The mission of the department is to impart quality technical education to meet the growing needs of the profession through conducive and creative learning environment, to produce qualified and skilled human resources, enhance R&D activities, to be a centre of excellence and to offer post graduate programmes in the emerging fields of Mechanical Engineering.
The Vision of this department is to be a centre of International Repute in Mechanical Engineering and to create quality human resources needed to meet the demanding challenges in different areas and emerging fields of Mechanical Engineering and allied sciences.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 2009 with an initial intake of 30 students in UG programme and enhanced its intake to 120 in the year 1994. In 1998, the department started a PG programme in Mechanical Engineering with an intake of 18 students. Presently the department has two PG programs M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering and M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering with in-take of 30 and 18 students respectively.
Department of Mechanical Engineering offers three programs that are affiliated to VTU - Belgaum and recognized by AICTE:
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University in 2013. She has published many research papers in International Conferences and Journals. She is a member of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE) and IEEE (Computer Society). She has guided many M.Tech students and is guiding PhD scholars. She is serving the institution from past 20+ years. She is also a certified instructor for CISCO Networking Academy for CCNA. Dr. Anita Kanavalli has a wide experience in teaching engineering students both in UG and in PG. She has guided many projects in UG and PG. She has been actively involved in Research work in the area of computer networks and Sensor network applications. She was also a Co-Investigator for a project "Setting Up a Sensor Network Testbed" funded by UGC New Delhi.