Facilities in Department of Mechanical Engineering

Thermal Engineering Laboratory

Thermal engineering is a branch of science that covers energy conversion from one form to another, working of IC engines, modes of Heat transfer, principles of refrigeration and air conditioning etc. The field of thermal engineering includes a lot of applications that can be classified as the combination of thermodynamics and heat transfer, such as IC engines, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

The objective of this laboratory is to provide the student a good environment to understand some very important concepts and applications in the field of IC engines and refrigeration. These concepts are necessary to understand how the typical thermal devices work. These fundamentals will be used to link the phenomenological processes taking place in the engine for issues of: power generation, emissions and environmental impact, fuel economy and fuel composition effects on engine operation and mechanical limitations of obtaining ideal performance.

  • Load test on single cylinder kirloskar diesel engine
  • Load test on single cylinder kissan diesel engine-Mechanical loading
  • Constant speed test on single cylinder kirloskar diesel engine
  • Load test on twin cylinder kirloskar diesel engine-Hydraulic loading
  • Volumetric efficiency test on single cylinder kirloskar engine
  • Morse test on ambassador engine
  • Heat balance test on single cylinder kirloskar diesel engine
  • Retardation test on single cylinder diesel engine
  • Performance test on reciprocating air compressor
  • Performance test centrifugal air blower
  • Performance test on vapor compression refrigeration unit

Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Laboratory

The department is well equipped with Fluid mechanics and machinery laboratory, which helps the students to have basic ideas about the subject fluid mechanics and fluid machinery. The purpose of this laboratory is to reinforce and enhance the understanding of the students regarding the fundamentals of Fluid mechanics and Hydraulic machines.

The experiments here are designed to demonstrate the applications of the basic fluid mechanics principles and to provide a more intuitive and physical understanding of the theory. The main objective is to introduce a variety of classical experimental and diagnostic techniques, and the principles behind these techniques. This laboratory exercise also provides practice in making engineering judgments, estimates and assessing the reliability of your measurements, skills which are very important in all engineering disciplines.

List of major equipments :
  • Bernoulli’s theorem apparatus
  • Apparatus for calibration of notches
  • Apparatus for calibration of venturimeter
  • Apparatus for determining major and minor losses(pipe friction)
  • Apparatus for determining hydraulic coefficients of orifice
  • Reciprocating pump rig
  • Self Priming pump test rig
  • Centrifugal Pump test rig (rating)
  • Centrifugal Pump test rig (variable)
  • Hydraulic Ram test rig
  • Gear Pump test rig
  • Pelton Wheel turbine test rig
  • Francis turbine test
  • Francis turbine test
  • Models of sections of pumps
  • Models of pipe and valves fittings

Heat and Mass Transfer Lab

Heat and mass transfer lab equipped with number of machinery’s used to study the nature of heat and mass transfer in different modes like conduction, convection and radiation. The experiments conducted in heat and mass transfer laboratory helps the students to know the heat energy transfer from one location to another and what are the losses occurred during the heat transfer.

  • lagged pipe apparatus
  • composite wall apparatus
  • emissivity measurement apparatus
  • pin-fin apparatus
  • natural convection apparatus
  • shell and tube heat exchanger
  • Stefan-Boltzmann apparatus

CNC Milling Machine Center


Production Engineering Laboratory

Production Engineering laboratory is an integral part of the department of mechanical engineering as it is heavily involved in carrying out the manufacturing activities with the help of some sophisticated equipments for the research activities in the department as well as for the undergraduate training on workshop courses for the students throughout the institute in every semester. With the assistance of quality supporting staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students are able to carry out the fabrication work for their BTech as well as MTech project and thesis work using lab facilities.

