Mechanical Engineering Program Professional Societies and MOU’s

Professional Societies

The college offers many opportunities to get involved in extracurricular activities. Within the department there are three student-run organizations which you can get involved in.

The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE):

The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is a national, non-profit making professional body, registered under the society's registration Act of 1860. Started in 1941 as the Association of Principals of Technical Institutions (APII), later it was converted into "Indian Society for Technical Education", New Delhi in 1986 with a view to enlarge its activities to advance the cause of technical education in the country. It is the only national organization of educators in the field of engineering and technology.

ISTE Students' Chapters has been established in VCE in 2007. From then till now this Chapter has taken the lead role in carrying on the extracurricular activities in this college. Apart from a number of other activities, this chapter yearly host a State Level Technical Symposium under the name "TECHNOLITES" in order to take the technocrats to the peak of excellence.

The Local Chapter of the Staff is functioning actively. The Local Chapter of students is very active with a total membership of 936 students, the largest in the state. A number of activities are organized in the college and students are deputed to participate in seminars conducted elsewhere

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM):

The Association for Computing Machinery is the main professional organization for computing professionals. VCE-ACM student chapter of the ACM is run by students for students. Get involved!

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE):

The VCE-IEEE student chapter is the official professional organization for undergraduate and postgraduate student association for CSE students.

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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

Join ASME's community of engineers to learn new technologies, keep your skills up to date, explore solutions to technical problems and advance your career. As an ASME member, you can take advantage of extensive professional and student benefits, most of which are available at no additional cost or at a substantial discount. Connect with the best minds in engineering, advance your career, and make a difference by getting involved. ASME membership gives you the tools, professional training, information and connections you need to succeed at every step of your career. Joining ASME is the most important connection a mechanical engineer can make. Members enjoy a host of valuable benefits, plus the opportunity to have a direct impact on the engineering field.

Faculty Member (s) : 1                                                                                              Student Member (s): 100


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The application of correct Tribological practices can protect and enhance the life of plants and machinery, improve efficiency of operations, reduce energy consumption and prevent expensive breakdowns. Major organizations and academic institutions in the country have realized the  importance of Industrial Tribology and its relevance to modern design and  efficient plant maintenance . To provide a common umbrella to work further in this area, Tribology society  of India (TSI) was set up as a professional, non-profit body bringing  together academicians, industry as well as research organizations as its members. It was set up in its present form, in June 1989, with its  headquarters at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Corporate R&D at Hyderabad. This society is affiliated to the International Tribology Council, UK which has  33 other  national societies  spread all over the world . The activities related to tribology in the country started way back in 1972 , when First International Conference on Tribology  was organized  by Indian Institute of Technology at New Delhi. Continuing with this, a series of National and International Conferences had been organized in the last 29 years.The society has seven local chapters organizing a number of events like seminars and workshops. The society also  has a regular quarterly newsletter, which will soon be developed into a full-fledged journal. There are plans to bring out Tribology series  Booklets  to disseminate information related to various topics of interest to  industries.

Faculty Member (s) : 7                                                                                              Student Member (s): 324


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SAEINDIA is India's leading resource for mobility technology. As an individual member driven society of mobility practitioners the ownership of SAEINDIA wrests with its members who are Individuals from the mobility community, which includes Engineers Executives from Industry, Government Officials, Academics and Students. SAEINDIA is an affiliate society of SAE International registered in India as an Indian nonprofit engineering and scientific society dedicated to the advancement of mobility industry in India.The officers in Section Governing Boards, Operating boards and Committees share the onus of its efficient functioning here. All efforts are on now with a single minded purpose to propel the automotive engineering profession by focusing on three trends occurring in the automotive industry today that affect all automotive engineers and engineering societies. During its hundred plus years, the automotive industry has achieved remarkable progress in both production output and technological development. However, associated with this progress has been a slight yet noticeable lag in the level of technological development as compared to the increase in production volume. The founding principle of the SAE International is to unite scientific and technical staff to perform free academic discussions, to dedicate themselves to the cause of prospering the science and technology for automotive vehicles and to make contributions to speed up the modernization of automotive industry. A great deal of effort has been expended to make these definitions suit this purpose. It is recognized quite well by both SAEINDIA and SAE International which keeps on raising its bar on standards since like linguistic dictionaries; even our efforts and purpose must be revised periodically to reflect current usage and changing needs.

