The School of Mechanical Engineering is amongst the premier schools of VIT started functioning right from 1984. The school has got a team of highly qualified faculty members, many holding PhDs from the elite institutes across the globe, to teach and train the best minds of this country. The pride of the school lies in the significant research funding received from several Government agencies such as DST, DRDO, MNRE, CSIR, CVRDE, CPDO, IE, AR&DB, CVRDE, BRNS, ISRO, UGC, NRB, AICTE etc., Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with various Industry Research Organisations and leading Universities. The Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India has recognized the school for its research activities and supported in 2003 and 2010 under FIST scheme. The School has modern facilities, enabling cutting edge research in a wide spectrum of technological areas. The school actively assists local industries in product design, complex-part manufacturing and Computational Fluid Dynamics. The courses offered cater to the needs of Aerospace, Defense, Manufacturing, Energy and Automotive industries. This has enabled the students to pursue higher studies in leading Universities in India and abroad. Three of the Bachelors Degree Programmes offered by the School, B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering, B.Tech.Mechanical with Specialisation in Automotive Engineering and B.Tech. Mechanical with Specialisation in Energy Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.