Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Central Polytechnic College Vattiyoorkavu. We started our journey in the year of 1958. Over the last five decades, we have grown our expertise and competence in the core Mechanical Engineering curriculum and academics.
We have a strong three year diploma Programme in the Mechanical Engineering stream with an intake of 60 every year. We also offer admission to the evening college which helps candidates from the industry and other academic institution to fulfill their academic interests and career development. Our department offers science-based engineering curriculum. The primary focus of our curriculum is to impart technical know-how to students, promote their problem solving skills and innovation of new technologies. Department offers a number of optional subjects as electives for providing wide spectrum of options to the students to pursue their interest. The course contents are periodically updated for introducing new scientific and technological developments. Diploma students are encouraged to undertake various research projects to show their technical knowledge and for applying their engineering skills. Our department maintains active research groups for carrying out collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Faculty members and lab staff have excellent academic credentials and are highly regarded. The department has well equipped laboratories and workshops with enough number of machineries; equipments and tools to meet the requirements of the curriculum. Our alumni are well placed through on-campus and off-campus placement and are holding responsible positions in different government and private organizations inside and outside India. We are able to achieve very good results in both evening and day batches in the diploma examinations conducted in every semester. Our department has well equipped heat engine laboratory, service and maintenance lab, hydraulic machines lab, pneumatics lab, CADD lab etc as per the curriculum. A general workshop is working under the department for providing basic engineering training to all first semester students. Workshop also contains an advanced machine tools lab with most modern and sophisticated machineries and equipments. There is a certificate course on fibre reinforced plastics conducted by the department with the guidance and cooperation from the ISRO. Experts are invited from the industry to interact with the students to bridge the gap between the institute and the industry. Efforts are now going on to increase the entrepreneurial skills of students. Our department looks forward to contribute in solving the technological challenges of the society with active participation from all sections of the society.