B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering)  B.Tech ME

School of Engineering & Technology

Mechanical Engineering is the discipline that applies principles of engineering, physics and materials science to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines. Mechanical Engineering involves creating small parts for bigger machines to create the big machines itself. The B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering enables students to acquire the skills and the knowledge to be able to build machines that define tomorrow.

Learning Perspective

The core content of this discipline focuses on the study of Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, Robotics and Controls, Turbo Machinery and Combustion System, IC Engines, Nanomaterials, Tribology, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics. Mechanical Engineering uses the key principles of the field as well as knowledge of basic sciences to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment, heating and cooling systems, motors, vehicles, aircrafts, water crafts, robots and medical devices. The Department has Academic & Professional Collaboration with various professional bodies for support in Project Work, Workshops, Seminars and Industrial Exposure. Strong partnerships with industry and funded research provide great opportunities for student research and internships during their programme of study.

Key Information


4 Years


Min. 50% Aggregate in 10+2 with Physics and Mathmatics as Compulsory Subjects.

Selection Procedure

Entrance Test + PI


As per University norms


  • PPT
  • Smart Class
  • Green Board
  • Video lecture


The department has well-equipped and modern facilities for teaching and research. The Mechanical Engineering department has the following labs:

  • Engineering Mechanics Lab
  • Material Science & Testing Lab
  • Automobile Engineering Lab
  • Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machinery Lab
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Lab
  • Heat and Mass Transfer Lab
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Lab
  • Kinematics of Machines Lab


Programme Structure

  • Engineering Physics – I
  • Engineering Chemistry – I
  • Engineering Mathematics – I
  • Fundamentals of ElectricalScience
  • Introduction to IT and Computer Programming
  • English – I
  • Environmental Studies
Practicals & Sessionals
  • EngineeringPhysics Lab – I
  • EngineeringChemistry Lab – I
  • Fundamentals of Electrical Science Lab
  • IT and Computer Programming Lab
  • Engineering Graphics & Design Lab
  • Communication Skills Lab – I
  • General Proficiency
  • Engineering Physics –II
  • Engineering Chemistry – II
  • Engineering Mathematics –II
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Programming for Problem Solving
  • English – II
Practicals & Sessionals
  • EngineeringPhysics Lab – II
  • EngineeringChemistry Lab-II
  • Computer programming Lab
  • Workshop Manufacturing PracticesLab
  • Communication SkillsLab – II
  • General Proficiency
  • Mech. of Solids
  • Material Science
  • Engg. Thermodynamics
  • Production Engineering -I
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Mathematics-III
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Material Science & Material Testing Lab
  • Production Practice-I
  • Automobile Engineering Lab
  • Mechanical Engineering Drawing
  • *Environmental Science
  • *General Proficiency
  • Kinematics of Machines
  • Fluid Mechanics & Machines
  • Production Engineering-II
  • Design of M/c Elements - I
  • I.C. Engines
  • Industrial Engineering & Management
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Kinematics of Machines Lab
  • Fluid Mechanics lab.
  • Production Practice-II
  • M/c Design Sessional –I
  • I.C.Engine Lab
  • *General Proficiency
  • Dynamics of Machines
  • Design of M/c Elements - II
  • Measurement & Metrology
  • Turbomachines
  • Professional Elective–I (Any one of the following)
    • Computer Aided Machine Drawing
    • Composite Materials Technology
  • Open Elective-I (Any one of the following)
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Professional Ethics & Disaster Management
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Dynamics of Machine Lab
  • Machine Design Sessional-II
  • Measurement & Metrology Lab
  • Computer aided Machine drawing Lab
  • *General Proficiency
  • Heat Transfer
  • Newer Machining Methods
  • Vibration Engineering
  • Turbomachines
  • Professional Elective-II (Any one of the following)
    • Power Plant Engineering
    • Operation Research
  • Professional Elective-III(Any one of the following)
    • Mechatronics
    • Additive Manufacturing
  • Open Elective-II (Any one of the following)
    • Energy & Environment
    • Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Heat Transfer Lab
  • Vibration Engineering Lab
  • Mechatronics Lab
  • Mini-project (Completed during the intervening vacations of V and VI semesters)
  • *General Proficiency
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Operations Management
  • Professional Elective-IV (Any one of the following)
    • Finite Element Methods
    • Manufacturing Automation
  • Professional Elective-V (Any one of the following)
    • Product Development & Launching
    • Project Management
  • Open Elective-III (Any one of the following)
    • Operations Technique
    • Total Quality Management
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Thermal Lab-II
  • CAM Lab
  • FEM Lab
  • Seminar
  • Major project Lab
  • *General Proficiency
  • Internship/Entrepreneurship Project Work Presentation
  • Emergent Technology /Academics Based Seminar
  • Discipline & Extra-Curricular Activities*

