Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Patna!
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Patna aims to engage in the frontiers of the field and channelize the state-of-the-art knowledge to train personnel who can solve problems of relevance to the society at large. While imparting high quality education, emphasis is being imparted on taking up innovative ideas from concept stage to final product development stage via the route of basic technology research, feasibility studies, technology improvement, demonstration and product development.
Since its inception in 2008, the department has grown leaps and bounds with around 190 undergraduate and 90 graduate students, currently being supported by a team of 16 highly enthusiastic faculty members and 7 trained technical staff members. The department at present offers Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Technology degree in Thermal and Fluids, Manufacturing, and Mechatronics streams of Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the Department has a successful Ph.D. program with over fifty scholars performing research in various contemporary fields of Mechanical Engineering. A total of nine students have graduated with Doctoral Degree and have embarked on promising career path including jobs at leading industrial firms in addition to faculty and post-doctoral positions at national and international universities of repute.
The personnel in the Department venture in diverse multidisciplinary fields including surface engineering, soft-tissue mechanics, non-traditional manufacturing, laser material processing, condition monitoring, biomedical robotics, biomedical bone drilling, computational mechanics, fracture, finite element modelling, composites, fire, micro- and nano-scale heat transfer, boiling, condensation, two-phase flows, refrigeration and air-conditioning, computational fluid dynamics, colloids and interfacial science, soft computing, and microgravity, among others. Such activities are aptly supported by 16 state-of-the-art research cum teaching laboratories. Significant numbers of patents and publications in various top multidisciplinary journals is an evidence of the flourishing research environment in the department. Department has received more than 5.0 crores of funding support in terms of sponsored projects and consultancy works from various Government and Industry agencies including Aeronautics Research Development Board (ARDB), Board of Research in Nuclear Science (BRNS), Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO), Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeITY), Department of Science and Technology (DST), and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), among others.