Kathir College of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

About the Department

Mechanical engineering is concerned with the responsible development of products, processes, and power, at scales ranging from molecules to large and complex systems. Mechanical engineering principles and skills are involved at some stage during the conception, design, development, and manufacture of every human-made object with moving parts. Many innovations crucial to our future will have their roots in the world of mass, motion, forces, and energy—the world of mechanical engineers.The department of Mechanical Engineering was started in the year of 2009 and offers a B.E. programme in Mechanical Engineering (ESP Robotics)and an M.E. programme in Manufacturing Engineering. 


  • Teaching learning process is practiced with AI driven technology offered through E-Box platform
  • Industrial Experienced and Academically strong faculty members
  • Industry collaborated R&D Labs in addressing the multidisciplinary research
  • State of art laboratory facilities
  • Society of Automotive Engineers club is available to enhance mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity.
  • ISHRAE club enables the students to aware of subjects like, energy conservation and environmental concern
  • MOU with renowned companies
  • MEXOLTZ, Association of Mech organizes various technical events like seminars, workshops and guest lectures by Technical experts from Industry and eminent personalities
  • GATE and government exam focused training


To produce high quality Mechanical Engineering graduates who are creative, entrepreneurial and knowledgeable in advanced fields of Mechanical Engineering in order to meet the challenging industrial demands and societal needs.


  • Impart quality education that includes a strong foundation in fundamental theory and industrial applications.
  • Enhance skills in engineering fields to make graduates globally competitive mechanical engineers
  • Inculcate entrepreneurial skills and ethical values with opportunities to meet societal needs

Program Educational Objectives(PEOs)

PEO 1: Graduates will be technically competent to demonstrate their skills in mechanical or allied Industries/ Research/ Academics/Business enterprise.

PEO2: Graduates will commit to life-long learning and display professionalism with good communication, leadership, ethics and social responsibility.

PEO3: Graduates will possess skills to contribute to the society as a problem solver with a flair for innovation.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

PO1: Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
PO2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
PO3: Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PO4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO5: Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
PO6: The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
PO7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
PO9: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
PO11: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
PO12: Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological change. 

Program Specific Outcome (PSOs)

PSO1: Understand the requirements and play their professional role to solve real-world problems in the mechanical engineering domains such as manufacturing, design, thermal, fluid power and materials engineering.
PSO2: Work in teams to create products by integrating multidisciplinary modules.
PSO3: Foresee the future needs of society and prepare for his professional role. 

Faculty Details

Name of FacultyDesignationArea of Expertise
Dr. B. SURESH BABUPROFComposite Materials
Dr. A. LALITHA SARAVANANASSO. PROFManufacturing Technology, Composite Materials
Dr. T. SIVAKUMARASSO. PROFEngineering Mechanics, Materials
Dr. M. SATTHIYARAJUASSO. PROF.Engineering Design: Flexible Electronics, Energy Harvesting, MEMS
Manufacturing Technology, Composite Materials
Thermal Engineering
Manufacturing design
Mr. S. NAVANEETHANASST.PROFManufacturing Technology, Composite Materials
Mr. M. ARUNPRAKASHASST. PROFEngineering Design
Mr. K G. SIVACHANDRANASST. PROFManufacturing Technology
Mr. A. VIJAYAKUMARASST. PROFComposite Materials
Mr. M. MAREESWARANASST. PROFRobotics and Automation
Mr. A. RAMESHKUMARASST. PROFNDT – Non Destructive Testing

Highlights of the Department

Lab Facilities

Thermal Laboratory provides a lot of opportunity to the students to study different types of IC engine, boiler performance study and to do their innovative projects. The performance test, and heat balance test, can be carried in a variety of IC engines like petrol/diesel fuelled with single and multi-cylinder engines with mechanical, electrical, hydraulic loading devices.

