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. The department has state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with modern equipment. Currently undergraduate degree (B.E.,) is offered by the department. Students enter the core stream of Mechanical Engineering at the beginning of the third semester.


A one day college level workshop on “Composite Materials” was organised by the department in collaboration with Haribon Aeronautics. The focus of the workshop was to show the students how to fabricate a composite laminate using E-Glass fibers and epoxy resin. Mr. Ranganatha S - former chief technical officer NAL & currently working as chief technical advisor in Haribon Aeronautics and Mr. Kiran Kulkarni - founder and director of Haribon Aeronautics conducted the workshop.

An industrial visit to RWF & KMF was organised to enrich student’s classroom experience by relating to practical methods.By visiting RWF, students got an opportunity to learn the manufacturing process of Rail Wheels, Axles and Wheel Sets. Visit to KMF benefitted students to understand how heat treatment processes are followed in milk dairies.

The department periodically publishes an e-Newsletter MECHNEWZ@CIT, detailing activities of the past semester and presenting plans for the following semesters.

The department routinely organizes technical talks by leading industry experts and academicians in diverse areas to spread awareness among students and staff. Training programmes and workshops are arranged in emerging fields like CAD/CAM/CAE and Advanced Materials. The department also undertakes Consultancy and Product Development projects for industries.


Professors Steve Kan & Azim Eskandarian from The George Washington University (USA) and Prof. Jeff Crandall from University of Virginia (USA) delivered lectures on Vehicle Crashworthiness and Impact Biomechanics on Mar 8th 2012.
Faculty Development Program
The department conducted Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Non-linear Finite Element Analysis using LS-DYNA from March 5th to 9th 2012. The FDP was sponsored by VTU-VGST. Dr. Narendran Balan from General Motors India Science Lab lectured on Non-linear FEM and its importance in the automotive industry. Dr. Pradeep Mohan trained the participants on using LS-DYNA to solve complex impact problems.


Date Event
August Beginning of classes for Odd semester
December End of classes for Odd semester
December-January Practical exams and theory exams for Odd semester
February Beginning of classes for Even semester
June End of classes for Even semester
June-July Practical exams and theory exams for Even semester
  • General holidays and public holidays are observed as per VTU calendar
  • VTU academic calendar is followed for classes and examinations


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 Bench vices, Workbenches, Bench drilling machine, Bench grinder, Power hacksaw machine, Arc welding machine, Shearing machine, Circular cutting machine.

Foundry & Forging Lab Universal Sand Testing Machine, Sand rammer, Beam balance, Permeability tester, Sieve analyser, Clay content tester, Moisture content testing machine, Ovens, Furnace, Different types of dies, Moulding boxes

Materials Testing Lab Brinell, Vickers, Rockwell hardness testers, Creep tester, Cupping tester, Impact tester, Rotary fatigue tester, Torsion tester, Universal testing Machines (manual and computer operated), Wear tester, Microhardness tester, Microscope

Machine Shop Lathes, Milling Machines, Drilling Machines, Planing Machines, Slotting Machines, Grinding Machines, Bench grinder, Shaping Machine, Surface Grinder

CAD LAB state-of-the-art CAD Lab equipped with 100 Computer Systems with high end configuration. The software available includes AutoCAD, SolidEdge, Pro/Engineer, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, MATLAB, CATIA etc.

HEAT & MASS TRANSFER LAB 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.

DESIGN LAB Gyroscopic set – up, Journal bearing test rig, Polariscope, Equipment for studying whirling of shaft, Static and Dynamic Balancing Machine, Porter Governor and Hartnell Governor, Torque measurement equipment, Equipment for study of kinematics of gear teeth, Inversion and friction of 4 bar mechanism, strain rosettes.

ENERGY CONVERSION ENGINEERING LAB Bomb Calorimeter, Boys Calorimeter, Abel Pensky flash and fire point apparatus, Pensky Martin flash and fire point apparatus, Redwood viscometer, Say bolt viscometer, Torsion viscometer, Diesel engines, Petrol Engine, Variable compression engine, Multi-cylinder diesel engine (Morse test), Planimeter.

FLUID MECHANICS & MACHINES LAB Francis turbine test rig, Kaplan turbine test rig, Pelton wheel test rig, Gear Pump test rig, Impact of jet on vane test rig, Friction in pipes test rig, Single stage centrifugal pump test rig, Multi stage centrifugal pump test rig, V-notch, Venturimeter, Orificemeter, Air compressor, Blower.

MECHANICAL MEASUREMENTS & METROLOGY LAB Calibration of thermo couple, digital pressure indicator, Frequency, Indicator, Load Cell, LVDT Amplifier, Gear tooth micrometer, dial gauge , Tools maker’s microscope, Mechanical comparator, Floating carriage micrometer, Autocollimator, Sine bar-sine center, Bevel protractor, Tally-surf, Lathe & Drill tool dynamometer, Strain gauges, Optical Flux.

Machine Shop

Foundry & Forging Lab


Detailed course and curriculum outline can be found
B.E Common to all I Sem/ II SemScheme Syllabus
B.E - Mechanical Engineering.Scheme Syllabus


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I & II Workshop Practice Manual 2016 Download Manual
IV Mechanical Measurements And Metrology Laboratory - 10MEL47B

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V EC Lab Download Manual
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VI Heat & Mass Transfer Laboratory - 10MEL67 Download Manual
VII CIM And Automation Lab Download Manual
Design Lab Download Manual



The department has Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with foreign Universities for Research, Masters, Doctoral and Post Doctoral Studies. Currently the department has collaborations with University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA) and The National Crash Analysis Center at The George Washington University (USA).

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

Mr. Praveshkumar Yadav of 4thsemester was selected for Regional Level of National Design Competition organized by CADD Center, held on 8th March 2014 at Bengaluru.

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


SAEINDIA CIT collegiate club was inaugurated on 14th May 2014. At present, the club consists of 85 student members and 2 Faculty Advisors & plans to participate in future formula SAE events.

SAEINDIA CIT Collegiate Club membership is open for students of all the engineering branches and MBA. For more information please contact the department.



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