Mechanical Engineering

Globalization has forced the manufacturing sector to adopt innovative production processes. The shop floors of modern day industries have become a highly automated. There is tremendous pressure to deliver products matching world-class quality. Therefore it has become mandatory for engineers to arm themselves with the necessary cutting-edge technologies.

At GCE, Erode, our students are well trained in all facets of Mechanical Engineering aided by state-of- the-art facilities. The Anna University curriculum consists of a balanced mix of theory and practice along with TN Government flagship skill development programme -Naan Mudhalvan. Also, our students are regularly undergo internship / in-plant training in prestigious industries like TAFE, TVS, Hyundai, Sakthi Auto Components Ltd. etc. Besides specialized laboratories like CAD/CAM/Mechatronics/IoT, our students have access to Innovative Product Development Centre (IPDC) to convert their innovative ideas to prototype / product.

Vision of the Department

To be a leading department of mechanical engineering that fosters innovation, excellence, and societal impact through quality education, applied research, and industry collaboration, preparing globally competitive graduates who contribute to the sustainable development of technology and society.

Mision of the Department

  • Educational Excellence: Provide a rigorous and comprehensive education in mechanical engineering that equips students with theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and ethical values, enabling them to excel in their careers and pursue lifelong learning
  • Research and Innovation: Promote cutting-edge research and innovation in mechanical engineering by encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration, fostering a culture of creativity, and securing partnerships with industry, government, and academic institutions
  • Holistic Development: Support the holistic development of students by offering a diverse range of extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, and personal development programs, preparing them to be responsible and innovative leaders in their field

DOTE Commissioner Shri K. VeeraRaghava Rao IAS inspecting the facilities available in the Innovative Product Development Centre on 07.06.2024

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
  • To produce world class mechanical engineering graduates by making them to learn state of art technologies.
  • To produce quality engineers who can contribute to the society as Intrapreneurs and Entrepreneurs.
Programme Outcomes (POs)
  • On completion of the Program, Mechanical Engineering graduates will be well conversant to design, develop, build and test mechanical equipment for various domains like automotive, aerospace and defence sectors.
  • By imparting practical experience through live and novel projects and 4 weeks internship exposure in reputed Mechanical industries, enabling mechanical engineering graduates industry ready.


Dr.K. Balamurugan

Head of the Department, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Qualification: M.E.,Ph.D

Experience :23 Years

Area of Specialization :Manufacturing Engineering

Conference & Journals : 25 & 80

Books & Chapters Published : 5 & 2

R & D Projects with value : 6 (Rs.50 Lakhs)

Ph.D Supervision : 11

Consultancy : 1 (Rs. 10,000)

FDP conducted : 32


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Associate Professor
Assistant Professor



S.No Project Title Funding Agency Investigator(s) Amount Year
1 Design and development of dynamic facility layout design toolkit. DST,Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan Rs. 5.04 lakhs 2007-2010
2 Tribological and corrosion studies on Soya Bean Oil based Lubricants for Diesel Engines DRDO Dr.K.Balamurugan, Dr.K.Mayilsamy Rs. 2.75 lakhs 2009-2010
3 PC based Data acquisition system for IC Engine AICTE, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan, Dr.K.Mayilsamy Rs. 2.67 lakhs 2009-2010
4 Modernisation of CAM lab. with CNC turning center AICTE, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan Rs. 8.83 lakhs 2013-2014
5 Entrepreneurship Development Cell AICTE, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan Rs. 3.0 lakhs 2013-2015
6 Making Biomass briquette from water hyacinth and energy evaluation. TNSCST, Chennai Dr.K.Balamurugan Rs. 2.2 lakhs 2013-2015
7 Development of Scroll air compressors for automative applications WABCO India Ltd Dr.S.Tharves Mohideen Rs.10.00 Lakhs 2012


S.No Title Funding Agency Coordinator Amount Year
1 FDP on Thermal Engineering Anna University, Chennai Dr.K.Mayilsamy Rs. 15,000 2005
2 Renewable Energy-Energy for the Future TEDA, Chennai Dr.K.Mayilsamy Rs. 5,000 2005
3 FDP on Engineering Thermodynamics Anna University, Chennai Dr.K.Mayilsamy Rs. 15,000 2006
4 SDP on Recent trends in Manufacturing System Design and Optimization AICTE, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan Rs. 1,80,000 2007
5 National Conference on E-Factory DoIT, New Delhi CSIR, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan Dr.K.Mayilsamy Rs. 50,000 2007
6 STTP on Recent Trends in Robotics and Automation ISTE, New Delhi Dr.S.Selvi Dr.K.Balamurugan Rs. 90,000 2008
7 Three day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp ISTE, New Delhi Dr.S.Tharves Mohideen Rs. 15,000 2008
8 National Level Quiz competition covering Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Aspects ISHRAE, Chennai Dr.S.Tharves Mohideen -- 2008
9 National Conference on Soft Computing CSIR, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan, Dr.K.Mayilsamy Rs. 25,000 2009
10 SDP on AI Application in Manufacturing AICTE, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan Rs. 2,00,000 2009
11 One Day workshop on Green Building and Energy Conservation Building Code ISHRAE, Chennai Dr.S.Tharves Mohideen Rs. 10,000 + Experts from HVAC Industries for Lectures 2009
12 One Day Workshop on Recent Trends in Air Conditioning ISTE, New Delhi Dr.S.Tharves Mohideen Rs. 10,000 + Experts from HVAC Industries for Lectures 2010
13 ISTE Workshop on Heat Transfer ISTE, New Delhi(in association with IIT - Bombay) Dr.K.Balamurugan Rs. 2,00,000 2011
14 SDP on Nano materials - Synthesis, Characteristics & Engineering applications. AICTE, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan Rs. 7,00,000 2011
15 ISTE Workshop on Writing Effective Conference papers. ISTE, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan Rs. 50,000 2012
16 ISTE Workshop on Computational Fluid Dynamics. ISTE, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan, Dr.R.Senthilraja Rs. 1,00,000 2012
17 ISTE Workshop on Introduction to Research Methodologies. ISTE, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan Rs. 1,00,000 2012
18 One-day Workshop on Nano Materials. IRTT, Erode Dr.K.Balamurugan -- 2012
19 ISTE Workshop on Aakash for Education. ISTE, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan -- 2012
20 One day Science Awareness Programme. IRTT, Erode(in association with IGCAR, Chennai) Dr.K.Balamurugan -- 2016
21 ISTE Workshop on Electric Power Systems ISTE, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan,Dr.Govindasamy Rs.66,710 2017
22 AICTE-ISTE Induction/ Refresher Programme on Teaching and Research with Technology AICTE-ISTE, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan Rs.3,00,000 2018
23 Three online STTPs on Additive manufacturing of multi-functional Nanocomposites AICTE, New Delhi Dr.K.Balamurugan Rs.2,79,000 2021

Laboratories @ Mechanical Engineering Department