Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the core branches of JIT started in the year 2011. In 2011 and 2012 the student intake was 60. In 2013 the intake was increased to 120 and 60 students of diploma are getting admitted to the third semester by lateral entry.
The department has a blend of highly experienced and young faculty members and belongs to different specializations like production engineering, thermal engineering and design engineering and many active researchers with active involvement in R & D projects. Mechanical Engineering Department is recognized as research centre for carrying out research leading to Ph.D/M.Sc (Engg) by research degree by VTU, Belgavi. Currently there are 16 Scholars pursuing their research work for Ph.D in the department. The department encourages the faculty and students to attend conferences, workshops and other training programs to enhance their technical skills. Many students have been placed in well-known companies such as VOLVO, WEST Line Shipping Services, and VEE technologies Ltd, Seventh sense talent solutions Ltd.