Production Engineering is primarily a course which stresses more on practice and experience rather than theory .In order to become a successful engineer one must be thorough not only with the theoretical , but also the practical aspects of the subject. In order to serve the basic purpose of education ,it becomes essential to bridge the gap between theory and practice . Our department laboratory intends to fulfil this criterion . It gives the right kind of field experience with the unique combination of conventional and modern machines it possesses .The student consequently, familiarizes himself with the ambiance of a typical factory layout . This shall help him immensely in his future endeavors to serve any manufacturing organization. The expertise of the staff and members of the Production Laboratory are always there to guide the students in this aspect.

Machines :
  • Lathe : 14nos
  • Shaping Machine : 7nos
  • Milling Machine : 3nos
  • Radial Drilling Machine : 8nos
  • Grinding Machine : 8nos
  • Slotting Machine : 1nos
  • Power Hacksaw : 1nos


Vimal Jyothi Engineering College has a state of art CAD/CAM lab. The students are trained to use computers for the development of designs utilizing both 2D and 3D Software. Staffs and techniciansare available to assist in the Computer Aided Design (CAD) package that has basically three components: a) Design, b) Analysis, and c) Visualization.The users are encouraged to learn, practice and apply the knowledge gained into their research areas. Initially this facility is introduced mainly for students to evolve concepts and convert it into a complete product.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides in house training and certification course in various CAD softwares. Research and development and extension of research facilities to the nearby institutions are planned.

The following are the main objectives of CAD/CAM Lab:
  • To present an overview of CAD/CAM and describe its applications in different fields.
  • To describe common terms associated with CAD/CAM hardware and software.
  • To outline the basic principles associated with CAD and to demonstrate common drafting techniques and shortcuts used by professionals.
  • To introduce the advanced capabilities of CAD/CAM and how they can be used to increase productivity.
  • To provide information about the CAD/CAM industry resources.
Softwares Used in CAD/CAM LAB:
  • Ansys 12.1
  • FLUENT 6.3 & GAMBIT 2.4
  • ARENA V 13.5
  • Pro Engineering Wildfire 5.0
  • CATIA V5
  • Auto CAD 2013
  • MATLAB 7.8
  • Turbo C++
  • LABVIEW 2010
  • FEAST supplied by VSSC



IEEE WIE affinity group of Vimal Jyothi Engineering College conducted Digital literacy for Kudumbashree members of Eruvessy panchayath on 06/11/2018 at VJEC .35 members of different kudumbashree units of Eruvessy panchayath were participated. 27 IEEE students actively taken classes and they were supervised under Ms. Lipina Gopal M(IEEE WIE VJEC Staff Advisor) & Mr. Prabhin James(IEEE PES & PELS VJEC Staff Advisor).
Hearty congratulations to staff and students for their commitment during the holiday

One day workshop on BIM on 12.11.18
One day workshop on BIM on 12.11.18

Dept. of Civil Engg. in association with Institution of Engineers (INDIA) organize one day workshop on BIM on 12.11.18

IEEE VJEC SB Programmes - RHEA and Wie WISE
IEEE VJEC SB Programmes - RHEA and Wie WISE

1. Digital Literacy for women (Wise 3.0) -For Kudumbashree workers of Eruvessy Panchayath on 6th November at 11am ,venue-software lab EEE
2.Health and Hygiene Awareness for Women by Dr. Sona Ramanujan, Chief Medical Officer, Mahatma Nature Cure Centre, Bakkalam on 7th November 2018 at 4pm, venue- Varikkatu hall.

Two-Day Workshop on Soft Computing Techniques
Two-Day Workshop on Soft Computing Techniques

On behalf of IEEE IES society, We The Department of ECE is organizing a Two-Day Workshop on Soft Computing Techniques from 9th Nov to 10th Nov 2018.

One day workshop on Advanced technological trends in green building
One day workshop on Advanced technological trends in green building

One-day workshop was conducted in association with Go Green club for first semester civil engineering students on 4 Nov 2017. Mr. Shibu Krishnan, Environmental Engg. division head, College of Engineering, Trivandrum was the resource person.In this workshop students were given the exposure of various practices and technologies employed in the green building which would lead to the environmental, social and economic benefit.