Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering is often called the mother of all engineering. It covers a host of subjects: properties of materials, structural design, material processing, manufacturing, heat engines, refrigeration and air conditioning, industrial management, robotics and much more. The Mechanical Engineering Department of NIT, Rourkela is known for research in most of these fields. The main foci of research are on mechanical vibration, robotics, CAD/CAM, precision engineering, Metal forming, manufacturing, CFD, Industrial refrigeration and Cryogenics.

The academic programmes of the department reflect not only the core areas of Mechanical Engineer but also the research specialization of the faculty. The department at present has over one hundred research scholars pursuing projects on diverse fields. The faculty is organized under three divisions and six groups. All the groups are working in close co-operation while retaining individual identities. Many Research and Development projects being pursued by the faculty are sponsored by Government agencies and private industries. Among the major sponsors are BRNS, DST, ARDB, BRFST, HBL Power Systems and Lechier India Private Limited.


To provide the society and industry with Mechanical Engineers having superior technical capability and ethical responsibility. To become the best mechanical engineering department in the country for research & development in the emerging areas.


To nurture its students (B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D.) with fundamentals of the subject and an up-to-date technological skill to meet regional as well as national priorities in higher education for industrial application. The program also strives to enhance learning skill with research capability, quality research and scholarly activities to be integrated with teaching.

Head of the Department

Prof. Saroj Kumar Patel

  0661-2462501 (HOD)
  0661-2462516 (Off)

Office Address

Department of Mechanical Engineering
 National Institute of Technology Rourkela
 Rourkela, Odisha - 769008