Mechanical Engineering Students Association (MESA)

MESA (Mechanical Engineering Students Association):

MESA is among the most active student bodies in the institute. Every Mechanical Engineering student beginning with the second year in the program at VIIT is a member of MESA. Mentored by experienced faculty members of the Mechanical Engineering department, students take upon many initiatives that prepare them to face the challenges of the future. The department newsletter also sees significant contributions from MESA.

MESA takes active role in the institute event, "PERCEPTION". Students along with faculty spearhead various technical competitions such as ROBO-WAR, ROBO-CON, CAR RACING (focusing on IC-Engines), CONTRAPTION (focusing on optimizing Energy), MACHINE ASSEMBLY, DONE IN 60 SECONDS! Other competitions leveraging industry oriented methods and software tools such as from the area of CAD, CAM and CAE are also held. In addition to technical events, co-curricular and extracurricular activities are also organized by MESA all around the year. Functions such as "Guru Purnima", "Engineer's Day", "Cultural Day", "Send off" of final year students are all organized by MESA.

Events of the Year 2013-2014

A noteworthy event arranged by MESA was, Vishwakarma Technical Lecture Series, a five day effort arranged for undergraduate students. Eminent personalities from Industry and Academia were invited and they shared their insights in various topics.

Some lectures  are:

  1. Recent Advances in CNG Engine Technology, Dr. S. S. Thipse, Asst. Director, ARAI, Pune.

  2. Teacher’s Day celebration on 5th September, 2014. Toppers were felicitated.

  3. Solar Thermal Energy Utilization, Dr. G. N. Kulkarni, Professor, Mechanical Engineering,Government College of Engineering, Pune.

  4. Fluid Power in Low Cost Automation, Mr. Pavan Mishra, Manager Sales and Service,Natasha Enterprises, MIDC, Bhosari, Pune.

  5. 4. Nano Composites, Dr. R. K. Goyal, Asso. Professor, Department of Metallurgy,Government College of Engineering, Pune.

  6. FEM and its Use in Industry-Recent Trends, Dr. Dilip Patil, Dana India Technical Centre

  7. Quality Management Systems, Mr. Pankaj Narang, Tata AutoComp Systems Limited.

  8. Sustainable Power Scenario in India, Prof. M. K. Nalawade

Events of the Year 2014-2015:

  1. First Alumina Meet on 26th July, 2014.

  2. Teacher’s Day celebration on 5th September, 2014. Toppers were felicitated.

  3. A workshop on Automobile Design and Analysis named “Auto-stroke” , for the students of Mechanical Engineering on 13th and 14th of September 2014.

Guest Lectures arranged:

Guest Lectures arranged:

Sr. No.


Dr. D.G. Thakur, Asst. Prof and HOD Materials Science Department, DIAT

Advanced Machining

13th of September 2014


Mr. Suryanarayan Rao, AGM, Tata Motors, Pune 
Mr. Uday Mahajan, DGM, Product management , Alfa laval, Pune

Todays industrial scenario and what industry is expecting from students.

13th of September 2014


Mr. Abhinay Sarkate, Senior Performance Specialist, Swed Bank, Sweden.

Beyond VIIT

9th January, 2015


Mr. Kaustubh Panse, Business Head, CADD Centre


14th January, 2015


Mr. Ketan Tank, Proprietor , Shreeji Marketing Dealer, Miranda Tools

Cutting Tools

15th January, 2015