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Department of Mechanical Engineering

/Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering 2018-10-03T08:31:02+00:00

“WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO. EXCELLENCE, THEN, IS NOT AN ACT, BUT A HABIT.” – ARISTOTLE

Mechanical Engineering is one of the six departments in the Faculty of Engineering at St.Joseph’s College of Engineering & Technology, Palai. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service to the community. The department had its start along with the inception of the college in the year 2002. Since then the department is adjudged to be the best in all activities associated with the college.

Our Department is recognised by academic peers, by students and by their employers as one of the foremost centres of mechanical engineering education and research. Our graduates are in high demand by industry and often promoted quickly to senior positions around the world. A degree in Mechanical Engineering is ideal preparation for starting a career in the Automotive, Aerospace, Auilding, Process, Medical and Marine industries, or other areas such as accountancy. Many of our graduates go on to careers that make an important contribution to society in terms of wealth generation, safety and environmental sustainability.

Staff in the Department are at the forefront of their research fields and this enables them to keep their teaching material current. Presently the department, with an annual intake of 120 UG students and 36 PG students is led by Prof. Dr. Rajesh Baby along with thirty faculties and ten laboratory staffs. The faculty includes five Ph.D. holders and many others who are at the verge completing their current research works. Dr. Rajesh Baby took charge as the Head of the Department in the year 2018. The department was headed by Prof. E. V.S. Namboodiri (Retd. Senior Scientist ISRO) during 2002-2011, Prof. Jose Philip (Retd. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers) during the period 2011-2013 and Dr. Binoy Baby during 2013-2018.

To develop into a centre for imparting knowledge and technical skills of international standards, in Mechanical Engineering.
  • To follow a teaching-learning process, with the support of qualified and committed faculty, in undergraduate and postgraduate Mechanical Engineering programmes .
  • To establish an infrastructure and academic ambience for collaborating with Industry, Academia and Community to serve local and national enterprises.
  • To make the students self-learners and socially committed engineers, for individual and collective accomplishments.

The graduates will:

  1. Have strong design and analysis skills in the theoretical and practical domains of Mechanical Engineering.
  2. Become leading professionals, as individuals, as well as team members, in a wide range of Mechanical Engineering and related fields.
  3. Exhibit ethical values and a strong spirit of social commitment to accelerate societal development.

PSO1: Graduates of the program will be able to apply Mechanical Engineering knowledge and skills to develop optimum solutions to problems in the areas of Design, Thermal, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering and Management.

PSO2: Graduates of the program will be able to identify and adopt advancements in Mechanical Engineering for academic, industrial and social applications.

Congratulations!!!

Dr. Jise Sebastian receiving his Ph.D Degree Certificate during the 14th Convocation of NIT Calicut on 29th September 2018.

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP

ASME SJCET CHAPTER

Technical workshop on AI Perspective in Machine Learning was organized by ASME in association with Mechanical Engineering Association. Resoource person: Dr. Bijoy VT, Research Scientist, SSAI/NASA, Virginia, USA

EXPERT TALK

ENERGY, EMISSION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Expert talk on Energy, Emission and Climate change by Dr. P.V Aravind, Associate Professor TU Delft, Netherlands. Talk is organized by continuing education and skill development cell in association with MEA and ECSA

3D PRINTER WORKSHOP

ASME SJCET CHAPTER

One day 3D Printing workshop organized by the SJCET ASME chapter

TECHNICAL TALK

ASME SJCET CHAPTER & SAEINDIA

Technical talk series from Liquid Propulsion Systems Center, ISRO, Trivandrum. Invited talk is organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering in association with ASME SJCET chapter and SAEINDIA.

INVITED TALK

SAEINDIA

Invited talk on " Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles" organized by SAE INDIA- SJCET. Resource person Mr. Georgekutty Kariyanapally.

ORIENTATION SEMINAR

Orientation seminar on BAJA SAE by Tahr Sports.

