Frequently Asked Questions | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Frequently Asked Questions

The Major is the primary area of study for the student and identifies the student’s degree. For example:

  • A student with a Major in Mechanical Engineering will receive the degree of B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering.
  • A student with a Major in Sociology will receive the degree of B.A. (Research) in Sociology.
  • A student with a Major in Mathematics will receive the degree of B.Sc. (Research) in Mathematics.

A Minor is an optional qualification that can be earned by undergraduate students of SNU. It supplements the Major.

Undergraduate students can choose a Minor subject to meeting the selection and credit requirements by the offering department/s. The Minor has to be an area of study that is different from the student’s Major. For example, a student with a declared Major in Computer Science and Engineering may opt to do a Minor in Physics. In this case, the student shall receive the degree of B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering with Minor in Physics.

A Minor is completed by crediting appropriate courses from the University Wide Elective category.

Students typically do a Minor in order to pursue a strong secondary interest, or to increase employability, or as a first step towards higher studies in the Minor topic.

Minor in Mechancial is open to the undergraduates of other disciplines subjected to completion of a certain number of courses.  For details on the course list please check the Department's website. For further details please consult Mechancial UG coordinator, Dr. Ramesh Gupta (

Department encourges all students to get invovle in research in the field of their interest. Various research facilities and resources  are available which can be used after consultation with the concerned faculty member of the department. For list of equipments and research facilties please visit respective laboratory webpage.

Department offeres specilization in four different tracks with relevant major electives alinged with department's research thrust areas. 

OUR (Opportunities for Undergraduate Research) is a flag-ship program of Shiv Nadar University to promote research culture among the students. Students need to submit proposals for one-year projects which starts from the Monsoon semester. Any undergraduate student after the completion of second year can pursue project of his/her own research interest under the guidance of a faculty member during  non-class hours using the available research facilities and resources. Interested students can contact the individual faculty members of the department.