The department of mechanical engineering at IIT Guwahati was formed in 1995. Currently, the department has more than 300 students in the B.Tech. program, 170+ students in the M.Tech. program and 120+ students in the Ph.D. program, supported by 43 faculty members and 25 staffs.
Since its inception, the department has always been recognized all over the world for excellence in research and academics. Over the years, the department has strengthened its research activities, introduced new MTech academic programmes and contributed to the society by taking part in consultancy work. The focus of the department has been in developing the state-of-art computational and experimental facilities for teaching and research. The department comprises of about 16 laboratories equipped with sophisticated instruments.
The major research areas include advanced / non-traditional machining processes, aerodynamics, bearing design, biomaterials, biomechanics, CAD/CAM, carbon nanotubes based nanocomposites, combustion, complaint mechanisms, composites, computational contact impact analysis, computational fluid mechanics, computational mechanics, condition monitoring, convection, refrigeration systems, energy conservation, error estimation, fatigue, wear and failure analysis, finit element methods, fluidization, fracture mechanics, gas dynamics, heat transfer, internal combustion engines, inverse problems, kinematics and dynamics of rigid multi-body systems, materials processing and characterization, mechanisms, mechatronics, metal casting, metal forming, micromanufacturing, multidisciplinary design optimization, multi-phase flows, nanofluids, non-linear dynamics, operations research, plasticity, propulsion, renewable energy, robotics, rotordynamics, shape memory alloy, smart structures, soft computing in design and manufacturing, welding, topology optimization, tribology, turbomachines, turbulence, vibration etc.