Professional Bodies

The Institution of Engineers(India)-Mechanical Engineering Division

The IE(I) Mechanical Engineering Division was enrolled as Students’ Chapter of IE(I) in July, 2015. All the Undergraduate students who are admitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering are members of IE(I), for the duration of the course. Scholarships are offered by IE for meritorious students of all four years.Industrial visits, seminars, webinars, technical workshops, conferences etc are conducted under the auspices of IE(I). Besides these, special events are also conducted in relation to special days like Engineers Day, World Environment Day etc.

Indian Institute of Welding (IIW INDIA)- IIW Saintgits Chapter

The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW-India) is a professional body devoted to the cause of promotion and advancement of welding science and technology in India. IIW Saintgits Chapter is the first Student chapter in the state and started in 2016 with institute membership and affiliated to IIW –Kochi. IIW Saintgits Chapter organizes Industrial visits, seminars; webinars, technical workshops, conferences etcfor the Mechanical Engineering Students in every year.

Students from Department of Mechanical Engineering Participated in Aspirant Welding engineer’s competition 2019 for engineering students
Faculties and students from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering participated on International welding seminar on “Welding with tubular wires”, organised by the Indian Institute of welding-Kochi ,2019
Saintgits College of Engineering, as Knowledge partner – National Welding Seminar 2018 conducted by IIW Kochi in association with American Welding Society
Dr. Tijo D, Dr. Sabarinath S & Er. Aju Jo Sankarathil, secured 3rd prize in IIW Fourth Competition for Young Engineers at National Level held on 23 rd and 24 th January 2020 held at Kalamassery, Cochin

Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)

The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is a non-profit making society registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. It was initially founded in 1941 as the Association of Principals of Technical Institutions (APTI) and later transformed as ISTE in 1968 with a view to enlarging its activities to advance the cause of technical education. The key objective of the ISTE is to assist and contribute to the education and development of top quality professional engineers needed by industry and other organizations. Being the only national body of educators in the field of Engineering & Technology, ISTE endeavours to effectively contribute to various mission of the Government. It is well associated with the Ministry of HRD, AICTE/DST/MIT/State Governments etc. for the programmes related to Technical Education. ISTE works with the motto of Career Development of Teachers and Personality Development of Students and overall development of our Technical Education System. The strength of ISTE is the strong base it has in technical education institutions in the country. The ISTE activities at Saintgits commenced in the year 2003. At present, in Saintgits the ISTE has a very large and an effective membership base consisting of more than 1000+ Life Members, 5000+ Student members.

Er. Sailesh K S (ME Department Coordinator)


AY 2021-2022

A career counselling session was conducted for the final year Mechanical engineering students in the field of OIL & GAS related job oriented diploma courses by TISAT Group Institutions on 25th May 2022.

The Design Stream of Mechanical Engineering Department and ISTE chapter of Saintgits College of Engineering (Autonomous) jointly organized a one-day hands-on Faculty Training Program on Autodesk Fusion 360 software on 24th May 2022.

MECHPRIZE, a merit scholarship exam initiated by National Council for Technology and Training (NACTET), New Delhi and implemented by Armstech Engineers Private Limited, a mechanical construction company based in Kerala was conducted in the online mode on 18th April 2022 for the final year mechanical engineering students. The winners of the programme were appreciated in the event held on 20thApril 2022 at the Mechanical Engineering seminar hall.


The first Engineering Academic Forum under PMI Kerala Chapter


•PMI (Project Management Institute), Headquartered in Pennsylvania, United States, is the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession.

•It holds more than 6,00,000 members and credential holders in more than 185 countries.

•It is a not-for-profit organization that advances the project management profession through globally recognized standards and certifications, collaborative communities, an extensive research program, and professional development opportunities.

•PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities.

Project management is an exciting field. PMI-certified project managers are highly sought after and valued by employers, which is reflected in their compensation.

•According to PMI, employers will look to fill around 2.2 million project-related jobs each year through 2027, with project managers earning an average of 82 percent more than their non-projectized peers.

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The PMI Kerala Chapter is one among the 8 local chapters of PMI India.  The Chapter was established in the year 2003 with an aim to build professionalism in project management and also started Kochi branch operations in 2018. 

Ever since its inception, the Chapter has been providing significant value not restricted to the project management community, but also to the society. Visit for more details


An academic forum is designed under a PMI chapter as a platform for the Project Management professionals of a chapter to share knowledge, experience and also to promote globally accepted and standardized best practices of project management towards project excellence among the students of various institutes.

PMI Kerala Academic Forum of Saintgits College of Engineering (PMIK AF SCE) was inaugurated on 3rd November 2018 (the first of its kind among engineering colleges in Kerala).

The academic forum aims on

ü  Giving a good exposure to engineering students about project management and,

ü  Nurturing a good insight about the importance of project management for an engineering career.

ü  Giving hands on training program on professional certification training.

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AY 2021-22

Induction Programme on 19th December, 2021 for new 194 members.

Chief Guest:

Shri. Jayakishore S R PMP, DASSM

(President – PMI Kerala Chapter)

Followed by a session on Project Management – A Life Skill by Chief Guest, Shri. Jayakishore S R on 19th December, 2021

PMI Kerala Chapter President, Shri. Jayakishore S R gave an overview of the PMI Kerala Chapter and its activities.

