Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Vision and Mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department?

Vision of Mechanical Engineering Department

To inculcate innovative thinking, quest for qualityand desire for improving society with its human resource (i.e. faculty, students and technical staff) by providing excellent academic and professional environmentconducive for teaching, learning, research, industrial engagement  and co-curricular activities.

Mission statements of Mechanical Engineering Department

  • To impart quality education and innovative thinking to its students.
  • Develop competent professionals committed to excel in their professions.
  • Develop linkages with government, industry, academia and alumni.
  • Continuously improve its labs and other facilities.
  • Create a nurturing environment for lifelong learning.
  • Encourage socially relevant and multi-disciplinary projects.

What are the unique features of Mechanical Engineering Department at NCU?

  • Efficient and highly qualified faculty members (almost all are PhDs or pursuing PhDs) for nurturing students for their future endeavours.
  • State-of-the art laboratory facility for understanding and undertaking quality research work.
  • Market driven curriculum (relevant electives) that is being updated periodically in consultation with experts from industry and academia.
  • Flexibility in choosing specialization options and their electives to facilitate industry placement and admission to Universities abroad.
  • Outstanding Industry-Academia Interaction through expert sessions, industrial visits, internships, professional societies and workshops.
  • Emphasis on holistic development of students through promotion of co-curricular activities and professional societies in the department.
  • Excellent placement through our placement partners like CB&I, Denso, Subros, Samsung, Flour Danial, Maruti, Sona, IFB and many more.

What are the programmes offered by Mechanical Engineering Department?

The department offers following Programmes. Please click on them for more details.

Apart from academics, what are the avenues for personality and co-curricular development within the department?

In addition to many professional activities, technical festival, cultural festival, sports events and many student club activities organized by the NorthCap University, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has taken following additional initiatives for the co-curricular development of our students:

  • The department is proud of to be associated with many different professional Societies/Chapters responsible to bridge the gap between theory and practical by providing hands-on experience to students. These Societies organize various events such as seminars, workshops, guest lecturers from experts and so on, both at intra-university and inter-university level. These societies dedicatedly work towards the personality and co-curricular development of the students. Please click here to know more about the societies involved with the Department.
  • The department encourages its students to participate in national and international events. The department is proud of the fact that its students have participated and won many such events. Please click here for some of the activities of our students.
  • Our academic curriculum has been designed in such a way that students have to mandatorily go through personality development courses and other relevant trainings, thus ensuring the development of every student.
  • Not only do we encourage the intellectual pursuits of our students through many projects and activities, we encourage our students to write and publish their work in form of research papers. Please click here to look at some of the publications.

What kind of faculty does the department have?

The department is proud of the fact that almost all of our faculty members are from nationally and internationally reputed institutions/universities (like IITs). We ensure highest standards for our faculty and almost all our faculty members are either PhD or are pursuing PhD from intuitions/universities of national/international repute. Please click here to know more about our faculty members.

What are the laboratory facilities within the department?

The department has 27 laboratories in total. The department ensures that all its labs are updated every year. Its labs have well equipped advanced machines and equipments that provide the facilities for conducting the experiments and training for the students as per the market requirement. For example, the department’s highly advanced computational research lab has all important mechanical engineering softwares like ANSYS, Solidworks, Matlab, Autocad, Fluent (CFD) etc. These softwares help our students in gaining designing and other relevant skills with are required by the industry. This computational lab is fully networked and can be accessed by students and faculty members through their wi-fi enabled laptops provided by the institute. Its recently developed Mechanics lab. in collaboration with Beijing Wave Spectrum Science Ltd. with an investment of about 0.5 crores by them is an example of eagerness of industry to associate with us. Its IC Engine lab (equipped with CRDi and other technologies) and its Robotics lab. are yet another examples of department’s eagerness to always remain upgraded with recent technologies. Please click here to look at the complete details of the labs in Mechanical Engineering Department.  In order to assist our students, each lab has a dedicated and qualified lab staff. Please click here to look at the details of our lab staff.

Does your department provide industrial exposure to its students?

Intense industrial exposure is inbuilt in our curriculum. All students have to mandatorily go through two summer trainings in the industry. Apart from this, students are given opportunity to work with industry for the final year project. Many industrial visits and lectures from industry persons are regularly organized for the students. Please click here to know more about some of such events. Additionally, the department has signed MoUs with many industries (Delta, Mitsubishi, Beijing etc) that help us strengthen the industrial exposure of our students. Please click here to look at some of the industries who have signed MoUs with us.

Why should I join Mechanical Engineering department at The NorthCap University?

Mechanical Engineering program at The Northcap University is specially designed to make students Industry-Ready. The content of the program is regularly aligned to inculcate the present needs of industry. This is reflected in our unmatched campus placement record of nearly 100 % placements every year in prestigious companies with superior annual packages.  Many of our students are pursuing higher studies in prestigious US, Canadian and Indian Universities and some have ventured into Entrepreneurships with their own well running businesses. 

At NCU, we know that it is the graduation years that one cherishes throughout their life and it is not only the knowledge gained but also the right attitude developed at alma mater that lays the building blocks for one’s growth.  Our B.Tech/M.Tech programs aim at providing a strong foundation in TheoreticalPractical and Design Aspects of Engineering. Our specialized courses aim at producing professionals with a sound knowledge in engineering as well as having a well-groomed personality.

