History of the Department The University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, popularly known as UVCE, is one of the most prestigious colleges imparting Technical Education in the state of Karnataka. The College as well as Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 1917 by the greatest Engineer of the Country, Statesman of modern times, Bharata Rathna Sir. M. Visvesvaraya. Since its inception, the department has grown by leaps and bounds producing highly competent graduates, postgraduates and doctorates who have occupied prestigious positions both in India and abroad.

The department currently offers one Undergraduate (B.E Fulltime & Part-time) and Four Postgraduate (M.E) Programmes. The Institute has awarded more than 53 Ph.D degrees. At present there are 25 candidates pursuing their Ph.D. The teaching faculty has completed / engaged in number of R & D projects sponsored by UGC, AICTE, MHRD, AR&DB, ADA, Naval Research Board, etc.

Presently, 23 full time faculty members are serving the Institute, of which 19 faculty members possess Ph.D degrees. Four faculty members are pursuing their Doctoral Programme. There are 08 Professors, 10 Associate Professors and 05 Assistant Professors.

Our department has set Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time bound (SMART) objective of attaining academic excellence in UG, PG, M.Sc. (Engineering) by Research and Doctoral programmes on par with IITs and National Institutes of Excellence. It has also set an objective to evolve itself as an R & D center to promote and pursue research in the areas of current industrial and all other relevant thrust areas in Engineering.

ChairpersonDr.C.K. Umesh

Tenure:  08.04.2022 to 07.04.2024

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Department of Mechanical Engineering U.V.C.E K.R.Circle, Ambedkar Veedhi Bangalore University Bengaluru-560001 Tel: 080 22961871 E-Mail Id:
A. Courses Offered
Title of Programme Level Duration Years Year of starting AICTE Sanctioned annual Intake Total Student strength
(UG, PG, PhD)
Mechanical Engineering (B.E) UG 4 Years 1917 100 449
Part time 3 years —– 60 180
Machine Design (M.E) PG 2 Years 1964 18 34
Manufacturing Science Engg. (M.E) PG 2 Years 1974 18 36
Thermal Science Engineering (M.E) PG 2 Years 2001 18 35
Advanced Material Technology (M.E) PG 2 Years 2008 18 36
Mechanical Engineering Full time 3 – 5 Years 1965 NA
Part Time 4 – 6 Years
Sl. No Name Qualifications Designation Specialization Profile
1 Dr. Paul Vizhian  S. Ph.D Professor Machine Design & Materials View
2 Dr. N. Lakshamana Swamy Ph.D Professor Welding Technology View
3 Dr. B. M. Rajaprakash Ph.D Professor Manufacturing, CAD/CAM View
4 Dr. U. N. Kempaiah Ph.D Professor Manufacturing Science View
5 Dr. C. K. Umesh Ph.D Professor Manufacturing View
6 Dr. Shivarudraiah Ph.D Professor Machine Design & Composite Materials View
7 Dr. H. C. Chittappa Ph.D Professor Machine Design & Materials View
8 Dr.  H. K. Shivanand Ph.D Professor Production & Materials View
9 Dr. Chandrashekhar  Bendigeri Ph.D Professor Machine Design & SMA View
10 Dr. H. N. Vidyasagar Ph.D Professor Production View
11 Dr. D.K. Ramesh Ph.D Professor View
12 Dr. Shantha Raj  M. Ph.D Professor Machine Design & Composite Materials View
13 Dr. Hanumantharaju.H.G. Ph.D Professor Machine Design & Biomaterials View
14 Dr. Saravanan  R. Ph.D Professor Production Management View
15 Dr.  R. Rajashekar Ph.D Professor Machine Design View
16 Shri.  G. Prem Kumar M.Tech Assistant Professor Thermal View