About the department

Mechanical Engineering Department at UPES offers truly an amazing and unique blend of specializations and expertise from a host of cutting-edge and concurrent technologies ranging from thermal-fluid sciences, automotive design, manufacturing, materials and metallurgy, mechatronics and robotics, design of machines and renewable energy, to name a few. What really makes the Mechanical Engineering at UPES a radically distinctive one is in its approach to foster a versatile ecosystem of innovation, entrepreneurship, scientific research, interdisciplinarity and academic excellence, thus providing a strong foundation for professional engineering and scientific careers in the private/public industry, as well as R&D institutions across the world. Mechanical Engineering, as a discipline has been synonymous with the most versatile stream of engineering, and a telling testimony of this fact indeed lies in the wide range of industries our graduates serve such as automotive, manufacturing, construction, mechatronics, transportation, energy, food, biomedical, software, education, design, finance, banking, consultancy and so on.

Mechanical Engineering department at UPES started off with its flagship program – a four-year degree course in Automotive Design Engineering in 2005, with an initial intake of 60 students – wherefrom, it has grown tremendously to embrace various new and emerging areas such as Mechatronics Engineering, as well as a traditional program in Mechanical Engineering. Equipped with a group of thirty faculty of varied competence and rich national/international exposure in the academia and the industry, the department now offers courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels. Over the years, the department has carved out a niche for itself in terms of several aspects ranging from academic delivery, innovative pedagogy, development of government-sponsored research facilities, state-of-the-art laboratories and centers of excellence, a number of courses derived and delivered in close liaison with Industry collaborators (such as JSL, FANUC, ICME etc.), overwhelming accomplishments at National/International events (BAJA, SUPRA, GoKart etc.), outstanding records of innovations and patents, an active participation in various national and international student chapters (such as ASME, ASHRAE, IIM, ISA, SAE and SPCC) and a slew of value-added courses to enhance the technical competence of students. Put it all together, and you get a feel of the vibrant amalgam of an ecosystem that the department provides!

Department of Mechanical Engineering started off with its B.Tech in Mechatronics and B.Tech in Mechanical engineering in the year 2010 and 2013, respectively. B.Tech Advanced Material and Nanotechnology is newly launched program in the year 2020-2021. Till date, 12 batches of ADE, 07 batches of Mechatronics and 04 batches of Mechanical engineering have graduated to serve the professional world in various capacities. The department has also produced 20 PhDs and 25 ongoing PhDs in a span of last 15 years


To be a Department for developing globally competent professionals in Mechanical Engineering and Allied areas, contributing to nation building.


  • Generate competent professionals in the transportation, manufacturing and energy sector.
  • Develop and maintain state of the art infrastructure and research facilities to enable create, apply and disseminate knowledge.
  • Foster linkages with all stake holders for continuous improvement in academics and allied areas.
  • Develop students who shall be ethical in behaviour both in professional as well as in personal life; and
  • Create a culture where faculty and students give due consideration to environment and social commitment while solving a problem.


  • Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • Design/Development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct Investigations of Complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Life-Long Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.


Dr Ashish karn

Dr. Ashish Karn

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Thermal Fluid Sciences, Multiphase flows, Cavitation, Small Scale Hydropower, Hydrokinetic turbines.

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Dr. Ajay Kumar, Professor & HoD

Dr. Ajay Kumar

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Thermal, Turbo Machines, Composites Manufacturing Techniques, Vacuum Technology, FEM

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Dr. Rajnish Garg Professor

Dr. Rajnish Garg

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Materials Engineering

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Dr Deepak Kumar, Associate Professor

Dr. Deepak Kumar

Department of Mechanical Engineering

CAD/CAM, Mechatronics, Bio-Fuel

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Amneesh Singla, Associate Professor

Amneesh Singla

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Material Engineering, Composite Manufacturing, Tribology, Bio-fuels& Bio-Lab

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Dr. Donga Ramesh Kumar, Assistant Professor

Donga Ramesh Kumar

Department of Mechnical Engineering

Fluid Mechanics, Computational methods in fluid mechanics and heat transfer, Heat And Mass Transfer, Engineering Mechanics, Dynamics of Machines

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Dr. Jitendra Yadav, Associate Professor

Dr. Jitendra Yadav

Department of Mechnical Engineering

Mechanical vibration, Friction induced stick slip phenomenon Modeling and simulation

