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