The Department of Mechanical Engineering at St. Ann’s College of Engineering and Technology, Chirala was rooted in the year 2004 with an initial intake of 60 with the approval of AICTE. With in a short period of time, the department has taken the concrete shape in carrying out the academic and co-curricular activities in an effective way. The Intake was enhanced to 120 in the academic year 2011-12. The department was accredited by NBA, AICTE, New Delhi in the year 2009 and second time in the year 2012, accredited by Institute of Engineers I E (I),Kolkata
Mr. V. Lakshmi Narayana is Head of the Department with 14 years of teaching experience. He leads a team of 28 dedicated faculty members, 3 Ph.D., 23 are M. Tech(5 pursuing PhD). The department has 12 well equipped laboratories and provides excellent facilities for teaching-learning process.
The ME department has very good infrastructure facilities with a total investment of Rs. 45, 00,000/- on lab equipment alone. The department has well-equipped laboratories like Heat Transfer lab, Mechanics of Solids lab, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning lab, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic machinery lab, Cad/Cam lab, Mechatronics lab, Thermal Engineering lab, Machine Tools lab, Metrology lab, Engineering Workshop lab, Production Technology lab, Metallurgy lab and Instrumentation lab.