About the department

 

Mechanical Engineering is an evergreen discipline as whatever field of engineering one wishes to pursue as a career, the basics of Mechanical Engineering come in handy in the effective design, development, and optimization of equipment and devices used in any industrial activity. Keeping in mind cutthroat competition in the industries and to cater to the needs of mechanical engineers in the industries of Gujarat and beyond, the college had started Mechanical Branch with the intake of 30 seats in the year 2004 affiliated to Saurashtra University, later was affiliated to Gujarat Technological University. Since 2018 it is now working under the aegis of Atmiya University

Department currently has an Intake of 60 at UG level and 42 at PG level including 24 in Production Engineering and 18 in CAD/CAM under Atmiya University. The faculties are well experienced in their respective fields and committed to producing world-class engineers. The Department has well-developed Laboratories and Workshop with an investment of more than Rs. 90 Lakhs.

Mechanical Department has State of the art Laboratories. In addition to normal laboratory facilities we have specialized labs in the area of CAD-CAM and Production. That includes CNC, VMC, TIG and MIG Welding machines, Non-destructive Testing Lab, Foundry sand testing labs which are used for research purposes.

Mechanical Department has actively involved in student all-round development through student-centric activities. Student clubs have been formed where Career enrichment programs are conducted in terms of seminars/workshops/certificate programs/ aptitude tests. Our students have actively participated in various technical activities and won prizes in many events including ASME and ASQ.

Being under the Private University Department has the flexibility to modify the syllabus as per the need of the industries. The department grooms a student to an extent that he/she can excel in the field of technology independently. Our students are well trained for the latest industrial technology and have good knowledge of the subjects of their curriculum. The skills are inculcated into the students through hands-on experience through experiments in labs. The communication and soft skills are also imparted to the students which ensures their 360 holistic development.

Mission, Vision & Values

 

Mission

 
  1. Restructuring the mechanical engineering curriculum in order to give rise to the present and future employment requirements.
  1. Upgrading the competency, capacity, and capability among the technical fraternity with a view to meeting the recent trends and challenges.
  2. Inculcate high moral values in favour of transformative learning and living.

Vision

 

To establish ourselves as one of the best Mechanical Engineering Department and continue to play an important role in the development of the region & the nation

Values

 

Department provides adequate thrust for carrying out project work towards holistic technologies, production systems and management models to actualize the holistic way of life.

Graduate Attributes

 
  • (KB) A knowledge base for engineering: Demonstrated competence in university level mathematics, natural sciences, engineering fundamentals, and specialized engineering knowledge appropriate to the program.
  • (PA) Problem analysis: An ability to use appropriate knowledge and skills to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve complex engineering problems in order to reach substantiated conclusions
  • (Inv.) Investigation: An ability to conduct investigations of complex problems by methods that include appropriate experiments, analysis, and interpretation of data and synthesis of information in order to reach valid conclusions.
  • (Des.) Design: An ability to design solutions for complex, open-ended engineering problems and to design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate attention to health and safety risks, applicable standards, and economic, environmental, cultural, and societal considerations.
  • (Tools) Use of engineering tools: An ability to create, select, apply, adapt, and extend appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools to a range of engineering activities, from simple to complex, with an understanding of the associated limitations.
  • (Team) Individual and teamwork: An ability to work effectively as a member and leader in teams, preferably in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • (Comm.) Communication skills: An ability to communicate complex engineering concepts within the profession and with society at large. Such ability includes reading, writing, speaking and listening, and the ability to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, and to give and effectively respond to clear instructions.
  • (Prof.) Professionalism: An understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the professional engineer in society, especially the primary role of protection of the public and the public interest.
  • (Impacts) Impact of engineering on society and the environment: An ability to analyze social and environmental aspects of engineering activities. Such ability includes an understanding of the interactions that engineering has with the economic, social, health, safety, legal, and cultural aspects of society, the uncertainties in the prediction of such interactions; and the concepts of sustainable design and development and environmental stewardship.
  • (Ethics) Ethics and equity: An ability to apply professional ethics, accountability, and equity.
  • (Econ.) Economics and project management: An ability to appropriately incorporate economics and business practices including project, risk, and change management into the practice of engineering and to understand their limitations.
  • (LL) Life-long learning: An ability to identify and to address their own educational needs in a changing world in ways sufficient to maintain their competence and to allow them to contribute to the advancement of knowledge.

