PDA College of Engineering, Kalaburagi

ESTD: 1958

An Autonomous


The Mechanical Engineering department is one of the First-to-Start departments. The Motto, Vision, Mission and Objectives listed below, speak volumes regarding the same.



The department works with the Motto of providing Un-conditional and Un-biased Service to the cause of Mechanical Engineering.

Vision and Mission

Vission of the Department

"To impart sustainable Mechanical Engineering education that prepares self-reliant motivated technocrats and leaders with global compatibility and enduring desire to serve the Nation."

Mission of the Department
  • To be a forerunner in disseminating the basic and advanced concepts of Mechanical Engineering at Under Graduate/Post Graduate levels in terms of class room teaching and laboratory practices.
  • To establish Centers of Excellence in emerging areas of Mechanical Engineering leading to enhanced R&D activities.
  • To undertake sponsored projects and consultancy work commensurate with ever-changing societal demands.
  • To increase the Employability Quotient of graduating students through Finishing School and Co/Extra-curricular activities.

Academic Programmes, Eligibility and Objectives


Academic Programmes

From an humble beginning with an intake of 40 students and basic amenities, MED has grown to the present size today offering,
  • An Under-Graduate/BE programme in
    • Mechanical Engineering - Established in 1958 (Student intake - 90)
  • Two Post-Graduate programmes in
    • Thermal Power Engineering - Established in 1982 (Student intake - 25)
    • Production Engineering - Established in 1994 (Student intake - 18)
  • Research Center Leading to award of PhD degree in different specializations – Established in 2006
  • 27 well qualified faculty members with specializations in the areas of Design, Production, Thermal Power and Automobile engineering.
  • 5 Doctorates, 1 has submitted the thesis, 8 Pursuing PhD & 13 Post Graduates
  • Many have acquired their higher qualifications from IITs, NITs and other reputed Institutes/Universities.


Programmes Offered
  • Under-Graduate/BE programme in Mechanical Engineering

The Bachelor of Engineering programme in the core area of Mechanical Engineering was started in an humble way in 1958, with a student intake of 40, with a view to impart technical education in this important area of Engineering and to cater to the needs of surrounding industries.

It is a 4 year programme and offers thorough knowledge in both fundamentals of Mechanical engineering field and a variety of electives related to the branch. It has come a long way in serving the cause of Mechanical Engineering.

It is one of the major contributors to the development of the area in particular and the nation/globe in general. So far, around 2000 promising graduates have come out of the branch. They have served almost all the departments such as, Industries, PWD, Teaching, Research, Electricity Boards of various states, state transport, defense/administrative services, and a few have excelled as successful entrepreneurs and politicians.

  • Mechanical Engineering department is one of the pioneering departments with 5 PhDs (1 has submitted the thesis, 7 pursuing PhD).
  • 26 well qualified & committed faculty members are striving to provide quality education in the core area. Many have obtained their degrees from IITs, NITs, etc.
  • 42 trained and skilled instructional/supporting staff members handle laboratory work.
  • Average experience of faculty members is around 20 years and that of staff members is around 16 years.
  • Attrition rate is minimal. Consequently, the department offers a BE & 2 MTech programs and is a Research Center under VTUB, on a strong edifice.
  • Well-established Laboratories and Central Workshop, catering to the needs of UG, PG and Research Scholars of the department as well as those of other departments.
  • Facilities are available for carrying out research in the areas alternative fuel development, CFD, development of MMCs.
  • 3 Departmental Libraries (1 UG & 2 PG) having more than 3000 volumes, 1000 titles and a National Journal.
  • Facilities established under TEQIP: i) CAED Laboratory,    ii) CFD Laboratory, iii) Internet & Computational Facilities and iv) Induction furnace for non-ferrous metals.
  • Strengthening of the Department under TEQIP Phase – I & II has resulted in enhanced quality of teaching and experimental work, opportunity for offering PhD degree in IC engines and CFD, under VTUB. Also, it has generated scope for starting MTech program in Fuels Technology.
  • Opportunity for starting Certificate Programs in CFD, IC Engines (O&M) and CAED for aspiring Diploma/BE candidates.
  • Benchmarking with well-performing institutions at National/International levels and signing MoUs with them so as to enhance the overall performance and attain recognition at the highest level.
  • Scope for better training programs for students resulting in their enhanced placement opportunities. Training the farmers and the underprivileged in and around Gulbarga in repair/servicing of IC Engines, Agricultural Equipment, etc.
  • Scope for inviting visiting faculty from prestigious institutions like IITs/IISc.


