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We, at the department of mechanical engineering endeavor to offer our students, the state-of the art resources and facilities. This, coupled with a highly skilled and accomplished team of over 60 faculty enables us to propel students to greater heights. The department fulfils the need of around 850 undergraduate students, 150 postgraduate students, full-time and part-time research scholars.

We have well-equipped, advanced laboratories like TIFAC-CORE Product Development Centre, Festo-PSG Training Centre for Pneumatic Automation, DST-FIST Noise and Vibration Laboratory, RANE -Centre of Manufacturing Excellence etc., which are established in alliance with government agencies and pioneering industries. We also maintain a close liaison with a large number of Universities, industries within and outside the country, through collaborations and research projects.

In alignment with the vision of PSG, the department also fosters creative thought process and provides opportunities to our students to think out of box in order to mould world class professionals, capable of contributing to the welfare of the society.

Dr.Thyla P R. , Professor & Head

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established as one of the five founding departments of PSG College of Technology, with an undergraduate (UG) programme in Mechanical Engineering in the year 1951. In order to facilitate engineers build on their current abilities and gain specialized knowledge and skills to advance in certain fields, five Masters degree programmes in Engineering Design, Industrial Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Energy Engineering, and Lean Manufacturing were introduced during the years 1962, 1978, 1991, 1999 and 2007 respectively. Bearing in mind the burgeoning requirements of industry, the unique Sandwich UG programme was commenced in the year 1983.

The department has continually maintained a close liaison with universities and industries in India and abroad, through strategic collaborations and research projects. In order to pursue industry relevant research and development activities, the department has established laboratories in collaboration with industries. Distinctive, well-equipped facilities such as Festo-PSG Training Centre for Pneumatic Automation, Engineering Design Centre, PSG-Rane Centre for Manufacturing Systems, Machine Tool Research Centre, Wind Tunnel Centre and Industry 4.0 laboratory, enable our student community to gain knowledge and work hands-on on contemporary technologies utilized in industry. Consultancy in the realms of design, analysis and manufacturing, and testing of a range of products as per BIS specifications is also offered to industry. In recognition of this close-knit, comprehensive and continuous interaction with industry, the department was awarded with the prestigious AICTE-CII award for the Best Industry-Linked College in Mechanical Engineering in the year 2012, when the award was given for the first time.

The four year programme in Mechanical Engineering, commenced in the year 1951, is one of the sought after undergraduate programmes by the student community of Tamil Nadu. With a right blend of theory and practice in courses such as mechanics, design of machine elements, manufacturing technology, industrial engineering, CAD/CAM, finite element analysis, thermal engineering, and pneumatics and low cost automation, this programme has entrenched itself as a foremost option for students throughout the nation. The B.E. Mechanical Sandwich programme (5 years) established in the year 1983, is the only one of its kind in India. The objective of this programme is to mould students having theoretical background to be an engineer with extensive exposure to industrial environment. The five year in-plant training includes visits to different industries, orientation towards industrial practices, and a comprehensive skill development programme.

True to its lineage of being one of the foremost in the realm of design, the department instituted the M.E. Engineering Design programme in the year 1962. This programme lays emphasis on Design and Analysis of Mechanical Systems through courses such as Mechanisms and robot kinematics, Vibration engineering, Finite element analysis in mechanical design, Applied elasticity and plasticity, Composite structures and Failure analysis. The M.E. Engineering Design programme is accredited by NBA for 5 years from 2017.

Recognizing the need for engineers to effectively plan operations in industry, the M.E Industrial Engineering programme was subsequently started in the year 1978. Operations management, Supply chain management, Total quality management, Lean manufacturing, Manufacturing simulation, etc., are taught as part of this programme. This programme envisions to mould post graduate engineers into field experts who can redesign manufacturing systems with higher productivity and quality.

The advent of computers, IT systems and robots in industry to automate production led to a necessity for engineers conversant with automation. Hence, the M.E. Computer Integrated Manufacturing programme was started in the year 1991. Salient aspects covered in this programme include CAD/CAM interfacing, CNC programming, Rapid prototyping, and Simulation of manufacturing systems. In summary, this programme emphasizes the use of computers to aid in design and manufacturing activities undertaken in industries.

The tremendous growth of industries in India led to consciousness on energy efficiency and management and an impetus towards generating sustainable energy. To cater to this growing demand, the M.E. Energy Engineering programme was commenced in 1999. The major areas in which the programme aims to develop competency in graduate students are Energy audit, Environmental engineering, Renewable energy sources and systems, Energy management information systems, Industrial energy conservation and management and CFD analysis for energy efficient system design.

In recognition of the department’s competencies, the National Board of Accreditation has twice accredited various courses in the department with grade ‘A’ for three years in the year 2001 and for three more years in the year 2006. Five department programmes are accredited in which UG Mechanical Engineering programme and two PG programmes on Engineering Design and Computer Integrated Manufacturing have been accredited for five years.


As a department in a vibrant institution, we will

Be a premier choice for the talented and prospective students.

Be recognized by employers and our alumni as a source of outstanding engineers, entrepreneurs and leaders.

Foster a culture dedicated to learning and discovery and be known as a world-class center of innovation.


To provide world-class under-graduate and graduate engineering education in Mechanical Engineering, with sufficient scope to include the basic and specialized engineering training to meet the current and emerging needs of the society.

To prepare the students for successful engineering career by inculcating the leadership qualities to encourage entrepreneurship and the professional and ethical responsibilities for the betterment of the society with a respect for diversity of opinion and culture.

Finally, the department fosters R&D and disseminate the technology through publications and providing technical expertise and training to industry

  • Dr.K.Natarajan 2014 - 2016
  • Dr.P.V.Mohanram 2002 - 2014
  • Dr.S.Vijayarangan 2001 - 2002
  • Late Dr.R.Srivatsavan 1997 - 2001
  • Dr.P.R.Thiyagarajan 1997 - 1997
  • Dr.P.Aravindan 1992 - 1997
  • Dr.C.P.Kothandaraman 1982 - 1992
  • Dr.K.Venkataraman 1969 - 1982
  • Dr.G.Shanmugam 1958 - 1969