Program Specific Outcomes

 
  • To produce engineering professionals capable of synthesizing and analyzing mechanical systems including allied engineering streams.
  • An ability to adapt and integrate current technologies in the design and manufacturing domain to enhance employability.
  • To build the nation, by imparting technological inputs and managerial skills to become Technocrats.

Scope of the Program

 

The role of a mechanical engineer is to take a product from an idea to the marketplace. In order to accomplish this, a broad range of skills are needed. The mechanical engineer needs to acquire particular skills and knowledge. He/she needs to understand the forces and the thermal environment that a product, its parts, or its subsystems will encounter; to design them for functionality, aesthetics, and the ability to withstand the forces and the thermal environment they will be subjected to; and to determine the best way to manufacture them and ensure they will operate without failure. Perhaps the one skill that is the mechanical engineer’s exclusive domain is the ability to analyze and design objects and systems with motion.

Mechanical engineers play a central role in such industries as automotive (from the car chassis to its every subsystem—engine, transmission, sensors); aerospace (airplanes, aircraft engines, control systems for airplanes and spacecraft); biotechnology (implants, prosthetic devices, fluidic systems for pharmaceutical industries); computers and electronics (disk drives, printers, cooling systems, semiconductor tools); micro-electromechanical systems, or MEMS (sensors, actuators, micropower generation); energy conversion (gas turbines, wind turbines, solar energy, fuel cells); environmental control (HVAC, air-conditioning, refrigeration, compressors); automation (robots, data and image acquisition, recognition, control); manufacturing (machining, machine tools, prototyping, micro-fabrication).

To put it simply, mechanical engineering deals with anything that moves, including the human body, a very complex machine. Mechanical engineers learn about materials, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design, and manufacturing to understand mechanical systems. Specialized mechanical engineering subjects include biomechanics, cartilage-tissue engineering, energy conversion, laser-assisted materials processing, combustion, MEMS, microfluidic devices, fracture mechanics, nanomechanics, mechanisms, micropower generation, tribology (friction and wear), and vibrations.

The breadth of the mechanical engineering discipline allows students a variety of career options beyond some of the industries listed above. Regardless of the particular path they envision for themselves after they graduate, their education will have provided them with the creative thinking that allows them to design an exciting product or system, the analytical tools to achieve their design goals, the ability to overcome all constraints, and the teamwork needed to design, market, and produce a system. These valuable skills could launch a career apart from mechanical industries also in medicine, law, consulting, management, banking, finance, etc.

Having completed a Master in Production the following scope exists:

Production engineering as a career option in India is a lucrative profession. Production engineering is a combination of manufacturing technology with management science. A production engineer typically has a wide knowledge of engineering practices and is aware of the management challenges encountered during various phases of production. The production engineer aims to accomplish the production process in the smoothest and most-economic way.

Production engineering encompasses the application of castings, machining processing, joining processes, metal cutting & tool design, metrology, machine tools, machining systems, automation, jigs and fixtures, die and mould design, material science, design of automobile parts, and machine designing and manufacturing.

Production Engineers can specialize in the knowledge of what every machine on the shop floor does and can resolve a breakdown if it occurs with their expertise.

Production Engineers can specialize in the knowledge of Quality and reliability of output from machines and how it can be improved. Today, these parameters are manual but in the industry 4.0 era, production engineers understanding code can enable machines to learn the quality problems and focus more on predicting quality problems rather than reactions.

