In India, mechanical engineering technology has accounted for nearly half of the total technology imported. In terms of products, nearly one third of the value of total imports is for mechanical engineering equipment. In order to develop indigenously mechanical engineering technology for the industries so that R&D can play a key role in self-reliance, the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute at Durgapur, West Bengal was established in February 1958 with the specific task of development of mechanical engineering technology.
Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering require students to take an array of advanced courses in a specialized area of mechanical engineering, such as biomechanics, design methodology, laser metrology, renewable energy, or robotics. The master’s degree can also be a good way to gain knowledge in the latest technical advances in the field, as mechanical engineers who stay abreast of the latest software systems and technology will likely have the best job prospects. Most master's degree programs require students to carry out research in order to write a thesis.
In the case of all programs, applicants must have successfully completed their prior degree(s) with a minimum CGPA equivalent to on a scale of . Satisfaction of these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must submit official results of either a TOEFL or an IELTS test. The minimum score required is 92 for the Internet-based TOEFL test, with each component score not less than 20, or a minimum overall band of on the IELTS test.