Mechanical Engineering Department
A warm welcome to the Mechanical Engineering Department NIT Srinagar. Our expedition began at NIT Srinagar in year 1960 (erstwhile REC Srinagar). Over last 57 years we have enriched our knowledge and expertise in the broad area of Mechanical Engineering.
We have a well-established B. Tech. program in Mechanical Engineering. At Master’s level we offer M. Tech in two streams namely Mechanical System Design and Industrial Tribology and Maintenance Management (with research component). The sanctioned student’s strength of B. Tech., M. Tech in MSD & ITMM (through valid GATE score) are 77, 20 & 21 respectively. Moreover 5 sponsored seats are available for desirous candidates to pursue M. tech course in the relevant streams each. Currently 52 students are enrolled in the PhD program working on different research problems.
The curriculum of the department lays emphasis on fundamentals with a view to impart problem solving skills and related knowledge. Besides core courses, department offers some optional courses to allow students to have their choice based credits. The sensitivity to the ever changing technological developments is reflected in regular Board of Studies meetings of the department wherein the changes in curriculum are ensured by taking all the stake holders on board. Department gives full encouragement to all B. Tech., M. Tech and PhD scholars to get involved in challenging projects/ tasks. Collaborative and Interdisciplinary research is also given due place. Funding for research in last 3 years has been approximately 11.5 crores used for removal of obsolescence and creation of new Laboratories/ Facilities.
Currently the department is being headed by Prof SHEIKH NAZIR AHMAD. The department’s strength is its qualified faculty with high caliber and credentials. The perseverance and persistence of our faculty in various research areas has been acknowledged through their publications (in reputed journals)/awards. The mission of the faculty is to inspire young budding engineers in their hot career pursuits, by igniting the spark of zeal to learn more. The website provides a bird’s eye view of the departmental activities on various fronts (both academic and research). The website provides all its visitors necessary and sufficient information succinctly and crisply. Further information, if needed can be obtained through e-mail to the concerned faculty.