Counselling Code : V I T B  


The Centre of Excellence aims to enhance the employability of engineering students by providing them with practical skills and industry-relevant training. Through a range of student activities, the Centre prepares students for successful careers in industrial automation, fosters research and innovation, promotes collaboration with industry, and contributes to the growth of the automation sector.


The objective of the Centre of Excellence in Mechatronics, Industrial Robotics, and PLC is to enhance the employability of engineering students in Andhra Pradesh by providing them with comprehensive training in advanced technologies and skills relevant to industrial automation. The program aims to equip students with practical knowledge, hands-on experience, and industry-relevant skills, making them well-prepared for engineering jobs in various industries.


The aim of the Centre is to bridge the gap between industry requirements and academic curriculum by offering specialized training in mechatronics, industrial robotics and PLC. It strives to develop competent professionals who can contribute to the growing demands of automation in industries. The Centre aims to create a conducive learning environment that fosters research, innovation, collaboration and industry partnerships.


The scope of the Centre of Excellence is vast and encompasses multiple dimensions. It covers various aspects of mechatronics, industrial robotics and PLC, including robot programming, motion control, industrial automation and PLC programming. The program focuses on practical application, hands-on training and industry exposure to prepare students for successful careers in automation-related fields. The Centre also encourages research projects, networking with industry experts and exploring emerging trends and technologies in industrial automation.

Faculty involved

Two faculty members - Mr. B. Bangarraju (Mech. Engg) and Mr. Gayatri Sarman (ECE) were given four weeks of intensive training (three weeks of online training through webinars and one-week onsite training at Aachen, Germany) by the German experts.

SPOC: Dr. N Naga Krishna, Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Lab In-charge: Mr. B Bangarraju, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

EEE department co-ordinator: Mr. P Ramprasad, Associate Professor, EEE Department

ECE department co-ordinator: Mr. Ch Venkateswara Rao, Assistant Professor, ECE department


Students participating in the Centre's program engage in a range of activities designed to enhance their learning experience and practical skills. These activities include.

  • Classroom Training: Students attend theoretical classes where they learn the fundamental concepts of mechatronics, industrial robotics, and PLC through lectures, presentations, and demonstrations.
  • Hands-on Practice: Students gain practical experience by working with advanced technologies and equipment in the Centre's laboratory. They learn to program industrial robots, work with PLCs, and simulate automation processes using industry-standard software.
  • Projects and Internships: Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through projects and internships in collaboration with industry partners. This hands-on experience allows them to solve real-world challenges and gain industry exposure.
  • Research and Innovation: The Centre encourages students to undertake research projects in the field of industrial automation. They explore innovative solutions, investigate emerging technologies, and contribute to advancements in the field through their research work.


The Centre of Excellence in Mechatronics, Industrial Robotics, and PLC has several positive impacts on students, academia and industries, including:

  • Enhanced Employability: Students graduating from the Centre's program are equipped with in-demand skills and practical knowledge, making them highly employable in industries that require automation expertise.
  • Industry Relevance: The program ensures that students are trained according to industry requirements, enabling them to contribute effectively to the automation needs of various industries.
  • Research and Innovation: The Centre fosters a culture of research and innovation among students. Their research projects and contributions to the field of industrial automation help in driving technological advancements.
  • Collaboration and Networking: Through seminars, guest lectures, and industrial visits, students have the opportunity to interact with industry experts, fostering collaboration, networking, and exposure to real-world challenges.

Students benefited

Academic Year Students trained Beneficiary
2019-20 40 IV B.Tech ME, ECE and EEE students
2020-21 51 IV B.Tech ME, ECE and EEE students
2021-22 32 III B.Tech ME, ECE and EEE students
2022-23 122 III B.Tech ME, ECE and EEE students


After successful completion of the training program students have done their academic project in the domain of Mechatronics, Automation and PLC.

Efficient Energy Management System using Digital Controller ME
Municipality Water Transmission System ME
Automated Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) System ME
Automatic Speed Reduction System for a Four-Wheeler using Digital Controller ME
Automated Drilling Machine ECE
Automated Drainage Water Monitoring and Controlling ECE
Designing Pick and Place Application using Robotic Simulation Software EEE