Channabasaveshwara Institute of Technology

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Channabasaveshwara Institute of Technology
N.H. 206, B.H. Road, Gubbi, Tumkur 572 216
(Near Bangalore), Karnataka, India.
Tel : 08131 223818 / 223365 / 223144
Fax : 08131 223177
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Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines. Though, the development of Mechanical Engineering can be traced back to several thousand years around the world, Mechanical engineering emerged as a prominent field during the industrial revolution in Europe in the 18th century. Mechanical Engineering emphasizes on Design, Materials & Manufacturing, Thermal Engineering, and also interdisciplinary areas like CAD/CAM/CAE, Automation, Operational Research, Mechatronics, FEM, Managerial Aspects of Industry, etc. The field has continually evolved to incorporate advancements in technology, and mechanical engineers today are pursuing developments in such fields as composites, mechatronics, and nanotechnology. Mechanical engineering overlaps with aerospace engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, petroleum engineering, and chemical engineering to varying amounts.

At CIT, the Mechanical Engineering branch started in the academic year 2010 with an annual intake of 60 students and intake was increased to 120 in the academic year 2012-13.Department has a VTU recognized Research center for doctoral studies and runs a course on ‘Lathe Operator’ under the central Government scheme PMKVY.The department has state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with modern equipment.


The department continually strives for the comprehensive development of its students & faculty by carrying out many activities like Faculty Development Programs, taking students to various industries for visits, conducting workshops on the recent technologies, calling in experts from both industry and academia for expert lectures, conducting various Vocational Training Programs to import some specific skills apart from syllabi.





Mr. Pravesh Kumar Yadav secured VTU first rank with 5 gold medals during the VTU convocation 2017.




To create state of the art learning environment to nurture the learning, blending human values, academic professionalism and research process in the field of mechanical engineering for the betterment of society.


The mission of the department is to


    • provide requisite foundation to our students in Mechanical Engineering
    • provide cutting edge laboratory resources to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical concepts
    • provide exposure to various mechanical industries through periodic industrial visits
    • enhance our students skill set and to make them industry ready by systematic skill development program



PEO1: Produce engineers with strong fundamental knowledge in mechanical engineering, mathematics and science; along with essential pragmatical competence for successful career both in industry and academics.

PEO2: Inspire students to take up study of different mechanical engineering disciplines like manufacturing, design, materials and thermal engineering, aiming towards vocations in research and development, academics, industry and entrepreneurship.

PEO3: Problems solving using multidisciplinary approach with analytical, numerical and experimental skills.

PEO4: Enable managerial and communication skills. Promote team working, professional ethics and continues learning with a sense of environmental and social consciousness.



    • Engineering knowledge: To exercise the rudimentary knowledge of mechanical engineering, science and mathematics.


    • Problem analysis: To resolve problems related to mechanical engineering.


    • Design/development of solution: To contrive and carryout experiments, construe, examine and report the results.


    • Conduct investigations of complex problems: To gestate, design processes or mechanical systems to fulfill the wanted requirements and specifications.


    • Modern tool usages: To be a team player and work in an interdisciplinary arena.


    • The engineer and society: To attend to the needs of society with professional ethics.


    • Environmental and sustainability: Should be able to expand the knowledge horizon by self learning.


    • Ethics: To be able to judge the impact of engineering on environmental and societal sustainability.


    • Individual and team work: To be able to communicate complicated engineering concepts to the engineering community with ease.


    • Communication: To create, choose and use modern engineering tools with an awareness of their limitations.


    • Project management and finance: Understand the concept of project management and finance to implement in the profession. 


    • Lifelong learning: Identify the need, ability to learn lifelong and make prepared in broader context.


    • MOUs


    The Department has signed MOUs with Winyasa Technologies Ltd. Tumakuru, to work on an industry incubation centre.


     To supplement the university curriculum with the modern CAD/CAM/CAE tools the department has signed MOUS with ‘CADDPro Training & Service Centre’ and
    ‘EduCADD Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd’.


      1. Faculty Development Programs


    The department organizes faculty development programs on regular basis to enhance the skills of the teaching staff. Following are some of the program organized by the department in the recent past.



      1. Skill Developement Workshops


    Department takes initiative in organizing workshops and skill development programs to the benefit of the student



    • Expert and invited talks


    The department organizes expert and invited talks to bridge the gap between industry and academia by calling in experts from both industry and academia for expert lectures. Some of the expert and invited talks conducted by the department are as follows.





The department believes that industrial visits add more value to the learning; and organizes industrial visits to relevant industries.


Visit to HMT Machine Tools, Bangalore



Visit to KMF, Mallasandra



Visit to KRS Power Plant, Mandya



Visit to Railway Wheel factory, Bangalore



Visit to SWR railway workshop, Mysore




General holidays and public holidays are observed as per VTU calendar VTU academic calendar is followed for classes and examinations.


