|During the last six years, several collaborative projects have been initiated with a number of industries and research laboratories across India (such as Thermax, Sunborne, Areva, STEAG, BHEL, IOCL, ONGC, BARC, and NFTDC) to pursue research and development in the area of mechanical engineering. To fructify these interactions, a vibrant Masters Program in Mechanical Engineering is being launched in July 2015. To respond to the diverse needs of students, broad based Bachelors and Masters Programs in Mechanical Engineering are being designed, with scope to let students specialize in interdisciplinary as well as sub-domains of Mechanical Engineering. A Doctoral Program is underway in the Department. Currently, about 10 Ph.D. students are pursuing research in thermal, design and manufacturing streams of Mechanical Engineering. The main objective of the academic programs is to build capacity and capability necessary to make the nation competitive in the globalized world. Also, the students are being made aware of professional skills, such as seeking patentable innovations, taking up technology transfer tasks and active collaboration with industrial partners.