The department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 1981. The department was under the affiliation of University ofMysore from 1981 to 1992 & under Kuvempu University from 1992 to 1998. From 1998 onwards the department is under the affiliation of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi. The alumni of the department are working in various reputed organizations in India and abroad.
It started with an annual intake of 30 students; gradually it has developed to accommodate 120 students in a year today. The department has well qualified, experienced staff members to train the students in their academic pursuit of excellence. The department has well equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art computing facilities. The students of this department have consistently performed well in the university examinations. Several university ranks have been scored in the erstwhile Mysore and Kuvempu Universities.