Faculty Member (s) : 10                                                                                            Student Member (s):  44


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We support high profile education initiatives, and as a recognised thought leader provide expert advice for government and industry. View our recommendations for government policy in Energy, Environment, Transport and Manufacturing; understand our thought leadership; access data, research and industry information. Our worldwide network delivers a diverse range of high quality activities and services wherever you are. Each year, active volunteers organise over 1,000 events globally for members and the public. Develop your career and demonstrate your professional expertise. Benefit from: professional recognition, career progression, information and resources, life-long support and the credentials to work internationally. Improving the world through engineering starts with ensuring that engineers are the best they can be. The Institution provides training programmes for engineers at all levels in a comprehensive range of subjects including technical, business, leadership and management as well as non-destructive testing training, certification and services. A comprehensive programme of technical seminars, conferences, workshops and lectures showcases the latest research and best practice from industry across the full range of mechanical engineering sectors.

Faculty Member (s) : NIL                                                                                       Student Member (s):  439


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American Society for Testing and Materials

ASTM International standards are developed in accordance with the guiding principles of the World Trade Organization for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation from around the world in the development of its standards. ASTM’s open consensus process, using advanced Internet-based standards development tools, ensures worldwide access for all interested individuals. Beyond its leadership in the area of standards development, ASTM International offers technical training programs for industry and government, as well as proficiency testing, inter laboratory crosscheck programs and newly initiated certification programs, which support manufacturers, users, researchers and laboratories worldwide.

Faculty Member (s) : NIL                                                                                       Student Member (s): 320


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Indian Society for Technical Education

The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is a National, Professional, Non - Profit making Society registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. It has 72947 members among technical teachers and more than 3.7 lakh student members in the country. ISTE has 1925 institutional members, 977 chapters and 1061 student chapters. The major objective of the ISTE is to assist and contribute in the production and development of top quality professional engineers and technicians needed by the industries and other organizations. Being the only national organization of educators in the field of Engineering and Technology, ISTE effectively contributes in various missions of the Union Government. The ministry of Human Resource Development (Govt. of India), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Department of Science & Technology (DST) and State Governments are well- associated with the ISTE for programmes related to technical education. A few objectives of ISTE are to adjust curriculum and educational processes to changing conditions, to cultivate fraternal spirit amongst teachers, administrators, industrialists and professionals, to develop effective teachers and educational administrators and to enhance professional ideals & standards.

Faculty Member (s) : 6                                                                                             Student Member (s): 87


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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 54,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904. ASHRAE also publishes a well recognized series of standards and guidelines relating to HVAC systems and issues. These standards are often referenced in building codes, and are considered useful standards for use by consulting engineers, mechanical contractors, architects, and government agencies. These are legally unenforceable, except when referenced as mandatory provisions in building codes, but are commonly accepted standards for architects and engineers. The ASHRAE Journal is a monthly magazine published by ASHRAE. It includes peer-reviewed articles on the practical application of HVAC&R technology, information on upcoming meetings and product shows, classified and display advertising, and editorials. Members of ASHRAE receive the magazine and the current year's volume of the ASHRAE Handbook as membership benefits. ASHRAE also publishes many books, ASHRAE Transactions, and the International Journal of HVAC&R Research.

Faculty Member (s) : 1                                                                                             Student Member (s): 11


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The Institution of Engineers (India) is the largest professional body of Engineers established in 1920 and was granted the Royal Charter in 1935. IEI encompasses 15 Engineering Disciplines and one Interdisciplinary Division. It has the full Membership of World Federation of Engineering Organization, Federation of Engineering Institution of South and Central Asia, Federation of Engineering Institution of South and the Pacific, Commonwealth Engineers Council, Federation of International du Beton and World Mining Congress. In a landmark achievement, the Institution obtained full Membership of the Engineers Mobility Forum for India at the Biennial International Engineers Meeting held at Kyoto, Japan in the year 2009.To promote the study of Engineering with a view to disseminate the information for facilitating the scientific and economic development of Engineering in India, The Institution of Engineers (India) is organizing Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Indian Engineering Congress, International Conferences etc. at various parts of the country.

