BITS Pilani

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Started in 1946, Mechanical Engineering Degree Program is one of the oldest at BITS Pilani. The department is vibrant with several activities round the year. It is a DST-FIST Sponsored (2002-2007) and UGC-SAP Sponsored (2007-2012) Department.  We have research focus that benefits industry, society and the environment. Several faculty members of the department also share administrative duties. The Department offers two Integrated First Degree Programs and three Higher Degree Programs on campus apart from off campus programs under continued education scheme. The curricula are highly demanding and attracts exceptionally meritorious students from all over India. Research emphasis is there in all tires of education, First Degree, Higher Degree and Ph.D. Students look for challenging careers in best of the organizations within India and abroad. There  is huge potential in the department for Consultancy as well as Technology and Product incubation.

The Mechanical Engineering Department at BITS Pilani has rich heritage. It was renamed from 'Group' to a 'Department' in October 2010. The Department takes pride in achievements of its alumni, who have shined in various walks of life.

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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.
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The under graduate Mechanical Engineering program started way back in 1946 and the Masters (Higher Degree) program in Mechanical Engineering was introduced in 1965 and there after came MSc Tech. Engineering Studies in 1981, another first degree program. Two specializations in Higher Degree level, namely ME Design Engineering and ME Manufacturing Systems Engineering were introduced in 1998. The most recent addition to the department is BE Manufacturing Engineering, started in 2009.
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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. Our staff members typically have a high sense of purpose and derive great meaning from working together to ensure BITS Pilani's academic and research excellence is well supported.


To lead in cutting edge research and impart high quality education of social relevance for making future ready mechanical engineers and professionals.


  • Enhance research and pedagogical collaborations with industries and premium institutes across the globe.
  • Develop state-of-the-art research environment to provide solutions to national and global issues.
  • Top-of-the-league curriculum in mechanical engineering for nurturing and grooming globally competitive engineers. 



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

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