling machine etc. as well as modern machines like CNC lathes, CNC Machining Centre, Electric Discharge machines, Wire cut EDM, and Injection Moulding machines. We also provide support services for manufacturing press tools, jigs, fixtures etc. A state of the art metrology laboratory is being put in place for training our students in modern methods of design, manufacture, Inspection and testing.

We have established a computer laboratory in the Mechanical Engineering department with a bank of 40 powerful computers equipped with Licensed softwares such asPRO E, Auto Cadand Simulation software. This facility enables our students to learn to design components, to carry out 3D modelling, and to undertake projects in the areas of product design, development, and manufacturing. We have left no stone unturned with the intention of ensuring our students who graduate are highly competent Mechanical Engineers contributing in Nation Building Activities.

Thermal Engineering Lab

The thermal engineering labs have all the necessary facilities and instruments as stipulated in the Anna University syllabus.Our IC Engine Lab is equipped with DI Diesel Engines with data acquisition system for emission control and engine performance analysis. The lab is fully equipped with a Boiler, turbine and generator facility for our students to acquire hands on experience in power plant engineering.A second thermal lab is equipped with necessary facilities to turn out our students as fully proficient engineers in Heat transfer, Airconditioning, and Refrigeration field.


Dynamics Lab

The lab is equipped with Dynamic Balancing machine, Vibration Analyser, kinematic models and control mechanisms for our students to get a grip on the dynamics of machines. Experimental results enable the students to understand the concept of unbalance condition and its effects in rotors and engines.


Metrology and measurements lab

We have established a Metrology lab with state of the art facilities, such as Digital Profile projector, Toolmakers microscope, and a variety of precision measuring instruments. We have also installed a Coordinate measuring machine FAROPlatinum, with laser line probe, enabling non-contact as well as contact measurements with CNC setup, which provides our students to get experience on modern, advanced,and accurate metrology with an eye on Reverse Engineering.


Mechatronics Lab

This Lab provides a blend of electronics along with mechanical equipments, providing our students, digitization advantage in the field of mechanical engineering. It also enables the students to study the flow pattern and pneumatic actuators in day-to-day application.


CAM Drawing Lab

The department boasts of a Computer Laboratory consisting of a Central Server and 40 high end personal computers, with latest Design and Drawing, AutoCAD, PRO-E, Cadem with 3D modelling softwares. The sole objective is to provide quality education and training to our students.


EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES:


The college provides opportunities to the students to participate in variety of co-curricular activities that include participation in seminars and technology quizzes, presentation of papers, representing the College in other inter-collegiateseminars and conferences thus facilitating an overall development of the students during their stay in the College. The activities conducted during 2012-2013 are given below.

  1. An International Multi-Disciplinary Conference On Solar Energy(IMDCSE 2012) was organised during Feb. 1-3, 2012. It was designed to hold a detailed discussion on all aspect of solar energy engineering including solarPV and solar thermal systems. It had participation from International experts and Indian Industry leaders.

  2. A Seminar on Centrifugal Pumps was organised on August 6, 2012, which had three talks from experienced experts. The seminar covered topics relating to the basic design, testing and commissioning of centrifugal pumps. Mr ASL Kameswara Rao, Regional Director, IGCAR and Senior Scientists Mr. BK Sridhar and Mr. KV Sridharan from IGCAR delivered erudite lectures on the topic.

  3. Students of the Mechanical engineering participated in two Conferences in colleges in Chennai and presented papers. They were well received and appreciated.

  4. The Mechanical Engineering Department organized the Engineer’s Day 2012 function on September 15, 2012. Mr.C.N.Prasad, Group President & CEO, Sundaram-Clayton Ltd, was the Chief Guest.

MSEF


  1. The MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENT FORUM (MESF) was formed on September 15, 2012. It was inaugurated by Mr.C.N.Prasad,Group President & CEO, Sundaram-Clayton Ltd. He emphasised that the forum provides an avenue for bringing out the students’ skill in planning and organizing events that are of interest and beneficial to them.

  2. The MESF hopes to bring out the newsletter every semester and increase the frequency as the membership grows. The newsletter will include articles on recent developments in Mechanical engineering, on historical facts and on great Indian and International Mechanical engineers who have made outstanding contribution to the discipline. The Principal Dr K S Babai released the first issue of its newsletteron that day.

  3. The MESF will arrange extramural lectures from distinguished mechanical engineers every alternate month. Though it could not maintain this frequency, the following lectures were arranged.

  • Thermal Hydraulics and its Applications by Prof. B.V.S.S.S Prasad, IIT Madras.September 15, 2012
  • Importance of Microstructure in Mechanical Engineering by Mr C Ranganathan of METCO. March 2013
  • Safety in Engineering by Prof S E Kannan of MSEC, June 2013.
  • Mr Ramaprasad gave a scintillating lecture on Role of Mechanical Engineers in Manufacturing.Nov 2012

  1. The students would present talks on topics relating to their work every alternate month.
  2. During the course of the year, MESF arranged one Industrial Visit to HidujaEnnore Foundries was arranged to update their knowledge and familiarise themselves with recent advancements in manufacturing techniques, machinery and software tools adopted for the improvement in quality and productivity.