Faculty Member (s) : 1                                                                                             Student Member (s): 282


Memorandum of Understandings' with Leading Industries and Organizations (MOU's)

SAP University Center of Excellence:

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The VCE aims to be at the forefront of education and research in Enterprise Integration. The Alliance program provides students with access to state-of-the-art Enterprise software like SAP R/3 v.4.6.b. This will be used to help students build a solid background in the fundamentals of enterprise integration and allied field whilst exposing them to current technologies.

This exposure and education will give students a competitive hiring advantage while giving employers access to well prepared graduates, skilled in the latest concepts & tools.

It is important to note that the program is NOT a training program for SAP software. We will use SAP R/3 to teach fundamental concepts related to the engineering and management of supply chains and the use and management of enterprise information systems. The software is not only an excellent tool but the Alliance will help VCE to incorporate the latest requirements and technologies in our curriculum development efforts.

The Alliance will also strengthen research in Enterprise Integration.

The SAP University Alliance Program is multi-disciplinary and is being run across multiple departments of VCE. The system has been configured to support about 400 concurrent users and the system can be accessed from SAP Centre of Excellence.

Infosys campus Connect:

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Infosys Technologies Ltd. launched Campus Connect program, an industry-academia partnership initiative, with 60 colleges in India. Among them Vardhaman College of Engineering is one of the premiere institutions that has taken this opportunity and run this program successfully.

The IT services industry is, by nature, 'people-centric' and the demand for quality manpower is rising continuously. Quality manpower is essential to remain ahead of competition in the global market place. The need for industry-academia partnership has been strongly felt and this is required to enhance the readiness of engineering graduate workforce and to make engineering students industry ready.

The initiative was aimed at deepening the industry-academia bonds and building a strong foundation for the future needs of both academia and the growing IT industry. The core of the Campus Connect program is the Foundation Program rolls out at the college premises. This FP courseware represents the Intellectual Property and experience of Infosys in training thousands of entry-level engineers from heterogeneous backgrounds and disciplines to deliver world-class projects to global customers. The purpose of the FP courseware is to provide a unique set of teaching aids and consolidated training material to the college faculty to help them make students industry ready.

Campus Connect enables faculty members through seminars and workshops in colleges to give them an industry perspective. It also publishes Infosys courseware on the Campus Connect portal. The courseware adds value to the existing college courseware and highlights the integrated, systems way of looking at hitherto discrete topics. The courseware is used at Infosys to prepare new recruits to global industry-ready standards. This program also invites college professors on sabbaticals to the Infosys campus, to pursue mutual research areas of interest.

Campus connect organizes Aspirations 2020 - a programming contest for students of engineering colleges to prepare themselves to become smart professionals. This contest encourages the spirit of competitiveness and accelerated learning through extracurricular activities within the student community.

IBM Software Centre of Excellence:

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IBM collaborated with Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, by opening a Centre of Excellence (CoE) the aim of providing world- class skills to students on IBM Technologies. The centre provides an opportunity for students to learn new skill-sets on the latest technologies and IBM products. IBM provides the college with access to technologies relevant to the market and equip the faculty with the knowledge to ensure students are able to gain first-hand experience on all IBM products installed in the college.

It will also give lecturers and students the opportunity to learn, to develop their knowledge and to enhance their skills related to IBM software such as the IBM DB2, WebSphere, Lotus, Rational and Tivoli technologies; to hardware in mainframes, power and storage systems, and to hot technologies such as cloud computing and business analytics.

VCE provides the infrastructure and high-end system while IBM will provide the entire software suite free of charge

Through the IBM Academic Initiative, IBM is working with colleges and universities across the country to teach students the open-standards skills they'll need to compete in the ever-changing technology workplace.

This initiative offers a wide range of technology education benefits that can be scaled to meet the goals of most educational institutions, ranging from large research universities to local community colleges.

What's more, it can provide the resources needed for Vardhaman College of engineering students to create more competitive academic programs and more highly skilled students.

Centre for CADENCE VLSI Software (CADENCE):

The centre of excellence In VLSI systems using CADENCE design systems caters for the industry needs. The centre is established at a cost of Rs 25 lakhs in the year 2010. Using this centre the students are given advanced training to get equipped with modern and latest needs. The B.Tech and M.Tech programs are designed to give in depth training and knowledge in the areas of Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC), Programming Digital Signal Processing (PDSP, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), and so on. The centre also offers teacher traing and certification courses. The centre caters to the needs of Basic VLSI Design Centre, HDL Modelling Centre, FPGA Design Centre and Advanced VLSI Test Centre.

