Curriculum

Logistics

When does the new semester begin?

The new semester begins on October 1, 2020 and will run through 15 January 2021.


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

All courses in the semester of Oct. 1, 2020 – Jan. 2021 will be run online.

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


What are some important dates to know?

Semester starts: 01 October, 2020

Course registration deadline: 15 October, 2020

Last date for dropping a course without mention on the transcript: 15 December, 2020

Last date for dropping a course with mention on the transcript: 5 January, 2021

Last date of instruction: 15 January, 2021

End term examinations: 20-29 January, 2021


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

New student orientation program on 25th September

Departmental orientation program on September 29th and 30th.

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


I am joining the M.Tech (coursework) 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)

You may register for 12-18 credits this semester.

Recommended: Complete the math requirement (ME 261) and 3 among 5 core courses offered this term (ME 201, ME 228, ME 240, ME 242 and ME 271).

If you are unsure about which core subjects to pick, attend the first week or two of lecture for all 5.  Reach out to the faculty mentor assigned to you, or if required, to the Department Curriculum Committee (DCC).

Register for courses before the Oct 15 deadline.


I am a new student joining the research program (M.Tech Res or Ph.D). 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 Oct 15 deadline.



Academics

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

Click on the “Current semester Oct. 2020 – Jan. 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 research program (M.Tech Res or Ph.D). How do I identify my research advisor?

The orientation programs on Sep 28-29 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?

The orientation programs on Sep 28-29 will provide useful information on potential project areas/topics. This will help you choose a project topic and a mentor at the end of your first 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?

If you are an incoming M.Tech (coursework) student, it is recommended that you pick core courses offered in the ME department at this time. You may pick electives (from across the institute) during subsequent terms.

 If you are a research student, check out courses here:

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

Consult your advisor.


What should I expect with online courses?

The online format is challenging to both instructors and students.

The course shopping period (Oct 1-15) 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 the situation improves soon, so that students can 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?

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
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:

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

 

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

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 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 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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PhD Candidate
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PhD Candidate
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MTech Candidate
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PhD Candidate
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