.: Department of Mechatronics Engg :.
Just as electronics and computers have revolutionized our lives in a number of
ways, so have they revolutionized mechanical and production systems in
industries. With the help of electronic instrumentation and microprocessor-based
control, these systems are today achieving higher and higher standards of
precision, accuracy and repeatability. Also, newer types of machines have been
developed in which electronic processes and control play a key role. Application
of CAD, CAM, Automation and Robotics have come to play a very significant role
in industries of today, and the applications are growing at a very fast rate.
To train engineers who can design and work with such systems, the basic
principles of mechanical engineering, electronics, control and computer soft
wares must be brought together. The degree programme in Mechatronics aims to
achieve precisely this. The word 'Mechatronics' was coined by the Japanese, more
than 15 years ago, since they were the first to recognize the need. Today,
Mechatronics programmes leading to undergraduate, postgraduate and research
degrees are running in major universities of the industrialized countries. In
India, our college was the first to recognize this industrial need and we
started a full-fledged four-year undergraduate programme in Mechatronics in 1998
with an annual intake of 40 students which has since been raised to 60.