The Department of "Mechanical Engineering" at Gandhi Institute For Technology (GIFT) was established in the year 2009 with the approval of AICTE and is affiliated to Biju Patnaik University and Technology (BPUT), Odisha. The department deals with theory, design, development and application of Mechanical Engineering and related technologies. Within a short span of time the department has carved a niche for itself and demonstrated its credentials in all-round development of its students be it academics, research projects, robotics, research paper presentation and publication in peer reviewed journals and conferences. The department boasts of a well-balanced industry experienced and well qualified faculties.
The Department is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and one dedicated workshop, which provides exceptional platform for teaching, learning and developing skills of students. In research, Department has comprehended a wide range of areas, such as heat transfer, waste heat recovery, nano fluid, robotics, composite material under the guidance of eminent personalities from the related field. Some of our faculties are currently pursuing research in nano-fluid and formation of crude oil from waste plastic. Seminars, symposiums and conferences are conducted by the department on a regular basis to cope up with the emerging trends in recent developments in Mechanical Engineering. The department of Mechanical Engineering has active members in student and faculty chapters like; The Institute of Engineers (India), Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Solar Energy Society of India (SESI).
From the Desk of Head of Department
Dr. Alok Kumar Mohapatra
Hearty Greetings of the day!
The process of learning is extremely important in life. What you learn, how you learn and where you learn play a crucial role in developing ones intellectual capability, besides career. Hence on behalf of the department, I welcome all you to GIFT, Bhubaneswar. The Department of Mechanical Engineering started it's journey in the year 2009. The department offers B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) with an intake of 120 students. The department has highly experienced and dedicated faculty to impart quality education to the students. In addition to academics, the department strives for the holistic development of students by arranging various activities like workshops, seminars, conferences and industrial visits. The department has well equipped laboratories and we believe that our students are moulded to become successful engineers, who are not only committed to the industry but also to the society.
GIFT also augments the academic knowledge by training its technocrats to face the challenges in life by providing many value added courses to enhance their career prospects. We provide excellent infrastructure, best teaching faculty in order to ensure quality education. Thus we are confident that our students will emerge as assets not only to this institution, but also to the country at large.
In this era of startups we also encourage our students to become entrepreneurs which are part of our Program Educational Objectives. Many projects are going on in the area of Renewable energy like solar energy based water heater, Wind power generation on Highways by fast moving vehicles, and in the area of waste management to expose our students with the latest technologies.