Our engineers learn to work in team with other specialists to Design, Fabricate, Produce, Test and Supervise the manufacturing of complex products and systems for a number of different types of industries. We follow Practical Oriented Teaching Practices to help our students to be readily placed in some of the best companies.

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How does Mechanical Engineering Department facilitate research exposure to its students?

Research is the key to the development of our department. Research exposure to the students is provided through following means:

  • By providing qualified and research oriented faculty members to our students. Our faculty members are very active in research and all of them are expected actively pursue research. The profile of faculty members (who are almost all PhD or Pursuing PhD from reputed institutions). Please click here to know more about our faculty members.
  • By involving our students in research oriented projects. The work done by our students have lead to many quality publications. Please click here to look at some of the publications.
  •  By providing fellowship to those who show potential for research.
  • By funding research projects through VC innovation fund and by providing other financial support for research work.
  • By providing state-of-the-art research infrastructure. Some of the facilities in this regards are:
    • IC engine lab. (equipped with CRDi and other technologies)
    • PG/Mechatronics/Robotics lab.
    • High end computational lab with all the required research softwares (FEM, CFD, Design, matlab etc).
    • Mechanics lab. having 16 research instruments relating to vibration, design and data acquisition (testing equipment’s, sensors with software’s) Please click here to look at the complete details of all the labs in Mechanical Engineering Department. 
    • The central research facility has many research facilities for all the students of our university. Please click here to look at all the equipments available under central research facility.

What is the admission procedure for each programme?

B.Tech:

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
10+2 (English Medium) examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognized board in Science stream with an overall aggregate of minimum 60%.

SELECTION CRITERIA
60% weightage will be given to JEE 2018 Main (Paper – I) and 40% weightage will be given to the aggregate marks in English, Maths, Physics and Chemistry secured in 10+2 or equivalent.

M.Tech:

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The minimum eligibility criterion for seeking admission in M.Tech Mechanical Engineering is that the applicant must have obtained minimum 55% marks or its equivalent in the following qualifying degree: B.E/B.Tech or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Aero space/Aeronautical Engineering, Production/Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Production and Industrial Engineering or equivalent fields. Please visit www.ncuindia.edu for more details.
Note : GATE score is not mandatory, but candidates with valid GATE will get due weightage in selection.

SELECTION CRITERIA
75% weightage will be given to marks in qualifying examination at the UG level, 10% weightage to GATE score and 15% weightage to the personal interview.

PhD:

The admissions in PhD programme are done two times in a year through entrance test and interview. Please click here to look at the PhD admission brochure for complete details.

When will be the admissions forms available?

The forms are available from March onwards every year. The advertisements for the exact dates can be seen in all leading newspapers and magazines of India along with the institute’s official website. One can also keep a regular check on the homepage of the website for more information on admissions.

When does the session start?

The first semester commences on 23th  July 2018. A link for the detailed Academic calendar for the current session can be seen on the departmental home page.

What is the duration of the course?

B.Tech – Minimum duration of the course is 4 years, which is uniformly divided into 8 semesters. The odd semester starts in July and even semester begins in January next year.

M.Tech - Minimum duration of the course is 2 years, which is uniformly divided into 4 semesters. The odd semester starts in July and even semester begins in January next year.

Please click here to look at the PhD brochure for complete details regarding PhD.

What is the scope and opportunities for Mechanical engineering graduates?

Mechanical engineers design, analyze, program and supervise in the fields of manufacturing, design, robotics, product development, industrial engineering, thermal engineering, energy and many more. Engineers are also employed in technical sales, marketing and support positions for business and scientific equipment/software.

Thus, there are tremendous job opportunities for Mechanical graduates and post graduates not only in core fields (manufacturing, air conditioning, oil & gas, design, industrial, automobile, robotics, energy etc) but also in non-core areas (software, service industry, and marketing). The ‘Make in India’ initiative by government of India has lead to significant growth in the fields related to mechanical engineering.

Being the most generalized branch the Mechanical graduates enjoy the benefit of both the worlds and have an edge in comparison with other branches. Besides there are opening in Govt. and public sector as well either directly or through competitive exams like GATE. All B.Tech students at NCU appear for GATE exam. and with good score can find entry in these jobs. The placement record for Mechanical students has been nearly 100% for all eligible students for last so many years. 

Many of our students also opt for MBA or for higher studies abroad or in India at reputed institutions. Many of our passed out students are pursuing their MS/PhD from USA, UK, Australia, Canada and other countries in addition to M.Tech and MBA from reputed institutes of India.

In addition to the above many of our students go for IES / Civil Services and Engineers in Navy/Army/Air force, and thus serve the country in this manner.

Career Opportunities for Mechanical Engineers

Is the hostel facility available?

There are 1 Girls Hostels and 2 Boys Hostel and all are located within a range of 1 Km from the college. The rooms are spacious and are well furnished with beds, study table, inbuilt cupboards, ceiling fans and lights. The hostels have the following facilities:

  • Internet Facility
  • Power Backup
  • Entertainment / Sports Complex
  • Mess
  • Recreation room
  • Individual lockers
  • Bathroom with geyser fittings, etc
  • In addition to the hostels, PGs are available in close vicinity of the campus at reasonable rates.

What is the placement record of Mechanical Engineering Graduates?

We have an unmatched campus placement record of more than 90% placements of eligible students every year in prestigious companies with superior annual packages in companies like Maruti Suziki, CB&I, Daikin, Denso, Subros, JBM group, Fluor, Sona etc.  

The typical salary package of our graduates is from about 4 lacs to 7 lacs.