The objective of engineering education is to prepare students with sound theoretical knowledge and rich hands on practical experience for various engineering activities like thinking & planning, drawing & designing, manufacturing and operation of machines using basic science concepts. This strengths the dictum that an engineer is one who learns by doing and does by learning. Keeping In mind the same vision, Institute of Engineering & Technology at JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur (JKLU) established by JK group has emerged as one of the best engineering institute in providing engineering education.
Being supported by the top industrial group, JKLU provides a great class based and practical oriented learning having institute industry interaction. JKLU is contributing towards the upliftment of society by identifying students talents from rural background, mentoring and training them to be a part of the highly globalized corporate world.
Mechanical Engineering is a major branch among the core branches of engineering profession. It is mother of several engineering courses like Thermal Engineering, Steam & Gas power engineering, Renewable energy engineering, Refrigeration & Air conditioning engineering, Production & Industrial engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Marine Engineering etc. Mechanical Engineering principles are involved in the study, design, development, production and maintenance of nearly all kinds of machines & systems. Continued research & development has led to better machines and processes helping the mankind. In the present engineering scenario, impact of Computers and Automation has been significant in Mechanical Engineering applications.
Considering these aspects, the department of mechanical engineering was started at JKLU with a B.Tech degree in year 2012. The proposed undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering is a four-year degree program that aims at training the students to adapt themselves to the rapidly changing technology. The department strives to impart quality education keeping in view the global scenario and social obligation. The department strives for continuous improvement in quality of education through curriculum development and up gradation of laboratories. The department has competent faculty encompassing all the areas of specialization in Mechanical Engineering. The department emphasizes understanding of basic concepts. It also makes efforts to give adequate exposure to the students in the field of latest advancements.
The departmental activities can be categorized into three major streams, namely:
- Manufacturing and Industrial
All three areas have various facilities built over the years, which reflect the expertise of the department. These facilities are continually upgraded and modified to suit the current research interests. The Mechanical Engineering Department of JKLU has very well equipped & specific laboratories namely Hydraulic Machines lab, Steam engineering lab, I C Engine lab, Automobile lab, CNC machines lab, Production engineering lab, strength of materials lab, theory of machines lab, Refrigeration & Air conditioning lab and heat transfer lab. The department also has a well-equipped workshop that caters to the need of the entire college. The Mechanical department of JKLU is the only one to have steam engineering lab having demonstration & experimentation of steam generation through running boiler. Some other equipment namely computerized variable compression ratio research test engine, CNC lathe, CNC milling, computerized Francis & Kaplan turbine test rig, computerized cascade refrigeration system etc. are exclusively at Mechanical Engineering department, JKLU.
The department undertakes technical training programs on design software’s, Robotics, CAD/CAM, CIM and CNC Applications. The graduate students also have significant hands-on experience through laboratories and projects. The department provides a platform to the students to exhibit their talent and also to develop a positive attitude with strong moral character.
I call upon the students to pursue a career in mechanical engineering to make best use of the infrastructure and resources at JKLU. I am sure; you will find this mechanical department at JKLU a great place and our student ambassadors would achieve the best in the career and all the assignments, which would make us proud. Detailed information about the mechanical department lab facilities will be given in coming articles. We invite you to browse the articles and get to know more about JKLU mechanical department. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further details.
Dr. Hemant Kumar Gupta, HOD – Mechanical Eng. Dept. IET, JKLU
His research experience includes Thermal Engg, Refrigeration engg, Renewable Energy Systems and Nano fluid application in solar systems.