Manufacturing industry is the backbone of any modern economy and manufacturing engineering is associated with providing the processes and systems to meet the demands of this sector. With the globalization of the world economy is emerging as one of the key manufacturing hubs and there is considerable demand from industry for manufacturing engineers capable of meeting the challenging requirements. The role of manufacturing in the country’s economy and societal development has long been established through their wealth creation activities. To broaden our knowledge in manufacturing and to increase innovation and responsiveness to ever increasing international needs, more in depth studies are critically needed at this juncture of global competitive scenario.
SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as 'SRM University') is located in an extensive sylvan campus of 380 acres skirting the National Highways (NH145), in the outskirts of Chennai. SRMIST is one of the top ranking Universities and most premier engineering destinations in India, which was established in 1985 by the Founder Chancellor, Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar. Now it is functioning in campuses located at Kattankulathur, Ramapuram Part (Vadapalani) and Ramapuram in Chennai and one in Modi Nagar, Ghaziabad with over 52000 students and 3200 faculty members, offering wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Management, Medicine & Health Sciences, Agriculture, Law and Science & Humanities. The Institution has moved up through international alliances and collaborative initiatives to achieve global excellence. SRMIST also collaborates with various foreign Universities. Now the Institute enjoys an unsurpassed reputation in academic and corporate circles being the preferred manpower source for vision to be recognized as a world - class learning institution. SRMIST has been accorded Category I status by MHRD-UGC of Government of India and also accredited by NAAC with 'A++' Grade in the year 2018.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the pioneering departments of SRMIST. The department is functionally divided into three broad areas of specialization: (i) Design (ii) Manufacturing and (iii) Thermal. B.Tech Mechanical Engineering program at Kattankulathur campus is accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, USA, (www.abet.org). The department also offers M.Tech. and Doctoral programs in various specializations. The present faculty strength is 124. About 800 + research papers and 850 + conference papers have been published in national and international levels. More than 30 patents have been filed in national and international levels. The following salient workshops and conferences was conducted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, KTR: International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering in the year 2006, Short Course on Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures: workshop on Development, Manufacturing and Analysis of Advanced Composites and short course on FEM in the year 2015, National Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (NCAME 2016), Brain Wave Robotics, in the year 2017, Second International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME 2018) and Third international Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering ICAME 2020.