Mechanical Engineering Laboratories

Augmented Reality (AR) Studio

Augmented Reality (AR) is the top technological trend that is changing the learning experiences today. The AR Studio is a dedicated space for the exploration of cutting-edge immersive technologies physically and imaginatively. The Lab is equipped with various software and design platforms to help students experiment and create innovations in a wide range of industries. AR Studio is the first of its kind in Gujarat. The application of this platform is observed everywhere like, Design and Modelling, Sales and Marketing, Repair and Maintenance, Medical Training, Business Logistics, Tourism Industry, Classroom Education, and many more.

Skill Development Activity: Industry ready 3d cad models and their image target, model target, surface target augmentation experiences developed by students.


Cad Models AR Experiences

AR Platforms

  • Model Target AR
  • Image Target AR
  • Surface Target AR

Rapid Prototyping Lab

Rapid Prototyping is a technology that can automatically generate physical models from Computer-Aided Design (CAD) data. The ‘3D printers” equipped in this lab allow students to create robust physical prototypes of their designs, rather than just 2D/3D pictures or CAD models. This facility is extensively used by students to work on various industrial consultancy projects and their final year project under the guidance of highly experienced and skilled faculties. The application areas of this technology to building functional prototypes are patterns for casting, Reverse Engineering, Medical, Biocompatible materials, Aviation, Construction, Jewelry Design, and many more.


Industrial Prototype


Physical prototypes


Final year project


  • CubePro Duo 3D Printing Machine
  • 3D Printing Pen
  • Flash Forge Adventurer 3D Printing Machine
  • Highly Advanced Integrated Computer System

Pneumatics & Automation Lab

The pneumatic systems are extensively used in the industries. In the Pneumatics lab, students get a deep knowledge of handling and operating of pneumatic control circuits, valves, sequence-circuits, the sequence of motion and switching conditions, methods for constructing a circuit diagram, design, and operating principles of a cascading system, etc. The main objective of this lab is to familiarize students with the type of automation that can be achieved with pneumatic devices. Pneumatics is widely used in any Automation Industry, Automobile Applications, Material Handling, Construction Industry, Defense, Agriculture, etc.

Skill Development Activity: Automation with Pneumatics


  • Advanced Electro-Pneumatic Trainer kit
  • Cut Sections of Pneumatic Circuit Components
  • Magnetic Symbols
  • Janatics Animation Software for Pneumatics

Metallurgy Lab

The metallurgy lab focuses on the analysis of various metal properties, structure, heat treatment process, failure detection, etc. With the help of different equipment and machines, students are motivated to analyze metal microstructure, defects and to estimate resulting properties out of it. The application of the subject is observed in any industry working with metal.

Skill Development Activity: Material Testing & Analysis

List of Apparatus

  • Muffle Furnace 6" X 6" X 12" with Electric Panel
  • Inverted Metallurgical Microscope
  • 8" Double Disc Polishing Machine
  • Jominy End Quench Test Apparatus
  • Magnetic Particle Crack Detector
  • Universal Tensile Testing Machine (UTM)
  • Compression Testing Machine
  • Izod Impact Testing Machine
  • Fine Make Rockwell cum Brinell Hardness Tester Model MRB-250

Calibration Cell & Measurement Lab

The main objective of this lab is to provide a platform to the students for the learning of internationally accepted standards, measuring instruments, calibration techniques, GD&T, and drawing reading. Students can perform hands-on practice with different mechanical measuring instruments and master equipment, which are being used in the industries for the real application with accuracy & precision. Metrology Lab plays a crucial role for a student who wants to pursue his career in Quality Control.

Mechanical Calibration Cell at Darshan Institute of Engineering & Technology has been granted accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in the discipline of mechanical measurement, which includes the test of Vernier Caliper, External Micrometer, Height Gauge, Dial Indicator, and Bevel Protractor.

