Curriculum

Logistics

When does the semester begin?

The new semester begins on 2nd August 2021 and is scheduled to end on 10th December 2021.


Is the semester going to be in-person or online?

All courses will run online.

This applies to students who may be physically on campus as well.


What are some important dates to know?

Semester starts: 2nd August 2021.

Course registration deadline: 16th August 2021.

Last date for dropping a course without mention on the transcript: 15th October 2021

Last date for dropping a course with mention on the transcript: 15th November 2021.

Last date of instruction: 24th November 2021

End term examinations: 1st-10th December 2021.


I am a new PhD student. What orientation programs should I attend?

New student orientation program on 27th July organized by the Institute.

Departmental orientation program on 2nd and 4th August, 2021.

Look for updates (timing, meeting links) on the IISc (www.iisc.ac.in) and the ME@IISc (www.mecheng.iisc.ac.in) pages


I joined the M.Tech (Coursework) program in Aug 2021. What should I be doing during my first week of this semester?

Meet with your academic advisor online.

Read the course requirements (under the “Course Requirements” tab on this page)

Check the course timetable for this semester (under the “Current Semester” tab on this page)

You may register for 12-18 credits this semester.

Recommended: Four courses, with the consent of your faculty advisor. Pick a few electives that will help with your project work.

If you are unsure about which electives to pick, attend the first week or two of lecture for multiple courses. Reach out to course instructors and your faculty advisor, or if required, to the Department Curriculum Committee (DCC).

Register for courses before the registration deadline.


I joined the M.Tech (Research) program in Aug 2021. What should I be doing during my first week of this semester?

Read the course requirements (under the “Course Requirements” tab on this page)

Check the course timetable for this semester (under the “Current Semester” tab on this page)

You may register for 12-18 credits this semester.

Recommended: Complete the course requirements for your program, in consultation with your research advisor.

Register for courses before the deadline.


I am a new student joining the PhD program. What should I be doing during my first week?

Read the course requirements (under the “Course Requirements” tab on this page)

Check the course timetable for this semester (under the “Current Semester” tab on this page)

Identify a research advisor (read below).

Pick courses in consultation with your research advisor, paying attention to satisfying the RTP requirements.

Register for courses before the deadline.



Academics

What courses are being offered by the ME department this semester?

Click on the “Current semester Aug – Dec 2021” tab to see the list of course


Where do I find class meeting links to attend lectures?

Visit the department bulletin board (intranet.iisc.ac.in -> Academics -> Division of Mechanical Sciences -> Mechanical Engineering) or check on the course webpage.


I am joining the PhD program. How do I identify my research advisor?

The orientation programs during the first week of the semester will provide a glimpse of the active research areas in the department. Over the next few days, DCC will guide you through the process of identifying a research advisor. Get in touch with prospective mentors asap to setup times for one-on-one discussions. Reach out to several faculty members, including those who may not appear to be working in your specific field of interest.


I am a M.Tech (Coursework) student. How and when do I decide my project topic?

Project allotment will happen at the start of your second semester.


I need help/advice choosing courses. Who can I talk to?

Reach out to:

  • The instructor if you would like to discuss specifics of a course
  • Your research or faculty advisor
  • The Department Curriculum Committee

How do I find out about courses offered in other departments?

You may pick electives from across the institute. See

intranet.iisc.ac.in -> Academics -> Division Name -> Department Name

Consult your advisor.


What should I expect with online courses?

The online format is challenging for both instructors and students.

The course shopping period is likely to be more so.

Keep a regular tab on course webpages, ensure that you attend live lectures and watch recorded lectures on time.

Lecture notes, recordings and assignments will be made available on course webpages.

Interact regularly with teaching assistants (TAs) for your courses.


I am a M.Tech Res student. What is my expected time to graduate?

Expected: 2 years

Extension possible: 6 months

Termination scholarship at 2 years + 6 months.


I am a Ph.D student. What milestones should I meet?

RTP course completion: 1 year (recommended)

Comprehensive exam: 2 years

Expected time to completion for students with a masters degree: 4.5 years

Expected time to completion for direct PhD students: 5 years

Termination of scholarship: 5 years


I am an incoming PhD / M.Tech-Res student. How do I get started with research?

We hope that you will arrive on campus asap. Your research advisor will help you get started, though discussions about possible thesis topics, reviewing the literature, planning experimental setups and more. Stay engaged with you research group.


Can I attend research seminars?

Besides thesis colloquia and routine research presentations, the department organizes a weekly seminar on Fridays at 4pm. The Department Student Research Committee (DSRC) also organizes short lectures and presentations. You are welcome to attend these, as well as seminars elsewhere on campus, by logging in to the meeting link.



Staying Connected

How do I connect with my cohorts?

Signup for the common whatsapp group.

Batch-wise mailing groups will help you get in touch with your peers.

The department will organize frequent and informal interaction sessions as well.