COURSES WE OFFER

B. Tech Mechanical Engineering (ME)

An Engineering program which seamlessly articulates the concepts from basic science to technology with relevant practice through lab and projects for building the problem solving skills, keeping industry requirements in place for Design, Manufacturing, Thermal etc specialization.

M.Tech in Advanced Manufacturing and Production Management

Learners are matured in a specific area of specialization by extending their prior know how through meticulous set of advanced courses with a dissertation to showcase their research potential. The focus for thesis is to solve an industry centric problem.

M.Tech in IC Engines and Energy Systems

Learners are matured in a specific area of specialization by extending their prior know how through meticulous set of advanced courses with a dissertation to showcase their research potential. The focus for thesis is to solve an industry centric problem.

Syllabus

CourseDurationIntakeSyllabus
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering4 years120View
M.Tech in Advanced Manufacturing and Production Management2 years18View
M.Tech in IC Engines and Energy Systems2 Years24View

INITIATIVES BEYOND CLASS ROOM

R&D CENTRE

The Kerala Technological University has selected, Dept. of ME, SJCET as one of the research centres under the university. Currently, in this centre works are being carried out in the fields like Heat Transfer in Microchannel, Digital Interferometry, Fuel Cell, Heat Pipe, Phase Change Materials etc. under the guide ship of Dr. Binoy Baby, Dr. Rajesh Baby and Dr. J. Babu.

ADD ON & CERTIFICATION COURSES

The complete development of a Mechanical Engineer could only by accomplished by providing them with courses suiting to the present requirements in the industry. As technology advances day by day the tools that are used in the industry are also getting advanced. To help students acquire knowledge on such modern tools used in Industry, they are given trainings with in the campus itself. The Mechanical Engineering Department of SJCET is offering various add on courses in NDT, Quality Control, Softwares like SOLID WORKS, CATIA, ANSYS etc. in collaboration with external agencies.

GATE COACHING

A fruitful career in Mechanical Engineering is one which every student dreams about. A gateway to fulfil their dream is the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) examination conducted every year by the IIT’s and IISC. The Mechanical Engineering Department of SJCET is providing training for the same since 2010 incorporating the pre final year & final year students. Since then, the training was able to qualify many students with good scores and even place many among them in various IIT’s/NIT’s and in the top PSU’s of the country.

CAREER FOCUS GROUPS

After choosing a branch of study each and every student will be confused about the career opportunities in the chosen field of study. Rather than choosing an available field of specialization, it will be better to go for the field of interest. A proper guidance can aid the student in choosing the best possible area where one can excel and develop his ideas and provide remarkable contributions to the engineering field. Mechanical Engineering Department provides the student a chance to familiarize with the various career prospects available by means of Career Focus Groups

R&D LAB

Research ventures are inevitable to tackle the evolving challenges in the society as well as for the continuous improvement of knowledge and skill sets. Here at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering a full-fledged R&D lab is provided for carrying out the research works of students and faculties. The lab serves as the backbone for the development of several ostentatious products each year.

SAMPARK

‘Sampark’ is the outreach programme of ‘Shaastra’, the annual technical festival of IIT Madras. With a series of brain teasing workshops, competitions and exhibitions, it converges the sharpest minds of the nation and gives everyone capsuled version of the upcoming technical extravaganza. ‘Sampark’ is held in cities across India in an effort to bring ‘Shaastra’ closer to everyone.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

SAE COLLEGIATE CLUB

In association with SAE India, a collegiate club for the automotive enthusiasts in St Joseph’s College of Engineering & Technology was started in the year 2011. The club was inaugurated by the then Project Director of the college, Dr. P J George. From the very first day of its inception, the club serves as a platform for sharing and reaping knowledge among the students as well as faculties.
The Club regularly organizes meetings, invited talks and exhibitions that cover all aspects of technology related to design, manufacture, and total life cycle technology for the automotive and other related mobility industries.

