Mechanical Engineering Department is one of the oldest departments of the institute which was established in 1980. It is also one of the largest in terms of faculty, students, and activities, continues to lead and expand its activities in various directions. The department offers B.Tech. M.Tech. and Ph.D. programs with a wide choice of specializations, electives and research areas. The department was accredited thrice by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and was recognised as research centre by the Andhra University and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK). The Department has 56 faculty members, 32 research scholars and 27 supporting staff. The department is having highly qualified and experienced faculty in all streams of Mechanical Engineering. About 20 % of the faculty members have doctoral degrees and the rest are pursuing their Ph.Ds. The faculty has been active in offering consultancy services to industries and conduct courses regularly to facilitate the continuing education of practicing engineers. About 100 research papers have been published in various International and National Journals/Conferences in the last few years. The department is very well equipped with computational facilities and resources both in terms of hardware and software. Department has more than 80 computing systems and workstations loaded with wide range of software products covering all areas of mechanical engineering. Experimental and computational facilities are being continuously upgraded. The Department has Association of Mechanical Engineering which is a forum for students to develop their professional skills. Students are also encouraged to take part in awareness campaigns that have social relevance. Alumni of the department have occupied very high positions at National and International level.