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Research focus is there in all tires of education, First Degree, Higher Degree and Ph.D. The University has its own seed grant scheme to encourage research in new areas. The Department encourages research in Mechanical as well as inter-disciplinary areas. The general work areas of the faculty in the Department can be broadly summarized as:
  • Design Engineering
  • Thermal Engineering & Fluid transport
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials, including Nano-Materials and MEMS
  • Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
  • Robotics & Mechatronics

Ongoing Projects (Net Worth of the projects: Rs. 556.08 Lakhs)

  • DST Rajasthan: Development of e-waste management strategies for selected e-products in Rajasthan. Rs. 7.53 Lakhs. 2018-2021.
  • DST : Modelling immune response to salmonella during typhoid, Rs.-43.52 lakh, 2015-18.
  • DST – Raj: Design of healthcare supply chain for enhancing availability and reducing wastage of generic medicines for rural areas in Rajasthan, Rs. - 5.88 lakh, 2016-19.
  • DAAD: JInGEL - Joint Indo-German experience lab, 346954 euros*, 2016-19.
  • BITS Pilani RIG: Development and validation of a Finite Volume Method based flow solver for the compressible two-phase flows with phase change, Rs. - 1.00 lakh, 2016-17
  • BITS Pilani RIG: A preliminary study on developing and investigating tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding process for producing free form metallic parts, Rs. - 2.00lakh, 2016-17.
  • BITS Pilani RIG: Design and fabrication of a test rig to experimentally investigate propulsive characterisation of wiggling elastic flagella, Rs. - 1.00lakh, 2016-17.
  • BITS Pilani RIG: Electrical and thermal characterisation of nano-composites, Rs. -1.00lakh, 2016-17.
  • TIIL, Chennai: Study of Lubricant and application methods for enhanced surface finish and reduced draw load on cold drawn steel tubes. Rs. - 27.435lakh, 2017-20.
  • BITS-ACRG: An investigation of energy consumption of machine tools, Rs. - 9.65lakh, 2017-19.
  • BITS-RIG: Fabrication of an experimental facility for monitoring the energy consumption of machine tools, Rs. - 1.25 Lakh, 2017-18.
  • DST-TIDE: Design and Development of a Power Assistive Hybrid e- Trike for Differently Abled Person in Rural and Urban Regions of India, Rs. – 67.76 lakh, 2018-2020.
  • ARDB : Development of a fault diagnosis scheme for Aero-Bearing with multiple localized defect using non-linear mathematical modeling and experimental analysis, Rs. 10.00 lakh, 2018-2020.
  • DBT: ReValue: Innovative technologies for improving resource utilization in the Indo-European fish value chains, Rs. – 64.65 lakhs, 2018-2021.
  • BITSPilaniRIG: Developmentof PLA and ABS hybrid filaments for strength enhancement and biomedical applications, Rs. - 2.00 lakh, 2017-2019.
  • BITS RIG: Numerical evaluation of the influence of protein expression levels on elastic modulus of sarcomere, Rs. – 2 lakh, 2018-2019
  • BITS CRG: Experimental studies on mechanics of micromechanical structures and cells, Rs. - 8.2 lakh, 2018-2020
  • BITS CRG: Ultrasonic assisted grinding of difficult to cut materials with cryo-minimum quantity lubrication, Rs. - 9.4 lakh, 2018-2020.
  • BITS-RIG: Green infrastructural interventions for combating air pollution in the national capital region, Rs. 2.00 Lakhs. 2018-2020.
  • BITS-RIG: Fabrication of an experimental facility for monitoring the energy consumption of machine tools, Rs. 1.25 lakh, 2017-2018.
  • BITS-CRG: An investigation of energy consumption of machine tools, Rs – 9.65 lakh, 2017-2019.
  • BITS Pilani RIG: Development and validation of a Finite Volume Method based flow solver for the compressible two-phase flows with phase change, Rs. – 1 lakh, 2016-2017.

Completed Projects (Net Worth of the projects: Rs. 690.6 Lakh)