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The Department is well equipped with state-of-the art laboratories and infrastructural facilities in all the thrust areas. Students get wide exposure and practical hands-on-training using sophisticated equipment's during lab sessions. The labs include,

Basic Workshop


Basic workshop introduces all first year students from all branches to basic manufacturing operations like fitting, sheet metal work, soldering, drilling and arc welding. Students are given exposure and hands on experience in the above said operations. The basic workshop is equipped with hand tools welding machines, basic machine tools. The department has developed hand operated bending shearing and blanking tools. Workshop has precision tools for measuring and marking purpose.




CAD lab is used to teach subjects like CAED in first year; CAMD, CAMA, CIM and Automation Lab for higher semester students. The CAED subject focuses on the fundamentals of engineering graphics. Since drawing is the language of communication for engineers and has application in all branches of engineering, students of all branches have to undergo this course in first year.  In order to expose students to current industrial practices, students are trained on CAD software Auto cad-14(FREE version), to practice 2D drafting, and the 3D components with assembly of many industrial component are performed in virtual assembly using industry leading mechanical design software Inventor V-14(FREE version). 


The 3D models will analyzed under different loading condition using ANSYS 14.5(LICENCED) in Computer Aided Modeling and Analysis Lab (CAMA Lab).This lab also includes CIM and Automation lab through which students are trained on CIM applications and technologies using Cadem CAM packages(LICENCED).The lab is well equipped with 100high end computer systems WITH 34Mbps of internet connection for the students to practice and LCD projector facilities  and speakers for the delivery of lectures.



Foundry & Forging Lab


Foundry and Forging Lab is one of the basic and fundamental lab in the mechanical department, which includes three groups of experiments, A) Sand testing    B)Foundry   and  C) Forging

  • Sand Testing  section includes the experiments in
  • Compression, Shear and Tensile tests on universal sand testing machine.
  • Clay content determination in base sand
  • Sieve analysis test to find Grain Fineness Number (GFN)
  • Permeability test on different sand mixing proportions.
  •  Foundry  Practice section includes
  • Use of foundry tools
  • Preparation of moulding sand and molds using single and split patterns
  • Incorporating core in the mold
  • Preparation of one aluminium casting
  • Forging  Practice section contains 2 Nos. of LPG Hearth furnaces and includes
  •  Use of forging tools and other equipments
  • Calculation of raw material requirements for different models
  • Preparation of minimum three forged models involving  Upsetting ,drawing,and bending operations



Mechanical measurements and metrology Lab


The objective of MMM lab is to introduce mechanical students to the measuring equipments and to teach them calibration techniques of different metrological instruments. The lab makes an effort to introduce the students to quality environment. The lab consists of slip gauges, calibration equipments for pressure gauge, load cell, thermocouple and strain gauge, drill and lathe tool dynamometers, toolmaker’s microscope, floating carriage micrometer etc.




Machine Shop


Machine shop ensures all the mechanical engineering students to have some hands on experience in the machining operations they learn in manufacturing theory.  The machining operations which are taught are Drilling, Turning, Gear cutting, Milling, Shaping and Surface Grinding etc.

The machine shop consist 14 geared conventional lathes along with 2milling centers, shapers, radial drilling and surface grinding machines. Machine shop has highly experienced technical staff.






The Heat & Mass Transfer lab concerns about the use, conversion & exchange of thermal energy Heat Transfer is one of the important subjects which are commonly applied in renewable energy, industrial, commercial and domestic systems.


The laboratory consists of experiments on various conductive, convective, radiative, boiling and condensing mechanisms of heat transfer. This lab is well equipped with infrastructural facilities which includes the major equipment like,  Forced convection apparatus, Pin fin apparatus, Free or Natural convection apparatus, Parallel flow & Counter flow heat exchangers, Thermal conductivity apparatus, Stefan Boltzman apparatus, Emissivity apparatus, Vapour compression refrigeration apparatus, Air conditioning apparatus, Drop & film wise Condensation apparatus, Composite wall apparatus & Transient heat conduction apparatus. This lab helps students in relating the theoretical concepts with practical knowledge.






Design lab demonstrates the concepts related to mechanical Vibrations, Governors, Balancing of Rotating Masses, Journal Bearings, Photo elasticity, Strain Gauges, Stress Concentration factor etc. Design Lab is useful for research work related to Vibrations, Experimental Stress Analysis & Stress Concentration factors.




This laboratory allows the students to understand the working principle of different engines through the cut section demonstrations. The properties of different fuels, like flash and fire point, viscosity, calorific value etc are tested using standard test rigs. The engine performance characteristics of two and four stroke petrol and diesel engines were found using different dynamometers like rope brake dynamometer, water brake dynamometer





The Fluid mechanics and machinery lab has the objective of demonstrating practically the concepts of Fluid mechanics and Turbo machines. This course will provide a basic understanding of flow measurements using various types of flow measuring devices, calibration and losses associated with these devices. And also analysis, understanding and applications of hydraulic turbines and pumps. This laboratory consists of flow measuring devices like orifice meter, venturimeter, nozzlemeter, V-notch and power absorbing machines like centrifugal pump, reciprocating pump, blower and also the major equipments like Pelton turbine, Francis turbine and Kaplan turbine.