Production Engineers will also have a scope in product design wherewith the knowledge of additive manufacturing and 3D Printing, programs to design a particular product can be written by the production engineer, and accordingly, he can 3D print the product.

Scope of the Program

 

The role of a mechanical engineer is to take a product from an idea to the marketplace. In order to accomplish this, a broad range of skills are needed. The mechanical engineer needs to acquire particular skills and knowledge. He/she needs to understand the forces and the thermal environment that a product, its parts, or its subsystems will encounter; to design them for functionality, aesthetics, and the ability to withstand the forces and the thermal environment they will be subjected to; and to determine the best way to manufacture them and ensure they will operate without failure. Perhaps the one skill that is the mechanical engineer’s exclusive domain is the ability to analyze and design objects and systems with motion.

Mechanical engineers play a central role in such industries as automotive (from the car chassis to its every subsystem—engine, transmission, sensors); aerospace (airplanes, aircraft engines, control systems for airplanes and spacecraft); biotechnology (implants, prosthetic devices, fluidic systems for pharmaceutical industries); computers and electronics (disk drives, printers, cooling systems, semiconductor tools); micro-electromechanical systems, or MEMS (sensors, actuators, micropower generation); energy conversion (gas turbines, wind turbines, solar energy, fuel cells); environmental control (HVAC, air-conditioning, refrigeration, compressors); automation (robots, data and image acquisition, recognition, control); manufacturing (machining, machine tools, prototyping, micro-fabrication).

To put it simply, mechanical engineering deals with anything that moves, including the human body, a very complex machine. Mechanical engineers learn about materials, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design, and manufacturing to understand mechanical systems. Specialized mechanical engineering subjects include biomechanics, cartilage-tissue engineering, energy conversion, laser-assisted materials processing, combustion, MEMS, microfluidic devices, fracture mechanics, nanomechanics, mechanisms, micropower generation, tribology (friction and wear), and vibrations.

The breadth of the mechanical engineering discipline allows students a variety of career options beyond some of the industries listed above. Regardless of the particular path they envision for themselves after they graduate, their education will have provided them with the creative thinking that allows them to design an exciting product or system, the analytical tools to achieve their design goals, the ability to overcome all constraints, and the teamwork needed to design, market, and produce a system. These valuable skills could launch a career apart from mechanical industries also in medicine, law, consulting, management, banking, finance, etc.

Having completed Master in CAD/CAM the following scope exists:

Integrated CAD/CAM/CAE Software like Solidworks, Pro/Engineer, Unigraphics,

I-DEAS, CATIA & ANSYS help manufacturers to optimize product concept early in the design process, enabling them to significantly improve product quality, while reducing product development time and cost.

Start a career as a Design Engineer in the core Mechanical Industry. There you could get the opportunity to apply your Mechanical design, SOM, TOM, Heat transfer concepts on the design of actual Industrial Products & Processes. Also with your command on CAD/CAM/CAE & Automation software, you can explore advanced technologies to optimize designs and manufacturing techniques in industries like automobiles, space research, aeronautical, etc.

Build your career as a Software Testing Engineer. Once you have enough CAD/CAM/CAE software working experience in industries, you can also shape your career as a Software Quality Testing Engineer. You would have to know details for software modules and should achieve expert-level knowing industrial use of those modules. Then you could contribute your end-user experience to improve Software quality.

Having completed a Master in Production the following scope exists:

Production engineering as a career option in India is a lucrative profession. Production engineering is a combination of manufacturing technology with management science. A production engineer typically has a wide knowledge of engineering practices and is aware of the management challenges encountered during various phases of production. The production engineer aims to accomplish the production process in the smoothest and most-economic way.

Production engineering encompasses the application of castings, machining processing, joining processes, metal cutting & tool design, metrology, machine tools, machining systems, automation, jigs and fixtures, die and mould design, material science, design of automobile parts, and machine designing and manufacturing.

Production Engineers can specialize in the knowledge of what every machine on the shop floor does and can resolve a breakdown if it occurs with their expertise.