M.Tech/B.Tech students interested in conducting research in these areas are encouraged to send their applications to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include a copy of your resume summarizing your related education and work experience, and a statement of your research interests.

LabVIEW Software Centre of Excellence for System Design:

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VCE has signed MOU with National Instruments, Bangalore for setting up of National Instruments Academy and Received recognition for being an official LabVIEW Academy. It transforms the way engineers and scientists around the world design, prototype, and deploy systems for test, control, and embedded design applications. LabVIEW software is ideal for any measurement or control system, and the heart of the NI design platform. Integrating all the tools that engineers and scientists need to build a wide range of applications in dramatically less time, LabVIEW is a development environment for problem solving, accelerated productivity, and continual innovation.

The LabVIEW Academy curriculum gives students the opportunity to validate their knowledge and skills at a professional level with certification. After completion of the LabVIEW Academy program, students have the knowledge and tools to attempt the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) certification exam with confidence. Experience and certification in LabVIEW can improve students' career opportunities around the world - providing graduates and potential employers with benefits such as:

  1. Reliable validation and demonstration of skills and knowledge.
  2. Accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced field credibility.
  3. Listing in the NI Certified Professionals database to demonstrate certification status.

Indo – US Collaboration for Engineering Education

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Vardhaman College of Engineering is a member of the Indo-U.S. Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE). This collaboration was designed to offer practical training for engineering professors in India, who are often underprepared and overwhelmed by the demands of teaching.

Networks will be created between US and Indian faculty and colleges of engineering via the summer institutes and tours of US colleges by heads and faculty of Indian engineering colleges. These networks will enable the identification of best practices which can be replicated and scaled up. Networks will be assisted in developing specific long term collaborations in:


• Research & Development
• Curriculum & Technology Enhanced Delivery
• Innovation & Entrepreneurship
• Quality & Accreditation Processes
• Industry Participation

During the workshops, American professors train their Indian counterparts to use techniques known broadly as "active learning." They include such strategies as working with students on problems, encouraging class participation, and organizing students to work together in small groups.

Cisco Networking Academy

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A MoU has been signed with CISCO Systems to have its local academy at Vardhaman College of Engineering to run certification programme on CCNA training: Cisco Certified Network Associate, CCDA training: Cisco Certified Design Associate, CCNP training: Cisco Certified Network Professional, CCIP training: Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional, CCSP training: Cisco Certified Security Professional, CCVP training: Cisco Certified Voice Professional. These programme enhance the technical caliber of the students and result in excellent placements. The classes for the Certification programmes are being conducted after 4:10 p.m on weekdays and on Saturdays and are open to the students of all departments.

Sun Microsystems

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Java professionals are in great demand in the IT industry.Almost all top IT companies to name a few TCS, Infosys, Mahindra Satyam, Wipro, HCL, Accenture, Mindtree recruit certified Java Professionals. We are delighted to announce that the Vardhaman College of Engineering has signed a MoU with Sun Microsystems to Provide Sun Certification Java courses to our students. Getting sun certified is a great way to invest in your professional development and help boast your earning potential. Sun Certified Developers earn on average 18% more than the typical certified application developer according to Certifications magazine salary survey. Sun certified Programmer is recognized as HOT certifications according to CIO magazine.

TATA Consultancy Services

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Tata Consultancy Services visits campuses for recruitment only when it has been accredited by the TCS-Accreditation team. The accreditation means that TCS Campus Recruitment Team will visit the college every year for placements to recruit our talented students in large numbers in TCS, which is a world-class organization.

Tech Mahindra Limited

The Tech Mahindra Limited collaborated with Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad,The aim of providing world- class skills to students on latest Technologies.The initiative was aimed at deepening the industry-academia bonds and building a strong foundation for the future needs of both academia and the growing IT industry.

The Tech Mahindra Limited visits campuses for recruitment only when it has been accredited by the Techm-Accreditation team. The accreditation means that Tech Mahindra Campus Recruitment Team will visit the college every year for placements to recruit our talented students in large numbers in Tech Mahindra, which is a world-class organization.