ASME STUDENT CHAPTER

The ASME SJCET student chapter at the college was formed on 25th January, 2018 with the motto “Excellence is our obsession” and “Synergy at work”. The chapter is focused on providing training to the students to become experts in learning, encouraging innovation and excellence in students through various means, promoting better career development opportunities and services for students, arranging expert industrial and research lectures, extending full support for all the national seminars and technical events in the college, enhancing the self-confidence and self-esteem of students.

MEA

Mechanical Engineering Association (MEA) is a unified platform where ideas of both faculty as well as students of our department are shared and new thoughts are generated. MEA have been actively conducting programmes from its inception. Programmes include Technical Sessions, Hands On Workshops, Conferences, Seminars, Project Presentations, Mechaura, Quiz Competitions, Design Contests etc.

OUR STRENGTH

ALUMNI CORNER

Commonwealth Scholarship 2018-19

Our alumnus Kevin John (2012 – 2016 Batch), has been awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship, considered among the most prestigious awards in the world for international study and professional development. He is among the only four awardees from across the globe who received the Commonwealth Durham Scholarship 2018-19. He will be studying MSc New and Renewable Energy at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

Kevin received the United Kingdom Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan Scholarship, which will cover all fees, to-and-fro travel, visa expenses and also provide monthly stipend, worth over Rs 3.5 million, during the 12 months Masters programme and research to be undertaken at Durham from October 2018.

Alumni Talk Series

Inorder to inspire younger generations at SJCET, Department of Mechanical Engineering, in association with ASME and MEA is rolling out a series of invited talks of experts from various fields who are SJCET alumni.

Talk on “Sustainable Mobility Solution” by Mr. Jacob Thekkekara (2002-2006 Batch), CTO, Co-founder Pi Beam Labs Pvt. Ltd and also an Alumnus of SJCET Mechanical Engineering Department. Talk is organised by ASME in association with MEA.

Ph.D in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

The college is Research Centre of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU).Candidates qualifying the KTU’s Entrance procedure can join for Ph.D under the approved guide in the college

Approved Guides

ACTIVITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS

RESEARCH FUND

Dr. Rajesh Baby, Associate Professor of ME Dept. received a funding of Rs. 1.2 Lakhs for the project titled ‘Experimental Investigations and Performance Optimization of the Bipolar Plates of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells’ under the APJ-KTU-CERD Research Seed Money Scheme.

RESEARCH FUND

Prof. Tom Zacharia has been awarded a funding of Rs. 27 Lakhs from DST under the scheme IDP (Industrial Development Scheme) for his work on ‘Design and Fabrication of Extrusion Machine’. This is a first time achievement among all engineering colleges in Kerala.

INNOVATION REWARDS

Antony Alex, Austin George, Bijo Thomas, Bony Antony won several prizes for their project titled “Design Fabrication & Experimental Investigations on PEM Fuel Cells” under the guidance of Dr. Rajesh Baby, Associate Professor, ME.

SAE NATIONAL LEVEL COMPETITION WINNERS

Sixth Semester Mechanical Engg. students of St. Joseph’s College of Engineering & Technology, Palai has qualified the Cochin Division (State Level) competition by competing with all the colleges in Kerala having a SAE student branch.

FIRST RANK – MG UNIVERSITY

Mr. Sebin Francis Arackaparambil, ME 2011-15 Batch secured 1st Rank in the B.Tech Degree Examination held in May 2015 under MG University Kottayam.

DESIGN PROJECT EXHIBITION

Design Project Exhibition organised by the fifth semester Mechanical Engg. Students

INNOVATIVE PROJECT DEVELOPED

Recognition of students’ project ‘ Appam Making Machine’

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Vysakh S, Juvan Josias Thattil and Sanson Regi Mathew of 2013-17 batch along with Dr. Rajesh Baby, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engg., SJCET Palai has presented a paper during the seventh INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM on ‘Advances in Computational Heat Transfer’ at Napoli, Italy on 30th May 2017.

ICT TECHATHLON WINNER

Team PENTA of SJCET won the First prize of 1 Lakh Rupees in ICT TECHATHLON organised by ICT Academy of Kerala on 10th & 11th November 2016 at Technopark, Trivandrum.

FACILITIES

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