Click here to view the department Bulletin Board

(Access restricted to the IISc community)

ME 201 (3:0) Fluid Mechanics ME 228 (3:0) Materials and Structure-Property Correlations
 Ratnesh Shukla and Aloke Kumar Koushik Viswanathan
Tue and Thu: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Tue and Thu: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
ME 240 (3:0) Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems ME 242 (3:0) Solid Mechanics
G. R. Jayanth and Jishnu Keshavan Chandrashekar S. Jog
Tue and Thu: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Mon, Wed and Fri: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
ME 243 (3:0) Continuum Mechanics ME 250 (3:0) Structural Acoustics
Chandrashekar S. Jog Venkata R. Sonti
Tue and Thu: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Tue and Thu: 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM
ME 255 (3:0) Principles of Tribology ME 259 (3:0) Nonlinear Finite Element Methods
M. S. Bobji R. Narasimhan
Tue and Thu: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Tue and Thu: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
ME 260 (3:0) Structural Optimization: Size, Shape, and Topology ME 261 (3:0) Engineering Mathematics
G. K. Ananthasuresh Gaurav Tomar, Ventaka R. Sonti and Koushik Viswanthan
Tue and Thu: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Tue and Thu: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
ME 271 (3:0) Thermodynamics ME 285 (3:0) Turbomachine Theory
R. V. Ravikrishna and Navaneetha Krishnan Ravichandran Raghuraman N. Govardhan
Tue and Thu: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Tue and Thu: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
ME 289 (3:0) Principles of Solar Energy Engineering ME 290 (3:0) Mechanical of Slender Elastic Structures
G. S. V. L. N. Narasimhamam Ramsharan Rangarajan
Tue and Thu: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Mon, Wed and Fri: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
ME 297 (1:0) Departmental Seminar
 Navaneetha Krishnan Ravichandran
Fri: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 

 

 

For PhD students with a Masters degree

#RTP credits: Minimum 12, Maximum 21

 

For PhD students without a Masters degree

#RTP credits: Minimum 24, Maximum 33
ME 261 (3:0) Engineering Mathematics  OR   AE 211 (3:0) Mathematical methods for Aerospace Engineers

 

For M.Tech Research students

#RTP credits: Minimum 12, Maximum 21
ME 261 (3:0) Engineering Mathematics   OR   AE 211 (3:0) Mathematical methods for Aerospace Engineers

 

A More Detailed Table of Credit Requirement from the Handbook


 

For M.Tech Coursework students

Core courses (4 out of 5): 12 credits
Math requirement: 3 credits
Electives: 21 credits
M.Tech Project in semesters 3 & 4: 27 credits
    • ME 299: Dissertation project
Seminar requirement in Semester #3: 1 credit
    • ME 297: Departmental Seminar

