The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME) was established in 1999 as a part of the Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies. Among the oldest departments of the University, MME strives to achieve excellence in education, academia, industry-oriented research, consultancy work, and service to society.
The Department’s curriculum is developed in collaboration with industry and domain experts. It is designed to be outcome-based and employs innovative teaching methods. A strong emphasis on practical application ensures students get hands-on experience with labs, simulations, and modelling packages. The supportive environment, attentive faculty members, and numerous projects and competitions push students to become independent thinkers and lifelong learners.
Over the years, the Department’s focus on research has sharpened to the thrust areas of composite and nano materials, computational mechanics, fatigue life extension, farm machinery design, thermal management, waste handling and recycling systems, operations and supply chain management, and circular economy.
The Department regularly undertakes interdisciplinary and collaborative research with other faculties. Students and faculty members play an active role in these projects, and student projects are published in reputed journals and patent applications.
A host of state-of-the-art labs and facilities also enable the pursuit of groundbreaking research. Developed through research funding, these include a dynamic testing machine, dynamic balancing machine, wire EDM, additive manufacturing, composite manufacturing facilities, optical measuring, and scanning tunneling microscope.
MME has also established research centres with funding from government bodies like the Karnataka Council of Technological Upgradation (KCTU), Government of Karnataka, the DRDO, and the DST. The focus of this funding was on the areas of advanced manufacturing, composite materials and technology, and farm machinery.
The Department’s MoUs with national and international universities (such a Kazan National Research Technological University, KAI, the St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, the University of Illinois, Chicago, the University of Texas, Arlington, Texas A&M University, College Station, etc) as well as with organisations such as CMTI and the Peenya Industrial Association pave the way for numerous education, research, and consultancy opportunities.