Skill Development Activity: Measuring Instruments, GD&T

List of Apparatus

  • Surface Plate
  • Linear Measuring Instruments (Vernier, Micrometer, Height Gauge, Depth Gauge, etc.)
  • Angular Measuring Instruments (Sine bar, Bevel Protector)
  • Slip Gauges
  • Bench Center
  • Bore Gauge
  • Special Purpose Gauges

List of Master Equipment as per NABL Standard

  • Caliper Checker
  • Dead Weight Pressure Gauge Tester
  • Set of Slip Gauge (Grade 0)
  • Angle Block
  • Dial Calibration Tester

Computer-Aided Design Lab

The CAD lab provides a digitally integrated environment where the students can design, analyze, simulate, generate CNC codes, and build models. With the help of CAD software available in the lab, students can present their ideas into drawings in the form of 2D/3D models and can explore new possibilities in the mechanical engineering design. This lab is widely used for Solid/Surface Modeling, Drafting and Detailing, Reverse Engineering, Design Simulations, Product Synthesis, and Analysis, Structural, Thermal, and Flow Analysis, Optimization.

In this laboratory, students are working on various industrial projects as a part of consultancy work and under the #EarnWhileYouLearn program.

Skill Development Activity: AutoCAD, Creo, FEA, Xchanger Suite HTRI


Industrial Projects


  • AutoCAD
  • PTC Creo Parametric
  • HTRI Xchanger Suite
  • 40 Highly Advanced Integrated Computer System
  • Prismatic Compass
  • Open Cross-staff
  • Levelling Staff


Mechanical Workshop is intended to make students competent in handling practical work in engineering with learning by doing approach. Mechanical Workshop is equipped with a number of various basic tools, cutting tools, and machine tools to give hands-on experience to the students for an extensive expertise and real industrial environment and also provides facilities to fabricate their final year project under the guidance of highly experienced and skilled faculties. The application of the workshop is to make students experts in basic manufacturing and maintenance processes.

Skill Development Activity: Machine Tools, CNC Programing & Operating, Welding Technology

List of Machines

  • ACE Jobber XL CNC Turning Center
  • Lathe Machines
  • Milling Machine
  • Shaping Machine
  • Slotting Machine
  • Drilling Machine
  • Hacksaw Machine
  • Batch Grinder
  • Spot Welding Machine
  • Electric Arc Welding Machine
  • Oxyacetylene Gas Welding Machine
  • TIG Welding Machine
  • MIG Welding Machine
  • Casting Furnace
  • Open Hearth Furnace

Theory of Machine Lab

The objectives of this lab are to provide practical knowledge to students on the design and analysis of mechanisms for the required type of motion in a machine. With the help of various types of equipment and apparatus, students can easily understand the study of rigid body motions and forces for the transmission systems and machine kinematics. The application of the subject is observed in the design and analysis of any mechanism, power transmission system, etc.

List of Apparatus

  • Various Governor Apparatus
  • Gyroscope Apparatus
  • Spur Gear Trains
  • Worm Gear and Cyclic Gear Trains
  • Bevel Gear Trains
  • Crank Type Linkage Mechanisms
  • Belt, Chain & Friction Drives

Dynamics of Machines

Dynamics is a combination of kinematics and kinetics. A Mechanism is a combination of rigid or resilient bodies joined together to provide a specific absolute motion. This lab contains equipment both in the form of working and non-working models through which the students are able to synergize theory and practical skills. The important areas of dynamics are balancing, vibrations, whirling, and other basic principles of applied mechanics which are fully covered using this range of products.

List of Apparatus

  • Whirling of Shaft Apparatus
  • Static Balancing Apparatus
  • Vibration Test Rig
  • Cam Follower Apparatus
  • Dynamic Balancing Machine

Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Lab

Fluid mechanics can be studied when fluid at rest and fluid in motion. The prime objective of this lab is to impart the experimental skills in flow measurement in pipes and channels as well as to verify the performance characteristics of pumps, turbines, and compressors which are used in most industries. This laboratory is also providing hands-on training to the students on maintenance & troubleshooting of various pumps like a centrifugal pump, submersible pump, coolant pump, vane pump, gear pump, etc. This subject has applications in a wide range of disciplines, including mechanical, civil, chemical, and biomedical engineering and biology, etc.

