The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand was established in the year 2012 and currently has an intake of 36 students per year. The Department offers a four-year B.Tech. program, M.Tech. programs in Machine Design and Thermal Engineering and a Ph.D. program. The department has a flexible and choice-based academic structure with core and elective courses. This provides the students choice of courses in their respective programs as per their interest. Presently, the department has three Associate Professors and 11 Assistant Professors. All the faculty members are well qualified from reputed institutions like IITs and NITs. The areas of specialization of all faculty members have a lot of diversity that covers various aspects of Mechanical Engineering and are capable to mould young minds into successful professionals. The department is fully equipped with laboratories for core courses such as Machine Tools Laboratory, Strength of Materials Laboratory, Fluid Mechanics and Machines Laboratory, Applied Thermodynamics Laboratory, Heat Transfer Laboratory, Kinematics of Machines Laboratory, Computer-Aided Design Laboratory and Mechanical Workshop. These laboratories have state-of-the-art experimental setups and machineries for enhancing the practical knowledge of the student. The department is in the process of updating towards elective course laboratories such as Additive Manufacturing, Measurement Laboratory, Robotics Laboratory, Mechatronics Laboratory, Automobile Laboratory, CNC Laboratory, Vibration Laboratory, etc. Apart from academics, the department has collaboration with industries and research institutions to setup specialized laboratories and joint research programs. Such initiatives will provide an opportunity to the students to have feel of real on sight situations in the industries and how to handle them. The Department is working on innovative ideas in collaboration with Design Innovation Centre, NIT UK, for the rural development in the state of Uttarakhand.