Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies engineering, physics, and materials science principles to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines.
The mechanical engineering field requires an understanding of core areas including mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity. In addition to these core principles, mechanical engineers use tools such as computer-aided design (CAD), and product life cycle management to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices, weapons, and others. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery.
Prof. K.R Rajan, Head of the Department
B.Tech, M.Tech, CE, FIE, MISTE.
Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Govt. Engineering college, Thrissur in 1969 and MTech in Production engineering from Cochin University of Science & Technology in 1981. Currently pursuing PhD in MG University. Started the career as Assistant engineer (Design & developments ) of Premier Tyres Ltd, from the year 1970. In 1974 joined Cochin Shipyard Ltd, a Govt.of India enterprise, as Asst. Executive Mechanical engineer and served till availing VRS from the post of Manager (Ship building-OF) in 1992. From 1993 till 2000 worked as Technical Manager & CEO of various Industrial enterprises in India & UAE. He was instrumental for developing, from scratches, a Thermal Insulation company, meeting the needs of Oil & Gas industry in Abu Dhabi, UAE. From 2000 till 2008 worked as Consultant engineer of the 'Innovative Farm Mechanization project' of Govt. of Kerala and various other projects in private sector. Along with industrial career, he associated with academia as guide for M.Tech programmes and visiting executive to Govt. Engineering college, Kozhikode. From 2009 joined academia, as full time faculty in the department of Mechanical engineering and as the head of the department of Innovation & creativity, in TocH Institute of Science Technology, Ernakulam. From 2012 heading the department of Mechanical engineering in Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engineering, Ernakulam. He has developed various innovative products for industry and presented various technical papers. Area of research is fuel efficient IC engines. Indian & international patent applications have been registered for an innovative IC engine design.