Skill Development Activity: Pump Troubleshooting, Flow Measurement

List of Apparatus

  • Bernoulli's Apparatus
  • Free & Forced Vortex Flow
  • Reynold's Apparatus
  • Orifice, Mouthpiece & Notch Apparatus
  • Venturimeter, Orifice meter, Pitot tube, and Rotameter Apparatus
  • Pelton Wheel Turbine Test Rig
  • Francis Turbine Test Rig
  • Contact type Digital Tachometer
  • Pressure Measuring Instruments
  • Major and Minor Losses in Pipes and Pipe Fittings
  • Metacentric Height Apparatus
  • Centrifugal Pump Test Rig
  • Reciprocating Pump Test Rig
  • Double Stage Air Compressor Test Rig
  • Impact of Jet on Vanes
  • Anemometer

Heat Transfer Lab

The objective of the Lab is to demonstrate and perform experiments related to three different modes of heat transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation. It includes the phase change process like boiling and condensation. It also covers the study of heat exchangers. The application of the subject is observed everywhere like, the human body, household appliances, refrigerator, air conditioner, water heater, TV, Laptop, mobile phone, car radiator, various components of power plants, every industry, and spacecraft too…!

List of Apparatus

  • Parallel & Counter Flow Heat Exchanger
  • Apparatus for Heat Transfer Through Composite Wall & Lagged Pipe
  • Emissivity Measurement Apparatus
  • Pin Fin Heat Transfer Apparatus
  • Stefan Boltzmann's Apparatus
  • Apparatus for Film-wise & Dropwise Condensation
  • Apparatus for Heat Transfer Through Forced Convection
  • Thermal Conductivity of Insulating Slab

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Lab

Nowadays it is very essential to control the environment of living and non-living subjects by providing comfort and makes them enable to perform better functioning and operations and increasing life. The lab has state-of-the-art facilities for providing knowledge as well as hands-on experience on types of refrigeration systems, refrigeration cycles, its behavior under various conditions, different air conditioning terms and load calculation, Troubleshooting, etc. This subject has many applications including household refrigerators and air conditioners, Industrial freezers and air conditioners, cryogenics, etc.

Skill Development Activity: AC Troubleshooting

List of Apparatus

  • Refrigeration Test Rig
  • Air Conditioning Test Rig
  • Electrolux Refrigerator
  • Cut Section of Hermetically Sealed Compressors
  • Refrigerant Charging Kit

Elements of Mechanical Engineering Lab

This lab is very essential to understand the basic fundamental concepts, construction, working principle of various mechanical systems equipped with working or cut sections models like IC Engines, Steam Boilers, Energy Conversion Systems, Power Transmission Systems, etc. This subject is very useful for the understanding of basic principles of Mechanical Engineering which are required in various fields of engineering.

List of Models

  • Different Boilers, Mountings, and Accessories
  • Cut Section of Actual Reciprocating Pump
  • IC Engine Models
  • Centrifugal Pump Model
  • Cut Section Model of CI Engine with Centrifugal Pump
  • Power Transmission Elements

Robotics Lab

The importance of automation and robotics is increasing nowadays. The Robotics Lab at Darshan Institute of Engineering & Technology has been set up in association with IIT Bombay, under the e-Yantra project of MHRD, Govt. of India. The center is equipped with various robotic kits, testing kits, programming software, and all other required infrastructures. Students get training in VLSI and Embedded systems, PLC/SCADA Programming, Microprocessor based programming, and modern trends like Arduino and Raspberry pie to develop robots for various automation systems. The application of this lab is observed everywhere like, Manufacturing, Military, Health Service, Surveillance, Medical, Hazardous Environment, Underwater, Space, and remote locations.


  • Firebird v Robot Modules
  • Spark v Robot Modules
  • Dexter ER2 Heavy-Duty Robot Modules
  • Circuit Testing Panels