The department of Applied Mechanics was established as a separate major engineering department in 1947 and subsequently the Drawing Section was attached to it in late fifties. Over the years, the department garnered enough human resources in the areas of fluid mechanics and structures. With effect from 2008 the department has been renamed as the department of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics. The department conducts regular postgraduate programme in engineering mechanics and started undergraduate programme in aerospace engineering from academic session 2010 – 11 with an approved intake of 30 students. Since academic session 2014 - 2015, the department offers 5 years dual degree (B. Tech and M. Tech.) programme in Aerospace Engineering along with postgraduate programme in Mechanics of Solids and Mechanics of Fluids.
The department always tries forward for upbringing the undergraduate and post-graduate students and research scholars technically competent and suitably useful to serve the needs of the society, industry and research in the overall scenario of the country compatible with global developments.
The department is committed to educate its students for creating innovative minds for the translation of the wisdom and knowledge they receive and also for the development of human well being. All possible resources are made available to the students so that they become effective passionate and creative personals.