ME 201 (AUG) 3:0 Fluid Mechanics

ME224 (JAN) 3:0 Mechanical Vibrations

ME 225 (AUG) 1:0 Introduction to Soft Matter

ME 228 (AUG) 3:0 Materials and Structure Property Correlations

ME 240 (AUG) 3:0 Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems

ME 242 (AUG) 3:0 Solid Mechanics

ME 243 (AUG) 3:0 Continuum Mechanics

ME 244 (JAN) 3:0 Experimental Methods of Microfluidics

ME 246 (JAN) 3 :0 Introduction to Robotics

ME 249 (JAN) 3:0 Fundamentals of Acoustics

ME 250 (AUG) 3:0 Structural Acoustics

ME 251 (JAN) 3:0 Biomechanics

ME 253 (JAN) 3:0 Vibrations of Plates and Shells

ME 254 (JAN) 3:0 Compliant Mechanisms

ME 255 (AUG) 3:0 Fundamentals of Tribology

ME 256 (JAN) 3:0 Variational Methods and Structural Optimization

ME 257 (JAN) 3:0 Finite Element Methods

ME 259 (AUG) 3:0 Nonlinear Finite Element Methods

ME 260 (AUG) 3:0 Structural Optimization: Size, Shape, and Topology

ME 261 (AUG) 3:0 Engineering Mathematics

ME 271 (AUG) 3:0 Thermodynamics

ME 273 (JAN) 3:0 Solid and Fluid Phenomena at Small Scales

ME 274 (JAN) 3:0 Convective Heat Transfer

ME 279 (JAN) 3:0 Radiative Transport

ME 280 (AUG) 3:0 Fundamentals of Nanoscale Conduction Heat Transport

ME 282 (JAN) 3:0 Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow

ME 283 (JAN) 3:0 Two Phase Flow and Boiling Heat Transfer

ME 284 (JAN) 3:0 Applied Combustion

ME 285 (AUG) 3:0 Turbomachine Theory

ME 287 (JAN) 3:0 Refrigeration Engineering

ME 288 (JAN) 3:0 Air Conditioning Engineering

ME 289 (AUG) 3:0 Principles of Solar Energy Engineering

ME 290 (JAN) 3:0 Mechanical of Slender Elastic Structures

ME 291 (JAN) 3:0 Analysis of Manufacturing Process

ME 293 (JAN) 3:0 Fracture Mechanics

ME 295 (JAN) 3:0 Geometric Modelling for Computer Aided Design

ME 297 (AUG) 1:0 Departmental Seminar

ME 298 (JAN) 3:0 Fluid Turbulence

ME 299 (JAN) 0:27 Dissertation Project

ME 303 (JAN) 3:0 Partial Differential Equations with Applications

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Feb 2021 to June 2021

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ME 224 (3:0) Mechanical Vibrations ME 246 (3:0) Introduction to Robotics
Jishnu Keshavan Ashitava Ghosal
Tue and Thu: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Mon, Wed and Fri: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Course webpage Course webpage
ME 249 (3:0) Fundamentals of Acoustics ME 251 (3:0) Biomechanics
Venkata R. Sonti Namrata Gundiah
Tue and Thu: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Tue and Thu: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Course webpage Course webpage
ME 253 (3:0) Vibrations of Plates and Shells ME 254 (3:0) Compliant Mechanisms
Venkata R. Sonti G. K. Ananthasuresh
Tue and Thu: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Tue and Thu: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Course webpage Course webpage
ME 257 (3:0) Finite Element Method ME 273 (3:0) Solid and Fluid Phenomena at Small Scale
Ramsharan Rangarajan M. S. Bobji and Raghuraman N. Govardhan
Mon, Wed and Fri: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Tue and Thu: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Course webpage Course webpage
ME 274 (3:0)  Convective Heat Transfer ME 279 (3:0) Radiative Transport
Pramod Kumar and Saptarshi Basu Navaneetha K. Ravichandran
Tue and Thu: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Tue and Thu: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Course webpage Course webpage
ME 282 (3:0)  Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow ME 283(3:0) Two Phase Flow and Boiling Heat Transfer
Ratnesh K. Shukla Susmita Dash and Gaurav Tomar
Tue and Thu: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Tue and Thu: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Course webpage Course webpage
ME 287 (3:0) Refrigeration Engineering ME 288 (3:0) Air Conditioning Engineering
G. S. V. L. Narasimham G. S. V. L. Narasimham
Tue and Thu: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Tue and Thu: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Course webpage Course webpage
ME 293 (3:0) Fracture Mechanics ME 298 (3:0) Fluid Turbulence
R. Narasimhan Jaywant H. Arakeri
Tue and Thu: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Mon, Wed and Fri: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Course webpage Course webpage
ME 299 (0:27) Dissertation Project
ME Faculties
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Oct 2020 to Jan 2021

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ME 201 (3:0) Fluid Mechanics ME 228 (3:0) Materials and Structure-Property Correlations
Aloke Kumar and Ratnesh Shukla Koushik Viswanathan
Tue and Thu: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Tue and Thu: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Course webpage: Course webpage:
ME 240 (3:0) Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems ME 242 (3:0) Solid Mechanics
Ashitava Ghosal and G. R. Jayanth Chandrashekar S. Jog
Tue and Thu: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Mon, Wed and Fri: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Course webpage: Course webpage:
ME 243 (3:0) Continuum Mechanics ME 250 (3:0) Structural Acoustics
Chandrashekar S. Jog Venkata R. Sonti
Tue and Thu: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Mon, Wed and Fri: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Course webpage: Course webpage:
ME 255 (3:0) Fundamentals of Tribology ME 260 (3:0) Structural Optimization: Size, Shape, and Topology
M. S. Bobji G. K. Ananthasuresh
Tue and Thu: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Tue and Thu: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Course webpage: https://mecheng.iisc.ac.in/bobji/funtri/me_255.html Course webpage:https://mecheng.iisc.ac.in/suresh/me260/ 
ME 261 (3:0) Engineering Mathematics ME 271 (3:0) Thermodynamics
Gaurav Tomar, Ventaka R. Sonti and Koushik Viswanthan Susmita Dash, Pramod Kumar and Pradip Dutta
Mon, Wed and Fri: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Tue and Thu: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Course webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/me261 Course webpage: https://indianinstituteofscience.sharepoint.com/sites/ME271-ThermodynamicsFall2020
ME 280 (AUG) 3:0 Fundamentals of Nanoscale Conduction Heat Transport ME 285 (3:0) Turbomachine Theory
Navaneetha Krishnan Ravichandran Raghuraman N. Govardhan
Mon, Wed and Fri: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Tue and Thu: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Course webpage:https://piazza.com/iisc.ernet.in/fall2020/me280 Course webpage:
ME 289 (3:0) Principles of Solar Energy Engineering ME 290 (3:0) Mechanical of Slender Elastic Structures
G. S. V. L. N. Narasimhamam Ramsharan Rangarajan
Mon, Wed and Fri: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Mon, Wed and Fri: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Course webpage: Course webpage: https://piazza.com/iisc.ernet.in/fall2020/me290/home
ME 297 (1:0) Departmental Seminar
ME Faculty
Fri: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Course webpage: