SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) is one of the top ranking universities in India with over 38,000 students and more than 2600 faculty across all the campus, offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Management, Medicine and Health sciences, and Science and Humanities. Foreign faculty, flexible and dynamic curriculum, exciting research and global connections are the features that set SRM apart. Students have a wide choice of cutting edge programs including nanotechnology, bioinformatics, genetic engineering, remote sensing and GIS, embedded systems or computer forensics to choose from. Most of these courses are offered in close collaboration with foreign universities.SRM IST has been accredited by NAAC with the Highest ‘A++’ Grade in the year 2018, valid for the next 5 years. SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) is placed in A category by MHRD.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the pioneering departments of SRM IST. The present faculty strength is 136 in which 43 Faculties are PhD Holder. More than 750 Research papers have been published in international or national journals and conferences. The department is functionally divided into four broad areas of specialization: (i) Design (ii) Manufacturing (iii) Thermal and iv) Materials Engineering. The National Board of Accreditation had accredited the Mechanical Engineering program in 1997. The B.Tech – Mechanical Engineering program at Kattankulathur campus is accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), USA. The department also offers Doctoral programs in these four areas of specializations.