• Name : Prof. K. Ramji
  • Designation : Head of the Department
  • Phone :(+91) 891 - 2844798, 4797
  • Email: head.mechanical@andhrauniversity.edu.in

Since the inception of the Program B.E. (Mech.) in the year 1955 along with Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering, the department of Mechanical Engineering has been contributing its humble share of the Mechanical Engineering graduates for national needs. Several of the graduates who have passed out of this department are occupying responsible positions in various Engineering Industries like Steel Authority of India Limited, Bharat Heavy Plates and Vessels Limited, Heavy Engineering Corporation, National Mineral and Metals Development Corporation, Tata Consultancy Services, Engineers India Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Visakhapatnam Port Trust, Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited, Ramachandrapuram and holding responsible positions in the premier educational institutes in and outside India.

During the third plan period when several heavy Engineering industries started functioning, the need for design engineers arose both the national and state levels. Keeping this in view the department has started post graduation Program in machine design during 1963. The department has been helping the local in service diploma holders to improve their qualification since 1969, by offering B.E. (Mech.) Part Time Program. The department started a part-time diploma Program in Industrial Engineering in the year 1973 and M.E.(Ind. Engg.) Program in 1979 and subsequently introduced M.E. (Heat Transfer) Program in 1982. The Department is also the first of its kind to offer M.Tech. Program in Nano Technology in year the 2001.

On the research side the department is actively engaged in research in the areas of Heat Transfer, Machine Design, Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing. So far around 180 Ph.D's., have been awarded. The faculty members have published about 750 technical papers in national and international seminars and journals of repute. Apart from academics the department is also active in research and doing number of research projects and also provides consultancy services to Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Hindustan Zinc Limited, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Ramachandrapuram, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Dredging Corporation of India, Naval Science Technological Laboratories, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Visakhapatnam Port Trust etc.

The Department is recognized by DST under DST-FIST, UGC under UGC-SAP and also by AICTE under AICTE-MODROBS

NAAC Presentation

Sl.No Name of the Program
UG Programmes
1 B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering)
PG Programmes
1 M.Tech. (Machine Design)
2 M.Tech. (Industrial Engineering)
3 M.Tech. (Heat Power Engineering)
4 M.Tech. (Nano Technology)
Doctoral Programmes
1 Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • PEO1: The graduates of the mechanical engineering program will have solid fundamental technical knowledge and will be able to use software tools to expand their knowledge horizon and cultivate a lifelong learning culture while also developing core competencies in a variety of fields, including design, production, thermal, industrial, and allied fields.
  • PEO2: The Graduates will maintain ethical conduct, sense of responsibility to serve the society and protect the environment.
  • PEO3: The Graduates will be able to work in project teams with effective communication skills, soft skills, managerial skills, leadership qualities and knowledge of contemporary issues for successful professional career and for higher studies too.
  • PEO4: Graduates will demonstrate professional development by pursing higher education and professional certification in the areas of mechanical engineering

Program Outcomes (POs)

  • PO1: Engineering Knowledge - Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO2: Problem Analysis-Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • PO3: Design/Development of solutions - Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • PO4: Conduct investigations of complex problems - Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • PO5: Modern tool usage - Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PO6: The engineer and society - Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • PO7: Environment and Sustainability - Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • PO8: Ethics - Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • PO9: Individual and teamwork - Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO10: Communication - Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PO11: Project management and finance - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one's own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • PO12: Life-long learning - Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.


  • PSO 1: Apply knowledge of basic engineering, mechanical engineering, mathematics, physical sciences and engineering management to develop simple to complex mechanical engineering systems.
  • PSO 2: Identify, investigate, model and analyze engineering challenges and problems in the diverse fields of mechanical engineering e.g., thermo-fluid, manufacturing, design, industrial management and in interdisciplinary fields including research, with career options in the fields as stated.
  • PSO 3: Smoothly dovetail into the real world of Mechanical Engineering as a finished product.
  • PSO 4: An ability to develop and implement new ideas on product design with the help of modern computer aided tools (CAD, CAM) and programming language (PYTHON) for ensuring best manufacturing practices.