Established in the year 1960, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has traversed the path of knowledge dissemination and generation. The department feels proud about producing over 6500 Mechanical Engineering graduates to serve the Nation. Over these glorious years of its journey, it has carved a niche for itself in the key areas of teaching, research, consultancy, administration and community services. The Department of Mechanical Engineering gives priority to update the Mechanical Engineering education, primarily driven by the dynamics of technological advances and sustainable development and the curriculum is revised on a continuous basis with active involvement of industry, alumni, research organizations and other stakeholders. The department offers B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D. programmes and  caters to more than 715 B.Tech. students, 150 M.Tech. students and 100 Ph.D. Scholars.



Create globally competent mechanical engineers capable of working in an interdisciplinary environment, contributing to society through innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.



1. Produce Mechanical Engineers with a strong theoretical and practical knowledge to contribute to society with high moral and ethical values.

2. Nurture students with a global outlook for a sustainable future and sound health.

3. Enable to be productive members of interdisciplinary teams, capable of adapting to changing environments of engineering, technology and society.

4. Inculcate critical and deep-thinking abilities among students and develop entrepreneurial skills, innovative ideas and leadership qualities.

5. Create facilities for continued education, training, research and consultancy


Programme Educational Objectives of B. Tech (Mechanical Engg) program

PEO-1 Prepare graduates to have knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering to develop problem solving skills necessary for the career advancement in mechanical and allied disciplines

PEO-2 Organize graduates to have strong practical and theoretical knowledge in Mechanical Engineering, contributing through interdisciplinary research, innovation, entrepreneurial skills, and leadership to design and develop products

PEO-3 Inculcate teamwork, communication, interpersonal skills and ethical approach adapting to changing environments of engineering, technology and society

PEO-4 Impart critical thinking skills with deep concentration to develop initiatives and innovative ideas for R&D, Industry and societal requirements

Programme Educational Objectives of MTech (Manufacturing Engg)

PEO-1 Create globally competent manufacturing engineers with exposure to scientific and engineering aspects of product life cycle

PEO-2 Enable graduates with strong fundamentals and usage of appropriate engineering tools

PEO-3 Develop skills for integrated problem solving, analysis and effective communication in a team based environment

PEO-4 Create awareness of societal impact and professional ethics

Programme Educational Objectives of MTech (Thermal Engineering)

PEO-1 Prepare graduates with good analytical, computational and experimental skills to design and develop energy efficient systems for sustainable development

PEO-2 Prepare graduates with technical competency combined with research and complex problem solving ability to generate innovative solutions in thermal engineering

PEO-3 Pursue lifelong learning for career and professional growth with a concern for society and environment

PEO-4 Inculcate teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills adapting to changing environments of technology

Programme Educational Objectives of MTech (Mechatronics Engg)

PEO-1 Create ability in students to design, develop products and applications involving mechatronics and be able to use engineering tools that will enhance their productivity

PEO-2 Inculcate to review the fundamentals of Mechanical, Electrical, electronics and communication, computer science and their integration to develop mechatronics systems

PEO-3 Prepare students to be effective engineers with good analytical and problem-solving skill to innovate, research and develop in multidisciplinary environment

PEO-4 Create awareness of societal and the environmental implications and make them suitable for engineering career in industrial environs as well as for pursuing higher academics


Contact us

Dr. S M Murigendrappa

Professor and Head,

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK),


P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025 Karnataka, India.

  • Phone No. (O): +91-0824-2473049

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