  • NPMASS (Bio PARC): Indigenization of lab-on-chip for UTI pathogen detection, Rs. - 64.00 lakh, 2009 – 11.
  • NPMASS (HR PARC): Establishment of national MEMS design centre, Rs. - 87.60lakh, 2010 – 13
  • DAAD: A joint project on lean and green manufacturing, Rs. - 54030 euros, 2010 – 11.
  • ABG: Carbon nanotube from carbon black, rs. - 10.00 lakh, 2011 – 13.
  • MHRD: Subproject of project OSCAR, Rs. - 3.00 lakh, 2011.
  • BITS Pilani Seed Grant: Design and development of robotic exoskeleton for upper limb rehabilitation and assistance, Rs. - 15.10lakh, 2011 – 13.
  • BITS Pilani Seed Grant: CNT Reinforced Metal Matrix, Rs. - 19.80lakh, 2011 – 13.
  • M I&T: Development, design and engineering of 28-DOF humanoid to avoid obstacles and handle specified objects in the environment, Rs. - 45.00 lakh, 2012 – 15.
  • UGC   (Major ): Design and development of test rig to understand the dynamics of nanorobots, Rs. - 9.37lakh, 2012 – 14.
  • GAIL: Design and development of condition monitoring of pipelines using WSN, Rs. - 71.36lakh, 2012 – 14.
  • DBT: MEMS based bio-particle separator, Rs. - 40.50 lakh, 2012.
  • NPMASS: NPMASS MEMS design centre, Rs. - 75.00 lakh, 2013.
  • DST: Characterization of surface errors in machining of thin-wall curved geometries, Rs. - 26.12lakh, 2013-16.
  • DAAD: Indo-German automotive life cycle engineering, Rs. - 94423 euros, 2013-16.
  • UGC: Development and validation of sustainability measurement framework for manufacturing industries, Rs. - 3.22lakh, 2013-16.
  • UGC: Development of drivers, barriers and key performance indicators for implementation of green manufacturing in Indian micro, small and medium ceramic enterprises, Rs. - 9.90lakh, 2013-16.
  • UGC: Design of supplier development implementation framework for Indian manufacturing industries, Rs. - 9.10lakh, 2013-16.
  • DST: Experimental investigation on CO2 based refrigeration system in trans-critical cycle, Rs. - 35.50lakh, 2014-16.
  • BITS Pilani RIG: Development of a framework to manage household waste for sustainable development, Rs. - 2.00lakh, 2014-15.
  • BITS Pilani RIG: Development and CFD modelling of ash cooler of circulating fluidized bed boilers, Rs. - 2.0lakh, 2014-16.
  • DST: Studies in fluidized bed combustor with co-firing rice husk and coal under oxygen fired conditions, Rs. - 30.13lakh, 2014-17.
  • DAAD: 3 cycle – Recycling of plastics with 3D printing, Rs. -5000euros, 2015.
  • BITS Pilani RIG: Development and validation of control oriented model for unbalanced rotating systems with soft suspensions, Rs. - 2.00 lakh, 2016-17.
  • MHRD: Developing suitable pedagogical methods for various classes (Energy Technology) intellectual calibers and research in e-learning, Rs. - 7.00 lakh, 2016-17.

Conferences/ Workshops conducted in 2018

  • Two-day workshop on condition monitoring and NVH

Conferences/ Workshops conducted in 2017

  • 2 day workshop on Fracture, Fatigue and Creep related life prediction techniques
  • CSIR sponsored 2 day workshop on applications of advanced computational methods in engineering.
  • 2 day workshop on ‘Additive Manufacturing-Applications and recent Trends’.

Conferences/ Workshops conducted in 2016

  • Workshop on Geometric stackup
  • Workshop on ANSYS17
  • Interactive Workshop on Intelligent and Green Building
  • 4th Indo-German workshop on green manufacturing (Learning Factories, Educating Sustainability, IoT, Industry 4.0)

Conferences/ Workshops conducted in 2015

  • COMSOL Multiphysics5.1 workshop
  • 3rd Indo-German workshop on green manufacturing (Resource efficiency in manufacturing)
  • India-HU workshop for sensing and robotics

Conferences/ Workshops conducted in 2014

  • Workshop on solar cooker building

Conferences/ Workshops conducted in 2013

  • 2nd Indo-German workshop on green manufacturing (Life Cycle Engineering)

Conferences/ Workshops conducted in 2012

  • Introductory MATLAB workshop
  • Introduction to symbolic computing with MAPLE
  • Introduction to LATEX 2e
  • Workshop on rapid prototyping

Conferences/ Workshops conducted in 2011

  • International conf. on sustainable manufacturing: Issues, trends and practices
  • Workshop on residual life assessment of TPP components
  • Workshop on Umberto5, life cycle assessment software
  • MEMS design using COMSOL
  • Summer school on CAD for MEMS design
  • Workshop on software training for MEMS design
  • Introduction to MEMS and CAD for MEMS design
  • Software on MEMS design using COMSOL, IntelliSuite and CoventorWare

Industry Connect Programs (Revenue generated: Rs.8.31 Lakhs)

S.No Program Location Duration Number of Participants
1 Belts, shafts and bearing maintenance Birla Cellulosic,Kharach 20-22 October 2016 19
2 Welding and Gas cutting Grasim Industries,Harihar 18-19, November 2016 19
3 Knowledge of Construction Materials Birla Poly fibers,Kharach 28-30 December 2016 15
4 Fatigue, Fracture and Creep related life prediction techniques Vishakapatinam Steel Plant, Vishakapatinam 24-25 February 2017 60
5 Fatigue, Fracture and Creep related life prediction techniques VishakapatinamSteel Plant,Vishakapatinam 24-25 March 2017 60
6 Power Plant Performance calculations Grasim Industries,Vilayat 24-25 March 2017 15
7 Boiler Technology Grasim Industries,Nagda 29-30 May 2017 20
8 Coal Chemistry and Metallurgy Birla Poly fibers,Kharach 6-7 July 2017 20
9 Material handling equipment: Design, safety and audit Birla Poly fibers, Grasim Industries, Harihar 21-22 July 2017 20
10 Steam and Power Balance Grasim Industries,Nagda 22-23 September 2017 25

Workshop CMNVH-2018

Two-day workshop on condition monitoring and NVH

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Travel Grant for Faculty and Research Scholars

This grant is to support the travelling of BITS faculties to attend National or International academic conferences/seminars/symposia for presenting paper/poster.  



  • Flexible Manufacturing Systems Laboratory
  • Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Laboratory
  • IC Engines Laboratory
  • Prime Movers & Fluid Machines Laboratory 
  • Transport Phenomena Laboratory

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