This lab helps to give exposure about all kinds of machining processes from all kinds of Lathe operations to drilling, gear Hobbing, gear Cutting, VMC , Slotting and grinding. The lab is also equipped with a Surface Roughness tester to check the machined surface finish.

To cope up with modern technology we have a well equipped cad/cam laboratory with software’s like Ansys, Solid works, Creo, etc., We have around 60 systems with advanced configuration. Students are trained in value added courses like Ansys, solid works, CATIA, Creo etc. Through our Autodesk & Ansys certified faculty members.

CAM Laboratory equipped with CNC trainer lathe and CNC milling machine. Students trained with both the machine and providing industrial exposure in production area through this laboratory, Students can get know the right way to handle all kinds of CNC machine

All kinds of Tools, equipment’s and safety equipment for Plumbing, Welding, carpentry and sheet metal fabrication are available in this lab. TIG and MIG welding equipment for high-end applications are also available. This lab mainly helps to develop prototypes, Karts for National Level competition and other working model demos can be created in this lab by students.

This Lab helps the students to understand and learn about different measurements techniques using gauges , Plugs and calipers. The key highlights include Autocollimator, Profile Projectors are equipped to give practical exposures. In addition to this, all calipers are available in digital format to give exposure for students

The central idea of these labs is to demonstrate the systems approach to design mechatronic systems, i.e., to design systems with integrated different domains, including a mechanical domain, electrical and electronic control domains. From intelligent appliances to safety features in cars such as airbags, and antilock brakes, mechatronic systems are widely used in everyday life. This lab focuses on creating practical engineering solutions by integrating sensors and microcontrollers into various applications.

The Dynamics lab helps to study the behaviors of various machines, equipment and structures in the real system due to the kinematic and dynamic forces acting on a body. The experiments help students to understand and engineer real-time mechanical engineering problems like mass balancing, machine vibration and noise, speed control etc..,

Air conditioning and refrigeration lab introduces students to key technical components of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) systems. Topics covered include safety procedures, fossil fuel combustion systems and electrical components. We offer a wide range of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning laboratory equipment for analysis of refrigeration cycles in different areas of application.

Faculty Publications

Name of Faculty
DesignationTitleName of the Journal/Volume/Issue/PP/DoI
Dr K Thirumalai Kannan Head of the DepartmentTribological properties of modified jojoba oil as probable base stoke of Engine lubricant
Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology 32 pp 1739–1747, 2018
Dr K Thirumalai Kannan Head of the DepartmentTribological behavior of modified jojoba oil with graphene nanoparticle as additive in SAE20W40 oil using pin on disc tribometerEnergy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects 39:17, pp. 1842-1848, 2017
Dr K Thirumalai Kannan Head of the DepartmentOptimization of operating parameters in wire electrical discharge machining for improving quality using genetic algorithmInternational Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology 82 of 101, 2012
Dr. V.L.MangeshAssistant ProfessorCombustion and emission analysis of hydrogenated waste polypropylene pyrolysis oil blended with dieselJournal of Hazardous Materialsals(Elsevier),2020, Vol 385, 121453.
Dr.V.L.MangeshAssistant ProfessorExperimental investigation to identify the type of waste plastic pyrolysis oil suitable for conversion to diesel engine fuelJournal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), 2020, Vol 246, 119066.
Dr.V.L.MangeshAssistant ProfessorClean energy from plastic: production of hydroprocessed waste polypropylene pyrolysis oil utilizing Ni-Mo/Laponite catalystEnergy&Fuels, 2020, Vol 34, 8824-8836. (ACS)
Dr.V.L.MangeshAssistant ProfessorGreen Energy: hydroprocessing waste polypropylene to produce transport fuelJournal of Cleaner Production, 2020, Vol 276, 124200. (Elsevier)
Dr. V.L.MangeshAssistant ProfessorCOx-free hydrogen generation via decomposition of ammonia over al, Ti and Zr−Laponite supported MoS2 catalystsInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2020, Vol 44, 25607-25620. (Elsevier)
Dr. V.L.MangeshAssistant ProfessorMg/SiO2–Al2O3 supported nickel catalysts for the production of naphthenic hydrocarbon fuel by hydro-de-oxygenation of eugenolInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2020, Vol 44, 2020, 25607-25620. (Elsevier)
Dr V.L.MangeshAssistant ProfessorPlatinum incorporated mordenite zeolite modified glassy carbon electrode used for selective electrochemical detection of mercury ionsMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2020, Vol 292, 109770. (Elsevier)
Dr V.L.MangeshAssistant ProfessorHydrogenation of dicyclopentadiene into endo-tetrahydrodicyclopentadiene over supported different metal catalystsMicroporous and Mesoporous Materal, 2020, Vol 290, 109678. (Elsevier)
Dr V.L.MangeshAssistant ProfessorEffect of copper on NiCu bimetallic catalyst supported on SBA-16 for the catalytic hydrogenation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2, 5-dimethylfuranBiomass and Bioenergy, 2020, Vol 143, 105868. (Elsevier)
Dr V.L.MangeshAssistant ProfessorIsomerization of alkanes over ionic liquids supported on SBA15Energy & Fuels, 2020, 34, 14620-14632. (ACS)
Dr. Debayan Dasgupta

