Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering started in the year 1962 with an intake of 40 students. The department has grown strong over the last 55 years and today has an intake of 180 students and 46 teaching staff. All the faculty members are well qualified and possess post graduate degree with 20 doctorates. The department offers four year degree course and also offers two Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Science & Engineering and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, with an intake of 18 each. The Department also offers research program which includes MSc Engineering by research and Ph.D degree from Visvesvaraya Technological University and at present morethan 30 researchers are pursuing PhD. The department received software grants from Autodesk a leading Computer Aided Design multinational company and has been using them in the curriculum. The faculty members have taken up number of research projects funded by external agencies like DRDO, DST, AICTE and Visvesvaraya Technological University and received funding. The students from the department participate both at the national and international competition throughout the year, in the year 2013 – AeRobusta – 4 member student team from the department participated in SAE Aero Design competition and stood 18th position out of 64 teams from all over the world. The team AeRobusta stood FIRST AMONG THE ASIAN COUNTRIES. The department also received funding from AICTE during the year 2017 a sum of Rs 27 Lakh for organizing faculty development programs, seminars and sponsored research under RPS. The team secured 5th Place in the technical session out of 36 participating teams from all over the world. The faculty members of the department also have authored several books for UG and PG students based on their teaching, research and industrial experience.
Department of Civil Engineering
The Civil Engineering Department was started in the year 1971. Master program M Tech in Structural Engineering was started in the year 1984. Another milestone was achieved in the year 1994, when the department was recognized as Research Center. Over four decades the department has carved its niche in the areas of academics, research, consultancy, collaborative projects, and publications. The department was awarded distinction of 5 years of accreditation by NBA when it was evaluated for third time in the year 2010. Thirteen research scholars have been awarded Ph.D. degree and more than 44 research scholars are pursuing Ph.D. and M.Sc. degree in Engineering. Over 250 technical papers in the reputed journals and are the outcome of active research in the department. The Department holds a patent for Total Replacement of Sand in Concrete by Pond Ash (Patent No 244063). The department has been actively involved in conducting conferences, workshops, FDP’s, Site Visits, Project Tours and several students related programs to provide a platform for sharing and spreading the latest developments in the field of Civil Engineering.
Department of Chemical Engineering
Started in 1978, the Department was the first to offer a course in Chemical Engineering by a self-financing engineering institution in Bengaluru and the fifth to be started in RIT. The Department is certified four times in succession by the National Board for Accreditation and over 1800 students have graduated in 33 batches and a majority of them have secured university ranks. The expertise of the faculty covers a wide range of disciplines and they are engaged in cutting edge technological research. A testimony to this is the fact that the Bengaluru Regional Centre of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers is functioning from this department for almost a decade. The country’s most prestigious event in Chemical Engineering CHEMCON-2011 was organized in RIT. The department is an approved Research Center for acquiring higher qualification leading to M.Sc and Ph.D degrees. The department offers excellent infrastructure and students have won various prestigious awards, international internships and high accolades for innovative projects.
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
The department was established in the year 1979 as Industrial & Production Engineering. Industrial & Production Engineering was renamed as Industrial Engineering & Management (IEM) in the year 1992. The department obtained the academic autonomous status in the year 2007 under the VTU affiliation. The department was accredited by the NBA in 2001, 2004 & 2010 re-accredited in 2015. The department has been recognized as R&D center by VTU. The department has excellent infrastructure and state of art laboratories for Under Graduate, Post Graduate and R & D Programmes. The department has highly qualified, motivated and result oriented faculty members. All the faculties are involved in research and technical paper publications in reputed technical journals, conferences across the world. The department research is focused towards the core areas and funded by national and state funding agencies like DST, UGC and VTU. The department has been actively involved in organizing conferences, workshops, FDP, industry visits and guest lectures.
Department of Biotechnology
The department of Biotechnology established in 2002 offers a four year B.E. Biotechnology Programme with an intake of 60 students and a two years PG Programme, M.Tech in Biotechnology with an intake of 18 students. The department has been recognized Research Centre by VTU, Belgaum, offering M.Sc (Engg.) by research and Ph.D programmes. The Department also offers a Post Graduate Diploma in Biopharmaceutical Technology under the Biotechnology Skill Enhancement Programme (BiSEP), supported by the Department of IT & BT, Government of Karnataka. The department has 14 faculty members, of them ten are Ph.D holders and the others have M.Tech. The faculty members have competence in Core areas of Biotechnology viz. Food and Agricultural Biotechnology, Health and Medical Biotechnology & Environmental Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering. The department research is focused towards these core areas and funded by national and state funding agencies like DST, AICTE, KBITS, VGST, VTU and RGUHS.