PMI Kerala Chapter President, Shri. Jayakishore S R also announced the Forum Office Bearers of AY 2021-22 on 19th December, 2021

Expert talk on 4th February, 2022

Topic: “Professional Networking: Purpose and Benefits”


Shri. Harikuttan Kochukunju,

VP – Operations, PMI Kerala Chapter


Expert talk on 5th February, 2022

Topic: “Importance of Supply Chain Management and Introduction to Supply Chain Visibility”


Shri. Aby Punnoose,

Senior Consultant, Fourkites Inc., Chennai


AY 2020-21

Induction Programme on 19th December, 2020 for new 141 members.

Chief Guest:

Mr. Lee R Lambert

(Founder of PMP, PMI Fellow)


Induction Programme on 19th December, 2020 for new 141 members.

The inauguration of the induction program was conducted by solving a jigsaw puzzle that reveals our logo.

Guest of honor, Lee R. Lambert, with Dr. Krishna Kumar T I, and JAYAKISHORE S R solved the puzzle and inaugurated the ceremony.

Followed by a session on Introduction on Project Management by Chief Guest, Mr. Lee R. Lambert on 19th December, 2020

PMI Kerala Chapter President, Dr. Krishna Kumar T I gave an overview of the PMI Kerala Chapter and its activities.

He also announced the Forum Office Bearers – 19th December, 2020

One-on-one mentoring session on 30th January 2021

One-on-one mentoring session with student members from B.Tech (CSE), and MBA of PMI Kerala Academic Forum of Saintgits College of Engineering was conducted on 30th January 2021.

One-on-one mentoring session on 31st January 2021

One-on-one mentoring session with student members from B.Tech (CSE), and B.Tech (ME) of PMI Kerala Academic Forum of Saintgits College of Engineering on 31st January 2021


AY 2019-20

Induction Programme on 19th October, 2019 for new 145 members

Induction Programme on 19th October, 2019 was inaugurated by Dr. Krishnakumar T I, President – PMI Kerala Chapter

Office Bearers

The website was launched by Dr. Krishna Kumar T I, President PMI Kerala on 19th October, 2019


AY 2018-19

PMI Kerala Academic Forum of Saintgits College of Engineering (PMIK AF SCE) was inaugurated on 3rd November 2018

PMIK AF SCE was inaugurated on 3rd November 2018 with 51 members

Shri. Rajeev Rajasekhara Panicker, Former President PMI Kerala Chapter inaugurated the Forum

Signing of MoU between Saintgits College of Engineering and PMI Kerala Chapter

The Forum started with 51 student members during the AY 2018-19

Expert talk on 3rd November 2018

Topic: “Project Management as a Life Skill


Shri. Rajeev Rajasekhara Panicker

Group Project Manager, Infosys, Thiruvananthapuram

Office Bearers

Tony V Raju

President of the Forum 2015 – 2019 ME

Ananthu Harikumar

Secretary of the Forum

2015 – 2019 ME

Ashish M Jacob

Treasurer of the Forum

2016 – 2020 ME

Philip Jacob Perakathu

Forum Convener

Assistant Professor,

Saintgits College of Engineering

One-on-one mentoring sessions on 3rd November 2018

Shri. JAYAKISHORE S R, Deputy Manager, BrahMos Aerospace, Thiruvananthapuram with his mentee

Shri. DILEEP VISWANATHAN, Engineering Program Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Bangalore with his mentee



Team Striderz Racing of Saintgits College of Engineering, Pathamuttom Kottayam designed and manufactured an All-Terrain Vehicle for participation in the SAE India BAJA 2022 event organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) – the leading organisation for Automotive Engineersworldwide.

The team comprised of 27 undergraduate students of the Mechanical Engineering department of Saintgits College of Engineering, led by team captain Leon Vincent with Asst. Professor BibinVarkey& Mathew Joseph as faculty advisors. This is the seventh time Striderz team that have qualified for the annual SAE India BAJA main event.

             Events began with Phase 1 where an online quiz and Team presentation was conducted in online mode(3-5 September 2021). Then the team  presented a CAD model of the vehicle at Phase 2 “Virtual BAJA” round held in online mode (8-12thDecember 2021) where 180 teams from all around the country participated and we are one among twelve teams to have qualified for the SAE India BAJA 2022 event from the state ofKerala.

Fabrication of the vehicle began in December, 2021 immediately after announcement of the results of Virtual BAJA. The whole manufacturing process was completed in February, 2022 and after real-world testing, the buggy was flagged off on 21thMarch 2022 by Dr.Josephkunju Paul C, Principal along withEr. Punnoose George, Executive Chairmanand Dr.  Jacob T Varghese, Head of the Department, MechanicalEngineering.

Team Striderz successfully completed the final competition held at NATRAX Automotive test track Pithampur, Madya Pradesh conducted during April6-10, 2022. The team have cleared all technical inspections and passed the brake test in the first attempt. The team participated for acceleration event, sledge pull, maneuverability test and completed the 4 hours endurance race. Six student members of our team cleared the BAT exam conducted as part of placement drive and four of them placed in Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

The vehicle is a single-seater off-road race-car capable of traversing rough and challenging terrain while still ensuring safety of the occupant. The buggy is built around a tubular space-frame chassis made of high-strength steel with custom-made suspension and steering components, and lightweight body panels, most of which were manufactured by the students themselves.Power comes from a 305cc Briggs and Stratton 10hp engine that drives the rear wheels via a CVT automatic transmission that was specifically developed for this particular vehicle.