Career Prospects

  • Industries: Aerospace, Automobile, Thermal Plants, Steel Plants, Shipping, Mechatronics, Robotics, Defense, etc.
  • Opportunities are also available in various public sector firms such as ONGC, DRDO, SAIL, NTPC, VSSC, ISRO and IOC.
  • They can also take up Teaching and also work as Consultants in Automobile, Logistics and Transportation firms.

Applying for Admissions 2021

B.Tech Mechanical Engineering is the branch of engineering that involves production, designing, and operations of machines. The course objective of mechanical engineering is to prepare students for applying the principles of mechanical engineering for designing, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.

Mechanical Engineering involves the supervision of the manufacturing process of components and machines. If you are interested in the manufacturing process and want to get experience with the techniques involved in production this will be a very good field for you.

During the four year course of B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering candidates study various areas such as:

In Mechanical Engineering common courses related to:

  • Mechanics Of Solids
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Dynamics of machines
  • Steam Engineering
  • Vibration Engineering
  • CNC Programming & Machines
  • Product Development & Launching
  • Power Generation
  • Operation Reserch
  • Operation Management
  • Fluid Mechanics & Machines
  • Turbomachineray
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Machine Design
  • Measurement & Metrology

Close to 40% of the time involves practical sessions through Laboratory practical, Summer Industrial trainings (30-45 days), Industrial Project Internships (4-6 months), Industrial visits, workshops, conferences etc.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides knowledge and training in the field of Machines, to meet the requirements of technical manpower at various levels by implementing the concepts of modular systems in technical education. The Salient Features of the Department are:

  • Syllabus is designed to match with industry needs.
  • More credits given for project work in the curriculum to make the students employable.
  • Theory and practical courses are embedded for better understanding.
  • Assured placements for all students willing to join industry

Yes, following are the cutting edge laboratories available in Department.

  • Material Testing Lab
  • Mechanical Workshop
  • Theory Of Machine Lab
  • Production Engineering Lab/li>
  • Automobile Engineering Lab
  • Heat Transfer Lab
  • Fluid Mechanics Lab
  • Thermal Engineering Lab
  • Vibration Engineering Lab
  • CNC Machine And Programming Lab

The major Mechanical Companies such as Mico Bosch, NBC, Shree Cement, and Software companies like Infosys, Wipro, HCL, Capgemini, Cognizant, Intecons, Adobe, Google, Flipkart, GoIbibo, Bank of America-ML, Deutche Bank, etc. have students from JNU at various functional and managerial levels.

Choice based credit system. (Semester wise pattern)

Yes, all the faculty members are highly qualified with rich Industry and academic experience in their respective fields.

Yes, class wise teacher are allotted to mentor and advise students under mentor-mentee program

Yes, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has a thriving Alumni network that is very active and supports in better placements opportunities. We also organize Alumni speaker sessions, industrial tours and trainings etc.

NO. Anyone can take direct admission on the basis of JNU entrance exam JNU-JEST 2020. This test is optional it you have taken JEE.

No. PCM is mandatory.

The T & P Cell has organized more than 50 on-campus placement drives, off-campus and pool-campus placement drives for our students on 2019 passing batch. There were 30+ companies that gave placement offers to more than 65 students (or 70% students of total) of the 2019 batch. The average package offered was 2.75 LPA (lakh Rupees per annum) with highest package going up to 12 LPA. Many of our students received multiple job offers from different companies.

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