Mechanical Engineering Department is one of the oldest departments in GITAM, established in the year 1980. Mechanical Engineering is one of the major activities in the engineering profession and its principles are involved in the design, study, development and construction of nearly all of the physical devices and systems. Continued research and development have led to better machines and processes helping the mankind.
The impact of the department on the institute and on society is easily demonstrated by noting the alignment of the department's evolution with key events and technological advances in the India and elsewhere. Today, the Department of Mechanical engineering of GITAM, Visakhapatnam attracts and features an extraordinary rich diversity and quantity of talented individuals, with 50 highly qualified faculty members.
In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, the faculty of Mechanical Engineering actively pursues funded research projects and encourages students pursuing higher studies to participate in research. The Department organizes special classes to students preparing for competitive exams such as GATE, IES etc and the University offers company specific training apart from overall training for students opting for campus placements. The Department nurtures the talents of the students by encouraging student participation in co-curricular activities such as Automotive club, Aeromodeling club, Institute of Engineers etc. and is committed to the well-being and all round development of its students.