Mechanical Engineering

About the Department

The department was set up a decade ago. Now, it has graduated to offer B.Tech. Programmes in emerging areas relevant to the context of the industry in the present scenario. As a core branch, the department grows in the rhythm of the needs and demands of the global industries. In recognition of progress and excellence in teaching, research and infrastructure achieved by the department, the undergraduate programme has obtained the accreditation from AICTE in 2009.

Mechanical Engineering is a creative discipline that draws upon a number of basic and applied sciences to design, build, and optimize the devices, machines, processes, and systems that involve mechanical forces, work and energy. Besides those, today’s mechanical engineers are dealing with subjects like thermodynamics, electro-mechanical technology, manufacturing technology and management, material science and simulation. They will also face interdisciplinary problems where they will have to employ their soft skills. The Department aims at preparing students for a broad range of technical positions throughout manufacturing enterprises that require people with a strong grounding in mechanical engineering.


The Department is headed by Prof. Rakesh Ranjan Polai.

ME Programme

The Department of mechanical engineering offers UG Program in mechanical engineering. Roland Institute of technology being an affiliated college of the Biju Pattnaik University of Technology, Orissa, the programmes offered are as per the BPUT syllabus

The Mechanical Engineering programme was inducted in 2009 with an intake capacity 60 under the name School of Information Technology, Currently, the intake capacity is 60 students. Admission to B.Tech(Mechanical Engineering) programme is strictly through the OJEE qualified candidates and handled centrally by the OJEE counselling process.

Department Facilities

The department has the following facilities for students

  1. Department Library
  2. Labs
    1. Workshop
    2. Machine Shop
    3. Material Testing Laboratory
    4. AutoCAD Laboratory
    5. Dynamics of Machine Laboratory
    6. I.C. Engines Laboratory Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
    7. Fluid Machinery Laboratory
    8. Heat Transfer, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Laboratory
    9. Automobile Laboratory
    10. Metrology & Measurement Laboratory
    11. Engineering Drawing & Graphics Laboratory
    12. Production engineering Laboratory
  3. Four Lecture halls ME3, ME4, ME5 and ME9
  4. Staff Lounge ME5
  5. Water Purifier built by Department Staff and Students

Departmental Activities

STPs & Summer Courses
Faculties of mechanical Department conduct various short-term programmes (STPs) and Summer Courses for the benefit of Students on AutoCAD, robotics.

Expert Lectures
The department invites experts, senior academicians and researchers to deliver lectures at the institute from time to time.

Research Area

The department provides research facilities in the following areas but not limited to:-

  1. Thermal engineering
  2. Industrial engineering and management
  3. Material science
  4. Heat power and its applications
  5. Production engineering & product design
  6. System design
  7. Modern automotive technique
  8. Robotics
  9. Manufacturing and material handling