Production Engineers can specialize in the knowledge of Quality and reliability of output from machines and how it can be improved. Today, these parameters are manual but in the industry 4.0 era, production engineers understanding code can enable machines to learn the quality problems and focus more on predicting quality problems rather than reactions.

Production Engineers will also have a scope in product design wherewith the knowledge of additive manufacturing and 3D Printing, programs to design a particular product can be written by the production engineer, and accordingly, he can 3D print the product.

Sr. Name of Faculty Designation Educational Qualification Specialization Teaching Experience Photograph
1 Dr. Prasad S. Puranik H.O.D Ph.D. Production & Operation Research 14 Years 4 months  
2 Manhar S. Kagathara Assistant Professor M.E. (Ph.D. Pursuing) Machine Design 18 Years
3 Shivang S. Jani Assistant Professor M.E. Machine Design 6 Years 1 Month  
4 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya Assistant Professor M.Tech. (Ph.D. Pursuing) Thermal Engg. 5 Years 7 Months
5 Keyur V. Parmar Assistant Professor M.E. (Ph.D. Pursuing) CAD/CAM 4years 3 months  
6 Jaimin G. Pandya Assistant Professor M.Tech. Design Engineering 3 years 2 months

Achievements

 
Sr. No. Name of Students Achievement Photo of the student
1 Milan S. Vaishnav Got Silver Medal on State level Indian Science & Engineering Fair
2 Piyush Malviya ISTE best student award, 2017
3
Praveen Bharadwaj
  ISTE best student award, 2018
4
Yash Upadhyay
Selected in IEP for Kansas State University, USA June 2016
5
Mavani Parth R

 

Selected in IEP for Kansas State University, USA June 2017
6
Gelin Butani C.

 

Selected in IEP for Kansas State University, USA June 2018
7
Sarthak Talapada
Selected in IEP for Kansas State University, USA June 2018
8
Bhavya Bhimani
Got 3rd rank in National level Symposium – ABHIGYAN 2020(Project Fair)
9
Vishal Vagadiya
Secured 1st Rank in Poster making state-level competition on “Circular Economy for Productivity and Sustainability” -2018
10
Dhruvil Makwana
Secured 1st Rank in Solidworks (CADD Centre) Regional Competition -2018

