The Department of Applied Mechanics is an important PG department in the institute. It not only runs PG programme in Structural Engineering with 18 intake capacity every year, but also caters to the needs of various UG programmes in the institute by teaching Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, etc. The department has highest number of faculty members possessing PhD qualifications, who are quite interested in pursuing research work in structural engineering. The average teaching experience of these faculty members is more than 20 years. The department has faculty member Dr. P. B. Murnal owning two patents in the field of earthquake engineering. Faculty members in the department have been performing at institute level also shouldering responsibilities such as Rector, Warden, Controller of Examinations, Dean (Academic), Dean (R & D), etc. The former HOD of the department Dr. Y. M. Ghugal was instrumental in the construction work of classroom complex built recently in the campus. Recently, the department had hosted an international conference on Innovative World of Structural Engineering in December 2010. The department has well equipped four labs namely Applied Mechanics Lab, Strength of Materials Lab, Concrete Technology Lab, and Computer Lab. This department has a consistent reputation for years together in internal revenue generation through material testing and consultancy. Also, the department has recently got recognition as a center for PhD programme in structural engineering, and a few students have obtained their PhD degrees, too.