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Department of Mechanical Engineering

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About us

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, started right at the inception of BITS-Pilani – Hyderabad Campus in August 2008. The Department has been ranked 351-400 as per the 2021 QS World Rankings in the field of Mechanical Engineering. It is one of the largest department in terms of faculty strength, consisting of five (5) Professors, seven (7) Associate Professors, eighteen (18) Assistant professors and one (1) adjunct. The department offers three tier structure of education i.e., B.E (Hons), M.E and PhD programmes with nearly 800 undergraduates, 100 post graduates and 80 Ph.D. students on roll. The department has dynamic and dedicated faculty, ably supported by competent technical and administrative staff. The laboratories are well equipped with some of the state-of-the-art scientific instruments and systems to undertake high-end teaching, research and developmental activities.
The department has evolved over time to keep up with the ever-increasing challenges in technology development, while maintaining a strong base in the fundamental aspects of Mechanical Engineering. The basic objective is to generate high quality graduates through meticulous coursework and futuristic research activities. The students in the department are exposed to the problems faced by today’s societies, and are trained to address those problems through innovative thinking to develop appropriate technological solutions. In addition to the regular academic work, the students of the department are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities and workshops.
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Message from HoD

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus. Our aim is to provide an environment in which all who work here can thrive, achieve their potential and do the very best. Currently, there are total of 30 faculty members in the department working in the diversified field of mechanical engineering. The research work of the faculty members has been categorized into three broad streams: Thermal and Fluids Engineering, Materials and Design Engineering, and Manufacturing Engineering. 
Our department has a distinguished record in both teaching and research. Faculty members have excellent academic credentials and are highly regarded. They have been publishing their research works in highly reputed journals. Several faculty members serve on the editorial boards of national and international journals, review technical articles for journals on a regular basis, and organize international symposia and conferences. The total number of research projects undertaken by the faculty members during the last five years is 40 of worth more than 9 crores. We have state of the art research facilities to support our academic programs and research. The funding obtained through research projects helps us to maintain and modernise our research infrastructure further.
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  • Prof. Amit Kumar Gupta received "Top 2% Scientists in the world" award instituted by Stanford University in 2020.
  • Prof Sandip Shridharrao Deshmukh received Prof. SSR Memorial Teaching Excellence Award 2021 by BITS Pilani.
  • Mr. R. Naresh (PhD Scholar) received the Prime Minister’s Fellowship for Doctoral Research, from Feb 2020, for 4 years (Industry Collaborator: Consortium Techno Solutions Pvt. Ltd.).
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Thrust Areas of Research :
  • CAD/CAM, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
  • Casting and Welding, Solidification processes
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Computational Heat Transfer
  • Material Tensile Strength Characterization at High Strain rates and Temperatures
  • Nano Materials & Bio Materials
  • Product Design and Manufacturing
  • Refrigeration and Comfort Conditioning from Unconventional Energy Sources, Renewable Energy Sources, Solar energy
  • Robotics, Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence
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Programs Offered

  • B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering
  • M.E. Design Engineering
  • M.E. Manufacturing Systems Engineering 
  • M.E. Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
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Our faculty have extensive experience in industry, research as well as teaching. Our strength is a reflection of their skills, innovation and drive. Click here for faculty profiles.




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