Research & Publications

 
Sr No Name of Faculty Title of Paper Name of Journal / Proceedings Print ISSN / ISBN Online ISSN / ISBN Volume Number Page Number Month of Publication Year of Publication
1 G.D.Acharya Machining parameters optimization of AISI 4340 The IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering   0974-6536   1_6   2019
2 G.D.Acharya Evaluate sulphur Diffusion at Mould-Metal Interface in No-bake Mould system Archives of Foundry Engineering   2299-2944   1_4   2019
3 G.D.Acharya Past, Present and Future of FNB Mould System Journal of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering 2321-4236 2231-3818 8 10_16   2018
4 G.D.Acharya Process parameter optimization for sand inclusion in furan no bake casting by grey relational analysis IUP Journal of mehanical Engineering 9746536     7-19 November 2017
5 G.D.Acharya Application of E-type glass fibre reinforced plastic with epoxy matrix in wind turbine blades Journal of Industrial Safety Engineering 2348-6406 2348-4470 4 123-128 August 2017
6 G.D.Acharya Experimental research on single pass GTAW process with use of different shielding gas foraustenitic stainless steel SA 240 type 304H IJARIIE   2395-4396 3 4449-4453   2017
7 G.D.Acharya Effect of Post Weld Heat Treatment on Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of P11 Weld: A Review JoEAM (2017) 43-47© STM Journals 2017. All Rights Reserved Page 43Journal of Experimental & Applied Mechanics 2321-516X 2230-9845 8 43-47   2017
8 G.D.Acharya Optimization of process parameters for 20MnMoNi55 material in SAW using Taguchi method. IJARIIE   2395-4396 3 4454-4461   2017
9 G.D.Acharya Optimization of pulsed gas metal arc welding parameters for fabriaction of austenic staineless steel IJARIIE   2395-4396 3 4665-4673   2017
10 G.D.Acharya Finite Element Analysis of Tool Wear Rate in Electrical Discharge Machining and Comparison with Experimental Results TMD (2016) 18-22© STM Journals 2016. All Rights Reserved Page 18Trends in Machine Design   2455-3352 3 18-22   2016
11 G.D.Acharya Analyze the Value Stream Mapping for Lead Time Reduction by Lean: A Review Journal of Industrial Safety Engineering   2395-6674 4 1_6   2017
12 G.D.Acharya Analysis of Engine Performance and Exhaust Emission Characteristics of VCR Engine Fuelled with Different Blends of Jatropha Biodiesel Journal of Automobile Engineering and Application   2455-3360 3 1_14   2016
13 G.D.Acharya Effect of Various Dielectric Fluids on Performance of EDM: A Review Trends in Mechanical Engineering & Technology 2347-9965 2231-1793 6 55-71   2016
14 G.D.Acharya An Application of PARETO Chart for Investigation of Defects in FNB Casting Process Journal of Experimental & Applied Mechanics   2230-9845 9 (1) 33-39   2018
15 G.D.Acharya Experimental evaluation of Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer tube International Journal of Advance Engineering and Research Development 2348-6406 2348-4470 4 428-433 April 2017
16 G.D.Acharya Process factor optimization of controlling properties of Gray Cat Iron IS: 210 IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering 9746536     53-61 November 2017
17 G.D.Acharya Minimization of Distortion During Gas Metal Arc Welding Process: A Review STM Journal – Journal of Experimental & Applied Mechanics (JoEAM) 2321-516X 2230-9845 Vol. 8 48-53 Dec. 2017
18 G.D.Acharya Analyticial Determination of Deflection of Stepped Cantilever Rectangular Beam Under Uniform Load Journal of Experimental & Applied Mechanics 2321-516X 2230-9845 7 1_8   2016
19 G.D.Acharya Improvement of the Space Management of Any Organization Using Different Japanese Management Tool Journal of Industrial Safety Engineering   2395-6674 3 1_6   2016
20 G.D.Acharya Influence of Sulphur Diffusion on the Surface of
Furan No Bake Casting-A Review
Trends in Mechanical Engineering & Technology 2347-9965 2231-1793 6 72-78 March 2016
21 G.D.Acharya Internet of Things (IoT)—A Step toward Foundry 4.0 Journal of Web Engineering & Technology   2455-1880   31-34 March 2018
22 G.D.Acharya The Effect of CNT Coating on Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient, Heat Flux, Roughness, Pressure Drop of Porous Material with 3-Omega Technique: A Review Nano Trends: A Journal of Nanotechnology and Its Applications   0973-418 18 5_8   2016
23 G.D.Acharya Indianand Australian/NewZealand Standard for Design Wind Load on Tall Structures like Pressure Vessel and Tank:Areview Trends in Machine Design   2455-3352 3 51-54   2016
24 G.D.Acharya Life cycle assessment of turbine blade fro -Asian International Conference on Science, Engineering & Technology   9-780993-909238   639-642   2015
25 G.D.Acharya Experimental Study on a Portable Mini Salt Gradient Solar Pond Journal of Alternate Energy Sources and Technologies 2321-5186 2230-7982 6 72-78   2015
26 G.D.Acharya Dynamic Balancing of Turning Fixture using Software Simulators- A Review Trends in Mechanical Engineering & Technology 2347-9965 2231-1793 5 43833   2015
27 G.D.Acharya Feature Based Time Estimation:A Review Journal of Production Research & Management 2347-9930 2249-4766 5 1_6   2015
