Approved by AICTE, New Delhi, Affliated to Anna University Chennai

Mechanical Engineering


              The Mechanical Engineering Department was started in the year 2011.The department has a team of highly qualified, dedicated and motivated faculty members and has well-equipped laboratories to conduct the UG programmed as highly standard.


                The Department aims is to employable mechanical engineering graduates with knowledge, skills and ethics; to provide them with the professional and soft skills necessary and soft skills necessary to lead a successful career and peaceful life and to equip them with the confidence necessary to contribute to society by performing in their respective fields of endeavo


               The fields Mechanical Engineering encompasses many subjects such as Automobile Engineering, Production Engineering, computer Aided Design and Manufacturing ,power plant Engineering, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning,    Mechatronics, Automation and Robotics which are the fastest growing and most challenging technologies that enable the development of the modern knowledgeable society. The department offers the following course:


  •       B.E (full time) Mechanical Engineering with an intake of 60 students



                The academic mission of Mechanical Engineering is to develop mechanical engineers with application-oriented knowledge, multi-discipline leaders, and technical managers for a global and diverse environment. This mission is accomplished through the pursuit of  distinction in fundamental and applied research for faculty and students in man academic and cooperative environment that promotes scholastic performances, sound engineering fundamentals, strong design experiences, And personal professional integrity.



                 The Mechanical Engineering is a premier department educating high-quality engineers to serve the diverse needs of our changing society. These include the environment, health-care, and manufacturing. There are the three key elements which promote our success. First, the department has a well-funded, high-quality research environment that is internationally regarded in key areas, attracting superior faculty and students. Secondly, the faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and continuous improvement to our curricula. Thirdly, the department has alliances with industry, alumni, other departments and the community.



                   The Mechanical Engineering department has well-equipped laboratories enabling the students to apply and verify he fundamentals that they have learned in their class rooms. Students get a wide exposure and practical hands on training in the sophisticated equipments during their lab sessions.



Metal joining process-welding

Forging process-Smithy

Forging process-Sheet Metal

Metal casting process

Pipe-line connections-Plumping

Machine Assembly Practices




Flow measurement test on –Venturi meter, Orifice meter, Roto meter set-up

Measurement of friction in pipes.

Performance test on –Centrifugal pump, Gear pump, Reciprocating pump,      Submersial pump, Pelton turbine, Francis turbine.



Lathe-Facing, Turning, Taper Turning and Thread cutting operations.

Milling-Hexagonal milling, contour milling.

Grinding-surface grinding and Cylindrical grinding.

Shaping Slotting and Planting operations.

Moulding process-injection Moulding Machine.



                The CAD/CAM center has been created exclusively provide to training to all student in the latest CAD and CAM softwares. The softwares available include Auto-desk Education Master Suite-2011, Pro.5(Pro-E) University plus edition, and Edgecam. We also have the Danford CNC trainers namely CNC trainer .



Tensile & Compressive on metals-Universal Testing Machine (40 Ton capacity).

Hardness testing on metals-Rockwell and Brinell hardness testing machine.

Torison Testing on mild steel rod-Torison Testing Machine(60 NM Capacity).

Impact Testing-Impact Testing Machine(300 j Capacity).

Compression test on spring-Spring Testing Machine(2500 N Capacity).

Material Hardening-Muffle Furnace(800c)&Metallurigical Microscopes



                The Unique part of CAM lab is that each and every student studying in our department undergoes extensive hands-on-training in CNC machines with ample space and resources needed to carry out individual experiments.


              The students are trained to develop real-time models on the following CNC machines.

CNC Lathe(Production type and trainer kit).
CNC Milling(Production type and trainer kit).



           This laboratory is equipped with modern instruments to conduct the Following experiments which help our students the method of static, dynamic Force analysis of mechanism and the usage of measuring devices for dynamic testing.


Experimental study of velocity ratios of simple, compound, epicyclic and differential gear trains.

Kinematics of cams, Four Bar, Slinder Crank, Crank Rocker, Double crank, Double rocker, Universal joints, and Oscillating cylinder Mechanisms.

Determination of Mass movement of inertia using Turn Table apparatus, bifilar suspension, trifilar suspension and compound pendulum.

Determination of frequency for various vibratory systems.

Study of gyroscopic effect and couple using Motorized gyroscope.

Determination of range sensitivity and effort using Hartnell governors.



              The laboratory is equipped with modern equipment to conduct the following experiments which help the student to understand the basic principles of measurements.

Calibration of Vernier, Micrometer and Dial Gauge.

Checking Dimensions of parts using slip gauges.

Measurements of Angle using sine bar, sine center and tool markers microscope.

Calibration of force using Mechanical, Pneumatic and Electrical comparators.

Measurements of Temperature using Thermocouple and Pyrometer.

Measurement of Gear Tooth Dimensions, thread parameters, straightness, flatness, displacement, force, torque, vibration and shock


               The main objectives of this laboratory are to apply the thermodynamic laws and concepts on real-time problems by conducting the following experiments:

Performance test on a single cylinder diesel-engine with electrical loading using data acquisition system

Morse Test on Multicylinder Petrol Engine

Load Test and Preparation  of heat balance sheet on Multicylinder Diesel Engine with Hydraulic Loading

Retardation Test to find Frictional Power of a Diesel Engine

Determination of Flash point and Fire point of Petrol using Cleave land open cup apparatus

Valve Timing diagram on 4 Stroke Diesel Engine and Port timing diagram on 2 stroke petrol Diagrams

So the students can get good practical knowledge about IC Engines, Steam Turbines, Compressors and Refrigeration and Air conditioning systems.



               The main objective of this lab is to familiarize the students with various heat transfer parameters by conducting the following experiments:

Thermal conductivity measurement by guarded plate apparatus and lagged pipe apparatus

Determination of heat transfer coefficient using Natural convection, Forced convection and pin-fin apparatus Determination of Stefan-Boltzmann constant and emissivity of a grey surface.

Effectiveness of parallel flow and counter flow heat exchanger

Performance test on single-stage and two-stage reciprocating air compressor.

Determination of COP of a refrigeration and air-conditioning test rig.



               This lab aims to help the students to understand the inter-disciplinary applications of Electronics, Electrical and Computer Systems for the control of Mechanical and Electronic Systems by conducting the following experiments:

Pneumatic Trainer Kit with manual and electrical and PLC control.

Simulation of basic Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Electric circuits using Automation studio software.

Modeling and analysis of basic electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems using LAB VIEW software.

Computerized data logging system with control for process variables like pressure flow and temperature.



P. Rajamani
Asst. Professor and Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering
VPV Engineering College
Devadhanapatti (PO), Thanneerpanthal,
Theni – 625 602.

Contact Number : 9787501097