The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Punjab Engineering College is as old as the Institute itself. The Department is continuously striving to achieve excellence in education, academic and industry oriented research to prepare the manpower that are globally competitive and capable of leading in industry, academia and government organizations in both India and abroad. Besides the Bachelor degree, Department offer Master and Ph.D. programme also. From session 2014-15 onward, the Department has an intake of 75 students at B.E. level and 25 students at M.E. level. Under Ph.D. programme at the Department, the major research areas include Advanced /non-traditional machining processes, Micro-manufacturing, CAD/CAM, MEMS, Soft computing in Design and Manufacturing, Composites, Bio-materials, Modelling and Computation in heat transfer, Internal combustion engines, Nanofluids, Mechanical Vibration and so on.
The track record of the department, judged by the employment potential of our students and noteworthy achievements of illustrious alumni, is excellent. The major strength of the department is its experienced and enthusiastic teaching faculty and well supportive technical staff for laboratories. The department can boast of very well equipped laboratories and centralized workshop that caters to the need of the entire Institute. The department is also well equipped with computational facilities and resources both in terms of hardware and software.