28 G.D.Acharya Cleaner Production concept for Foundary Industries-Need of the day Afro -Asian International Conference on Science, Engineering & Technology   9-780993-909238   54-58   2015
29 G.D.Acharya A Review on evaluating of green manufacturing for sustainable development in foundry industries International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering 2250-2459   4 232-237 January 2014
30 G.D.Acharya A review on Current Research & development in Abrasive water jet machine Int. Journal of Engineering Research and Applications 2248-9622   4 423-432 January 2014
31 G.D.Acharya A review on selection of rotary indexing mechanism for high productivity nternational Journal for Research in Technological Studies   2348-1439 1   January 2014
32 G.D.Acharya Expandable workholding collet used in fixture for limiting deformation a review Mechanical & Automobile engineering   978-81-929261-0-0   1_4   2014
33 G.D.Acharya Comparative study of minimum quantity lubrication for machining process Journal of Manufacturing Engineering     10 121-125 Septmber 2015
34 G.D.Acharya A Review of Research on Improvement and Optimization of Performance Measures for Electrical Discharge Machining Int. Journal of Engineering Research and Applications 2248-9622   4 433-450   2014
35 G.D.Acharya Design and manufacturing of 8 cylinder hydraulic fixture for boring yoke on VMC – 1050 Procedia Technology 1     14 405-412   2014
36 G.D.Acharya Lean Manufacturing: The Need of the Hour for the Forging Industries Afro -Asian International Conference on Science, Engineering & Technology   9-780993-909238   197-200   2015
37 G.D.Acharya A Review on Process Parameter Optimization of TIG Welding of SS316 A Review Journal of Production Research and Management     3 34-38   2015
38 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya Enhancement of the values in professional engineers KCG Journal of Humanities   2279-0233 Issue: 39 1-4 April 2019
39 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya Evaluate sulphur Diffusion at Mould-Metal Interface in No-bake Mould system Archives of Foundry Engineering   2299-2944       2019
40 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya Machining parameters optimization of AISI 4340 The IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering   0974-6536       2019
41 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya Employable graduates for responsible employers KCG Journal of Humanities   2279-0233 Issue: 40 1-5 June 2019
42 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya A Furan No-Bake Binder System Analysis for Improved Casting Quality International Journal of Metalcasting – Springer   1939-5981   491-499 June 2016
43 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya Quality casting of motor body using design of experiment and casting simulation International Journal of Manufacturing Research 1750-0591 1750-0605   111-125 May 2016
44 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya A Comparative Review of Fin for Maximum Heat Transfer Considering Different Aspects IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering 9746536     34-42 February 2016
45 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya Defect Minimization in Motor Body Casing Using Analytical Calculation and Casting Simulation with Experimental Validation IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering 9746536     1-13 May 2016
46 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya Process factor optimization of controlling properties of Gray Cat Iron IS: 210 IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering 9746536     53-61 November 2017
47 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya An Investigation into the Release of Air Pollutant Gases During Thermal Degradation of Furan Sand IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering 9746536     27-37 May 2018
48 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya Process parameter optimization for sand inclusion in furan no bake casting by grey relational analysis IUP Journal of mehanical Engineering 9746536     7-19 November 2017
49 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya Internet of Things (IoT)—A Step toward Foundry 4.0 Journal of Web Engineering & Technology   2455-1880   31-34 March 2018
50 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya Past, Present and Future of FNB Mould System STM(Journal of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering)   2231-3818 8(1)     2018
51 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya Quality Improvement in the Fabrication of Nuclear Vessel of 20MnMoNi55 Low Alloy Steel STM(Journal of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering)   2231-3818 8(1)     2018
52 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya Improvement in Furan No-bake Molding System to
Reduce Defects
STM(Journal of Production Research & Management) 2347-9930 2249-4766 5(1) 1-7 May 2015
53 Manojkumar V. Sheladiya A Review on Casting Defect Minimization Through Simulation International Journal for Scientific Research & Development   2321-0613 3(11) 380-385 January 2016
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