The Department of Mechanical Engineering came into existence in 1919 under the leadership of Professor Charles A. King, the first Head of the Department and Principal of the erstwhile Banaras Engineering College. Over the last ninety nine years, the department has grown four folds to become the largest department in IIT (BHU),. Varanasi.
There are many groups in the department working on problems ranging from bio-tribology, finite element method, optimization, vibrations to composite materials, structural health monitoring etc
Thermal group of the department is actively involved in research and development of technology in variety of problems. Research problems on nanofluids, alternate fuels, renewable energy, refrigeration, CFD, Cryotherapy, IC engine etc. are being carried out by the various faculty and research students of the department
Production Engineering also called as Manufacturing Engineering is a Research based discipline having combination of manufacturing technology, Design engineering sciences & production management sciences. The group woks on the problems of the Manufacturing, Design & management challenges related to Manufacturing such as:
Industrial management group works on the problems, which deals with business administration that are necessary for the success of companies within the manufacturing sector and the encompassing services (operations management, marketing, and financial management).