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. With this students strength the department is backed up with 17 faculty members and supporting staff of 11 members to meet the AICTE Norms, staff student ratio is 14.11 better than AICTE norms. The department was accredited by NBA, AICTE, New Delhi in the year 2009,by institute of engineers I E (I),Kolkata and accredited by NAAC with A grade in the year 2011.The department has received permanent affiliation of JNTUK, Kakinada in 2012.
Prof. K.SRINIVASULU is the Head of the Department with 30 years ofIndustrial experience and 9 years of teaching experience. He was trained abroad for 9 months in 1980-81 at VNIMETMASH Institute, USSR (erstwhile) on the Design of equipment for shearing lines. He has 2 patents on Wagon tippler to his credit. He peer reviewed 2 papers for Indian Scientific and Technical journal. He leads a team of 16 dedicated faculty members, 1 Ph.D., 8 are M. Tech(1 pursuing PhD)., 6 B. Tech.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.