Periyar Maniammai University, Thanjavur

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Department of Mechanical Engineering


The Department of Mechanical Engineering was started in the year 1988, with an objective to provide better inputs to the postgraduate engineering degree programmes.

The Department has built up a strong research base over the years. In the year 2004 it has started the Periyar Renewable Energy Training Institute, with the grant from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, with an objective to provide hands-on training and to promote entrepreneurship in the field of renewable energy. Several graduating students and unemployed graduates, particularly the rural women get benefited by the programmes.

Courses Offered :

=> B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering
=> M.Tech. in Renewable Energy
=> M.Tech. in Automation & Control
=> Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
=> Certificate course in Energy Management in collaboration

Facilities :

=> Manufacturing Technology Lab
=> Thermal Engineering Lab
=> Special Machines Lab
=> Heat and Mass Transfer Lab
=> Metallurgy Lab
=> Strength of Materials Lab
=> Metrology Lab, Dynamics Lab
=> Fluid Power & Mechatronics Lab
=> Bio and Solar Lab
=> Basic Workshop
=> Special Machines Lab

Research :

=> Focuses intensive research on Renewable Energy - especially on Biomass gasifier, Biomethanisation and Solar thermal applications, Solid Waste Management.
=> Working on projects funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and other Government Agencies / Ministries.
=> Collaborative research with Cape Breton University, Canada.
Established Periyar Energy Park which operates and maintains various renewable energy gadgets in the campus.


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