Detailed course and curriculum outline can be found
B.E - Mechanical Engineering. (2010 Scheme) Scheme Syllabus
CBCS Scheme
III Sem Scheme Syllabus
IV Sem Scheme Syllabus
V Sem Scheme Syllabus
VI Sem Scheme Syllabus
VII Sem Scheme Syllabus
VIII Sem Scheme Syllabus


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Mr. Pravesh Kumar Yadav secured VTU first rank with 5 gold medals during the VTU convocation 2017.




3rd semester students participated in the 8th ISTE State Level Student Symposium and won first place for their paper on “Review of Road Safety”.

CIT students won first and second prizes at “Challenge Chatni” Competition organized by National Council for Science technology Communication (NCSTC) at HMSIT, Tumkur during Feb 2010.

  • First prize

    Innovative Trench Cutting. This trench cutter allows for flexible drilling as it uses a guiding engine. This innovative model reduces manpower, cost and time in comparison with other existing models.

  • Second prize

    Innovative application of Bicycle retaining the originality of the cycle. This bicycle model integrated Grinding, Cutting and Mixing applications.

Innovative Trench Cutting



The proctorial system is the one under which each faculty is assigned with a responsibility of an average of 25 students. This proctorial system is used for personal counseling of the students. The proctor shall assist in academic and overall development of the students. Once a faculty is nominated as proctor to a student, he/she will continue as a proctor for all the four year duration (i.e till the completion of course )due to which a close relationship will be between the faculty (proctor) & student which further helps in student success i.e for their overall development. Proctor meetings are conducted every week to know their grievances & to guide the students in a right way. Finally this system helps the students to complete their studies comfortably & successfully.


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Vocational Training Programs and skill development programs


Vocational training Programs are conducted to enrich the knowledge & skills of the students in a particular area.


    •  General maintenance and servicing of four wheelers


    Automobile industry is one of the most important industries in India, though presently in the fancy stage, it is bound to become one of the major industries. The skill level and educational attainment of the workforce determines the productivity as well as the ability to adapt the changing industrial environment. This signifies that the mechanical engineer students learn skills to improve their knowledge and chances of employability in automobile industries This VTP is an Endeavour to help the mechanical engineering students in acquiring a thorough knowledge of the automotive details.





    Course Outline:


    This VTP consists of general maintenance and servicing of four wheelers. This course will help students to learn:


    • Maintain and store tools and practice 5S technique
    • Operating various workshop equipments
    • Servicing  a vehicle, changing engine oil, brake oil, gear oil steering oil etc.,
    • Battery servicing, testing and recharging
    • Changing oil filter and fuel filter
    • Brake adjustment and overhauling of brakes


    Course Objectives:

    The main objective of this program is to increase the job seeking opportunities of the students by developing the employ yable skills.


      • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning


      Refrigeration & Air-conditioning program is conducted for 5th semester students of mechanical engineering. The objective of this program is Understand the basic principles of refrigeration and air conditioning, and to Analyze air refrigeration systems like vapor compression refrigeration systems and vapor absorption refrigeration systems. Finally this knowledge is applied for the design of refrigeration equipments and air conditioning equipments. Thus this program helps the students to relate the thermodynamic principle to Refrigeration & Air conditioning and also its application in various environments.


      Course Outline:

      This course will help students to learn

      • The difference between refrigeration and air-conditioning.
      • Methods of heat transfer, its characteristics.
      • The function of each refrigeration device viz: compressor, condenser, evaporator & expansion device.
      • Cause for the matter to change its state.
      • Difference between sensible heat & latent heat.


      Course Objectives:

      The main objectives of this program are to


      • Analyze the refrigeration cycle.
      • Familiarize the components of refrigeration system.
      • Know the application of refrigeration and air conditioning.


        • Diesel Generator


        This program is an effort to introduce the students of mechanical engineering to the construction and working of a diesel generator. Diesel Generator is a machine which consists of an electrical generator coupled to a diesel engine. It provides a great opportunity for the students of mechanical engineering students to understand the diesel engine, electric generator, couplings and some electrical components. It is a short term interdisciplinary course aimed at giving some exposure to the students; some real time examples of engines and electrical system.



        Course Outline:

        This course will help students to learn


        • Types of Generators
        • Parts of generators
        • IC Engine basics/Diesel Engine
        • Types of couplings
        • Basics of Electrical Generators/AC generator
        • Other electrical components


        Course Objectives:

        The main objectives of this program are to


        • Introduce the basic components of an IC Engine/ Diesel Engine
        • Introduce the components of a Generator and their functions
        • Demonstrate the working of a generator
        • Introduce mechanical linkages like couplings and some electrical components


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