Making Things Work: 75 Years of Mechanical Engineering

Research and teaching aside, the Department has also contributed to the creation of many new programmes and centres on campus   Times were tough for IISc in the 1930s. It faced a serious cash crunch – income from both the Mysore Government and JN Tata’s Bombay properties had dwindled. World War II was looming on […]

Engines at IISc

The erstwhile ICE Department contributed to indigenous engine technology in the early years of India’s industrial development   There once was a particularly popular department at IISc called the Department of Internal Combustion Engineering (ICE), and for close to a quarter of a century, the engineers there designed, constructed and tested a plethora of engines […]

Building a Testament to ME History

These photographs by Gouri Patil, a PhD student at IISc, capture the different physical locations that the department has inhabited Photos 1, 2 &3: Mechanical Engineering first took formal shape at IISc in the form of the Department of Power Engineering. The “PE building”, as it is still referred to today, was inaugurated in 1951 […]