Electronics and Communication Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Ever since the industrial revolution, the conceptualization and design, manufacturing and deployment of machines, tools, and gadgets have signaled the technological progress of mankind. The Mechanical Engineering department aims to impart to the students a solid foundation in machine drawing and design, kinematics, thermodynamics, manufacturing processes, and related domains. Graduating students have excellent opportunities to build a career in discrete and process manufacturing industry and research - in automotive, consumer goods, aerospace, heavy machinery, pharmaceutical and chemical process plants, and power generation, to name a few.

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Atria Institute of Technology was established in 2009. Ever since its inception, the department has inculcated the importance of pedagogy, with the denouement being the emergence of competent engineers in the mechanical domain. Over the last 4 years, the department has matured into a research center par excellence. Faculties from different parts of the world, with variegated specializations, have been assiduously put together such that both pedagogy and research have emerged as inter-disciplinary verticals.

Boasting of an esoteric faculty group the department has evolved as the hub of cutting edge research. The major research themes consisting of Computational Mechanics, Additive & Digital Manufacturing and Nano Technology, together reflect the department’s focus. The faculty of the department has developed more than 100 publications in top-notch journals. They have also been successful in obtaining 12 patents with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.


  • To educate, train and develop a new generation of Mechanical Engineers by integrating the processes of design, analysis and product development.
  • To equip the students with the latest tools and skill-sets in emerging technologies in the fields of design and manufacturing, including inter-disciplinary areas such as IoT, Mechatronics, Artificial Intelligence, PLC, CNC Programming and Robotic Programming.
  • To create technologically superior mechanical engineers with capabilities to pursue careers in major Industries/higher studies in Institutes of repute globally.


  • Empower students with hands-on experimental learning.
  • Provide cutting edge tools and techniques to support research, design, and fabrication.
  • Create a conducive environment for faculty to develop & upgrade their competencies in teaching and research.
  • Enable student’s holistic development.


B.E. in Mechanical Engineering

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  • Students come to the Digital Manufacturing Lab established in collaboration with SIEMENS and get trained to use the fully automated “Material Machining/Sorting System”.
  • To make something small, students come to the Nano Technology Lab established in collaboration with the Department of Science & Technology (DST).
  • The department offers the students a choice to tailor their course of study with the Mechanical Engineering ++ Program that includes a year of study in Germany.
  • Those who wish to pursue research join our Professors who also consult for organizations such as Apple Inc., Amazon, Green Light Capital Inc.
  • For fundamental research, the students can join our Classical & Computational Mechanics Group and work on live wire problems in the US Stock Market.


