The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one among the ten (10) departments functioning in K.S.R. College of Engineering. The department was started in the year 2005 with an approved intake of 60 students.The intake was subsequently increased to 180 in the year 2012 and 240 in the year 2013. The department has excellent infrastructure facilities, well qualified faculty and staff members. It is a recognized Research Centre of Anna University, Chennai. A post graduate degree course in Industrial Safety Engineering is being offered from the year 2011. The autonomous status was offered to this institute in the year 2012. The Mechanical department has been accredited for 3 years by National Board of Accreditation Tier – I (NBA) till 30/06/2025. This department has achieved 3 Gold Medals and 22 University Ranks in the examination conducted by ANNA University. To pursue research in various cutting edge technologies, most of the faculty have registered for Ph.D. degree and also undergo various programs such as FDP, workshop etc. conducted by well reputed institutions such as IIT, NIT, Anna University so as to keep themselves updated. Research articles are being published by faculty members regularly in the form of patents, International journals, National journals, and International and National conferences. Outreach program, Industrial Guest Lectures, National Level Technical Symposium (THROTTLE), National/International Conferences are regularly being organized by the department for the benefit of the faculty, staff and students. The department is striving hard to produce excellent results with more and more university ranks.
The department regularly receives research grants from various funding agencies. To make the students competitive in the job market the department conducts non-formal courses (Value Added Courses) in the area that are not covered under the syllabus, especially on latest software with the assistance of expert agencies. The untiring efforts of the department level and college level training and placement team have resulted in a sizable number of students being placed in leading Multinational & National firms both in software and hardware area. Guidance to get job in Indian Administrative Services through UPSC, TNPSC, BHELL, SAIL, SSB, RRB etc. are also provided to students. An entrepreneur development cell is feeding knowledge to develop confidence to turn students into Employers (Entrepreneurs / Owners). Higher education cell is also functioning in the department to enhance the students to appear exams like GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, GATE and CAT to get admissions for higher studies in countries like USA, UK, Australia, Sweden, Germany, Singapore, Italy etc. The student’s chapter cell is also functioning in the department, in order to enhance learning and career development. Some of the student’s chapters in our department are ISHRAE, SAE and IE.