Assistant ProfessorEffects of Elasticity Number and Time Constant Ratio on Breakup and Droplet Formation of Viscoelastic Planar Liquid Sheet Co-flowing with Gases of Equal VelocitiesJournal of FLuid Mechanics
Prof.Manivannan.RAssistant ProfessorComparative Energetic and Energetic Analysis of Vapor Compression Refrigeration system with AU, HAuCI4 and CNT NanoparticlesInternational Conference on Physics and Chemistry of Materials in Novel Engineering Applications, 6th and 7th February 2020.
Prof. Manivannan.RAssistant ProfessoInfluence of Al2O3, Sic and B4C Covalent Multilayer PVD Coating on Surface Properties of HSS RodMaterials Today proceedings, Ms.Ref.No. MATPR-D-20-05872R1 July 2020
Prof.Manivannan.RAssistant ProfessorStudy and Comparison of Mechanical Properties of Brake Rotors Made of Steel Based Hybrid Metal Matrix Composite and Grey Cast Iron

IJETIE (international Journal of emerging technology and innovative engineering) , 2394 – 6598, Volume 6, Issue 03 Page Number :120-127

Prof.Manivannan.RAssistant ProfessorSimple Blow Moulding MachineVolume 6, Issue 03 ,Page No.213-218, IJETIE(international Journal of emerging technology and innovative engineering)
Prof.Manivannan.RAssistant ProfessorExperimental Investigation of Copper Brazed Over Titanium AlloyVolume 6, Issue 04,Page number 232-237, IJETIE(international Journal of emerging technology and innovative engineering)
Prof.Manivannan.RAssistant ProfessorParticipatory ergonomics in product development for improving assembly work in compressor industryJournal of Advanced Research in Dynamical & Control Systems, 12-Special Issue, September 2017, pp: 29-36. [Scopus]

Dr.M SatthiyarajuAssistant ProfessorNanomechanical, mechanical responses and characterization of piezoelectricnanoparticle-modified electrospun PVDF nanofibrous filmsArabian Journal for Science and Engineering 44 (6), 5697-5709
Dr.M SatthiyarajuAssistant ProfessorEffect of annealing treatment on PVDF nanofibers for mechanical energy harvesting applicationsMaterials Research Express 6 (10), 105366
Dr.M SatthiyarajuAssistant ProfessorAnnealing and ZnO Doping Effects on Hydrophilicity and Mechanical Strength of PVDF Nanocomposite Thin FilmsAdvances in Manufacturing Technology, 463-471
Dr.M SatthiyarajuAssistant ProfessorFabrication and Characterization of Al doped Nano-ZnO blended PVDFelectrospun membrane for ultrafiltrationMembranes and Separations

