Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest, broadest and oldest engineering disciplines in the field of engineering profession. Generally, mechanical engineers use the principles of energy, materials and mechanics which are involved to design, development and manufacture of nearly all types of physical machines, devices and systems. The key characteristics of the profession are its breath, flexibility and individuality.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Aliah University is one of the premier departments in our university that provides a unique academic and research environment. The Department was established in the year of 2010 which was incepted under the supervision of Late Professor P.K.Nag, Former Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. Today, the department has been contributing fundamentally towards achieving excellence in academics like teaching, workshops, lab-sessions, assignments, industrial trainings, seminars, internships, projects and many more. The department also attracts and features an extraordinary rich diversity of talented eight number of permanent faculty members from various specializations like manufacturing, thermal engg., fluid mechanics, design etc. It is running with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Programs with an aim to keep pace with the rapidly evolving mechanical industry that demands unwavering passion and urge to innovate. At present, Dr. Mukandar Sekh is holding the position of Head (Officiating). Currently, in the department, there are 240 undergraduates including 1st year students. Also, the department is running M.Tech. Programme in Manufacturing Engineering and Thermal Engineering. The intake capacity is 18 and currently, there are 33 post graduate students in both specializations.
The mechanical engineering department has various laboratories such as machining and machine tools, thermal engineering, fluid mechanics and machines, CNC (Lathe) and Advanced Manufacturing Technology (EDM and Wire-EDM), CAD/CAM, etc. All the faculty members are actively engaged in the development of upcoming laboratories like Strength of Materials, metrology, Dynamics of Machine, Flexible Manufacturing, Mechatronics, etc. for making the academic knowledge of the budding engineers complete with a practical outlook and technology. Every year, the department organizes one day seminar named as “The Mechanical Day” in the memory of Late Professor P.K.Nag. The students are nurtured in an interactive learning environment under careful and sincere supervision of well-experienced faculty members and other renowned personnel in this field.
The aim of the Department is to focus on developing cutting-edge technologies of inter-disciplinary nature on multiple scales. At the end, it will broaden its self-definition and be a continuing resource of ideas to the academy as well as to the industry.