The Department of Mechanical Engineering started our journey in the year 2002. Since then we have grown our expertise and competence in the core Mechanical Engineering curriculum. The department of Mechanical Engineering has a strong Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering (B.Tech) and a Post Graduate level program (M.Tech) in Machine Design. The primary focus of our curriculum is to impart technical know-how to students, promote their problem solving skills, innovation of new technologies etc. Our department has distinguished record in teaching. NCERC is one of the leading institutes in Kerala and is known to be the best in Palakkad-Thrissur region. The department have a group of experienced and enthusiastic teaching faculties and lab facilities with experienced lab staff, which in turn boosts the teaching-learning process. The department has structured an ambience of togetherness and cohesiveness.
After completion of the course, B. Tech Mechanical Engineering graduates will have ability to:
Since its inception, the results in terms of academics and career endeavours of students have been very positive and phenomenal. The intellectual capital of NCERC credits the platform of resource mobilization. The faculty here is competent in terms of qualification and experience and effective in terms of imparting professional learning practices. They have been able to build the finest and the best practices in academics. The teaching process here is just not constrained to the notional lecture method, but includes research work, surveys, projects, industry interface and many more. There is a sincere desire in every faculty fraternity to update academic resources.
Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines.
Mechanical engineering is a professional programme, which helps students to understand the working mechanisms of heavy tools and machineries. Further, it involves in the design, production, and operation of machinery. This discipline is the application of engineering physics, engineering mathematics, and material science. Which principles to design, analyse, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems.
The mechanical engineering field requires an understanding of core areas including mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, material science, structural analysis, and electricity.
In addition to these core principles, mechanical engineers use tools such as Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAM), and product lifecycle management to design and analyse manufacturing plants, industrial equipment’s and machineries heating and cooling systems. Today mechanical engineers are pursuing developments in such areas like composites, mechatronics, and nanotechnology.
It also overlaps with aerospace engineering, metallurgical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, and other engineering disciplines to varying amounts.
Mechanical engineers may also work in the field of biomedical engineering, specifically with biomechanics, transportation & routing, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices, weapons, bio mechatronics, bio nanotechnology, modelling of biological systems and rapid prototyping. Nehru College of Engineering and Research centre is having a facility to train students in CNC Machines, CAD and CAM with latest Design, analysis and modelling softwares. Our instrumentation lab is equipped with modern measuring instruments.
In nutshell mechanical engineering is a versatile branch of engineering which offers different job opportunities both in government and in private sectors.
A well-equipped lab with 32 PCs opens a world of design and analysis in Mechanical Engineering to students in a wide range of software including CAD, CATIA, SolidWorks, etc. This will help them imbibe knowledge about both diverse fields.
The students are presented with hands on approach to various basic Mechanical Engineering processes and the machines used to perform it,including Lathe, Shaper, Milling Machine, Grinding Machine,etc. A basic knowledge about the performance and operations of these machines will help the pupils in the long run.
This lab consists of both Destructive Testing and Non-Destructive Testing machines like the Universal Testing Machine, Brinell Hardness Testing Machine, Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine, Impact Testing Machine etc. Tests performed on machines in this lab will help identify Mechanical Properties like tensile strength, hardness, compressive strength etc.
This lab deals with the basic principles involved in fluid flow and the experiments related to the same. Flow through pipes, channels, notches, etc are evaluated using highly sophisticated machines including Bernoulli’s Apparatus and Venturimeter.
The understanding about various turbines and pumps is very important for a Mechanical Engineer. The working of various turbines (Pelton Turbine, Francis Turbine, etc) and pumps light up a world of opportunities in regard with the principles of these hydraulic machines.
The working of various heat engines is studied here. These include petrol engine, diesel engine, etc. They are subjected to different tests under varying conditions and the results are tabulated and analysed to understand the performance of these machines.
Heat transfer modes like convection and conduction are displayed and experimented in accordance with standard safety instructions here. Experiments concerning Heat exchangers help the students understand this complex process in an elementary manner.