Patent Filed/Published/Granted :



TitleFile/Pubish/Grant Number
Dr V.L.Mangesh

Assistant ProfessorProduction of diesel engine fuel from mixed waste plastics by utilizing La/Ni/SO4/ZrO2-SBA-15 as the hydrotreatment catalystUS09114350S1
(US Patent Filed, 2020)
Dr V.L.MangeshAssistant ProfessorProcess of producing catalytic pyrolysis oil from waste polypropylene plastic and upgrading it to diesel engine fuel through hydrotreatment using Ni-Pt/ZrO2 catalystUS65890727R9
(US Patent filed, 2020)
Dr V.L.MangeshAssistant Professor
Process of producing diesel fuel by pyrolysis of waste polypropylene plastic and subsequent catalytic hydrotreatment by using Ni/SBA-15 catalystUS34901456Q1
(US Patent filed, 2020)
Dr V.L.MangeshAssistant
Process conversion of waste polypropylene plastic to diesel engine fuel by catalytic hydrotreatment using Ni/H-beta catalystUS12090117A1
Dr V.L.MangeshAssistant ProfessorA Catalyst Composite Using Mesoporous Material Supported Ionic Liquids for Isomerisation of Alkanes and process related theretoR20184002532
(Indian Patent filed, 2020)
Mr.R.Manivannan Assistant Professor
Foldable Rc Powered KiteApplication Number : 201841001218
Mr.R.Manivannan Assistant Professor

Automatic Tier Inflation System for BI and Multi-axed automobiles by employing roller follower mechanism and reciprocating system
Application Number :201941035447

Association with reputed companies / industries

Offers Value Added Programs and certification courses

Associated with various professional bodies

The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), was founded in 1981 at New Delhi by a group of eminent HVAC & R professionals. It is to promote the goals of the Society and for the benefit of the general public. Towards this objective, the Chapters of the Society participate in, and organize, activities to protect the Environment, improve Indoor Air Quality, help Energy Conservation, and provide education to the Members and others in the HVAC & related user Industries and offer certification programs, career guidance to students at the local colleges and tertiary institutions.

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is one of the few professional engineering societies whose membership represents practically every engineering and scientific discipline. Its members combine their specialized abilities to further advance the research, development, design, manufacture and utilization of vehicles.
We organise Mud fest events for students who are interested in assembling engines and driving bikes. From this Society, we arranged some Inplant training and workshops, seminars to motivate the students and create an interest among them.
A Racing event was conducted in association with SAE – Kathir College of Engineering and Southern Manchesters Racing Club to grab an opportunity that was instilled to young racers.

Start-up Studio
Aerial Bots Start-up studio in KCE campus
Centre of Excellence
Nicolas Research lab for enhancing automotive skills
MNC Company on campus to provide industry based training in CAD tool such as, Solid work, CATIA, Creo, Ansys, etc.,
Kalam Interdepartmental Innovation Centre – A unique initiative to promote students from various departments to interact and innovate a complete product. 

HOD’S Message

Dear future engineers and their parents, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Kathir College of Engineering – motto of mastering our students with practice oriented learning through AI platform.
Our department features state-of-the-art infrastructure including well-developed laboratories for core courses like Fluid Mechanics & Machinery, Thermal Engineering, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, etc. It also features a full-fledged workshop which can hone students knowledge and hands-on skills related to manufacturing. Students can learn modern software related to drafting, modelling and analysis, which are nowadays a prerequisite in industry through our CAD laboratory.
The department has well experienced faculty and staff members of proven ability and administrative skills. The department also takes up industrial consultancy works from various industries. Our objective is not to merely produce professionals capable of serving their own needs but endeavour to serve the society with great concern for human values.
I wish success to all students in your endeavour to join us on the journey of quality education & to have a great learning experience with our excellent, loving & caring team.