HOD's Desk

We, at the department of mechanical engineering endeavor to offer our students, the state-of the art resources and facilities. This, coupled with a highly skilled and accomplished team of over 60 faculty enables us to propel students to greater heights. The department fulfils the need of around 850 undergraduate students, 150 postgraduate students, full-time and part-time research scholars.

We have well-equipped, advanced laboratories like TIFAC-CORE Product Development Centre, Festo-PSG Training Centre for Pneumatic Automation, DST-FIST Noise and Vibration Laboratory, RANE -Centre of Manufacturing Excellence etc., which are established in alliance with government agencies and pioneering industries. We also maintain a close liaison with a large number of Universities, industries within and outside the country, through collaborations and research projects.

In alignment with the vision of PSG, the department also fosters creative thought process and provides opportunities to our students to think out of box in order to mould world class professionals, capable of contributing to the welfare of the society.

Dr.Thyla P R. , Professor & Head

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 1951, with the BE Mechanical programme (4 years). This is one of the preferred undergraduate programmes by the student community of Tamil Nadu. With a right blend of theory and practice in basics such as mechanics, design of machines, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, advancements in CAD/CAM, Finite Element Analysis, Thermal Engineering, Pneumatics and Low cost automation, this programme has well laid itself as a prominent option for the students.

The BE Mechanical programme (5 years), Sandwich Programme, started in the year 1983, is the only one of its kind in India. The objective of this programme is to mould students by coupling theoretical knowledge imparted in class, with intensive exposure to industry thereby, boosting skills of to-be engineers. The five year in-plant training includes visits to different industries, orientation towards industrial practices and comprehensive executive skill development training

Masters Degree programmes in Engineering Design, Industrial Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Energy Engineering and Lean Manufacturing were started during the years 1963, 1978, 1991, 1999 and 2007 respectively.

The National Board of Accreditation has twice accredited various courses in the department with grade ‘A’ for three years in the year 2001 and for three more years in the year 2006. The UG Mechanical Engineering program has been recently accredited for a period of five years w.e.f. 01.07.2014.


As a department in a vibrant institution, we will

Be a premier choice for the talented, prospective students.

Be recognized by employers and our alumni as a source of outstanding engineers, entrepreneurs and leaders.

Foster a culture dedicated to learning and discovery and be known as a world-class center of innovation.


To provide world-class under-graduate and graduate engineering education in Mechanical Engineering, with sufficient scope to include the basic and specialized engineering training to meet the current and emerging needs of the society.

To prepare the students for successful engineering career by inculcating the leadership qualities to encourage entrepreneurship and the professional and ethical responsibilities for the betterment of the society with a respect for diversity of opinion and culture.

Finally, the department fosters R&D and disseminate the technology through publications and providing technical expertise and training to industry

  • Dr.K.Natarajan 2014 - 2016
  • Dr.P.V.Mohanram 2002 - 2014
  • Dr.S.Vijayarangan 2001 - 2002
  • Late Dr.R.Srivatsavan 1997 - 2001
  • Dr.P.R.Thiyagarajan 1997 - 1997
  • Dr.P.Aravindan 1992 - 1997
  • Dr.C.P.Kothandaraman 1982 - 1992
  • Dr.K.Venkataraman 1969 - 1982
  • Dr.G.Shanmugam 1958 - 1969
  • 2016
    MoU with VISTA Group of Companies
    • 2015
      MoU signed with National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE)
  • 2017
    ME CIM programme receives NBA accreditation for 5 years
    • 2017
      ME ED programme receives NBA accreditation for 5 years
      • 2016
        Value Engineering for Global Competitiveness - Mr.Jim Bolton
        • 2016
          EMSDM and MISAA 2016 - National Conference
          • 2014
            UG Mech receives NBA accreditation for 5 years
            • 2012
              AICTE-CII Award for Best Industry-Linked College in Mechanical Engineering
              • 2007
                Masters Degree programme in Lean Manufacturing was started
                • 2006
                  ME ED, CIM & IE programmes receive NBA accreditation for 5 years
                  • 2006
                    BE Mechanical programme receives NBA Accreditation for 5 years
                    • 2001
                      BE Mech, ME ED & IE receive NBA accreditation for 3 years with 'A' Grade
                      • 1999
                        Masters degree programme in Energy Engineering was started
                        • 1997
                          BE Mech, ME ED, CIM & IE programmes receive NBA accreditation with 'A' Grade
                          • 1991
                            Masters Degree programme in Computer Integrated Manufacturing was started
                            • 1983
                              Undergraduate programme in Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich) was started
                              • 1978
                                Masters Degree programme in Industrial Engineering was started
                                • 1963
                                  Masters Degree programme in Engineering Design was started
                                  • 1951
                                    The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established
                                    • 1951
                                      The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established with an undergraduate programme in Mechanical Engineering