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Narayan Khatri Assistant Professor

Narayan Khatri

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dynamics of Machies & Strength of Materials, Design; Machine & Engine components, IC Engines, Engine Testing & Alternative Fuels

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Natraj Mishra, Assistant Professor

Natraj Mishra

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Robotics, Mechatronics, Instrumentation and Control, Vibration

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Dr. P. Suresh Kumar Associate Professor

Dr. P. Suresh Kumar

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering & Thermal Engineering

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Dr. Roushan Kumar, Associate Professor

Dr. Roushan Kumar

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Automotive Electronics, Vehicle Infotronics, Industrial Automation, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Control using Relay logic/PLC, Measurement and instrumentation, Electronic circuits

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Santosh Kumar Kurre, Assistant Professor

Santosh Kumar Kurre

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Engine tribology, biofuels, lubrication and lubricant, biolubricant, spectroscopy

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Avani Kumar Upadhyay, Assistant Professor

Avani Kumar Upadhyay

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

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Deepak Bhardwaj, Assistant Professor

Deepak Bhardwaj

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Humanoid Robotics, Reinforcement Algorithm, Industrial Automation

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Geetanjali Raghav

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Renewable Energy, Thermal Engineering, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Sustainability

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Prashant Shukla, Assistant Professor

Prashant Shukla

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Machine Design, Ergonomics, Renewable Energy & Solid Waste Management

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Ram Kunwer

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Thermal Engineering, Renewable Energy

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Dr. Saurabh Kumar

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Nonlinear vibration of structures, Finite element method, Functionally Graded Materials.

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Swapnil Suresh Chandra Bh

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Automotive Engineering

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Nilanjan Bharadwaj

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Analysis, Design , bond Graph Modelling

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Sachin Sharma, Assistant Professor

Sachin Sharma

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Thermal Engineering

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Dr. Akarsh Verma

Assistant Professor

He is a J. William Fulbright Research Scholar.

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  • GraduateIcon B.Tech. (Automotive Design Engineering) - Electric Vehicle Technology

  • GraduateIcon B.Tech. (Automotive Design Engineering) - Aerial Technology

  • GraduateIcon B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering)- Additive Manufacturing

  • GraduateIcon B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering)- Smart Manufacturing

  • GraduateIcon B.Tech. (Mechatronics Engineering)- Machine Design & Programming

  • GraduateIcon B.Tech. (Mechatronics Engineering)- Mechanics & Signal Processing

  • GraduateIcon B.Tech. (Advance Materials and Nano Technology)- Smart Material (Discontinued from 2022)




  • GraduateIcon M.Tech (Advanced Vehicles)

  • GraduateIcon M.Tech (Rotating Equipment) (Intake till 2019)




  • GraduateIcon PhD (Mechanical Engineering)



  • Biodiesel reactor of  2L and 100 L capacity 
  • Biogas plant of 6 cubic m (Anaerobic digester) 
  • Downdraft gasifier  
  • Solar thermal concentrator, paralyser  
  • Engine (5 HP) with dynamometer  
  • Density meter 
  • Viscometer 
  • Fire and flash point 
  • Pour and cloud point apparatus 
  • Titrator 
  • Open ponds 
  • Photo bioreactor 
  • Multi cylinder CI engine test bench with electrical dynamometer 
  • Emission control system with DOC and DPF 
  • 5-gas Analyser 

Hydraulics lab 

  • Basic & Electro 
  • Proportional DCV 
  • Proportional PCV 
  • Proportional FCV 
  • Position Control Loop 
  • Techware 
  • Elearning 
  • Automation studio 


  • Basic & Electro 
  • Closed Loop 
  • Techware 


  • PLC with Flash card 
  • Universal simulator 
  • Techware 


  • Basic 
  • Advanced 
  • Techware 




Linear axis module with stepper motor 

  • Hydraulic press/furnaces/mixers 
  • Stir casting bottom pouring furnace 
  • Sputter coating/CVD/spin coating 
  • Optical Microscope with Image Analyser 
  • Potentiostats with EIS 
  • Optical Emission Spectroscopy 
  • Nanoparticle size analyser 
  • Atomic Force Microscope 
  • XRD 
  • Pin-on-disk Tribometer 
  • Rheometer 
  • Vickers hardness tester 
  • Salt spray chamber 
  • Contact angle goniometer