Welcome Message from HOD

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Kanpur. We started our journey in the year of 1960. Over the last five decades, we have grown our expertise and competence in the core Mechanical Engineering curriculum and research.

We have a strong undergraduate program in mechanical engineering, including a B. Tech. – M. Tech. dual degree program. At the postgraduate level, we offer M. Tech., MS by Research and PhD degrees. The sanctioned students’ strengths of B. Tech., M. Tech., and MS by research are respectively 100, 120 and 40 per year. At present, the department has 148 PhD scholars. Several sponsored candidates from industries and research laboratories carry out their postgraduate studies in our department. Beside this, our department hosts several postdoctoral fellows.

Our department offers science-based engineering curriculum. The primary focus of our curriculum is to impart technical know-how to students, promote their problem solving skills and innovation of new technologies. Department offers large number of optional courses for providing wide spectrum of options to the students to pursue their interest. The course contents are periodically updated for introducing new scientific and technological developments.  Undergraduate students are encouraged to undertake various research projects.  

Our department maintains active research groups for carrying out collaborative and interdisciplinary research. We have state of the art research facilities to support our academic programs and research. Funding for research (approximately 60 crores during last five years) help us to maintain and modernise our research infrastructure.

Our department has a distinguished record in both teaching and research. Faculty members have excellent academic credentials and are highly regarded. They have been conferred with many prestigious awards at national and international levels. Several faculty members serve on the editorial boards of national and international journals, review technical articles for journals on a regular basis, and organize international symposia and conferences.

This website provides an overview of the academic programs, research activities of our department, research facilities, profiles of faculty members, and details of student activities. We hope that whether you are a prospective undergraduate or graduate student, or work in industry, or another university, or a visitor, you will find this website to be informative.

If you have further questions after browsing this website, please do not hesitate to contact us. You may also correspond with individual faculty members, or contact them by email, using the addresses shown on the faculty pages. Our department looks forward to contribute in solving the technological challenges of the society with active participation from all sections of the society. Thank you for visiting us.


Best wishes,

P. Venkitanarayanan, PhD
Head of the Department and Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering