The Department of Mechanical Engineering is the major and oldest departments of the institute which started functioning with undergraduate programme in 1956. Since then the department has registered continuous growth in all directions. Advanced subject such as Mechatronics, vibration and noise control, computational mechanics and computer aided design have been introduced as compulsory/elective subjects in the undergraduate studies. At present, the department has 15 laboratories for U.G. level with latest experimental facilities, and laboratories are under constant development with advanced experimental facilities. The department is also offering three P.G. Courses one in Mechanical Engineering Design and one in Thermal engineering and other in CAD/CAM/CAE. Four Laboratories have been developed for conduction of experiments at postgraduate level. Students present research and review papers in various seminars and conferences and they have also won prizes in the institutions of repute, like IITs NITs. SAE collegiate club, energized by the Society of Automotive Engineers, in functioning in the institute and nearly 300 students are the active members, they organize Automotive quiz, CAD Workshops, Expert lectures, Paper presentation, etc. for engineering students of the state. Students are exposed to practical knowledge by Industrial visits to the industries like Hindustan Motors, Tata Motors Pune, ARAI Pune, Thermal Power Plants, Indra Sagar Hydal Power Plant, Shakti Pumps India Limited, Dee Tee, VECV etc.