Two Post-Graduate programmes in

  • Thermal Power Engineering – Established in 1982 (Student intake – 25)
  • Production Engineering       – Established in 1994 (Student intake - 18)

Research Center


Program Educational Objectives

  • Providing high quality state-of-the-art technology in Mechanical Engineering field through structured methodology of teaching the students
  • Emphasis on industrial practices that validate the established theoretical principles
  • All-round growth in terms of co-curricular and extra -curricular activities systematically spread over the entire course module
  • Encouraging students to participate in competitive examinations


Program Outcomes


Academic Eligibility





Lesson Plan


Head of the Department


Dr.Indumati Deshamanya HOD

Faculty Details






Infrastructure and Facilities


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Department Profile

01 Overall floor area - 2339 sqm
02 Classrooms -   435 sqm
03 Laboratories - 1000 sqm
04 Workshop -   734 sqm
05 Library -     30 sqm
06 Internet Browsing facility -     35 sqm
07 Seating area for faculty - 105 sqm
08 Number of laboratories        -    10 (UG) + 4 (PG)
09 Number of Computers        -    135
10 Computers: Students/Faculty         -    1 : 3
11 Faculty Students ratio        ~    1 : 15
12 Average experience of faculty    ~    More than 20 years
13 Average experiences of staff    ~    18 years

Labs & Equipments

Computer Aided Engineering Drawing (CAED) Laboratory
CAD/CAM Laboratory
Design Laboratory
Energy Conversion Laboratory
Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines Laboratory
Heat Transfer Laboratory
Instrumentation & Metrology Laboratory
Material Science & Testing Laboratory
Foundry & Forging Shop
Central Workshop
Wind Tunnel Laboratory (PG)
Steam Laboratory (PG)
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Laboratory
Production Engineering Laboratory


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Dept Library

Year of establishment    -    1998
Floor Area                      -     30 sq.m
Number of Volumes    -     2000+
Number of Titles        -     400+
Seating Capacity        -     20
>2-3 Books issued to students for a period of one semester
>Also, faculty members are issued books as per requirement

Audio-Visual Seminar Room

A seminar hall with provision for OHP/LCD panel and other advanced teaching tools like, internet connection is available with a seating capacity of 100. It is used for teaching at class-level and for holding seminars, invited lectures, etc.
In addition to this, 3 Smart Boards are available in the department for advanced teaching-learning processes.

Computing Facility

An exclusive internet-cum-computation facility is provided to the UG students with 18 Pentium-IV machines. The Wi-Fi facility helps the students in browsing through various technical sites.

Reading Room

A Reading Room with a capacity of 20 students/faculty members exists adjacent to the Library. 2-3 News papers/magazines are subscribed to keep the students engaged and informed about current affairs, etc.

Any Other information
HKES’ BOSCH-REXROTH Center of Competence for Automation Technology

The center was established in 2011 with a view to impart training to BE/ Diploma/ITI students. It provides the necessary hands-on training in the areas of Hydraulic/Pneumatic automation circuitry and processes. Around 20 well designed experiments bring home the concepts. Indian and German trained experts are involved in training the aspiring students with a view to enhancing their employability. The training programme leading to Certification in this cutting edge area is a popular activity on the campus and has so far produced around 1000 trained personnel.


a) Faculty Members

  • Most of the faculty members have acquired higher qualifications (ME, MTech or PhD) from IITs, NITs, JNTUH, etc.
  • A few are on the Reviewers panel of International/National Journals, members of BoS/BoE of VTUB, BU, etc.
  • Prof SC Padashetty has served as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at SPFU of TEQIP – II at Bengaluru.
  • Dr OD Hebbal is serving as a Member of the Standing Appellate Committee of AICTE, New Delhi.
  • Dr Pravin Honguntikar has served as the PG Coordinator of VTU Regional Center, Kalaburagi.
  • Dr Pravin Honguntikar has taken over as the Registrar of Gulbarga University, Kalburagi.
  • Prof RM Lathe has visited Germany and has undergone specialized training in the area of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Automation at Bosch-Rexroth Germany.
  • Dr GK Purohit has visited Paris and has presented a paper there. He also chaired a technical session in that Conference.
  • A good number of faculty members have been honored with the Best Teacher/Best Performer awards.
  • Almost all the faculty members have major contributions to the development of the department, in particular, and the college in general.


b) Students

  • Students of MED have organized Interdepartmental debating and essay writing competitions.
  • A few students have participated in inter-college events such as paper presentation, project exhibition, etc.
  • Regularly the Mechanical Engineering branch students participate and excel in annual VTU sports events and a few are in the VTU teams.

Department Association Details

The department has an association by name ‘Pioneers Association’. Students automatically are enrolled as members of this association right from the day of their entering the department. The Pioneers Association organizes co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, which include sports, seminars, debating/essay completions, etc. Further, to showcase the creative temptations in writing, an in-house magazine is published every year (during the even semester). Earlier it was published in two languages, now it is coming out in three languages. Both faculty/staff and students contribute to the same.


Board of Studies (BOS) Members



Contact Department

Dr. G. K. Purohit, HOD
Department of Mechanical Engineering
PDA College of Engineering
Eiwan-E-Shahi road
Kalaburagi – 585 102



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