Dr. Venkateshwaran

Professor and Head of the Department

  • B.E. (Bangalore-Univ II Rank), M.S. and PhD (IISc-Mechanical) Dr (Techn.) TU-Wien
  • Research Areas: CAD/Production/Process/New Materials Technology
  • Industrial Expertise: Process/Production/R&D-in India/Austria/UK at top level Management levels including currently as Technical Director, VIL, BEML
  • Consultancy - UNIDO on CAD/CAM and Surface Engineering-and M/S Barnwood Solutions, UK, on Computer Software and Database Management
  • Member and Chairman- BOE/ PhD/ LIC/ GCE Committees of VTU/NMIT and several international and nation level conferences and advisory committees in the areas of Aeronautical/Civil and Mechanical domains.
  • Successfully guided nine students for their PG/Doctorate degrees at the TU-Vienna and 5 research scholars for their PhD degrees under VTU and published the work in
    International Journals and Conferences – 43,National Journals and Conferences–20, Thesis and Reports – 6
  • Represented Austria and Germany in the COST-504 ‘Advanced Research on New Materials Technology’ group and successfully completed two major research projects on SiC and W-recycling for M/s ESK, Germany and Teledyne Adv. Materials, USA, respectively, worth several crores
  • Member of several international and national bodies.
  • Won several prizes and awards including best student award/best project (KSCST).
  • Experience : 22 Years
Photo Name Designation Specialisation Qualification Experience
Mr Vijayakumar S Totad Asst. Professor Thermal Power B.E. (Mechanical)
MTech (Thermal Power)
27 Yrs
Mr Praveen Kumar B C Asst. Professor Manufacturing Science & Engineering B.E. (Mechanical)
MTech (Manufacturing Science & Engineering)
9 Yrs
Mr Srinivasa Chari V Asst. Professor CAD/CAM B.E. ( Mechanical)
MTech ( CAD/CAM )
8 Yrs
Mr Balakrishna G Asst. Professor Advance Material Technology B.E. (Mechanical)
M.E. (Advance Material Technology)
8 Yrs
Mr Venkatesh G Asst. Professor Design Enginerring B.E. (Mechanical)
MTech (Design Engineering)
5 Yrs
Mr Puneeth H M Asst. Professor Machine Design B.E. (Mechanical)
MTech (Machine Design)
5 Yrs
Mr Mithun C M Asst. Professor Machine Design B.E. (Mechanical)
MTech (Machine Design)
5 Yrs
Mrs Geetha G Chavan Asst. Professor Thermal Engineering B.E. (Mechanical)
MTech (Thermal Engineering), NIT - Surathkal
5 Yrs
Dr Suyog Jhavar Assoc. Professor (Research) Mechanical Engineering B.E. (Industrial & Production Engineering)
MTech (Mechanical), IIT - Roorkee
PhD, IIT - Indore
5 Yrs
Mr Chetan C Shetteppanavar Asst. Professor Engineering Analysis and Design B.E. (Industrial & Production Engineering)
MTech (Engineering Analysis & Design)
5 Yrs
Dr Prashanth Ramachandran Assoc. Professor (Research) Mechanical Engineering B.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)
PhD, Louisiana State University
9 Yrs
Md Rizwan Jafar Asst. Professor Manufacturing Management,
Brain Machine Interface
B.E. (Mechanical)
MTech (Manufacturing Management), BITS -Pilani
5 Yrs
Mr D Anjan Kumar Asst. Professor Machine Design B.E. (Mechanical)
MTech (Machine Design)
1 Yrs
Mr Abhishek Kumar Dewangan Asst. Professor Mechanical Engineering B.E. (Mechanical)
MTech (Mechanical), IIT - Madras
1 Yrs

Advisory Board


  • Global Head, Consulting & Enterprise Solutions, Tech Mahindra.
  • Digital Supply Chain Transformation.
  • Consultant to Fortune 100 companies in America, Europe and Japan.
  • Former Head of R&D, L&T Construction Equipment Division
  • B.E. (Mechanical), MBA.


In addition, the department has a proven record of placements. Students graduating from here embark on a career across a gamut of disciplines such as technology, manufacturing, mobility, power and academia. Around 20% of graduating students pursue higher education in crown jewel universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, Louisiana State University etc. Few of the premier companies where our students have been placed are:

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We have signed an MoU with the leading institutions like:

  • Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI)

for training and research purposes.


1. Centre of Excellence in Additive Manufacturing (AM):

Centre of Excellence in Additive Manufacturing is a concept that has been envisioned to build an R&D solution centre for industries. AM has two major divisions in terms of material-

  • Polymer based
  • Metal based

We have a combination of both polymer based and metal based AM at our centre. The polymer Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process has been developed by our students, and the metal based 3D printing is under development.

2. Digital Manufacturing (DM) Lab:

ATRIA has partnered with SIEMENS, India to impart quality training and education in Digital Manufacturing for the upcoming Mechanical Engineering students such that the students can match their abilities with industry needs. As a part of this initiative, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has already procured an advanced Mechatronics training kit (“Material Sorting/Handling System”). Faculty have undergone training on the kit and have completed SMSCP training.

107 students have been successfully trained in the DM lab enabling them with opportunity to acquire a world-class industry certification in mechatronic systems without disrupting their regular studies.

3. Center of Excellence for Nanoscience and Nanomaterials:

The Nanomaterial research center was established in the year 2013 under the auspices of the Defence Research and Development Organization through a grant. Today, the Nano Research CoE has the state of the art facility to synthesize and characterize Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) both Single-Walled and Multi-Walled - with major focus on processing them in nano composites using powder metallurgy technique. In addition, development of other Al/Cu based nano composites are also under progress. It is capable of meeting the industrial and research requirements for production of nano composites:

  • Arc Discharge Setup
  • Hydraulic press
  • Planetary Ball Mill
  • Thermal Conductivity Apparatus

Research and projects are currently being carried out include:

  • Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube(CNT)
  • XRD analysis/ Chemical composition testing
  • Preparation of Nano-based Composites
  • Development of B 4 C/SiC hybrid Al based composites for bearing applications
  • Synthesis and fabrication of CNT/SiC/graphite hybrid Al-based composites for bearing applications